“Come FLY with Me -Get there sooner”

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“Sure hope you are ready to land?  We have a rental car waiting  and we will be going over to my brother,  “Donald’s”  house,  we will have a short visit,  all  depending on what they are doing, tonight?  Maybe even  get something to eat,  with the “BIG”  Donald and his FAMILY.   “Donald and his wife,  Valerie” have  two boys, so when ever,  you want to go and  or  leave,   we can  and we will be taking lots of pictures. So, if  you gals can  now put on your  “Pretty” face and look  real  glamorous!” – “Here we go!”

We will be driving up the Federal Highway,  then A-1-A highway  along the beach,  we will  see the area where they made the movie,   “Where the Boys are”   –  just  so you can figure out where you want to stay for a couple of days.  Also,  thought you might want to visit  – “Topper’s” –   one of  the three   restaurants,  that my parents had, when we lived down here?

Also, if you want to see where we lived and the other two  “restaurants”   we will go there, too? Or to where ever  and or what ever,   catches your eye?  “Okay??” – “Looks like the  “thumbs-up”   got it!”

“Just flying and having lots of Fun!   D.V.

 


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“NATIONAL LOLLIPOP DAY”

NATIONAL LOLLIPOP DAY – July 20

NATIONAL LOLLIPOP DAY – July 20

July 20th recognizes National Lollipop Day as a way to celebrate this enduring and ever-popular treat. Pick up your favorite flavor to savor! 

Ever delightful and sweet, lollipops have been satisfying the sweet tooth for generations and possibly for centuries. How long lollipops have existed is uncertain. During prehistoric times, a form of lollipop may have preserved nuts and berries in honey. As sugar became plentiful, lollipops appeared much later in 16th century Europe. 

In the United States, confectionaries and medicine shops as early as the 1860s sold lollipops in various forms. However, George Smith gave lollipops an official 20th-century story in 1908. He gets credit for inventing the modern style lollipop. In 1931, Smith trademarked the name which he claims came from his favorite racing horse, Lolly Pops.

Lollipops range in size. The smaller lollipops can be purchased by the bagful. Banks, barbershops and vendors at parades give these away to customers and more! Confections make large lollipops in a variety of bright colors, shapes, and sizes. While they are attractive, these lollipops can be cumbersome and often are more than we can handle!

Lollipops in Pop Culture

1934 – In the movie Bright Eyes, Shirley Temple sang the song “On the Good Ship Lollipop.”

1939 – The Wizard of Oz brought us a world of characters, including the Lollipop Guild. Armed with a giant spiral sucker, The Lollipop Guild welcomed Dorothy to the Land of Oz.

1969 – How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop. The Tootsie Pop (the trademark name for Tootsie Roll’s lollipop) commercial debuted on U.S. television. The 60-second advertisement included a boy, cow, fox, turtle, owl and the narrator.

1973-1978 -The lollipop-loving detective, Kojak, from the TV series of the same name, softened the tough guy while at the same time, toughened up the lollipop.

HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL LOLLIPOP DAY

Enjoy a lollipop today to celebrate.  Post on social media using #NationalLollipopDay.

HISTORY OF NATIONAL LOLLIPOP DAY

The National Confectioners Association founded National Lollipop Day.


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“COULD HAVES” AND “SHOULD HAVES” DAY

TOSS AWAY THE “COULD HAVES” AND “SHOULD HAVES” DAY – Third Saturday in July

TOSS AWAY THE “COULD HAVES” AND “SHOULD HAVES” DAY – Third Saturday in July

Across the United States, the third Saturday in July recognizes Toss Away the “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day.  In short, don’t go through life with regrets. 

Created by author and motivational speaker Martha J. Ross-Rodgers, this day is intended for everyone to let go of the past and live for the present. The first step to participating in this day is to find a pen and paper. Then write down your “could haves” and “should haves” on the paper. Finally, throw away the list. 

