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NATIONAL ABSURDITY DAY / NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE DAY
NATIONAL ABSURDITY DAY
On November 20th, National Absurdity Day reigns supreme. Oddness and weirdness take over. We’re not sure why, but it does.
Throughout history, bizarre occurrences mark the calendar. It may seem absurd today to send your child cross country by airplane, but people do. There’s a process, attendants, an adult on the other side waiting to retrieve the precious package. When the postal service first launched in 1913, children falling within the shipping weights were sent cross country by parcel service. Mailed babies were shipped off to Grandma’s house, some for as low as 15 cents plus insurance.
This day was created as a day to recall and note some of the entirely off the wall and ridiculous things in history, in our country, and our lives.
Absurdity Day is also a day to have fun and do crazy, zany, and absurd things. Use the day as an excuse to let out the silly antics hidden inside them. You can do things you have wanted to do that make absolutely no sense at all, and it will be okay because you will be celebrating this National Day.
I don't think, however, this includes rooting for teams wearing orange of any kind. That's beyond absurd.
NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE DAY
Peanut butter lovers and fudge lovers come together on November 20th to celebrate National Peanut Butter Fudge Day.
On June 16th, people across the United States celebrated National Fudge Day. Just by adding creamy or crunchy peanut butter the celebration continues. They will have the yummy taste of peanut butter as the fudge flavor and star of the show.
Fudge originated in the United States, possibly by a happy accident. In 1886, a letter written by Emelyn Bettersby Hartridge was discovered. Ms. Hartridge attended Vassar College as a student in Poughkeepsie, New York, and the letter referred to a fudge her cousin had made. Her cousin, in Baltimore Maryland, was selling the fudge for 40 cents per pound. Ms. Hartridge obtained the recipe, and in 1888, she made 30 pounds of fudge for the Vassar College Senior Auction.
In the late 19th century, some shops on Mackinac Island, Michigan, began to produce products similar to that of the Vassar College fudge and sold it to summer vacationers. Fudge is still made in some of the original shops there today.
I've been there and tasted their fudge. Pretty dang good.