Remember When Area Codes Meant Something?

Nov 10th

monday009I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and are greeting Monday well rested and ready for the week!  Mine was a lovely combination of being busy, and hanging out watching movies with hubby.  Truth is that we got a LOT done around the house yesterday, which makes the relaxation  very well deserved.  Let’s just leap into this week with both feet and enjoy every moment of it!

 

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Area Code Day Because so many people have cell phones, area codes aren’t as important as they used to be.  Area codes USED to be a point of prestige, and those of us who remember as far back as party lines remember the time when someone’s area code told you about where they lived, because they set boundary definitions.  Seems like just yesterday, doesn’t it?  I know that the children of today won’t have any clue about area codes when they are grown – many teens and young adults don’t even.  I still find myself looking at an area code and automatically assuming where the call is coming from.

 

 

 

 

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Forget Me Not Day – This is a day to remember family, friends and loved ones.  Many folks use this day to get in touch with people they haven’t seen in awhile, those people you don’t want to forget you, of course!  Though this day is intended to remember the living, many people also use it to memorialize a loved one who is no longer with us.  Some suggestions for celebrating this one would be to maybe send out Forget-Me-Not E-cards to everyone in your address book, send Forget-Me-Not flowers to people (aren’t these out of season right now though?),  give Forget Me Not flower seed packets since they are easy to mail, or just give someone a call you haven’t talked to in a long time.  Honestly, if you are going to mail out anything, perhaps this is one to plan ahead for next year, and just stick with the e-cards and phone calls for today.

 

Poll-Who-is-Your-Favorite-Sesame-Street-Muppet_featured_article_628x371Sesame Street Day – Wow – one of the shows we grew up with has a birthday today!  On this day in 1969, “Sesame Street” debuted, turning out to be a TV show that would teach generations of young children the alphabet and how to count.  “Sesame Street” with its catchy and memorable theme song, became the most widely viewed children’s program in the world.  It has aired in more than 120 countries!  The show was created by Joan Ganz Cooney, who was a documentary producer for public television.  The goal was to create programming for preschoolers that was entertaining and educational, and that would help prepare 3-5 year old kids for kindergarten.  “Sesame Street” was set in a fictional New York neighborhood and included ethnically diverse characters and positive social messages.  Since the show began, it is estimated that over 74 million Americans have watched “Sesame Street”.  Today it is guessed that 8 million people tune in to the show each week in the United States alone!  Great, now I have the song stuck in my head.

 

usmc_logo1USMC Birthday – Happy Birthday United States Marine Corps!!!  Did you know that the Marine Corps were created during the Revolutionary War?  The Continental Congress of the newly created United States of America authorized the creation of the Continental Marines on November 10th, 1775.  It was later renames the U.S. Marine Corps, and is often abbreviated as USMC.  The Marine Corps  has proudly participated in every war that has involved the United States.  If you see a Marine today, thank them for their contributions to protecting our country. Active or retired, they deserve our thanks and our appreciation.     

This Day In History

1775 – The United States Marine Corps was created. 1951 – Direct dial telephone service is first available coast to coast. 1969 – Sesame Street premiered on PBS television. 1975 – The Edmund Fitzgerald and it’s entire crew is lost during a storm on Lake Superior.

Food Celebration of the Day –

 

Vanilla-CupcakesNational Vanilla Cupcake Day – There’s nothing “plain” about vanilla beans: Culled from the vanilla orchid, they’re one of the most expensive spices on the market!

 

Time to venture out into the cold, dark morning and get to work.  God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!AmericanFlagCrossandPrayingHands

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