By Tina Biddle
Happy Birthday today to Sheri Cotterman, Alan Miller and Jamie Hiatt; tomorrow to Natalie (McBride) Steffen; to Gordon Gilbert, Sue Allman and Larissa Smith on the 21st; Lindsey Ianucilli and Travis Knapp on the 22nd; Sara Gilbert and Chelsea Miller on the 23rd; Julie Theobald on the 24th; and Kary Cearbaugh and Brian Lehmkuhl on the 25th.
Happy Anniversary to Dave and Carroll McNall on the 22nd, and to Mindi and Paul Conrad on the 23rd.
Other reasons to celebrate this week include: Hanging Out Day today, tomorrow is Look-Alike Day, Kindergarten Day is the 21st, Earth Day is the 22nd, Picnic Day is the 23rd, Pigs-In-A-Blanket Day is the 24th and Telephone Day is the 25th.
Today is also commemorative of another more recent event. In 1995, the Oklahoma city bombing occurred.
While this wasn’t our first attack against innocent people, it marked a change in how we all viewed our world. We started seeing the world in a new and different light — one that I’m sure many of us never believed was possible.
As we remember those sad days that followed, also remember it takes each of us to make a positive impact on our community and world. May we never forget what hate and fear can do — and how powerful love can really be, and what a difference it can make.
Tina Biddle lives near Churubusco. Send birthday and anniversary updates to her directly at email@example.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org.