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08/04/20 Size of Your Heart

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

"You don't have to be skinny to be sexy or beautiful. Beauty is the size of your heart, NOT the size of your jeans." Anon

"He did it."

Toward the end of the golf course, Dave somehow managed to hit his ball into the woods finding it in a patch of pretty yellow buttercups.
Trying to get his ball back in play, he ended up thrashing just about every buttercup in the patch.
All of a sudden . . . POOF!
In a flash and puff of smoke, a little old woman appeared.
She said, “I’m Mother Nature! Do you know how long it took me to make those buttercups? Just for that, you won’t have any butter for your popcorn the rest of your life; better still; you won’t have any butter for your toast for the rest of your life…
as a matter of fact, you won’t have any butter for anything the rest of your life!”
THEN POOF! She was gone.
After Dave got hold of himself, he hollered for his friend, Fred. “Fred, where are you?”
Fred yells back, “I’m over here, in the pussy willows.”
Dave yells back… “DON’T SWING, FRED!!! For the love of God, DON’T SWING!!!”

It's Single Working Women's Day! Today was started as a platform for a network of working women to provide support, professional advice and encouragement in working places as they often face very different obstacles than men in the workplace. Today is also a tip of the hat to women who choose to stay single and to determine their own happiness without being dependent on a man.
--Assistance Dogs Day: there's no info as to why today or the history; those wonderful animals have made such an important difference to so many lives by helping bring independence.
--Hooray for Kids Day: today is a day to celebrate our youth; act like a kid today and see the possibilities in the world around you.
--International Owl Awareness Day: today is a worldwide movement to raise awareness of the hazards to the habitats of the owls and programs to alleviate conflict between human and owl activities; there are over 200 species of owls and they are important to the ecological balance.
--International Clouded Leopard Day: today raises awareness of the declining numbers of this beautiful cat which lives in the Himalayan foothills of Southeast Asia toward China.
--National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day: today celebrates the cookies made with the chips we celebrated on May 15; the chips were invented in the 1930's by Ruth Graves Wakefield of Toll House Inn at Whitman, Massachusetts; Wakefield would break up Nestle chocolate for the cookies; her recipes were included with the bars of chocolate and sometimes with a tool to break up the chocolate; in 1941, the modern chips we know were introduced and the chocolate chip cookie has become a favorite.
--National Night Out Day: observed on the first Tuesday of August since 1984, today is a nation-wide movement dedicated to building relationships between communities and the agencies that serve them such as the police and fire departments; block parties are happening in many neighborhoods as a way to get to know each other; due to the pandemic, celebrations have been postponed till October.
--US Coast Guard Day: today is a salute to the branch that protect our waters and shorelines; on August 4, 1790, Congress established the predecessor, the Revenue Cutter Service, to enforce US tariff laws; the name was changed to Coast Guard in 1915.
--Today is Barack Obama's birthday (1961); we miss you.
--In 1821, it was the first printing of a 4-page weekly that would become the Saturday Evening Post. From bing: "A new weekly paper is published using Benjamin Franklin's printing presses, and its four pages of news and a few ads will grow to become The Saturday Evening Post, a defining magazine of American life featuring great writers and iconic illustrators, most memorably Norman Rockwell."
--American author John Bartlett (1820 – 1905) published Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations on August 4, 1855. The classic tome has become a mainstay for public speakers, writers, teachers and other quotations fans.
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