Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May, May, May

May-named for Maia the Roman Goddess of spring and growth. ******************************************* Birthstone- Emerald-used to enhance mental capabilities. Flower- Lily of the Valley- Sweetness, humility and hope. Zodiac sign- Taurus The Bull-now till May 2oth Gemini The Twins--May 21- ******************************************* The Days of May-- 1- May Day/Kentucky Derby (this year) 2- National Truffles Day 3- First US Medical School opened in Philadelphia. 4- 5- Cinco-De-Mayo--chips and salsa anyone? 6- First postage stamp issued in England. 7- 8- No Socks Day 9- Mother's Day (this year) Happy Day to ALL the Mom's. 10- National Shrimp Day 11- Eat what You Want Day 12- Kite Day 13- National Apple Pie Day 14- Lewis and Clark made their trip up the Missouri River. 15- National Chocolate Chip Day/Armed Forces Day. 16- Love a Tree Day 17- First Merry-Go-Round built. 18- Rooster Day 19- Bike to Work Day 20- Amelia Earhart-first solo flight by a woman. 21- Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross. 22- 23- National Taffy Day 24- 25-National Tap Dance Day 26- 27- 28- 29- 30- 31- Memorial Day (this year) ****************************************** TEACHER APPRECIATION MONTH NATIONAL BBQ MONTH ****************************************** Happy Birthday to: 1- Tim McGraw-singer 2- Christine Baranski-actress 3- Doug Henning-magician 4- Audrey Hepburn-actress 5- Tammy Wynette-singer 6- George Clooney-actor 7- Gary Cooper-actor 8- Harry Truman-former President 9- Candice Bergen-actress 10- Pat Summerall-sports 11- Irving Berlin-songwriter 12- Florence Nightingale-English Nurse 13- Bea Arthur-actress 14- Cate Blanchett-actress 15- George Brett-baseball KC 16- Olga Korbut-athlete 17- Craig Ferguson-comic 18- George Strait-singer 19-Dolley Madison-former first lady 20- Cher-singer 21- Raymond Burr-actor 22- Naomi Campbell-model 23- Drew Carey-comic 24- Patti LaBelle-singer 25- Anne Heche-actress 26- Sally Ride-astronaut 27- Louis Gossett Jr.-actor 28- Glady's Knight-singer 29- JFK-former President 30- Wynonna Judd-singer 31- Is this your month to celebrate? ~Keep on Dreaming~

7 comments:

  1. Hi Melinda! I think May is my favorite month! My mom and 2 of my sisters have birthdays this month and I LOVE that my lilly of the valley blooms at this time :)

    Hope you're having a great week ~

    :) T

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  2. I love May!!! Ah, the warm weather and the flowers comin' to life. I always get a hoot out of your days to celebrate. I have a blast with the grandkiddos!

    Have a wonderfully blessed day sweetie!!!

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  3. I'm liking that No Socks Day and Shrimp Day. :) How funny.

    Happy May!

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  4. Just wait till I tell Papa Spoonful that Drew Cary shares the same birthday. hmph!
    I hope you have a great May. I am looking forward national shrimp day.

    Later gator.

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  5. I LOVE all the May info, Melinda...thanks!

    Hugs~

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  6. Happy May! I love this month. I always enjoy reading your trivia too :) -Tammy p.s. oddly enough, my baby chicks are supposed to arrive on the 18th or thereabouts, which happens to be "Rooster Day"... too funny!

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