Well, I seem to be allergic to apple cider, which sucks!!! I love apple cider, but I'm covered in hives again. The doctor gave me a handful of prescriptions, again. This is just not my month.....year....life....
So, what are we celebrating today......
1). Johnny Appleseed Day: Johnny Appleseed Day honors one of America's great legends. John Chapman was among the American settlers who were captivated by the movement west across the continent. As Johnny Appleseed travelled west, he planted apple trees along the way, and sold trees to settlers. With every apple tree that was planted, the legend grew. There is a lot of legend surrounding him, but....(from a website:)
- John Chapman (aka Johnny Appleseed) was born on September 26, 1774.
- He was a nurseryman who started out planting trees in western New York and Pennsylvania.
- During the life of John Chapman, the "West" was places like Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois.
- John Chapman was a deeply religious person He was known to preach during his travels.
- According to legend, Johnny Appleseed led a simple life and wanted little. He rarely accepted money and often donated any money he received.
- It is believed that he died on March 11, 1845, from what was referred to as the "winter plague". The actual date of his death has been disputed.
So, have an apple or two to celebrate Johnny Appleseed today.
2). Shamu the Whale Day: Shamu is the stage name given to the SeaWorld orca (killer whale) shows and to the "star" of those shows, beginning with the original Shamu in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The first Baby Shamu was named Kalina. She was the first surviving orca born in captivity on September 26, 1985, hense the reason Shamu is celebrated today.
That seems to be all we're celebrating today.....I'm going to have an apple in celebration.