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07/13/20 Morning Sun

Monday, July 13, 2020

"The arrival of the morning sun means another day has just begun. I give thanks for all I have today, tomorrow, and in my past. Another day to be all I can be no matter the negativity that tries to defeat me. Yes, optimistic I will stay. Thanks to the morning sun that starts my day." Ramona Spires

"Hello, my name is Idaho Montoya. You peeled my father. Prepare to fry."

Bob, aged 92, and Mary, aged 89, were excited about their decision to get married. While out for a stroll to discuss the wedding, they passed a drug store. Bob suggested they go in.
Bob asked to speak to the pharmacist. He explained they’re about to get married, and asked, “Do you sell heart medication?”
“Of course we do,” the pharmacist replied.
“Medicine for rheumatism?”
“Definitely,” he said.
“How about Viagra?”
“Of course.”
“Medicine for memory problems, arthritis, jaundice?”
“Yes, the works.”
“What about vitamins, sleeping pills, Geritol, antacids?”
“Do you sell wheelchairs and walkers?”
“All speeds and sizes.”
“Good,” Bob said to the pharmacist. “We’d like to register for our wedding gifts here, please.”

It's Beans 'n' Franks Day! If you've been on a picnic or a camping trip, then you've probably had some variation of this combination. Whether you call them Frank and Beans, Beans and Franks or Beanie Weenies, this annual holiday celebrates the delicious combination of frankfurters or hot dogs and baked beans that folks of all ages enjoy!
--Barbershop Music Appreciation Day: today honors the start of the Adeline's; on July 13, 1945, Edna Mae Anderson in Tulsa, OK, started a group of women to sing barbershop-style songs; the husbands of the wives were part of the barbershop music conservation movement.
--Embrace Your Geekness Day: geeks are often portrayed as brilliant but socially awkward; today is to stand proud for your unique interests and views of life.
--Fool's Paradise Day: Fool's Paradise Day is a day off for the mind; if the real life is wrecked up and everything might go wrong, the message is to close your eyes and dream yourself into another world; paradise is an imagined place where no pain, work, sorrow, annoyance or worries exist; Fool's Paradise Day is a good occasion to visit this perfect place and forget about the troubles in real life.
--Gruntled Workers Day: we always hear about the disgruntled worker, so today is about the workers satisfied or content with their jobs; today is a good day to see the good sides to your job.
--International Rock Day: today is not the music, but the stones of our world that have been used by humans for many purposes; though they're everywhere, those bits of earth have so much history.
--International Town Criers Day: observed on the 2nd Monday of July; criers have been announcing edicts and wars, proclamations and peace since the ancient Greeks; in Medieval England, the criers would yell "oyez, oyez" meaning listen; also, the criers were protected because sometimes they did announce bad news such as tax increases; it's from this relationship we have the phrase "Don't shoot the messenger".
--National Beef Tallow Day: today was started by the Paleo enthusiasts as a healthy fat; Beef Tallow Day is paired with French Fries Day because McDonald's used to fry the potatoes in beef tallow; I remember that and I remember how hard we fought to stop it because it wasn't healthy.
--National French Fries Day: French fries actually began in Belgium in the late 17th century; lots of variations in the shapes and seasoning; stats show the average American eats 20-30 pounds a year (I can't even fathom that).
--In 1937, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts was founded by Kentuckian Vernon Rudolph.
--In 1977, blackout plunged New York City into chaos. From bing: "Lightning strikes upstate power lines, resulting in a cascade of electrical station failures that plunge New York City into darkness. For the next 25 hours, scores of people are trapped in elevators and subway trains, while looting, arson, and panic break out in the hot summer streets."
--In 2013, activists started Black Lives Matter movement. From bing: "In response to George Zimmerman's acquittal for the murder of Trayvon Martin, community organizer Alicia Garza writes a Facebook post stating 'black people. I love you. I love us. Our lives matter.' Patrisse Cullors replies with #BlackLivesMatter and Opal Tometi adds her support. The three women will go on to create a decentralized network of supporters with a goal of increasing the visibility of violence against Black communities."
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