“If only my father was still alive –  he would  have a second National Day to Celebrate – as he did LOVE celebrating as many Holidays as possible!”

“Denny H.  McClarren (MAC) was the original “Tater MAC” if ever,  there was one –  only a hundred and one reasons why he LOVED Potatoes  – and being a CHEF by trade – he could fix for you – any kind of a “POTATO    Meal” and you would have thought you died and went to HEAVEN – while eating so many  different ways he could prepare the  potato!”



National Tater Day is observed annually on March 31.  This day is set aside to celebrate the potato that is loved by almost everyone and provides us with essential vitamins, minerals and fiber.

There are numerous ways to fix and enjoy the potato:  

Baked – Boiled – Steamed – Roasted – Mashed – Fried – Grilled – Scalloped – French Fries – Cottage Fries – Hash Browns – In Stew – In Soup – Potato Salad – Potato Dumplings – Potato Pancakes – Anyway You Like Them!!

This day may have originally had a different meaning.  At the beginning of April, there is a celebration of the sweet potato (Tater Day) in parts of Kentucky.  Sweet potatoes are one of the main cash crops in that area.  Tater Day started way back in the early 1840s with the trading and selling of sweet potatoes.  It is the oldest continuous trade day in the United States.

Worldwide, there are more than four thousand potato varieties. 

Since the time potatoes were shipped from Europe to the colonies in the early 17th century, their consumption has been a major part of the North American diet. In the United States, there are over 100 varieties of potatoes.


Have your potato, tater or spud the way you like it. Use #NationalTaterDay to post on social media.


The origin of this day may be the Kentucky celebrated Tater Day.  However, our research was unable to find the creator of National Tater Day!

This is my DADDY, the “Tater Mac Man, himself” and little ole me – and, all of the FAMILY just LOVE a nice “Potato meal” any time of the day!”

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“Thinking about – When you GROW Too OLD”

This is something that,  I had heard on BOTT radio station  91.5 FM today,  and just thought that everyone should hear it and or even take a few minutes to think  about, that day to come of,  getting older – and what LIFE is like, then  – when you have been here – a good number of years,  and – just because you are a little, too old – You were just as good as the next guy – when you were young – and had all the  same DREAMS – that we all have – at each exciting part,   of our LIFE!”    D.V.



“This next  song,  was best sung by my husband to me!”


“We will  – all of us – have some good things to remember – When We Grow Too Old!”

“Just one more version – in case you like this better,  than the above – as some older  people may want to sing along – this way or the other – which ever way will make you feel better –  for… when YOU and I try  singing along?”    D.V.



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“Mom and Pop Business Owner”

It is wonderful  to start and operate,  your very own BUSINESS  – after all of your learning and working out great plans – all the extra hours, that it will take – and someday  – you will pass this BUSINESS on to the next generation –  or maybe even sell out to an even bigger type organisation – or maybe even franchise  out to others – wanting to copy – what you are doing to make a million in another territory – and promote across the Country – that which you are doing – and others also can do the seam – making money doing what you like to do!




National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day is observed annually on March 29th. This day honors all small business owners.

Small businesses are a vital part of the United States economy.  These businesses are not always appreciated for the critical role that they play.  We can show them their much-deserved appreciation on National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day.

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are more than 27 million small businesses in the United States.

Owning your own business is a goal that many people strive to attain.  It takes long hours, hard work and much dedication.  Countless hours of nurturing the business are needed in the process of growing the business.  From starting out to building and expanding, a successful small business is the goal of every owner. 

Some of these Mom and Pop shops are handed down from one generation to the next while others are new start-ups.   “Mom and Pop” businesses offer superior customer service as the owners take personal pride in their operations as well as pride in their communities.


Support the privately owned small businesses in your communities. Use #MomPopBusinessOwnersDay to post on social media.


Rick and Margie Segel founded National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day in honor of couples like his parents whose successful hat shop opened in 1939 and grew into a 10,000 square feet and $2 million dollar clothing store.

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National Scribble Day - March 27


National Scribble Day on March 27 inspires children to kindness through art.

Each of us starts out as a little colorful, wrinkled up human being with eyes, nose and sometimes a shock of hair. Our personality develops as we go. We’re a bit like a scribble.

Children’s scribbles become more than just scribbles when eyes and a smile are added. Somehow a personality leaps onto the page and with it, encouragement for children to grow and express themselves. The positive result looking back at them spreads a surge of joy that is infectious.

That’s what’s so wonderful about scribbles – anyone can make them no matter their ability. This means everyone from Grandpa to the smallest family member can join in the day.  Gather up the crayons in every color and scribble up smiles for everyone!


Scribble with a child on National Scribble Day.  Whether it laughs, dances or grins, it doesn’t really matter. The child can laugh, dance and grin, too!  Educators, visit new.dianealber.com/scribbleday/ for resources and to sign up for stickers.

