What better than celebrating the birth of our country than by also celebrating Country Music! I mean, one sort of goes in hand with the other! Now I know there are a lot of people who don’t like performers like Conway Twitty and Johnny Cash but country music is changing and becoming more like the old Rock N’ Roll of the 70’s and 80’s, and you would be hard pressed to find country artists who are not patriotic. So, at least for today, enjoy some country music and listen to people who love this country instead of people who hate everything about the USA.
How to celebrate – Listen to some Country Music. Give the newer country music a chance. Celebrate the birth of the United States.
So if you have a garden, and a problem with crows, then you may need a scarecrow. Or, if you want to recreate a part of the Wizard of Oz, get ready for Halloween, or just have some old clothes you need to use for something… a scarecrow is a great idea! In theory,they are supposed to scare away the birds that eat the seeds planted in a field or garden, but birds aren’t really very afraid of them. (If they could walk or chase after the birds then the birds might be scared off) Hence, if you want to make a scarecrow great! That said, you may want to find another reason for than keeping your seeds safe. Today always falls on the 1st Sunday in July.
How to celebrate – Build a scarecrow. Plant a garden. Watch the Wizard of Oz.
If you ever wanted to compete in a cherry pit spitting contest, today is the day to get started. It began back in 1974 with Herb Teichman in Eau Claire, NH who created the event with contestants ending up spitting a cherry seed over 100’4″ as the world record. That’s 1/3 the length of a football field! The event is always held on the first Saturday in July. If you break the record does that make you a professional cherry spitter?
How to celebrate – Start a cherry spitting even of your own. Practice spitting cherry pits and see how you fair. Visit Eau Claire, NH on the first Saturday in July.
So do you believe in UFO’s? Unidentified Flying Objects have been around forever, even in the days the pyramids were built they reported flying saucers. Today, however, marks the day Mac Brazel reportedly discovered the remains of a UFO wreck in or around Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. The territory is known now better as Area 51. Of course the government still denies there is anything to it but you do have to wonder when they keep heavily armed guards protection the area from unwanted visitors. And since UFO’s can’t be limited to just the US, the day has become international!
How to celebrate – Watch for UFO’s. Visit Area 51. Put an ad in the paper saying you are willing to be abducted and see if any aliens reply.
We more commonly call meteors “Fallen Stars” or “Shooting Stars” and a lot of us watch the sky for them, sometimes to make a wish, other times just to marvel at the universe around us. A meteor is not all that interesting actually, it is space dust (or junk) and ice, making it’s way through our atmosphere looking like a ball of fire. They can somewhat be projected with January, April, May, July, August, October, November and December having the most activity. Check you internet for what meteor showers normal come when.
How to celebrate – Catch a falling star… (No don’t really, you won’t like the results). Watch for “Shooting Stars”. Become a student of Astronomy.
Most people think George Eastman invented the camera, he did not. True, he invented a lot of things to go with the camera but not the camera itself. The idea of the camera has been around for a very, very long time but it is generally accepted that Joseph Nicephore Niepce, a Frenchman, invented the first working camera as we know it today back in 1816. Matthew Brady popularized the camera with his work during the American Civil War and then, of course, George Eastman brought the camera to nearly every household in America.
How to celebrate – Learn to use a camera. Your cell phones have some of the finest cameras ever made. Become a professional camera person.
Insurance had to begin somewhere which means that insurance agents had to begin somewhere as well. I didn’t find a name who started it. (Though I admit I didn’t look real hard) I kinda wonder if it wasn’t some guy named Vinnie who said somewhere along the way “You need some protection” from bad things that might happen to you. Never mind that Vinnie was the bad thing that was going to happen. Now we have insurance for nearly everything in life! (Thank Lords of London) which costs us nearly as much as having those accidents happen in the first place!
How to celebrate – Avoid people named Vinnie. Start an insurance company that insures you from insurance companies. Become a secret agent, insurance agent, agent.
Believe it or not, sunglasses are not only cool, but a healthy tool to protect your eyes from harmful ultra violet rays from the sun. Sure, you may end up looking like a movie star, international spy or a secret service agent but those are just an added bonus to wearing them. You remember the old ad, “Whose behind those Foster Grants?” (If you do you are probably old like me) The other added advantage can be watching anyone, or thing, with no one catching on to what you are really looking at. Of course that can be bad as well.
How to celebrate – Pick out some cool shades for yourself. Make sure your sunglasses are Foster Grants! (Are they even in business anymore?) Pretend you are an international secret service movie star!
We have all been wronged by someone, we have all wronged someone. In order to receive forgiveness we need to forgive ourselves. Today is all about live and let live and forgiving someone for what they have done wrong, and maybe most important of all is that we learn how to forgive ourselves for the things we have knowing done wrong ourselves. If God can forgive us, then we should be able to forgive ourselves as well as others. Today was created by the Christian Embassy, Christ’s Ambassadors of Vancouver. British Columbia, Canada.
How to celebrate – Forgive those who have offended or upset you. Forgive yourself for things you have done wrong. Forgive government… for they know not what they do.
The log cabin was once a primary home for the expansion of the United States. It was easy to build, (Relatively) cheap, and could be build quickly. Presidents Andrew Jackson, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant and James Garfield were all born in log cabins. I suppose if it was good enough for them, it’s good enough for us. However, the log cabin of old is not exactly what it is today. Today was created by Virginia Handy for the Log Cabin Society, Bad Axe Historical, in Michigan, on June 25th 1986.
How to celebrate – Build your own log cabin. Spend a vacation going from one log cabin area to the next comparing them. Buy some Lincoln Logs.