Friday, October 13, 2017

Apple Day

October 21st is APPLE DAY
 Apple Day is an annual celebration of apples and orchards, held in October. It is celebrated mainly in the United Kingdom. It traditionally falls on October 21, the date of the first such event in 1990, but events are held throughout the month.[1] It is commonly a weekend event, usually taking place on the Saturday and Sunday closest to 30 October.[citation needed]
Apple Day events can be large or small, from apple games in a garden to large village fairs with cookery demonstrations, games, apple identification, juice and cider, gardening advice, and the sale of many hundreds of apple varieties.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Baby Day May 2

Smiley, squishy, faces are perfect reasons to put Baby Day on the map. 







Although it’s difficult to pinpoint why, or where this day originated, we can easily speculate! Anyone who has ever yearned for, had, or known a baby, could list dozens of reasons why babies are special. Babies are not just cute, but they are innocent in a way that helps you to see goodness in the world. They give you hope, happiness, and make you strive to become a better person. What more could you ask for?

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Tonka

I found an interesting article written by  By  Published On 09/03/2015 



Tuesday, April 11, 2017

World Parkinson's Disease Day

My Grandfather, Daddy, and now my Uncle have suffered from Parkinson's Disease.



April 11 is  World Parkinson’s Disease Day and marks the birthday of Dr. J Parkinson. On this day there are efforts made to increase the public awareness of this terrible disease, as well as all the good works put forth by the worlds organizations dedicated to eradicating this disease. There are activities to promote this the entire world over, and the opportunity to participate is open to any and all who want to help in this effort.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Siblings Day

April 10 is Siblings Day


All of us who have been lucky enough to have siblings know that sometimes they can be annoying and a pain to be around, but this should not stop you from celebrating what will possibly be the longest relationship in your life.
The unofficial day was created by New Yorker Claudia Evart in memory of her brother and sister, whom she lost early in her life.
Since 1998, US President Bill Clinton and governors of 39 states in the U.S. have officially recognized Siblings Day as an observance.
The holiday is also known as National Siblings Day in the United States.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Pedal Cars


When the automobile made its appearance, the pedal car soon followed. Pedal car history goes back to the 1890's when most were modeled from the real cars on the road at the time.  Since their conception, pedal cars were all kids wished for.  But at the turn of the century, their cost meant they were playthings for only wealthy families. With many families reeling from the financial devastation of The Great Depression, pedal cars were often toys for upper class children.  Those not so fortunate played with basic homemade ride-on toys.  In the 1920's and 1930's the wealthy were catered to when it came to buying pedal cars since they were the primary buyers.  No pedal cars were produced in the mid-1940's when all metal production was directed to the World War II effort.
Reaching the peak of popularity in the late 1920's and early 1930's, pedal cars experienced a resurgence in the 1950's to 1960's with chain-driven models.  With postwar prosperity in the 1950's, pedal cars grew more popular and were available in all major stores.  From the early 1920's through the late 1960's, pedal cars, like automobiles, were produced in many different models and colors.  Designed to incorporate the most current trends of the automotive world, pedal cars featured working lights and horns, movable windshields and rag tops, chrome detailing and hood ornaments, and white wall tires and custom paint jobs.

To find out more about pedal cars, visit Pedal Car Planet

Sunday, March 26, 2017

What is Purple Day all about?

Did you know that  50 million people in the world have epilepsy?

Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness.


Last year, people in dozens of countries on all continents including Antarctica participated in Purple Day!

Find out more about Epilepsy at the Epilepsy Foundation website.