I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Events and Celebrations

If you are just now realizing it is TAX DAY, either you have everything organized and turned in, or…you had better get moving and file those returns.

ADULT AUTISM AWARENESS DAY brings the older crowd into the spotlight who have been diagnosed somewhere on the autism spectrum.  They either get diagnosed as an adult or carry it forward from childhood.  They can have trouble communicating, keeping friendships and controlling their emotion.  There is so much to learn yet about this condition that can have so many symptoms and so many causes.

We thank all of the hard-working folk who keep the power up and running on NATIONAL LINEMAN AWARENESS DAY.  From the power plant to the stations to our homes and businesses, these guys play with electricity all day and have to be there at all hours when the power goes out – and that is usually not under the best circumstances.  Thank you one and all for what you do.  

Today we also appreciate all of the writers who give us something to think about on NATIONAL COLUMNISTS Day.  They keep us informed, laughing and show us different perspectives on the world around us.  Our hat it tipped to you ladies and gentlemen.  Keep up the good work.

NATIONAL VELOCIRAPTOR AWARNESS DAY reminds us to…well…be aware of velociraptors.  If you happen to come across one, RUN! – after, you have taken a selfie, of course.

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my, it is NATIONAL ANIMAL CRACKERS DAY.  These circus-animal shaped cookies have been around since the 1880’s and it was 1902 when Nabisco designed the box to look like a Barnum and Baileys train car.  A string was added so you could hang it from a Christmas tree for an ornament.  You can get ‘em plain or iced nowadays, either way, enjoy some today.

On this day…

1521 – Martin Luther refuses to recant his ideas to the Holy Roman Emperor – he is excommunicated by the Pope but goes on to start a reformation

1775 – Paul Revere, along with William Dawes and Samuel Prescott, make their famous ride

1905 – California, and in particular, San Francisco, is devastated by a 7.9 earthquake

1923 – Yankee Stadium opens with Babe Ruth hitting a homer and the Yankees beating the Red Sox 4-1

1956 – Actress Grace Kelly becomes Princess Grace after marrying the Prince of Monaco

 Happy Birthday…

David Ricardo – 1772 – Major influencer on British economics

James McCune Smith – 1813 – The first African-American with a medical degree in the U.S.

Clarence Darrow – 1857 – Famous lawyer – he defended the right for evolution to be taught in the classroom

Clifton Keith Hillegrass – 1918 – We all thank Cliff for his notes

Conan O’Brien – pretty good late night talk show host

Enjoy the day and make it your own

 LORD, we give thanks for your love, mercy and blessings.  May your grace shine down on us this beautiful day. We also ask for healing and comfort for a very special friend who is suffering from cancer. In Jesus name, I pray, Amen.

Thank you to National Day Calendar; National Today; History.com; Britannica.com;


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