Good morning beautiful people,

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


 Back in 2009, Robert Solomon wanted a BBQ with his friends along the style of Thanksgiving.  He combined the two and now we have SUMMERSGIVING.  If you are so minded, gather the friends and family, tell everybody to bring something, fire up the grill and have a good and thankful time.


Calling all ham operators, today is AARL FIELD DAY, and hopefully you are ready.  The Amateur Radio Relay League sponsors this event where thousands of short-wave radio enthusiasts will find a good spot, set up camp, and try to make contact with as many stations as they can in a 24-hour period.  The record is over 10,000.  That is what I call contact.


NATIONAL LEON DAY reminds us that we are exactly half-way in the year until Christmas.  Leon (noel spelled backwards) is the perfect day for all of the crafters who make your own Christmas ornaments and other holiday trimmings to get started.  It is good to plan, but I am gonna wait until after Thanksgiving to start getting ready for Christmas.


All you need is love and GLOBAL BEATLES DAY has plenty of it.  The Fab Four sang this hit over the first globally live TV link, where it was broadcast to 26 countries, simultaneously.  They were already big, but this event put them in the stratosphere.  Celebrate the music and culture of the Beatles, today.


We go from insects to fish with NATIONAL CATFISH DAY.  This day of celebrating these bottom feeders makes for good eating.  Cook ‘em how you want, but in my opinion, a couple of fried catfish fillets, some corn on the cob, and hush puppies will do the job nicely.


Our dessert of the day is a real crowd pleaser.  NATIONAL STRAWBERRY PARAFAIT DAY takes the sweet fruit and layers it with the smooth taste of cream.  Serve chilled and you have an awesome way to cool off.

On this day…

1876 – Custer’s last stand takes place at Little Big Horn

1910 – Congress passes the Mann Act – which was aimed at curbing sex trafficking

1947 – Anne Franks “The Diary of a Young Girl” is published

1950 – north Korea crosses the 38th Parallel, starting the Korean War

1950 – In one of the greatest soccer upsets of all time – the U.S. defeats Britain at the World Cup, 1-0, defying the 500-1 odds.  Despite numerous assaults on the net, goalie Frank Borghi, from St. Louis, stopped every shot.

1993 – Kim Campbell becomes Canada’s first female Prime Minister

Happy Birthday to…

George Orwell (1903-1950)

I guess 1984 seemed a long way off to him

Carly Simon (1945- )

Grammy award winning singer who gave us “You’re so Vain”

Sonia Sotomayor (1954- )

Our first female Hispanic Supreme Court justice

Anthony Bourdain (1956-2018)

He took us all over, trying new tastes and getting us out of our comfort zone

Ricky Gervais (1961- )

Comedian who tells it like it is

Dikembe Mutombo (1966- )

NBA Hall of Famer whose 7’2” height helped him become one the best defensive players of all time.  Off the court, he is also known for his humanitarian work

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear Heavenly Father, you deserve all praise and glory for who You are.  Thank you for your blessings and may these amazing people be kept safe from sickness and harm. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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


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