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National Day Calendar
November 30, 2021 - National Mississippi Day | Giving Tuesday

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 3:30


Welcome to November 30, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate amazing flights and the spirit of giving. Mississippi is best known as the birthplace of Elvis Presley and The Blues. But it's also known as the setting for one of the world's greatest feats of aviation. In 1935, two brothers from Meridian, Mississippi—Al and Fred Key—took off in a single-engine plane from the local airport. They wanted to see how long they could stay in the air before having to land. Their aircraft, called the Ole Miss, circled the area and refueled from another plane via a special nozzle they had invented. When it was all said and done, the brothers had been flying for just over 27 days and had traveled 52,320 miles--which at the time was a world record. It's National Mississippi Day, and we celebrate The Flying Keys and all of the fine folks in the Magnolia State. If you're already stressed out from a weekend of holiday shopping, today is the perfect time to hit pause. On the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, folks celebrate Giving Tuesday also known as the National Day of Giving. It doesn't take a lot to lift someone's spirits. Take the story of Matthew Flores. Matthew was a 12 year old boy who just wanted something to read. He could not even afford a bus pass to the library, let alone books of his own. Matthew asked his mail carrier, Ron Lynch, for any extra junk mail he could read and the postal worker put the story on FaceBook. 3,500 books later Matthew has his own personal library, which he now shares with those in need. On Giving Tuesday, celebrate your own good fortune by sharing it with those around you.  I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

National Day Calendar
November 29, 2021 - Electronic Greetings Day | Cyber Monday

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 3:30


Welcome to November 29, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate convenient ways to stay connected and shopping with ease. When Neil Papworth sent the first ever text to his boss in 1992, he had no idea the impact it would have. The text was pretty simple—it said Merry Christmas—but this message changed the world. Texting has become a part of everyday life. In fact, it's the most popular form of electronic communication in the world. Last year, 2 trillion texts were sent—and that's only counting the United States. This form of communication makes it easy to keep in touch with friends and family, no matter where they live. And as we enter the holiday season, thank goodness for that. On Electronic Greetings Day, celebrate by reaching out to those you love. Shopping from the convenience of your living room has never been easier as we celebrate the phenomenon known as Cyber Monday. What began as a marketing gimmick in 2005 was actually a clever trend prediction by Ellen Davis and Scott Silverman of The National Retail Federation. They noticed the spike in online sales after Black Friday and figured that folks were using the faster internet at work to round out their holiday shopping. A simple press release launched the phrase and the Monday after Thanksgiving became the biggest online shopping day of the year. In 2019 that translated into more than 9 billion dollars in sales. It's also a win-win for shoppers who enjoy the ease of purchasing from their mobile devices. On Cyber Monday keep calm and shop on. I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

National Day Calendar
November 28, 2021 - Chanukah | National French Toast Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 3:30


Welcome to November 28, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate the Festival of Lights and reclaiming lost bread.  This evening kicks off Chanukah, the Jewish festival of lights. During the time of Alexander the Great, Jewish culture began to blend with Greek culture in a mostly peaceful relationship. That is until Antiochus IV desecrated the Jewish Holy Temple. When the Israelites rededicated the Second Temple in Jerusalem, there was only enough oil to keep the lamps lit for one night, but instead, the oil lasted for 8. Chanukah celebrates this miracle with 8 nights of observance. In the evening, families light the menorah, adding one candle each night until all 9 candles are glowing on the last day. They exchange gifts, and share foods that commemorate this event. On the first day of Chanukah, we share in the spirit of miracles and embrace the ones we love.  Today we celebrate a favorite breakfast food that goes by many names. Best known as French toast, it's actually not French at all. The first known recipe dates all the way back to the 5th century AD. That's when the Romans whipped up eggs and milk, dipped in bread and fried it in oil or butter. And the recipe has remained more or less the same ever since. It was later called “poor knights” in Germany and “eggy bread” in England. And in France the name is “pain perdu” which means lost bread. What a perfect description for the magical transformation of stale bread into a golden toasted perfection. Try it with cinnamon and whipped cream, fruit or syrup and lots of melted butter. On National French Toast Day, celebrate this breakfast favorite with any name you please! I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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November 27, 2021 - National Craft Jerky Day | Small Business Saturday

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 3:30


Welcome to November 27, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate protein on the go and supporting the small guys. The preservation of meat by smoking or drying has been around for a very long time. Evidence of meat jerky is even found in the tombs of ancient Egypt. And this makes sense when you realize that refrigeration has only been around a relatively short while. But today we celebrate the artisanal flair of the folks who produce craft jerky with everything from elk to buffalo and even soybeans and mushrooms. Your taste buds may only be geared for the traditional beef kind originally produced by the South American tribes of the Andes.  On National Craft Jerky Day prepare your palate for something savory and something more adventurous if you dare. Small Business Saturday reminds us of the prime shopping opportunities right in our own backyards. These places offer lots of gift-giving possibilities with hands-on service and quality, thoughtful gifts. Small businesses feed our communities. They keep our main streets thriving and employ nearly half of the American workforce. You'll feel good knowing that your holiday shopping puts food on the tables of the folks you know. And plenty of the people on your list prefer handmade items anyway! Don't hesitate to browse a small business website as well as the traditional brick and mortar kind. You may be surprised to discover just what you've been looking for. On Small Business Saturday, celebrate the moms and pops who put the fun and goodwill back into the season of giving.  I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

National Day Calendar
November 26, 2021 - National Cake Day | Black Friday

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 3:30


Welcome to November 26, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate expensive cakes and being in the black  Yesterday on Thanksgiving, pie got its time in the spotlight. But most people prefer cake. Like the man from the United Arab Emirates who purchased a custom-made cake for his daughter's birthday. And it was expensive. Very expensive. The cake cost—you may want to sit down for this one—$75 million. Debbie Wingham, a British designer, created a replica of a fashion show, complete with a runway, models, and audience. The cake was about 2 meters long and took 1,100 hours to complete. Premium ingredients, gemstones, and handmade outfits for the tiny figures drove the price into the stratosphere. On National Cake Day, celebrate with a cheaper version that lets you have your cake and eat it too! Brace yourself for the start of the Christmas shopping season. Here comes Black Friday! Shopping today is hectic, but certainly not awful, so why does it have such a bleak name? Turns out that the phrase Black Friday was first used in 1869, when plummeting gold prices crashed the market. It was also used by traffic police in the 1950s to describe the surge in traffic jams caused by post holiday shoppers. The silver lining explanation goes something like this. Through most of the year, retailers are losing money, which is known as “being in the red.” When Christmas shopping starts, sales go way up, and they're “in the black.” No matter how you see it, Black Friday is a great day to find amazing deals on gifts for friends and family. I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

National Day Calendar
November 25, 2021 - National Parfait Day | Thanksgiving Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 3:30


Welcome to November 25, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate a perfect dessert and a meal that brings us together.  Parfait literally means “perfect” in French. The dessert has a lot to live up to with a name like that. But it does. And then some. Layers of ice cream, fruit, syrups, and whipped cream? It sounds like a fancy version of a sundae, but really…What's not to like? It's dessert heaven. To paraphrase Donkey from Shrek: Nobody has ever been asked if they want some parfait and said “Heck no, I don't like parfait.” Parfait's may be the most delicious thing on the whole planet! But seriously, grab yourself a glass and start layering the toppings. It's just good enough that you may wanna start every day by celebrating National Parfait Day. Sarah Hale is not someone most of us know by name, but she contributed two significant things to American culture. First, she was the author of the classic nursery rhyme Mary Had a Little Lamb. Second, and more importantly, she played a key role in our celebration of Thanksgiving. In 1862, she wrote to President Lincoln, asking him to make Thanksgiving a national holiday. Though he didn't respond for another year, in the midst of the Civil War, Lincoln fulfilled her request. He declared the holiday, asking Americans to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November as a Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer. Today we carry on that tradition in many different ways but Thanksgiving Day is still an opportunity to bring family and friends together in the spirit of gratitude.  I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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November 24, 2021 - National Novel Writing Month | National Jukebox Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 3:30


