Today is the last day of spring. It’s a little hard to believe how fast the year has passed so far, isn’t it? Not only that, it’s my “baby” brother’s birthday. Wow, he’s 43. A little hard to believe sometimes. I know he doesn’t read my blog, but on the off chance he sees it through someone else – Happy Birthday! I’ll get in touch with him personally so he knows I’m thinking of him, but it never hurts to give a shout out here too, right?
American Bald Eagle Day – I love eagles. There is something so incredibly regal about them. It is no surprise that they are our national bird! In the early 1960s the number of nesting pairs of American bald eagles was less than 450 in the entire country. By the 1990s there were more than 4,500 adult bald eagle nesting pairs. On June 28, 2007 the U.S. Department of Interior removed them from the Endangered Species List, though they are still protected under other, more specific legislation. If you live somewhere that you may have the opportunity to see one of these magnificent birds, please take some time and a camera and give them the appreciation they deserve.
Ice Cream Soda Day – Have you ever been to an old fashioned soda fountain? You know, the sort of place that had the stools that you could sit right at the counter. The town I grew up in used to have one. When I was in Junior High and High School my friends and I would walk down the hill from school into town on Fridays, and go to the fountain to have a soda and some fries. There was something so special about it. We’d sit on those stools, swinging our legs and gossiping over our sodas like any normal teenager will do. I was quite sad when it closed a few years ago. I wish we had someplace like that again. So, what exactly IS an ice cream soda? It’s a great treat on a hot summer day, and usually consists of ice cream, soda water and some sort of flavored syrup. It’s a like a root beer float, except the flavors are unique to the person ordering them, or making them. They are delicious and fun, and if you’re fortunate, they bring back a lot of memories from childhood. Here are a few different ideas for them from www.food.com!
- Brown Cow
- Chocoberry Splash
- Coffee Ice Cream Soda
- Orange Ice Cream Soda
- Triple-Play Ice Cream Soda
- Egg Cream
- Purple Cow
Today was a little short on celebrations, but the ones we had were really good ones! Easy to celebrate and just about guaranteed to put a smile on your face. God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!