Total Pageviews

April 15, 2015

Today we celebrate:

Jackie Robinson Day - On this day in 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first black man to play major league baseball.  It was a rough time for him, but he kept his temper in check and proved his ability over and over again until his teammates, opposing team players and the fans finally accepted and then loved him.  Now, because of him, we can’t imagine having segregated teams today.

National Bookmobile Day – Begun in 2010, and celebrated on the Wednesday of National Library Week, this is a day to celebrate the contributions of the nation's bookmobiles and the people who make them possible.  In case you don’t have any in your area, bookmobiles are libraries on wheels that bring the books to people who can’t come to the libraries.

National Golf Day - Celebrated for the last 8 years, this is a day to NOT play golf.  I’m sure that this news surprises you and I hope you have someone close by who knows CPR.  NO GOLF TODAY.  Instead, this is a day to go to Capitol Hill and TALK about golf, which is almost as fun, I’m sure.  The powers that be in the golf community want to make sure that rules and regulations governing golfing are fair and appropriate so they spend some time every year discussing this with our Senators and Representatives.

Yom HaShoah - Also known as Holocaust Heroism and Remembrance Day, this is a national memorial day in Israel to remember the 6 million Jews and 5 million others who were victims of the Nazi occupation of much of Europe.

National Glazed Spiral Ham Day – Well, make sure you have enough time to bake one of these today because this is dinner.  And no cheating with the uncut hams, this is a day for the spiral cut ones only.

Rubber Eraser Day – My children and I go through erasers at an alarming rate.  Are we the only ones who are so mistake prone?  All I know is that I definitely appreciate my erasers.

Titanic Remembrance Day – This is a day to remember the victims of the Titanic which struck an iceberg on April 14th at 11:40pm and sank shortly thereafter on the 15th in 1912 causing the deaths of over 1,500 people.

Income Tax Pay Day – All right American people, if you haven't filed your taxes yet, today is the last day to do so. Get busy with it so you can avoid penalties.

McDonald's Day – On this day in 1955, the first McDonald's franchise opened in Des Plaines, Illinois. While it is not known as the healthiest place to eat, if you want to eat healthy you can choose to do so and have their salads, which are not too bad.

Take A Wild Guess Day – This is a day for making guesses, following your gut instinct and trusting your intuition. Go ahead and try it!

That Sucks Day – I'm not a fan of bad language and I contemplated changing the name to That Stinks Day, but then I would be giving you false information so I'm bearing with it in the spirit of the day. This is a day for wallowing in misery and not seeing the good in anything, not a state of being that I am comfortable with, I prefer to be positive but I guess that will have to wait until tomorrow. It is a bit ironic that this day falls on the same day as Titanic Remembrance Day.

To celebrate today, watch some baseball before you take a wild guess on how much you owe the government in taxes, then see if you’re right when you complete your paperwork and turn it in today.  Make sure you have plenty of erasers so you can correct any mistakes you made because of course you followed my fathers old advice to fill out your tax papers first in pencil, then in pen when you’re sure you have it all correct.  It does stink that you have to pay taxes at all, so to celebrate having that done, take a trip to the Capitol to talk about golf and visit the Holocaust Museum while you are there to remember the victims of the Holocaust.  Then, get some McDonald’s food for lunch and get home in time to make a glazed ham for dinner.  Make sure you spend some time at the Bookmobile looking up information about the Titanic.

No comments:

Post a Comment