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National Weather Observer’s Day – May 4

“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”

John Ruskin

“Tut, Tut, looks like rain”

A.A. Milne

“It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.”

Dave Barry

“I say it’s so hot, the hens are picking up worms with potholders.”

Julie Trotter

“Don’t knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while.”

Kin Hubbard

“The weather is like the government, always in the wrong.”

Jerome K. Jerome

“A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.”

Marcel Proust

Cinco de Mayo – May 5

“Cinco de Mayo has come to represent a celebration of the contributions that Mexican Americans and all Hispanics have made to America…Latinos have fought in all of America’s wars, beginning with the Revolutionary War. Many Latinos are fighting and dying for our country today in Iraq, just as several of their ancestors fought for freedom in Mexico over a century ago.”

Joe Baca

National Teachers’ Day – May 8

“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.”

Malala Yousafzai

“Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.”

Solomon Ortiz

“If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.”

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.”

C. S. Lewis

“A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard.”

Eliphas Levi

“Education is improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.”

Marian Wright Edelman

“The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask which he finds it hard to answer.”

–  Alice Wellington Rollins

“Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions.”


International Nurses Day – May 12

“Sometimes I inspire my patients; more often they inspire me.”


“Nurse: just another word to describe a person strong enough to tolerate anything and soft enough to understand anyone.”


“To do what nobody else will do, in a way that nobody else can do, in spite of all we go through; that is to be a nurse.”

–  Rawsi Williams

Mother’s Day – May 13

“Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.”

C.S. Lewis

“Being a mom might mean that my hands are full, but so is my heart.”


“There is no one perfect way to be a good mother. Each mother has different challenges, different skills and abilities, and certainly different children. The choice is different and unique for each mother and each family.”

Elder M. Russell Ballard

“Being a mother is not about what you gave up to have a child but what you’ve gained from having one.”


““I asked Mom if I was a gifted child. She said they certainly wouldn’t have paid for me.”

Calvin and Hobbes

“There are three ways to get things done: do it yourself, hire someone to do it or ask your kids not to do it.”

Malcom Kushner

“Raising a kid is part joy and part guerilla warfare.”

Ed Asner

“Nothing is really lost until mom can’t find it.”


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