Fun Things To Know and Do on a Third Anniversary

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A Letter from HubPages

Several days ago, I got a letter from HubPages, saying:

"Hi jill of alltrades,

You have hit a pretty impressive milestone—your 3 Year Anniversary on HubPages!

Fun fact: Leather is a traditional gift given on third year anniversaries. Perhaps today is the day to splurge on a gorgeous purse or briefcase!

Start your next Hub now!

You may just become our next success story

.

Thanks,
HubPages"

What to Do?

"You have hit a pretty impressive milestone..." - oh this sounds so wonderful! What does one do on a 3rd year anniversary?

I got several choices - I could celebrate in the same way I did during my 1st and 2nd year anniversaries with the hubs: First-Anniversary-in-Hubpages-Celebrating-with-Rainbow-Colors and It-Takes-Two-to-Tango-and-Other-Two-Cents

Or, I could become introspective and do some self examination and discover what 3 years in HubPages has brought me. Maybe, I can write something funny about it or ... just totally ignore it.

Oh, but the second part to the letter sounds promising - "Fun fact: Leather is a traditional gift given on third year anniversaries. Perhaps today is the day to splurge on a gorgeous purse or briefcase!"

Maybe I can write about leather? Hmmm...that does show a lot of promising directions. It's really giving me food for thought as I have some encounters with leather.

The last part of the letter is even more exciting - "Start your next Hub now! You may just become our next success story"

Ah...that is indeed an exciting promise! It's one that conjures - money and fame! Isn't that what most of us want?

Writing and Photography

But is money what I want? If I am totally honest with myself, I'll have to answer "yes and no".

Why yes? Well, we could all do with some extra money here and there. Right? And if that is coupled with fame, why not?

Why no? Well, I started my HubPages journey just looking for a venue where I can express myself and share what I love doing - writing and photography.

So for the past 3 years, that's what I have been doing - write and share my photography. Below are some examples:

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Make-Me-a-Picture--Write-Me-a-Line

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Oh, so I am following HubPages advise here - "Start your next Hub now!"

Hopefully,the second part of the advise, "You may just become our next success story" will come true!!! Hope springs eternal!!! I can dream, can't I? Hahaha!!!

Starting a New Hub on my 3rd Anniversary

I was tempted to write about leather but I don't have much material about leather yet. So I'll do that in another hub. Right now, I'll just write about "three".

If there is an expression that goes..."it takes two to tango" which I used in my 2nd anniversary hub, there must be an expression associated with three. So I did a quick search and found some interesting "three" phrases.

tap dancing trio
tap dancing trio

Phrases with Three

Two is Company; Three's a Crowd - usually used when you want to be alone with someone

Three sheets to the wind - a seafaring expression that means "very drunk"

Three strikes and you're out! - this is rather self explanatory.

Third time's a charm - when you try to persevere, your chances of succeeding is greater on the 3rd try

There are also some famous threesomes. I have listed some of them below

Famous Threes

Holy Trinity - Father, Son and Holy Spirit

Three Musketeers - Athos, Porthos, Aramis

Three Wise Men or Three Kings - Melchor, Gaspar, Balthazar

Three Stooges - Moe, Larry and Curly

The 3 witches in Charmed - Prue, Piper and Phebe; Piper, Phebe and Paige

American folk-singing trio - Peter, Paul and Mary

Three tenors - Carreras, Domingo and Pavarotti

three kings abstract
three kings abstract

The Threes of Greek and Roman Mythology

Greek and Roman mythologies are filled with three characters. So there are:

3 Gorgons - (Medusa, Stheno and Euryale) who are sisters with venomous snakes for their hair. Steno and Euryale are immortal but Medusa is not, and thus was slain by Perseus.


3 Greek Fates - Clotho, Lachesis, Atropos who represented white-robed incarnations of destiny.


3 Roman Graces
- Aglaia, Euphrosyne, Thalia. They were said to represent beauty, charm and joy. The Graces presided over banquets and gatherings primarily to entertain and delight the guests of the Gods.

3 Roman Furies - Alecto, Megaera, Tisiphone - female spirits of justice and vengeance


3 Greek Harpies - Aello, Ocypete, and Celaeno. - used by Greek Gods to carry out the punishment of crimes

Three is Considered a Lucky Number

Three is considered a lucky number and that's why it is used in so many titles of stories, books, poems, rhymes and other things. Thus we have:

3 Billy Goats Gruff
3 Coins in a Fountain
3 Days of the Condor

3 Little Pigs
3 Bears in Goldilocks
3 Times a Lady

3 Men and a Baby
3 Little Kittens They Lost Their Mittens
3 Men in a Tub Rub a Dub Dub


three raindrops
three raindrops

Things are Presented in Threes

Faith, Hope and Charity

Frankincense, Gold and Myrrh

Hear no Evil, See no Evil, Speak no Evil

Past, Present, Future
Veni, Vidi, Vici
Small, Medium and Large

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
Paper, Rock, Scissors

Snap, Crack, and Pop
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Of the People, By the People, For the People
The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth

Three is a Pattern in Stories and Jokes

Three is a common pattern in stories. For example, Cinderella has 2 wicked step sisters. Aladdin was given 3 wishes. Snow White's queen stepmother disguised herself 3 times.

A very common joke pattern is usually about friends of different nationalities. The two are usually foreigners and the 3rd is the national of the favoured country.

The 3 characters in a joke can also be of different personalities like a womanizer, a drunkard and a straight guy.

