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Independence Day – July 4

“It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.”– Mark Twain

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” – Ronald Reagan

Barn Day – July 11

“Through the ample open door of the peaceful country barn, A sun-lit pasture field, with cattle and horses feeding; and haze, and vista, and the far horizon, fading away.” 

              – Walt Whitman

“It will not always be summer; build barns.”

                            – Hesiod

“Life is good when the barn is where your best memories have been made.”

                         – Pinterest

Cow Appreciation Day – July 13

“If a cow laughed, would milk come out of her nose?”

               – Steven Wright

 “Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.” 

      – Thomas de Quincey

“Something in the way she moos, attracts me like no other udder.”        – Unknown

National Recreation Month 

“If bread is the first necessity of life, then recreation is a close second.”

           – Edward Bellamy

“People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.” 

          – John Wanamaker

National Family Day – August 1

“Treat your family like friends and your friends like family.”        – Unknown

“Blended families: woven together by choice, strengthened together by love, tested by everything, and each uniquely ours.” 

                   – Anonymous

Wizard of Oz premieres – August 15, 1939

“I shall take the heart. For brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world.” –Tin Woodman (Tin man), The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

National Tell a Joke Day – August 16

“I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitous.”        – Steve Carrell (The Office)

“I never make the same mistake twice. I make it five or six times, just to be sure.”

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“C, E-flat and G walk into a bar. The bartender shows them the door and says, ‘We don’t serve minors here’.”      – Nicole Fornabaio

“Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country.”    

               – Steven Wright

Be An Angel Day – August 22

“When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.”   – Abraham Joshua 


“It’s not our job to toughen our children to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.”                   – L.R. Knost

“Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference.” 

                   – Helen James

Women’s Equality Day – August 26

“Women belong in all places where decisions are made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.”

   – Ruth Bader Ginsburg 

“I raise up my voice – not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” 

           – Malala Yousafzai

“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” 

        – Madeline Albright

Congress passes Voting Rights Bill of 1957 – August 29

“The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by human beings for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison people because they are different from others.” 

 – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The right to vote is the crown jewel of American liberties, and we will not see its luster diminished.”

             – Ronald Reagan 

“My vote is my voice…and the voice of all who struggled, so that I may have my voice.” 

                   – Lydia Obasi

National Golf Month – August

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” 

                  – Anonymous

“It’s called golf because all the other four-letter words were taken.” 

              – Raymond Floyd

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