March 29th

Great day!!!!

Overcast but rain has stopped for now. Just returned from the doctor’s office. Stitches out but still no answer. The biopsy looked weird but didn’t think it was cancer but didn’t know what it was so they sent it on to the Mayo Clinic so now I continue to wait.

This is the story of my life…… Always weird. I was hoping to know what I was facing today. Well life goes on and you take it one day at a time.

“The Land of Horses” is suppose to arrive today I am excited.

I will finish proofing “Grandma’s Pantry” and get it off.  Here is a post from the book “The Land of Horses”.

Winter Roundup

 

Horses running in the snow,

Deciding which way to go.

 

Wanting just to run free,

Rancher’s dog herding to safety.

 

Snow is falling on the ground;

Time to gather them all around.

 

Roundup time has moved in,

Now they’ll stay in just like the men.

 

One last day to run free,

Horses frolicking come chase me.

 

The dog is working hard you see,

Getting his friends to safety.

 

Horse wanting to run free.

Herding them to the barn to be.

 

Running through the open range.

Wishing the weather wouldn’t change.

 

Freedom is a horse’s play,

Loving to run wild every day.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Birthdays Days

Lou Henry Hoover was born on March 29, 1874, in Waterloo, Iowa. She married Herbert Hoover in 1899. Lou loved the outdoors, riding horses, hunting and hiking. She supported the Girl Scouts and was made a troop leader by Juliette Lowe in 1917. She was national president of the Girl Scouts. Addressing the Girl Scouts on the radio on March 24, 1931, she became the 1st First Lady to promote her views on the radio. She was a supporter of women’s rights and civil rights. Lou died on January 7, 1944.

John Tyler (March 29, 1790 – January 18, 1862) was the 10th President of the United States. John Tyler was the first Vice President to take the office of President by the death of his predecessor. Tyler was part of the Whig Party, but he disagreed with a lot of what they believed. He vetoed many bills they tried to pass. Many refused to acknowledge he was President and called him Acting President Tyler and His Accidence. He only served one term.

Oscar F. Mayer was born in Wurttemberg, Germany, on March 29, 1959. He began selling bratwurst and liverwurst with his brother in Chicago in 1883. It was nearly 20 years later when they began labeling the meat with the Oscar Mayer logo.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

National Days

March 29th is ‘National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day.’  As the name says, this day is to celebrate and give attention to those small business owners.  These people normally put in long and hard hours because there usually aren’t many employees.  Things still need to get done so the few people that are employed at these places have to get the work done no matter how long it takes.  Normally these people don’t mind these kinds of hours because the work isn’t overly bad.  After all, they do not have to listen to other people really because they are their own bosses.

Small businesses like these are vital to the economy and many people prefer going to these places instead of the big corporate companies.  Customer support usually is way better and quicker.  People know what they are talking about and are more willing to help because they know that’s what keeps businesses alive.

This holiday should be promoted by people shopping in these stores.  If you generally pass up these shops to go to the corporates, take a moment today to stop in and see what they have to offer.  These are people’s livelihoods and they are very passionate about what they do.  I know firsthand what this is like as my grandparents and parents own a small hunting and sporting clays club.  They appreciate every person that walks through the door to support them.  Everyone is greeted and treated like they are valued, which is how everyone should be all the time anyway.  Make someone’s day happier by shopping at the small ‘mom and pop’ places in your area.  Thank them for their hard work by buying things they sell.  Have fun and good luck!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Origin of “National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day”: According to the son of the “mom and pop” this day was created for:” This holiday was created to honor the business that my parents started on 3/29/39 in Everett , MA —a hat shop called Ruth’s. It later developed into a woman’s specialty clothing store and moved to Medford , MA , increasing in size to 10,000 square feet with over $2 million dollars revenue until it closed in 1997.”Rick Segel, Poinciana, FL 34759http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/March/mpboday.htm~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Today and every other day it is very important that we support the mom and pop businesses. These are the foundation of any community and it is very difficult for them during such hard economic times. If everyone in the community would go in and buy one item today that support would enhance their ability to provide more throughout the up coming year.

Remember these are the stores that still keep free enterprise alive so let’s shop there and support them especially today.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

March 29, 2012 is

National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day

It’s National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day! An insurance salesman named Harry Baker invented chiffon cake in the 1920s. He sold his cakes to the Brown Derby restaurant in Los Angeles and all of Hollywood fell in love with the dessert’s lighter-than-air texture. Baker carefully guarded the recipe for over twenty years before selling it to General Mills (home of the Betty Crocker brand) for an undisclosed amount.The recipe for chiffon cake debuted in a 1948 edition of Better Homes and Gardens. General Mills marketed it as “the first new cake in 100 years” and it quickly became a nationwide sensation. The secret recipe called for vegetable oil instead of butter or shortening, and instructed the baker to beat the egg whites and egg yolks separately.There are many flavors of chiffon cake including chocolate, orange, walnut, maple, and today’s reason to celebrate, lemon! To celebrate National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day, try baking a delicious lemon chiffon cake for your family tonight!

http://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/national-lemon-chiffon-cake-day

For recipes look up lemon chiffon cake recipes online.

Enjoy a wonderful lemon treat today.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Well that’s all I have for you today except have a great day enjoy your day be safe, take care and support your local stores.

Watch for my new books.

Until next time 🙂

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: