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In addition to being Tell a Story Day, it is also:

National Arbor Day: While some states will celebrate Arbor Day on a different day, more suited to the best time to plant trees in their climate, today is the nationally recognized day to re-forest. So, get out there and plant a tree!

Morse Code Day: Today marks the birthdate of Samuel Morse, the inventor of the famouse Morse Code.

Babe Ruth Day: One of baseball’s greatest heroes ever, the Sultan of Swat, is honored today.

National Hairball Awareness Day: Most people think that cat ownership is a minimal investment, time wise. And for the most part, they’d be right. No long walks, no intensive behavioral training.   And in most cases, minimal grooming, since most cats prefer to groom themselves. However, cats who don’t get groomed by their pet people are far more prone to hair ingestion, with the nasty side effect of hairballs being harked up.  So get a brush appropriate to your feline friend’s coat, and lend a hand. Your kitty’s tummy (not to mention your rugs) will thank you.

National Prime Rib Day: So tender, so delicious! Prime Rib is one of the most prized cuts of meat available. Check with your local fine dining establishment and see if they have any specials in honor of this Prime Holiday

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In addition to being Jelly Bean Day, it is also:

Earth Day: You probably already knew this- it’s all over the news. A day to recognize our obligation to the Earth, to take a step to protect and repay it for all that it does for us.  Pick up your trash, plant something, learn to compost.  Do SOMETHING to make the planet a better place for all living things. My family celebrates Earth Day by reading Dr Suess’s The Lorax, planting seeds, and a walk around the neighborhood to collect trash that has been uncovered by the melting snow. Although this year, the snow melted very early, so there will be less to collect today.

Girl Scout Leader Day: The Hallmark site says it best- anyone who volunteers to be trapped in the woods with a bunch of loud, rambunctious tweens deserves a merit badge of their own- in Patience. In all seriousness, the Girl Scouts organization does a lot of amazing things with young girls, encouraging and enabling them to become full, well rounded members of society. Today is a great day to appreciate the good that the Girl Scout Leaders do for our society.


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