” PEACH COBBLER DAY”

“Peach Cobbler” is one dessert that you can every day, just because it is so good – and made fresh in your home – with all of the best of todays’ fresh ingredients’.”

NATIONAL PEACH COBBLER DAY – April 13

NATIONAL PEACH COBBLER DAY

National Peach Cobbler Day is observed annually on April 13.  It recognizes a delicious dessert that originated during the 19th century.

Unable to make traditional suet puddings due to lack of suitable ingredients and cooking equipment, the settlers instead covered a stewed filling with a layer of uncooked plain biscuits or dumplings, fitted together. When the dish is fully cooked, the surface has the appearance of a cobbled street.  The name may also derive from the fact that the ingredients are “cobbled” together. Some cobbler recipes resemble a thick-crusted, deep-dish pie with both top and bottom crust.

In 2007, the world’s largest peach cobbler was made at the Georgia Peach Festival.  It consisted of:

  • 90 lbs of butter
  • 150 lbs of sugar
  • 150 lbs of flour
  • 32 gallons of milk
  • 75 gallons of peaches

http://www.peachcounty.net/worlds-largest-peach-cobbler.cfm

HOW TO OBSERVE

Enjoy the following tried and true peach cobbler recipes.

Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler
Easy Peach Cobbler
Southern Peach Cobbler
Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler

Use #NationalPeachCobblerDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the creator of National Peach Cobbler Day.


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“Getting My First Book – My-self”

“My very first  – Library Card”

Someone asked me about my library card? – –  “Did I have one to use in SAINT LOUIS?”

It is amazing how an almost “70 year library card” – –  can find a safe place to hide all these years and still look good.  SO… this is the  real story  of “HOW and WHEN”  – – so long ago –   I was able to get my very own  – – LIBRARY CARD – – and all by myself!

In the early 1940’s,  we moved into the North St.Louis area, and I was sent to the bakery for cinnamon rolls. I’m six years old and on  the corner of Carter & Warne Ave., is  parked a  “mobile library trailer”, not ever seen by me…  before. I could not just pass by, since they had “two  doors” opened. “Nosy– me”… pokes my  head in and someone said, “come on in?” “I don’t know if I can ??  “What are you here,  for?”.  Someone said, “You can have a book  to READ… if you have a library card!”  – – I had to first check this “information” out – – see if  IT… would be “OKAY” with “MOM” – – and just  said… “I’ll come back.”

I had to run as fast as I could…  to the “Bakery” – –   as I had just wasted “TIME” – – making this stop – – and  back home, and then with an “OKAY” – –  back to the “mobile library.”  When I got there, they helped me fill out the library card and pointed me to the  area that would interest me. I picked out a book that had a picture covering the whole front cover. Across the top was the name of the book, “Madeline.”  I could hardly wait till I was back home, to show my “MOM” – – this was really FUN for me – – as a kid – – I was always on the look-out for new and different stuff.

 My Mother read the book…  to me and my brothers  – – as we sat in the living room – – on the sofa – – as we did almost every day.  Back then… WWII was going on  – – my DAD was working on NAVY SHIPS in Vallejo,  California  and we loved hearing the stories that Mom would read from the BIBLE and other books that we had. MOM  was happy with my selection – – she read it several times to us – – as I could only have  it for a short time and have to return it back – – according to the date stamped on the card – – that gave me permission to borrow it.

“MOM”   also helped me  to read it.  The story of  little “Madeline”  just seemed as if…  to be about  “ME” – – and this was one story book that I always  had the best of memories for and about – – and when I had my own little family that was one…  of the books I bought for my children and myself and  then too, for my Grand-Children.

P.S. – – I do recommend – – if you have a chance – – get this book and read to your children – – see if they will remember it as I do? …  “For ever” 

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“The Library on Wheels – a great place to go for making memories – forever and ever more!”NATIONAL BOOKMOBILE DAY – Wednesday of National Library Week

NATIONAL BOOKMOBILE DAY

National Bookmobile Day is an annual event observed each April.  On this day, we honor the access to information and resources our nation’s bookmobiles make available to our communities and the professionals who work diligently to provide these services. For more than 100 years bookmobiles have brought a library to those that otherwise may not have access to one.

Bookmobiles are mobile libraries designed to travel from neighborhood to neighborhood.  They hold a variety of books, periodicals and usually run on a schedule.  Many have computer access and check out books much like a local library. Books can be returned on the next scheduled stop or at the associated library.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #NationalBookmobileDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

National Bookmobile Day is coordinated by the American Library Association, the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Service and the Association of Rural and Small Libraries. For more information, you may visit the American Library Association website.


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“CHINESE ALMOND COOKIES”

A good and easy cookie – that everyone will love to receive – TODAY and when you are in the mood for just the right amount of sweetness!

