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Old Sayings

Old Sayings

Are there strange traditions or phrases that you’ve wondered, “Where did that come from?” The following explains a few: In the 1500s, most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May and still smelled pretty good by June. However, they were starting to smell, so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet of flowers when getting married. Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all, the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying...don't throw the baby out with the bath water. I know, gross!

Tribute to Grandmothers on Mother's Day

As I stood searching for the perfect Mother’s Day card for my mom I found myself reaching for the cards dedicated to grandmothers, forgetting for just a split second that they are no longer with me. Oh how I miss those two wonderful women, but more importantly, knowing how very, very fortunate I was to have not one, but two, amazing grandmothers in my life and how each of them shaped me and helped me become the woman I am today. My grandmothers or “Mom Maws,” as I called them, were very different individuals and I like to think I have the best of both in me.

Success in School Starts with Respecting the Teacher

I caused some trouble in school. My regular readers may find this hard to believe, but I talked back a little too much — argued a little more than maybe I should have. Questions and comments are one thing, but a teacher can’t teach a class with one kid trying to stage a full-dress debate about every issue. I did that once, or twice (or a few thousand times). My teachers needed to get me to stop talking so I could listen, and learn something.

I've Never Been a Fan of Fans

I've Never Been a Fan of Fans

Over the course of my life, there have been movie stars that have made me swoon and bands that I have loved, but I have never wanted to actually meet any movie stars or band members. I have never asked for an autograph, nor do I ever intend to. Why you ask? Well, it’s simple really. Reality just can’t do them justice. I fell in love with the personas they portrayed, not the actual people.

No Mother Forgotten

No Mother Forgotten

With Mother’s Day approaching very soon, I would like to share with you something that I ask you think about and try to find it in your heart to be compassionate, understanding and non-judgmental of mothers who have either given their child or children up for adoption or had them removed.

Wishbone Day Awareness

Wishbone Day Awareness

For those of you who do not know what Wishbone Day is, it is the day in which community awareness is promoted for the disease,Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Many have heard of this as “Brittle Bones.”

Amicus Brief

Amicus Brief

Bordas & Bordas has filed an amicus brief in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that sits in Richmond, Va., on behalf of four national, non-profit organizations. AARP, the National Consumer Law Center ("NCLC"), the National Association of Consumer Advocates ("NACA") and the Center for Responsible Lending ("CRL") have asked Bordas & Bordas, along with our co-counsel Bailey & Glasser, to address on their behalf a controversial opinion issued by the federal district court for the southern district of West Virginia in the matter styled McFarland v. Wells Fargo Bank.

Steeler's Draft 2015

Steeler's Draft 2015

IMO, the Steelers organization, performed well in this year's draft, having selected six defensive players, three of which are in the secondary, where the Steelers performed so poorly last year. Mel Kiper, Jr. gave the Pittsburgh Steelers an "A-,” one of only four teams to receive an "A."

The Currency of Violence Pays Compound Interest

The Currency of Violence Pays Compound Interest

Watch the videos and see the pictures. A mother slapping her child. Black men and boys throwing rocks at police. A police officer shooting a man in the back. Drone strikes on blurry human targets. Riot police advancing on crowds, behind tear gas. Armored vehicles in American cities. A dozen police officers kicking a horse thief. Beheadings. A limp body being loaded into a paddy wagon.

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