The Friday 56

The Friday 56 (#27)


Freda’s Voice’s Rules:The Friday 56
*Grab a book you’re currently reading or one randomly from your bookshelf.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs your attention.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

 The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice, where either Writing My Legacy or InkReads will post a sentence or two from page 56 of a book we’re currently reading or a random book from our shelves. If you would also like to participate, click the link to the host’s blog page.


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The Little Book of Answers by Doug Lennox

Why do we put candles on a birthday cake?

“The Greeks borrowed celebrating birthdays from the Egyptian pharaohs and the cake idea from the Persians. Then early Christians did away with birthday parties for a while until the custom reemerged with candles in Germany in the twelfth century. Awakened with the arrival of a birthday cake topped with lighted candles, which were changed and kept lit until after the family meal, the honored child would make a wish that, it was said, would come true only if the candles were blown out in a single breath.” (pg. 56)

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