Valentines Day – Murphy, NC

Valentines Day is coming up this Friday and it’s that time of year to buy your sweetheart some flowers, a nice card and some chocolate, but have you ever wondered how Valentines Day come about? EXIT Realty Mountain View Properties would like to share some history regarding how Valentines Day came about! The Following History is Presented by https://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day/history-of-valentines-day-2  

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“The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?

The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. Still others insist that it was Saint Valentine of Terni, a bishop, who was the true namesake of the holiday. He, too, was beheaded by Claudius II outside Rome.

Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons. According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl–possibly his jailor’s daughter–who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories all emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic and–most importantly–romantic figure. By the Middle Ages, perhaps thanks to this reputation, Valentine would become one of the most popular saints in England and France.

The reason Valentines Day is Celebrated February 14th is because it’s close to the anniversary of Valentine’s death or burial–which probably occurred around A.D. 270.”

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145 Lake Wood Rd. – Murphy, NC

BRAND NEW LISTING!

Only a Short Distance to thousands of acres of USFS & Lake Hiawassee, Beautiful Long Range Views – 2Bed/2Bath Mountain Chalet Style Home on 0.8+/-Acres w/Single Detached Carport/Shed. Home is Log Siding, Red Metal Roof, Full Covered Porch, All Wood Interior, Stack Stone Gas Log Fireplace, Living/Dining Combo, Kitchen Granite Counter Tops w/ Matching Island, Open Loft w/Master Bedroom & Bathroom, Laundry Room on Main Level, Tv’s, Bed in Loft is included in the price, Small Private New Mountain Community perfect for getaway vacation home or Full Time Residential Home. Seller is Only Asking $159,000.00 or Make Offer!

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Brochure Advertising – Murphy, NC

Come to EXIT Realty Mountain View Properties and pick up one of the brochures on our wall! Trying to find things to do here in Murphy? Just stop by and get a Cherokee County Map! If you are wanting to get your business’ name out, come by and give us some of your brochures and we will be glad to put them out in our office!

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Things To Do – Murphy, NC

Are you looking for something to do this week in Murphy, NC? EXIT Realty Mountain View Properties suggest to go out and maybe watch a movie in downtown at the Henn Theater, go bowling at Ultra-Star Bowling at the Harrah’s Casino, take your friends to a karaoke night at Chevelles 66, or even a Trivia Night at Shoebooties. Do something this week or any week to get you out and have fun! mic

For more information check out the Cherokee County CHamber of Commerce Event Calender : https://business.cherokeecountychamber.com/events/calendar/2020-01-01

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New Year’s Resolution – Murphy, NC

It’s a new year and another start of a new decade! Make year 2020 the year you follow through with your “New Year’s Resolution”! Having trouble finding some ideas to help better your life style for this decade? Here is a couple we at EXIT Realty Mountain View Properties have found to help you!2020

  1. Find a better budget – this means keep track of all your expense and watch what you spend your money on. A helpful tip is to ask yourself “Do I need this or do I just want it?”
  2. Find new recipes – Stop cooking the same old thing that you get tired of and find a recipe that is healthy and delicious!
  3. Join a Group – go out and join an activity to help your community or even join a club that you think you would enjoy! Try something new!
  4. Sanitize your phone WEEKLY – you probably think we are crazy suggesting this, but the reason you might be sick is because of all the germs you have collected on your cellphone. Gross!
  5. Exercise More – try new exercises each week, take the stairs, go walk/run instead of watching TV, be active!
  6. Keep Clean – it’s hard sometimes to keep your home clean (even your bedroom, ugh), but make a chore schedule and stick to it each week and you’ll have a nice and tidy home!
  7. Donate – go through your closets and donate clothes you don’t wear anymore. Take it to your local thrift store or to someone in need. You’ll feel great!
  8. Be Positive – You may be having a bad day, but just think to yourself all the blessings you have in life!
  9. Treat Yourself Every Once in a While – go get your nails done, go get a massage, take yourself out to eat, or go shopping.
  10. Stop Procrastinating – procrastination keeps you from doing your best, and makes you over whelmed. SO STOP! When you have a task to do take time, do it in intervals of time periods, this takes the stress away.

