Sunscreen Protection Day

Sun Screen Day educates and brings awareness to the importance of using sunscreen to protect yourself and your children from harmful UV rays from the sun.  This day is held on May 27th, just in advance of the summer and vacation season. Ultraviolet rays from the sun is a serious risk to your health. With the steady depletion of the ozone layer above the earth, more and stronger UV rays get through. Overexposure to the sun can cause a number of health problems. It can cause skin cancer, and sunspots. It can also result in premature aging of your skin. Doctors and medical professionals advocate the use of sunscreen, to guard against health problems. They recommend an Skin Protection factor (SPF) of 15 or more. The higher the SPF value, the better the lotion is at protecting you against harmful UV rays. Sunscreens should be used for all outdoor activities, including swimming. And yes, sun screens should be used on cloudy days. UV rays can penetrate through the clouds. Now get out and celebrate Sun Screen Day in the sun…with your sun screen protection!

#Sunscreen #Protection #HealthySkin #Elephant #BeSafe

Sally Ride Day

Sally Ride Day honors the first American woman astronaut to go into space. Dr. Ride accomplished this feat as a mission specialist aboard STS-7, the second flight of the Space Shuttle “Challenger”. STS-7 was launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on June 18, 1983. Celebrate Sally Ride Day by learning more about the U.S. space program and NASA. Better yet, we encourage everyone to push for a more active and dedicated U.S. space program and policy. If any of you young ladies (and young gentlemen) have thought about becoming an astronaut, we encourage you to follow your dream of going into space. Exploration and taming of the frontier made America what it is today. As a famous trekkie one said. “Space is the final frontier”.  

#SallyRide #Astronaut #FirstFemale #1983 #Elephant #First

National Wine Day

Tap the keg. Crack open a bottle. Today is National Wine Day. People have been drinking wine since the early days of man (and woman). There are plenty of references to wine in the Bible. Wine has thankfully been around for thousands of years. There are many varieties of grapes, giving us the opportunity to make and enjoy, hundreds of different varieties of wines. Made from fermented grapes, wine is easy to make. As a result, there are many home vintners among us. While you don’t have to drink wine today to celebrate this day, it certainly would not be as much fun. It is so easy to celebrate National Wine Day. Here are a few ideas:

  • Have a glass or two of wine.
  • Go on a winery tour.
  • Make some  home made wine.
  • Have a wine variety that you have never tried before.

#Wine #Tasty #Elephant #MakeYourOwn #WhatIsYourFavorite?

National Escargot Day

It’s National Escargot Day. Let’s go out and eat some snails. It’s considered a delicacy by some. For many others, the thought of feasting on snails is just too yucky. The approved way of celebrating National Escargot Day is by eating a plate of Escargots. For those who can’t bring themselves and their stomachs to the table, we suggest to you give Escargot gift certificates to family and friends!

#Escargot #LoveUmOrHateUm #Elephant #WhoLikeThem

International Jazz Day

International Jazz Day celebrates Jazz music and history, as well as Jazz musicians. Jazz music was born in America in the 1800’s. Over the years, it has become popular around the world. Everyone has their favorite style of music, and many say Jazz is tops. Some people have a type of music that they do not like.  But everyone likes and/or loves Jazz.  The birthplace and home of Jazz music is New Orleans, La. Until you visit New Orleans and attend a real Jazz show in an authentic setting, you can’t fully appreciate the culture and beauty of this great style of music. Enjoy International Jazz Day by sitting back and listening to your favorite Jazz tunes. Preferably, listen to them today as they are being played by a live jazz band. Origin of International Jazz Day: International Jazz Day was created and in 1991 by D. Michael Denny, a musician and bandleader. At the time, he was on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Jazz Society. In 1991, a statement was recorded in the U.S. Congressional Record recognizing the creation of International Jazz Day.

#InternationalJazzDay #Daniel #Luke #Elephant #GreatMusic

Buy a Musical Instrument Day

Isn’t it obvious how to celebrate Buy a Musical Instrument Day? If you are a musician in need of a new instrument, today could be a very good day indeed! If you have been considering taking up a musical instrument, today can be your starting point. And, the good news is you’re never too old to begin playing a musical instrument. Many senior citizens pick up musical instruments as a hobby. They even form senior bands, often playing in public. Okay….. Just in case you haven’t figured out how to participate in this day……….. Go out and buy a musical instrument!

