Sunday, July 24, 2016
To make tequila, the heart or piña of the plant is removed when the plant is approximately 12 years old, and weighs around 40-90 kg. The heart is then heated to extract sap which is fermented and distilled into tequila. According to history, the Aztecs created fermented beverages from the agave plant prior to arrival of Spaniards in 1521. The origins of National Tequila Day are not well understood, however, it appears that National Tequila Day began to emerge around the late 1990s. This holiday is celebrated every year on July 24.
Today is my millennial daughter’s birthday; hopefully she is eating cake and not slamming shots!
Parents’ Day celebrates and recognizes the important role of responsible parenting in every day family life. Families are a fundamental human institution; they are bonded by unconditional love and commitment.
Parents' Day was established in 1994. In a time where society had become increasingly self-centered, President Bill Clinton signed a congressional resolution to commemorate Parents’ Day in an effort to promote family commitment and parental responsibilities. Supported by the Unification Church, Senator Trent Lott introduced the bill into the senate and the National Parents’ Day Coalition was developed to support Parents’ Day by annually selecting ‘Parents’ of the Year’ at local, national and state levels. The Coalition also provides educational programs for parents and aims to promote the stability of family by encouraging fidelity between husbands and wives, as well as abstinence in young people prior to marriage. In addition to The National Parents’ Day Coalition, other organizations use Parents’ Day to promote the traditional two parent nuclear family model. Parents' Day is held annually on the fourth Sunday in July.
Parents' Day Facts & Quotes
- National Parents’ Day is celebrated at Capitol Hill by annually naming National Parents of the Year. Rev. Keith A. Savage and his wife Bonita were recipients of the 2015 National Parents of the Year Award.
- In 2015, 3.3 million unmarried or cohabiting couples in America had children under the age of 18. This is in comparison to 1.2 million cohabiting couples with children in 1996. One wonders if this was caused by the consumption of tequila! Just 100% proof that our government is not as good a patron as our God!
- In 1960, 73% of U.S. children lived in a traditional home with two married heterosexual parents in their first marriage. By 1980, this figure had dropped to 61%. By 2013, 46% of children lived in a traditional home.
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.— Abraham Lincoln, President Abraham Lincoln
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.— Charles Wadsworth, Classical Pianist