Tuesday, March 21, 2023


         WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2023


        I know I'm repeating myself or, rather, my

blog. But how could I not make sure you were
all aware of this important though unofficial
     Saint Patrick's Day and all of its related
parades and celebrations seem to get all the
attention during March.
      That's too bad because there are a lot of
other things well worth celebrating in this
month which heralds the arrival of Spring.
       Take today, for instance, This is
"National Goof Off Day!" It was created
by Monica Dufour of Davison Mi. and her
grandfather. He had a radio show and was
encouraging people to call in with ideas.
She disguised her voice and called with
a suggestion that there be a "Goof-Off Day."
A newspaper heard the call and printed a
story supporting the idea. So there you
have it!
    I've been rehearsing for this day for
many years! I think I've just about got it
down to a science.
        They did a survey a few years back
and found that most of those who
"celebrated" this unusual holiday did so
by playing video games.
       That seemed a bit strenuous for me.
       I elected to just sit around as much
as possible and do pretty much nothing!
       I would have no objections to
extending this observance to a week or
more. In fact "National Goof Off Month"
seems to offer a lot of potential to my
way of thinking.
      One small bit of advice. If you plan
to celebrate by taking the day off from
work you might be better off suggesting
you're ill rather than citing this holiday
as the reason. Some bosses don't observe
the day.
      Hope you'll mark it on your
calendar and that all your NEWS is good!


Monday, March 20, 2023


  TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2023


   March 21st is "National Memory

Day." Our ability to remember things

is an important part of our human

existence. We evolve based on the

things we learn and remember. The

research world tells us too many

people are relying on technology,

such as smart phones, to remind us

of things that must or should be done.

It's suggested you write things down

as a means of helping your memory.

So lte's all celebrate! Teel your friends

so everyone of us can observe.....ah...

what did I say we were observing? Oh

yes. Memory Day. Hope you remember

to celebrate and that all yoru NEWS

is good.

Sunday, March 19, 2023


      MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2023


      If your colleague isn't answering you
phone call. If your neighbor isn't opening
their door to your knock. Don't assume
they're just ignoring you.
    You see March 20th is  Extraterrestrial
 Abductions Day!
     I haven't the faintest idea why this
particular date was selected. In fact
the folks at holiday insights.com have
been unable to locate the creator of this
unusual holiday. But...maybe that's because
he, or she, has been....well....you know.
     In any case, and just in case,
this would be a good day to keep one eye
on the sky.
     Of course if you're someone looking
to abduct an extraterrestrial it's a
completely different story! If you should
catch an alien make sure it's totally
vetted before you decide to keep it!
     You can celebrate today by reading
and watching science fiction stories about
UFOs and Extraterrestrials. Or you can
simply blog about it as I've chosen to do
on this 1st day of Spring.
      Hope you're still here and that all
your NEWS is good!



Saturday, March 18, 2023


    SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2023


   Don't feel down. I know St. Patrick's

Day is over and there's a lot of time from

now till the next official holiday. But

there's still plenty to celebrate and today,

March 19th, is a perfect example. Today

is National Sports Car Racing Day! It's

Certified Nurses Day! March 19th is

also National Corn Dog Day and 

National Backyard Day. You probably

never noticed that March 19th is

National Poultry Day in addition to

National Chocolate Carmel Day. And

if that's not enough to make you smile

this is also the day the Swallows return

to Capistrano! The Robins haven't

shown up here yet but there's still a

few hours till Spring begins so they're

bound to be around soon! Hope you're

celebrating something and that all your

NEWS is good!


Friday, March 17, 2023


    SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2023


   Today we remember an are tragedy that

led to a popular song! It was on this day in

1965 that driver Gene Sesky was driving

his loaded truck into Scranton. Family

members said the clutch gave out as Sesky

was headed down the steep Moosic Street

which prevented him from shifting into a

low gear. Sesky could have jumped but

didn't. Instead he yell to people and 

sounded the truck's air horn as he

tried to steer around traffic and people

in the area. It's estimated the truck

reached a speed of 100miles per hour

before it crashed at South Irving Avenue.

Sesky was killed instantly! Years later,

in 1974, singer Harry Chapin recounted

the crash in a song appropriately titled

"30,000 pounds of bananas!" That's

what Seky was hauling! He is remembered

as a hero for sticking with his runaway

truck in an attempt to save others. Hope

you remember and that all your NEWS

is good. 

Thursday, March 16, 2023


         FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2023



    And I'll bet you thought all the excitement
centers on Saint Patrick's Day! Nope!
    As the title revels, this is "Fix A Leak
Week!" It "runs" through March 24th.
    According to the statistics household
leaks waste about a trillion gallons of
water across the United States annually!
    Of course you're encouraged to fix
them as soon as they happen rather than
just waiting for this week. This is just a
time to remind you to pay attention to
that drip in your house. (The water one!)
      If you haven't done it lately you should
check your faucets, shower heads, and
toilets to make sure they're not leaking.
      Should you find a leak you should
repair the problem or call someone who
knows ho to do it. In my house, for
instance, I'd call my wife!
       Leaky pipes aren't that terribly
difficult to find and repair. There are
other leaks, however, that are much
harder to handle. Most of those leaks
are found in government!
       Unlike water leaks, sometimes
governmental leaks can be good!
They can expose problems far worse
than broken pipes that need more than
a plumber's attention!
       I was all set with hammers, a
wrench, and pliers to stop the leak
in out kitchen sink when my wife came
in and simply turned off the water! 
I think she said something about there
still being one big drip in the room.
I don't like the way she looked at me
when she said that!!
       Hope we're all looking for and
fixing any problems related to leaks
this week and that all your NEWS

is good! 

Wednesday, March 15, 2023


    THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2023

               A BIT OF LIP!

  Welcome to March 16th." Lip 

Appreciation Day!" Most people

don't give much thought to lips

except for the females who apply

lipstick for every occasion. But

lips are very important. They help

protect our teeth from the elements.

They're essential for eating and

drinking, and they help us present

a pleasant smile! I appreciate my

lips. I had cancer in the lower one

and had to have surgery. A skin graft

was taken from behind my ear to

complete the reconstruction. I guess

that's why I can hear myself whistle

much better now than before. Of course

I must admit I appreciate other lips,

my wife's, a lot more than my own!

Hope you appreciate yours and that

all your NEWS is good!