September 14th

Hello Everyone! I hope today is finding you well. The sun is out and warming the sky however, it is going to be somewhat breezy through the weekend.

Last night I had a very enjoyable time at the Burley Public Library.

I went early and sat in on the children’s Story time and felt like a child again. Then afterwards I enjoyed a very nice group of adults that participated and asked questions about publishing.

I always enjoy my time with these presentations but no matter how much I plan I always forget to say or do something. Oh well I guess that means I’ve saved something for another time.

The question came up at the end about ordering books for Christmas presents. The advise that I shared was as follows:

1) Books make the most wonderful Christmas presents

2) Order early as the printers get swamped and the delivery takes longer

3) August through October is the rush season for printers

4) Order as soon as possible to be sure you will get them in time

One thing that I will do for my customers is hold them for a set delivery date if they have prepaid in advance. I can’t tie up my funds. However, if they are afraid of curious eyes I have no problem keeping them until the day they need them.

I have a notebook set up with all names and dates and delivery times and I work my books like a business. I will do whatever I can to accommodate those wishing to order for presents whether it is a birthday, anniversary, Christmas or just a special surprise.

Well after having a great evening and being out in that fresh fall air I was ready for a good nights sleep and I thoroughly enjoyed going to bed early and sleeping late.

Now I am starting late but very refreshed. Let’s see what’s happening in the Nation now.

National Days:

Make a Star-Spangled Musical Statement
With a National Anthem Day Event!

September 14th Celebration

September 14 is an important day in our nation’s history. On this day, Francis Scott Key penned “The Star-Spangled Banner” after witnessing American forces defend Fort McHenry from British troops.

This day serves as an excellent opportunity to educate students about the national anthem and to demonstrate to the community the important role music teachers play in passing on our cultural heritage.

The Star Spangled Banner
Words by Francis Scott Key, Music by John Stafford Smith

O say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave?

On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep.
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
‘Tis the Star-Spangled Banner! O long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the Star-Spangled Banner, in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O thus be it ever when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation!
Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the Heaven-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must when our cause it is just
And this be our motto: “In God is our Trust.”
And the Star-Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

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14 National Cream-Filled Donut Day

On September 14th, Cream-Filled Donut Day, bakeries and donut shops may offer special discounts and unique fillings for cream-filled donuts. Dive right in! How can the calories count, if it’s a holiday?

I remember growing up as a child going to our favorite bakery and getting the donuts filled with jelly. That was my favorite type of donut. Now the donuts have all different kinds of gooey cream filled fillings that one can enjoy. So what is better for an afternoon snack coming home from school, or a coffee break than having a wonderful Cream-Filled Donut to enjoy. I think today I would like one filled with chocolate. Have fun and enjoy. 🙂

14 Eat a Hoagie Day

Hoagies, the popular sturdy sandwiches, are also known as grinders, subs, submarine sandwiches and torpedoes. A hoagie may contain chicken, cheese, ham, lettuce, mayonnaise, meatballs, onions, pastrami, peppers roast beef, tomatoes, tuna, turkey and much more.

Order up your favorite deli combination on Eat a Hoagie Day – September 14th.

Growing up as a child for the first we ever learned about a Hoagie sandwich was the original Dagwood sandwich from the Dagwood cartoon strip. He would make a Sandwich several deckers high and put everything he could find from the frig on it. They were too wide to open your mouth and bite into. Then came the hoagie where it was spread out with just as many wonderful condiments however, you could wrap your lips and teeth around it and enjoy the delicious flavors.

I usually like the House sandwich or the Club Sandwich although in the winter there is nothing better than a French Dip Sandwich .

What a wonderful treat this would be for the family for dinner . Find you nearest Hoagie shop or make your own and enjoy family time with a special treat.

November 14, 2012 is

National Pickle Day

It’s National Pickle Day! Pickles have been a popular food for thousands of years. In 2030 B.C., cucumbers were imported from India to the Tigris Valley. There, they were first preserved and eaten as pickles.

In ancient Egypt, people consumed pickles for their nutritional value and because they were thought to enhance beauty. Cleopatra attributed her good looks to her full diet of pickles. Centuries later, Napoleon believed that pickles offered health benefits for his armies, so he offered a huge cash prize to anyone who was able to preserve them safely.

Today we honor the culinary history of pickles. This versatile vegetable can be enjoyed as a condiment, snack, or side dish. Stock up on your favorite kind of pickles and celebrate National Pickle Day!


Yesterday I had listed as snack on a pickle day. Frequently the dates don’t agree because ideas are on one day and the actually happening is on another day. Whatever the case any day is good for pickles so enjoy your Hoagie sandwich and load it with your favorite pickles or just eat them solo.

Growing up as a kid it was popular to go to the neighborhood store and buy a large pickle from the pickle barrel and eat for a treat. They usually cost a nickel. Now you rarely find them sold that way unless it is at the fair or in a bar. It is a sad tradition that is slipping away yet children all over the world love pickles so buy a jar of pickles and let your family have a healthy snack.

My favorite pickle is the gherkins. I love to eat them fresh or cut them up and put in my tuna fish sandwiches. They have that extra flavor and I love the crunch.

So whatever you do today again is a food day enjoy it.

For all the teachers and schools out their please play our National Anthem and teach the lyrics to the children.

Let’s make this year a wonderful year for all. So until next time 🙂



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