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It’s National Tater Day

March 31, 2022

Today is special because it’s National Tater Day. Husband and I can’t resist them. If they appear on the menu, we’re probably going to order them. I’m so glad they have a special holiday. Our favorites (at the moment) are at Bier Boutique in the Round Lake area of St. Petersburg, FL. I’ve been walking around that neighborhood as research for my next Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery.

National Crayon Day is a reminder of all the rainy days I spent drawing on newsprint on the floor of my bedroom. I still love the smell of a fresh box just opened.

Today is also Eiffel Tower Day. On this day in 1889, the French engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel unfurled a French flag from the top of the tower, which has since become the most iconic landmark of Paris. My husband and I lived in England for a few years and frequently spent a weekend sitting in the park surrounding the tower. We love people watching. I’m yearning to go back for a visit.

One more reason to love this day? My honey was born today a goodly number of years ago. We’re still together – celebrating each year with ice cream cake. This year it will be the peanut butter mocha flavor. Happy Birthday, George.

What National Holiday gives you the giggles?

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12 thoughts on “It’s National Tater Day

  1. Cheryl, I love just about any type of potato. Somehow, though, I’m a potato girl in a family of pasta and noodle lovers. And I love the smell of a new box of crayons, too! If we’re talking March 31st National Holidays that give me the giggles, I’d have to say it’s a toss up between Bunsen Burner Day and International Hug a Medielvalist Day, although they’re probably more head-scratchers than giggle inducers!

    Happy birthday to George.

  2. I like tater tots, too, but my husband prefers French fries. I was surprised that there’s a National Daughter’s Day and National Son’s Day in addition to Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Grandparent’s Day. When does it become too much? I’m sure there must be national pet days. And so it goes on. Whatever gives the gift shops and greeting card companies and florists cause to celebrate, there will be a holiday for it.

    1. Luckily, we both love tater tots and can share an order. I’m pretty sure that I’ve already reached my limit on things to celebrate throughout the year, but I’m still curious enough to check.

  3. Somehow I missed the tater tot craze. I’m partial to sweet potato fries as well as fried okra. Somehow I missed Extraterrestrial Abduction Day, which is always on March 21, don’t ask me why. I see that there’s a National Hot Dog Day and Leftie Day in September, and there’s Frankenstein Friday in November. Frankly, Ground Hog Day has always seen bizarre to me. I’d rather not know if we’re having more winter… Good to celebrate with ice cream cake! Happy Birthday to George!

    1. Thanks, Maggie. Ice cream cake is absolutely heavenly. I’ve been looking ahead in the National Day Calendar and April 2nd is Peanut Butter and Jelly Day! I love PB&J sandwiches more and more each year. Restaurants are so over-the-top these days, simple tastes great!

    1. Hi Debra,
      Every day is National Chocolate Day for me. I even have a frequent buyer card from our local shop. Thanks for your birthday wishes to George.

  4. Actually, I’m kind of bummed I missed “Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day”. 🙂 I love crayons and always wanted one of those Crayola 64 packs with the sharpener built in. Guess I should break down some day and buy myself one. Happy Birthday to George!

    1. Hi Diane,
      Buy that Crayola 64 pack and put it to use. It’s a great way to recharge those creative juices when the manuscript is playing hard to write.

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