I will be announcing the winners of my Free Book Giveaway (1 person) on Independence Day, the 4th of July – Happy Birthday, America!!!!! – See Recipe of the day, below – and (2 people) on Cheer Up the Lonely Day, the 11th of July. Flower of the Day: Sunflower. So, send in those emails to http://www.lockpublishing.com/lorene.html
Never heard of Cheer Up the Lonely Day? Cheer Up the Lonely Day is an opportunity to make a lonely person happy. Any time you can make someone happy, you’ve done a good thing, and should be proud of yourself. They may be elderly.
The Origin of Cheer Up the Lonely Day:
According to L.J. Pesek, Cheer Up the Lonely Day was created by her father, Francis Pesek from Detriot, Michigan. She told us that he “was a quiet, kind, wonderful man who had a heart of gold. He got the idea as a way of promoting kindness toward others who were lonely or forgotten as shut-ins or in nursing homes with no relatives or friends to look in on them.” Francis Pesek chose this day, because it was his birthday.
Firecracker Punch: 4th of July
4 cups cranberry juice
1 1/2 cup sugar
4 cups pineapple juice
1 Tablespoon almond extract
2 quarts ginger ale
Firecracker Punch Directions: Combine cranberry juice, sugar and pineapple juice. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add ginger ale just before serving.