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Donut Day – June 1

“Let me tell you, I’m not sure if America runs on donuts, but I sure do! Nothin’ like a little simple sugar icing to get the blood pumping at 9 a.m.”

Chris Benz

“I owe it all to little chocolate donuts.”

John Belushi

“Whether you take the doughnut hole as a blank space or as an entity unto itself is a purely metaphysical question and does not affect the taste of the doughnut one bit.”

Haruki Murakami

“As you ramble on through life, Brother, Whatever be your goal. Keep your eye upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole.”

Margaret Atwood

“Fresh popcorn is near impossible to resist, second only to fresh doughnuts.”

Shannon Wiersbitzky

Anne Frank – Born June 12, 1929

“Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness.”

Anne Frank

“No one has ever become poor by giving.”

Anne Frank

“I don’t want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death!”

Anne Frank

“I know what I want, I have a goal, an opinion, I have a religion and love. Let me be myself and then I am satisfied. I know that I’m a woman, a woman with inward strength and plenty of courage.”

Anne Frank

“What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it happening again.”

Anne Frank

Power of a Smile Day – June 15

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

Dr. Seuss

“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.”

Roy T. Bennett

“If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘Good morning’ at total strangers.”

– Maya Angelou

“Keep smiling – it takes 10 years off!”

Jane Birkin

Father’s Day – June 17

“My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived and let me watch him do it.”

Clarence Budington Kelland

“My father said there were two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better.”

Marlo Thomas

“There should be a children’s song: ‘If you’re happy and you know it, keep it to yourself and let your dad sleep.”

Jim Gaffigan

“A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.”


“Many a man wishes he were strong enough to tear a telephone book in half, especially if he has a teenage daughter.”

Guy Lombardo

“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad.”

Anne Geddes

“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by the little scraps of wisdom.”

–  Umberto Eco

“Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a $1 million Stradivarius to a gorilla.”

Jim Bishop

“I gave my father $100 and said, ‘Buy yourself something that will make your life easier.’ So he went out and bought a present for my mother.”

Rita Rudner

“We wondered why when a child laughed, he belonged to Daddy, and when he had a sagging diaper that smelled like a landfill, ‘He wants his mother.’”

Erma Bombeck

Summer Begins – June 21

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.”

Sam Keen

“A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.”

Robert Orben

“Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”

Hans Christian Anderson

“Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.”

Al Bernstein

First iPhone  – June 29, 2007

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

      –Arthur C. Clarke

“Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.”

            –Pablo Picasso

“If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.”

    – Frank Lloyd Wright

“Do you realize if it weren’t for Edison we’d be watching TV by candlelight?”

    –Al Boliska

“#When I Was Your Age: We had to open all doors by ourselves. None of them knew we were coming.”     –Neil deGrasse Tyson

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