READY IN: 35 minutes

NATIONAL CHINESE ALMOND COOKIE DAY

April 9 recognizes a tasty treat on National Chinese Almond Cookie Day. Adorned with an almond, their delicious almond flavor, and slightly crunchy texture are sure to make you smile. Our research was unable to find any information on the origin of the Chinese almond cookie.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Enjoy this delicious Chinese Almond Cookies recipe.

Use #ChineseAlmondCookieDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

We were unable to find the creator of National Chinese Almond Cookie Day.

INGREDIENTS

  • 12  lb butter
  • 12  cups sifted flour
  • 12  teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄2  teaspoon salt
  • 1  cup sugar
  • 1  egg, slightly beaten
  • 2  teaspoons almond extract
  • 60  blanched almonds
     

DIRECTIONS

  • Cut butter into sifted dry ingredients. Add egg and extract and blend well. Shape into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten cookies and press one almond into the center of each.
  • Bake 12 to 15 mins at 350°F Turn out on wire screen to cool.

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“Hand Made and From Scratch Day”

Nothing like doing something different, and that would be, to make something  from scratch – for yourself, the children and or something to be used as a “GIFT”  – for FAMILY and or FRIENDS!

National Handmade Day - April 7

NATIONAL HANDMADE DAY

National Handmade Day on April 7 recognizes all those who put forth their creative talents into gifts that warm the heart and leave us awe.

Whether its baked goods, beauty products or woodcraft, quilts, toys or artwork, those who create handmade gifts do so with an eye toward craftsmanship. Some carry on traditions from one generation to the next and others transfer skills learned in a trade making it an art form. From artisans to craftsman, tinkerers and those with eclectic style who create beautiful, functional works of art and scrumptious delights, each shares a bit of their passion.

For anyone who has ever received a handmade gift, we delight in these one-of-a-kind treasures. Baked goods, bath and skin products are savored, and we can’t wait for more. Pottery, jewelry and other designs become heirlooms, handed down from generation to generation, gathering history wherever they go. We marvel at each stitch in a quilt or notch in a carving, the care taken to make just the right cut or to pair scents or colors. Custom pieces carry even more meaning.

From inspiration to finished piece, those who have a passion for handmade crafts delight in their projects. It brings pleasure to their lives, and they enjoy bringing them to you.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Shop your local handmade artisan stores and see their latest offerings. Share your favorite finds and use #NationalHandmadeDay to share on social media.

From Scratch Farms

From Scratch Farm

HISTORY

From Scratch Farm founded National Handmade Day to celebrate all the passion handmade businesses put into making their products and running their businesses.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed National Handmade Day to be observed annually beginning in 2018.

About From Scratch Farm

National Handmade Proclamation

Established in 2013, From Scratch Farm is a family business owned and operated by Amy Bierstedt. In her own words, “It started as a family business, with a dream of helping everyone make better, healthier, more organic choices for their body and home.” Their products include lip balms, healing salves, body scrubs, bath salts, vapor rubs, warmer melts, laundry detergents, and wool dryer balls, plus custom-designed postcards and t-shirts. Visit their website or follow them on their social media channels.


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“Children and Music being Celebrated Today”

“Let us all,  celebrate being “Scotch Irish  “today!”

NATIONAL TARTAN DAY – April 6th

NATIONAL TARTAN DAY

April 6 is National Tartan Day. This is an official national observation.

National Tartan Day honors all the Scottish heritage that flows through this nation. From its earliest beginnings, Americans with Scottish ancestry endeavored for that freedom as much as any American.  It was in their blood.

It was 400 years before they had declared –

“For we fight not for glory, nor riches, nor honours, but for freedom alone which no good man give sup except for his life.”  – from the Declaration of Arbroath

It might be surprising to know that of the 13 governors in the newly established United States; nine were Scots. There are 56 signatures on the Declaration of Independence. Some scholars suggest nearly a third of those signers were of Scottish descent.

Not only can we point to the country’s founding fathers, but of the 43 Presidents who have taken office, 33 have been of Scottish descent.

Those with Tartan blood were and are independent and resourceful. They are prolific inventors and writers. They are talented musicians and artist, experienced leaders and scholars. In the United States today, over 11 million Americans claim Scottish or Scotch-Irish roots. That makes them the 8th largest ethnic group in the United States.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Check local civic websites for parades, ceremonies and events.  Wear your tartan and use #NationalTartanDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

On March 20, 1998, the United States Senate passed Resolution 155 that designated April 6th of each year as National Tartan Day to recognize Scottish Americans and their achievements and contributions to the United States. On March 9, 2005, the House passed Resolution 41 and by Presidential Proclamation, it was signed by President George W. Bush on April 4, 2008.