Welcome to November 24, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate new found hobbies and rocking around the clock. As a teen, Samuel Langhorne Clemens worked as a river pilot on the Mississippi River. All the while, he was writing. When the American Civil War brought trade to a halt, he went after his passion. You probably know Mr. Clemens better as Mark Twain, which is actually a nautical term that means the water is deep enough to navigate safely. Sounds like an odd pen name, but that sums up his writing style—smart, quirky, and utterly unexpected. With novels like Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain established his place as one of the greatest American authors of all time. November is National Novel Writing Month, a great time to put pen to paper and start writing that book you may already have in your head. When Thomas Edison invented the phonograph in the late 1800s, the machines were far too expensive for most people to own. So businesses opened listening parlors, where people could pay a nickel to listen to a song. These machines came to be known as nickelodeons. The cool thing about them was that you could listen with friends as each nickelodeon was equipped with 4 listening horns. Eventually, these machines were able to play multiple records and were designed with amplifiers. The enduring appeal of the jukebox is that music is fun, but when you share it with friends who are home for the holidays it could become your new favorite tradition. On National Jukebox Day, drop a few coins in the machine and dance the night away. There's always tomorrow for cooking the turkey.  I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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November 23, 2021 - National Cashew Day | National Espresso Day

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 3:30


Welcome to November 23, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate toxic nuts and intoxicating drinks. When it comes to nuts, cashews are in a class of their own. You'll find them in any can of mixed nuts, but they're not exactly like the others. Their unique half moon shape makes them stand out from peanuts, walnuts, and almonds. And unlike pistachios, you'll never see cashews in a shell. That's because cashew shells are highly toxic to humans and can cause rashes similar to poison ivy. It makes you wonder what unlucky person first tried to eat one. Cashews are found deep inside a fruit called a cashew apple and once they are removed from this covering, they're not only edible, they are delicious. On National Cashew Day celebrate this nut that stands out from the rest. The Italian word espresso means ‘quick in time.' In the coffee houses and cafes of the late 1800s this simply meant a coffee made expressly for the person ordering it with freshly roasted and ground coffee beans. Then in 1901 it all changed. Luigi Bezzera invented the modern espresso machine which brewed a smaller, more concentrated cup even faster than other methods. With it came an intoxicating layer of creamy foam on the top known as crema. For coffee drinkers this is the holy grail of flavor. It's the secret behind delicious coffee creations from lattes to cappuccinos. It's also preferred by bakers for the true coffee flavor it adds to cheesecakes, ice cream and tiramisu. On National Espresso Day, espresso your own love for coffee made “quick in time."  I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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November 22, 2021 - National Pepper Month | National Cranberry Relish Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 3:30


Welcome to November 22, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate spicing things up and a sauce with pucker power.  When you think of peppers, you probably think of spicy foods. And while that's true, there are many varieties of pepper. Like the bell pepper, a mild version. These colorful fruits—yes, peppers are fruits—have more vitamin C than oranges and they're chock full of vitamin A. Also, red, green, and yellow peppers…they're all the same thing. Their colors indicate different levels of ripeness. But of course, there are spicy peppers too, like the habanero or the Carolina Reaper. If for some reason you bite into one of these fiery peppers, don't reach for a glass of water. That'll only make things worse. Grab a glass of milk or some ice cream to cool the heat. November is National Pepper Month, a time to test your tolerance for kicking up the heat! While cranberry relish is a staple on the Thanksgiving table, we can be fairly certain it wasn't part of the first Thanksgiving meal. The cranberry relish we know and love originated in the early 1900s. Marcus Urann, a New England lawyer, bought a cranberry bog in 1912 and later formed the company Ocean Spray. He found that fresh cranberries had a short shelf life and the window for harvesting and selling them was relatively small. The canning process delivered a solution to extend their marketability and 100 years later we still enjoy this sweet tart flavor. While plenty of folks like to spice up their own recipe from fresh cranberries, the jiggly kind that comes in a can is a perennial favorite. On National Cranberry Relish Day, sauce it up anyway you please. I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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November 21, 2021 - National Red Mitten Day | National Gingerbread Cookie Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 3:30


Welcome to November 21, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate the one that almost got away and being a good neighbor.  Cookies are delicious, but they're usually pretty standard when it comes to shape. Most are round. Some are square. But there's only one that almost exclusively comes in human form—the gingerbread man. So how did this cute little cookie come to be? Surprisingly, we have Queen Elizabeth I to thank for this sweet creation. When she had a royal banquet, she instructed her baker to decorate the gingerbread to look like the world leaders and dignitaries in attendance. This was so popular that the idea made its way to the masses and—voila—a tradition was born. Now that's food for thought! On National Gingerbread Cookie Day, run, run, as fast as you can and catch one of these tasty little guys. Get ready for Canadian Olympic pride with National Red Mitten Day! Hudson's Bay Company founded this day in 2017 to encourage support for Canadian athletes by wearing their red mittens. To date this iconic trend has raised tens of millions of dollars for the Canadian Olympic Foundation thanks to the generous donation from each mitten sale by the Hudson's Bay Company. The fundraiser began in 2010 when Canada hosted the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. That year Canada received a record number of medals and a new symbol for Canadian Olympic pride was born. Why invest in our competitor's athletes you ask? Because cheering on our neighbors with cheery, red mittens is just good sportsmanship.  I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

National Day Calendar
November 20, 2021 - National Child's Day | National Games And Puzzles Week

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 3:30


Welcome to November 20, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate kids and the games for kids at heart.  While not everyone becomes a parent, most of us have some effect on the children around us and today we focus on some important things to remember about early childhood development. From the time they are born babies spend 60 percent of their energy on brain development. In fact the human brain grows so quickly that if the rest of a newborn's body grew at that rate it would weigh 170 pounds after only one month. And while most parents understand their role as their child's first teacher, it's also important to see the bigger picture. Because all caregivers affect the development of a child it's important to remember that it takes a village. On National Child's Day we honor our children and celebrate those who make a difference to them every day.  As we gather together with our families next week, we can be sure of a few things, we will eat too much and someone will stir up a family ruckus. It's time to plan ahead, not only for Thanksgiving dinner, but also for what to do before and after the feast is served. Games bring people together, which is exactly what this holiday is about. Yes, there may be some arguments, but it's better to scrap over who owns Park Place than so many other things. Puzzles can keep the brain occupied, even through a carb induced fog. If you have something for everyone on hand your dinner is bound to go smoothly. Even with a house full of kids at heart. Next week is National Games and Puzzles Week, an easy and fun way to keep things light, while dinner does the heavy lifting.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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November 19, 2021 - National Carbonated Beverage With Caffeine Day | National Play Monopoly Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 3:30


Welcome to November 19, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate catching a bubbly buzz and some friendly competition. Here in North America more than 90 percent of us enjoy caffeine every single day. But not all of us enjoy tea or coffee. The rest of us can thank a German Chemist who first isolated caffeine from coffee beans in 1819. Man-made carbonation was first discovered by Joseph Priestly in an English brewery and folks began using it for medicinal tonics that later became known as sodas. Today this method of infusing water with carbon dioxide is more popular than ever thanks to the addition of caffeine. On National Carbonated Beverage With Caffeine Day, we celebrate the satisfying combination that most of us could not do without.   Have you ever wondered why the playing pieces for Monopoly are so random? You can thank a bunch of kids for that. The classic board game Monopoly was invented in the 1930s by Charles Darrow and based on the properties and street names of Atlantic City, New Jersey. When it came to the playing pieces, he asked his nieces for help. And they picked through metal charms from a bracelet to create the bizarre collection that includes an iron, a race car, a thimble, and a top hat. Little did they know how many people would fight over the race car over the years. On National Play Monopoly Day, you may enjoy an overly competitive game, just don't forget the spirit of fun for which it was invented!  I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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November 18, 2021 - World Pancreatic Cancer Day | Mickey Mouse Birthday

