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  • July 30, 2021 – National Cheesecake Day | National Get Gnarly Day

    Some People Catch Gnarly Waves, Or Perform Gnarly Stunts, But This Thrill Seeking Grandma Takes The Cake.

    Welcome to July 30th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate healthy cheesecake and getting gnarly. 

    Family recipes often get passed down through several generations before anyone thinks to write them down. According to historical records, the Ancient Greeks invented cheesecake over 4,000 years ago. It was considered a healthy food that was a good source of energy. So much so that Olympic athletes would eat it before competitions. Cheesecake was even served as a wedding cake. But no one thought to write out the recipe until the Greek author Atheneaus did so in the year 230 CE. Though it’s not the same style of cake we know today, you can still find it online and give it a try. On National Cheesecake Day, celebrate with your own family recipe and don’t forget to share!

    If you’ve been craving some adventure in your life then National Get Gnarly Day is your day to break free. The way surfers chase after perfect waves, getting gnarly is all about doing something over the top that sets your heart on fire.  If you need some inspiration, look no further than Hulda Crooks.  Born in 1896, Hulda decided to take up mountain climbing at age 54.  She was already an avid runner, but never considered hiking or climbing, until her husband passed away and her own struggle with pneumonia left her feeling weak.  That didn’t keep her from scaling Mount Whitney at age 66.  Another 23 ascents gave her the title of Grandma Whitney.  Then at age 91, Hulda climbed Mount Fuji in Japan!  On National Get Gnarly Day, get out of your head and get into your heart!  

    I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

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