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National Marshmallow Toasting Day

Saturday, August 30, 2014

National Marshmallow Toasting Day

Date When Celebrated : Always on August 30th

Origin: Unknown

During eleven out of the twelve months of the year, we enjoy a wide range of holidays. When we get to August, there is a major shortage of big holidays to celebrate. Perhaps that is why many Europeans take the month of August off for vacation.

Perhaps it as just as well that there are no big holidays to compete with National Marshmallow Toasting Day. After all, how could any holiday compare with this day!?!

Enjoy today or tonight by a campfire or bonfire, toasting a big, soft, sticky and sweet marshmallow, or two, or three, orů.. Summer would not be the same without a campfire and this great campfire treat. Summer is short. Summer is good. Let's enjoy it while it is still here. Toast a marshmallow and forget about everything else.

And, don't forget to make a few S'mores. The recipe is below.

S'mores Recipe:

Chocolate candy bar
Honey Graham Crackers

Break off a square of Graham cracker
Add a piece of Chocolate.
Toast a big marshmallow over the campfire.
Add the hot marshmallow.
Top it with another graham Cracker.
Eat , savor and enjoy!
Note: You can make S'mores in the microwave. Just put them together and pop them into the microwave on high for 15 to 20 seconds.

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AUNTALICE2 8/30/2014 6:05PM

    I love marshmallows and marshmallow day!! emoticon

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GARDENQE2 8/30/2014 5:06PM

    WOO! HOO! My kind of day!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/30/2014 12:15PM

    Ordinarily I don't care for marshmallows, but maybe today . . . in honor of the day!

Have a great weekend.

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FORZACHANDMATT 8/30/2014 10:27AM

    You got me - going to have to have a bonfire tonight and toast marshmallows

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LITTLEWIND53 8/30/2014 5:49AM

    Love marshmallows all year long. I used to use them in my Christmas baking.....

But they are so high in sugar, I seldom have them anymore..... (sigh)

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ADKISTLER 8/30/2014 2:56AM

    I have been asked how I come up with these days. It started when my oldest son was born. My wife's aunt started a savings account for him. She would give money for each holiday she could find for the month. I thought this was a great idea, and continue this tradition with my grandkids. Thanks to the internet, I am finding more days to celebrate!

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More Herbs, Less Salt Day

Friday, August 29, 2014

More Herbs, Less Salt Day

When : Always August 29th

More Herbs, Less Salt Day promotes use of healthy herbs over salts.

Late August is a very appropriate time to celebrate this special day. The harvest of garden herbs is at a peak. There's nothing better than fresh garden herbs in your favorite recipes., the creators of this day, offer little information about this day, other than the fact that herbs are better for your health than salt........... How true.
Happy More Herbs, Less Salt Day

Origin of More Herbs, Less Salt Day:
This special day was actually created by the good folks at They have created a number of special days and have actually copyrighted them so they can profit by it. Dontcha just love America!?

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LITTLEWIND53 8/30/2014 5:47AM

    I am learning about herbs and what they can do for the body.....

But less salt is so hard to do with a lifetime of bad habits......

Yeah, Happy more herbs day....

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PLMITCH 8/29/2014 10:24PM

    I rarely ever add extra salt. On my baked potato tonight I used Mrs Dash..great flavor....

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AUNTALICE2 8/29/2014 9:24PM

    emoticon Again you have hit the nail on the head! I go for no added salt which is not the same thing. Keep it up! I really enjoy your 'day' celebrations. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 8/29/2014 12:17PM

    Awesome. Here's to herbs!

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MARTYLYNN1 8/29/2014 10:35AM

    Sounds like a good idea. Most of us get way too much salt.

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Race Your Mouse Day-but we are not sure what kind of "mouse"

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Race Your Mouse Day

When : August 28th

Race Your Mouse Day is today. So, rev up your mouse and let the race begin.

But, wait a second... what kind of mouse are we talking about? Is it the computer mouse, and we're supposed to race it around the mouse pad?

Well, the folks at, who created this day, want you to race your mouse around the icons on your screen. They suggest you do so while waiting for "whatever it is you're waiting for to come up on the screen".

Let the race begin............Happy Race Your Mouse Day!!

The Origin of Race Your Mouse Day:
Race Your Mouse Day is a copyrighted holiday. It was created and is provided, courtesy of the great folks at

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PMAY0313 8/28/2014 3:14PM


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AUNTALICE2 8/28/2014 2:40PM

    Love it!! For the times when we take life too seriously!! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 8/28/2014 10:39AM

    Ummm . . . ok then! LOL

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Forgiveness Day

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Forgiveness Day

When :

Global Forgiveness Day is held on August 27th

International Forgiveness Day- the first Sunday of August

Forgiveness Day is a time to forgive and to be forgiven. It must be a pretty good thing, because there are two groups that lay claim to a Forgiveness Day in the month of August. Both are world or international events. There's enough trouble and strife in the world. Two forgiveness days can only help to make things better. We agree with the sponsors of this day, that a little more forgiveness will help to make the world a much better place.

