Baking up some goodness on June 12th each year, National Peanut Butter Cookie Day celebrates the only cookie holiday in June. The day allows cookie lovers and peanut butter lovers to step away from the pies and cakes to indulge in a little peanut butter and cookie therapy. 

Alabama’s American agricultural extension educator, George Washington Carver, promoted the peanut extensively. Well-known for his promotions, Carver compiled 105 peanut recipes from various cookbooks, agricultural bulletins, and other sources. In 1916, he created a Research Bulletin called How to Grow the Peanut and 105 Ways of Preparing it for Human Consumption. The bulletin included three recipes calling for crushed or chopped peanuts as one of its ingredients. However, peanut butter cookies were not one of them. 

It was in the early 1920s peanut butter began to be listed as an ingredient in cookies. 

Incidentally, The peanut butter we know and love today didn’t become commercially available until the 1920s. In 1922, Joseph Rosefield kept the peanut oil from separating from the solids through this process. Afterwards, he patented the process of homogenization and sold it to a company that began making a peanut butter called Peter Pan.

No one knows why we press crisscrossed fork marks into our peanut butter cookies before baking. However, homemade peanut butter cookies would just not be the same without the bit of decoration.


National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

The best way to celebrate this cookie holiday is with some homemade peanut butter cookies, a glass of milk, and a friend. Of course. We even have a couple of recipes for you to try. You can also visit your favorite baker and give them a shout-out, too. Let them know how much you appreciate their mad cookie baking skills!

Chunky Peanut Butter Cookie
Chocolate Swirl Peanut Butter Cookie

Don’t forget to use #NationalPeanutButterCookieDay to post on social media.


National Day Calendar is researching the origins of this delicious peanut cookie holiday. In the meantime, check out these other peanut related holidays. 

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“Peanut Butter Cookies”

Recipe of the Day

Peanut Butter Cookies
Prep: 15 mins
Servings: 4 – 5 Dozen


2 lg. eggs
3 cups flour
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1 cup butter
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix butter, peanut butter and sugars until creamy.

 Next eggs beating while mixing in flour.

Add in remaining ingredients being sure to continue mixing.

Roll into balls first and then roll in granulated sugar.

Flatten balls while using a fork for the traditional pattern of crisscrosses.

Place cookies on non-greased cookie sheet baking for 6-7 minutes.

Remove from oven, using a flat spatula move cookies to cooling rack to help keep them soft and chewy.

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On June 8th, honor your closest and dearest friend on Best Friends Day.  

The relationship between best friends is often fierce and can withstand distance, storms and silence. Whether we’ve known them all our lives or they are more recently acquired, best friends make tough times bearable, fun times memorable, and memorable times priceless.  

When it comes to best friends, they run the gamut. They may be exactly like us or our complete opposite. According to a Pew Research poll, 98% of teens have one or more close friends. And 78% of them say they have one to five close friends. (Pew 2018) However, as we move into adulthood, our friendship-making ability changes, along with our priorities.

Whether our best friends are from childhood or later in life varies. But one thing is sure: best friends smooth over the rough edges in life and make the rest of it quite interesting.

No matter how many best friends surround you, get together and celebrate the day!

HOW TO OBSERVE #BestFriendsDay

Celebrate the day by letting your best friends know how much they mean to you! Far or near, send a note or invite them for a chat or dinner. Share a memory or two. Use #BestFriendsDay to post on social media.


National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this friendship holiday. In the meantime, explore these other friendly holidays:

  • Friends Of Libraries Week
  • International Day Of Friendship
  • World Hello Day
  • Letter Conversations Week

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“Music for those that like the old”

Artie Shaw – Beguin The Beguine ( Cole Porter )

Big Band Version of cole Porter’s Famous song

When they begin the beguine
It brings back the sound of music so tender,
It brings back a night of tropical splendor,
It brings back a memory ever green.
I’m with you once more under the stars,
And down by the shore an orchestra’s playing
And even the palms seem to be swaying
When they begin the beguine.
To live it again is past all endeavor,
Except when that tune clutches my heart,
And there we are, swearing to love forever,
And promising never, never to part.
What moments divine, what rapture serene,
Till clouds came along to disperse the joys we had tasted,
And now when I hear people curse the chance that was wasted,
I know but too well what they mean;
So don’t let them begin the beguine
Let the love that was once a fire remain an ember;
Let it sleep like the dead desire I only remember
When they begin the beguine.
Oh yes, let them begin the beguine, make them play
Till the stars that were there before return above you,
Till you whisper to me once more,
“Darling, I love you!”
And we suddenly know, what heaven we’re in,
When they begin the beguine


Although it predates my time, I’ll never tire of listening to this beautiful and immortal melody masterfully performed by Artie Shaw and his band. Grettings from Lima Peru
Even though these talented artists don’t live forever, I hope that their music does.
Cole Porter was a master of song writing and in combination with Artie Shaw’s mastery of the clarinet, this is the greatest song ever written and played

