April 24th, 2020 – National Arbor Day | National Pigs in a Blanket Day
Transcript for April 24th
Welcome to April 24th, 2020 as we bridge the social distance on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate sowing for a better tomorrow and the disappearing trick of a favorite party food. More after the break from Anna Devere.
In 1872, journalist and newspaper editor J.Sterling Morton established Arbor Day in the state of Nebraska, with hopes that it would spread across the country. Morton issued a challenge to the citizens of his State, who were missing the forests of the East when he asked them to plant as many trees as they possibly could. These good folks stepped up by sowing more than 1 million trees. On National Arbor Day we honor these essential oxygen producers and the people who preserve them.
If you’ve ever paid attention to the party food that disappears faster than any other snack on the buffet table, then you’ll know: it’s pigs in a blanket. Why are these tiny hot dogs wrapped in dough so darned popular? Maybe it’s because they remind us of childhood: baseball games with our dad; or the time your family went to the state fair. Or maybe it’s because there’s some magic formula that makes eating a dozen of them feel better than downing a full-sized hot dog! On National Pigs in a Blanket Day, throw yourself a party and celebrate making these piggies disappear.
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