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January 23, 2015

Today we celebrate PIE...among other, less important, things:

National Pie Day – Also celebrated on December 1st, this is a day to have pie, pie and more pie.  It doesn’t even matter what kind of pie you have.  I prefer dessert pies, but my kids are big fans of chicken pot pie and hamburger pie is pretty good too.

National Rhubarb Pie Day – Well, if you're going to have to have pie today, you might as well have rhubarb pie and celebrate two days in one. Rhubarb is delicious in a pie especially if you mix it into a custard pie or with strawberries. I never really think of buying it in January, it's more of a June food here in the northeast.

National Handwriting Day – Celebrated on John Hancock's 276th birthday, this is a day to focus on your writing skills and how readable they are. Do you write sloppily so that no one can read it or do you write so tiny that people need a magnifying glass? Maybe you write with big loopy letters? What does your handwriting say about you? Today is the day to find out.

Measure Your Feet Day – Do any of us really know how big our feet are? I know that mine are larger than they were before I had children. I've heard that our feet continue to grow after the rest of us has stopped so I'd always assumed that old people have really big feet.  They don’t, of course, but maybe their feet are bigger than they were when they were young.

Snowplow Mailbox Hockey Day – This is a day for snowplow drivers to have some fun. Plowing roads is a lot of hard work with long hours during snowstorms and we depend upon them to keep our roads clear so that we can use them whenever we need to get to go out.  We certainly complain if they don’t plow our roads fast enough.   So for all the snowplow drivers out there, today is a day for you to see how many mailboxes you can whack today.

To celebrate today, measure your feet and write down your size in your best handwriting so you don't forget when you go shopping for shoes. Finally, if it's snowing, watch the snowplow people play hockey with your mailbox while you eat a piece of rhubarb pie.

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