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September 3, 2014

Today we celebrate:

Skyscraper Day – This is a day to admire the world's tallest skyscrapers such as Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan which is 1,671 feet tall. It is celebrated today because this is Louis H. Sullivan’s birthday.  If you are like me and have never heard of Mr. Sullivan, allow me to tell you that he was born in 1856 and is the architect given credit for designing the first skyscrapers.  He is sometimes known as the “father” of the American skyscraper.  The truth of the matter is that lots of architects had built skyscrapers before or at the same time as Mr. Sullivan so I’m not sure why he is so special but I don’t make the special days, I just tell you about them. The skyscraper pictured to the right is in Seoul, Korea.

National Welsh Rarebit Day – Welsh Rarebit (also known as Welsh Rabbit) is toast with hot cheese poured over it. It is very popular in Europe. It doesn't have rabbit as an ingredient so it may be that it was invented after an unsuccessful rabbit hunt.

US Bowling League Day - How many bowlers do we have out there?  I like to bowl now and then although I don’t claim to be very good at it, it is still a fun activity to do with the kids or a group of friends.  If you are part of a bowling league, do some practicing for your next game today.  If you are not, see if you can get a group together to bowl a couple of games with you or even start your own league today.

To celebrate everything in one day, go to a skyscraper restaurant and ask for Welsh Rarebit for lunch before heading to the bowling alley for a couple of games.

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