Don’t Fence Me In – Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters


I just can’t listen to this song, it just reminds me of our Dad. He sang it all the time, especially if he’d had a wee drink, he was such a special man, he sailed with the North Atlantic Convoys in WW2 & risked his life for us so we could remain free. We lost our Dad in 2005. Love you Dad & thank you for everything you did for us.
my grandparents had a ridiculous cowboy bathroom where this song would play whenever you turned the lights on. still love it just as much as when it was still in there.
Played this for my father in law a few hours before he passed was his all time favorite song. While he was resting listening he got the biggest grin on his face I knew he could hear it.

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There’s a reason he was called “One Take Bing” – he’d go in, he’d record his song flawlessly, then walk out.

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“Bishop Fulton Sheen Prophecy 50 Years Ago” is a Catholic video about the Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s words about the prophecy that would happen in the Catholic Church.

It is a Catholic prophecy describing the signs that will make you know about the signs when an Antichrist comes.

The crisis in the Church will make you think if the Anti-christ is already there.

WATCH THIS NEXT!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InOxX…


This was back in the day when religious leaders were respected, even by the secular world.
Bishop Sheen won an Emmy for his TV program.
In his acceptance speech, he thanked his writers, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
What a great prophecy and it is happening now .
I have spent last few months watching videos on testimonials and talks of mystic revelations but this video is the most truthful of all and has sent an awakening through me and I hope it does to others avoid violence stop now .
Love God Love your neighbor and your country.
God bless who ever found this video I hope it is shared with many.
Bishop Sheen was a gift from God to this country.
An urgent plea coming from above to warn us and we didn’t listen.
AWESOME message!
The entire thing was prophetic.
It sounded like he was talking about everything that’s happened in the last year.
So thankful for this video!
I wish there were more men like him.


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“June 8th 1952 is Graduation Day”

“June 8th, 1952 Graduates”

These PHOTOS were taken just before leaving German St. Vincent Orphanage  as our class  of  ’52…  in my book, was the best… and the world was going to be terrific, when we left here… “to make it big” as one would say… and NOW… I wonder, did we do that which we all thought, that  we… were going to accomplish?

The “Eighth Grade Girls”  are under the  “American Flag” and now if anyone can remember where you were standing… let me know?

I have an idea of where I am,  but…  after 69 years … who would remember where and or what they were doing… on an old Photo?

The seventh grade girls are in the area up front…  and without a list of the names of these girls…  I just could not say for sure… all though a few names  do come to mind,  but let me know if one of these are YOU!

“Changing  now to the Eight Grade Cooking Class”




“WOW” … “This is it”

This is our “Cooking Class” PHOTO,  and I do not know that we ever…  really had what you would call a real “COOKING” lesson.

We never ever made any dish of something  or even a meal to know how to do such… for when we would  leave here and be at home with our parents.

Each child had a place to work for six months, and depending on how long you were at St. Vincent’s …working in the Kitchen and or Bakery … was rare  as you did need to be able to work… lots of cleaning of pots and pans… required your ability to handle  the work load.

Before  leaving  St. Vincent’s…  some of us  did work in the KITCHEN and or the BAKERY  for a period of the six months and,  because we enjoyed  working with that Nun… would  spend more of  our free time… working as needed,  only because we liked those Nuns, that were in charge.

And…  there you did get a real hands on  of what to do…  but the recipes used  were not discussed … as they  were  for such a large  quantity of children, Nuns and outside workers, that all I can tell you…  is that working in the BAKERY was FUN work for me.

Sister Augustella was a top notch NUN…  FUN …  and always gave us nice treats to eat with a cup of coffee.

“The Best Part of Today…June 8th, 1952”

On… JUNE 8th, 1952… this PHOTO of me was taken and as soon as my MOTHER would be ready to call a cab…  to collect all of my earthly possessions…  we would be leaving here for good!

In the back ground is standing a classmate, Gail Porter…  and lately she said this is not her…  that it is Elma Rutherford a classmate…  one of the girls that would be leaving to join the Sisters of Christian Charity  order of NUNS in Wilmette, Illinois.

But… I have never seen Elma stand so nice,  nor ever dressed, as in this PHOTO…  never used jewelry and this dress is one that none of the girls had available as far as I can remember.

“So If someone with better eyes can see something that I do not see…  let me know?”

In the above “Kitchen” photo… “Elma and Gail”  are standing close together on the left… 

 Maybe  some  one can see a match and or correct me…  wearing glasses today…  my eyes are not what they used to be!

To all the classmates and friends that are still living…

“May the Almighty Yahweh bless all of us… with many  more Blessings and LOVE…  than ever before!”         D.V.

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