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FRIDAY 13th – Murphy, NC

EXIT Realty Mountain View Properties would like to wish you a happy Friday! In case you didn’t know, today is the 13th! We would like to give you a little history on how Friday the 13th’s are so “unlucky” and “spooky”. The History is presented by History.com .

“Long considered a harbinger of bad luck, Friday the 13th has inspired a late 19th-century secret society, an early 20th-century novel, a horror film franchise and not one but two unwieldy terms—paraskavedekatriaphobia and friggatriskaidekaphobia—that describe fear of this supposedly unlucky day.

The Fear of 13

Just like walking under a ladder, crossing paths with a black cat or breaking a mirror, many people hold fast to the belief that Friday the 13th brings bad luck. Though it’s uncertain exactly when this particular tradition began, negative superstitions have swirled around the number 13 for centuries.

While Western cultures have historically associated the number 12 with completeness (there are 12 days of Christmas, 12 months and zodiac signs, 12 labors of Hercules, 12 gods of Olympus and 12 tribes of Israel, just to name a few examples), its successor 13 has a long history as a sign of bad luck.

The ancient Code of Hammurabi, for example, reportedly omitted a 13th law from its list of legal rules. Though this was probably a clerical error, superstitious people sometimes point to this as proof of 13’s longstanding negative associations.

Fear of the number 13 has even earned a psychological term: triskaidekaphobia.

Why is Friday the 13th Unlucky?

According to biblical tradition, 13 guests attended the Last Supper, held on Maundy Thursday, including Jesus and his 12 apostles (one of whom, Judas, betrayed him). The next day, of course, was Good Friday, the day of Jesus’ crucifixion.

The seating arrangement at the Last Supper is believed to have given rise to a longstanding Christian superstition that having 13 guests at a table was a bad omen—specifically, that it was courting death.

Though Friday’s negative associations are weaker, some have suggested they also have roots in Christian tradition: Just as Jesus was crucified on a Friday, Friday was also said to be the day Eve gave Adam the fateful apple from the Tree of Knowledge, as well as the day Cain killed his brother, Abel.download

The Thirteen Club

In the late-19th century, a New Yorker named Captain William Fowler (1827-1897) sought to remove the enduring stigma surrounding the number 13—and particularly the unwritten rule about not having 13 guests at a dinner table—by founding an exclusive society called the Thirteen Club.

The group dined regularly on the 13th day of the month in room 13 of the Knickerbocker Cottage, a popular watering hole Fowler owned from 1863 to 1883. Before sitting down for a 13-course dinner, members would pass beneath a ladder and a banner reading “Morituri te Salutamus,” Latin for “Those of us who are about to die salute you.”

Four former U.S. presidents (Chester A. ArthurGrover ClevelandBenjamin Harrison and Theodore Roosevelt) would join the Thirteen Club’s ranks at one time or another.

Friday the 13th in Pop Culture

An important milestone in the history of the Friday the 13th legend in particular (not just the number 13) occurred in 1907, with the publication of the novel Friday, the Thirteenth written by Thomas William Lawson.

The book told the story of a New York City stockbroker who plays on superstitions about the date to create chaos on Wall Street, and make a killing on the market.

The horror movie Friday the 13th, released in 1980, introduced the world to a hockey mask-wearing killer named Jason, and is perhaps the best-known example of the famous superstition in pop culture history. The movie spawned multiple sequels, as well as comic books, novellas, video games, related merchandise and countless terrifying Halloween costumes.

What bad things happened on Friday 13th?

On Friday, October 13, 1307, officers of King Philip IV of France arrested hundreds of the Knights Templar, a powerful religious and military order formed in the 12th century for the defense of the Holy Land.

