Forty is the old age of youth,~ Hosea Ballou (American – Clergyman April 30, 1771 – June 7, 1852)
fifty is the youth of old age.
Holidays and Celebrations:
For all the Jazz Lovers, today is International Jazz Day. So get out the Jazz records, have a glass of wine and just mellow out with some mellow jazz or zip it up with some jarring jazz.
The last Friday in April is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. At the beginning of the Pandemic everyone thought they would get a puppy. Now many of those puppies are ending up in shelters. Give one of these no longer loved pets a permanent home. My own dog is from the shelter in Tampa Florida. The shelter was going to euthanize all of the dogs due to overcrowding. A local radio station heard of their plight and offered to supplement the adoption fees. Dogs were on sale for $20. So we went to take one home and Rickie stole our hearts. Now 7 years later it’s hard to remember when he wasn’t part of our family.
Talking about animals, on April 30th, 1938 the Happy Rabbit made his debut in a Warner Brothers short cartoon titled “Porky’s Hare Hunt.” Maturing gracefully, we all know the Happy Rabbit as Bugs Bunny. So this last day of April is remembered as Bugs Bunny Day.