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The Everyday Wisdom Newsletter - June 2009
June 05, 2009

June 4, 2009

June is the month for Dads, Grads, the start of summer vacations and weddings. This time of the year has many special meaning and memories for most of us. We have worked and studied hard throughout the winter and spring so now its time to kick back and enjoy the summer months. As a small boy, summer meant it was time to kick off my shoes, take off my shirt, and enjoy being outside all day. It also meant taking a family vacation to visit grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins. I still have fond memories of my grandfather and his watermelon patch.. I am honored and blessed to have had Pappa Workman in my life as I grew up.

Important days in June:

June 14th is Flag day...on August 3rd, 1949, President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.
June 21th is Father's day. Let's take some time from our busy lives and go spend the day with our fathers and listen to all their wisdom they love to share.

The Poetry contest is still bringing in a huge response, with the number of poems being submitted growing each month. We hope you will take the time to read some of them. If you create poetry or know someone that does, then join us in the June contest for your chance to win some cash. Entering the contest is easy.

Interesting facts for Father's Day :

The most bought gift? You guessed it...a necktie! The least used gift? Again...the necktie!
Father's Day always falls on the third Sunday in June.
Father's Day originated in America. The first Father's Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington USA.
The idea of Father's Day came from a Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd.
Father's Day was supported by President Calvin Coolidge in 1924.
In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson declared the 3rd Sunday of June as Father's Day with a presidential proclamation.
In 1972, President Richard Nixon established Father's Day as a permanent holiday.
The Romans honored their dead fathers, every February.

Some fun facts from the US Census Bureau (2006)

64.3 million...the estimated number of fathers across the nation; 9,003...the number of menís clothing stores around the country (a good place to buy dad that tie!!)
14,012...the number of hardware stores; a place to buy hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers and other items high on the list of Fatherís Day gifts. Additionally, there were 6,749 home centers across the country in 2006.
23,270...the number of sporting goods stores in 2006. These stores are good places to purchase traditional gifts for dad, such as fishing rods and golf clubs.
78 million...the number of Americans who participated in a barbecue in the last year ó itís probably safe to assume many of these barbecues took place on Fatherís Day.
Just a quick look at the numbers and it is easy to see that Dads would rather cook out, play some sports, or do some handy work around the house rather than get all dressed up!

With this in mind, here are some articles that you will enjoy reading.

  • Consider building an outdoor grill/kitchen
  • Play golf more effectiely
  • The many uses of WD-40
  • Vaction checklistÖvery handy guide

    Tips for the month...

    Use plenty of sunscreen to keep from getting sunburned as you enjoy the outdoors on these sunny days.
    Keep insect repellant handy to help keep the children and pets safe from bug bites.
    When cooking outdoors and enjoying the deck or patio, plug in a small electric fan--this will help keep the area clear of mosquitos.
    During the hot summer days be sure to drink plenty of water! It is always a good idea to keep a large container in the fridge to make it easier and even encourage you to drink a tall glass of of water.
    Also keep a good supply of water available for the pets. If they are outdoors while you are at work, put the water in a container that they can't tip over.
    If you plan on traveling by car have the car checked out to make sure it is in good mechanical conditionÖnothing worse than spending your time and money in an out-of-town repair shop and not knowing if you are being treated fairly.

    Some humor to start the month off right.

    Dieting Rules If you eat something and no one sees you eat it, it has no calories.

    If you drink a diet soda with a candy bar, the calories in the candy bar are canceled out by the diet soda.

    When you eat with someone else, calories donít count if you donít eat more than they do.

    Food used for medicinal purposes NEVER counts, such as hot chocolate, brandy, toast and Sara Lee Cheesecake.

    If you fatten up everyone else around you, then you look thinner.

    Movie-related foods (Milk Duds, buttered popcorn, Junior Mints, Red Hots, Tootsie Rolls, etc.) do not have additional calories because they are part of the entertainment package and not part of oneís personal fuel.

    Cookie pieces contain no calories ó the process of breaking causes calorie leakage.

    Things licked off knives and spoons have no calories if you are in the process of preparing something. Examples are peanut butter on a knife making a sandwich and ice cream on a spoon making a sundae.

    Foods that have the same color have the same number of calories. Examples are: spinach and pistachio ice cream; mushrooms and white chocolate. NOTE: Chocolate is a universal color and may be substituted for any other food color.

    Anything consumed while standing over the kitchen sink, has no calories.

    For more good jokes visit our humor index page.

    Our wisdom quote of the month...

    Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time. ~John Lubbock

    For more great quotes visit our

  • Words Of Wisdom Quotes

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