Tuesday, February 28, 2012

February 29: A Day of Opportunity

     February the 29th has always been a rather interesting day since it only comes once every four years. I am well aware of why the extra day is needed. I also find the birthday thing for people born on the 29th rather interesting. 


     I'm sure that if we Googled Feb.29 th we would find all kinds of interesting trivia about the date. 


     I heard one interesting piece of trivia on a radio station this morning. So here goes. Feb.29 th is a day for women to propose marriage to a potential spouse. That's right women may ask someone to marry them on Feb.29. 


    Now I'm sure some people will run out right now and make a marriage proposal. Just think how this might work for someone who has a very hesitant male beau?  The question can finally be popped and who knows the great day of marriage may arrive. 


    Since I've spread this valuable piece of information, let me know how it works for you. Has this just made your life complete?

19 comments:

  1. Um, I just asked my guy and he said yes. Of course, he did that twenty years ago, too. Just checking that he's glad... :-)

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  2. Well, I bet you made his day!

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  3. no 29th February for me...married twice both times I was asked! It might be rather interesting to ask a man to marry me...even though I won't be!

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    1. What do they say, Third time lucky!"

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  4. Our neighbors are getting married on this day. They liked the weirdness of the whole idea!



    Linda
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    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

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    1. Your neighbors are rebels. I would really like them.

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  5. Oh, you guys gave me an idea. In the morning that's the first thing I'm gonna ask Mr. Ken! We've been married since 1975, but I think it's a wonderful idea to keep it fresh! I love the 29th!!! I'm so glad every month has one! ha! Thanks for visiting my blog Red...

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    1. If you propose to Mr Ken , I'm sure you'll knock his socks off. Maybe even a special dinner?

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  6. Well darn, Red... aren't you already married? ;)

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  7. Well I am married and that does give me some protection from the vultures out there and you just know they're all after me!!! LOL

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    1. You're a hot commodity these days!

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    2. Our friends have friends who married on Feb 29th. Imagine celebrating your anniversary once every four years. Makes it easier on the husbands to remember gifts! ;))

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    3. Yes for one day every 4 years we;re a hot commodity! I love it!
      Now to be honest for most guys they don't need anything to miss celebrating their anniversaries. I forgot mine once. That was one time too many.

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  8. 2/29/1288 It became legal in Scotland for women to propose marriage, if the man declined a fine was leveled against him.
    I found this out looking for something to put in office weekly memo due out tomorrow.
    And did you know that if your birthday falls on the 29th you are known as a leapling??
    that was a new one for me.

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    1. I didn't know a guy was fined for refusing. that's a new twist. One follower just below has a grandson who is a leapling.
      I guess I could google this some more and find all kinds of information. I'm sure your staff will find this topic a hoot.

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  9. No proposals here, but today is my leapling grandson's birthday. Born February 29,2000 his birthdate is even more special as the the first leap day birthday in the new millennium.

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  10. I always wondered why is it that a man should propose to a girl although it does sound very romantic :) I knew of this only after watching Leap year movie. I read today that in Scotland the man has to accept or would be fine £100 and elsewhere has to buy a silk gown for the lady!!

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    1. Somebody in an above post gave the same info. II'll have to go back to google.

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  11. Happy birthday to your special grandson!

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