Category Archive: Holidays

Jun 27

Happy Sunglasses Day!

    Elton John has over a thousand pairs, Canadian singer Corey Hart only wears his at night, and you can tell the good guys from the bad guys in The Matrix by the shape of theirs. What am I talking about? Sunglasses, of course! There’s nothing quite as stylish as a pair of shades, …

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Jun 18

Yea! It’s Father’s Day again!

  Father’s Day is observed annually on the third Sunday in June.  This day is set aside to honor and celebrate fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, though it is also celebrated widely on other days by many other countries. After …

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Jun 09

Quack Quack – It’s Donald Duck Day again!

  National Donald Duck Day is observed annually on June 9th.  This day commemorates the birthday of the funny animal cartoon character, Donald Duck. Donald made his first screen debut on June 9, 1934, in The Wise Little Hen.   Donald Duck usually wears a sailor suit with a cap and a black or red bow tie and …

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Jun 04

National Cancer Survivor’s Day

    Observed annually on the first Sunday in June, National Cancer Survivor’s Day has been set aside to “demonstrate that life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality.” Each year on National Cancer Survivor’s Day, events and celebrations are held and hosted around the United States by local communities, hospitals and support groups honoring …

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May 29

Memorial Day 2017

Thanks, Grandpa…  You weren’t American, but you fought valiantly for the cause overseas. I never met my grandfather.  He had died in Peshawar, India, fighting for the Black Watch during World War l.  Peshawar was on the northern frontier of British India, near the Khyber Pass. In 1947, Peshawar became part of the newly independent …

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May 25

It’s Also National Tap Dance Day!

  Another of the Who Knew?-type posts. It’s National Tap Dance Day.  When I was a little kid, I took the “required” ballet and tap classes for a year.  My mom has a picture of me in my tutu and one in my majorette costume for the tap recital.  I imagine I only took for the year …

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May 25

Why a Towel?

From The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy…    

May 23

Every Time It Rains…

        See a penny, pick it up… All day long you’ll have good luck. When you are out and about today, look on the ground for pennies. It just might be your lucky day! My mom is forever picking up pennies – or anything that’s cash-looking.  She’s made a record over the …

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May 14

Happy Dogmother’s Day!

This picture reminds me so much of our dog and her siblings.  Mimi, unlike our most recent past dog, refuses to wear a bandana, though!   Last Dogmother’s Day, Mimi shared this on her blog (yes, of course my dog has her own blog):   My human mom had a friend who said she was my …

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May 14

Happy Mother’s Day!

  Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as …

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