Today is the day that you make up for all those days that you have missed over the rest of the year. Birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, you know, those days that get you in trouble for forgetting them. We all forget things and recently we have good reason for forgetting even what day it is. That does not change the fact that we should not have forgotten them and being human, we have invented a day to make up for all those things we have forgotten. Gaye Anderson of DeMotte, IN created today, probably after someone forgot something like their birthday or anniversary.
How to celebrate – Try to remember a special day you have forgotten. Buy flowers, candy or whatever make up to that someone you forgot. Try and figure out how you will remember today is you forgot really important days.
Six days a week most of us look forward to the arrival of the mail. Well, at least we hope we get something good. It’s sort of turned into junk mail these days but it doesn’t change the idea of something coming to us that can change our day into something better. Like the mail or not we all thank our Postal Workers for all they do. Of course we see the one who delivers it to our door, or mailbox, but there are many many more that work to keep the mail moving. It requires some 490,000 in the US to get the job done while that person that delivers it to our door, well they walk between 4 and 8 miles a day.
How to celebrate – Thank your local mail person. Leave treats for your mail person. Use your postal system to keep it in business.
Remember the hug? That action where you grab someone else and hold them tight, it was so soothing, so calming, so rewarding. Those were the days! Well, I write these blogs in advance of the day so hopefully by the time this comes out we will be allowed to hug again. If not, then maybe soon. Do you find yourself hugging your dog or cat more? How about that Teddy Bear? People do need to hug, to get that reassurance that someone cares. It just seems to culminate all those emotions that come together at once. In joy or sorrow, it cements relationships and builds new ones. If you are allowed, give someone a little tighter squeeze… they may have to make it “hold” them for a while.
How to celebrate – If allowed, hug someone. Learn to give “air” hugs. Buy a really big teddy bear.
June 30th Meteor Day
Duck! Somewhere between 20 to 25 million meteors hit the earth’s atmosphere every day! Of course, most burn up before they actually hit the earth’s surface but some get through letting us use our imagination of where they came from and how they got here. Most come from stars and other matter in space exploding and shooting across the sky. If we are lucky we can see one as it burns up in the atmosphere, if we are not lucky, one falls on our head! That gives a whole new meaning to “Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket”!
How to celebrate – Visit one of the sites where a meteor has landed on Earth. Watch the sky at night for falling meteors. Get a steel umbrella.
Wow, it’s time to get down and dirty! It’s International Mud Day, founded originally to give assistance to 58 children in Nepal. Now it belongs to the world (but it is still used to help children)!
It’s hard to imagine anything more tempting than jumping into a field covered in mud. Slipping and sliding, splashing and forgetting all the stuff your mom ever tried to teach you!
The World Forum for Mud Day was founded in 2009 by Australian Gillian McAuliffe and Nepal’s Beshnu Bhatti. Their intent was doing something fun, something nearly everyone can do and just letting go for a day.
And it’s fun for kids of all ages. No make-up required, forget finding just the right outfit, you don’t have to remember what fork to use, or about putting your elbows on the table (if you did they would probably slip off anyway!). It’s a day when everyone is equal, no one outshines another and the only true competition is trying to get on your feet, or stay on your feet.
Male or female, young or old, rich or poor.. we all look alike in the mud.
How to celebrate – Find a mud hole and dive in! Start your own International Mud Day charity in your area. Treat yourself to a mud pie.
Paul Bunyan was created during the Papineau rebellion in 1837 in Canada. He is a French Canadian creation though most people in the Untied States feel he is a part of their history as well. Accompanied by “Babe” he roamed North America forming the Great Lakes and provided leadership for the logging industry which suffered from overwork and unsafe conditions. Louis Papineau was a political figure in Canada at the time and is now a political party in Canada. With someone like Paul Bunyan, and Babe, on your side it was hard to ignore the demands loggers required to make their lives better.
How to celebrate – Read the stories about Paul Bunyan. Become a logger. Visit the Great Lakes.
NOA, the National Onion Association, was formed on June 27th, 1913. Why one felt there needed to be a National Onion Association still is a bit confusing but then, why not instantly follows. The onion belongs to the Allium family which includes garlic, shallots, leeks and chives as well as onions. As with most vegetables it is healthy and tasty, though there are a lot of people who are allergic to them. When one is allergic to one member of the Allium family they are generally allergic to all of the family though perhaps to a lesser degree.
How to celebrate – Have some onion today. You may want to buy some breath mints if you do have onions. Grow onions in your garden.
June 26th Take Your Dog To Work Day
Since 1999, people have been celebrating today by taking their best friend to work with them. It was created by Pet Sitters International probably because they need a day off! Your dog loves you and wants to be where ever you are. They will do whatever you want them to do, hopefully, as long as they get the chance to be with you. They don’t really ask for too much more. So take your dog to work today with you. I guarantee your day will be better.
How to celebrate – Buy your dog a suit or dress so they are properly clothed when you go into work. Train your dog to do things for you at work. Make sure you take a water bowl with you.
It’s only 6 months until Christmas! Not that this fact has anything to do with log cabins but I thought you might like to know. Log Cabins have been a part of our history since our history began. People have to have a place to live and when they first came to the US the main resource to build homes out of was, wood. Instead of cutting the wood into planks, they just used the entire tree! It was logical, the settlers were primarily in the northern states and a home owners was more concerned with keeping warm than enjoying a cool breeze. Today was created by “The Log Cabin Society”, formed by Virginia Handy, and the “Bad Axe Historical Society” on June 25th, 1986.
How to celebrate – Build your own log cabin. Vacation in a log cabin. Buy some Lincoln Logs and make a miniature log cabin of your own.