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

On this day in 1924, Congress decreed that all Native Americans are to become citizens of the U.S.  AMERICAN INDIAN CITIZENSHIP DAY recognizes this event as well as honoring the culture, achievements and contributions that all Native Americans have given us.  Kinda seems a little backwards – considering that they were here first.  

NATIONAL LEAVE THE OFFICE EARLY DAY begs you to get permission first.  I wouldn’t just do it unless you know it is ok.  If you need an extra edge in getting out of there you can tell your boss Kev said it was ok.

 If you know anyone named Bubba – let ‘em know that today is their day.  NATIONAL BUBBA DAY celebrates everything Bubba and was started by comedian T. Bubba Bechtol.

This is for sippin’ only – NATIONAL MOONSHINE DAY brings a smile to our face and a warmth to our belly.  At one time, the black market was the only way one could acquire a jug – nowadays, you can head to the store and pick some up and it even comes in different flavors.  While the store-bought shine may not have quite the kick as the stuff made in a backyard still- it’s probably safer to sip on.

Now for a savory bite with NATIONAL ROTISSARIE CHICKEN DAY.  A lot of people don’t have a rotisserie, so it’s a good thing you can go to your store and buy one already cooked.  Make it the meal, use it as stock for your soup or shred it for barbeque (my sister taught me that one).

Our dessert of the day can give us a bumpy ride.  NATIONAL ROCKY ROAD DAY is anything but rocky as it mixes the velvety goodness of chocolate ice cream with marshmallows and nuts.  The origins of this heavenly creation are a little muddied…but who cares – scoop some out and enjoy.

On this day…

1865 – The last Confederate Army surrenders, bringing the Civil War to an official end

1886 – The first wedding is conducted in the White House as President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom.

1935 – Babe Ruth racks his bat for the last time and retires from baseball

1953 – Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor begins her reign as Queen Elizabeth II and as of this writing is celebrating her platinum anniversary – 70th – the longest in British history

1989 – Dead Poets Society hits the theaters

1997 – Timothy McVeigh is found guilty of murder and conspiracy in the Oklahoma City bombing

Happy Birthday to…


Martha Washington – 1732 – the first First Lady


Thomas Hardy – 1840 – British novelist and poet


Helen Herron Taft – 1861 – Our 27th First Lady who is responsible for the cherry trees in Washington DC


Johnny Weissmuller – 1904 – 5-time Olympic Gold medal winner who also set 67 world records in swimming.  Oh yeah, he played a pretty good Tarzan too.


Dorothy West – 1907 – Harlem Renaissance author who gave us “The Living is Easy”


Charles “Pete” Conrad – 1930 – Astronaut who was the 3rd person to step foot on the moon


Charlie Watts – 1941 – Drummer for the Rolling Stones – talk about a job – keeping Mick and the boys on time


Marvin Hamlisch – 1944 – Award winning composer who gave us “A Chorus Line” and “Funny Girl”

And a very Happy Birthday to my wonderful cousin who has so much energy, a wonderful smile and manages to keep everything together.


Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for this beautiful world you have given us as well as the amazing people in it.  Amen.

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


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