Category: 2018 Fall

Tailgating … it’s that time of year!

Tailgating … it’s that time of year!

tailgate-clip-art-tailgate-football-tailgate-clip-artYou probably thought tailgating was a recent phenomena, not really.   As far back as the civil war fans have gathered to cheer on their side.  Would you believe that picnic baskets were packed and carried to cheer on the soldiers?  The idea of people gathering together with food was believed to have started at the Battle of Bull Run in 1861.  The locals on both sides gathered to cheer on both sides.

Texans claim the right to the tailgate portion by the invention of the chuck wagon for cowboys on the range.  Charles Goodnight converted an old army wagon so he could prepare and cook food on the lowered gate where he placed a grill.

The origin of modern tailgating at sports events has as many theories as there are teams.  Some fans never even enter the stadium.  The Ivy League schools claim they started because you had to arrive so early to find parking since it was limited.  Some of the ‘party schools’ claim the tradition because they know how to party.

Some tailgate parties start 5 hours prior to the event.  According to Nationwide Insurance’s blog, 50 million tailgate each year spending over $12 billion!  35% of tailgaters never enter the stadium.  True fans tailgate as many as 6-10 times a season, spending over $500 in food each season.

What ever your reason or team, GailsPersonalizedGifts has your gear.  Need Personalized Bags and Totes?  How about a Tervis Tumbler representing your favorite collegiate team to keep your drinks cold?  Get your order in early!  It’s time to tailgate.

Blog by: R. B. Green©

A Grandparent’s Legacy ~ YOU!

A Grandparent’s Legacy ~ YOU!

September 9, 2018

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You are someone’s legacy.   That thought encouraged West Virginian Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade to establish a national holiday that would honor grandparents, and give them a chance to share with their children’s children all the love, knowledge and history of their family.  It was first launched in her home state in 1973 and  by 1979 National Grandparents Day was proclaimed at the national level for the first Sunday after Labor Day.   Forty years ago grandparents were normally called Grandfather, Grandmother, Granny, Gramps, or Pappa and Nanna.

But, our great melting pot has added so many other names from various cultures like, Abuelo and Abuela in Spanish, Nonno and Nonna in Italian, and Opa and Oma in German.  Imagine trying to find those names on an item!  And with a less formal society nicknames like GG for Great-grandfather or grandmother Gail have arrived on the scene.  Some children have added their own special names for their grands.  My oldest nephew was special needs and my mother always said “hogwash”, so she became “granny hogwash”.  My husband called his grandmother Egee because he could not say “Grandmother Edith”.  No special items were ever found for them.

But, all that has changed!  There are so many names to call that special grandparent and ONE special place to order that special gift this year: Gail’s Personalized Gifts!   You have time to order great gifts that can be personalized with your unique grandparent names.  Need a bag with Nanu on it – we can do that.  Need a tumbler with Pop Pop on it, we can do that.  We can even add pictures to those personalized tumblers.   Image their delight when they receive a tumbler with their special name and their grandkids picture.   Order today – Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 9, 2018!

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Blog by:  R. B. Green©