Merrell In The Morning Fun You May Have Missed – December 20th, 2013
National Sangria Day
Good Deal Day - The United States finally took possession of the Louisiana Territories from France on this day in 1803.
1868 - Harvey Firestone - industrialist: founder of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company; died Feb 7, 1938
1945 - Peter Criss (Crisscoula)  - musician: drummer: group: Kiss [Beth, the cat]
1956 - Fiddler Rob Hajacos  is born in Richmond, Virginia. He becomes one of Nashville's most in-demand players, working sessions by Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn and Reba McEntire, among others
Complaining Canadians Can Shovel Snow Or Go To Jail
From cbc.ca -
Nova Scotians complaining about the state of the province's roads in the wake of Sunday's winter storm should be careful how much they grumble. “Squeaky wheels” may find themselves with shovel in hand clearing the road.
An old law still on the province’s books can order "all physically fit male persons" between 16 and 60 years of age to shovel out highways made impassable by snow. At some point the law was amended to include women, too.
And for those who don’t... The financial penalty if you don't show up for duty is between $5 and $10. But if you don't pay you could end up in the slammer for 10 days.