#Music #Instruments #Elephant #Luke #Daniel #Talent #Soothing

National Waiters and Waitresses Day

National Waiters and Waitresses Day recognizes the value and importance of a good waiter or waitress. When you go out to eat, they represent the restaurant, and are all the difference between a good or a bad experience. You already recognize your waiters and waitresses every time you go to a restaurant. That recognition comes in the form of a tip. The tip should be commensurate with the quality of the service. You can recognize your waiters and waitresses on National Waiters and Waitresses Day by giving them a little something extra. In addition to a generous tip, a card or simple verbal recognition is sufficient. Waiters and waitresses should recognize this day by making sure by providing exemplary service (as always).

#Waiters #Waitresses #HardWork #ChangingWithCovid19 #Elephant#WhenShelterInPlaceOverTipBig

Pick Strawberries Day

Pick Strawberries Day is a sweet, tasty way to enjoy a late spring day. If your mom or dad ever took you picking fresh strawberries, you have a wonderful childhood memory. That memory is what will draw you to enjoy today with your own kids or grandkids! If you’ve never picked fresh strawberries, you’ve missed out on the fun. Many of those tasty berries never make it out of the field…… they go straight to your mouth. For those who have picked strawberries before, get out today and pick some. For those who have never picked them in the field, start a new tradition today! What are you waiting for?….. go now! For strawberry fun, and information on how to grow strawberries, see More on Strawberries Thought for the Day: Women will never be equal to men until the can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they’re sexy.

#Strawberry #Red #Yummy #Sweet #Elephant

World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day

As the old saying goes….. “Give a man some vegetables, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to grow a vegetable garden, and you feed his whole family for life!” t’s a hungry world. Famine affects millions upon millions of people. If everyone had even a small garden, there would be far fewer people suffering from starvation. For the average person, having a vegetable garden, helps to ease the family food budget, too. In addition, people who grow some or all of their own vegetables often do so organically, or at least with less of those harmful chemical insecticides, herbicides and fertilizers. Hmmm? Healthier food for my children? Now this alone is a great reason to start a vegetable garden today! Looking for ideas on where to plant your first garden? Millions upon millions of people are already gardening in some amazing places. Backyard gardens are what normally comes to mind. Urban community gardens also abound. In urban environments, vacant lots are often used (seek permission from the owner first). People grow gardens in containers and pots on balconies, decks, and patios. Apartment rooftops can be a great place for your new garden. For those of us who are space constrained, vertical gardens can be the solution.

Participation in this day is fun and easy. Join in the fun hobby of gardening. Simply start a vegetable (or flower or herb) garden. If you are already a gardener, encourage and help someone to start their very first garden. Start small, making it easy to handle and less like a chore. Chances are, you  will make your garden larger in future years, as you grow your gardening expertise. Origin of World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day This holiday day was created in 2019 by Bob Matthews of Rochester, NY. Bob is owner and author of The Gardener’s NetworkGarden Hobbies, and Pumpkin Nook. Bob is also an avid, life time gardener. World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day was created to help feed a hungry planet, and encourage people to join in the fun hobby of gardening. While this day is intended to create a vegetable garden, Matthews says you can use this day to plant a flower or herb garden, if you prefer. Better still, why not grow all three….. vegetables, flowers, and herbs!? The date of May 19th was chosen, as the last frost date has past for almost everyone in the northern hemisphere, where the vast majority of humans live. If the last frost date has not yet occurred in your area, start a few plants indoors today, for transplanting outdoors later.

#VegetableGarden #Grow #Elephant #Healthy #Enjoy

Pack Rat Day

Calling all hoarders. This day was created expressly for you. Come out from hiding under your piles of precious belongings, and take a minute to celebrate and be recognized. Today is Pack Rat Day. C’mon, admit it… .. you’re a Pack Rat. a hoarder like the rest of us. If you are a Pack Rat, you’re in good company. Many of us are hoarders, and some of us don’t even realize it. We hoard our belongings, well past their useful life, for any one (or two)of a number of reasons. It’s that favorite swearer, that has scene to many winters, or is lost in the back of the closet. It’s that second toaster oven… ‘ya never know when the new one might break. What about the old vinyl record collection? You know, someday have antique value. You can’t get rid of them!   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’ts:

  • 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.

#PackRat #Storage #Elephant #DeClutter