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August 11, 2014

Today we celebrate:

Play in the Sand Day - If you can head for the beach today, the sand there is the best with an almost unlimited supply of the stuff, depending on what beach you go to.  If not, a sandbox will do even if you just stick your feet in it and relax with a cold drink.

National Raspberry Bombe Day – I have never had one of these but they look absolutely delicious and I love raspberries. It might be beyond my humble skills to make something that looks as good as this one from The Culinary Cellar but you can try.

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.

To celebrate everything in one day, sit in the sand and fire up your computer to listen to all the Presidential speeches that have been recorded to see if they tell jokes and decide if they are funny.  Then read about Robert Ingersoll while you eat a raspberry bombe.

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