A Tip of the Hat Goes to…
Here’s a shout out to all of you parents who have to go it by yourselves on NATIONAL SINGLE PARENT DAY. You may have support and help in the form of friends and family, but you still bear the burden and responsibility of being the only parent. Holding down a job, taking care of your family, taking care of yourself…wow! Maybe see if you can get a sitter for a few hours today and catch up on some much needed me time.
The Agricultural Council of America founded NATIONAL AG DAY in 1973. If you got to eat today, thank a farmer. If you drove into work, thank a farmer. If you have clothes to wear, thank a farmer. Agriculture is intertwined in our lives, and we do thank the farmers as well as everyone else involved in this area – which is about half the population. That guy turning out ball bearings for tractors in the metal shop – he is part of agriculture. That young lady working the cash register at the grocery store – she is part of agriculture. Thank you one and all for your hard work.
Awareness Spotlight shines on…
It is no coincidence that today is WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY as this disorder occurs when the twenty-first chromosome is duplicated. Public awareness, education, and a show of support for all of those affected are the order of the day. Thank you, LORD, for these beautiful people, and thank you for the brightness they bring to this life. Wear blue and yellow to show support.
Celebrate You and Us with…
Thank you for taking the time to read these posts and please let me know what you think of them. Celebrating NATIONAL COMMON COURTESY DAY is as easy as saying “please” and “thank you”. Holding doors open for people, letting someone cut in front of you or even a friendly smile can go a long way in making someone else’s day and letting them know that there is still kindness on this Earth.
Education and Information
NATIONAL 3-D DAY falls on the 3rd day of the 3rd week of the 3rd month. Founded by 3-D Space and proclaimed by National Day Calendar, 3-D Day celebrates that dimensional duality that really stands out. We have 3-D movies, comic books, art and of course the always cool View Master – which you can still find if you look hard enough.
NATIONAL COUNTDOWN DAY was started by National Day Calendar in 2018. 03/21 seems like a good day to count down to the first day of Spring Break, the first day of Summer and of course the ultimate countdown everyone wants to know – how many days until Christmas? By the way, it’s 279.
On Today’s Menu…
The first full day of Spring ushers in NATIONAL CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY DAY. They are in the stores and ready to be put in pies, cakes, shortcake, ice cream, salads or just eaten by themselves. Make sure and grab some of these sweet healthy fruits.
NATIONAL FRENCH BREAD DAY rises to the occasion as we celebrate this loaf from France. Also known as baguettes, their long shape arises from necessity. A new law in 1920 banned bakers from starting before 4:00 am., and to facilitate the same quality in a shorter time, they started shaping their bread into long loaves which baked more quickly and evenly. Use this French import for sandwiches, soup soppers or just slathered with butter.
Strawberries are sweet and French bread is delicious but NATIONAL CRUNCHY TACO DAY is da bomb! We love our tacos, and they are even a little healthier than protein bars – according to recent studies – with a whopping 21% protein. Head over to Taco Bell, go to your favorite Mexican restaurante or make your own. Stuff that crunchy shell with meat, cheese, lettuce, and salsa. I guarantee, mine will be topped with cherry salsa from Cherry Republic.
Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations
National Daffodil Day
Bavarian Crepes Day
National Goof Off Day
Talk Like William Shakespeare Day
On this day…
1917 – Petty Officer Loretta Walsh becomes the first active-duty female who is not a nurse
1952 – The first rock concert in history almost happened. Promoted by DJ Alan “Moon dog” Freed, the Moon Dog Coronation Ball was supposed to headline Paul Williams and His Hucklebuckers as well as Tiny Grimes and the Rocking Highlanders. When over 20,000 people showed up at a venue that could hold maybe 10,000, chaos broke out and the whole thing had to be canceled.
1953 – Things heat up on the court when the Boston Celtics play the Syracuse Nationals. 12 players foul out with 106 personal fouls, 2 were ejected for fighting and 1 was taken away for fighting the police after they tried breaking up the brawl. I am sorry I missed that one.
1963 – The Federal Maximum-Security prison, Alcatraz, is closed
1965 – The civil rights March, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, starts its journey from Selma to Montgomery Al
1970 – The first Earth Day is proclaimed
1980 – The question on every one’s mind is being asked – “Who shot JR?”
2006 – Twitter co-founder, Jack Dorsey, sends the first tweet
Happy Birthday to…
Julio Gallo (1910-1993) He gave us quality inexpensive wine – certainly not served before its time
Enjoy the day and make it your own
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now am found
Was blind but now I see – John Newton
Thank you to National Day Calendar; National Today; History.com; Britannica.com; Wikipedia; on this day.com
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