“NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY”

NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY - August 3

NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY

National Watermelon Day on August 3rd recognizes the refreshing summertime treat enjoyed at picnics and fairs!  And since watermelon is 92% water, it is very satisfying in the summer heat.

This vine-like flowering plant originated from southern Africa. While the word watermelon refers to both the fruit and the plant to botanists, the plant is a pepo. The pepo is a berry with a thick rind and fleshy center. Interestingly, pepos develop from an inferior ovary. They are also characteristic of the Cucurbitaceae, a scientific term for the gourd family.

While the watermelon fruit is loosely considered a type of melon, unlike other melons, it’s not in the genus Cucumis. The smooth exterior usually produces a dark green rind with stripes or yellow spots. Watermelons produce a juicy, sweet interior flesh ranging from deep red to pink. However, sometimes it comes in orange, yellow, or white. 

While melon holds plentiful water, wild melons were bitter and tasteless. This clue suggests that desert dwellers likely cultivated the first melon. Additional evidence of the watermelon’s value is supplied in the seeds and art found in tombs of Pharaohs. Over time, cultivation and breeding brought out the better qualities of the sweet and tender fruit we enjoy today. 

With proper growing conditions, watermelons grow to enormous sizes. Around the world, competitions award prizes each year for the largest one. The Guinness Book of World Records states that the heaviest watermelon weighed 262 pounds. To learn more refreshing watermelon facts, check out www.watermelon.org.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalWatermelonDay

While you’re celebrating the day, spread the joy! Visit a pick your own watermelon patch or pick one up from your local farmer’s market. Then, slice it up and invite the neighborhood over to share. Make a fruit salad or cut it into wedges. What are your favorite watermelon memories? Try these other fun ways to celebrate the day, too!

  • Host a seed-spitting contest.
  • Create a new watermelon recipe.
  • Enjoy watermelon flavored candies or beverages.
  • Create a frozen watermelon dessert.
  • Learn how to pick a ripe watermelon.

Post on social media using #NationalWatermelonDay.

Parents and educators, check out more ways to #CelebrateEveryDay by visiting the National Day Calendar Classroom

NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY HISTORY

While our research did not uncover the creator and origin of National Watermelon Day, we do offer you many more ways to celebrate fresh fruits and veggies.


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“Birthday Memories that Last Forever and Ever”

 

and… Guess that everyone likes this song for some reason or another… but when you have a person in your LIFE… that was the best of people to you and everyone… and then just too soon in LIFE… are taken to the next level of living … the great hereafter… and  there never ever seems to be another person that could take  even a small part of that LIFE  that you had shared with the one and only… all I can say…make the best of memories you can everyday of your LIFE… because those memories will be the substance that will keep you in LOVE with the one and only one for you and that’s forever!

and…When this record came out…I had to buy  it  for Lee…it was the last of the records that I bought  and still have… as Lee passed away some time after this… just something about the words and music that we both just had special feelings for… and always brings back real good memories of those … days so long ago!

and… This is that special song that Lee would sing to me… his voice was terrific… Dean Martin sounds like Lee when singing and with a terrific voice… all I could do was to sit back and dream.

Lee and good friend, Ron who also worked  a shift of cooking at our restaurant… just have to take some time off… to do what is more FUN… hitting avery small ball as far as you can… then walking a mile and a half just to  maybe find that poor ole ball… and then to do  all that again and  again!  (What a day of good ole Fun?)

So just for extra FUN… I decided to tag along one day… just glad that I took my camera along.

As you can see in the above Photo… the best part of a game of Golf… is just taking some time out to rest… and let someone else work hard  just trying to get a good photo of  two grown men having lots of FUN… just taking a forty whacks at a very nice  little ole ball!

“Just so you you all know… the Birthday Cake and Ice Cream are ready to be served… come and get it NOW!”


