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August 28, 2016

On August 28th we celebrate:

Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day - The Rainbow Bridge poem is fairly famous now, especially among animal lovers. No one knows who wrote it but it is very comforting for those of us who have had beloved animals pass on to the next life. Today is a day to remember our “fur babies” who have died and keep that memory in our hearts and minds and picture them playing at the rainbow bridge with all the others who have gone on before.

Read Comics in Public Day - Jack Kirby, a man who contributed a great deal to making comic books what they are today, was born on this day in 1917. To honor his life and the lives of all comic book creators, we are to read our favorite comic book series in public. Bonus points to you if you read a Jack Kirby comic book.

Go Topless Day – This is a day that is celebrated on the Sunday closest to Women's Equality Day, which is on August 26th. It is all about the “if men can do it, women can too” premise. I believe that to a certain degree, but I have no desire to prove it by going topless. I don't particularly care that men can go topless, I just think that means they have more surface area to put sunscreen on and frankly, I don't have that kind of time. If you do, there are many cities throughout the nation that will be having Go Topless Day protests, feel free to join in.

National Red Wine Day - This is a day to enjoy a glass of red wine according to creator Jace Shoemaker-Galloway. There are many different red wines to choose from so I’m sure you will find one you like. I have heard that red wine is actually very healthy for your heart. Of course, you have to drink a lot of it to really get that benefit and that is not so good for your liver or your driving skills, but well, we all have to make sacrifices.

National Cherry Turnovers Day – Cherry is not my favorite flavor of turnover. I prefer apple, but whoever decides these things didn't ask me before they chose this day. I know that there are a lot of people out there who do love cherries so you should definitely enjoy this day.

Dream Day Quest and Jubilee – This is the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech. The third of three Emancipation Days of Respect which honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. by promoting respect, unity and remembrance.

Radio Commercials Day – On this day in 1922, WEAF of New York sold the first radio commercial spot. This revolutionized the broadcasting world because prior to this, radio stations all over were trying to figure out how to make radio a sustainable enterprise. There were other radio stations that made financial deals with businesses that involved sponsoring a weekly program in exchange for being mentioned now and then, but they weren't official commercials.

Bow Tie Day - In fashion off and on for the last few hundred years, the bow tie still has its' place....with the right outfit, of course. Even women wear bow ties now and then these days. They don't even need a tuxedo to go with it.

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