Wednesday, July 31, 2019

American Artists Appreciation Month (August)

August is American Artist Appreciation Month.

Looking at this picture, you might think that here at the Stuff Gazette, we honor Scott Joplin's artistic talent. But, look deeper into the photograph here...

This beautiful mural was painted in 1984. In 2015, it had seen it's better days. But, the City of Texarkana realized the worth of the painting that covers the side of an unnamed business. They decided it had become so much a part of Texarkana that it was worth restoring.

While the painting celebrates the accomplishment of Scott Joplin, honor and credit needs to be given to the painter.

I searched everywhere and was unable to find out who painted the mural. Every article I've read tends to leave out the name of the painter.

If anyone knows who it was that painted this mural, please tell him how appreciated he is!

Monday, July 29, 2019

National Lipstick Day (July 29)

Avon has some great bargains to help you celebrate National Lipstick day! Check it out!

Here's how to score free lipstick this weekend ahead of National Lipstick Day
Source: Yahoo! News
July 26, 2019
Aside from National Tequila Day, National Puppy Day and National Pasta Day, National Lipstick day ranks pretty high among our favourite pseudo-holidays. Kicking off the celebration, M∙A∙C Cosmetics will be giving away complimentary full-size lipsticks from July 27 through National Lipstick Day on July 29. Yes, you read that right: free lipsticks! For the opportunity to get your hands on a complimentary lipstick in select shades, shoppers must spend a minimum of $35 in-store at any M∙A∙C location. Hurry fast, the offer stands while supplies last.


Sunday, July 28, 2019

National Waterpark Day (July 28)

Jordin Sparks - Celebrate National Waterpark Day at Kalahari!
Source: WKYC Channel 3 News
July 25, 2019
Nothing says summer like spending time in the water on a family vacation. In fact, studies show that children who are strong swimmers are healthier and gain social and motor skills that can be applied to all areas of life. Mother, singer and entrepreneur Jordin Sparks says that summer family vacations are essential to stay grounded in the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life. She joined us this morning in advance of National Waterpark Day to discuss her family vacations and why it’s important to her that water is a part of them!


Friday, July 26, 2019

National Day of the American Cowboy (July 27)

Gunfights, chuckwagon dinners and a parade on tap Saturday for Day of the Cowboy
Source: The Wichita Eagle
June 27, 2019
Saturday is National Day of the Cowboy, an annual observation held since 2005 on the fourth Saturday of July to celebrate the pioneer heritage and cowboy culture. Several places in Kansas and in neighboring state Oklahoma — whose histories are rich with pioneers, cowboys, cattle and other American West icons — have planned events for the day.


Briscoe Western Art Museum celebrates National Day of the Cowboy with free event
Source: KSAT ABC Channel 12 News
June 27, 2019
"The National Day of the Cowboy is the fourth Saturday of July every single year. It's actually a national holiday," said Meredith Balzen, marketing coordinator at Briscoe Western Art Museum. "We celebrate it by having a free public event.


Duncan residents celebrate National Day of the Cowboy this weekend
Source: KFDX Channel 3 News
June 27, 2019
Folks in Duncan are celebrating the original National Day of the Cowboy Saturday with games, music and special exhibits, plus the 4-D experience theatre. It opens at 10 a.m. at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center and runs up to 5 p.m. and best of all, it’s free.


Friday, July 19, 2019

Social Wellness Month (July)

Social wellness is important. Without it, social skills are not honed and perfected. Communication is hindered. Loneliness prevails.

As an Avon Independent Sales Representative, I use my business to keep myself social. It forces me to get out of the house and talk to people. I meet new people every day. I have opportunities that would not be provided to me otherwise through my Avon business.

Spending time with family is important, too. When was the last time you had a yard party with hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill?

Go to church. I can't think of a better way to socialize in a healthy environment than church!

Socialization takes effort on your part. As kids, we used to not be able to wait to get out of the house to go be with our friends. As we get older, too often than not, spending time with friends is just too exhausting. We become reclusive and self-serving.

Happy Social Wellness month to all of you!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

National Hot Dog Month (July)

Hot Dogs are America's favorite pass time snack, served in school lunches and at ball games the world over. But do you know the history of what you are eating?

Everything you want to know about Hot Dogs can be found here...or not..

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Independence Day (July 4)

Source: Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN)

Washington, D.C. - July 4, 2019 - (The Stuff Gazette) -- “The Fourth of July is a time to remember how privileged we are to be Americans, to be a part of this remarkable country that we too often take for granted, and to remember the men and women who today are serving our country, helping us keep the freedoms we’ve had for so many years,” Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said. “And the Fourth of July is also a time to have fun. In the Alexander family, we load the grandkids into our old Volkswagen, decorate it in red, white and blue, and drive it around West Miller’s Cove in the Fourth of July parade. I hope you have a great Fourth of July with your family.”