Maybe I can get the kids at the pool into a rousing round of "Pop! Goes the Weasel!"
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Today is also FLAG DAY!!!!!!
National Flag Day is celebrated annually in the United States on June
14. This day commemorates adoption of the United States flag on June
On National Flag Day, Americans show respect for the U.S. Flag and
what it represents. Our independence and unity as a nation is
represented by our flag. The flag has become a powerful symbol of
Americanism and is flown proudly.
Betsy Ross is given credit, by many, for creating the first American
flag. Since 1977, the design of the flag has been officially modified
26 times. For 47 years, the 48-star flag was in effect. In 1959, the
49-star version became official on July 4. President Eisenhower ordered
the 50-star flag on August 21, 1959.
Seventeen year old Robert G. Heft of Ohio is credited with designing
the 50 star American flag. Of the more than 1,500 designs that were
submitted to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, his was chosen.
Many people have died protecting our country. Today, on National Flag Day, raise the flag and fly it proudly.
NATIONAL FLAG DAY HISTORY
On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation
deeming June 14 as Flag Day. President Wilson stated that he selected
this day because ‚ÄúIt is the anniversary of the day upon which the flag
of the United States was adopted by the Congress as the emblem of the
Union‚ÄĚ and he wrote, ‚ÄúOn that day rededicate ourselves to the nation,
‚Äėone and inseparable‚Äô from which every thought that is not worthy of our
fathers‚Äô first vows in independence, liberty, and right shall be
excluded and in which we shall stand with united hearts.‚ÄĚ http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=62991#ixzz1xhaGeTux
NATIONAL POP GOES THE WEASEL DAY
June 14 celebrates National Pop Goes the Weasel Day. On this day
people dig back into their memories, to the nursery rhymes they learned
as children and celebrate the day singing ‚ÄúPop Goes the Weasel‚ÄĚ.
The origins of this nursery rhyme are believed to date back to the 1700‚Ä≤s.
The original version went as such:
Half a pound of tuppenny rice, Half a pound of treacle. That‚Äôs the way the money goes, Pop! goes the weasel. Up and down the City road, In and out the Eagle, That‚Äôs the way the money goes, Pop! goes the weasel.
In the second verse, it is believed that ‚ÄúThe Eagle‚ÄĚ refers to The
Eagle free hold pub at the corner of Shepherdess Walk and City Road.
The Eagle was an old pub in City Road London. In 1825 it was rebuilt
into a music hall, demolished in 1901 and rebuilt as a public house.
Today, this public house bears a plaque with this interpretation of ‚ÄúPop
Goes the Weasel‚ÄĚ and the history of the pub.
An alternative version:
A penny for a spool of thread, A penny for a needle. That‚Äôs the way the money goes, Pop! goes the weasel.
This version is interpreted as the ‚Äúweasel‚ÄĚ being a shuttle or
bobbin, as used by silk weavers, being pawned in a similar was as the
suits or jackets owned by the Cockneys.
are many different versions to this nursery rhyme and they are all fun,
with the same ‚Äúcatchy‚ÄĚ tune, so today, sing away‚Ä¶‚Ä¶‚Ä¶.. POP! GOES THE
NATIONAL STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE DAY
Celebrated each June 14, it is National Strawberry Shortcake Day.
Either on a shortcake biscuit or on a sponge cake, strawberry shortcake
is a easy and delicious summertime dessert!
Strawberries are sliced, mixed with sugar then allowed to sit about
an hour until the they have surrendered a great deal of their juices.
The shortcakes are then split and the bottom is covered with a layer of
the strawberries, juice and whipped cream. The top is then put back on
and more strawberries, juice and whipped cream are added to finish it
Make a strawberry shortcake today and ENJOY!
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