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Pearl Harbor Day ~~ Dec 7

Hello people! Once again I’m here to give you a rundown on what is celebrated on this day, December 7.

We all pretty much know Pearl Harbor Day is today. That day that will ‘live in infamy’. I hope you will give a few minutes of silence for remembering all those people who gave their lives on this day in history.

There are of course other things also being celebrated today.

Here is my list:

 

Pearl Harbor Day ~~ is in remembrance of the day that Japan attacked the Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941. This attack brought Americans together and more efforts were put into defeating Japan and contributed to the US participation in World War II.

Letter Writing Day ~~ Ah, the hand written letter. Remember those? Do you remember when you last wrote one? Been a while I bet. With today’s technology, Smartphones, computers, emails, texts, not many people write letters by hand anymore. I think it’s a great fun to get a letter in the mail just for me. Someone took time out of their busy lives to write to me and send it snail mail. Sure it takes longer to get to me. But when I get it (which happens almost never) it is something that means the world to me. I keep them forever and re-read them a million times. So hey, go ahead and write someone a letter, even a short note would be nice and mail it next time you go out. Make someone smile. (My address is………) ha-ha!

International Civil Aviation Day ~~This day is annually observed December 7 to raise awareness of the importance of international civil aviation and the role that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) plays in international air transport. The organization is a United Nations (UN) body responsible for developing international standards for aviation safety. This holiday was started by International Civil Aviation Organization in 1994 to mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Convention on International Civil Aviation which occurred on December 7th, 1944. In 1996, the United Nations officially recognized this as an international holiday. I love to fly in planes and I know the importance of safety, so this is a good one to celebrate.

National Cotton Candy Day ~~ Oh just thinking of all that spun sugar makes my teeth hurt and my blood sugars rise. Ha-ha! (Via Wikipedia)  Cotton candy was first recorded in Europe in the 18th century. At that time, spun sugar was an expensive, labor-intensive endeavor and was not generally available to the average person.  Machine-spun cotton candy was invented in 1897 by the dentist William Morrison and confectioner John C. Wharton and first introduced to a wide audience at the 1904 World’s Fair as “Fairy Floss” with great success, selling 68,655 boxes at 25¢ per box (equivalent to $6 per box today). Joseph Lascaux, a dentist from New Orleans, Louisiana, invented a similar cotton candy machine in 1921. In fact, the Lascaux patent named the sweet confection “cotton candy” and the “fairy floss” name faded away, although it retains this name in Australia. In the 1970s an automatic cotton candy machine was created which made the product and packaged it. This made it easier to produce and available to sell at carnivals, fairs, and stores in the 1970s and on. Tootsie Roll of Canada Ltd., the world’s largest cotton-candy manufacturer, makes a bagged, fruit-flavored version called Fluffy Stuff.

Recipe Greetings for the Holidays Week ~~ Yes, I know the week is basically over with, but I just found this one today so I thought I would add it anyway. I’m a rebel that way. It’s suppose to be a week of sending recipes as greetings to people. Not sure where or how this one started, but my guess is with groups that exchange Christmas cookie recipes. It might be a fun thing to do! Too bad I didn’t find it sooner. Ah well, there is always next year.

 

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