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April 17, 2013

Today we celebrate:

National Haiku Poetry Day – Poetry lovers everywhere rejoice! Today is a day to celebrate the Haiku form of poetry.

National Cheeseball Day – My husband loves a good cheeseball to have with his crackers at a party. I'm sure all of you cheese lovers do too.

Blah, Blah, Blah Day – This is a day to do all the things that you have been asked to do but don't remember because you tuned out the asker and didn't really listen when they gave you the list.

International Bat Appreciation Day – Created by and sponsored by Bat Conservation International, this is a day to admire everything about bats, including the fact that they eat insects. This day may be changing to November 1st.
Ellis Island Family History Day – This day was officially proclaimed by the nation's governors “to recognize the achievements and contributions to America by Ellis Island immigrants and their descendents.” This day was first celebrated in 2001 when the American Family Immigration History Center at Ellis Island was opened.

Ford Mustang Day – On this day in 1964, Henry Ford II unveiled the first Ford Mustang at the World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, NY. That same day, they were put up for sale at Ford showrooms around the country and 22,000 were sold. 400,000 were sold within a year.

National Bookmobile Day – Begun in 2010, this is a day to celebrate the contributions of the nation's bookmobiles for people who do not have easy access to books, and the people who make them possible.

Nothing Like A Dame Day – I couldn't find out much information about this day, but it seems to be a day to celebrate the “Dame's” of old black and white movies.

To celebrate today, fire up your old Ford Mustang and head to Ellis Island to tour the History Center. While you're there, see if you can get up into the Statue of Liberty and go all the way to the top (you might need to sweet talk the guards by talking like a Dame.) Then you can see if there are any bats living up there. Let me know, will you please? Use the view from the top to inspire you to write a Haiku poem about the Statue. Then look for a bookmobile on your way home so you can pick up a book for your kids to read while you work on the chore list that you didn't make.

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