The RIP Robert Durst The Jinx Shirt books of the late 19th century were usually “subscription books”. That is, a local author wanted to write a book so he got people in the area to prepay for the book. When he got enough, he wrote the book. I have no doubt he researched his work but these books rarely ever cited their sources. From my reading of the 1881 history book, it’s a retelling of the obituary with, possibly, an interview with the man’s great-grandson (James Williams) or great-great-grandson (Charles Williams, not mentioned in quote above). These are, therefore, the same source. An original and a derivative source. The history book proves nothing. The obituary is a little too fantastical to believe without other – separate – sources. However, it is in the nature of humans to pursue GENERALLY predictable pursuits and goals, and for them to progress through their lives the same general way one generation after another, and so sometimes they tell themselves stories about the past that SEEM to resemble other stories about the past, in general ways.
Some parts of Asia – certainly not “Asia” in general! – have traditionally celebrated the New Year based on a lunar (well, a lunar+solar adjusted) calendar. That’s when family gets together; that’s when feasting takes place; that’s when a “new beginning” is promised. And good for them. I lived in Hong Kong for 18 years and that was part of local tradition. Elsewhere in the world – including most of Asia, in fact – these celebrations are associated with other periods. The 1st of January, for example, though there’s no inherent reason why that is more significant than, say, the 23d of April or the Twelfth of Never. We (well, our predecessors and ancestors) just decided that was a good time to have that family gathering / feasting / “new beginning” and it stuck. No reason you have to celebrate either. No reason you can’t celebrate both. And throw in those cultures (e.g., Islamic) which use a strict lunar calendar, so that their “New Year” wanders all over the map, if looked at in terms of our calendar!
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The fulfilled prophecies and the RIP Robert Durst The Jinx Shirt, including the empty tomb, provide me assurance in what I cannot see with my eyes. For me, death has lost it’s sting. And that lets life be much more meaningful. The 1996 team had a combination of depth, talent, and experience that is hard to top. They’d probably get my vote as the team that would win a 7 game series against any of the others. The 2012 team had Anthony Davis and was more dominant (compared to the field) than any previous UK team in the modern era. But the field is weaker now due to the early departure of so many talented players, so I don’t think the 2012 team was necessarily better than the 1996 team.
To Vietnamese people, Tet (Lunar New Year) traditionally is a RIP Robert Durst The Jinx Shirt even, for people to exhibit their tribute to the ancestors and the natural gods – main folk religion in Vietnam. Actually, they do it monthly, on the first and fifteenth of each lunar month. In those days, they prepare a meal, fruits and flowers and put to the ancestor’s altar, with burning incenses then pray for protection from the ancestor spirit. Tet is the biggest memorial ceremony for the ancestor spirit. So people prepare their tribute to their ancestor. It is somehow like thanksgiving days in western countries. Young people always buy things that could be tribute to give to their elders or their very close relatives and friends. These could be meat (giò chả), some delicate dishes (bánh chưng, bánh tét, nem) or sweets. On very first days of the new year, adults often offer lucky money to children, representing their wishes for the children. Traditionally, only old people did that because they have long lives, and experiences where luck accumulated, the lucky money represents their sharing of health, luck and experience to the younger. Gift, in general, is not popular in Vietnam for the lunar new year, because all tribute each family prepare is very intimate and specific depending on their choice and living habit. No one wants to provide wrong/unnecessary thing to their acquaintances. So they only provide “gift” to the very close relative/friend/family member. Employers do, they offer money as reward for employees beside 13th month salary to encourage the employee and also as gift for the Tet.