September 2nd

Well I hope everyone is enjoying their Labor Day weekend and staying safe.

Yesterday we had a horrific storm roll through the area. We were fortunate where I live because the worst we got was the wind, rain and some small hail stones. However, other areas close by had hail stones between the size of golf balls and baseballs with windows being broken out.

I suggest all people watch the weather reports for the areas you are in and make sure if you plan to be on the highway you check the highway reports. If you get caught on the highway like many did yesterday the safest thing to do is find a place to pull over and wait for the storm to pass.

When you have a funnel wind from a tornado going through it is too easy for cars to be overturned and hail stones cause a lot of damage not to mention the hydroplaning of the highway.

We had a lot of rain which helped with forest fires to some degree depending on the locations. However, we also had stores that were flooding.

If you work in a store that is flooding keep in mind that there is electric current that can short out and you need to shut off the break box to be safe before cleaning up.

Also remember that if you have tightly closed up your home or business a vacuum can form and suck everything from the inside out so it is wise to at least have a window or door partially opened allowing some air to flow through.

Don’t make the mistake of touching glass windows as they can bow at your touch.

However, hopefully the storm has left for the weekend. The weather report says it is supposed to be a beautiful Labor Day Weekend.

What does that mean? It means we celebrate all our Laborers who work so hard throughout the year. Today is to honor the American Laborers and their tradition of hard work. Today is intended to give them time off from work to celebrate with families and enjoy a weekend of fun.

There are many different activities that people will be participating in from fairs, to camping, fishing, boating, and BBQ’s.

It is the last big fling of the summer. Now school’s are starting, and fall is coming quickly I’m afraid. Soon the winter clothing will be coming out and we will wonder where the summer went so enjoy these days will they are still here.

I will spend a quiet weekend visiting with my sons and having an enjoyable meal.

However, I do enjoy the long weekend without worrying about work schedules and other appointments. It’s like having an extended break from the world.

Now I can work on my writing and do whatever fills my day.

So for now let’s go and check out the National Days.

National Days:

2 VJ Day – Surrender ceremony aboard the USS Missouri formally ends WWII

There was a sequence of days leading to VJ Day which often times causes confusion. However,  to the World September 2nd designates a finality to World War II.

On August 14, 1945, the Japanese government cabled to the U.S. their surrender. This is the date of most modern observances.

On August 15, 1945, news of the surrender was announced to the world. This sparked spontaneous celebrations over the final ending of World War II.

On September 2, 1945, a formal surrender ceremony was held in Tokyo Bay aboard the USS Missouri. At the time, President Truman declared September 2 to be VJ Day.

Regardless of which day you view as VJ Day, World War II was finally over.

September 2, 2012 is

National Blueberry Popsicle Day

Today is National Blueberry Popsicle Day! Blueberry Popsicles are a delightful summer treat, especially when they’re made with fresh-squeezed blueberry juice.

Popsicles were invented in 1905 by an eleven-year-old boy named Frank Epperson. One winter’s night he accidentally left a fruit-flavored drink with a stirring stick on his porch. In the morning, it was the frozen treat we all know and love. Frank called his invention the “Epsicle,” but the name was changed to “popsicle” eighteen years later.

To celebrate National Blueberry Popsicle Day, purchase a pack of blueberry Popsicle or make your own homemade version. Enjoy!

 

So this weekend remember to celebrate our right to be free and have freedom of choice. Honor those military personnel that help us keep our freedoms and protect our land so that we can have a Labor Day weekend to celebrate.

Remember all the hard workers that make this country the great country that it is.

Put aside politics and differences and enjoy a day of relaxing with family having fun.

Laugh as much as you can to reduce the everyday stresses.

Enjoy a Popsicle no matter what flavor it is. Maybe you even want to invent your own flavor.

No matter what you do this weekend Count your blessings, enjoy the little things in life, appreciate nature , laugh, love and stay safe.

So until next time 🙂

 

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