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This week the theme is Field Trips.
The field trip i'll always remember
didn't happen when i was a child,
no the kids are the stars of the story
on a day that was temperate and mild.
In the spring after 9/11
our state's children wanted to aid
in buying New York a new firetruck
they'd been trying and inroads were made.
The preschool where attended my littles
and where i was lunch lady each day
had happily raised a donation
to take the Governor straightaway.
The day came and we saw the Governor,
at his mansion, welcomed with a smile,
he was gracious and kind and we all saw
that our Governor does live in style!
As we left, we were all offered cookies
by a staffer with a great big plate,
my kids thought that was the greatest,
it would their sweet tooth quite sate.
Bigger Girl took her first bite and told me,
"Mom look! These have pecans, too!"
My eyes opened wide, asked a friend,
"Watch my kids, there's something i gotta do!"
Taking off at a run i did get there,
Chris and Kevin were right at the door,
"Don't let them have cookies!" i called out,
which rooted them all to the floor.
"The cookies have nuts!" i exclaimed,
"They're allergic," i said to the staff.
The backpacks were all at the school,
with their epi-pens, oh, what a gaffe!
As much as we enjoyed the field trip
Bigger Girl was the star of the show,
since i hadn't taken a cookie
her comment was what let me know.
The lesson is easy to see here,
when on a field trip you go,
don't forget if a child has a medi-kit,
take it, 'cause you never know!
Bureflux -- Discordian Calendar
Canterbury South Provincial Anniversary Day -- Canterbury South, New Zealand
Cobweb Pie Making Day -- Fairy Calendar
Dia de la Bandera Nacional -- Ecuador (Day of the National Flag)
Dominion Day -- New Zealand
European Day of Languages -- European Union
Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children(TM) -- US (sponsored by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, encouraging everyone to have a meal with the family, because all the studies show it's good for you!)
Festival of Venus Genetrix -- Ancient Roman Calendar
Ghatasthapana Dashain Festival-- Nepal (start of a nine-day Hindu festival, the longest and most auspicious festival in the Nepalese annual calendar)
International Tool Day -- internet generated, now gladly embraced by toolmakers
Johnny Appleseed Day -- birth anniversary of John Chapman
Love Note Day -- take pen and paper and send that special someone a love note today, the idea of Leona Hamel of QC, Canada
Mesothelioma Awareness Day -- bringing to light this cancer caused by asbestos exposure
National Pancake Day
Navaratri Dussehra -- Hindu (nine-day Festival of Durga, wife of Shiva; local dates of observance may vary)
Old Holy Rood Day -- OS calendar (the day blackberries become unsafe for picking) related observance
Mid-Autumn Day -- Scottish Highlands (traditional; considered the day harts begin to mate and a weather prognostication day)
Queen's Birthday Holiday -- WA, Australia
Rosh Hashanah -- Judaism (began last night at sundown, through tomorrow at sundown)
Search for Your Baseball Cards Again Day -- on lots of trivia sites; recommended because you never know
September Revolution Day -- Yemen (a/k/a First Revolution Day)
Stanislav Petrov Day -- remembering the day in 1983 when Comrade Petrov was given the order to return nuclear fire due to a faulty alarm system; he defied the order for hours, refusing to return fire believing it was a false alarm, which indeed was correct, and his disobedience saved the world!
Sts. Cosmas and Damian's Day (Patrons of apothecaries/druggists/pharmacists, barbers, blind people, chemical industry/manufacturers, doctors/physicians/surgeons, hairdressers, midwives, people with hernias; Alberobello, Italy; Ossimo, Italy; against blindness and pestilence) related observance:
Begin now to lay in supplies for your Michaelmas supper on the 29th
United States Postal Service Day -- US (the first postmaster general under the current constitution, Samuel Osgood, was appointed this day in 1789)
World Contraception Day -- International
Serena Williams, 1981
Lawrence Leritz, 1962
Melissa Sue Anderson, 1962
Linda Hamilton, 1956
Jane Smiley, 1949
Mary Beth Hurt, 1948
Olivia Newton-John, 1948
Lynn Anderson, 1947
Brian Ferry, 1945
Anne Robinson, 1944
Kent McCord, 1942
Julie London, 1926
Jack LaLanne, 1914
George Gershwin, 1898
T.S. Eliot, 1888
Edmund Gwenn, 1877
John "Johnny Appleseed" Chapman, 1774
St. Francis of Assisi, 1181
"Knight Rider"(TV), 1982
"The Brady Bunch"(TV), 1969
"Hawaii Five-O"(TV), 1968
"Gilligan's Island"(TV), 1964
"The Beverly Hillbillies"(TV), 1962
"West Side Story"(Musical), 1957
"Lucia di Lammermoor"(Opera), 1835
"The Gladiator"(Play), 1831
Today in History:
In keeping a vow he made at the Battle of Pharsalus, Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix, BC 46
Sir Francis Drake returns to England with Spanish treasure, 1580
In a battle between Venetians and Turks in Athens, the Parthenon and Acropolis are seriously damaged, 1687
New Jersey passes a bill requiring a license to practice medicine, 1772
Thomas Jefferson is appointed the first Secretary of State of the US, 1789
Colonel Robert Gibbon Johnson proved tomatoes weren't poisonous by eating several on the steps of the courthouse in Salem, New Jersey, 1820
The Diamond Match Company patents book matches, 1892
New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire, 1907
Indonesia is admitted to the United Nations, 1950
Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time, 1973
The United Kingdom agrees to the handover of Hong Kong, 1984
An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse, 1997
Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel, 2008
Georgia changes its second language from Russian to English, 2010
Saudi Arabia announces it is overturning its ban on women driving, the last country in the world to do so, 2017
108 pilot whales survive out of a total of 458 in Australia's largest mass stranding at Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania, 2020