Global Forgiveness Day began in 1994. It was created and is sponsored by the Christian Embassy of Christ's Ambassadors. This holiday originated in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

International Forgiveness Day was created by the World Forgiveness Alliance, a non-denominational, educational foundation. According to their website: " International Forgiveness Day dedicated to evoking the healing power of forgiveness worldwide." The founder is Robert W. Plath, from Mill Valley, California.

Do your part: Take a few moments to sincerely forgive someone. And, make it public. That way forgiveness will spread.

In religions:
** The Jewish celebration of Yom Kippur is a day of atonement or forgiving.

** In Christian religions, the first Sunday before Lent is called "Forgiveness Sunday".

Quote of the Day: "To err is human. To forgive is divine."

Other Forgiveness Day Dates:
Many Organizations, often religious groups, have held "Forgiveness Days" on various dates during the year. Many of them are one-time or small, localized events.

Song of the day: Forgiveness

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ADKISTLER 8/27/2014 7:01PM

    Apparently the link to youtube didn't work. So I posted the link to the lyrics instead.


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LITTLEWIND53 8/27/2014 3:49PM

    Every day should be forgiveness day......

(P.S. I tried your link and it said it was not available....)

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MARTYLYNN1 8/27/2014 2:55PM

    What a great reason to celebrate a day.

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THINAGIN2 8/27/2014 12:45PM

    I love that there is a forgiveness day! After all, which one of is perfect and without the need for forgiveness?

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1CRAZYDOG 8/27/2014 11:54AM

    What an awesome reminder of the importance of forgiveness -- including forgiving ourselves!

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PLMITCH 8/27/2014 8:58AM

    For the most part I am a forgiving person. But I have to admit I've struggled to forgive my ex wife for what she put me through -- and we have been divorced almost 11 years. I need to work on that...

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GAYLLYNNE 8/27/2014 8:15AM

    Awesome! Today is also National Banana Day!!

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DEW1960 8/27/2014 7:50AM

    Wow, I didn't know there was even one forgiveness day!


Forgiveness is important and it when given it does not condone what was forgiven so don't hold on to hatred because you think if you forgive it is saying that it was ok that it happened.

Forgiveness helps us heal our own hearts, spirit, and soul. Hate burns like acid when you hold it inside and it eats you up from the inside out, destroying you.

Lord, please forgive those who hurt me and my family and continue to do and say evil things to hurt us.

Heal the hurt and wounded hearts, spirits, and souls in the lives of my family and friends, I pray in the name of Jesus! Amen


Thank you for sharing your blog post today!


Daniel Walker


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National Dog Day

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

National Dog Day

When : Always August 26th

National Dog Day has two goals: to honor dogs, and to rescue dogs from homelessness and abuse. It's an opportunity for us to recognize and appreciate the value and importance of dogs in our lives.

This day is intended to honor dogs for all that they do for us. In addition to giving love and companionship, dogs help us out in countless ways. They are watchdogs for our safety. They lead the blind. Dogs aid in search and rescue, and they seek out bombs and drugs.

The second goal of National Dog Day is to rescue dogs in need. On occasion, dogs need us to save them from homelessness and abuse. The goal of the National Dog Day foundation is to rescue 10,000 dogs a year. Lend a hand to help a dog in need today, or any day.

Origin of National Dog Day:
National Dog Day was created by the National Dog Day Foundation. Their motto is "Saving 10,000 Dogs - One Day at a Time".

President George W. Bush, a dog owner himself, sent a letter to the foundation in support of National Dog Day.

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LITTLEWIND53 8/26/2014 6:13PM

    I like many dogs (Cocker Spaniels are my fav because we had one when I was a teenager) but I don't think it is fair to have one in an apartment in a city, so I have not had one for over 35 years. Cats on the other hand, can be kept indoors with litter boxes and as long as there are windows and high spaces for them to hid, and long hallways or open floor for them to play, they usually do quite well. And they don't worry so much if you are late home from work....

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PLMITCH 8/26/2014 1:11PM

    We've rescued a total of 5 greyhounds (2 have passed) and we don't even remember what life was like before they came into our lives! A great day indeed!

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MARTYLYNN1 8/26/2014 11:41AM

    Our Lexie is a rescue dog. She thinks every day is National Dog Day around here.

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1CRAZYDOG 8/26/2014 10:34AM

    Awwww, this makes my MR. Spot the Wonder Dog very happy. HE is a rescue dog and the sweetest old guy (13 yrs. old) but still acts like a puppy . . . between naps!

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PATTYGIVENS 8/26/2014 10:02AM

  I love love love my doggies!!! Life is better with dogs

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GLORYB2014 8/26/2014 9:35AM

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REGINAROLLINS 8/26/2014 9:01AM

  didn't know that-I will be sure to give my multipoo a few extra kisses today-so proud of all of the pooh's that protect us and make every day worth living for.

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