As this the last day of the year for some of us a look at today's Almanac ALERT.
Framers Almanac for today;
December 31 - Hogmanay. In Scotland, December 31 is known as Hogmanay, the word children use to ask for their traditional present of an oatmeal cake (which is why this is also called Cake Day). The first person to cross the threshold into one's home, called the first footer, is an indication of the year to come. Although the tradition varies, if the first footer is tall and dark, the year will be a good one.
No wonder the FBI (Fumbling Bunch of Idiots) is afraid, or as they might say 'ascared', of this book or any book. Obviously this is a trick to get us to open our doors to strangers, tall strangers, tall and dark strangers.