Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Wednesday is Senior Citizens Day

President Ronald Reagan proclaimed Senior Citizens Day on August 21, 1988 and most of the Usual Sources seem to think that August 21 remains Senior Citizens Day in perpetuity.

All we need now is a gin mill that offers a discount when you present your AARP card.

American Greetings offers Scrape the Bugs Day as an alternative for Wednesday but we are not impressed. Scrape the Bugs? Really?

Count Basie

Wednesday is also Poet's Day. Maybe this would make more sense if we consider that all bad poetry was accounted for on Sunday. We're celebrating only good poets on Wednesday.

Bandleader Count Basie was born on August 21, 1904. Animator Friz Freleng was born on August 21, 1905.

Singer Jackie DeShannon (What the World Needs Now Is Love) turns 69 on Wednesday. Two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin turns 59 on Wednesday.

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