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December 7, 2015

Today we celebrate:

National Letter Writing Day - This is a day to do something you probably haven’t done in quite a while.  It’s a day to hand write a letter to someone.  No typing skills required.  Get some paper, a pen or pencil, sit down at a table or desk, and start writing.  There is nothing quite as enjoyable as receiving a handwritten letter in the mail.  It tells the recipient that you care enough to take the time and effort to write to them.

National Cotton Candy Day – Known in other countries by other names such as candy floss or fairy floss, this is a sweet treat that is most commonly found at carnivals or fairs. I find it to be too sweet and sticky, but my children love it, of course. It was first invented way back in the 18th century in Europe but it was spun by hand and so was expensive and time consuming to make. The first machine to do the trick was invented in 1897 by a dentist, of all people, named William Morrison. You would think that even back then, a dentist would know better than to make sugar more readily available.

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – This is a day to honor and remember all those who died during the attack on Pearl Harbor on this day in 1941. The United States Flag is to be flown at half-staff until sunset today in their honor.

International Civil Aviation Day – Begun in 1994 by the International Civil Aviation Organization and endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1996, this is a day to celebrate the fact that we, as average citizens of almost any country, can get on a plane and fly mostly wherever we want to fly.

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