Three in My Life

I can't help but also think of the significance of "three" in my life.

Well, I have 3 children and 3 brothers.

I love playing bowling and the bowling ball has 3 holes.

I love photography and the rule of thirds is generally used in making an interesting and dynamic picture.

And of course it's my 3rd Anniversary in HubPages! That's significant, right?

Other Threes?

If you can think of other important or significant threes, please share them with us.

Thank you!

References

Furies - Myth Encyclopedia - mythology, Greek, god, names, ancient, Roman, king, people http://www.mythencyclopedia.com/Fi-Go/Furies.html#ixzz1vIaMOpNG


http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_common_phrases_using_the_word_three#ixzz1vI5N93Ta

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Comments 23 comments

KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image

KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

Congratulations on making it to year 3. I enjoyed your entertaining hub about 3's. Very interesting. Up and interesting.


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ElvenaDracos 4 years ago from Far far away lol

Happy 3rd hub birthday lol. Funny hub wish you luck in whatever you use this 4th year for.


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Becky Puetz 4 years ago from Oklahoma

Congrats on your three year anniversary. I've always enjoyed your photography-art both here and at RedGage. This was a great Hub too. Snap, macro, manipulate and write on my friend :)


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jill of alltrades 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello KoffeeKlatch Gals,

Thanks very much for being the first to visit and leave an inspiring comment!

I'm happy that you found this interesting. Thanks very much for the up and interesting vote!

God bless!


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jill of alltrades 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Elvena,

Thank you very much for taking time to visit and read my hub! I am happy that you found this funny! I had fun writing it!

Thanks most especially for your good wishes! Hope to see you then!

God bless!


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jill of alltrades 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Becky,

It's great to see you!!! I'm really happy that we have two sites where we can interact! It's always nice to see friends around!

Thanks very much for your good wishes!!!

God bless!


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b. Malin 4 years ago

Well Happy 3rd B-Day on Hub Pages, Jill. This was such a Fun and Amusing read. Your Photos are a Treat for the Eyes... I Look forward to many, many, more years of your "Talents" here on Hub Pages. Stay Happy, Healthy, and Productive!


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jill of alltrades 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi b.Malin,

Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving an inspiring comment!

So sorry for the late reply. I have not been able to visit for several days.

Oh, I do hope we will see each other for several more years!

All the best!

God bless!


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jill of alltrades 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Thank you so much foysal. So nice to see you again!

God bless!


Hanilol 4 years ago

I really love it! You are amazing! :)


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jill of alltrades 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Hanilol,

Thank you so much! Your comment inspires me!

God bless!


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girishpuri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

Congratulations on completion of proud three years, you are amazing, God bless


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jill of alltrades 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Oh, thank you so much girishpuri! I don't think I am amazing at all especially since I have not been very active here lately. However, I really love photography and writing and am happy to share what I love doing.

Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving an inspiring comment.

All the best!


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MM Del Rosario 4 years ago from NSW, Australia

Even though a bit late...Happy Third Year Anniversary !!! I enjoy reading your hubs and I envy your beautiful photos. Cheers and see you around !


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jill of alltrades 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi MM,

It's great to see you!

Nothing is ever late especially when it comes to visit and comments from friends. Thanks very much!

See you around!

God bless!


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D.A.L. 3 years ago from Lancashire north west England

Hello my friend , congratulations on your impressive milestone and this brilliant entertaining hub. Your writing and photography are legend. Love and admire them both equally. Thank you and well done.


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jill of alltrades 3 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello David,

It's nice to see you!

Well, actually, I wrote this hub last year yet. I am now into my 4th anniversary here but I have not yet written a hub to celebrate it. I have been busy doing volunteer work, that's why I have not visited HP that regularly lately.

Anyway, thank you very much for your inspiring words. I really appreciate your visit and appreciation, and most especially our friendship.

God bless!


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D.A.L. 3 years ago from Lancashire north west England

Sorry for the mistake I made. I was mislead by hub information which led me to your hub. Four years wow, can not wait for the hub that will celebrate this latest milestone. Sorry about the mistake my friend.


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jill of alltrades 3 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello David,

No need to be sorry. You had no way of knowing that unless you checked the date of publication. I really appreciate your coming back. Yes, 4 years! Unfortunately, I do not yet have much to show for this 4 years in terms of the number of hubs or the amount of money earned. It's really my fault as I slacked off last year and this year. However, I really appreciate the friends that I have gained, here. You are one of them! And it's nice to know that you are still around. The others have also either moved somewhere or have been busy elsewhere like me. Still, it's nice coming home to HP. I think of HP as "home" as this is where I started publishing my works.

God bless you friend!


Benjamin Chege 3 years ago

You're surely jill of alltrades. I like the various ideas of what to do in your 3rd anniversary. I guess I will try some and see how it goes. Voted up, awesome and interesting.


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jill of alltrades 3 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Benjamin,

Nice to meet you! I am happy that you liked the various ideas I presented here. I do hope you will find them useful.

Thank you very much for reading and leaving a wonderful comment. Thanks especially for your vote "up, awesome and interesting!" I really appreciate your generosity.

See you around!

God bless!


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CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

Congratulations on three years! That's encouraging. I like the way you write. This is a really fun article to read.


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jill of alltrades 2 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks so much CraftytotheCore. I truly appreciate your visit and comment. I'm happy that you had fun. So sorry for this late reply. I have not visited HP for a while.

God bless!

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