Glad Nationwide Rubber Ducky Day! Youngsters and adults simply love rubber duckies. It’s a shower time favourite that places a smile on everybody’s faces. Toddlers and younger kids play with rubber duckies within the bathtub and toddler swimming swimming pools. Adults have rubber ducky races for money and prizes.
Here’s a reminiscence for you – Chances are high you recognize that the Sesame Road Muppet Ernie first sang the Rubber Ducky track, and it turned an notorious childhood track in (prepare for it) 1970. Yep, over 50 years in the past, the track reached #16 on the High 100 Chart. It stays one of many favourite childhood songs of all time.
Rubber duckies have a really lengthy historical past. It first appeared round 1880 and was manufactured from stable rubber and didn’t float. As World Conflict I and II got here, rubber was too costly, and so they had been manufactured from plastic or vinyl. Over time, design adjustments made them hole so they might float, and a small weight was added to the underside so they might float upright. Nevertheless, for all of the Rubber Ducky’s recognition, it wasn’t inducted to the Toy Corridor of Fame till 2013. FYI, I do have a rubber ducky, and it’s adorned with snowflakes.
And the dialogue continues. Some adjustments had been really useful to me by some new pals I made whereas social distancing in line at a neighborhood retailer. The topic of out of doors decorations got here up. It was urged that the decorations and inflatables be saved, however depart the lights up. Even when they’re multi coloured. My new pals stated that seeing lights gave them hope and had been cheerful, and the lights brighten the early darkness within the neighborhoods.
Then I recalled a dialog from years in the past with a gentleman from Herald who had a rare lengthy each day commute. He instructed me he would see the massive lit star on the high of our residence and knew he solely had a mile to go till he arrived residence. Seeing that star gave him that additional little bit of vitality to journey that final mile. And, in these instances, we’d like all the additional bits of vitality, hope and pleasure we will get.
So, in case you are of the thoughts to make somebody’s day and you continue to have your outdoors lights hooked up, flip them on or set the timer. You by no means know who you’ll have an effect on by seeing your lights. Because the track goes – “This little mild of mine, I’m going to let it shine ….”
One month till Valentine’s Day. Received any concepts to share on the best way to have fun? Usually we’d be planning to go someplace or making dinner reservations. However this 12 months will probably be a bit difficult. We might all do nicely to have fun the day by supporting our native eateries by buying our favourite take-out dinner and watch the Journey Channel for concepts we will use subsequent 12 months or, hopefully, in just a few months, and even the DIY channels for concepts to make extra enhancements to our properties.
And to not be forgotten – there are 345 buying days till Christmas. Simply in case you’re questioning.
Recipe of the Day – Peppermint Brownies; Flower of the day – Tithonia (Mexican Wildflower)
Dates to recollect:
Jan. 15 – Finish of first semester of 2020-21 for the excessive faculties
Jan. 18 – Statement of Martin Luther King’s birthday. Federal, state, county, and metropolis places of work and faculties are closed.
Feb. 2 – Groundhog Day
Feb. 7 – Tremendous Bowl LV
Feb. 12 – Colleges closed to look at Lincoln’s birthday
Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day
Feb. 15 – Colleges closed to look at Presidents Day
Till subsequent week – Be robust, be brave and make a reminiscence,