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September 4, 2016

Today we celebrate:

National Wildlife Day - This is a day for raising awareness of the high number of endangered animals in this country and in the world. Zoos, in this country at least, tend to have a bad reputation because people don’t like to see the animals caged up all the time and they don’t think it’s a good situation for the animals. But the truth is that most zoos and animal sanctuaries work very hard to save the animals and educate people about conservation of our planet’s animals to try to influence children to become future animal caretakers and conservationists. Many, many zoos and animal sanctuaries care for animals who have been rescued from people who bought them as babies and didn’t know what to do when they grew up, or they suffered injuries, or were orphaned too young. When it is possible to release them into the wild, they do so. If it is not possible, they care for the animals for the rest of their lives. There are others who are just in it for the money, so you have to be careful if you choose to donate your money to this cause.

Newspaper Carrier Day – This is a day to celebrate the newspaper carriers who are responsible for delivering our newspapers to our driveways. This day was chosen because it is the anniversary of the day in 1833 that Barney Flaherty was hired by the New York Sun to be its’ first newspaper carrier or paperboy, as they were known then.

National Macadamia Nut Day - Macadamias were first discovered by the Aborigines of Australia thousands of years ago. Being high in protein, fiber, calcium, iron and potassium, they are also very healthy for an afternoon snack. That means that when you add them to cookies, you take a sugary, unhealthy food and magically turn it into something that is very healthy, right?

Eat An Extra Dessert Day - I think that this day needs no explanation. It is permission to do what everyone wants to do anyway. Excuse me, but you are standing in front of the ice cream. You might want to move before I climb over you to get at it.

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