Once you have thrown your “could haves” and “should haves” in the trash, make the following resolution:

“From this day forward, I choose not to live in the past. The past is history that I can not change.  I can do something about the present; I choose to live in the present.” 

These phrases take many forms. “What if I…” or “If only…” type thoughts keep us from moving forward. This day focuses on eliminating the thoughts that cause us to choose the past over the future. Sometimes it’s a matter of making different choices now that matters most. 

Now, take care of yourself and your health by living for now. Do your best and make the best of each and every day!

HOW TO OBSERVE 

To celebrate, let go of the things that have been burdening you and live in the now. Post on social media using #TossAwayTheCouldHavesandShouldHavesDay to encourage others to join in.

HISTORY

Author and motivational speaker, Martha J. Ross-Rodgers created Toss Away the “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day. 


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“GET TO KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS DAY”

 

Get to Know Your Customers Day

Get to Know Your Customers Day reminds businesses to reach out to patrons and get to know them better. The day is observed annually on the third Thursday of each quarter (January, April, July, October). 

When businesses get to know your customers, you also get to know more about you need to grow. Remember when Main Street businesses were locally owned and operated? The owners knew you by name and knew your shopping habits. They typically knew what you wanted to buy, and if they didn’t have it, they were willing to get it in for you.

With the advent of the Internet and big-box stores, much of the personal attention has gone by the wayside. Get to Know Your Customers Day is a day to turn that around. Make it a point to get to know a little more about your customers and make each of them feel like they are your most important customer of the day.

Tips to Knowing Your Customer:
  • Ask your customers questions. Find out what services and products they need.
  • Use social media. Get the word out about your specials, new product or to find out what your customers like and don’t like about your store. And respond as quickly as possible. When you do, it will be noticed. Fixing a negative customer experience in a positive way can show you stand by your word and turn into multiple sales.
  • Follow up on a purchase. Ask your customers how the purchase or service worked for them. Not only will you find out about your product, but you will learn more about your customer and the services they need.
  • Network with other business. Learning and sharing best practices for getting to know customers from other successful businesses will also grow your business.
HOW TO OBSERVE

Grow your business by taking the time to get to know your customers. You’ll be planting a seed that will flourish! Use #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay to post on social media.


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“Yellow Pig Day on July 17th”

 

NATIONAL YELLOW PIG DAY – July 17

NATIONAL YELLOW PIG DAY

National Yellow Pig Day on July 17 honors the unique attributes of the number 17 and its significance to mathematics. 

If you don’t think the number 17 plays any role in our lives, consider these facts:

  • The number 17 is a premium number in the arena of prime numbers. Add the first four prime numbers together, and 17 is their sum.
  • The average loaded school bus weighs 17 tons
  • Each of the following words has 17 letters:
    • interdisciplinary
    • telecommunication
    • misinterpretation
    • commercialization
    • electrophotometer
  • The atomic number of chlorine is 17.
  • Pebble Beach named a road 17 Mile Drive along the Monterey Peninsula in California. However, the exact length of the road is 16.78 miles.
  • The 17th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution gave the citizens of the United States the right to elect their senators by popular vote. Before the states ratified the amendment on April 8, 1913, each states’ legislatures elected the senators to Congress.

Look for the not so random occurrence of the number 17.  Look!  Yellow pig!

HOW TO OBSERVE

Brush up on your calculus and round up your yellow pigs. Look for the number 17. It’s everywhere! Post on social media using #NationalYellowPigDay.

HISTORY

Our research found that National Pig Day originated sometime during the early 1960s. Two mathematicians named Michael Spivak and David Kelly analyzed the random properties of the number 17 and a mysterious yellow pig. It seems the process became excessive and professional. Kelly lectured and developed classes around it. Spivak published several mathematics texts, while not based upon it, he does subtly reference the number 17 and Yellow Pig.


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“Irene Brady Riley’s Birthday”

“Happy Birthday to our Aunt Irene Brady Riley”

from all of us  xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

 

Love and Blessings forever*******

Mom & all 4 001

 


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