April 6th

Book Signing Tomorrow at Rupert Civic Gym 8:00-3:00. Please come and join me.

Today the weather is changing and the wind is whipping. I am going to make this quick today as I have to get ready to set up my booth this afternoon. I won’t have a lot to set up but I do need to go threw somethings.

I probably will not be back until Monday due to the book signing and then celebrating Easter with family.

So until next time have a great Easter.:)


National Days

Tartan Day – April 6, 1997: A Great Success!

for more information go to :http://www.tartanday.org/history.htm

The first Tartan Day in the United States was observed at the national level on April 6, 1997. Previously, there had been observances by individual states, counties and other regional entities, but the year 1997 was the first time the observance swept across the nation.

That date commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320, which asserted Scotland’s sovereignty over English territorial claims, and which was an influence on the American Declaration of Independence.

Around the country, a true grass-roots effort took place. Thousands of Scots-Americans found ways lo observe the first Tartan Day in churches, on village greens, at Scottish festivals, at social gatherings, and in the home. It would seem that at last the Scots in America had found a cause around which all could rally. Tartan Day was observed on April 6, 1997, for the first time in U.S. history. And it is a day that will be observed so long as there are Scots who care about their heritage.

April 6th is National Walk To Work Day:

Depending on your community depends on what activities take place. However, this has been started to promote a healthier body. We often talk about transportation, commuting, riding bicycles especially with the price of gas. However, walking to work is great exercise. It allows you time to get out and enjoy the air and surroundings around you. If you cannot walk to work because of the distance. Plan a short walk like from your work to a downtown store or Deli. Sit outside enjoy your lunch and walk back to work. For those who use the gym think about an actual walk today instead of going to the gym. Today is a day for using your feet to get around. So enjoy your foot travel.



Today is Good Friday and many of you will be observing it as part of the Easter Tradition. I am not going to get into religious history or beliefs on my blog site because that would be very encompassing.

The beginning of Passover is part of this celebration and will also be observed.

However, you choose to celebrate the Easter Tradition I wish you all the blessings.


April 6th is Sorry Charlie Day

Remember the times in your lives when you have been rejected. Maybe you were the last kid picked for a team or maybe a boyfriend or girlfriend rejected you.  This is the day when we go out of our way not to reject anyone. Remember how you felt when you were rejected. Today is the day to open up your heart to “The Sorry Charlie’s” of the world. Make them feel appreciated today.



Did you know there was a National Caramel Popcorn Day? I sure didn’t, but now that I know, I see no reason not to celebrate with some secret recipe caramel popcorn from The Popcorn Factory!

They toss fresh-popped, locally grown corn with rich molasses, dark brown sugar, creamy butter and…… the rest is a secret! But it looks like this, and I’ll bet you want some!


Fun Facts about Popcorn:

  • Did you know popcorn can pop up to 3 feet in the air?
  • Most popcorn is grown in the Midwest.
  • Of the six types of corn—pod, sweet, flour, dent, flint, and popcorn—only popcorn pops.
  • Americans consume 16 billion quarts a year!

Buy It! Order the secret recipe caramel popcorn (or any of the other delectable flavors) from The Popcorn Factory!


Win It! Three lucky readers will each win a canister full of The Popcorn Factory’s caramel corn!

Popcorn Factory Popcorn


History of Army Day

Army logoArmy Day can be traced back to a little-known Defense Test Day, which was observed only twice: once in 1924 and once in 1925. Congress then disallowed any further observances of this day. In response, the Military Order of the World War under Colonel Thatcher Luquer established Army Day. Army Day was first celebrated on May 1, 1928. That date was chosen in hopes of dampening Communists’ celebration of Workers’ Day, which also occurs on May 1. But, starting in 1929, Army Day was changed to April 6, the anniversary date of the United States’ entry into World War I.

Army Day was established as a nationwide observance to draw public attention to national defense and to acquaint the public with Army activities. In addition, the day was used to stress the need for military preparedness, which the nation had lacked as it entered earlier major conflicts. “The failure to make adequate preparation for the inevitable struggle, the consequent suffering from disease and death entailed upon the armies which were hastily raised, the prolongation of the conflict far beyond the time which sufficient and equipped forces would have required for victory, and the heavy costs of reconstruction” were caused by the lack of preparation of the nation.

On April 4, 1936, President Roosevelt issued a proclamation that Army Day be recognized by Congress as April 6 and observed nationwide. On March 1, 1937, Congress passed Resolution #5-75 which officially recognized Army Day.

Army Day was last observed nationally on April 6, 1949.


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