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

 HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!  For all of you Moms, Step-moms, Grandmoms, Great Grandmoms, Fur-baby moms and those who fulfill the mom role, we give you a tip of the hat, a big hug, and all of our love.  Able to leap a teenage attitude in a single bound, faster than a glass of milk falling off the table and able to keep everything and everyone together, moms are superheroes, medics, cooks, boo boo kissing, discipline giving, all-out heart loving, women.  We also give our mother’s who have gone on before us a warm memory that brings on a smile.  May all of you have the most wonderful day and to my mom, we miss you every day.

 NATIONAL STUDENT NURSE DAY encourages all of those nurses-in-training to endure to the finish line.  We need you and your learned talents to care for us and keep us healthy.  RN’s go through 4 years of school with specialist training on top of that.  Thank you for your work and dedication.

“Have a Coke and a Smile” on NATIONAL HAVE A COKE DAY.  Originally created to be an elixir, Coca-Cola was first touted as a non-alcoholic medicine that came out during prohibition on this day in 1886.  One of the most successful marketing campaigns in history led to the popularity of this soft drink and its memorabilia is in demand by collectors to this day.  Coke has branched out with Diet Coke, Caffeine Free Diet Coke, Frozen Coke and many more flavors.  Enjoy one today.  It is Mother’s Day and my Mom loved Pepsi, so if you must have a Pepsi instead, it’s alright.

Our dessert of the day is sure to make most moms very happy – NATIONAL COCONUT CREAM PIE DAY.  Fill up that pie crust with coconut pie filling and top it off with whipped cream and toasted coconut.  If your mother is not into coconut, do not despair – I am sure a chocolate cream pie will substitute nicely.

On this day…

1877 – The dogs prance at the first Westminster Kennel Dog Show

1886 – An alcohol-free Coca Cola makes its debut during this prohibition – however, it still has cocaine

1945 – Germany surrenders

1970 – “Let it Be” is released – the last Beatles album before they officially split

1980 – The World Health Organization declares that Smallpox is eradicated

1999 – Nancy Mace graduates from The Citadel – a military college in Charleston – the first woman to do so

Happy Birthday to…

Phillis Wheatley – 1753 – The first African-American woman to publish a book of poetry

Henry Dunant – 1828 – helped found the International Committee for Relief to the Wounded – later to be known as the International Federation of the Red Cross

F.A. Hayek – 1899 – Nobel Prize winning economist – not a big fan of totalitarian socialism

 Harry S. Truman – 1884 – Our 33rd President who saw the end of WWII and the beginning of the Cold War

Don Rickles – 1926 – Funny guy who could make you laugh while he was insulting you

Ricky Nelson – 1940 – Started off on “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” and went on to rock-n-roll fame

Akebono Taro – 1969 – The first non-Japanese to attain the highest rank in Sumo Wrestling

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear Heavenly Father, we thank for our mothers and may you bless each and every one.  Amen.

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


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