What Do Friendship, Sisters, Forgiveness, the US Coast Guard and Catfish Have In Common? TODAY OF COURSE!
This morning started with a heavy, thick fog and the sound of the lighthouse foghorn sounding in the distance. In our area this usually means it’s going to be a gorgeous day, and sure enough! It’s BEAUTIFUL out! Now I just have to decide what to do with the day! For now, let’s see what celebrations we have going on.
Friendship Day – Today is the day to nurture relationships, whether they are new or old. It’s a very easy and fun day to celebrate because it can be as simple as just getting in touch with some old friends. A simple phone call, email or even an E-Card are great tools to do that. See if you can make plans to meet for coffee or lunch soon, but make the invitation today so it honors this celebration. No matter what way you choose to follow the spirit of the day, if you put your whole heart into it, it will be a wonderful day. Happy Friendship Day to Everyone!
Global Forgiveness Day is held on August 27th
Sister’s Day – If you have a sister today, celebrate her! Sisters are truly special and unique – I know my brother is awfully lucky to have me! (hehehe) Sure, you may argue and fight with your sister, but when it comes right down to it your sister has your best interest at heart and would likely do anything for you. Celebrate today by spending time with your sister, making is special for both of you. If you are far away from your sister, give her a call. I’m sure she will appreciate it. By the way, Hallmark has August 7th listed as Sister’s Day. They are only correct once every 7 years. It is the 1st Sunday in August – so now you know!
U.S. Coast Guard Day – The US Coast Guard honors the military branch that protects our waters and shorelines, and today we celebrate all Coast Guard personnel and their families. When my son joined the USCG when he was 17, leaving for basic training 3 days after his 18th birthday, I was under the mistaken impression that he would be performing his duties on our own shores. Apparently I was wrong. Many people don’t realize this but the Coast Guard is part of Homeland Security, and wherever we have Navy ships, we also have Coast Guard. In the first 4 years my son was performing his service he was sent to Cuba,, Haiti and Kuwait. So much for having him close to home, right? So, when was the US Coast Guard formed? On August 4, 1790, the Revenue Cutter Service was created by the U.S. Congress. Congress authorized the construction of ten cutters, which were built to enforce U.S. tariff laws. The Revenue Cutter Service was the predecessor to the U.S. Coast Guard. The name “Coast Guard” was first used in 1915. Today, we salute Coast Guard personnel, and we thank them, not just today, but every day, for the service they perform for our country.
- Baked & Breaded Yummy Catfish
- Southern-Fried Catfish Nuggets
- Southern Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish With Corn Relish
- Catfish With Pecan Brown Butter
- Blackened Catfish
- Catfish Fillets in Ginger Sauce
- Creole Catfish With Veggies & Basil Cream