Happy St Herman Day!

We celebrated Jeff’s first name day, which conveniently falls on Western Christmas day. He asked for an Applesauce Butterscotch cake. It is traditional to make as big (or bigger) deal of one’s Name Day than your actual birthday. My name day does not come around until August 9th of next year (er, that is, Old Calendar…have to go look up what that is on the civil calendar).

Also in honor of St. Herman, Jeff and I helped serve at the Roanoke Rescue Mission Christmas dinner. One whole afternoon of talking with interesting people, eating delicious food, trotting to and fro with bowls of food and drink cups. The other volunteers guessed we had served well over 800 people in three hours! Dear husband told me on the drive home that it was the best Christmas he ever had. I am pretty sure we will sign up for next year’s dinner.


3 Responses to “Happy St Herman Day!”

  1. 2 Marly December 30, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    I love names so the idea of celebrating one’s name day is incredible to me. My friend, Christos, just celebrated his name day. I don’t think there is a Marly day…maybe I’ll have to create my own. Happy Name Day to you!

  2. 3 Reza January 19, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Happy St. Herman Day! He’s probably the most Amazing Saint that had a significant impact on indigenous culture…


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