Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19th!

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    What Are Pirates? Argh mateys! Our favorite day is just around the corner and we are planning a Piratey Facebook Party on the 19th and the treasure chest is overflowing with goodies to hand out!  What do you picture when you hear the word pirate?  It just might be a scary looking, sea-crusted sailor with an eye patch covering one eye sailing the high seas in search of a merchant vessel they can attack in hopes of collecting serious pirate booty such as gold, silver, jewels, and riches.  This is partly true  as the term pirate means "robber of the sea," and someone whose life purpose is to attack and take things from other ships. A life of piracy was attractive for those seeking adventure and provided an opportunity to acquire riches.  Some governments hired pirates to raid enemy ships and some were former government sailors who traded in a strict lifestyle for … [Read more...]