It’s hard to believe February is more than half done. In fact it’s the last full week of February! Wasn’t it just New Years?!? But here we are just the same. Some of us still snowed in (happily it’s melting, even if slowly!). But maybe this week’s curling & skiing days might help? […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Can you believe February will be 1/2-way done in just a couple of days?! Don’t despair, we’ve found plenty of holidays to keep the blues at bay. (But not the snow … To those of you in the eastern 1/2 of the US: Sorry. 😕 ) From bunnies to birds, and ETs to gumdrops. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
January is winding down, but there’s no shortage of things you can celebrate. As you hunt for happiness, try learning to ice skate, rewarding yourself with a slice of pie, and sitting down with your cat to answer all his questions. Or save a human life by donating blood. Then head to the shelter […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
So, traditionally the second Monday in October is Columbus Day. But in recent years Columbus’ reputation has taken a hit (not undeserved). So some communities have decided to have other celebrations on this day. Many of these celebrations honor the people who had already discovered North America when Columbus showed up to claim […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
On October 9 we celebrate World Post Day. This day marks the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), established on that date in 1874 in Bern, Switzerland. At the time it was called the General Postal Union, and it was established as part of the Treaty of Bern. This Treaty made it simpler to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
September 11 holds plenty of painful memories as the day terrorists attacked America, bringing down The Twin Towers in New York, Part of the Pentagon, And a fourth plane that never reached its target through the heroism of its passengers. Those who died that day and in the aftermath definitely deserve remembrance today. […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Today, and every September 3, the skyscraper gets its due. It’s Skyscraper Day. Even if you don’t normally care about architecture, you have to admit skyscrapers are pretty amazing. These towering structures not only inspire awe for their size, but they’re built to stay standing through storms and earthquakes. And every year seems to bring […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today we celebrate Emma Mills Nutt. Who the heck is that you ask? She was the world’s first female telephone operator, and she started work on September 1, 1878. So now every September 1 is Emma M Nutt Day. As far as we can tell, this is not an official day in any way. We […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Did you grow up believing Pluto was a planet? I mean a real planet, not this “dwarf planet” status it’s saddled with now. Were you outraged at poor little Pluto’s demotion? If so, prepare to revive your outrage. Today is Pluto Demoted Day—the anniversary the 2006 day when astronomers demoted Pluto to a dwarf planet. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today’s a day to remind ourselves of the wonder of flight. To marvel at how big, heavy metal tubes can overcome gravity to soar through the skies … And then come safely back to earth. It’s National Aviation Day, celebrating all things aviation related. It’s also Orville Wright’s birthday, and that’s not a coincidence. Orville […]Continue Reading... No Comments.