National Chocolate Eclair Day

This holiday is always held on June 22. National Chocolate Eclair Day is a sugary, sweet way to start your day. It’s a sweet, tasty way to end your day, too. Eclairs are a light, crisp pastry filled with a pastry cream. They are most often eaten as a dessert. They can be eaten at every meal, or as a snack. We hope that you are not on a diet, or watching calories, carb or sugar. Because participating in this day, means consumption of high calorie, high carb, high sugar éclairs. Did you know? Eclairs originated in France. Today’s Chuckle: “I told him to be himself. That was pretty mean, I guess.: – – Author Unknown

#Chocolate #Eclair#Cake#Candy#Elephant#Yummy

Father’s Day

Father’s day is always celebrated the Third Sunday in June. A day to honor Dad. NO. Rather, it is a day to enjoy time with Dad and appreciate all he does for you. What Dad really wants is healthy, happy and successful kids. And, he wants you to spend a few moments with him on Father’s Day. Today’s life style is busy for both dads and kids. So, a little time with dad on Father’s Day is just what he wants. A Father is more than the biological paternal source of our being. It is the person who cares and provides for us. It is the man who helps to set the standards, the family values and the example. So, add to this group, step fathers and other men who willingly and eagerly accept and cherish the role. Whether biological, adopted or informally, if they are the father figure to you, give him some recognition today and don’t hesitate to call him “Dad”. Did you know? The first Father’s Day celebration was in Spokane, WA. on May 18, 1910. Remember all those famous quotes and sayings dad had when you were growing up? See Dadism’s Today’s Chuckle: “Fathers Day, when you get that lethal combination of alcohol and power tools.” – – David Letterman

Let Dad pick something he REALLY wants….

Fresh Veggies Day

This holiday is always observed on June 16. Today is Fresh Veggies Day. Take a vow to eat healthy today (and everyday), with fresh veggies for every meal, and for snack, too. Better still, be a vegetarian for a day. Your body will like it. Fresh vegetables are tasty, far better tasting than canned or frozen vegetables. They are also healthy and highly nutritious. This makes it easy to add fresh vegetables to the menu at every meal, and for snacking. This time of year, there are plenty of fresh vegetables at your local grocery store, or in your backyard vegetable garden. So relish Fresh Veggies Day with a bountiful supply of fresh picked veggies. Find fresh garden veggie recipes.

#Veggies#Healthy#Enjoy#GoodForYou#Elephant

American Flag Day and National Flag Week

Flag Day, is a day for all Americans to celebrate and show respect for our flag, its designers and makers. Our flag represents the United States of America and its citizens. Our country is the greatest country in the world. We should pause today, to recognize our great country and our great citizens over the ages. Our flag represents our independence and our unity as a nation…..one nation, under God, indivisible. Our flag has a proud and glorious history. It was at the lead of every battle fought by Americans. Many people have died protecting it. It even stands proudly on the surface of the moon. The American Flag is lovingly referred to by other names, including:

  • Old Glory
  • Stars and Stripes
  • The Red, White and Blue

As Americans, we have every right to be proud of our culture, our nation, and our flag. So raise the flag today and every day with pride! 

Properly Display Our Flag Care and handling of the American flag is steeped in tradition and respect. There is a right way and a wrong way to display the flag. This is called Flag Etiquette. The American flag should be held in the highest of regards. It represents our nation and the many people who gave their lives for our country and our flag. Here are the basics on displaying  the American flag:

  • The flag is normally flown from sunrise to sunset.
  • In the morning, raise the flag briskly. At sunset, lower it slowly. Always, raise and lower it ceremoniously.
  • The flag should not be flown at night without a light on it.
  • The flag should not be flown in the rain or inclement weather.
  • After a tragedy or death, the flag is flown at half staff for 30 days. It’s  called “half staff” on land ,and “half mast” on a ship.
  • When flown vertically on a pole, the stars and blue field , or “union”, is at the top and at the end of the pole (away from your house).
  • The American flag is always flown at the top of the pole. Your state flag and other flags fly below it.
  • The union is always on top. When displayed in print, the stars and blue field are always on the left.
  • Never let your flag touch the ground, never…period.
  • Fold your flag when storing. Don’t just stuff it in a drawer or box.
  • When your flag is old and has seen  better days, it is time to retire it. Old flags should be burned or buried. Please do not throw it in the trash.

Origin of Flag Day In 1775, the first American flag, called the Continental colors, was created for our fledgling country. But, it looked too similar to the British flag. So, on June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution that “the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white,” and that “the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation. It wasn’t until 1916, that President Woodrow Wilson issued an official decree making June 14th Flag Day. However, some say the original Flag Day occurred in Wisconsin in 1885, and that Bernard J. Cigrand, a school teacher, began the practice of celebrating the flag’s birthday. He assigned his class to write essays about the flag and its significance.