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 3:00


Welcome to November 18, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we remember a celebrity host and a mighty mouse.  Just over a year ago we lost one of our most beloved game show hosts: Alex Trebek. While he is best known for his 30 plus years hosting Jeopardy, this was not his first show. Canadian born Trebek began his American career with a show called the Wizard of Odds. Sadly, the odds were not in his favor when he began his battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Anyone facing the 8 percent survival rate knows, this disease is about time. That time is often measured in months and while the odds haven't changed in more than 40 years, today there is a reason to celebrate. The folks at PancOne are dedicated to research that gives patients more time through something called personalized medicine.   Marlo: What is an organoid?  John: Yeah, what is an organoid?  Anna: Visit PancOne.org to find out more and do your part by donating to this groundbreaking research. On World Pancreatic Cancer Day we come together to find a cure. It's about time!   Marlo: I miss Alex Trebek, I've already donated. Anna: Me too. I miss Ruth Bader Ginsberg. John: What's that website again?  Anna: PancOne.org. We give a shout out today to the world's most popular cartoon character: Mickey Mouse. Here are a few facts about Walt Disney's loveable rodent, that you might not have heard. His original name was Mortimer, but Disney's wife made him change it. His first appearance was in the 1928 silent cartoon, Steamboat Willie. Mickey didn't speak until the following year's animated feature The Carnival Kid, in which he worked as a food vendor. His first words were “Hot dog! Hot dog!” He was the first animated character to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1978. Today we celebrate the birthday of this little mouse who's made a big impact. I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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November 16, 2021 - National Indiana Day | National Fast Food Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 3:30


Welcome to November 16, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate the Hoosier State and food served lickity split.  Indiana is famous for many things: basketball, the Indy 500, and being the birthplace of the Jackson 5. But its lesser known claim to fame is an enormous supply of limestone. In fact Indiana is known as the limestone capital of the world. The Empire State Building was constructed using stone from Indiana. So was the Pentagon. And the United States Treasury. And Rockefeller Center. In fact, more than a dozen state capitol buildings wouldn't exist without limestone mined by the good people of Indiana. It's National Indiana Day and today we celebrate the Hoosier State and its hand in helping to literally lay the foundation for America. Fast food has its origins in the State of Kansas. In 1921, E.W. Ingram opened a restaurant that you might have heard of...White Castle. They served the same small, square burgers as they do today. And the burgers were shaped that way so that more would fit on the grill. When White Castle opened, burgers were thought of as a food only slightly about table scraps for dogs. In order to dispel that notion, Ingram set up the kitchen so that people could see their food being prepared. His “take out” food diner began selling burgers by the sack, which is now a hallmark of fast food restaurants. On National Fast Food Day, indulge in some of your guilty pleasures, and enjoy the convenience of this “fast meal.”   I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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November 15, 2021 - National Bundt Day | National Philanthropy Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 3:30


Welcome to November 15, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate traditional cakes and a legacy of generosity.  The inventor H. David Dalquist was the first to cast the aluminum pan known as the bundt. In 1950 he created the pan in his Minnesota based Nordic Ware company for a local women's group who wanted to bake a traditional kugelhopf or ring-shaped cake. Naming the pan for the German word for bond, Dalquist added the ‘t' to the end of “bund” and patented the pan in a stroke of foresight genius. At first the pan did not sell well, and Nordic Ware considered discontinuing it. Then in 1966 the pan was used to create the “Tunnel of Fudge” cake in a Pillsbury bake off that inspired bakers everywhere! Over 200,000 orders for the pan streamed in and over 60 million have been sold to date. On National Bundt Day celebrate the bond of baking with your own family!   Giving back to the community is important and no one did that quite like Andrew Carnegie. As a child, he and his family emigrated to the United States from Scotland and he got a job as a bobbin boy at a cotton mill. Decades later, he became a railroad and steel tycoon who had amassed one of the largest fortunes of all time. Adjusting for inflation, he was worth over $350 billion. Wanting to leave the world a better place, Andrew set up pensions for his employees, gave donations that built universities, museums, and nearly 3,000 public libraries. On National Philanthropy Day, we celebrate the successful men and women who make a difference by helping others.  I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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November 14, 2021 - National Pickle Day | National Family PJ Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 3:30


Welcome to November 14, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate all things sour and a day in your PJs.  One of the oldest methods of preserving food is pickling. This process involves placing vegetables or fruits in a sealed container with brine or vinegar. The fermentation that takes place changes the flavor and texture of the food, creating pickles, though technically only pickled cucumbers are referred to as “pickles.” Everything else has the word “pickled” before its name. So why do only cucumbers get this honor? Well, for starters, it's one of the best parts of going to a deli. No corned beef or pastrami sandwich would be complete without one. On National Pickle Day, get your pucker on anyway you please.  Nothing makes us feel cozier than spending the day in our pajamas. That's why we love holidays that invite the whole family to enjoy this feeling together. But why wait for the hustle and bustle of the season when any day of the week will do. At least that's the rationale behind National Family PJ Day. A day spent in our jammies means we prioritize things like board games, brunch and extra time curled up together watching movies or reading books. This day is all the better because there are no expectations or traditions beyond hanging out together and keeping it casual. And if you're into matching jammies you might as well snap a few holiday photos so you can check that off your list. Hey, you just started a trend and you're barely out of bed!  I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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November 13, 2021 - World Kindness Day | Dear Santa Letter Week

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 3:30


Welcome to November 13, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate changing the world with empathy and compassion.  The World Kindness Movement began in 1997 in Tokyo, Japan and today includes over 28 countries around the globe. Projects include photo contests that capture moments of goodwill and generosity along with those that mirror the sustainable development goals outlined by the United Nations. But you don't have to be a formal member to inspire those around you. There are far reaching consequences to simple acts of kindness that you can initiate in your everyday life. In this season of giving you can donate far more than material gifts. On World Kindness Day celebrate making a difference where you stand with acts of courage, positivity and compassion. Every year, children fill mail boxes with hundreds of thousands of letters addressed to Santa. Since Santa is pretty busy getting things ready for Christmas Eve, the United States Postal Service created a way to send responses to these kids: Operation Santa. While most letters ask for gifts, some ask for help for the kids or their families. Operation Santa passes these letters along to charities and organizations that send gifts in Santa's place. During Dear Santa Letter Week, spend time helping your kids write their own wish lists. And if you're able to help your local charities, rest assured that the folks at Operation Santa will be helping to make a child's wishes come true.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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November 12, 2021 - National Pizza With The Works Except Anchovies | National French Dip Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 3:30


Welcome to November 12, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate the kitchen sink of pizzas and a good old American throw down.  Sharks, halibut, yellowtail. They're not like us. But not for the obvious reason. These creatures actually like anchovies. In fact, anchovies are an important part of the diet for most fish. But putting them on a pizza…well, that's a different thing altogether. Anchovies are not eaten fresh. Rather, they're salted in brine and then eaten. By some people anyway. According to surveys, anchovies are the least popular pizza topping—even more disliked than broccoli or pineapple. It's National Pizza With the Works Except Anchovies Day, so when you order pizza, chances are good that the pizzeria won't even have the option of adding these salty little fish. And thank goodness. How do you guys weigh in on anchovies? The French Dip sandwich is not actually French but its origins represent a good old American throw down. Two Los Angeles restaurants take the credit for inventing the sandwich, Coles and Philippe's. Both feature thinly sliced beef on crusty French bread that is slathered with spicy mustard and dipped in au jus sauce. And that's where the stories become different. Coles claims that its French Dip appeared in 1908, when a sympathetic chef gave his customer with sore gums a side of meat juice to soften the bread of his sandwich. The much more palatable story comes from Philippe's, where the sandwich was accidentally dropped in a pan with meat drippings. The lucky customer raved of its intense flavor, and a new favorite was born. On National French Dip Day, celebrate with your own mouth watering version of this American classic.  I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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November 11, 2021 - National Sundae Day | Veterans Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 3:30


Welcome to November 11, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate ice cream bliss and our enduring love for Veterans.  From the late 1800s on, states passed what were known as Blue Laws. They were intended to prohibit the sale of alcohol on Sunday. But the laws also prevented the sale of soda, which could be used as a mixer. That meant that drug stores couldn't sell ice cream sodas. In order to keep sales up, a pharmacy in Illinois created the ice cream sundae. The origin of the name for the frozen dessert seems pretty straight forward—it was served on Sunday, so it should be called a sundae. But there's also a story that someone with the last name Sontagg, which is German for “Sunday” invented it. Whatever the origin, let's all thank our lucky stars that someone did it and enjoy some ice cream today on National Sundae Day. Veterans Day always falls on November 11th to coincide with the ending of World War I. It was originally known as Armistice Day for the treaty that was signed on the 11th day of the 11th month in the 11th hour. It has also been approved to be a day dedicated to the cause of world peace. While Memorial Day commemorates all those who lost their lives in service to their country and Armed Forces Day honors those in active duty, Veterans Day encompasses all United States military veterans. It does not change according to where it falls on the day of the week. Veterans Day is a reminder of our admiration for those willing to pay the ultimate price in protection of our freedoms.  I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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November 10, 2021 - National Pomegranate Month | Marine Corps Birthday

