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Mon Mar 2, 2015, 04:36 AM

Daily Holidays - March 2

National Banana Creme Pie Day
Banana Cream Pie

Nearly one out of five (19%) of Americans prefer apple pie, followed by pumpkin (13%), pecan (12%), banana cream (10%) and cherry (9%)
Until the early 1900’s Pie was considered a breakfast food.
In England, Oliver Cromwell banned the eating of pie in 1644, declaring it “a pagan form of pleasure”
“Wet bottom” molasses pie, Shoo-fly pie, were not originally made to eat. They were used to attract flies from the kitchen. They would stick to the pies.

http://foodimentary.com/2013/03/02/march-2-national-banana-cream-pie-day/

Dr. Seuss Day On this day in 1904, Theodor Geisel, better known to the world as Dr. Seuss, the author and illustrator of such beloved children's books as "The Cat in the Hat" and "Green Eggs and Ham," is born in Springfield, Massachusetts. Geisel, who used his middle name (which was also his mother's maiden name) as his pen name, wrote 48 books--including some for adults--that have sold well over 200 million copies and been translated into multiple languages. Dr. Seuss books are known for their whimsical rhymes and quirky characters, which have names like the Lorax and the Sneetches and live in places like Hooterville.

Geisel, who was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts, graduated from Dartmouth College, where he was editor of the school's humor magazine, and studied at Oxford University. There he met Helen Palmer, his first wife and the person who encouraged him to become a professional illustrator. Back in America, Geisel worked as a cartoonist for a variety of magazines and in advertising.

The first children's book that Geisel wrote and illustrated, "And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street," was rejected by over two dozen publishers before making it into print in 1937. Geisel's first bestseller, "The Cat in the Hat," was published in 1957. The story of a mischievous cat in a tall striped hat came about after his publisher asked him to produce a book using 220 new-reader vocabulary words that could serve as an entertaining alternative to the school reading primers children found boring.

Other Dr. Seuss classics include "Yertle the Turtle," "If I Ran the Circus," "Fox in Socks" and "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish."
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dr-seuss-born

Fun Facts About Names Day Fun Facts About Names Day encourages you to learn about the historical meanings and influences behind your name and the names of your friends and families. Uncover historical and religious influences, who you were named after, and see how name trends have changed over generations! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/fun-facts-about-names-day/

NEA’s Read Across America Day Oh, the Places You'll Go when you read! March 2, 2015 is NEA's Read Across America Day and this year, the book is the Seuss classic, Oh, The Places You'll Go. To make your event Seussational, go to Plan a Reading Event for Read Across America for tips and ideas to plan your own event. Be sure to follow Read Across America on Facebook and Twitter with #readacrossamerica. http://www.nea.org/grants/886.htm

http://www.famousbirthdays.com/march2.html

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Mon Mar 2, 2015, 08:53 AM

1. Dr. Seuss!

 

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 04:42 PM

6. Indeed

Green eggs and bacon?

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 09:29 AM

2. Monday Morning Smiles!











Happy Birthday James Bond



You All Have A Great Day!

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Response to Crewleader (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 04:40 PM

5. Ah,

The Ziggy rings so true..........

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Mon Mar 2, 2015, 10:47 AM

3. Tamara Toumanova's birthday



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