Monthly Archive: September 2016

Sep 29

National Coffee Day

  If you know me, you know that I nearly always have a cup of coffee nearby, at all times.  I’m glad that coffee has its own day now 🙂   The date might not be marked on your calendar, but if you are like more than 50 percent of adults who drink coffee every …

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Sep 11

We Remember September 11 ~ Always

    I originally wrote this on 9/11/01… I, too, was stunned to hear the news this morning and continuing throughout the day. It was just something unbelievable.  My husband and I were on a Land Rover 4X4 tour of the off-road areas of Barbados when we first got the news. At first, when we …

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Sep 06

National Read A Book Day

In another of the “Who Knew” Holidays…   National Read A Book Day is observed annually on September 6th. Don’t keep it to yourself.  Share the experience!  Read aloud to anyone who will listen. Reading improves memory and concentration as well as reduces stress.   Older adults who spend time reading show a slower cognitive …

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Sep 05

Labor Day – First Monday in September

  Labor Day was celebrated for the first time in New York City in 1882.  It was originally celebrated on September 5th, but was moved to the first Monday in September in 1884. Labor Day started out as a state holiday, getting voted in by individual states. As the day gained popularity, Congress declared Labor …

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