World Porridge Day – A Cause Worth Giving Some Thought To Supporting

Oct 10th

I’d like to start off this day by wishing my daughter and her hubby a wonderful 3rd wedding anniversary.  I know that they have a fun day planned together.  May their years together be blessed, filled with the making of happy memories, and may they grow ever stronger in their love for each other.

Well, I’m heading back to work today, box of Puff’s with lotion in my bag, and prepared to spend a good portion of the day using antibacterial lotion.  I would feel awful if I infected my co-workers, so I’ll be extra careful.  I am feeling better than yesterday, so that’s something right?

Naval Academy Day –  The United States Naval Academy was established this day in 1845, with 50 midshipmen students and seven professors.  The curriculum included mathematics, navigation, gunnery, steam, chemistry, English, natural philosophy and French.  This new curriculum required midshipmen to study at the academy for four years, and to train aboard ships each summer.  This basic format remains at the academy to this day!  Happy Birthday U.S. Naval Academy!

World Porridge Day – Today we celebrate Scotland’s traditional national dish to help feed needy children in some of the poorest countries around the world.  The small Scottish Highland village of Carrbridge, which is home of the annual World Porridge Making Championship (I didn’t know there WAS one!) has teamed up with Mary’s Meals, a Scottish based charity.  Mary’s Meals, which has its international headquarters out of a tin shed in the Argyll area of the Scottish Highlands, has one simple mission, to provide a daily meal in a place of education so that poor children are attracted to the classroom where they can gain a basic education that can give them a way out of poverty in their futures.  Mary’s Meals works in 16 of the poorest countries in the world, providing daily school meals for over 500,000 hungry children.  In Malawi a daily mug of maize-based “likuni phala” is an incentive for kids to go to school.  This gives them nutrition that they so desperately need, and the chance to get an education. This is a simple and cost effect meal that costs approximately $10 to feed a child in Malawi for an entire year.  You can support this worthy cause by getting together with family, friends or co-workers to host your own World Porridge Day fundraising event.  Just cook up a big pot of hearty porridge, or maybe oatmeal cookies or pancakes, and ask everyone to make a donation – doesn’t matter whether it is big or small, to help support Mary’s Meals.  If you’re interested you can email for details.

Food Celebration of the Day

National Angel Food Cake Day  –     Angel food cake is a sponge cake that you can keep simple or make fancy for a  real treat.  It’s easy to celebrate this one – just buy or make an angel food cake, top it with fruit or pudding and whipped cream, and enjoy!  Angel food cake is typically vanilla-flavored. But why stop there? It’s equally delicious with chocolate, lemon, cranberry and even blackberry flavoring.

Have a wonderful day!  I hope you escape getting this yuck that is going around in my area.Fortify yourselves with lots of vitamin C and take care of yourselves!  I don’t wish this on anyone – it’s such a bother!  God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!


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