Up and Down the Blind Highway of Life
Looking over informal national days, I was intrigued. What was this all about? In my research, the celebration started in the 1930’s to highlight Samual Clements, affectionally known by his pen name, Mark Twain. At the age of 29, he was fired by another newspaper to find himself broke and at a loss for aContinue reading “National Frog Jumping Day May 13,2021”
The start of the following story is true. The twist at the end is fiction. But the moral is true. There was a young black mentally challenged man living with his foster mother since he was released from the state hospital , where he had been since birth. His foster mother taught him many skillsContinue reading “A Twilight Zone Day May 11,2021”
Nurses, like many other medical professionals, have worked long and hard this year. Some have given their lives to nurse others. Though women have played a major role in births, holistic knowledge and caring of the dying, no formal training was offered until the mid 1900s. Women were conscripted in the Revolutionary War to maintainContinue reading “National Nurses Day May,6, 2021”
Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo. I have an interesting memory of this holiday. When I was in college, I had a hispanic roommate. She belonged to the Chicano Student Organization. I was allowed to work on their fund raisers, becouse of my roommate Connie. The group would have a dance with a live band. WeContinue reading “Happy May, May 4,2021”
Today celebrates the ending of National Poetry Month. This is a day to select a poem that speaks to you and put it in your wallet or purse to have with you. A poem like a bit of scripture readings has been carried by service men and women when going into battle. The poem givesContinue reading “Pocket Poem Day April 29, 2021”
While perusing historical events for this day, I came across a sad moment in our past. In 1953, President Eisenhower’s first executive order was to ban LGBT persons from holding government jobs. This was the height fear of communism. The President consider the group akin to communists as a security leak. From the mid-1950’s toContinue reading “Live and Let Live April 27, 2021”
I was thinking of the stages of parenthood. First there is the arrival of a dependent baby. All needs met by the parents. Then the child learns skills, knowledge is accrued and IQ tested. Your child is consider grown but not necessarily an adult. As the child grows, the parents strength and thoughts processes mayContinue reading “A Mother’s Pride April 22, 2021”
This coming Wednesday is the 51st Earth Day. There will be a three days of digital groups of youth, educators and governments talking and working together to restore our home, the earth. This movement started as a reaction to a disaster. In 1969 in the Santa Barbara Channel. Senator Nelson from Wisconsin after veiwing theContinue reading “Together, we can restore the earth April 20, 2021”
Everyone knows that is tax day except for this year. I thought I would celebrate a holiday that is close to my heart. ASL or American Sign Language is the natural language of the deaf population. It is used by 250,000 to 5000,000 people in the United States and Canada. Numbers vary due to theContinue reading “ASL and high Five Day April 15, 2021”
In a scene at the beginning of the “Lion King”, Zazu the bird is lamenting with Mufasa the lion king about a family member that always spoils special occasions. That person in my family was my Great Aunt Pearl. She was a widow most of the time I knew her. With no children of herContinue reading “There is one in every Family April 13, 2021”
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