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 3:30


Welcome to November 10, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate a sacred fruit and a tradition of loyalty.  Pomegranates have been a favorite of fruit lovers for a very long time. A big favorite. In Ancient Egypt, there are wall paintings depicting the fruit and King Tut was even buried with some so that he could enjoy pomegranates in the afterworld. This delicious fruit was a part of both Greek and Roman mythology and is even mentioned in the Torah. Buddhism considers the pomegranate a sacred fruit. It appears in the paintings of Botticelli and Raphael. So what's all the fuss about? If you're asking, then you've never had a taste. November is National Pomegranate Month, so get your hands on one of these heavenly fruits and enjoy! After a few defeats at the hands of British forces, George Washington had requested troops that could fight on both land and sea. On November 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution to create two Battalions of Marines to serve with the Continental Army and these men changed the course of the Revolutionary War. Their first major test came when they landed on hostile shores in the Bahamas and captured New Providence Island. As a result, Captain Samuel Nicholas became the first commissioned officer in the Continental Marines and is celebrated as the Marine's first commandant. On the Marine Corps Birthday we celebrate those who are always loyal to each other, their country and their traditions.  I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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November 9, 2021 - National Louisiana Day | National Scrapple Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 3:30


Welcome to November 9, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate spooky adventures in the swamp and in the kitchen. If you visit Louisiana and you're the adventurous type, you may want to take a trip to Manchac Swamp. Located about 30 minutes from New Orleans, the swamp is a beautiful but sometimes frightening area. And we aren't talking about the gators. It's rumored to be haunted by the ghost of Marie Brown. Brown once lived in a nearby town and was a voodoo priestess. But no one paid much attention to her and she felt ignored. Rumor has it that she sat on her porch singing “One day I'm going to die and take the whole town with me.” Then a hurricane hit in 1915, and she disappeared…along with much of the town. It's National Louisiana Day and there's plenty to explore in the Pelican State other than New Orleans. Which is still awesome, by the way. If you're not from Philadelphia, you've likely never heard of Scrapple. This regional favorite was brought to Philly by German immigrants where it was popular with rural communities. Farmers butchered their hogs, and used most of the meat for sausages or bacon, but all of the remaining parts were made into scrapple. The traditional version was made only with meat, but American immigrants combined it with cornmeal or buckwheat, and formed it into a loaf. The loaf is sliced and fried, and typically served as a breakfast side dish. Today the recipe may also include beef, chicken or turkey. You might see it topped with applesauce, ketchup, maple syrup or horseradish, though not all at the same time. On National Scrapple Day, celebrate by trying something different. Go on, I dare you!  I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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November 8, 2021 - National Cappuccino Day | National STEM/STEAM Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 3:30


Welcome to November 8, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate the technology that inspires us every day.  What we know as the cappuccino was first served in Vienna coffee houses in the early 1800s. The coffee, when mixed with cream and sugar, took on a shade of brown that reminded the baristas of a monk's robes. Specifically, the shade of brown worn by the Capuchin monks. Hence, the name cappuccino. FYI, the word cappuccino means hood in Italian, and the order of monks got the name because of their hooded robes. It wasn't until post-World War II, that cappuccinos became popular worldwide. And that was due to espresso machines becoming more readily available. On National Cappuccino Day, celebrate this morning ritual that makes things much more tolerable. Boy that's true. I feel more like a capuchin monkey than a monk before I get my coffee! Science and technology are critical to our future. Plus they are just plain cool! That's why STEM and STEAM education have become increasingly popular. For those of you who aren't familiar with the terms, STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The A was added to incorporate Art for a more well rounded curriculum. Young children are curious by nature, so introducing them to science and technology early in life can make a huge difference in their development. Even if your child doesn't focus on a career in any of these fields, STEM and STEAM education can set them on a path towards success. On National STEM/STEAM Day, take time to inspire the little ones in your life, because they are the ones who will shape our future.  I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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November 7, 2021 - Daylight Saving Time Ends | National Roasting Month

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 3:45


Welcome to November 7, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate sleeping in and coziness in the kitchen.  During World War I, President Woodrow Wilson enacted Daylight Saving Time as a way to conserve energy. After the war, Congress repealed the Act due to its unpopularity. And that would have been the end of Daylight Saving Time, but New York City and Chicago kept using the system. So did the areas surrounding those cities. But other areas chose their own times, which made a real mess of things—at one point, Iowa had 23 different time zones! So in 1966, Congress passed the Uniform Time Act and everyone was forced to be on the same page. Today is the Daylight Saving Time Ends. Turn back your clocks an hour and enjoy the extra hour of sleep. If cooking the Thanksgiving meal is already stressing you out, one thing should ease your mind, roasting the turkey is the easiest part. And if you're still not convinced, we are giving you all month to practice. November is National Roasting Month. This low and slow cooking method brings out flavor in both meats and vegetables. Since it all goes together in one pan, you can quickly prepare a delicious meal and let the oven do all the work. Start with meat or veggies and add simple herbs and spices. Some salt and a layer of tinfoil and your meal will be fork tender in only a few hours. The best part of roasting is the way the tantalizing meal calls your family to the table all by itself. During National Roasting Month, celebrate this easy way to add coziness to your menu!  I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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November 6, 2021 - National Saxophone Day | National Bison Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 3:45


Welcome to November 6, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate smooth solos and our national beast.  The song “Baker Street” by Gerry Rafferty is instantly recognizable and it's all thanks to the epic saxophone solo. This classic is a pretty good rock song, but could easily have been forgotten if not for that sax riff. Rafael Ravenscroft, who played the solo, was paid only about $36 for his work. He came up with the music on the spot and afterwards hated his performance, which he thought was off-key. Clearly no one else agreed. But don't feel too bad for Mr. Ravenscroft. He went on to perform with Pink Floyd, ABBA, and even Daft Punk. It's National Saxophone Day, when we celebrate the birthday of Adolfe Sax, the inventor of the instrument that gave so many pop songs smooth, memorable vibes. The majestic bison can weigh in at nearly 2000 pounds making it the largest land mammal in North America. According to Native American legend, there was a great famine long ago and the chief of the Lakota tribe sent out scouts to hunt for food. They encountered the White Bison Calf Woman, who taught them religious rituals and told them that when she returned, harmony would be restored to the world. As she left, herds of bison surrounded the camps and the animal became an important part of tribal culture. Though the bison was nearly extinct by the late 1800s, today it can be found in all 50 states. In 2016, it was declared America's National Mammal and on National Bison Day we celebrate this essential part of our Nation's history.  I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

National Day Calendar
November 6, 2021 – National Saxophone Day | National Bison Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 2:30


For An Animal That Was Almost Extinct, This Mammal Really Gets Around. Welcome to November 6, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate smooth solos and our national beast.  The song “Baker Street” by Gerry Rafferty is instantly recognizable and it's all thanks to the epic saxophone solo. This classic is a pretty good rock song, but could easily have been forgotten if not for that sax riff. Rafael Ravenscroft, who played the solo, was paid only about $36 for his work. He came up with the music on the spot and afterwards hated his performance, which he thought was off-key. Clearly no one else agreed. But don't feel too bad for Mr. Ravenscroft. He went on to perform with Pink Floyd, ABBA, and even Daft Punk. It's National Saxophone Day, when we celebrate the birthday of Adolfe Sax, the inventor of the instrument that gave so many pop songs smooth, memorable vibes. The majestic bison can weigh in at nearly 2000 pounds making it the largest land mammal in North America.  According to Native American legend, there was a great famine long ago and the chief of the Lakota tribe sent out scouts to hunt for food. They encountered the White Bison Calf Woman, who taught them religious rituals and told them that when she returned, harmony would be restored to the world. As she left, herds of bison surrounded the camps and the animal became an important part of tribal culture. Though the bison was nearly extinct by the late 1800s, today it can be found in all 50 states. In 2016, it was declared America's National Mammal and on National Bison Day we celebrate this essential part of our Nation's history.   I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

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November 5, 2021 - National Donut Day | National Love Your Red Hair Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 3:45


