May 6th

Sunday : The First day of the week.  Growing up we weren’t allowed to work on Sundays. My mother wouldn’t even let us do our cross stitch sewing. She said, Grandma would make us take every stitch out with our nose. Sunday was a day to relax. The only things you were allowed to do on Sunday were to attend Church, and have family gatherings. There was no working. Although my father saw the celebration a little different from what my mother did;there was no attending Church in the summer. He believed that you couldn’t be any closer to God than to be on God’s river banks enjoying the beauty of the earth and all its creations. My mom gave into him for the summer and we spent our time fishing. However, my father being a man of respect taught us that if you take care of the land the land will take care of you. You only take what you are going to eat. We had to follow fish and game rules, learn to clean and gut the fish we caught and we were expected to eat them. I grew up enjoying this and like fish to this day. Thank goodness my father lived long enough to teach these values to my sons.

When I was first married and lived in Anaconda, Montana we would head out after church or during the week after work to the lake which was only a half our from home. We could spend the day fishing and still come home at a reasonable time, or if we really wanted to stay the night head home at dawn and still be reading for work in the morning. It was a great life. I love the rivers of Montana and truly miss not being able to go to my father’s favorite fishing holes. Lakes are okay for children and senior citizens who can’t walk the rivers. But I loved wading into the rivers with my pants rolled up sitting on a wet boulder and throwing out my line. It was a great way to live.

Mom always packed a great lunch and we didn’t want for anything. Not like the kids of today. They are never content but that is because they haven’t filled their life with the happiness we had. It isn’t about friends, or all the material things in the world. Nothing replaces the enjoyment of family time and added with the tranquility of nature is like being in paradise.

I thank my father for those wonderful days and I thank my mother for putting up with my father when she would have rather been at home. The one thing my parents did believe in was being at each others side whether you wanted to or not. That’s how it should be.

I don’t get out like I would like to but that’s due to allergies, insects and difficulty walking.

I never though I would end up like this but I am working on it and my goal is to get outside everyday for a short walk of fresh air. I start tomorrow . I hope everyone else will get out and enjoy the beauty of the world. Take time to enjoy what God put here on earth don’t just walk on by. Stop, look, and listen.

This morning I woke to a new sound from outside. It was almost like a Coo, coo, coo, but more like a who, who, who,…. it was very soft so I am guessing we have baby Owls in the area.

I hope to get out and get some good photos this summer.

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6 Beverage Day

f you’re feeling a bit parched right about now, you’re in luck. On the heels of National Orange Juice Day and Cinco de Mayo,  it’s National Beverage Day, also referred to as Beverage Day!   While the origins of this annual “holiday” are unknown, Beverage Day is observed around the county on May 6th.

National Beverage Day, never heard of it, anyways lets put it to good use and get some free stuff.  Arby’s will be giving away free FruiTea tomorrow May the 6th.  All you have to do to receive a free drink is walk in to a participating Arby’s and say “I’m parched, FruiTea me.”  The beverages come in 4 fruity flavors, Passion Fruit, Mandarin Peach,  Diet Peach and Diet Blackberry.

 

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Today, May 6th, National Crepe Suzette Day is the perfect day to give this dish a try.  Sure you could go out to brunch and maybe a restaurant by you has this dish, but we say make it yourself.

For more information http://www.joyofkosher.com/2012/05/national-crepe-suzette-day/

6 National Tourist Appreciation Day

National Tourist Appreciation Day is celebrated in the US on May 6. This days falls during the National Travel and Tourism Week of May 5 through May 13.

Tourism in the US

Next to healthcare, the tourism industry is the top employer in most states (about 32) in the United States. In the retail sector, tourism and travel industry follows the automotive industry and food industry in terms of revenue generation. Tourism is one of the top activities next to shopping and outdoor activities. Nationwide celebrations were introduced to celebrate the success of this industry and to promote it further.

for more information go to : http://www.altiusdirectory.com/Society/national-tourist-appreciation-day.html

 

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6 National Nurses Day

National Nurses Day, also known as National RN Recognition Day, is always celebrated on May 6th and opens National Nurses Week.  National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, the birth date of Florence Nightingale.

for more information go to: http://www.calendar-updates.com/info/holidays/us/nurse.aspx

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6 No Diet Day

May 6th is not just another day on the calendar. No, on this day you can eat whatever you want, because it’s International No Diet Day. Pretty great, huh?

And while you are celebrating with food, thank a woman in England named Mary Evans Young — who created this day in 1992. So pick up your Oreos, french fries, and Doritos and get ready to have a party
Read more: http://www.froggy999.com/pages/LoriSharp.html?article=10101454#ixzz1u7Aj0E4u

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National Mental Health Day for Children

Mental Health Month was created more than 50 years ago to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of mental wellness for all. National Mental Health Awareness month is a great time for people to check in with their local agencies to see what programs and treatments are available for not only the affected person with mental health issues, but for the families that are involved.

for more information go to : http://www.emaxhealth.com/1357/may-6th-national-mental-health-day-children.html

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Whatever you feel like celebrating today enjoy the day, the food you choose to eat and your family and friends.

I am going to enjoy a chocolate cupcake for No Diet day.

So until next time:)

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