The smell of spring is in the air and the February gray skies will soon be a dim memory. To enjoy the rest of the month, here are some ideas for ways to celebrate. If you spot a white “snowdrop” blooming this month, it signals the start of spring and is a symbol of hope.
February 20th is “Love Your Pet Day” and “National Cherry Pie Day.” Give your pet a little extra pampering to show your love and treat yourself to a piece of pie. Bake some old-fashioned cinnamon rolls to share with your family and friends on the 21st and celebrate “National Sticky Bun Day.”
“National Banana Bread Day” is on February 23rd. Culinary experts believe a resourceful housewife may have created the original recipe because she didn’t want to waste over-ripe bananas. The first cookbook featuring a recipe for banana bread was published during the Great Depression.
One of a child’s favorite visitors is the tooth fairy. It is an American tradition steeped in European superstitious roots. Since losing a baby tooth can be a traumatic experience for a young child, the promise of a gift left under their pillow can ease their fear. February 28th has been designated “National Tooth Fairy Day” to honor this special sprite.
Do you know a fun lady over 50 who is plucky or spirited? Think of those entertaining roommates on the former sitcom Golden Girls. All of February honors such women as “National Spunky Old Broads Month.” Dr. Gayle Carson, a Certified Speaking Professional and Management Consultant, is credited for creating this holiday. Regardless of your age, you too can be spunky; it is all about having a positive attitude with a little spice of life tossed in. Now you know!
By Joyce Andrus