Welcome to November 5, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate a bonus donut day and standing out in a crowd.  In America alone, more than 10 billion donuts are produced each year. That is roughly 30 donuts for each person in the country. But as common as this delicious bakery item may be, the last name Donut is just as rare. Really. There are really people with that last name. At last count, there were only about 10 in the United States. But it has nothing to do with the food. The name has been around since the 11th Century and some Donuts were even members of royalty. No word on how they became a favorite of the commoner, but if you think about it, who doesn't love a donut? On National Donut Day, celebrate the perfect excuse to buy a dozen for breakfast…or lunch…or a snack. Sharing is optional. The genetic trait that causes red hair is found in only two percent of the population, so those of us with natural red have no trouble standing out. If you have both red hair and blue eyes then you are in a 1 percent category and chances are you are also left handed. And while redheads have a reputation for being feisty and stubborn we are also natural born leaders. This may have more to do with getting picked on or singled out in life and learning quickly to defend ourselves. Which seems to have worked well for Carrot Top, Carol Burnett, Ron Howard and Lucille Ball. On National Love Your Red Hair Day celebrate this unique trait and the bonus of standing out in a crowd.   I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

National Day Calendar
November 5, 2021 – National Donut Day | National Love Your Red Hair Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 2:30


Chances Are Slim You Were Born With This Last Name Or This Recessive Gene. Welcome to November 5, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate a bonus donut day and standing out in a crowd.  In America alone, more than 10 billion donuts are produced each year. That is roughly 30 donuts for each person in the country. But as common as this delicious bakery item may be, the last name Donut is just as rare. Really. There are really people with that last name. At last count, there were only about 10 in the United States. But it has nothing to do with the food. The name has been around since the 11th Century and some Donuts were even members of royalty. No word on how they became a favorite of the commoner, but if you think about it, who doesn't love a donut? On National Donut Day, celebrate the perfect excuse to buy a dozen for breakfast…or lunch…or a snack. Sharing is optional. The genetic trait that causes red hair is found in only two percent of the population, so those of us with natural red have no trouble standing out. If you have both red hair and blue eyes then you are in a 1 percent category and chances are you are also left handed. And while redheads have a reputation for being feisty and stubborn we are also natural born leaders.  This may have more to do with getting picked on or singled out in life and learning quickly to defend ourselves.  Which seems to have worked well for Carrot Top, Carol Burnett, Ron Howard and Lucille Ball.  On National Love Your Red Hair Day celebrate this unique trait and the bonus of standing out in a crowd.   I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

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November 4, 2021 - National Fig Week | National Candy Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 3:45


Welcome to November 4, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate a prehistoric fruit and the sweet invention born of necessity.  Figs are an interesting fruit. They've been around a long time. Like a really long time—about 100 million years ago. Fig trees were on Earth at the same time as dinosaurs. Humans began cultivating them in the Middle East as the first civilizations grew across the region. When they made their way to Greece, figs became a staple of diets. This is also true for Italy, Spain, and Northern Africa. Figs trees were planted across California by the missionary Father Junipero Serra. And today the state produces 100% of the figs consumed in the United States. And if you're not sure how to enjoy this Mesozoic fruit, there's always the Fig Newton. During National Fig Week, take a fresh look at the fruit that outlived dinosaurs.  They say that necessity is the mother of invention and in the case of M&Ms candy, this phrase is certainly true. This candy was created in 1941, and during World War II M&Ms were exclusively sold to the military. Their small size and candy coating made them the perfect candy for military rations: they were easy to transport and the candy coating prevented the chocolate from melting. When soldiers returned home, they were hooked and wanted more, so the Mars Company made them available to the general public. Soon other companies made a knockoff version and Mars had to mark its candy coated chocolates with the trademark M that we still see today. On National Candy Day, treat yourself to something to make your day a little sweeter. I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

National Day Calendar
November 4, 2021 – National Fig Week | National Candy Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 2:30


This Fruit Outlived The Dinosaurs! Welcome to November 4, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate a prehistoric fruit and the sweet invention born of necessity.  Figs are an interesting fruit. They've been around a long time. Like a really long time—about 100 million years ago. Fig trees were on Earth at the same time as dinosaurs. Humans began cultivating them in the Middle East as the first civilizations grew across the region. When they made their way to Greece, figs became a staple of diets. This is also true for Italy, Spain, and Northern Africa. Figs trees were planted across California by the missionary Father Junipero Serra. And today the state produces 100% of the figs consumed in the United States. And if you're not sure how to enjoy this Mesozoic fruit, there's always the Fig Newton. During National Fig Week, take a fresh look at the fruit that outlived dinosaurs.  They say that necessity is the mother of invention and in the case of M&Ms candy, this phrase is certainly true.  This candy was created in 1941, and during World War II M&Ms were exclusively sold to the military. Their small size and candy coating made them the perfect candy for military rations: they were easy to transport and the candy coating prevented the chocolate from melting. When soldiers returned home, they were hooked and wanted more, so the Mars Company made them available to the general public. Soon other companies made a knockoff version and Mars had to mark its candy coated chocolates with the trademark M that we still see today. On National Candy Day, treat yourself to something to make your day a little sweeter. I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

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November 3, 2021 - National Sandwich Day | National Stress Awareness Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 3:45


Welcome to November 3, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate star-struck sandwiches and a trick for beating stress.  If you're famous, it's a rare honor for a restaurant to name a sandwich after you. Especially if the sandwich is good. For example: the Leonardo DiCaprio sandwich from Lioni's in New York is roast beef, sun dried tomatoes, fried eggplants and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. The Adam Sandler sandwich from The Stage Deli is salmon, lettuce, sturgeon, onion and tomato. And of course, the Elvis Presley is made from peanut butter, banana and bacon after his favorite combination. Be a star in your own kitchen on National Sandwich Day and celebrate with your favorite fixings. We have all heard of the dangers of giving in to stress, but perhaps the biggest danger of all is not being aware of these stressors in the first place. The first Wednesday of November is National Stress Awareness Day, and if you haven't checked in with yourself in a while, it's time. The good news is that there are lots of ways to change things for the better, beginning with developing an attitude of gratitude. Don't wait for Thanksgiving to count your blessings. When life goes off course, this simple habit can change how you tackle even the toughest of circumstances. As Aesop said, “Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” During National Gratitude Month, celebrate the silver linings and watch as the things you are grateful for begin to multiply.  I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

National Day Calendar
November 3, 2021 – National Sandwich Day | National Stress Awareness Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 2:30


Your Signature Sandwich Says A Lot About You! Welcome to November 3, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate star-struck sandwiches and a trick for beating stress.  If you're famous, it's a rare honor for a restaurant to name a sandwich after you.  Especially if the sandwich is good.  For example: the Leonardo DiCaprio sandwich from Lioni's in New York is roast beef, sun dried tomatoes, fried eggplants and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.  The Adam Sandler sandwich from The Stage Deli is salmon, lettuce, sturgeon, onion and tomato.  And of course, the Elvis Presley is made from peanut butter, banana and bacon after his favorite combination.  Be a star in your own kitchen on National Sandwich Day and celebrate with your favorite fixings. We have all heard of the dangers of giving in to stress, but perhaps the biggest danger of all is not being aware of these stressors in the first place.  The first Wednesday of November is National Stress Awareness Day, and if you haven't checked in with yourself in a while, it's time. The good news is that there are lots of ways to change things for the better, beginning with developing an attitude of gratitude.  Don't wait for Thanksgiving to count your blessings.  When life goes off course, this simple habit can change how you tackle even the toughest of circumstances.  As Aesop said, “Gratitude turns what we have into enough.”  During National Gratitude Month, celebrate the silver linings and watch as the things you are grateful for begin to multiply.  I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

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November 2, 2021 - Movember | National Deviled Egg Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 3:45


Welcome to November 2, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate outrageous tax laws and a spicy history.  During the late 1800s, Peter the Great imposed a beard tax on his citizens. That's right! Men were charged an annual fee if they chose to grow out their whiskers. This meant that peasants were charged every time they entered cities. Those who paid the tax were allowed to keep their chin hair, but most men shaved to avoid the tax. As a result, extravagant mustaches became all the rage and were often paired with excessive sideburns. If you notice the men in your life sporting mustaches this month, it's because November is Movember, a time to raise awareness for men's health. Today the only money changing hands today is for charity, not taxes. While a lot of foods fall in and out of favor, it appears that deviled eggs have a long history of success. Even the Ancient Romans liked boiled eggs with spicy sauce as the opening act of their meal. And while 13th century Spaniards began smashing the yolks as a filling, the term “deviling” didn't appear until the 18th century. This is when a little heat became associated with the devil. Call it reverse psychology, or great marketing but somehow a little paprika became a walk on the dark side. Today, no potluck or gathering would be complete without deviled eggs. New twists on this classic h'ordeuvre can be made by adding wasabi or southwestern spices. On National Deviled Egg Day, celebrate your spicy side any way you please.   I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