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“Safe in the hand of God”

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Church Concert – The Sagrada Familia Expiatory Church in Barcelona, Spain

 

“Brother Tommy sent this over for all of  us to enjoy”

This song is performed in The Sagrada Familia Expiatory Church in Barcelona, Spain, and is a remarkable performance.

It also gives you a look inside the Church designed by the Famed Architect Antonio Gaudi … look up this church. It is spectacular and has been under construction for almost 125 years.

Inspirational……….

Bagpipes……….

Wonderful soloist…….

Even more interesting is that the song is being sung in Catalan. This is the language of the “Moors” or Muslims and it is being sung in a Catholic church. Also great to see and hear the bagpipes.

Gaudi’s Masterpiece Cathedral…Sacred, awesome, inspirational & unbelievable!!

Concert held at the Sagrada Familia Church in Barcelona, in memory of the victims of terrorism.

“Safe in the hand of God” sung in Catalan; (Amazing Grace) watch/listen to bagpipes entering the church.

 


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“Twas Good Yesterday… Good Medicine for Today”

“TODAY…Stop Everything for TEN SECONDS”

In this day of your life

 I believe God wants you to know…

…that it doesn’t matter if you can’t get a cell phone signal
or Wi-Fi where you are. You are always connected to Source.
 
I’m not kidding about this. I’m serious. Wherever you are,
wherever you go, you are always connected to Divine Wisdom,
Divine Intelligence, and Divine Love.
 
Just close your eyes. Breathe. Stop whatever you’re doing
for ten seconds and find The Silence. Visit The Quiet.
Just for ten seconds. Do it six times today.
One minute a day. That’s all it takes. 
One minute, divided into six parts.
Go ahead. Do it now.  
 ********** **********   ********* *********   ********* *********
On this day of your life

 I believe God wants you to know…

…that there are worse things in life than
are going on right now for you.
 
If you don’t think so, pick up a newspaper.
If you don’t believe me, talk to some friends.
This is not the end of the world.
 
My mother used to say, “Even this shall pass.”
She also used to say, “When you are 90, how important
do you think this will seem?”  Then she would
advise me, “give it that same importance today.”
I just thought I’d pass that on…

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“NATIONAL LOVE IS KIND DAY”

NATIONAL LOVE IS KIND DAY – July 27

NATIONAL LOVE IS KIND DAY

Just as on July 4th Americans celebrate their independence, so is July 27th to be celebrated—a day to celebrate independence from the abuser. July 27th, National Love is Kind Day is the day to:

  • Celebrate for all victims of domestic violence/domestic abuse their FREEDOM and INDEPENDENCE from their abuser.
  • Recognize our right to be treated with KINDNESS. Because real love is kind, not terrorizing.
  • Realize that kindness is the path to healthy and safer relationships, families, society, and the world.
  • Give voice for and hope and support to others who are still suffering, often in silence.
  • Spread messages how we can be kind to one another, especially to those closest to us.
  • Remember that love is not abusive, violent, demeaning or dehumanizing.  If someone uses love as an excuse for their hurtful behavior, it’s not real love.

With every generation, the cycle of abuse continues to cripple families, especially women and children who are most vulnerable. The cycle of abuse must stop now.

National Love is Kind Day encourages you to become aware of how you are treating people, how people are treating you, and how you can become emboldened, supported, and empowered to lead the joyful and productive life you deserve. With improved and proper support, families can know and experience the freedom and love found in an abuse-free home. Children grow up with positive role models, and both adults and children lead more productive, happy, and mentally healthy lives.

The day is an opportunity to say “No to abuse, violence, and ridicule! And begin saying, “Yes, to kindness!  And yes, to sharing my voice! Yes, I am worth it and my life matters. Kindness rules!”

Stop the cycle of abuse and make a difference to create a kinder world.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalLoveIsKindDay

They are many ways to celebrate this day and join the Love is Kind Movement!

