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March 7, 2016

Today we celebrate:

Fun Facts About Names Day – We continue Celebrate Your Name Week with this one. What is interesting about your name? Do you know any cool trivia about anyone else's name? Can you name all of the Von Trapp Family children? For some fun facts on names look here. And this is a great web site to look at if you want to find out the meaning of your name. My name in England means “good”, in France means “sweet”, and in Scotland means “pretty, charming beautiful.”  I resemble all of those definitions.  If you don’t believe me, just ask my parents. Don’t ask my husband, he might have a little something derogatory to say about the “good” and “sweet” parts.

Casimir Pulaski Day – Celebrated on the first Monday in March, this is a day to remember Revolutionary War Cavalry Officer Casimir Pulaski. He was born in Poland but came to America and trained Revolutionary War soldiers and cavalry. In some states, there are laws making it mandatory for schools to celebrate this day with their students. You will hear about him later in the year as well. In 2009, President Obama signed a resolution making Casimir Pulaski an honorary American citizen.

National Be Heard Day – This day was created by Shannon Cherry to highlight the fact that big businesses have a tendency to steal all the limelight because they have the financial resources to pay for the publicity that gets their name out there. Small businesses need to step up and make a big noise today. There are millions of small businesses in this country, get out there and make yourselves known.

Alexander Graham Bell Day – On this day in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell was issued a patent for “the method of, and apparatus for, transmitting vocal or other sounds telegraphically … by causing electrical undulations, similar in form to the vibrations of the air accompanying the said vocal or other sound.” The patent office has a way of making the most exciting and revolutionary accomplishments sound so dull and boring. But in any case, the lives of teenagers around the world were never the same again.

National Crown Roast Of Pork Day – Take your pork loin and pull it into a circle shape with the bones sticking up so it looks like a crown. You will probably have to tie it into place so it stays in that shape, but when it comes out of the oven, it will look beautiful!

National Cereal Day – Cereal is pretty blah without milk so hopefully you have some available because this is going to be your breakfast today. For some fascinating history, and fun facts about cereal, look here. For example, did you know that 49 percent of Americans eat cereal for breakfast?. I know that at least one American also has cereal before going to bed at night. That would be my teenage son because he is a tall, skinny, bottomless pit. And as a matter of fact, he is sitting at the table right across from me as I write this, eating his cereal at 9pm.

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