Sunday, August 30, 2009

Holiday Previews for the Week


August 30 - Frankenstein Day - This day is in honor of author Mary Wollenstone Shelley who was born on August 30,1797. She wrote the book "Frankenstein "in 1818. This day in in honor of her birth.

August 30 - Toasted Marshmallow Day - mmmmmmmmmmmmmm what a great day to prepare for a campfire in the evening full of toasty yummies, and if you cannot make a camp fire because of fire bans and safety you can always put the s'mores together and throw them in the micro-wonder for some 15 seconds and ENJOY!

August 31 - National Trail Mix Day - In scouts we have everyone bring a trail mix component such as cereal, nuts, pretzels, raisins, dried fruit, M&Ms, etc and then we throw it all in a bowl together mix it up and divy it up into ziplock bags for everyone to have for the trail. The mix always turns out interestingly different and it's a great snack for trailing :)

September:

Classical Music Month
Hispanic Heritage Month
Fall Hat Month
International Square Dancing Month
National Blueberry Popsicle Month
National Courtesy Month
National Piano Month
Chicken Month
Baby Safety Month
Little League Month
Honey Month
Self Improvement Month
Better Breakfast Month


September 1 - Emma Nutt became the first woman telephone operator on September 1, 1878. She loved the job, and worked at it for 33 years. This special day celebrates the world of telephone operators. It was a very important job for many decades. Today, the position has been eliminated being replaced by automation in telephone systems.

September 2 - VJ Day - There is some confusion over what date is V-J Day. You can consider any (or all) of three dates as V-J Day. President Harry S. Truman caused some of this confusion........
On August 14, 1945, the Japanese government cabled to the U.S. their surrender. This is the date of most modern observances.
On August 15, 1945, news of the surrender was announced to the world. This sparked spontaneous celebrations over the final ending of World War II.
On September 2, 1945, a formal surrender ceremony was held in Tokyo Bay aboard the USS Missouri. At the time, President Truman declared September 2 to be VJ Day.
Regardless of which day you view as VJ Day, World War II was finally over.

September 2 - National Beheading Day - don't lose your head over this one, simply: Throughout history, beheadings have occurred. The list is long, including commoners and Kings. The most notable king to be beheaded was Charles I of England in 1645. Let us be thankful that beheading is no longer the custom.

September 3 - Skyscraper Day short supply, and real estate prices are ever increasing. Building "up" becomes more and more logical. As technical capabilities in construction improved, skyscrapers have become taller and taller. In addition, there is a certain prestige to have one of the tallest structures in the world in your city.

September 4 - Newspaper Carrier Day - This day commemorates the hiring of the very first newspaper carrier. Newspaper carriers date back to the early 1800s. On September 10, 1833, 10 year old Barney Flaherty became the first newspaper carrier. Benjamin Day, publisher of The New York Sun, hired Barney Flaherty to sell papers for his penny press. The only job requirement, was that he had to show that he could throw a newspaper into the bushes. Newspaper Carrier Day honors everyone who is now, or once was, a newspaper carrier. The list includes thousands, if not millions, of people. Years ago, this job was primarily populated by kids, from pre-teen through approximately sixteen. At that age, many, but not all, kids moved to restaurant, grocery store and retail type of jobs.

September 5 - Be Late for Something Day - oh yeah. I can handle this one. Being a stickler for punctuality this one will make me feel like I am getting away with something (although many make it a way of life).

September 5 - Cheese Pizza Day - I celebrated this one yesterday but will gladly do it again, because ym ym ym ym ym . pizza is yummmmmmmmmmmmm.

2 comments:

Dan Felstead said...

Recreational Art...first of all, I wanted to tell you what an interesting blog you have. I love the day by day ...what's important...info you have!

Secondly, I wanted to thank you for following my photo blog...I appreciate the support.

Dan

Mersad said...

I want to thank you too for this awesome post. I just wrote a small text about the changing season (usually it's only phots with me :) and i think this goes well along with it.

A very interesting read.