September 9th

Happy Sunday:)

The sky is grey and it wants to rain. The air is cool. Today will be an indoor day for my family and I. We will be gathering for a Sunday dinner so I have to make this brief today. I hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday stay safe and relax.

National Days:

9 Grandparent’s Day – first Sunday after Labor Day

National Grandparents Day has more than one origin. Some people consider it to have been first proposed by Michael Goldgar in the 1970s after he visited his aunt in an Atlanta nursing home, Spending $11,000 of his own money in lobbying efforts to have the day officially recognized, he made 17 trips to Washington DC over a seven-year span to meet with legislators.

Others consider Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade, a housewife in West Virginia, to have been the main driver for the day of observance. Throughout the 1970s McQuade worked hard to educate the people about the important contributions senior citizens made and the contributions that they would be willing to make if asked. She also urged people to adopt a grandparent, not for one day a year and not for material giving, but for a lifetime of experience.

In any event National Grandparents Day was finally signed into law by President Jimmy Carter in 1978. Marian McQuade received a phone call from the White House to advise her of this event. Many people believe that National Grandparents Day was inspired by her efforts. A presidential proclamation on September 6, 1979, made this day official – it designated Sunday, September 9, 1979, (being the “first Sunday of September following Labor Day”) as National Grandparents Day.

Each year the President is requested to issue a proclamation to: designate the first Sunday in September after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day; and to call on people, groups and organizations to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

for more information go to : http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/national-grandparents-day

Whatever the origin for the observance of Grandparents Day we all would have to agree that Grandparents play an important role in the youth of today and of generations passed. I loved my Grandmother’s but unfortunately for me my Grandfather’s past away before I could know them . I always missed growing up without a Grandfather.

For my son’s their Grandparent’s were a great part of the growing up years and they have never forgotten how important their influences were. The love that was shared was enormous.

Today with so many Grandparent’s raising their grandchildren and playing a larger roll in parenthood it is important to salute them in any way that we can.

Today is a wonderful day for taking time to spend with Grandparent’s and Grandchildren and learn about family stories, and heritage. Enjoy the day and learn from the wisdom of our senior citizens. 🙂

 

9 National Pet Memorial Day -second Sunday in Sept.

Today is National Pet Memorial Day, a day of remembrance that was begun by The International Association Of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories. This is a day that is designated to remember our beloved pets who are no longer with us.

Everyone has a different way of remembering their beloved animals. For me I have a picture that my father drew of my beloved dog “Lady.” The kids grew up with her and she was an important part of our life.

However, the one thing that I learned young from my parents was not to let an animal suffer. After thirteen years her health declined and it was time to release her from the suffering that she would have endured.

Celebrating her life we did not hesitate to get another dog knowing it wouldn’t be the same but knowing that we had learned the love of having a pet.

Now I have two cats and continue to celebrate my animals as part of the family.

I have never forgotten lady and what she meant to me. The best way I can honor her is to treat all animals kindly.

So let today be a day remembering the love of what ever animal has affected your life. Share this memory with joy. 🙂

9 Teddy Bear Day

The name Teddy Bear comes from former United States President Theodore Roosevelt, whose nickname was “Teddy”. The name originated from an incident on a bear hunting trip in Mississippi in November 1902, to which Roosevelt was invited by Mississippi Governor Andrew H. Longino. There were several other hunters competing, and most of them had already killed an animal. A suite of Roosevelt’s attendants, led by Holt Collier,[2] cornered, clubbed, and tied an American Black Bear to a willow tree after a long exhausting chase with hounds. They called Roosevelt to the site and suggested that he should shoot it. He refused to shoot the bear himself, deeming this unsportsmanlike, but instructed that the bear be killed to put it out of its misery,[3][4] and it became the topic of a political cartoon by Clifford Berryman in The Washington Post on November 16, 1902.[5] While the initial cartoon of an adult black bear lassoed by a handler and a disgusted Roosevelt had symbolic overtones, later issues of that and other Berryman cartoons made the bear smaller and cuter.[6]

Morris Michtom saw the drawing of Roosevelt and the bear cub and was inspired to create a new toy. He created a little stuffed bear cub and put it in his shop window with a sign that read “Teddy’s bear,” after sending a bear to Roosevelt and receiving permission to use his name. The toys were an immediate success and Michtom founded the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.[4]

for more information go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teddy_bear

The one thing that I think that all of us can agree on is that children and adults alike have come to love Teddy Bears. There is nothing better for a young child to hold and hug when in need of a companion. Many stories have been written around Teddy Bears and encouraged young readers to enjoy reading.

Today take time to give a Teddy bear, hug a Teddy Bear, read a store about a Teddy Bear. Share the love of Teddy bears with someone you care for. What a great day to combine this with Grandparents Day. 🙂

 

Well I’m going to have to run for now so have a great weekend. 🙂

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