Monday, September 7, 2009

September 6 - Fight Procrastination Day - This one can be very difficult to many, it is a way of life for every teenage boy of this century. I suppose they will just have to push a little harder today and actually do ...well something....
" Never put of until tomorrow, what you can do today!" ... Mark Twain

September 6 - Read a Book Day - a great hobby that I lost for many years claiming to "not have time", but luckily I have found my good ole friend again and I will be very happy to celebrate today and do some extra reading. If you have a child, nephew, grandson, or younger sibling you should take time out today to start a good hobby in them and read with them

September 7 - Labor Day - Dedicated in honor of the worker, it is also appropriately called the "workingman's holiday". The holiday is dedicated to you in respect and appreciation for the work you do in or outside of the home, union or non-union, big company, small companies, or government. As long as you work somewhere at something, this holiday is for you! The first Labor Day was held celebrated in New York City on September 5, 1882 and was started by the Central Labor Union in New York City. In 1884, it was moved to the first Monday in September where it is celebrated today. Labor Day quickly became popular and one state after another voted it as a holiday. On June 28, 1894, the U.S. congress voted it a national holiday.

September 7 - Neither Rain nor Snow Day celebrates the opening of the New York Post Office building on this day in 1914, there is an following inscription was inscribed on the building: "Neither snow nor rain not heat nor gloom of night ,stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." A lot of people assume the inscription represents the Post Office motto. This assumption is incorrect. But, this inscription is very close to the old Pony Express rider's motto. Which leads to a third misconception.. ......The Pony Express was not a government funded predecessor to today's Post Office. The Pony Express was a courier and message delivery service. However, it was privately owned and funded

September 8 - International Literacy Day - The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), established International Literacy Day as an annual event,. The first celebration was on September 8, 1965. "The aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies."

September 8 - National Date Nut Bread Day - Enjoy some of this holiday tasty bread. It's the perfect bread for the season. It contains nuts and sugar, but is not heavy on the sugar. Date nut bread is quite popular...and well, it's just yummy! If you plan on making your own make several loafs and share :)

September 8 - Pardon Day - The roots of this day go back to September 8, 1974. On this day, newly installed President Gerald Ford issued a Presidential Proclamation pardoning President Richard M. Nixon of any wrong doing related to the Watergate scandal. You can also use this day to seek pardon or forgiveness for mistakes and grievances you have committed. Take the opportunity to clean the slate and start anew. Or you can just use today to say "Pardon Meeee" a lot with a super southern twang. It's just fun.

September 9 - Teddy Bear Day - Because they are adorable and sweet and adorably cute and because during the early 1900s, President Theodore Roosevelt was in office as President of the United States. He was a hunter. While hunting in Mississippi in 1902, he refused to shoot a small bear. The Washington Post picked up on this story, and made a cartoon of the event. Toy store owners, Morris and Rose Michtom, wrote to President Roosevelt for permission to call their stuffed animals "Teddy Bears". Teddy bears became wildly popular. Their company went on to become the Ideal Toy Company, one of the largest toy companies in the world.
My favorite is Winnie the Poo.

September 10 - Sewing Machine Day - I wish I had the patience to sew, growing up my mother sewed ALL THE TIME and I was her assistant, but whenever she put me on the machine I magically was overwhelmed with a headache. She always said I was making it up to get out of sewing, I fathomed that maybe I needed glasses - I didn't, maybe it was just my subconscience trying to save me...
Sewing Machine Day celebrates a very important invention ----- the sewing machine. The first sewing machines were made in France in the 1830s. It wasn't until 1846, that they were patented in the U.S. What a great invention. Prior to it's creation, clothes items were sewn together by hand...stitch by stitch.

September 10 - Swap Ideas Day - I use that canned air that my husband buys for the computer keyboards to dust my intricatly ornate wine cabinet: the air is forced into those tiney crevaces and holes and gets the dust out ....anyone else have a share....

September 11 - Make Your Bed Day - really???and I was just getting used to my teenage household ways and started slacking off myself...ooof. FINE. I will even wash my sheets today.

September 11 - No News is Good News Day - No Radio broadcasts. No Television newscasts. And, heaven forbid...avoid the newspaper at all costs. Your local fish wrapper is always filled with bad news. The news media thrives on bad news. Take a day off from all the bad news.

September 12 - Chocolate Milk Shake Day - I love today already. Who does not enjoy a good milk shake???and with chocolate mmmmmmmm.

September 12 - National Video Games Day - Celebrate today by playing video games. Since it is Saturday, if you are off from school or work, make this a marathon day for video games. Better still, invite a few friends and hold a competition. Just make certain that you have enough controllers.

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