ELECTRONIC GREETINGS DAY

Observed annually on November 29th, Electronic Greetings Day encourages us to send an electronic greeting. At the same time, the day reminds us of how much things have changed.   The convenience and speed of sending an electronic greeting allows more people than ever to participate in this thoughtful process. We all enjoy it when …
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NATIONAL CRAWFISH DAY

National Crawfish Day on April 17th celebrates one of the South’s most iconic foods. Each year the mudbug brings out not only a desire for newspaper-covered picnic tables but a language all its own. A smaller, fresh-water cousin to the lobster, crawfish provide a unique flavor to many homegrown Southern dishes. Baked or boiled, crawfish …
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NATIONAL CAKE DAY

On November 26th, National Cake Day delivers a scrumptious treat for everyone to enjoy! Slide over pie, this day cake takes center stage as the dessert of choice. On most birthdays, the cake is topped with candles no matter their age. Showers, weddings, retirements and anniversaries, cake serves up a slice or two. Add ice …
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NATIONAL SAXOPHONE DAY

National Saxophone Day commemorates the birth of the woodwind’s inventor, Adolphe Sax, on November 6th. The saxophone is one of the main instruments in jazz music. Born on November 6, 1814, Adolphe Sax invented many musical instruments including the saxophone. Sax constructed saxophones in several sizes in the early 1840s. On June 28, 1846, he …
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Homestyle Mashed Potatoes

Growing up holidays were spent in a combination of our home and my grandparents. My grandmother always hosted Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and others. She is a planner and would divide the menu between all families so they could bring, sides, desserts, or other. She usually chose based on what each specialty was. My mother makes …
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NATIONAL CAT DAY – October 29

National Cat Day on October 29th is the purrfect day to give extra attention to your feline friends.  Cats make excellent companions. They rarely miss you, but when they do, you sure know it. Awareness days such as this one urge pet lovers to adopt from a local shelter. The day also reminds us that …
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NATIONAL BLACK CAT DAY – October 27

Don’t be superstitious on National Black Cat Day! October 27th celebrates the beauty of these sleek creatures. The day also seeks to raise awareness about the low adoption rates for black cats. This time of year, many black cats may decorate many thresholds for Halloween and windows for spooky decor. However, these felines deserve the …
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NATIONAL VERMONT DAY

On October 12th, The Green Mountain State is recognized on National Vermont Day. It is the 14th state to join the United States. The state derives its name from French words vert for green and mont for mountain. Populated primarily by Abenaki tribes before French and English settlers arrived, Vermont is a densely forested mountain …
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NATIONAL ANGEL FOOD CAKE DAY

National Angel Food Cake Day on October 10th celebrates the delicious, light, and fluffy cake that many home cooks serve with fruit or glazes.  Originating in the United States and first becoming popular in the late 19th century, angel food cake was so named because of its airy lightness.  It was said to be the …
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GOLD STAR MOTHER’S AND FAMILY DAY – Last Sunday in September

Each year on the last Sunday in September, Gold Star Mother’s and Family Day honors the mothers, fathers and families of fallen military service members. Also known as National Gold Star Mother’s Day, the day serves as a reminder of the losses suffered by military families.  The price of freedom can be measured by those …
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