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Flag Day – June 14

“That piece of red, white and blue bunting means five thousand years of struggle upward. It is the full-blown flower of ages of fighting for liberty. It is the century plant of human hope in bloom. Your flag stands for humanity, for an equal opportunity to all the sons of men. Of course, we haven’t arrived yet at that goal; there are many injustices yet among us, but the only hope of righting the wrongs of men lies in the feeling produced in our bosoms by the sight of that flag. It stands for no race… It stands for men, men of any blood who will come and live with us under its protection. Other flags mean a glorious past, this flag a glorious future. Its power and influence mean that in due time, slowly and by force of law, the last ancient fraud shall be smitten, the last unearned privilege removed, the last man shall have a place to work and a living wage, the last woman shall have all her rights of person and of citizenship… The flag of the United States of America, which has never stood for the narrowness of race nor the pride of blood, but always and only for human rights.”

Frank Crane, c.1915

Father’s Day – June 16

“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 little scraps of wisdom.

                      – Umberto Eco

“The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.”                    Prevost Abbe

Best. Farter. Ever. 

(I mean “father”) as seen on a T-shirt

“Listen, there is no way any true man is going to let children live around him in his home and not discipline and teach, fight and mold them until they know all he knows. His goal is to make them better than he is. Being their friend is a distant second to this.”

              Victor Devlin

“There is no teacher equal to mother and there’s nothing more contagious than the dignity of a father.”

                            Amit Ray

“Four-year old: Tell me a scary story.

Dad: One time little people popped out of your mom, and they never stopped asking questions.

Four-year-old: Why?”

        James Breakwell

“Sometimes I am amazed that my wife and I created two human beings from scratch, yet struggle to assemble the most basic of IKEA cabinets.”

John Kinnear

“Remember: What dad really wants is a nap. Really.”                      Dave Barry

International Picnic Day – June 18

“When using a public campground, a tuba placed on your picnic table will keep the campsites on either side vacant.”


“A picnic is more than eating a meal, it is a pleasurable state of mind.”

DeeDee Stovel

Summer Begins – June 21

“If summer had one defining scent, it’d definitely be the smell of barbecue.”

Katie Lee

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

                        Al Bernstein

“Summer afternoon –summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”

                       Henry James

“Summer is here. I am in the process of moving all my bad habits outdoors.”


“Summer – the time when parents realize how underpaid teachers really are.” 


National Fishing Week – First week of June

“Carpe Diem does not mean Fish of the Day.”

Outdoor Life

“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.”   

       Henry David Thoreau

Teacher Thank You Week – First week in June

“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.” 

                             Carl Jung

“The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called ‘truth’.”

Dan Rather

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