Use #NationalScribbleDay to share your scribbles on social media.


Diane Alber, author of I’m NOT Just a Scribble, founded National Scribble Day in 2019 to share a message of kindness and acceptance and to encourage children to create art no matter their ability. Every artist started with a scribble!The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Scribble Day to be observed annually on March 27th.

There are over 1,500 national 

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“Will just have to,  try these Delicious cookies as soon as possible –  LACY OATMEAL COOKIE DAY – and will let you all  know, what happens!”




National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day is observed annually on March 18th. This day is sometimes also referred to as National Oatmeal Cookie Day (which is celebrated on April 30th).  The difference between the two is that lacy oatmeal cookies are wafer-thin and typically accompany a scoop of ice cream or sorbet.

It wasn’t until the early 1900s that oatmeal became a major ingredient in the American diet.  Originating in England, oatmeal cookies have been around since the 1800s.  It is believed that they were created after the oatcake. Soldiers used to carry oatcakes with them for a quick boost of energy during battle.  Most research has found that the first recorded oatmeal raisin cookie recipe was written by Fannie Merritt Farmer in 1896.  Considered as a “health food,” the cookies quickly became popular, and by early 1900s, a recipe for the delicious treats appeared on containers of Quaker Oats.

Oatmeal cookies are an excellent source of iron and fiber

There are many different recipes for the lacy oatmeal cookies. They can be made with a variety of oats, such as old fashioned oats, quick cooking oats, oat bran or oat flour.  For a healthier cookie, add finely chopped or ground fruits (such as raisins) or nuts and use a sugar substitute. Lacy oatmeal cookies are often decorated with icing drizzled on top of the cookie.


Enjoy this delicious recipe:  Lacy Oatmeal Cookies recipe.

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Within our research, we were unable to identify the founder of National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day

1 egg
3 tbsp. flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. baking powder
pinch if salt
1 1/4 cups old-fashioned (not quick-cooking) oatmeal
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 teaspoon pure almond extract

Preheat oven to 375°F.These cookies are not standard cookie fare. Instead, the cookies form a lacy pattern which makes a thin, crisp cookies that can be seen through when held up to the light.

Add all ingredients to the beaten egg. Stir well.

Drop by small teaspoons onto parchment paper or silicone lined cookie sheet.

Bake for 10-12 minutes in preheated oven.

Remove cookie sheet from oven. Allow cookies to cool somewhat before attempting to remove from baking sheet using a thin metal spatula.

These cookies may be rolled into a tube while still warm and filled with a pastry cream filling when cooled, if desired.


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“Man’s Best Friend, “Trump” himself”

 “Meet,  “Mr. Trump, himself”  our new “German Shepherd” – he is only,   five (5) months old, on this PHOTO.”

   “Mr. Trump” is still in the  learning stage, of  what is expected of him,  to do – where to be – when to do it  –  and right off the “BAT” – he does  receive  credit – he knew, to go to the “DOOR” that leads for the outside – so as to let us know – when he has to take care of  “Business” outside – and mikes, no mess in the house!

As with all new  members of the FAMILY, “MR. TRUMP” is  gong to be one of  our “TOP”  favorites’ – as he is getting  along with all  of the animals – and loves to be in our FAMILY – as we can tell,  all of this – by his very good behavior.  Also, as “GRANDMA” likes to tell us – that for “GOOD BEHAVIOR” in her day, and on her report cards –  to receive a “GOLD STAR’ for being so good – at the end of  the  “SCHOOL YEAR”  – she would receive “Fifteen Cents” a  great big $00.15 –  for each of those gold stars – can you just imagine,  what that would equal to – in TODAY’s  money or currency?

“It does pay, in some way,  to be “TOP DRAWER” in whatever – you are aiming to do, “IT”  does PAY off in the end!”

At the very  top,  of this    second PHOTO  is, our  “BABY” a “first class” and   number one “ankle bitter” if ever  – there was one!  This is a highly  and  aggressive dog for just  a minute or so,  and  could,  maybe even be  classified as a “maniac” at times  – or  maybe even,  what you might call, a “split personality” – as she can be so NICE  for one minute and then, start  attacking the ankles of someone – for no good reason, at all?  But, she is still,  our sweet little “BABY” most of the time!

At the bottom of this second PHOTO,  is the PRIZE of all of our little ole dogies – “Miss Termite, herself” she, is the smallest of all, and is “sister” to  “Miss Bebee, herself” – and is,  even smaller than “Miss Bebee” and so lovable to all. Also, “Miss Termite” is  what you might call a “Lap Dog”  and is so happy to indulge in  getting 100% of your attention – and,  will LOVE you even more – for all  of the attention,  that she receives – as we all know that,  LOVE being  shared,  will only  make,  for a much better LIFE for one and all!  D.V.

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