On this day in 1320, Scot’s signed the Declaration of Arbroath, formally declaring their independence from England.  For more information visit www.americanscottishfoundation.com.

This is “MAC” – himself –  father of our clan!

“And let us not forget our children – all need  a DAY to celebrate with them!”

NATIONAL LOVE OUR CHILDREN DAY – First Saturday in April

NATIONAL LOVE OUR CHILDREN DAY

National Love Our Children Day is observed annually on the first Saturday in April as part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This day honors all children and encourages us to develop loving, respectful relationships with our children.

Love Our Children USA sponsors and promotes this day annually.  This day focuses on the prevention of child abuse and violence against children as well bringing awareness and helping put in place support tools and resources for communities.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Take time to make the life of a child better.  Educate yourself on the prevention of child abuse.  Use #NationalLoveOurChildrenDay to share on social media.

HISTORY

The first annual National Love Our Children Day was held on April 3, 2004, by Love Our Children USA.  For more information visit www.loveourchildrenusa.org.

A Page from the  “German Saint Vincent Orphanage”  maybe 1950 =  Lots of children needing  LOVE – just hope LIFE is better TODAY – for all children! 


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“Gold Stars and GO for BROKE – TODAY”

 “Of special interest to  me,  and I feel, that  there are others that would  also like to be in the know – of some the  things that made a difference, and still are making  worthwhile NEWS,  in our lives – TODAY!”

NATIONAL GO FOR BROKE DAY – April 5

NATIONAL GO FOR BROKE DAY

National Go For Broke Day is observed annually on April 5.  

The phrase “Go for broke” has roots in Hawaiin Pidgin meaning “wager everything.”

Our strongest research points to the 442nd Regimental Combat Team of the United States Army as the reason for this day.  The 442nd RCT was a regimental size fighting unit composed mainly of American soldiers of Japanese descent who volunteered to fight in World War II.  The 442nd RCT is considered to be the most decorated infantry regiment in the history of the United States Army.  “Go for Broke” was the 442nd Regimental Combat Team motto.

The story doesn’t end there, though.  The date of April 5 is significant.  On that day, the first Medal of Honor recipient from this regiment was killed in action near Seravazza, Italy in 1945.  

Private First Class Sadao Munemori sacrificed his life for the men in his unit when they were pinned down by enemy fire near Seravazza, Italy.  The unit continued in battle near Serravezza, Carrara and Fosdinovo, Italy until April 14, 1945, and received the Presidential Unit Citation for outstanding accomplishments in combat. This was just one of eight Presidential Unit Citations the unit would be awarded during their service.

Not only were they the most decorated unit for its size and length of service, but 21 of the Medals of Honor were also awarded.  The 442nd Regimental Combat Team also earned 52 Distinguished Service Crosses, 1 Distinguished Service Medal, 560 Silver Stars, 22 Legion of Merit Medals, 15 Soldier’s Medals, 4,000 Bronze Stars and 9, 486 Purple Hearts.

The 1951 movie Go for Broke depicts the story of the 442nd RTC for the big screen.

Go for Broke Day truly signifies giving it your all regardless of the obstacles ahead.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Take a risk and Go for Broke. To learn more about the men of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team visit www.goforbroke.org.  Use #NationalGoForBrokeDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the creator of National Go for Broke Day.

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Gold Star Spouses Day - April 5

GOLD STAR SPOUSES DAY

Gold Star Spouses Day on April 5 honors the surviving loved ones of military service members killed in the line of duty.

The day is a time of remembrance for the spouses and their families and a time of recognition of their sacrifices. Many communities and organizations hold events showing support for Gold Star families on this day. Through ceremonies, teas, memorial races, and luncheons, fallen warriors are honored and remembered.

The loss of our service members extends beyond the battlefield. They leave behind grieving wives and husbands who become members of an exclusive community no one asks to join. As a nation, our support, understanding, and respect are the least we can provide in return.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Attend a local event or volunteer with a veterans group. If you know a Gold Star family, stay connected. Find out more about Gold Star spouses by visiting goldstarwives.org. Use #GoldStarSpousesDay to share on social media.

HISTORY

World War I and Army Captian Robert L. Queissner paved the way for Gold Star families. National Gold Star Mother’s Day was designated on June 23, 1936, by a joint congressional resolution to occur on the Last Sunday in September. In 2011, President Barack Obama amended the day to “Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day.”

In 2010, the first Gold Star Wives Day was observed in December. In 2012, the U.S. Senate designated Gold Star Wives Day to be recognized each year on April 5th. The language was later changed to be more inclusive of all spouses, and the name of the day is often used interchangeably.

The nonprofit organization Gold Star Wives, Inc. welcomes all spouses.


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