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Peanut Butter Lovers Day

March 1

“Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter.” 

          James A. Garfield

“People say to me all the time, ‘When did you know that you had fully become an American?’ And I say, ‘The day I realized I loved peanut butter.’”

                  Ana Navarro

“You can’t make everyone happy. You’re not peanut butter.” 

             Jen Chooses Joy

Read Across America Day

March 2

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” 

      George R.R. Martin

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”

                 Ray Bradbury

 “Reading is an act of civilization; it’s one of the greatest acts of civilization because it takes the free raw material of the mind and builds castles of possibilities.” 

                         Ben Okri

“Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.”

               Mary Schmich

“Books are uniquely portable magic.” 

                  Stephen King

Telephone Patent Granted

March 7, 1876

“Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.”

              Ambrose Bierce

‘Middle age is when you’re sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings, and you hope it isn’t for you.” 

                    Ogden Nash

“The telephone is the greatest nuisance among conveniences, the greatest convenience among nuisances.”

Robert Staughton Lynd

“Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.”

Alexander Graham Bell

International Women’s Day

March 8                                                               

“I think that we need women role models everywhere. I think that it’s really hard to imagine yourself as something that you don’t see.” 

            Chelsea Clinton

“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” 

               Gloria Steinem

“For whatever reason, I didn’t succumb to the stereotype that science wasn’t for girls. I got encouragement from my parents. I never ran into a teacher or a counselor who told me that science was for boys. A lot of my friends did.” 

                       Sally Ride

“Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.”

           Mary Tyler Moore

“Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom.” 

   Sandra Day O’Connor

Girl Scout Day

March 12

“The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers.” 

Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scout founder

“Scouting rises within you and inspires you to put forth your best.” 

     Juliette Gordon Low

“We all have a place at the campfire. It was the Girl Scouts who taught me that first.” 

               Gloria Steinem

“I am happy for Girl Scout season, as I have taken to eating Thin Mints in place of using toothpaste.” 

                      some cards

“’No thank you. One Girl Scout Thin Mint cookie is enough for now,’ said no one ever.”

“Every box of Girl Scout cookies should come with a coupon for stretchy pants.” 


Pi Day

March 14                            

“Love is like pi  – natural, irrational, and very important.” 

                 Lisa Hoffman

“Too much π gives you a large circumference.”

Spring Begins

March 20

“Spring is the time of the year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.” 

             Charles Dickens

“Science has never drummed up quite as an effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.”

                    W. Earl Hall

“Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.”

                   Doug Larson

 Children’s Poetry Day March 21

“Teach your children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.” 

                    Walter Scott

“Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.” 

                         T. S. Eliot

“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” 

                   Robert Frost

Coca Cola Invented

March 29, 1886

“I ordered a soda caffeine-free, low sodium, no artificial flavors. They brought me a glass of water.” 

            Robert E. Murray

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