"Be silly. Be fun. Be different. Be crazy. Be you, because life is too short to be anything but happy."
"I figured you should have breakfast in bed on your birthday. Can you reach the stove okay?"
Two elderly, excited Southern women were sitting together in the
front pew of church listening to a fiery preacher.
When this preacher condemned the sin of stealing, these two ladies
cried out at the tops of their lungs, "Amen, Brother!"
When the preacher condemned the sin of lust, they yelled again,
"Preach it, Reverend!"
And when the preacher condemned the sin of lying, they jumped to
their feet and screamed, "Right on, Brother! Tell it like it is...
But when the preacher condemned the sin of gossip, the two got
very quiet. One turned to the other and said, "He's quit preaching
and now he's just meddling!
- From Mikey's Funnies
It's Ancestor Appreciation Day! Today is for learning about your family tree and who's hanging from the branches. Take this opportunity to ask older family members about the relatives they remember and collect the stories for your history.
--Daughter's Day: observed mainly on the 4th Sunday of September but other countries may use other days: today originated in India out of the gender imbalance due to the preference for the male child; a father started this day to show the importance of girls and the need to respect them and value them.
--Gold Star Mother's Day: observed on the last Sunday of September; today honors families who have lost a military son or daughter who perished while serving in the Armed Forces.
--Google's Birthday: founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998, Google traditionally marks its birthday on the Google homepage on September 27.
--Morning Show Hosts Day: today is a day to appreciate those early show hosts that help get you going on your way in the morning.
--National Chocolate Milk Day: today is a salute to a tasty way of having your dairy; adding cocoa to the milk has been around since the late 1400's in Jamaica; Sir Hans Sloane, an Irish botanist living in England, brought the idea back to Britain in the 1680's.
--National Corned Beef Hash Day: today is a salute to a dish that was quite popular during WWII as it was a way to work with the rationing of meat and whatever was available.
--National Crush a Can Day: a day to remind us to recycle; from checkiday: "National Crush a Can Day was created to raise awareness about the need to recycle. In 1795, Napoleon called for someone to invent something to preserve food for his army and his navy. It took a little while, but in 1809 Nicolas Alpert came up with the process of sterilization, which laid the foundation for canning. In 1810, British merchant Peter Durand received a patent from King George III of England for preserving food in tin cans, and by 1819 cans were introduced to New York City. Cans soon became extremely popular. In 1899 Campbell's first put their soups in a can, and by 1938 the first soft drinks appeared in cans. By the mid-20th century, aluminum cans were being used: the first soft drink was packaged in an aluminum can in 1963, and by 1967, Coca-Cola and Pepsi were using aluminum cans. This type of can was popular because it could be easily molded, could support carbonated pressure, was lighter, and did not rust."
--National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: today is a day to raise awareness and to educate about HIV/AIDS in the gay men community, prevention, symptoms, and treatments.
--National No Excuses Day: observed in Canada; today is about taking time to have fun, no excuses; the housework can wait.
--National Scarf Day: today is a salute to a piece of clothing we often overlook but it's an accessory that can really dress up an outfit.
--World Deaf Day: observed on the last Sunday; today raises attention to the achievements of deaf people around the world.
--World Rivers Day: observed on the last Sunday; today is a global celebration of the world's waterways; today raises awareness of the importance of these waterways to society and the need to improve our stewardship; rivers flowing through the lands serve diverse needs such as irrigation for farming, spawning runs for returning salmon and shipping between cities as along the Mississippi.
--World Tourism Day: today encourages us to travel and learn about other cultures around the world.
--Yom Kippur begins today at sundown; a Jewish holy day, Yom Kippur is called the Day of Atonement.