May 10, 2020 – Mother’s Day | National Shrimp Day

Transcript for May 10th

The idea for a national celebration of our mother’s came from Julia Ward Howe during the Civil War and while Julia campaigned around the world to make it official the idea did not catch on until 1905.  Most mom’s know that it’s an uphill battle to secure a little R&R and on Mother’s Day we politely smile at the burnt toast and pancakes, the messy kitchen we may or may not ignore and the homecards that we like best anyway. On Mother’s Day be sure to learn the love language of that special woman in your life and know she feels pretty rewarded just for being your Mom.

Anna:  For anyone who might be interested, my Mother’s Day wish is to eat some shrimp, which happens to be America’s most popular seafood.

Marlo: Barbecue shrimp, broiled shrimp, shrimp-kabobs… 

Anna: Marlo, are you just listing ways to eat shrimp?

Marlo: Yes. 

Anna: Well, this isn’t a scene from Forrest Gump. I’m trying to talk.

Marlo: Okay.

Anna: As I was saying… There are thousands of species and larger shrimp are called prawns.

Marlo: Shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo, shrimp cocktails.

Anna: Ugh. Anyway, today is National Shrimp Day. [pause] Just go ahead, Marlo. 

Marlo: Fried shrimp, coconut shrimp, shrimp fried rice, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, lemon shrimp, baked shrimp, shrimp salad, shrimp po boys…

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