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March 12, 2015

Today we celebrate:

National Milky Way Day – This is a day that I am very excited about. It's a day that is all about eating Milky Way candy bars. This delightful sweet treat was created by Frank C. Mars back in 1923. Apparently there is an American version, that has chocolate-malt nougat with caramel and milk chocolate, and a non-American version that does not have the caramel. All I can say to that is that I will never move to any other country.

National Baked Scallops Day – I am used to frying scallops on the stove, but this is another option that looks pretty good. If you use bay scallops, you can probably do it the same way, just cut down on the cooking time.

Girl Scouts Day – On this day in 1912, Juliette Gordon Low gathered together 18 girls in Savanna, Georgia, and held the first ever Girl Scout meeting. Her dream has grown into a worldwide reality for millions of girls over the last 103 years.

National Alfred Hitchcock Day – Born on August 13, 1899, this is a day to celebrate the master of suspense. I was not able to determine why it was today and not August 13th, but regardless, if you have the stomach for it, today is the day to watch one of his disturbing movies. If you watch carefully, there is a very good chance you will see him in the movie somewhere as he had cameos in most of his films.

Plant A Flower Day – This is a day to plant flowers in your flower gardens. If your ground is still frozen outside and covered with snow, like mine, or you are still expecting some freezing at night, then you can start your flowers inside. Nothing gets our spirits up like seeing flowers and feeling warm weather in springtime. Springtime is fast approaching so get those flowers ready.

World Day Against Cyber Censorship – Begun in 2008 by Reporters Without Borders and Amnesty International, this is a day to speak out against the online censorship perpetuated by many countries. Their goal is to have an unrestricted internet that has free access for everyone in the world.

World Kidney Day – This year the focus of the day is on “Kidney Health for All”. This disease can show up in people of any age, but it is much more common in older people. The key is early detection and prevention. Make sure you talk to your doctor to find out how you can detect and prevent this debilitating disease.  This day is celebrated on the second Thursday in March.

To celebrate today, have a Milky Way bar before you find some Girl Scouts willing to help you plant flowers. Finally, get online to find the best recipe for baked scallops that you can find and have that for dinner while you watch an Alfred Hitchcock movie and drink water for your kidneys.


  1. Alfred Hitchcock Day - the anniversary of the premier of his first film, ‘Rebecca’, in 1940.

    1. Ah! The mystery solved! Thank you David!