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June 9, 2016

Today we celebrate:

Donald Duck Day - Some consider this to be Donald Duck’s birthday because it was on this day, in 1934, that he first appeared in cartoons. Namely the Silly Symphony cartoon called “The Wise Little Hen”. However, it was on March 13th that Donald’s nephews were trying to figure out what to get him for his birthday so I think that is his birthday. But we can celebrate his anniversary of cartoon fame today.

National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day – It's strawberry and rhubarb season so it's the perfect time to make this pie for your family. My teenage son would devour the whole thing himself if I let him and then finish it up by eating the leftover raw rhubarb. Yes, I know, he is very odd. Well, no one volunteered to make one for us this year, so I guess I’ll have to step up and make one myself. Fortunately, I like to bake so it won’t be a problem. Now I just need to find some time. Does anyone have any that they can share with me?

World APS Day – On this day in 2005, the APSFA (Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome Foundation of America) was created. Therefore, this is the day that was chosen in 2007 to have World APS Day. You are encouraged to wear burgundy ribbons to help spread awareness of this autoimmune disease and to demonstrate encouragement to those who live with this disease in some way either as a patient, friend, family member or caretaker. To find out more about this disease see this website.

National Career Nursing Assistants Day - This is a day to celebrate nursing assistants who work so hard taking care of the sick, the elderly and the people needing long term care for a variety of reasons in nursing homes and care centers. It is celebrated on the first day of Nursing Assistants and Direct Care Workers Week.

Writer’s Rights Day - This day was created by several different groups that represent writers. According to them, the average writer earns less than $9,000 a year and is not treated well by their publishers. The goal is to get writers to band together and protest this treatment, but the various groups all have different ideas on how to go about doing this.

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