To All Of The Left-Handers Out There – This Day Is For You!

Aug 13th

As I sit here, typing away, I am already missing the long summer days, when it was daylight already at 5 a.m. – making it so much easier to get out of bed.  The morning is so quiet and peaceful – it would be nice to be able to enjoy it for awhile before racing through the morning routine to get out the door for work.  It’s nearly dark by 8:30 again, and the sun hasn’t joined us until after 5:30.  Before we know it we’ll be deep in the thick of what I call “Mole Season”.  I go to work in the dark and come home in the dark.  I know – we all do – I need to stop whining.  I’ll enjoy the early morning sun while I still can, and welcome the cool days of fall that are right around the corner when they get here.

Left Handers Day – Are you a leftie?  My Dad is.  We’ve had the dinner table shuffle all of my life.  If you don’t do the shuffle properly then you end up bashing elbows with Dad while eating and he, and whoever he’s sitting next to, end up with food all over their shirts.  It becomes habit after a bit – you just automatically watch for where Dad’s elbows are at meal time. hahaha I feel bad for Left Handed people though.  Since most of the population is right handed, the world is set up for them.  When you were in school did you ever see a left-handed desk?  Not likely.  I’m not even sure if they exist.  Many left handed items cost more than those for right handed people.  Novelty coffee mugs are made with the picture or words situated for a right handed pick-up.  Most scissors are for right handed folks, and if you don’t know the difference, then you obviously have never tried to cut left handed with right handed scissors!  Even computer mice are set up for right handed people, so the lefties just adapt and use them backwards! How frustrating!  Did you know that right-handed people operate in the left side of their brain?  Left handed people use the right side – so I’ve even heard left handed people say that they are the only ones in their right minds! hahahaha that’s funny!  I have a dear friend who is left handed, and she has the most beautiful handwriting.  It slants in that special way that only lefties can do, but with this artistic swirl to it.  Very pretty!  Here are some interesting left handed facts and trivia for you today:

Sinistrophobia is the fear of left-handedness or things on the left side. 

While many people are left handed, very few are 100% left handed. For example, many Left handers golf and bat right handed. On the other hand, there is a high percentage of righties who are 100% right-handed. 

Lefties are also called “southpaws”. The term was coined in baseball to describe a left handed pitcher.

Tuesdays are Lefties luck day.

Only about 10% of the population is left handed.

During the 1600’s people, thought left handers were witches and warlocks. 

International Left Hander’s Day was first celebrated on August 13, 1976. It was started by Lefthander’s International.

It is believed that all polar bears are left handed.    
Think about it: Everyone is a Left Hander in Left Hand, West Virginia. Lefthander’s Slogan: “Everyone is born right-handed. Only the greatest overcome it”. …Brilliant Author unknown

This Day In History

1521 – Spanish defeat the Aztecs Indians and conquerors Mexico City.

Food Celebration of the Day

National Filet Mignon Day – Sliced from the short portion of the tenderloin, the filet mignon — meaning petite fillet — is one of the most tender (and priciest) cuts of beef.  Personally I’m not overly fond of it because everywhere I’ve ever seen it it’s really bloody. I don’t mind my beef slightly pink, but I’d like it to at least not be making mooing noises! Now the New York . . . but that’s a different celebration.  Enjoy!

Well, we were a little light on celebrations, but they were fun.  Being raised with a left-handed Dad, some of those details were new to me.  I’m hoping they were for you too.  Have a wonderful Tuesday and hoping once the sun comes up it’ll be another beautiful August day.  God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow.

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