The Month of May in History
By Mickey Dunaway | Reprinted with Permission by Limitlesss Magazine | Cornelius, NC
A Month of Celebrations?
After more than a year of misery, it seemed May was just the right time for a little fun mingled with a bit of seriousness. I combined both just as they hit my fancy and found them on National Day Calendar (https://nationaldaycalendar.com/2021-national-day-holidays/)
May 1st National Homebrew Day
My son recently lost an entire batch as he was readying to fill the bottles. It was so sad to see a grown man cry.
May 2nd National Lemonade Day
The best lemonade in America is made at Toomer’s Corner in Auburn, Alabama, home to Auburn University. War Eagle!
May 4th National Star Wars Day
Probably my favorite. “May the 4th be with you” will be repeated millions of times on this day.
May 7th National Packaging Design Day
Seems pretty obvious that someone from Amazon must have suggested this one.
May 9th National Lost Sock Memorial Day
No. I have not forgotten Mother’s Day. However, should we not have a national day to mourn all the lost socks that are swirling around the Bermuda Triangles in our homes?
May 11th National Twilight Zone Day
The Twilight Zone gets only one day? Come on! We just completed an entire year quarantined in the Twilight Zone.
May 12th National Limerick Day
When a poem can begin with the words—There once was a man from Nantucket—the Limerick deserves a day!
May 14th National Decency Day
Goodness knows we need to celebrate this day in the worst way. Contact someone with whom you have had a longstanding disagreement and ask their forgiveness, then forgive yourself.
May 20th National Rescue Dog Day
How could I not include a day dedicated to rescuing canines? Want to meet an angel on earth? Adopt a dog—puppy or old dog—and be prepared for the joy of a companion who gives love unreservedly. As a recent adopter of an older dog (a nine-year-old Brittany), I strongly commend this option to you. Their time with you may be less, but their big love quickly makes up for it.
May 21st National Memo Day
Whoever suggested giving the dreaded and usually useless memo its own day should be fired forthwith and with a memo!
May 24th National Brother’s Day
I have had a brother in my life for 74+ years. Since he was four years older, we fought often growing up, but we also hunted and fished, and now in retirement, we mostly tell tall tales to each other several times each week.
May 25th National Missing Children’s Day
I have this feeling that the Almighty, whether it is as a Him or Her or It, will judge us as a species on how we have treated children. However you perceive prayer, this day is a good day to pray for our world’s missing children.
May 26th National Paper Airplane Day
I hope you have had the joy of making a paper airplane and watching it fly on breezes of a summer afternoon. I also hope you have not had the experience of sitting outside the principal’s office for flying one across the room with a message to your girlfriend.
May 28th National Beef Burger Day
Don’t serve me one of those Impossible Burgers. I want a Jimmy Buffett “Cheeseburger in Paradise” burger.
May 30th National Creativity Day
I really love this idea. Everyone I know is creative in some way. It really is fitting to celebrate your own personal National Creativity Day. If we all spent more time creating and less time bitching, the world (and Lake Norman) would be a better place.
May 31st National Smile Day
I hope the examples I chose made you reflect a little and, at least as importantly, made you smile!