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Pack Rat Day

Friday, May 17, 2013

Pack Rat Day

When: Always on May 17th

Today is Pack Rat Day. 'Cmon, admit it... .. you're a Pack Rat like the rest of us. If you are a Pack Rat, you're in good company. You might as well come out of hiding behind those piles of valuable "stuff", and celebrate this fun day.

Its really easy to let things pile up. After all, each item you acquire along the road of life may have value or serve some meaningful purpose. 'Ya just never know. Making the decision to discard something of even remotely questionable value, is difficult, if not impossible to do. We understand you perfectly. Why? Because most of us are pack rats.

In keeping with the intent of Pack Rat Day, here are some Do's and Don't's:

Don't clean your room, basement, garage or any other area today.
Don't discard anything today...It may be valuable.
Don't even empty the trash today. You might have accidentally thrown out something useful.
Do keep an eye out for useful stuff being discarded by others.
Do go to garage and rummage sales. They can be pack rat gold mines.
Do look around your belongings and be thankful for what you have.
Do spend time thinking of uses for your things. Justification for saving is satisfying.


Origin of Pack Rat Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.

This Day in History May 17

Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette begin exploring the Mississippi River. (1623)

American Revolutionary War: the Continental Congress bans trade with Quebec. (1775)

The New York Stock Exchange is formed. (1792)

A large fire nearly burns St. Louis, Missouri to the ground. (1849)

Aristides wins the first Kentucky Derby. (1875)

The Columbia Lions and the Princeton Tigers play in the United States' first televised sporting event, a collegiate baseball game in New York City. (1939)

The United States Army contracts with the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School to develop the ENIAC. (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer) (1943)

Watergate scandal: Televised hearings begin in the United States Senate. (1973)

The U.S. Department of Energy declassifies documents showing world's largest mercury pollution event in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (ultimately found to be 4.2 million pounds), in response to the Appalachian Observer's Freedom of Information Act request. (1983)

An Iraqi Dassault Mirage F1 fighter jet fires two missiles into the U.S. Navy warship USS Stark, killing 37 and injuring 21 of her crew. (1987)

The General Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) eliminates homosexuality from the list of psychiatric diseases. (1990)

Massachusetts becomes the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage. (2004)

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MARTYLYNN1 5/18/2013 1:53AM

    I fit into the pack rat category very well. I do try to limit it to one room. I read this too late. I had already done some cleaning!

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SONYALATRECE 5/17/2013 10:34PM

    Not a pack rat at home, just work.
Teaching has its work hazards indeed!


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PATRICIAAK 5/17/2013 10:20PM

    As I get older, my pack rat tendencies are getting less.

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DWSCHUYLER 5/17/2013 6:39PM

    Love it! Now have a lot more ideas!

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