Saturday, July 20, 2013

Holidays for July 20th 2013

NATIONAL STRAWBERRY RHUBARB WINE DAY

The registrar of National Day Calendar has designated the third Saturday in July of each year as National Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Day.  This day celebrates the smooth and fruity taste, you will find,  in a glass full of  some delicious, chilled, Strawberry Rhubarb Wine. 
In July of 2010, Maple River Winery in historic downtown Casselton, North Dakota, proudly accepted the Double Gold Award at the Indy International Wine Competition for its Strawberry Rhubarb Wine.
Rhubarb, although known as a tart fruit to most, is actually a vegetable and when combined with strawberries has a unique flavor that some consider the perfect balance of tartness and sweetness.   It was decided in a New York court in 1947 that since rhubarb was used in the United States as a fruit, that it was to be counted as a fruit for the purposes of regulations and duties.

Moon Day

Moon Day commemorates the day man first walked on the moon in 1969.
The Apollo Space program, begun by President John F. Kennedy, was created to put the first man on the moon. Apollo 11 fulfilled that dream, carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin Aldrin, Jr. What an amazing and historic event it was!
On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 was launched from Cape Kennedy Space Center atop a huge Saturn V rocket. On July 20, 1969, the Lunar Module, nicknamed the "Eagle", touched down on the surface of the moon at Tranquility Base. Upon landing, Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong reported "The Eagle Has Landed". A few hours later, Neil Armstrong, stepped off of the Eagle's ladder, placed one foot upon the moon's surface and proclaimed: "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind".
Enjoy Moon Day re-living this historic day. Watch a movie on space or read a book on space flight. We suggest the movie " Apollo 13". 

National Lollipop Day

Today is National Lollipop Day! Lollipops come in dozens of different shapes, sizes, and flavors. You can make traditional hard-candy lollipops with just four simple ingredients—sugar, water, corn syrup, and the flavoring of your choice.
Culinary historians believe that the lollipop (or at least some form of it) has been around since the prehistoric era. Early humans often enjoyed honey on a stick as a delicious treat. No one really knows how the modern-day lollipop was invented, but we do know how it got its name. George Smith, the owner of a small American candy store, came up with the sweet's name. In the early 1900s, he called the candy a "lollipop" after his favorite racehorse—Lolly Pop.
To celebrate National Lollipop day, head to your local candy or convenience store and grab a lollipop to celebrate! Enjoy!

National Ugly Truck Day

Beyond a doubt, Ugly Truck Day is a "guy thing". Every guy can appreciate the importance of this day. Not to be left out, a fair number of the ladies appreciate (their) ugly truck, too! Ugly trucks are loved and cherished by their owners.
Sure, a brand new, shiny truck with all of the gadgets and features still working, is a great thing. But, an old, ugly truck is something to cherish with pride. It has character that a new truck sorely lacks. It has a long history of dents, bangs, and scratches, each with their own tale of how it was proudly earned. Most guys can tell you exactly how and where every dent and scratch occurred, making your ugly truck a walking history book.
On Ugly Truck Day, go out and take a drive around with a big, broad smile on your face. You can, and should, hold an Ugly Truck contest today. But, whatever you do, don't wash or wax your truck  today!


National Woodie Wagon Day

National Woodie Wagon Day Celebrating those great wood-sided early station wagons that were the “great American symbol of freedom and the casual lifestyle” during the 1940′s and 50′s.  It is celebrated on the 3rd Saturday of July! These cars became popular during the 1940s when steel was being salvaged for the war effort, so car manufacturers turned to wood as a replacement. In later years, they were no longer popular and their prices dropped.  California surfers saw them as an affordable way to transport their boards and there the revival began!!!

Toss Away the "Could Haves" and "Should Haves" Day

Would of, could of, should of …. Today is TOSS AWAY THE “COULD HAVES” AND “SHOULD HAVES” DAY. On this day, everyone will write down their “could haves” and “should haves” on a piece of paper, then throw that list in the trash. Then they will make this resolution “From this day forward, I choose not to live in the past – the past is history that I can’t change. I can do something about the present – I choose to live in the present.”
Celebrated annually, the third Saturday in July, this day deserves to be recognized every day. This day was created by Martha J. Ross-Rodgers, Founder & Organizer, JIREH Publishers. A pledge follows. Take the pledge today … put your “could haves” and “should haves” behind you. Celebrate life and move forward with anticipation for a positive future without regrets over things you can’t change.
Here are six tips on how to let go of your past mistakes/poor choices:
1.       Remember that the past is just the past. You can’t change the past, but you can do something about the present. Everyone has valley experiences. You must decide whether to remain in the valley or climb to the mountaintop.
2.       Love yourself! Love yourself! If you truly love yourself, you will know that you are human and to err is human.
3.       View every mistake/poor choice as an opportunity to learn and grow. By growing, you will be able to handle similar challenges that you encounter.
4.       Remember, if you hold on to your past mistakes, it will affect your success in the present and the future.
5.       Even though you can’t see it now, know that this too shall pass
6.       Know that life is like a winding road. You will encounter twists and turns along the way. Know and accept this and choose to keep moving forward.
               Pledge
As of today, I __________________, choose not to continually dwell on my past regrets. There is nothing that I can do to change the past; I can do something about my present. I will use this regret as an opportunity to learn and grow. I choose to live one day at a time and not badger myself over my poor choices. I choose to love myself and to continually work on improving myself. Above all, I will continually remind myself that I am a worthy person. Today, I _____________________ will Toss Away My “Could Haves and Should Haves.”
Signature: _______________________

Date: ___________________________