#American #AmericanFlagDay #Elephant#GodBlessAmerica

National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day

This holiday is always observed on June 9. It’s National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day, time to enjoy a slice of a pie you many never have tried before. While Strawberry Rhubarb Pie has a long history, dating back to the 1800’s, not too many people have ever tried it. Some people, especially the younger crowd, do not even know what rhubarb is. The rhubarb plant has a long, thick, edible stem with good flavor, but a tart taste. Rhubarb recipes use sugar to sweeten it. The leaves are not eaten, as they are poisonous. Through the years, debate has raged as to whether Rhubarb is a vegetable, or a fruit. It is commonly thought of as a fruit, as this is the way it is used. In actuality, Rhubarb is actually a vegetable. Are you ready to be adventuresome?  Dig into a piece of Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. You will not be disappointed.  Today’s Chuckle: “I want my children to have all of the things I couldn’t afford. Then, I want to move in with them.” – – Phyllis Diller.

#Strawberry#RhubarbPie#Yummy#Elephant#Enjoy

Flip a Coin Day

FLIP A COIN ANY COIN!!!! This holiday is always held on June 1. Flip a Coin Day is day when making decisions is as easy as flipping a coin. This tradition dates back to Julius Caesar. Caesar would take a coin and flip it to make decisions where the right choice was unclear. The correct answer was “heads”, which of course carried his image on the coin.

Do you have any idea how to celebrate this day? You guessed it…Flip a coin.  Use this method of decision making for all decisions, and for everything you do today.

#FlipACoin #AnyCoin #Decision#Elephant#TieBreaker

National Wine Day

This holiday is always held on May 25. Tap the keg. Crack open a bottle. Today is National Wine Day. People have been drinking wine since the early days of man (and woman). There are plenty of references to wine in the Bible. Wine has thankfully been around for thousands of years. There are many varieties of grapes, giving us the opportunity to make and enjoy, hundreds of different varieties of wines. Made from fermented grapes, wine is easy to make. As a result, there are many home vintners among us. While you don’t have to drink wine today to celebrate this day, it certainly would not be as much fun.. It is so easy to celebrate National Wine Day. Here are a few ideas:

  • Have a glass or two of wine.
  • Go on a winery tour.
  • Make some  home made wine.
  • Have a wine variety that you have never tried before.

Important: Remember, if you do drink, don’t drive. Always have a designated driver. Today’s Quote: ” Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.” – – Benjamin Franklin

#Wine#SueAndMelissa#GoodTimes#Elephant#DrinkResponsibly

Lucky Penny Day

This holiday is always held on May 23. It’s Lucky Penny Day. Perhaps a Lucky Penny will be lucky for you today. Taken at face value, a penny doesn’t buy you much, if anything. It used to. During your parents and grandparents days, a penny bought a lot of things. Most notably, “Penny Candy” got its name because a piece of candy cost a penny. Inflation year after year after year, eroded the penny’s value. There has even been some discussion as to whether to discontinue the penny….Heaven forbid! The penny still serves a very useful purpose…  at least some of them are lucky pennies.  Lucky pennies are found on the ground. Not all of the pennies you find will be lucky. But, it will only take one lucky penny used to scratch off the mega winner on a scratch-off ticket. Are you superstitious? Superstition has it that you should only pick up a penny that is lying face up. Here are some other uses for pennies:

  • A penny for your thoughts.
  • To put your “two cents” in.
  • A necessity for penny pinchers
  • A handy screwdriver when nothing else is available.

Deep Thought for Today: Money isn’t everything. But, it sure keeps the kids in touch.

#Penny’s#AddUp#Elephant#GoodLuck#AlwaysPickUpAPenny

National Bike to Work Day

Always the third Friday in May. National Bike to Work Day is a great opportunity to get some exercise, and to save gas. Here is what National Bike to Work Day is all about. This information is straight from the League of American Bicyclists……….. National Bike Month was started by the League in 1956. The event was timed to coincide with the arrival of warmer weather. It has inspired countless bike rides, safety inspections, commuter challenges, ribbon-cuttings, “share the road” promotions, and other varied celebrations of bicycling in communities across the nation. One of the most popular activities in Bike Month, is encouraging people to bicycle to work and forsake their motor vehicles for just one day. Bike to Work Week is the third week in May, and the third Friday in May is designated as National Bike to Work Day. The League was founded as the League of American Wheelmen in 1880. Bicyclists, known then as “wheelmen”, were challenged by rutted roads of gravel and dirt, and faced antagonism from horsemen, wagon drivers, and pedestrians.

My Friend Mike Harmon LOVES to ride his bike………….this post is dedicated to his dedication to bike riding.

#BikeRiding#Elephant#GreatFun#GoodExercise

No Dirty Dishes Day

No Dirty Dishes Day is a reprieve from the daily pile of dishes to wash and dry. Day after day, we do the daily chore of washing and drying dishes, then put them away in various cabinets and drawers. We perform this task after each and every meal, and often after snacks. Even putting them in and out of the dishwasher and running it, can be a chore. You deserve a break from this routine. And, today is that day. The objective of this day is to have no dirty dishes. It is not intended to pile them up until tomorrow. We can think of two ways to avoid dirty dishes today:

  • Use disposable plates, cups and silverware for all meals and snacks.
  • Take the family out to eat all three meals. Then for snack, go out for ice cream!

We strongly recommend that you do not pile up the dishes to do tomorrow.  This defeats the purpose of this very special day. Deep Thought for Today: You can fool some of the people all of the time…. and those are the ones you want to concentrate on.

#NoDishesToWash#Easy#Elephant#MoreTrashLessDirtyDished