No Socks Day
It's an odd way to keep the laundry pile a two feet smaller. Cut down on your laundry and feel "freer" on No Socks Day, says Wellcat. Socks as we know them have been around a long time. If you know someone who likes to wear sandals and socks, perhaps they found inspiration with the child's sock archaeologist W. M. Flinders Petrie found on the banks of the Nile in Egypt according to the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. The wool sock was created with loop knitting and had two sections on the toe portion, to accommodate sandals.
Before you skip those socks on May 8 socks:
* Check the weather because spring can be chilly in the early morning hours.
* Ready your feet and toes for spring with a pedicure.
Battle of the Coral Sea Anniversary
A new form of naval warfare in the "waters southwest of the Solomon Islands and eastward from New Guinea ... the first of the Pacific War's six fights between opposing aircraft carrier forces," according to Naval History Heritage and Command. The battle started on May 8, 1942, the day the Battle of the Coral Sea began, as American, Australian, British and Dutch military tried to divert the Japanese from moving south.
Coconut Cream Pie Day
Before the guy from "Party of Five" got "Lost" with the dude from "The Vampire Diaries," and they had to feast on coconuts along with the food from the Hatch, a small group of castaways enjoyed their own coconut dishes. Mysteriously, there was no shortage of coconut cream pies on "Gilligan's Island." But where did the coconut originate and how did it get dispersed?
The coconut is native to Asia or Melanesia and flourishes in tropical location, according to "The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink." Ancient traders and explorers carried the coconut along with them. The coconuts were a good source of food and drink. They were easy to transport in their own "shell' containers. Coconuts are mainly found in American desserts rather than savory dishes. Enjoy a toasted coconut macadamia cream pie.
National Teacher Day
This week is the National PTA's Teacher Appreciation Week and the National Education Association dedicates the Tuesday of the first full week of May to American educators. "Thousands of communities take time to honor their local educators and acknowledge the crucial role teachers play in making sure every student receives a quality education," according to the NEA. Say a special "thank you" to your child's teacher or a teacher that you fondly remember.
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