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March 12, 2016

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.

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.

National Alfred Hitchcock Day – Born on August 13, 1899, this is a day to celebrate the master of suspense. His birthday is on August 13th, but it was on this day in 1940 that his first movie, Rebecca, premiered.  This information came from David Coleman.  Thank you, David.  If you watch his movies carefully, there is a very good chance you will see him somewhere as he had cameos in most of his films.

Genealogy Day or Descendents Day – Celebrated on the second Saturday in March, this is a day to dig deep. Unearth your family tree and dig out all the skeletons that are lurking there. Who did you come from? Who and where did they come from? Genealogy is a mystery and you need to start finding clues in order to solve it.

International Fanny Pack Day – Also celebrated on the second Saturday in March, this is a day to remember when you got your first fanny pack and if you still have one, wear it today out of nostalgia. While I wouldn't go so far as to call a fanny pack fashionable, it is certainly useful. Something I appreciate more, the older I get. Interesting correlation, don't you think? Maybe I really am turning into my mother!

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