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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Today is National: Read In The Bathtub Day and Pizza Day!

Y'all...this is a glorious day indeed. We have permission to sit in a bath, read a book AND eat pizza...all at the same time!
Below is the history of this momentous occasion and if you feel inclined...
If you could celebrate (or maybe you will!), tell me in the comments what book you will be reading? What bath bomb you will use? And what type of pizza you will be eating today?
I'll be reading Heaven Can Wait by John Hartness, with a peppermint bath bomb and eating a piece of Salvio's cheese pizza (favorite pizza place).   
Photo credit: Valerie Everett via / CC BY-SA

History of Read in the Bathtub Day
"It is easy to imagine the first person to read in the bathtub to be some noble reading off scrolls in a tiny tub as they tried to figure out how to rule their realm. Possible, but perhaps that joy came later when tubs, indoor plumbing, and lighting made the task a joy rather than a chore? It is not difficult to image that as books and comfort became handier, that this pastime became a favorite from the top of society to the bottom!of society to the bottom!" -

History of Pizza Day
"You can say that Pizza Day started in the 10th century in Naples, Italy. This is when records first show the presence of pizza. It started out as a simple flatbread spread with sauce and sprinkled with cheese. I bet the women who most likely made this as a creative snack for their families had no idea the sensation that they had whipped up. Drive around any American city and I am sure you will be able to find a pizza place on almost every corner. From the chains that boast a perfect pizza exactly like every other one made from any of their stores to the quaint mom and pop restaurants that share their family traditions with us year after year. Which do you prefer? Personally, I like them both. Sometimes those commercials and funny jingles just get into my mind and make me drive over for a slice!

Pizza made its mark on America in 1905. In New York City, a pizzeria called Lombardi’s created the spark that would light hearts across the country from then until now – and with no conceivable end in sight! Amazingly, they are still in business! If you want to taste that first real pizza to hit American shores, head over to Little Italy in Manhattan and check them out."-

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