Living in sub tropical South Florida, my very dear friend, Donatella, and I don’t own many sweaters. And of course all of our clothes are beautiful. So when Ugly Sweater Day comes along it gives us a chance to go shopping! Shopping for the ugliest sweater you can find is truly giggle worthy. There’s no shortage of ugly clothing in the world. Donatella always has us start out at a Tommy Hilfiger store. She says Hilfiger is like the Walmart of the fashion world and nobody has a better selection of ugly clothing than Hilfiger! Donatella and I came home with … Continue reading Ugly Christmas Sweater Day!
UPDATE: The council has reversed it’s decision and OutVets will be allowed to march in the 115 year old South Boston Allied War Veterans Council St. Patrick’s Day parade. It appears there may be problems within the Veteran’s Council though. The screen capture below is from the Facebook page of a group that has withdrawn from the council. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Two years ago, history was made in Boston when OutVets, an organization composed of Gay veterans, was invited to march in the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day parade put on by the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council. That invitation came after a lawsuit … Continue reading UPDATE: Gay Veterans Will March In St Pats With Rainbows
One of the most famous photographs ever taken. The identities of the subjects were never discovered. Continue reading Victory Day; August 14, 1945
Happy 4th of July. May next year’s be Trump free. Continue reading Happy 4th of July!
The Gay Pride parades you see across the world in the month of June have their roots in the Stonewall riot of 1969. Stonewall Inn circa 1969 Back then, the Stonewall Inn was the largest gay bar in the United States but, like all gay bars at that time, it was subject to raids by the police simply because the patrons were gay. On June 28th, 1969, after an early morning raid, those arrested decided to protest and fight back against being arrested because of their sexual orientation. This sparked other protests and a wakeup call to LGBT individuals across … Continue reading Pride 2016
Happy Selfie Day! Go ahead, take just one. And happy National Giraffe day too. And your welcome, Mrs Queen. User Actions Follow The Royal FamilyVerified account@RoyalFamily I am most grateful for the many digital messages of goodwill I have received and would like to thank you all for your kindness. Elizabeth R. RETWEETS4,974 LIKES12,623 4:27 AM – 21 Jun 2016 Continue reading Happy Selfie Day. And National Giraffe Day.
Celebrating the art of dance, international dance day was established in 1982 to bring attention to all forms of dance around the world. Check your local listings for any dance events in your area today…or hit the club tonight and dance. Continue reading International Dance Day; April 29 2016
The first National Superhero Day was in 1995. Originally it was intended to encourage people to do extraordinary things in their communities, now it celebrates the men and women who risk their lives for others on a daily basis.And I guess I’m celebrating those individuals on the campaign trail who offer us daily entertainment. Continue reading Happy National Superhero Day!; April 28, 2016
The theme of Earth Day 2016 is Trees For The Earth.planting trees. This is the 46th annual earth day and also marks the signing of the Paris Agreement. World leaders from 175 countries came together to sign the agreement limiting global warming to under 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees F), as compared to pre-industrial levels. That’s the good news.The bad news is that February of 2016 was the warmest month recorded and there were several points where the global temperature hit that 2 degrees Celsius. This is the temperature that scientists have long warned about as the point of no return. The … Continue reading Earth Day 2016, Good News And Bad News
It’s National Hug A Newsperson Day so many of your favorite newspeople are in hiding. Actually, the day is meant to acknowledge the people who bring you the news. Some of them get to be like family members. Use the hashtag #NationalHugaNewspersonDay and say thanks! Continue reading It’s #NationalHugaNewspersonDay