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August 4, 2017

Today we celebrate:

Hooray for Kids Day - I don’t know who created this day but it is all about celebrating children by acting like a child. I have an uncle who is really just a big kid and the kids in the family just gravitate to him because they recognize a kindred spirit. Be like that today, celebrate their youth by playing with them.

National Chocolate Chips Day - This is a day to celebrate the little chocolatey morsels that we add to our baked goods to add a sweet chocolate flavor to chocolate chip cookies or brownies or pancakes or muffins or….well, I could go on and on.  I confess that sometimes I eat them all by themselves.

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day - Well really, what better day to celebrate on the same day as National Chocolate Chips Day. This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate two things at one time. I prefer soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies. What is your favorite?

U.S. Coast Guard Day – This is a day to commemorate the founding of the United States Coast Guard on this day in 1790 by the Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Back then it was called the Revenue Marine.

Single Working Women's Day – This is a day to honor the single working women of the world. They have to find the time to do everything themselves. Name a job around the house and the single working woman has to do it on top of working for a living so she has money to do all the things that have to be done and possibly take care of a family as well.

National White Wine Day - Created by Jace Shoemaker-Galloway to celebrate the rich and very long history of white wines. People have been drinking wine for thousands of years, it’s even recorded in the Bible. So if you are 21 years of age or older, feel free to choose from the wide variety of white wines available, I know you’ll find one to your liking.

Quotations Day - On this day in 1855, John Bartlett published a book called Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations. Public speakers, authors and teachers love to quote people so books like this are very helpful to them. And where would we be without the notable quotes found in the Reader’s Digest. It is easier these days to find quotes with the internet, but be careful to double and triple check to make sure they are actually accurate.

International Beer Day – On the first Friday of August we gather together to celebrate beer and have done so since 2007. But not just to have a beer at dinner and be done with it. No sir, this is INTERNATIONAL Beer Day which means that beer is going to be celebrated all over the world so you need to go out into the world in order to celebrate. And if you can find an international friend to share a beer with, so much the better. If you do go out to a bar or restaurant or friend's house to have a beer, please be mindful of the dangers of drinking and driving and either limit yourself to one beer or arrange for a designated driver or taxi for the ride home. You may find others claiming that this day is celebrated on a different day than this and they might even be right. Do you care?

Braham Pie DayCelebrated on the first Friday in August, this is a day to go to Braham, Minnesota for their famous Pie Day. They turn this delicious dessert into an all day festival with pie baking and pie eating contests, collector car shows, church suppers, musical concerts, and plenty of children's events.

Satchmo DaysFor the next three days, until August 6th, there is a Satchmo Summerfest that celebrates Louis Armstrong, who was a famous jazz musician. There will be music and a museum exhibition and many other events going on all day, every day.  

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