  • Expect to be treated with kindness. Repeat the mantra “I deserve to be treated with kindness,” especially if you’ve ever been abused, bullied, or sexually harassed or assaulted.
  • Exchange negative actions and words for positive ones for the day. For example, replace hitting with a walk, yelling with deep breathing, and insults with kind gestures and words, such as, “let me understand.”
    Being kind to others starts with being kind to yourself. It also means setting healthy boundaries for yourself.
  • Celebrate with Domestic Violence survivors their freedom from abuse! If you or someone you know left an unhealthy relationship, this is YOUR independence day. Celebrate your freedom from abuse/domestic violence. While you’re celebrating, post in Social Media your freedom story and tag #TheLoveisKindMovement Post. Share and celebrate here: www.facebook.com/groups/TheLoveisKindMovement and LIKE: www.facebook.com/TheLoveisKindNetwork where you can also share your stories and celebrate.
  • Share on social media examples how you are kind to those closest to you. Use hashtags: #LoveisKindDay #LoveisKind #LoveisKindNotTerrorizing
  • Believe in and direct domestic violence victims who reach out to you to DV centers nearest them.
Share info from the Love is Kind Network

www.TheLoveisKindNetwork.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheLoveIsKindMovement/

NATIONAL LOVE IS KIND DAY HISTORY

Rosie Aiello and Sunny, co-founders of The Love is Kind Network, founded National Love is Kind Day on July 27, 2018. They spread the message of a kinder, healthier world and support stronger, more wholesome families, free of violence and terrorism. The day also represents the day Rosie and Sunny gained their freedom from a violent relationship.  

In 2019, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on July 27th annually.

About the Love is Kind Network

Rosie Aiello and Sunny are the co-founders of The Love is Kind Network, The Love is Kind Movement Facebook group, and National Love is Kind Day. They spread the message to create a kinder and healthier world and support stronger, more wholesome families, free of violence and family terror.

July 27th also represents the day Rosie and Sunny gained their freedom after an international escape from a domestic violent relationship.

Trapped in an emotionally, mentally, and financially abusive relationship for nearly 25 years, Rosie engineered their escape from the Middle East to save her daughter Sunny and herself from domestic violence. Nearly mentally destroyed and stunned by PTSD, Rosie and Sunny arrived in their home state of California. Within a few short years, Rosie became a speaker, best-selling author, and an international award-winning entrepreneur.

Rosie and Sunny are on a mission to help 1 million women and their children free themselves from the shackles of abuse, and help them create joyful and productive lives.

Visit www.TheLoveisKindNetwork.com for more information.


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“No Bake Pineapple Dream Dessert”

 

Ingredients
GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 cup unsalted butter melted
    • 2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
PINEAPPLE FILLING
    • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese softened
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 1 cup crushed pineapple drained
    • 1 8 ounce container of Cool Whip
WHIPPED PINEAPPLE TOPPING
  • 1/4 cup toasted shredded coconut for topping
  • 1/4 cup pineapple chunks for topping
  • 1 8 ounce Cool Whip
  • 1 teaspoon pineapple extract
  • 1-2 drops yellow gel food coloring
  • Cherries and pineapple chunks for garnish

Instructions

Graham Cracker Crust
    1. In a large mixing bowl, mix the crushed graham crackers, granulated sugar and melted butter until well combined.
    2. Press mixture into a 9 x 9 baking dish and set aside.
Pineapple Filling
    1. Using a standing mixer, cream the cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
    2. Gradually mix in the powdered sugar until well combined
    3. Mix in the Cool Whip and beat until fluffy
    4. With a spatula, fold in the crushed pineapple
    5. Spoon the filling over the crust, and smooth with a angled spatula until even
Pineapple Topping
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the Cool Whip, Pineapple extract and yellow food coloring. Mix until combined
  2. Using an Angled Spatula, spread the topping evenly over the Pineapple filling
  3. Sprinkle with toasted coconut and pineapple chunks.
  4. Refrigerate overnight so the dessert becomes firm
  5. ENJOY!

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