you know that Monday, April 18th is National Columnists' Day? No?
That's what I figured. Somehow, no one seems to be rushing out to buy flowers
and candy for Columnists' Day. Somehow, no one even seems to know that such a
day exists, especially since we have so many other things this year on April 18th,
like the Pulitzer Prizes and income tax due day. It's hard for an obscure day to
compete with better known and better celebrated events.
you know that Monday is National Columnists' Day?" I asked my honey.
tried to explain, but I could tell that he was more interested in what was on
television. And it isn't even football season. Thank goodness. If it was
football season he wouldn't even hear me ask.
you know that Monday is National Columnists' Day?" I asked my daughter.
is it so close to Easter?" My daughter asked.
don't know; Easter is late this year."
bunny for Columnists' Day, no basket of goodies, no candy eggs, no anything,
expect maybe a nod from a few columnists that remember. Mostly even columnists
you know that Monday is National Columnists' Day?" I asked my son.
That's great! Can we have lasagna?"
What does that have to do with Columnists' Day?" My son likes lasagna even
better than Garfield in the comics. Any excuse for making lasagna is a good
enough for him.
have all the stuff already," he hinted, "the ricotta cheese, the
mozzarella, the wide noodles, even the tomato sauce."
I think we will be celebrating Lasagna Day this year, maybe even today.
ask my grandson. He always learns about famous holidays in school. He will be
excited about my day.
you know that Monday is National Columnists Day?" I asked my grandson. But
his face was glued to his iPad. He was in the middle of some kind of computer
game. I don't think he heard me ask. Not that it matters, he doesn't like
lasagna anyhow. He like spaghetti with marinara, and then only if the noodles
are the thin kind.
I have one person left, my granddaughter. She is six years old, old enough to
start learning about holidays.
you know that Monday is National Columnists Day?"
squealed. Little girls always squeal. I don't know why.
goody, she said. Can we make a cake with candles on it? What's a columnist,
guess I might as well give up. No one cares about National Columnists' Day.
Columnists' Day is a day celebrated by columnists who enlighten, entertain,
amuse, and inform their readers on a continuing basis. It is on April 18th
because that is the day that the famous World War II correspondent and
columnist, Ernie Pyle, died. It is not only to honor him, but to also honor all
looked at the dog and asked, "Did you know that Monday is National
Columnists' Day?" She looked at me quizzically, as if I were asking if she
wanted a treat. "Silly, question," she thought in doggy thoughts.
"I always want a treat."
time for her to go to for a walk," my honey said, putting on her leash and
taking her away. Just when I was about to get her to help me celebrate too.
cat ran out of the room before I could even ask. I give up. I might as well go
make lasagna and forget about April 18th. At least lasagna is
appreciated around here.
know, I'll ask my readers. They will know what a columnist is, and will not have
to be bribed with lasagna.
readers, do you know that April 18th is National Columnists' Day? Please
don't all write at once to wish me a happy day.