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July 16, 2016

Today we celebrate:

National Fresh Spinach Day - Spinach gets a bad rap from kids. I, personally, love spinach whether it’s cooked or raw in a salad. It is very healthy being rich in iron, vitamins, fiber and calcium, and it’s very tasty if it’s cooked right or if it’s small and tender enough like you find in good salads.

National Corn Fritter Day – When I make corn fritters, which my husband loves, I start out frying them and then finish them in the oven. Some people deep-fry them or just bake them or pan-fry them all the way through. However you like it, enjoy it that way today. Here’s a recipe you can try if you don’t have one.

National Personal Chef Day – We celebrated this on February 26th as well since there is so much disagreement regarding which day it should be celebrated. I like the idea so much that I think it deserves two celebration days. Who wouldn't want a personal chef to come to their home and make dinner for them?

La Paz Day - La Paz is the capital of Bolivia and celebrates its own Independence Day today. On this day in 1809, Pedro Domingo Murillo led a revolt of the people of South American or various European heritages against the Spanish rulers. It took 16 years, but they succeeded. If you go there today, you’ll see parades, fireworks, dancing and music.`

National Woodie Wagon Day – Back in the 1940's and until 1951, car makers used wood to accent the outside of automobiles. Today we celebrate this American symbol of a casual lifestyle on the third Saturday in July. I'm not too certain why this sort of decoration on your vehicle indicates a casual lifestyle so perhaps someone out there can enlighten me on this.

Toss Away the “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day – Also celebrated on the third Saturday in July, this is a day to write down your “could haves” and “should haves” on a piece of paper and throw it away into the garbage. Make a resolution to never live in the past and wallow in your regrets. You can't change anything that has already happened, you can only chose to make life better from this moment on.


  1. I believe that the Woodie Wagon was popularized by the California surfers, and after being featured in surfer movies, became the symbol of a casual lifestyle.

    1. That is very interesting. Thank you for the information, I always appreciate learning something new. I've included it in my notes so I will add it in next year. :)