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
WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY reminds us how precious life is. Please, please, if you are contemplating this and think we would be better off without you – you are wrong. Talk to someone, get help, do what you have to do to realize your worth – and you are worth being on this Earth with the rest of us. 988 is all you have to dial to reach the suicide prevention hotline. I am no counselor, but I can listen. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to reach out to someone.
FARMER CONSUMER AWARENESS DAY shines a spotlight on the people who work to put food on our table. They never get a day off, have to know every aspect of running a business and do it all with pride. It is nice to wander up and down the aisles of the grocery store, picking out our food for the week – but also remembering where it comes from and the people who work so hard to make that happen. We thank you so much.
NATIONAL SWAP IDEAS DAY shows that two heads really are better than one. Seeing something from different perspectives yields more ideas and can provide a clearer picture about what’s going on and what to do about it.
NATIONAL TV DINNER DAY makes planning a meal a little easier. There are a lot more choices since the original Swanson Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes and peas. Some are healthy – some not as much. I still have to go with the Swanson Hungry Man with fried chicken, corn, mashed potatoes and a brownie. Not as healthy, but it is oh, so good.
On this day…
1846 – Elias Howe receives the first lockstitch sewing machine patent
1953 – Swanson introduces us to TV dinners
1955 – Gunsmoke introduces us to Marshall Matt Dillon, Miss Kitty and Festus
1960 – Abebe Bikila wins the gold medal at the Rome Olympics for the marathon – he ran the whole race barefoot
1984 – Alex Trebek started hosting this trivia game show on this date. What is Jeopardy?
1992 – Lucy – of Peanuts – raises her psychiatric fee from 5 cents to 47 cents
2008 – The world’s most powerful particle accelerator – The Hadron Collider – performs its first test operation
Happy Birthday to…
She was the first female chief of the Seminole tribe
This famous actor started off as a rescue when an American soldier brought him and his sister, Nanette, back from World War I. He would go on to star in 27 films
Pretty good golfer and he makes a good drink as well
News correspondent who took us On the Road
Gave us The O’Reilly Factor
British actor, producer and screenwriter who has won numerous awards and is not afraid to take on the big roles
At 6’10” this pitcher could hurl one past ya – and he did, earning MVP and Cy Young awards as well as a spot in the baseball Hall of Fame
Enjoy the day and make it your own
Dear Heavenly Father, please reach out to those who are thinking of ending their lives and let them feel your presence and know that they are loved. Let us pay attention to those around us so that no one seems “invisible”. Thank you for your blessings. In the name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.
Thank you to National Day Calendar; National Today; History.com; Britannica.com; Wikipedia; on this day.com
#WorldSuicidePreventionDay. #FarmerConsumerAwarenessDay, #NationalSwapIdeasDay, #NationalTVDinnerDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown
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