Friday, November 11, 2011


Every year specifically on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month , Americans pay tribute to all veterans living or dead who served the country honorably during war or peacetime. It was formally called Armistice Day first proclaimed a federal holiday by President Woodrow Wilson on November 11, 1919. Take time today to thank a vet for their service.

Imagine my surprise when I saw trending on the Internet today Corduroy Appreciation Day.  It peaked my interest to read further since the beloved children's book Corduroy by Don Freeman is one of my all time favorites. I was going to help out in my daughter's kindergarten class today so the wheels were turning in my head thinking that this might just be the very book to share with her students. Well was I ever off base!!!!
Corduroy Appreciation Day is a wacky day set up by fashion wear industry for all those who are lovers of corduroy fabrics. Now I am not making this up. It is a club/society that meets every November and January (sorry invitation only) in New York. Corduroy is made up of lots of vertical straight seams. So when you look at numbers 11-11-11 that's a lot of vertical ones on a piece of corduroy fabric. The Corduroy Appreciation Society has been meeting for six years and plans a  lot of events to celebrate this day.
So while you were thinking maybe 11-11-11 could just be a lucky day consider going through your closet and finding your best pair of cords to wear or blazer. It might improve your luck.

"You will never change your life until you change something
you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your
daily routine."

-- John C. Maxwell 

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