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05/13/19 Mountains

Monday, May 13, 2019

"The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones." Confucius

When thumbs point the finger: "The one on the far right, Officer. I'm sure of it."

A salesman is driving toward home in Northern Arizona when he sees a Navajo man hitchhiking. Because the trip had been long and quiet, he stops the car and the Navajo man climbs in.
During their small talk, the Navajo man glances surreptitiously at a brown bag on the front seat between them.

“If you’re wondering what’s in the bag,” offers the salesman, “it’s a bottle of wine. I got it for my wife.”
The Navajo man is silent for awhile, nods several times and says, “Good trade.”

It's Women's Check-Up Day! It's a reminder that we gals need to get those tests such as mammograms done on a regular basis. All part of taking care of ourselves so that we can take care of our families.
--Accounting Day: we make fun of the bean counters, but today promotes the profession of accounting; through attention to detail and due diligence, our accountants keep us out of trouble and our business finances smooth.
--Cough Drop Day: very little info as to the origins of cough drops; the medicated pellets have been around for a long time in some form or fashion and they do help our throats feel so much better.
--Frog Jumping Day: dedicated to jumping frogs and the annual celebration at Calaverous County, CA since 1849; a big piece of today's celebration is the Mark Twain story "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog" published in 1865 as his first important work.
--Apple Pie Day: we celebrate apple pie twice a year; even though there is the phrase "as American as apple pie", apples and apple pie did not originate in America but did evolve with the apples introduced in America.
--Hummus Day: a salute to a healthy version of dip.
--Fruit Cocktail Day: no info on origination but the sweet mixture has been a favorite of kids for a long time.
--Leprechaun Day: a day just for Ireland's little folks and the folklore of their hidden pots of gold.
--Top Gun Day: a day to quote lines from the movie "Top Gun" which came out in 1986; also, to talk like a fighter pilot.
--Cocktail Day: a global celebration of all cocktails; today commemorates the first publication of the first definition in 1806 as a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters.
--Fair Trade Day: a movement for all laborers to be paid more fairly for the work they do and the products they create.
--Children of Fallen Patriots Day: on the anniversary of the founding of Arlington National Cemetery, today honors the children of service members killed in action.
--Crouton Day: a salute to that piece of sautéed or rebaked bread; often cubed and seasoned to add texture and flavor to soups and salads.
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