National Day Calendar
November 2, 2021 – Movember | National Deviled Egg Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 2:30


This Crazy Tax Law Led To A Mustache Rebellion. Welcome to November 2, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate outrageous tax laws and a spicy history.  During the late 1800s, Peter the Great imposed a beard tax on his citizens.  That's right!  Men were charged an annual fee if they chose to grow out their whiskers.  This meant that peasants were charged every time they entered cities.  Those who paid the tax were allowed to keep their chin hair, but most men shaved to avoid the tax.  As a result, extravagant mustaches became all the rage and were often paired with excessive sideburns.  If you notice the men in your life sporting mustaches this month, it's because November is Movember, a time to raise awareness for men's health.  Today the only money changing hands today is for charity, not taxes. While a lot of foods fall in and out of favor, it appears that deviled eggs have a long history of success.  Even the Ancient Romans liked boiled eggs with spicy sauce as the opening act of their meal.  And while 13th century Spaniards began smashing the yolks as a filling, the term “deviling” didn't appear until the 18th century.  This is when a little heat became associated with the devil.  Call it reverse psychology, or great marketing but somehow a little paprika became a walk on the dark side.  Today, no potluck or gathering would be complete without deviled eggs. New twists on this classic h'ordeuvre can be made by adding wasabi or southwestern spices. On National Deviled Egg Day, celebrate your spicy side any way you please.   I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

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November 1, 2021 – National Author’s Day | National Cinnamon Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 2:30


This Author Used Her Diabolical Powers For Good! Welcome to November 1, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate trade secrets and the stories they inspire.  Agatha Christie is the queen of the Whodunit.  Of the nearly 80 murder mysteries she wrote, about half of them involve death by poisoning.  Christie had an extensive knowledge of drugs and poisons because of her time spent working in a hospital pharmacy during World War I.  She watched carefully as pharmacists and nurses administered medicine to patients, and she learned what dosages were safe, along with what could kill someone.  Luckily for the world, Agatha used her knowledge for good and wrote some of the most successful novels of all time.  In fact, she's only been outsold by the Bible and Shakespeare's works.  On National Author's Day, celebrate from favorite storytellers by cracking open a good page turner. Cinnamon warms everything from Fall drinks to French toast.  But long ago the spice was a rare commodity that cost nearly 50 months wages for a mere pound.  The Egyptians used cinnamon to embalm their mummies, and burned it like incense in their tombs. The origins of cinnamon were kept a secret due to a spice trade monopoly. Europeans were told that the bark came from the banks of the Nile river, and had to be collected in fishing nets.  But perhaps the strangest of all stories claimed that giant cinnamon birds harvested the bark to line their nests, built on high cliffs.  Today it's no secret that most cinnamon comes from Indonesia. On National Cinnamon Day, enjoy something delicious and be glad it didn't come from a giant bird's nest. I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

National Day Calendar
November 1, 2021 - National Author's Day | National Cinnamon Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 3:45


Welcome to November 1, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate trade secrets and the stories they inspire.  Agatha Christie is the queen of the Whodunit. Of the nearly 80 murder mysteries she wrote, about half of them involve death by poisoning. Christie had an extensive knowledge of drugs and poisons because of her time spent working in a hospital pharmacy during World War I. She watched carefully as pharmacists and nurses administered medicine to patients, and she learned what dosages were safe, along with what could kill someone. Luckily for the world, Agatha used her knowledge for good and wrote some of the most successful novels of all time. In fact, she's only been outsold by the Bible and Shakespeare's works. On National Author's Day, celebrate from favorite storytellers by cracking open a good page turner. Cinnamon warms everything from Fall drinks to French toast. But long ago the spice was a rare commodity that cost nearly 50 months wages for a mere pound. The Egyptians used cinnamon to embalm their mummies, and burned it like incense in their tombs. The origins of cinnamon were kept a secret due to a spice trade monopoly. Europeans were told that the bark came from the banks of the Nile river, and had to be collected in fishing nets. But perhaps the strangest of all stories claimed that giant cinnamon birds harvested the bark to line their nests, built on high cliffs. Today it's no secret that most cinnamon comes from Indonesia. On National Cinnamon Day, enjoy something delicious and be glad it didn't come from a giant bird's nest. I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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October 31, 2021 - National Magic Day | Halloween

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 3:45


Welcome to October 31, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate magical history and all things spooky.  During the Golden Age of Magic, there was only one magician more famous than Harry Houdini. Adelaide Herrmann. Her husband had a very popular magic show and when he died in 1896, she kept it going. Adelaide became wildly successful in her own right, performing for the next 25 years. Her signature trick was the bullet catch, in which someone would fire a gun at her and she would appear to catch it with her hands…or teeth. One time she even faced down a firing squad and caught all the slugs coming her way—or so the illusion would have everyone believe. On National Magic Day, celebrate the sleights-of-hand that still keep us guessing. Halloween dates back thousands of years to ancient Ireland, when folks celebrated the end of the Summer harvest. They believed that on this night, the gates between the worlds of the living and the dead would open. In order to scare off any fairies or evil spirits, people dressed in costumes. Centuries later, the custom of “souling” began. This involved going door to door in costume, singing hymns and reciting prayers on behalf of the dead. In return, they were given soul-cakes, something like a fruit muffin. And just where did the idea for jack o' lanterns come from? Well, it turns out that those costumed singers carried around hollowed out turnips with candles inside to represent the souls of the dead. Get your masks on, boys and ghouls, it's Halloween, the spookiest day of the year. I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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October 31, 2021 – National Magic Day | Halloween

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 2:30


This Magician Was More Famous Than Harry Houdini In Her Day. Welcome to October 31, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate magical history and all things spooky.  During the Golden Age of Magic, there was only one magician more famous than Harry Houdini. Adelaide Herrmann. Her husband had a very popular magic show and when he died in 1896, she kept it going. Adelaide became wildly successful in her own right, performing for the next 25 years. Her signature trick was the bullet catch, in which someone would fire a gun at her and she would appear to catch it with her hands…or teeth. One time she even faced down a firing squad and caught all the slugs coming her way—or so the illusion would have everyone believe. On National Magic Day, celebrate the sleights-of-hand that still keep us guessing. Halloween dates back thousands of years to ancient Ireland, when folks celebrated the end of the Summer harvest. They believed that on this night, the gates between the worlds of the living and the dead would open. In order to scare off any fairies or evil spirits, people dressed in costumes. Centuries later, the custom of “souling” began. This involved going door to door in costume, singing hymns and reciting prayers on behalf of the dead. In return, they were given soul-cakes, something like a fruit muffin. And just where did the idea for jack o' lanterns come from? Well, it turns out that those costumed singers carried around hollowed out turnips with candles inside to represent the souls of the dead.  Get your masks on, boys and ghouls, it's Halloween, the spookiest day of the year. I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

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October 30, 2021 - National Trick Or Treat Day | National Candy Corn Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 3:45


Welcome to October 30, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate spooky endings and sweet beginnings.  If you hear a knock at your door this time of year, you can expect to see kids in costumes asking for candy. It is, after all, a Halloween tradition. But people living in Sweden or Finland don't get visits from Trick or Treaters in October. Instead, this celebration takes place during the week leading up to Easter. Children dress up as witches and go door to door asking for sweets. Why? Well, this tradition comes from an idea very similar to Halloween. If there are monsters and ghosts lurking around, the best thing to do is blend in. Some people really know how to stretch out the season of costume wearing. And when it's this much fun, why not celebrate the last Saturday of October with National Trick or Treat Day? Not everyone is a fan of candy corn, which was invented in the 1800s and originally called Chicken Corn. At the time, most Americans were farmers and candy shaped like vegetables were all the rage. What made candy corn stand out were its bright Fall colors. During World War II, sugar had to be rationed, so the makers of candy corn cut back production and limited sales to the Fall. Trick or treating became popular around the same time, so candy corn became synonymous with Halloween. These days you can find all kinds of varieties including a full candy corn Thanksgiving dinner. Yes, there is turkey flavored candy corn. If you're a fan then indulge your sweet tooth on National Candy Corn Day. And if not celebrate the fact that it's only around a short while.  I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

