Monday, June 25, 2018
"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." Arthur Ashe
A family from the hills of Kentucky was visiting the big city for the first time. They stayed in a high rise hotel with a big brass elevator right off of the lobby. The father and son stared at it in amazement, wondering what it was. After staring at it in awe for a few minutes the boy looked up at his dad, "Pa, what do you reckon that there thing is?" he asked. "I don't rightly know, son." the father replied. Just then an old, frumpy woman with curlers in her hair walks up, steps on the elevator and the doors shut behind her. After about 30 seconds the doors opened again and a beautiful, young blonde wearing a mini-skirt walks out. The father leans over to his son and says, "Boy, go and git your Ma!"
It's Leon Day! Leon is Noel spelled backwards and it's the halfway point to Christmas. This is the reminder for the arts and crafts folks to get busy. It's also Day of the Seafarer (a nod of thanks to the maritime industry that transports 80% of global trade), Color TV Day (the first broadcast was in 1954 but it wouldn't be till 1965 that TV stations converted half of their broadcasting to color), Beatles Day (honors the first performance of "All You Need is Love" and honors the changes the Beatles brought to music and to the values they shared), Catfish Day (celebrates catfish as a delicacy, started by Reagan for farmed catfish), Please Take My Children to Work (for the stay-at-home moms; encourages dads to take the kids with him so mom can have a day for herself), Goats Cheese Day, and Strawberry Parfait Day.