Blog Fodder: Themes for June

June is a great month, with plenty of blog fodder to write about.

June 3: National Repeat Day.Old postcard flag
According to The Syracuse Post Standard of June 3, 1995, page 11: “Today is National Repeat Day, a day in which we are all encouraged to expand our personal vocabulary by choosing an unfamiliar word and using it in different sentences as many times as possible throughout the day. The afflatus (look it up) for this observance comes from a fifth-grader from Hartford, Conn., through his local newspaper, the Hartford Courant. Just another example of news-paper’s role in education….”

June 8: Best Friend Day.
An entirely unofficial day to celebrate, but a great opportunity for you to write about best or worst friends in your life.

June 13: Blame Someone Else Day (Skeptics Day) – This holiday started off being celebrated in February and gets moved (this year to June) to coincide with the first Friday the 13th of the year. It is a day set aside to share responsibility and guilt. You can write about people who screwed up your life, taken away your dreams, or altered the course of your destiny. Jilted boyfriends/girlfriends, parents and bad movies are great topics to write about today.

June 15: Old Maid’s Day.  [seen also on June 4]
Traditionally celebrated in France on November 25th (from a 1903 Boston newspaper report), and then in the United States on various days from September through November. According to the Morning Avalanche newspaper, Lubbock Texas, June 18, 1954, page 8: “OLD MAID’S DAY. Denton Tx., June 17 — UP– Dorothy Babb, who got Old Maid’s Day started, said Thursday that she would like to see some other spinster take over the project. Old Maid’s Day — August 15 — got started in 1950 when Miss Babb, a Latin teacher at North Texas State, complained about buying gifts for other people and never getting any in return. Her complaint got into the newspapers and Old Maid’s Day was born.

June 14: Flag Day. Flag Day is celebrated annually on June 14 in memory of the day in 1777 when the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States. It is not an official national holiday, but the President proclaims a public Flag Day observance every year. In Pennsylvania Flag Day is a legal holiday. On this day people in the United States display the flag on their homes, businesses and public buildings. Flag Day was first officially observed in 1877 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the American flag.  This is the perfect time to write about how you view the American flag, or to write a story around a photograph you have that shows the stars and stripes.

June 15: Father’s Day. Always on the third Sunday of June, this is the perfect time to write about your biological or adoptive father, or a male role model in your life.

June 21: Summer Solstice. Dig out your photographs of bathing suits, refreshing lakes and ponds, and warm weather events, and write about them!  What summer was your favorite?

June 29: Camera Day.  Click. Even in the digital age cameras in some form are used more than ever.  Get out your favorite photograph, or write about your favorite camera.





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