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March 9, 2017

Today we celebrate:

Amerigo Vespucci Day - Born on this day in 1454, Amerigo was an Italian merchant who explored the east coast of South America between 1499 and 1502. He was the one who realized that this new land was part of a new continent and not the coast of Asia, as all the other explorers believed.

National Panic Day – Today is a day to be afraid. Let all your fears loose and indulge in a little panic party. Come on, 'fess up, there has to be something you are afraid of. I confess that I am afraid of big spiders and snakes of all sizes. Anyone else?

National Crabmeat Day – This is a day to indulge in some crab meat. If you can't stand the thought of eating crab, try the imitation crab meat. I'm not a fan of crab at all myself, but I'm told it's difficult to tell the difference. If you're like me, try mixing it in with something else, or stuff something with a crabmeat mixture. That would probably be quite tasty.

Barbie Day – On this day in 1959, the first Barbie Doll went on display at the American Toy Fair in NYC. She doesn't look too bad for 57 years old. She was created because of an idea that Ruth Handler, wife of one of the founders of Mattel, came up with while watching her daughter Barbara play with her dolls. I understand that she has gotten a makeover and come out in more realistic shapes and sizes which is great. Barbie has gotten a bad rap over the years by presenting an impossible ideal that has been bad for girls to attempt to aspire to.

Get Over It Day – I don't know what it is you have a problem with, but today you need to just get over it! Don't be nursing any grudges because of something someone did to you and don't be wallowing in guilt because of something you did to yourself or someone else. Just get over it already.  Trust me, you’ll feel a lot better.

National Meatball Day - Who doesn’t love those little balls of meat that roll around on top of your spaghetti. Although they can go with many different meals besides pasta and sauce. There was even a song created for these delectable spheres of protein that I believe began like this…”On top of spaghetti, all covered with cheese, I lost my poor meatball, when somebody sneezed.” I’m sure you remember that one.

Joe Franklin Day – Born on this day in 1929, Joe Franklin started in radio when he was 17 years old. In 1950, he switched over to television and basically invented the talk show. The Joe Franklin Show was the longest running talk show when it ended in 1990, although that is no longer the case. Would anyone like to guess the name of the talk show that has run for longer than 40 years? Take a guess before you check your answer at this site.

False Teeth Day – On this day in 1822, Charles Graham received a patent for false teeth. False teeth had been used for hundreds of years before then, but these were much better than the primitive methods used previously. Graham’s teeth were made out of porcelain which were found to be much more durable than teeth made from ivory or gold or human teeth. I've even seen reference to false teeth made out of lead, but I'm not sure that is accurate.  I certainly hope not.

Nametag Day – For this Celebrate Your Name Week event, you must wear a name tag everywhere you go. Yes, you heard me, EVERYWHERE. Even if you're going places where everyone already knows your kitchen. After all, you never know when you are going to encounter someone who doesn't know your name and would appreciate the helpful hint.

World Kidney Day – This year the focus of the day is on “Kidney Disease and Children. Act Early to prevent it.” This disease can show up in people of any age, but it is much more common in older people. However, if you teach children at a young age about eating healthy and getting plenty of exercise, you can help them to reduce their risk of developing kidney disease at any age. This day is celebrated on the second Thursday in March.

Popcorn Lovers Day - Also celebrated on the second Thursday, this day you may feel free to indulge your love for popcorn of any flavor. Pop it any way you have available or buy it already popped and eat it all day long if you want to. Be careful if you have braces, it’s one of the things that can cause a trip to the orthodontist for repairs.

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