ARRRRR . . . .It’s Talk Like A Pirate Day! No, Seriously! It is!

Sep 19th


Good Morning!  We are on the downhill slide to the weekend!  I don’t know how the week has been going for you, but it is absolutely RACING by for me!  Love it when that happens.  Of course, I’m the first to complain that Christmas is around the corner, I  haven’t given a thought to Thanksgiving yet, and the person at the desk next to me is chiming in regularly about how many days there are until Christmas, but I still like the anticipation of looking forward to the weekend.

Ahoy, Matey! Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day?  This is a day just for fun and to let the pirate in each of us out to play.  Sometimes a day just for fun is exactly what we need.  Silly releases stress so let some of that go today by talking like  a pirate!  So, where did this silly day start?  Well, John Baur and Mark Summers created the concept of International Talk Like A Pirate Day on June 6, 1995.  They were playing racquetball and began to talk to each other in “pirate-speak”.  After leaving the court they decided that this sort of day was just what everyone needed, so after much thought, Mark Summers picked September 19th as the date, since it was his wife’s birthday.  (I have to wonder how SHE feels about sharing her day with pirate talking silly folks!)  And that’s how this day was born!  Arrrr!!!!

This Day In History

1873 Black Friday: Jay Cooke & Co fails, causing a securities panic

Food Celebration of the Day

National Butterscotch Pudding Day – Butterscotch pudding may not be as popular as vanilla or chocolate, but it certain is good.  If you like butterscotch, then maybe the thought already has your mouth watering!  Like all food related special days, it is easy to participate and gives us good reason to enjoy a tasty dessert. A funny story about Butterscotch pudding . . . years ago when my daughter was about 14 or so, she reached into the cupboard to make some vanilla pudding for her little brother, but when she opened the package, the contents didn’t match the box and she’d gotten butterscotch instead of vanilla.  Neither of my kids were overly enthusiastic about butterscotch, so she decided to let the company know how unhappy she was with the problem of the mismatched package, thinking maybe they’d send a couple of coupons for free pudding.  What she got?  $100!  Yep, they sent her a check for $100 and a whole handful of free coupons.  Wow!  I never want to endorse complaining for the sake of complaining, but this company took care of the problem and kept a loyal customer.   Here are some butterscotch pudding recipes to get you started on your celebration.  I hope you enjoy at least one of them!

I hope your Thursday is wonderful in every way.  Next time we meet we’ll be on Friday and the countdown of the hours to the weekend.  God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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