National Day Calendar
October 30, 2021 – National Trick Or Treat Day | National Candy Corn Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 2:30


Turns Out That Halloween Is Not The Only Day For Trick Or Treating! Welcome to October 30, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate spooky endings and sweet beginnings.  If you hear a knock at your door this time of year, you can expect to see kids in costumes asking for candy. It is, after all, a Halloween tradition. But people living in Sweden or Finland don't get visits from Trick or Treaters in October. Instead, this celebration takes place during the week leading up to Easter. Children dress up as witches and go door to door asking for sweets. Why? Well, this tradition comes from an idea very similar to Halloween. If there are monsters and ghosts lurking around, the best thing to do is blend in. Some people really know how to stretch out the season of costume wearing.  And when it's this much fun, why not celebrate the last Saturday of October with National Trick or Treat Day? Not everyone is a fan of candy corn, which was invented in the 1800s and originally called Chicken Corn. At the time, most Americans were farmers and candy shaped like vegetables were all the rage. What made candy corn stand out were its bright Fall colors. During World War II, sugar had to be rationed, so the makers of candy corn cut back production and limited sales to the Fall. Trick or treating became popular around the same time, so candy corn became synonymous with Halloween. These days you can find all kinds of varieties including a full candy corn Thanksgiving dinner.  Yes, there is turkey flavored candy corn.  If you're a fan then indulge your sweet tooth on National Candy Corn Day.  And if not celebrate the fact that it's only around a short while.  I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

National Day Calendar
October 29, 2021 - National Frankenstein Friday | National Oatmeal Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 3:45


Welcome to October 29, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate a freaky Friday and a good start to the day In 1815, a massive volcanic eruption in Indonesia spread ash around the entire globe. The following year was dubbed The Year Without a Summer. The skies were dreary and dark, and temperatures were far below normal. In the midst of this, a legendary novel was born. Lord Byron invited Mary Shelley and her fiance to his home in Switzerland, where the friends huddled around a fireplace and read from a book of scary stories. In this eerie setting, Byron came up with the idea that each guest should write their own ghost story to share with the group at the end of their stay. And that is how Mary's Frankenstein was born. On National Frankenstein Friday host your own eerie happy hour or read the original classic, if you dare! Samuel Johnson, creator of the first proper English dictionary, was no fan of oatmeal. In his definition, he called it “A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people.” His friend James Boswell, a Scotsman, replied “Aye, and that's why England has such fine horses, and Scotland such fine people.” If you're one of these fine people, you know how good oatmeal can be. It may not be the most exciting breakfast food, but it is perfect for chilly mornings. Add some fruit, honey, or syrup, and you've got a tasty and healthy start to your day. On National Oatmeal Day, celebrate with a bowl of the good stuff, or even a batch of oatmeal cookies. And if you've got a horse, feel free to share the love.  I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

National Day Calendar
October 29, 2021 – National Frankenstein Friday | National Oatmeal Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 2:30


This Classic Monster Came From The Gloomy Year Without A Summer. Welcome to October 29, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate a freaky Friday and a good start to the day In 1815, a massive volcanic eruption in Indonesia spread ash around the entire globe. The following year was dubbed The Year Without a Summer. The skies were dreary and dark, and temperatures were far below normal. In the midst of this, a legendary novel was born. Lord Byron invited Mary Shelley and her fiance to his home in Switzerland, where the friends huddled around a fireplace and read from a book of scary stories. In this eerie setting, Byron came up with the idea that each guest should write their own ghost story to share with the group at the end of their stay. And that is how Mary's Frankenstein was born. On National Frankenstein Friday host your own eerie happy hour or read the original classic, if you dare! Samuel Johnson, creator of the first proper English dictionary, was no fan of oatmeal. In his definition, he called it “A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people.” His friend James Boswell, a Scotsman, replied “Aye, and that's why England has such fine horses, and Scotland such fine people.” If you're one of these fine people, you know how good oatmeal can be. It may not be the most exciting breakfast food, but it is perfect for chilly mornings. Add some fruit, honey, or syrup, and you've got a tasty and healthy start to your day. On National Oatmeal Day, celebrate with a bowl of the good stuff, or even a batch of oatmeal cookies. And if you've got a horse, feel free to share the love.  I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

National Day Calendar
October 28, 2021 - National Apple Month | National Chocolate Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 3:45


Welcome to October 28, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate a tempting fruit and a chocolate lover's dream.  For fans of apples, this is the best time of the year. Once Autumn comes around, it's apple picking season. On average, each American will consume about 16 pounds of apples every year, so it's good that the trees produce as much of the delicious fruit as they do—about 840 pounds every season. That means plenty of Red Delicious, McIntosh, and Fujis for everyone. There are dozens of varieties. Actually, there are nearly 2,500 types of apples but only about 100 of them are sold commercially. October is National Apple Month, a time to celebrate this tempting fruit and all the goodies made from it. Chocolate lovers probably celebrate this day, every day. And a few fans are even setting world records. Turns out that sculptors use the confection as a medium for sweet, artistic wonders, creating everything from giant pandas to statues and cathedrals. But according to the Guinness Book of World Records the largest chocolate sculpture is the Casa do Chocolate. This realistic house was made by a team in Brazil in 2018. The design includes a stove, kitchen utensils, furniture and a typewriter all made from more than 23,000 pounds of chocolate. I'm still trying to figure out how you keep your fingers clean while using a chocolate typewriter? On National Chocolate Day, celebrate the sweet dreams that fuel our imagination.  I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

National Day Calendar
October 28, 2021 – National Apple Month | National Chocolate Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 2:30


This World Record Is A Chocolate Lover's Dream Welcome to October 28, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate a tempting fruit and a chocolate lover's dream.  For fans of apples, this is the best time of the year. Once Autumn comes around, it's apple picking season. On average, each American will consume about 16 pounds of apples every year, so it's good that the trees produce as much of the delicious fruit as they do—about 840 pounds every season. That means plenty of Red Delicious, McIntosh, and Fujis for everyone. There are dozens of varieties. Actually, there are nearly 2,500 types of apples but only about 100 of them are sold commercially. October is National Apple Month, a time to celebrate this tempting fruit and all the goodies made from it. Chocolate lovers probably celebrate this day, every day.  And a few fans are even setting world records.  Turns out that sculptors use the confection as a medium for sweet, artistic wonders, creating everything from giant pandas to statues and cathedrals. But according to the Guinness Book of World Records the largest chocolate sculpture is the Casa do Chocolate.  This realistic house was made by a team in Brazil in 2018.  The design includes a stove, kitchen utensils, furniture and a typewriter all made from more than 23,000 pounds of chocolate. I'm still trying to figure out how you keep your fingers clean while using a chocolate typewriter?  On National Chocolate Day, celebrate the sweet dreams that fuel our imagination.  I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

National Day Calendar
October 27, 2021 - National American Beer Day | National Black Cat Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 3:45


Welcome to October 27, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate chilly beverages and breaking a bad wrap.  America's love affair with beer started even before the United States was a country. In 1612, Dutch traders Adrian Block and Hans Christiansen established a brewery on what would become Manhattan Island. At the time, the area was called New Amsterdam and was a fur trading outpost. The winter that year was especially cold and icy, which made the workers very grumpy. To boost morale amongst their men, Block and his partner started brewing beer, which worked like a charm. While beer is consumed all over the world here in the States we love it icy cold and if the weather is already frosty where you live, chances are you still enjoy a cold one. On National American Beer Day celebrate the season of chill by cracking open your favorite brew.  It appears that the myth surrounding black cats as bad luck is relatively new. This bad wrap is associated with the Puritanical view of witches and their supernatural pets. Starting in the 12th century, folks believed that a witch could transform into a black cat nine times. This is probably where their reputation for having multiple lives began too. But well before that, the ebony coated feline was a sign of good luck. From Ancient Egypt to Old England, Scotland and Japan, black cats were thought of as a symbol of good fortune. They were even given as a wedding present for hundreds of years. On National Black Cat Day, break with superstition and find yourself some good feline fortune.   I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

