HAPPY FRIDAY GUYS AND DOLLS,
Every Friday, I wish you all my best for a great day and weekend to come. Now for some celebrations today and also for the rest of the weekend.
TEXAS LOVES THE CHILDREN DAY- I sure to hope they do, some Texans love guns more and succeeding from the US. I know a lot of Texans do not agree with the arms issue, but let me have my say on this celebrated day. Put the guns away; hug, kiss and keep those children close to your hearts. When the US plans to retake Normandy Beach or Guadalcanal, I'll let you know.
COCA-COLA INVENTED - Coke is produced by the Coca-Cola Company of Atlanta, Georgia, since 1944. It was originally patent as a medicine invented by John Pemberton.
VIETNAM VETERANS DAY - I honor those today who fought in that war and also those who lost their lives. I was part of that war and remember the horror stories we heard each day. I was lucky to visit the Memorial in Washington, DC. If you ever have a chance to visit the memorial and find the name of a relative or friend that lost their life, bring a pencil and paper to trace their name.
NATIONAL MOM AND POP BUSINESS DAY - These are the businesses we miss the most today. The local ethnic restaurants, tomato pie joints, bakeries, deli's and whatever else businesses you can remember. I have so many memories of all those places long gone. Keep them in your hearts for they may never return.
On Saturday is "NO HOMEWORK DAY." Sorry kids tomorrow is Saturday, tell your teachers that Joey Z said no homework on Monday.
This weekend we also celebrate "NATIONAL FARM WORKERS DAY AND CLAMS ON THE HALF SHELL." Doing farm labor is a hard task and not many of us would even think of doing it when we are nearly broke. Before high school, I worked at a farmer's market and made several trips by truck to my employer's farm. We had to load the corn, tomatoes, peppers and other vegetables he sold. The work was long and hard and the pay 50 cents an hour. Doing this taught me a lesson in life, respect those who work so hard to feed you and your family.
I have tried clams on the half shell several times. My favorite is Clams Casino. The best place I ever ate them was at Crecco's Restaurant in Trenton, NJ. Have a great day and a wonderful weekend. Go pick some vegetables and eat some clams.