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August 11, 2013

Today we celebrate:

National Raspberry Bombe Day – I have never had one of these but they look absolutely delicious and I love raspberries.

Ingersoll Day - Born on this day in 1833, Robert Green “Bob” Ingersoll was a veteran of the Civil War, an abolitionist, a political leader and a popular orator known for defending his views on agnosticism. His nickname was “The Great Agnostic”. An agnostic is basically someone who neither believes nor disbelieves in the existence of any kind of God.

Presidential Joke Day – This is a day to celebrate jokes that have been told by Presidents. Really. Apparently on this day in 1984, President Ronald Reagan told a great joke about how we were about to start bombing Russia. Not everyone thought that was funny, oddly enough. But enough were enamored with his sense of humor that they decided to take this day to celebrate the sense of humor of all of our Presidents.

National Spirit of '45 Day – Created in 2010 by the United States Congress to be celebrated on the second Sunday in August, this is a day to honor the “ordinary heroes” of World War II. The people who suffered through the Great Depression, sacrificed for the war effort, and worked to rebuild the economies of the United States and the countries devastated by World War II.

To celebrate today, read a book on the complicated life of Robert Ingersoll to someone you know from the World War II generation, and then tune in to President Obama's latest speech to see if he makes any jokes. Finish off the day with a delicious raspberry bombe.

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