January 30th

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Birthday

National Bubble Wrap Day

National Croissant Day

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Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR)

 

Born Jan. 30, 1882, Hyde Park, N.Y, Franklin D. Roosevelt was striken with polio in 1921. He became the 32nd president in 1933, and was the only president to be elected  4 times. Roosevelt led the United States through the Great Depression and World War II, and greatly expanded the powers of the federal government through a series of programs.

He introduced the New Deal, Social Security, heavier taxes on the wealthy, controls over banks and public utilities; and a relief program for the unemployed. On December 7, 1941, he directed organization of the Nation’s manpower and resources for global war. During his time in office he dedicated his efforts to the very issues that are plaguing our country today. Congress needs to look at the efforts of this man and his accomplishments for his time; see how they would now apply to our economy and look for the leadership that he gave. History is known to repeat itself. There are answers to every problem if we only look. When and how were his programs changed? When did they start to go wrong? Go back to his original design of the programs and evaluate the problem, outcomes, and solutions. He was a man of vision for his time. He helped the working class. He devoted much time and work planning the United Nations. Franklin D. Roosevelt died in office from a cerebral hemorrhage on April 12, 1945. He was a president who should be remembered, for even with health issues and handicaps he reached for his dreams.

Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

Today is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day! In the late 1950s, an American engineer named Al Fielding and a Swiss inventor named Marc Chavannes created Bubble Wrap. They were actually trying to come up with textured, plastic wallpaper. However, they soon realized their product had huge potential as a packaging material.

Did you know that Sealed Air sponsors an annual Bubble Wrap Competition for Young Inventors? Kids compete to create the most innovative product using Bubble Wrap as the primary material.. Past winners include a floating garden, a cell phone cover, a swing for children with movement disorders, and a transformable kite kit. How about designing your own invention today? Have some fun with bubble wrap and see what you can invent. Whatever you do have fun with it.

To celebrate Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, join a social media group for Bubble Wrap fans or enjoy popping an entire roll of Bubble Wrap bubbles! Then again you can just enjoy using bubble wrap to ship mail around the world whatever your use may be.

For me I like using the Bubble wrap to protect my books when they are shipped to their destination. I know they will be well protected . Here’s to fun with Bubble wrap.

National Croissant Day

It’s National Croissant Day! Although it is most likely just a myth, the history of the croissant is a colorful tale full of adventure dating back to the Turkish Empire. It is said that in 1683, the Turkish Empire laid siege on Vienna, Austria. During this time the Turks had made many attempts to enter the city by force, but were unsuccessful, so they decided to dig an underground tunnel..

IT was during the tunnel digging that the bakers of Vienna, who worked in the basement storerooms, heard the sound of digging and alerted the army.

The bakers having saved the day received high honors and thanks for their assistance in outwitting the Turks.

In celebration of their achievement The bakers then baked their bread in the shape of a crescent moon—the symbol of the Ottoman Empire.

The rest is history for after the Turks were defeated, it became custom to serve morning coffee with the crescent-shaped pastry! A reminder of the success.

The legend doesn’t stop there but goes on to say that over a hundred years later, Marie Antoinette (an Austrian Princess who married Louis XVI) introduced the pastry to the French who dubbed it a “croissant.”  No matter what the real story may be we enjoy Croissants around the world . Everyone enjoys a Croissant sandwich or a breakfast Croissant, or how about Croissants on that holiday table. So wherever you are today is a great day for having Croissants and being thankful for their discovery no matter what it was.

To celebrate National Croissant Day, warm up a delicious croissant and enjoy it with a generous helping of butter. Yum! ( It is also great with ham and cheese as a Sandwich, or Turkey, or whatever your favorite meat combination may be.)

Bon a petit

So until next time

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