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post #1 of 9 Old 01-28-2020, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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2020 Is a Leap Year

As the story goes, the tradition of women romantically pursuing men in leap years began in 5th century Ireland, when St. Bridget complained to St. Patrick about the fair sex having to wait for men to propose. Patrick finally relented and set February 29 aside as the day set aside allowing women the right to ask for a man's hand in marriage.

The tradition continued in Scotland, when Queen Margaret declared in 1288 that on February 29 a woman had the right to pop the question to any man she fancied. Menfolk who refused were faced with a fine in the form of a kiss, a silk dress, or a pair of gloves that were given to the rejected lady fair.

A similar modern American tradition, Sadie Hawkins Day, honors "the homeliest gal in the hills" created by Al Capp in the cartoon strip Li'l Abner. In the famous story line, Sadie and every other woman in town were allowed on that day to pursue and catch the most eligible bachelors in Dogpatch. Although the comic strip placed Sadie Hawkins Day in November, today it has become almost synonymous with February 29.

2020 Leap Year Trivia, Leap Day Fun Facts & History

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That is some interesting trivia! :)

Thanks for a great and interesting history lesson

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My 2nd granddaughter will be "4" this coming Sadie Hawkins Day. She graduated high school 2 years ago.

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post #4 of 9 Old 01-28-2020, 09:19 PM
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Strong work Reagal.

Maybe this will be the year. I know yall are all thinking how the heck are you single.
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I know how I'm single, and I plan to stay this way! LOL! Spent 18 years married, got my 3 sons. Can't see any reason to change my current state. Don't need any more kids, don't need to give up my free time and hobbies for his, my credit rating is better than most.

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Plus if you get cold you can fold over the covers, like a giant burrito. Gotta look for the positives.
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Strong work Reagal.

Maybe this will be the year. I know yall are all thinking how the heck are you single.
@aubie hard to tell if you are talking about yourself or me. Myself I keep a few pairs of gloves on hand in case of emergencies.

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Me, I should have been clearer. Just having fun.
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Waaaay back when I was in high school we had a Sadie Hawkins dance in which the girl asked the guy to the dance and everybody did their best to dress up like the Clampetts. It was every year though not just leap year and I don't remember what time of year it was.

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