Blissful Nationwide Rubber Ducky Day! Kids 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 that the Sesame Road Muppet Ernie first sang the Rubber Ducky music, and it turned an notorious childhood music in (prepare for it) 1970. Yep, over 50 years in the past, the music 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 Struggle I and II got here, rubber was too costly, they usually had been manufactured from plastic or vinyl. Over time, design adjustments made them hole so they’d float, and a small weight was added to the underside so they’d float upright. Nevertheless, for all of the Rubber Ducky’s reputation, it wasn’t inducted to the Toy Corridor of Fame till 2013. FYI, I do have a rubber ducky, and it’s embellished with snowflakes.
And the dialogue continues. Some adjustments had been advisable to me by some new mates I made whereas social distancing in line at a neighborhood retailer. The topic of outdoor decorations got here up. It was prompt that the decorations and inflatables be saved, however go away the lights up. Even when they’re multi coloured. My new mates mentioned 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 every day commute. He advised me he would see the big lit star on the high of our dwelling and knew he solely had a mile to go till he arrived dwelling. Seeing that star gave him that further little bit of vitality to journey that final mile. And, in these occasions, we want all the additional bits of vitality, hope and pleasure we are able to get.
So, if you’re 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 music goes – “This little gentle of mine, I’m going to let it shine ….”
One month till Valentine’s Day. Received any concepts to share on find out how to have a good time? Usually we might be planning to go someplace or making dinner reservations. However this 12 months might be a bit difficult. We might all do effectively to have a good time the day by supporting our native eateries by buying our favourite take-out dinner and watch the Journey Channel for concepts we are able to use subsequent 12 months or, hopefully, in a number of months, and even the DIY channels for concepts to make extra enhancements to our properties.
And to not be forgotten – there are 345 purchasing days till Christmas. Simply in case you might be 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 colleges
Jan. 18 – Commentary of Martin Luther King’s birthday. Federal, state, county, and metropolis places of work and colleges are closed.
Feb. 2 – Groundhog Day
Feb. 7 – Tremendous Bowl LV
Feb. 12 – Colleges closed to watch Lincoln’s birthday
Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day
Feb. 15 – Colleges closed to watch Presidents Day
Till subsequent week – Be robust, be brave and make a reminiscence,