Thursday, August 29, 2019

National Sweet Corn Week (August 29-September 2)

Contestants prepare for 2019 Sweet Corn Queen pageant
Source: News Tribune
August 29, 2019
Who will reign over the 72nd annual Sweet Corn Festival? That question will be answered at the conclusion of the annual pageant that begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, on the First State Stage, downtown Mendota.


Thursday, August 15, 2019

Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week (August 11-17)

Feeding Pets of the Homeless is the only national animal organization focused completely on feeding and providing emergency veterinary care to pets of the homeless.

Unconditional Love – Loyalty – Companionship – Protection
The economy is healing but the homeless situation is not. Once a person lands in homelessness it is a daily struggle to get out. With a pet it becomes more difficult. Can you help?

Check out "Pets of the Homeless" website to find out how YOU can help!

Click HERE

Sunday, August 11, 2019

National Elvis Week (August 9-17)

Elvis Week is a celebration of the music, movies and legacy of Elvis Presley. Join fans from around the world in Memphis as we remember the King of Rock 'n' Roll on August 9-17, 2019.

Learn more by clicking HERE

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Get Ready for Kindergarten Month (August)

I remember the first day I had to take my child to Kindergarten. My husband went with me that way. I guess he knew I would need his support in watching such a big moment occur in my child's life. It was a sign that my little man was going to one day be a big man, that my child was growing up.

I didn't realize it was me that my husband had taken off work to support that day, until I watched my child go play with the other kids, and the teacher tell us everything was going to be fine. He would be ready to go home at 3:00 PM -- and I smiled and waved at my son and turned to leave.

As I walked down the hallway I found tears flowing down my face. My husband stayed by my side. We got in the car and went home and I cried like a baby.

Kindergarten. Many of us remember our very first day of school like it was yesterday.

I know I do. I even remember my first teacher. The year was 1973. My teacher was a beautiful black woman named Gloria Hinton. We all grew to love her. She died a year later in a routine surgery that went bad. I was blessed to have had her.

And, my son was blessed to have had his teacher, as well. He became her "little helper".

Do you have a Kindergarten story to share? We'd love to hear it in the comments!