Imprisoned on charges of various illegal behaviors (but really because the king wanted access to their financial resources), many Templars were later executed. Some cite the link with the Templars as the origin of the Friday the 13th superstition, but like many legends involving the Templars and their history, the truth remains murky.

In more recent times, a number of traumatic events have occurred on Friday the 13th, including the German bombing of Buckingham Palace (September 1940); the murder of Kitty Genovese in Queens, New York (March 1964); a cyclone that killed more than 300,000 people in Bangladesh (November 1970); the disappearance of a Chilean Air Force plane in the Andes (October 1972); the death of rapper Tupac Shakur (September 1996) and the crash of the Costa Concordia cruise ship off the coast of Italy, which killed 30 people (January 2012).”

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Thanksgiving 2019 – Murphy, NC

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and it’s time to cook your turkey for your family & friend feast! EXIT Realty Mountain View Properties would like to share some history presented by https://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving/history-of-thanksgiving   about Thanksgiving!

In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.

Thanksgiving at Plymouth

In September 1620, a small ship called the Mayflower left Plymouth, England, carrying 102 passengers—an assortment of religious separatists seeking a new home where they could freely practice their faith and other individuals lured by the promise of prosperity and land ownership in the New World. After a treacherous and uncomfortable crossing that lasted 66 days, they dropped anchor near the tip of Cape Cod, far north of their intended destination at the mouth of the Hudson River. One month later, the Mayflower crossed Massachusetts Bay, where the Pilgrims, as they are now commonly known, began the work of establishing a village at Plymouth.Throughout that first brutal winter, most of the colonists remained on board the ship, where they suffered from exposure, scurvy and outbreaks of contagious disease. Only half of the Mayflower’s original passengers and crew lived to see their first New England spring. In March, the remaining settlers moved ashore, where they received an astonishing visit from an Abenaki Indian who greeted them in English.

Several days later, he returned with another Native American, Squanto, a member of the Pawtuxet tribe who had been kidnapped by an English sea captain and sold into slavery before escaping to London and returning to his homeland on an exploratory expedition. Squanto taught the Pilgrims, weakened by malnutrition and illness, how to cultivate corn, extract sap from maple trees, catch fish in the rivers and avoid poisonous plants. He also helped the settlers forge an alliance with the Wampanoag, a local tribe, which would endure for more than 50 years and tragically remains one of the sole examples of harmony between European colonists and Native Americans.

Historians have suggested that many of the dishes were likely prepared using traditional Native American spices and cooking methods. Because the Pilgrims had no oven and the Mayflower’s sugar supply had dwindled by the fall of 1621, the meal did not feature pies, cakes or other desserts, which have become a hallmark of contemporary celebrations.

Pilgrims held their second Thanksgiving celebration in 1623 to mark the end of a long drought that had threatened the year’s harvest and prompted Governor Bradford to call for a religious fast. Days of fasting and thanksgiving on an annual or occasional basis became common practice in other New England settlements as well.

During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress designated one or more days of thanksgiving a year, and in 1789 George Washington issued the first Thanksgiving proclamation by the national government of the United States; in it, he called upon Americans to express their gratitude for the happy conclusion to the country’s war of independence and the successful ratification of the U.S. Constitution. His successors John Adams and James Madison also designated days of thanks during their presidencies.

In 1817, New York became the first of several states to officially adopt an annual Thanksgiving holiday; each celebrated it on a different day, however, and the American South remained largely unfamiliar with the tradition.

In 1827, the noted magazine editor and prolific writer Sarah Josepha Hale—author, among countless other things, of the nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb”—launched a campaign to establish Thanksgiving as a national holiday. For 36 years, she published numerous editorials and sent scores of letters to governors, senators, presidents and other politicians, earning her the nickname the “Mother of Thanksgiving.”

For the rest of the article please visit https://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving/history-of-thanksgiving 

 

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