Saturday, June 29, 2013

Just in!

Popcorn, Peanuts, Cracker Jacks. Get your Ice Cold Lemonade!

Friday, June 28, 2013

On the Road again!

We have the opportunity to be selling the Novelties at tonight's Fireworks Show in Hartsville, SC. IT's only a 70% chance of severe weather. We should have a great time.

Monday, June 17, 2013

People with troubles.

I received four emails in the last two days from people who had their email accounts hacked by some ASSHOLE! All of them had accounts. You may all want to consider changing your Passwords.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day

The years have passed and many things have changed. This year has another grandchild coming in a couple months, a trip to Ohio to see mom and remembering my dad! Hope all of you have a terrific day!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Flag Day

The History Of Flag Day

The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as 'Flag Birthday'. In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as 'Flag Birthday', or 'Flag Day'.

On June 14, 1889, George Balch, a kindergarten teacher in New York City, planned appropriate ceremonies for the children of his school, and his idea of observing Flag Day was later adopted by the State Board of Education of New York. On June 14, 1891, the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia held a Flag Day celebration, and on June 14 of the following year, the New York Society of the Sons of the Revolution, celebrated Flag Day.

Following the suggestion of Colonel J Granville Leach (at the time historian of the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution), the Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames of America on April 25, 1893 adopted a resolution requesting the mayor of Philadelphia and all others in authority and all private citizens to display the Flag on June 14th. Leach went on to recommend that thereafter the day be known as 'Flag Day', and on that day, school children be assembled for appropriate exercises, with each child being given a small Flag.

Two weeks later on May 8th, the Board of Managers of the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution unanimously endorsed the action of the Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames. As a result of the resolution, Dr. Edward Brooks, then Superintendent of Public Schools of Philadelphia, directed that Flag Day exercises be held on June 14, 1893 in Independence Square. School children were assembled, each carrying a small Flag, and patriotic songs were sung and addresses delivered.

In 1894, the governor of New York directed that on June 14 the Flag be displayed on all public buildings. With BJ Cigrand and Leroy Van Horn as the moving spirits, the Illinois organization, known as the American Flag Day Association, was organized for the purpose of promoting the holding of Flag Day exercises. On June 14th, 1894, under the auspices of this association, the first general public school children's celebration of Flag Day in Chicago was held in Douglas, Garfield, Humboldt, Lincoln, and Washington Parks, with more than 300,000 children participating.

Adults, too, participated in patriotic programs. Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior, delivered a 1914 Flag Day address in which he repeated words he said the flag had spoken to him that morning: "I am what you make me; nothing more. I swing before your eyes as a bright gleam of color, a symbol of yourself."

Inspired by these three decades of state and local celebrations, Flag Day - the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 - was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916. While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson's proclamation, it was not until August 3rd, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.

Monday, June 10, 2013

National Iced Tea Day

Today is National Iced Tea Day. We take ours sweet around here.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

New Dieter Tasso Book

There's a new book out about Dieter Tasso's 66+ year performing career. It can be found on

Monday, June 03, 2013

New Settings

Our email server has recently converted everything over to Google. Today, the Tech support folks had to help change all the codes and addresses in our email accounts to switch over to Google.

All of the emails that were rejected last week have now all been sent. Here's hoping they are done messing with things for a while.

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Way to go

Thanks to You prevented every CHS member with an email from getting their June Newsletter. Everyone else received theirs.

I'll wait until tomorrow when I can contact our local Tech guys and see what they say before I try to send them out again.