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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

A Mixed Bag...of Celebrations, that is!

Unless you check the holiday calendar on a regular basis, you may not know what is coming up for celebration until the day is upon you. There is even a greater chance you might miss it completely. In order to plan at least a little ahead, here is what is up for grabs tomorrow.

June 5 is...
World Environment Day  

World Environment Day focuses attention on important environmental issues. According to the United Nations "World Environment Day is commemorated each year on June 5th. It is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action."

National Gingerbread Day

Old-Fashioned Gingerbread Cake Recipe
More than likely you are familiar with the gingerbread man and/or the gingerbread house at Christmas time. However, you do not have to wait until Christmas to enjoy the gingery flavor in a warm sweet cake slathered in caramel sauce! In fact, there are a plethora of delicious gingerbread breads, cakes, bars, biscuits and cookie recipes that are perfect any time of the year. 
Can't move ahead without first checking out some great recipes...

 Gingerbread Jar Cake Recipe

Gingerbread Smoothie Recipe

Gingerbread Cupcakes Recipe 

Sweet Potato Gingerbread Oatmeal Recipe

 Chocolate Peanut Butter Gingerbread Tart Recipe

and, then there is the quirky holiday...

Moonshine will always be fondly remembered as the illegal alcohol everyone loves. Raise your Mason jar in celebration!
Every June 5 National Moonshine Day is observed. This beverage has a notorious record of blurring the lines of history and the law, turning common men (and women) into criminals and common criminals into legends.

The History of Moonshine Recipes

Click each image for historical information...