National Day Calendar
October 27, 2021 – National American Beer Day | National Black Cat Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 2:30


Long Ago This Was Considered A Good Wedding Present! Welcome to October 27, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate chilly beverages and breaking a bad wrap.  America's love affair with beer started even before the United States was a country. In 1612, Dutch traders Adrian Block and Hans Christiansen established a brewery on what would become Manhattan Island. At the time, the area was called New Amsterdam and was a fur trading outpost. The winter that year was especially cold and icy, which made the workers very grumpy. To boost morale amongst their men, Block and his partner started brewing beer, which worked like a charm. While beer is consumed all over the world here in the States we love it icy cold and if the weather is already frosty where you live, chances are you still enjoy a cold one. On National American Beer Day celebrate the season of chill by cracking open your favorite brew.  It appears that the myth surrounding black cats as bad luck is relatively new.  This bad wrap is associated with the Puritanical view of witches and their supernatural pets.  Starting in the 12th century, folks believed that a witch could transform into a black cat nine times. This is probably where their reputation for having multiple lives began too. But well before that, the ebony coated feline was a sign of good luck.  From Ancient Egypt to Old England, Scotland and Japan, black cats were thought of as a symbol of good fortune.  They were even given as a wedding present for hundreds of years. On National Black Cat Day, break with superstition and find yourself some good feline fortune.   I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

National Day Calendar
October 26, 2021 – National Tennessee Day | National Mule Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 2:30


Some Places Roll Out The Red Carpet For The Oddest Reasons. Welcome to October 26, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate the Southern hospitality of our feathered friends and the workhorse of the Old West.  If you find yourself in Memphis, Tennessee, it's likely because you are there to visit Graceland. But once you're done exploring Elvis Presley's mansion, head downtown to the Peabody Hotel. Here you'll find one of the most unique traditions in the country. Each day, there's a duck parade at the Peabody. The hotel literally rolls out the red carpet and leads a procession of ducks through the lobby. As the web-footed celebrities pass by onlookers, they get into the elevator and go to their “Duck Palace” on the roof. It's National Tennessee Day, when we celebrate the Volunteer State and all its citizens. Feathered and otherwise.  One of the great unsung heroes of the Old West wasn't even a person. It was the mule. These animals are a hybrid of a female horse and a male donkey, and they inherited the best traits from each of their parents. Mules are athletic and intelligent.  They also have greater range of vision and are more sure footed than either the horse or donkey.  Plus they are more even tempered. All of these traits added up to one perfect animal for helping settlers expand across America. Mules could carry heavy loads, walk longer distances, and navigate rugged terrain and they were the perfect pack animal and companion for cowboys. On National Mule Day, tip your hat to the animal that helped tame the West, and did so without any complaints.  I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

National Day Calendar
October 26, 2021 - National Tennessee Day | National Mule Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 3:45


Welcome to October 26, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate the Southern hospitality of our feathered friends and the workhorse of the Old West.  If you find yourself in Memphis, Tennessee, it's likely because you are there to visit Graceland. But once you're done exploring Elvis Presley's mansion, head downtown to the Peabody Hotel. Here you'll find one of the most unique traditions in the country. Each day, there's a duck parade at the Peabody. The hotel literally rolls out the red carpet and leads a procession of ducks through the lobby. As the web-footed celebrities pass by onlookers, they get into the elevator and go to their “Duck Palace” on the roof. It's National Tennessee Day, when we celebrate the Volunteer State and all its citizens. Feathered and otherwise.  One of the great unsung heroes of the Old West wasn't even a person. It was the mule. These animals are a hybrid of a female horse and a male donkey, and they inherited the best traits from each of their parents. Mules are athletic and intelligent. They also have greater range of vision and are more sure footed than either the horse or donkey. Plus they are more even tempered. All of these traits added up to one perfect animal for helping settlers expand across America. Mules could carry heavy loads, walk longer distances, and navigate rugged terrain and they were the perfect pack animal and companion for cowboys. On National Mule Day, tip your hat to the animal that helped tame the West, and did so without any complaints.  I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

National Day Calendar
October 25, 2021 - Chucky, The Notorious Killer Doll Day | National Greasy Food Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 3:45


Welcome to October 25, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate creepy dolls and greasy spoons.  For those of you who aren't Chucky fans, you have a pass. All others, get your popcorn and beverage of choice and hit play! I'm talking of course about Chucky, the Notorious Killer Doll movies. Some who celebrate, dress up as Chucky and collect his merchandise, while others read up on the behind the scene facts on the many Chucky fan pages. The creepy horror flick staple of the 1980s has a full name - Charles Lee Ray, which is a mash up of three real life and notorious killers. Can you guess who they are? On Chucky, The Notorious Killer Doll Day, test your movie trivia knowledge or stay sane like the rest of us and watch a good comedy. The name may not sound very nice, but there's something great about a greasy spoon. I don't mean a utensil you need to wash, I'm talking about a good old fashioned diner. Since the 1920s, diners have been an American favorite, and there's no better place to get a quick meal, especially a late-night one. And what's the best thing on the menu? It's a matter of taste, but whatever it is, it's probably fried. Yes, we try to avoid fried foods most of the time, but every so often, it's great to live a little and gobble down a plate of fries, onion rings, or fried chicken. Even the healthiest person has a soft spot for some greasy food now and again. On National Greasy Food Day, celebrate this excuse for sidling up to the counter at your favorite local diner. I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

National Day Calendar
October 25, 2021 – Chucky, The Notorious Killer Doll Day | National Greasy Food Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 2:30


When It Comes To This Kind Of Food, Everyone Has A Favorite. Welcome to October 25, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate creepy dolls and greasy spoons.  For those of you who aren't Chucky fans, you have a pass.  All others, get your popcorn and beverage of choice and hit play!  I'm talking of course about Chucky, the Notorious Killer Doll movies.  Some who celebrate, dress up as Chucky and collect his merchandise,  while others read up on the behind the scene facts on the many Chucky fan pages.  The creepy horror flick staple of the 1980s has a full name - Charles Lee Ray, which is a mash up of three real life and notorious killers.  Can you guess who they are?  On Chucky, The Notorious Killer Doll Day, test your movie trivia knowledge or stay sane like the rest of us and watch a good comedy. The name may not sound very nice, but there's something great about a greasy spoon. I don't mean a utensil you need to wash, I'm talking about a good old fashioned diner. Since the 1920s, diners have been an American favorite, and there's no better place to get a quick meal, especially a late-night one. And what's the best thing on the menu? It's a matter of taste, but whatever it is, it's probably fried. Yes, we try to avoid fried foods most of the time, but every so often, it's great to live a little and gobble down a plate of fries, onion rings, or fried chicken. Even the healthiest person has a soft spot for some greasy food now and again. On National Greasy Food Day, celebrate this excuse for sidling up to the counter at your favorite local diner. I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

National Day Calendar
October 24, 2021 – National Mother-In-Law Day | National Bologna Day

National Day Calendar

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 2:30


This Lunch Meat Has A First Name That Hasn't Changed For Centuries. Welcome to October 24, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate magical mother-in-laws and the first name in lunch meat.  Okay, we're getting close to Halloween and if you think celebrating National Mother-In-Law Day is more than a little scary, here's something to lighten your spirits.  The most magical, fictional mother-in-law award goes to … Agnes Moorhead as Endora on Bewitched.  Not only did she possess witchy powers, she knew just how to wilt her son in law, Darren by simply refusing to call him by his real name.  Durwood, Darwin, Dum Dum, What's his name… Rumor has it that she hung out with Atilla the Hun, so this mother-in-law could be brutal.  If you can relate then celebrate this day with caution.  Best to avoid being turned into a toad.  On the other hand if you have a gem of a Mother-In-Law you'll probably want to thank your lucky stars. Some foods leave behind the identity of the city or place they came from to take on a new role here in America. Bologna is one of these food immigrants.  Beginning its life as mortadella, the beloved sausage meat came from the city of Bologna in Italy.  Here, the papacy protected the recipe in 1661, to ensure it would be made with the right amount of lean pork, speckled with lumps of lard. In the United States bologna took off as a cheaper food during the Great Depression, with the war era war practice of rationing.  But perhaps its greatest break came from a jingle in the 1970s.  On National Bologna Day we celebrate the success of this immigrant whose first name has remained unchanged for almost 400 years.  I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.