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September 7, 2015

Today we celebrate:

Labor Day – Celebrated on the first Monday in September, this is a day to celebrate workers of all kinds. Most businesses have this day off except for vital services such as hospitals, police and shopping malls. The rest of us celebrate the contributions of workers on an economic and social level.

National Acorn Squash Day - First grown by Native Americans back in the day, this food has been loved for hundreds of years as an easy to grow vegetable.  I’m not sure how they cooked it back then but these days there are a multitude of recipes that make it delectable.  I like it to be the main dish, stuffed with a sausage mixture.

Salami Day – A meat that is cured, fermented (Really? I didn’t even know you could do that to meat.) and air-dried, and very popular in Italian families.  I like to add a slice of salami to my sandwiches to add a little zest to the flavor. Have some salami any way you like it today.

Neither Rain Nor Snow Day – The U.S. Post Office legend says, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of nights stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” On this day in 1914, exactly 101 years ago, the New York Post Office Building on 8th Avenue opened to the public.

Google Commemoration Day – On this day in 1996, Google was created. It has since become a household word and is synonymous with finding out any kind of information.  While it is not the only search engine out there, it is the most well known, at least among the people I know, and it does a lot more than search for things on the internet these days.

Grandma Moses Day – Anna Mary Robertson Moses was born on this day in 1860. She was what the art world labels a “primitive” painter because she didn't go to art school.  She was a self taught artist who started painting at the age of 78, which is why she earned the name “Grandma Moses.”

To celebrate today, take a break from your normal labors but don’t expect any mail today because while rain and snow won’t stop them, Labor Day will.  Then, bring out your inner artist and make a Google doodle about salami and acorn squash.

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