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
It is soooo nice to come home to a cool house during these hot summer days. You walk in from the heat and humidity expecting the cool air to refresh your body – and it’s not cool and the house has a quietness to it that tells you the AC isn’t running. Time to call the AC guy. Today we give a tip of the hat to NATIONAL HVAC TECH DAY and all the folks who come out in the heat or cold to fix and maintain our furnaces and air conditioners. We really can’t thank them enough for the job they do to keep us cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
The other day was Steal a Kiss Day but today is just plain NATIONAL KISSING DAY. As long as it is permissible, between the smoocher and the smoochee, this is the day to show your affection. Whether, it is your significant other, your reluctant child or your fur baby, pucker up and show some love.
This next one should be celebrated after the last one. NATIONAL ONION RINGS DAY gets us out of the frying pan and into…our mouths with these delicious golden rings of goodness. Everybody knows that one place that has the best onion rings, or, if you have a deep fryer – make your own – and enjoy.
Our dessert of the day is truly the definition of decadence. NATIONAL CHOCOLATE ÉCLAIR DAY celebrates the pastry, cream and chocolate masterpiece that only the French could have dreamed up. I have no idea how to even begin to make these, so I might have to find an excuse to go to my favorite bakery – Harter’s, in Arnold, Missouri, and indulge. I hope you do the same.
On this day…
1633 – Galileo, under threat of being charged with heresy by the Inquisition, is forced to say that our solar system does not revolve around the sun
1815 – For the second time, Napoleon abdicates as the Emperor of France
1955 – Disney releases a love story that goes to the dogs with “Lady and the Tramp”
1969 – The river is on fire as an oil slick on the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland ignites and brings national attention to pollution. Laws would later be passed – partly due to this event
1978 – James W. Christy discovers Charon – Pluto’s largest moon – ok, if it has a moon, it is a planet
2007 – “Ratatouille” assails our taste buds as it hits the theaters
Happy Birthday to…
Gave us scotch tape
Public Enemy No. 1 – he was eventually done in by a dame
Drastically improved care for breast cancer patients with her book, “Why Me? What Every Woman Should Know About Breast Cancer to Save Her Life.”
Award winning Country singer who can help us make it through the night
African-American writer of science fiction who gave us the groundbreaking “Patterson Series”
“Sophie’s Choice”, “Silkwood”, “Kramer vs Kramer” …the list and awards for this talented actress go on and on
Convinced us that “Girls Just Want to Have Fun!”
The real one (not Julia Roberts) who continues to fight for clean water today
Pro football hall of famer who led the “Greatest Show on Earth” St. Louis Rams to a Superbowl victory in 2000
ENJOY THE DAY
AND MAKE IT YOUR OWN
Dear Heavenly Father, we look to you for guidance, peace and healing. Please end the suffering brought on by COVID, help our friend to heal from cancer and may You continue to bless us. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Thank you to National Day Calendar; National Today; History.com; Britannica.com
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