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FOOD & DRINK MUSUEMS • In Columbus, GA, the Lunch Box Museum is now rumored to be closed. When it was open, visitors could view 3,000 boxes and 2,000 thermoses. Regular tin lunch boxes pails used to be the norm until Walt Disney came out with a Mickey Mouse lunch box in the 1930s. In the 1950s lunch box mania swept the nation when Hopalong Cassidy was pictured on the front of a metal box with matching thermos. Over 600,000 sold in the first year and over 120 million lunch boxes of all sorts were purchased across the U.S. over the next two decades. In 1987 steel lunch boxes were replaced with softer plastic models, reportedly after irate parents lobbied the Florida state legislature to ban metal boxes due to injuries sustained in cafeteria disputes when children used them as weapons. • In Mount Horeb, WI, visit the Mustard Museum. Here they display over 3,800 different kinds of mustard, making it the world’s largest collection. Samples of 150 varieties are available for taste tests. Beware of the habañero mustard, described frankly by its manufacturer as the mustard from hell. Watch the “Mustard-piece Theater” video and read the newsletter The Proper Mustard which is billed as ‘yellow journalism at its best.’ There’s also a recipe book which includes the recipe called ‘Crude Person’s Mustard Delight’ which consists of alternating swigs of cheap beer with spoonfuls of mustard. No ketchup is allowed and in Openvisitors Year Round! fact must pass through a ketchup detector before entering. No mayo, either. The museum sponsors National Mustard Day every August 5th. You can even see a modified Oscar Mayer Wienermobile now called the Lamborg Wienie. • The Donner Party Museum in Truckee, California, memorializes the doomed pioneers who resorted to cannibalizing their dead while stranded in the mountains over the winter.

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December 22– January 19

The New Year about to begin. Time to make some waves, Capricorn. Confront the situation head-on and make your stance clear. You are in the majority.

January 20– February 18

Pish-posh, Aquarius. Just because so-and-so says something is true does not mean it is. Pay them no heed. A transportation crisis comes to a conclusion.

February 19– March 20

Surely you can do better, Pisces. Step up to the plate and show your team what you are made of. An audit uncovers a way to save for a rainy day.

March 21– April 19

Vacation opportunities are hard to come by these days, Aries. Don’t pass up a friend’s invite. A tickle of the ivories sets the stage for a wonderful party.

April 20– May 20

Efficiency is of the essence, Taurus. Take care with your approach. An elderly pal could use some one-on-one time. A letter bears praise for an idea.

May 21– June 21 Look out, Gemini. A mystery at work is about to unravel. A change in protocol at home provides a welcome change of pace. A mentor drops by for a chat.

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Ask and you shall receive. It really is that simple this week, Cancer. A small modification at home boosts spirits big time. A deadline is near.

July 23– August 22 Uh-huh, Leo. Flattery won’t get you where you need to this week. Hard work is key. Dig in deep. A foe turns friend. Celebrate with a night on the town.

August 23– September 22 Yes, indeed, Virgo. Trouble is most certainly brewing at home, but it does not involve you. Steer clear of the mess and focus on a long-suffering friend

September 23– October 22

Listless Libra. Cheer up. A project is on the way. Menu choices expand as the budget grows bigger. Time to get out the recipe books and get cooking.

October 23– November 21

Party plans begin to take shape with help from an old friend. Bravo, Scorpio! Reward them for their efforts with an invitation to some-place nice.

November 22– December 21

Small acts of kind-ness do wonders for a senior. Make it a habit, Sagittarius, and the relationship will blossom. The clutter bug sets in at home.

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women in Alberta, Canada, were arrested for prostitution under the flimsiest of pretenses. Several of their friends wanted to attend the trial, including Emily Murphy. However, they were turned away at the door to the courtroom because the judge said the testimony “was not fit for mixed company.” Emily went to the Attorney General of Alberta, arguing that the government needed to set up a court presided over by women in order to try other women. He agreed with her, and to her surprise, appointed her as the magistrate.

• Unfortunately, when she showed up to her first day on the job, a lawyer for her first client dismissed her ruling because, under the law as defined by the British North America Act, only “qualified persons” were allowed to rule in court, and the lawyer said that “qualified persons” referred to men only, and not women, since “persons” elsewhere in the document were referred to as “he” and never “she.” Another portion of the law noted that, “Women are persons in matters of pains and penalties, but are not persons in matters of rights and privileges.” • Emily took exception to this, and carried her case to court. In 1917, the Supreme Court of Alberta ruled that women were indeed “persons.” However, this ruling applied only to Alberta and not to the rest of Canada. Emily Murphy decided to press the issue by applying as a candidate for Senator. The Prime Minister of Canada rejected her application, stating that Emily was not recognized as a “person” and only “qualified persons” were allowed to be appointed to political office. • Half a million Canadians signed a petition asking for Emily to be appointed Senator, but the Prime Minister rejected the request. • In 1927, Emily teamed up with four women’s rights activists, now known as the Famous Five, in order to take the case to the Supreme Court of Canada. They asked, “Does the word ‘persons’ in Section 24, of The British North America Act, 1867, include female persons?” In 1928, the Supreme Court answered, “No.” The decision said that in 1867 when the law was written, women did not vote, run for office, or serve as elected officials, and because the British House of Lords did not have a woman member, Canada should not have women members in their Senate, either. • Unwilling to accept that decision, the Famous Five appealed to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in England, which was the highest court of appeal for Canada, in what became known as “The Persons Case.” • In 1929, the Council announced their decision that, “Yes, women are persons… and may become Members of the Senate of Canada.” The decision also said that “the exclusion of women from all public offices is a relic of days more barbarous than ours. And to those who would ask why the word ‘persons’ should include females, the obvious answer is, why should it not?” • A few months later, the Prime Minister appointed Cairine Wilson to the Canadian Senate. Many expected Emily Murphy to be appointed, but the Prime Minister was a Liberal and so was Cairine Wilson. • Nearly 80 years later, the Senate voted to posthumously name the Famous Five Canada’s first “honorary senators” for their work on women’s rights. • Today, 38 out of 105 Senate seats are held by women.

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