“Celebrating, Today with the best of children – my “Great Grand-son, LEX, himself” with his MOM, my “Grand-daughter, Alyssa” – and their smiles, are “TOP-DRAWER” just the best ever seen!”
NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DAY
The second Sunday in June is known as National Children’s Day in the United States.
A day to honor the children in our lives, National Children’s Day is a time to slow down our fast-paced lives, turn off the tech and refocus on the important things. Taking one day may not be enough, but using it as an opportunity to redirect our family’s lives may be an important step in a child’s life.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Cherish our children, spend time with them and use #NationalChildrensDay to share on social media.
Reverend Dr. Charles Leonard of the Universalist Church of the Redeemer in Chelsea, Massachusetts started Children’s Day in 1856 as a special day to Baptize children. He originally named it Rose Day. In 1995, President Clinton proclaimed National Children’s Day as October 8th. He was later followed by President Bush in 2001 who declared the first Sunday in June as National Child’s Day. However, National Children’s Day is generally celebrated the second Sunday in June or October 8th.
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The “Second Sunday in JUNE 1952” was only the BEST DAY – because, we graduated from the “Eight Grade” and that was our last day in that Orphanage – and my trip home with my MOTHER – was almost like the “HOLIDAYS” all wrapped up into one extra special occasion – just for me!
The PHOTOS of our class above – and, as far as I know, there are only three of us, still living. But, if you know of any of my old “Class Mates” – be sure, to let me know, who and where, I might get in touch with them – sure would like to know how they are doing!
Back then, LIFE was with out, all of the hand-held devices that we NOW have today – they were not available – in fact “Television” was just making its entrance, to be seen in the home – and very few people had them, as we would listen to the radio, which was terrific, since you could be doing something else – and listen to music or stories, that were far better than todays’ television stuff.
Actually, back then, a day was a day, you could really get more done – less distractions and even more time to just sit out side in the evenings and visit with neighbors and, or take walks for miles, getting in some real good exercise, while maybe stopping at the “Rexall Drug Store” in any neighborhood, for an “Ice-Creme Cone” to enjoy while taking a very slow and easy walk, for miles of our, just having FUN!
“Today, we just do not have that kind of FUN!” “Everybody is too busy with the “Hand-held” items – sometimes even falling into pot-holes or worse!” D.V.
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