The red rose is America’s favorite flower. It is supposed to
represent love and romance. It is a beautiful flower and I have to admit, red
is my favorite color so the combination works well. “Roses are red, violets are
blue. Some people are allergic and it makes them achoo!” Roses signify many
emotions, among the many colors are pink – admiration, yellow – friendship,
white – innocence, orange – excitement, lavender – wanting a relationship to grow
and peach – thank you. No matter what color rose you get, cherish it, but
remember… red is the best.
How to celebrate – Send someone roses today. Plant some
roses in your garden. Learn what all the colors of roses mean so you can send
the best one for the emotion they represent.
If you are under 20 you probably have no idea what a VCR is today. The best way I can describe it is, a machine with a flashing light that never went off! Many of us watched movies on our VCR. It was the latest rage in the 70’s and 80’s. Then we went to DVD’s but even they are dated in today’s world. Before the VCR machines we watched on Beta recorders, before that… well, you had to go to the theater. VCR stood for Video Cassette Recorder. Movies were played on VHS tapes. Just be thankful, those days are gone.
How to celebrate – Be happy you don’t have to store all those VHS tapes! If you still have VHS tapes make sure you save at least one working VCR. Re-watch all your home movies you saved on VHS.
156,000 soldiers landed on Omaha, Utah, Gold, Sword and Juno
beaches to reclaim Europe from Nazi Germany on June 6th, 1944.
Thousands would give their all on this day, Canadians, British, French and
Americans. It was the one day in the early part of June that had clear enough
weather the Allies could actually attempt the landing, and an attempt it was.
The Germans had built up the beach defenses to an extreme and though the Allies
were fairly sure they could hold some of the beaches it really was done on a
hope and a prayer. The landings were preceded by parachute drops and the
resistance causing as much havoc as they could. The landing, requested by the
Russian, did succeed however and it was the beginning of the end for the Third
How to celebrate – Remember all those who served in World War 2 (there aren’t many left). Visit the beaches where many of the wrecks have been left reminding us of the day. Read a book written from those who survived the day.
We humans want to be pampered by soft, cuddly things in our lives. That bathrobe that awaits us stepping out of the shower, those slippers that hug our feet after a long hard day, that kitty that is wrapping itself around our legs as we try to walk. You pick it up, give it a gentle squeeze and then head to the bathroom to get band-aids and some antiseptic to ease those razor like scratches now running down your arm, face and anyplace else they may have penetrated.
There is no doubt that cats do like to cuddle, they even like the occasional hug, but make sure you do it on their terms, not yours. Just remember that because they are purring one second does not mean they will not rip you apart the next! So we suggest that one term be added to this day for those who want to hug your cat, that term is “cautiously”. Perhaps adding gloves, a helmet and full body armor to your wardrobe to cuddle with your kitty.
How to celebrate – Hug a cat, just make sure they are yours or adopt one to hug. If your cat happens to be a Bengal Tiger I suggest just going back to bed. Remember part of the fun is catching your cat, not always the easiest trick in the book.
Well if you like nicknames today ought to be one of your favorites, it’s National Bubba Day!. We almost all think of Bubba as some country boy, maybe a farmer, not as smart as the log he sits on. In truth, the only actual language that includes Bubba as an official title is Yiddish… it means ‘grandmother’. Sort of changes your image, doesn’t it!?! We probably use Bubba as a short for buddy, though it’s not any shorter. Sort of makes you wonder about characters such as Bubba Smith, the professional football defensive tackle who was once the terror of all quarterbacks! If they only knew he was named after a grandmother!
How to celebrate – Start calling your grandmother ‘Bubba”. Think twice about anyone you give the nickname Bubba to. Try to remember all the Bubba’s you’ve met in your life.
National Doughnut Day was created by the Salvation Army in Chicago, 1938 as a fund raiser during the Great Depression. It also highlighted the service of the “Lassies” of World War 1 who were 250 female Salvation volunteers that went to Europe with the American troops to serve the soldiers doughnuts and remind them somewhat of the comforts of home and what they were fighting for
The same actions were repeated during World War 2 by the Red Cross volunteers called “Dollies”.
How to celebrate – Have a doughnut! Offer up some contribution to the Salvation Army for all they do. See if your family had any “Lassies” or “Dollies”.