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August 20, 2017

Today we celebrate:

National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day – This is a new one for me. I didn't know you could make chocolate pecan pie. I bet it's pretty good but probably too sweet for me.

National Lemonade Day – This day is all about teaching young people how to begin and operate their own business of selling lemonade from a lemonade stand. They will learn a lot about business doing something like that especially if they have a good mentor to give them tips. I’ll give all you kids who are planning on doing this a quick, free tip. Don’t put a lemonade stand on my road. You’ll go broke before lunchtime.

National Radio Day – This day celebrates the invention of the radio. Many people contributed to the various evolutions that the radio has gone through over the years. The first transmission of a signal using electromagnetic waves happened around 1880. The technology just kept getting better from there.

World Mosquito Day - This is not a day to celebrate mosquitos so don’t worry about my sanity. It is, however, a day to celebrate Sir Ronald Ross, the doctor who discovered, in 1897, that female mosquitos transmitted malaria between humans. He declared this day shortly afterward and it has been celebrated by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine since the 1930s with parties and exhibitions.

National Bacon Lover’s Day - My daughter will rejoice today, bacon is one of her favorite foods. Bacon in one form or another has been around for thousands of years, possibly dating back to the Chinese in 1500 B.C., although I’m sure it tasted much different, the idea of salting pork is at least that old.

Virtual Worlds Day - Created by the Association of Virtual Worlds in 2008, this is a day to recognize the rapid development of the virtual worlds industry. I don’t know too much about it because virtual worlds affect my motion sickness issues so I can’t play in them or watch anyone else play in them for more than a few seconds at a time. But I can see how popular they are, and I know enough about programming to know how difficult it is to create an entire world. The sheer number of variables to be considered is staggering to me. So hats off to all those who have succeeded in conquering this virtual frontier.  

God's Preeminence Day – Celebrated on the third Sunday of August, this is a day for believers to pay tribute to God. Pray, meditate about God, and give all glory to God today.

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