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January 19, 2014

Today we celebrate:

National Popcorn Day – This is my daughter's favorite day. She lives on popcorn. Try some fun popcorn related activities with the kids today. Decorate the house with popcorn strings, mix popcorn with different ingredients and see what it tastes like. Fill a container with popcorn and guess how many kernels are in it. Have popcorn fights. Your imagination (and tolerance for messes) is your only boundary.

Confederate Memorial Day – This day honors those who died during the Civil War while fighting for the Confederate States of America. It has other names in some other states and is mostly celebrated in the southern states.

National Gun Appreciation Day – Begun last year, this is a day to demonstrate American's support of their 2nd Amendment right to own a gun. I know this is a very controversial subject with strong feelings on either side and I am gifted (cursed?) with the ability to see and understand both sides of the issue but you may feel free to comment with your opinion if you wish.

Peter Durand
Tin Can Day – The tin can was patented in 1810 by Peter Durand and the ability to store food for long periods of time suddenly became possible. However, the can opener was patented by William Lyman in 1870. Hmmmm. Does anyone else see a 60 year problem here?

World Religion Day – Celebrated on the third Sunday in January, this is a day to acknowledge all of the many, many, many different religions in the world.

To celebrate today, take your antique gun to a civil war reenactment and play the part of a Confederate soldier. Make sure you bring a few tin cans of food with you to share as long as you remembered your can opener. Then explain your religious beliefs to your children over a bowl of delicious popcorn.

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