Pumpkin Cake At The Dentist
Retro-Post~February 24, 2011

Traditions~ March




Spring will soon be Sprung!

colors on the nature table: pastels, pinks, pale yellows, spring greens.

17-  St. Patrick’s Day

20-  First Day of Spring


~Out In The Wide World~

American Red Cross Month

Irish-American Heritage Month

National Craft Month

National Umbrella Month

Women’s History Month

Deaf History Month

National Agriculture Week 3rd week

National Nutrition Month

National Frozen Food Month (this is ironic, considering the former listing…)

National Noodle Month

2nd Week:  Bubble Gum Week

1-     National Pig Day

Peanut Butter Lover’s Day

St. David’s Day {Wales, UK}

Share A Smile Day

2-     Dr Seuss’s birthday 1904-

Read across America Day

3-   Alexander Graham Bell’s birthday

US National Anthem Day -adopted in 1931

4-   National Poundcake Day

6-   Michelangelo 1475-1564

Orea Cookies on sale for 1st time in 1912

8-   Mardi Gras.  46 days before Easter, aka Fat Tuesday!

9-   Ash Wednesday

No Smoking Day

Panic Day

10-   First Paper Money issued 1862

11-  1st Public Basketball Game 1892

13-   Daylight Savings Time Begins, Spring Ahead!

Uranus discovered 

Buzzard Day (!) 2nd Sunday in March

 Good Samaritan Day

14-   Albert Einstein’s Bday

Pi Day

Potato Chip Day

15-  The Ides of March

16- Freedom of Information Day

17- Rubber Band invented 1845

18- First Space Walk 1965

Johnny Appleseed Day

20-  First Day of Spring Purim, begins at Sundown.  The 14th & 15th days of Adar, 12th Month of the Jewish calendar.

Big Bird’s Bday (!)

Swallows return to San Juan Capistrano

21- Johann Sebastian Bach Bday 1685-1750

Children’s Poetry Day

National Teenagers Day (maybe I should delete this one…)

22-  UN World Day for Water    

National Goof Off Day  (I should definitely delete this one!)

23-  Toast Day

24-  Chocolate Covered Raisins Day (yum)

Harry Houdini’s Bday

25- Greek Independence Day

Pancakes first made in New York City in 1882

27-  National “Joe” Day

28- Something on a Stick Day

29- Coca-Cola invented in 1886

30- Vincent Van Gogh Bday    1853-1890

Alaska Purchased 1867

31- Franz Joesph Haydn Bday 1732-1809

Cesar Chavez Day


~Seasonal Foods~

beetroot, cabbage, cauliflower, leeks, mint, mooli, parsley, broccoli, radishes, rhubarb, sorrel
sardines (fresh ones?!), lobster


~From the Kitchen~

Irish & “Irish American”

corned beef & cabbage

soda bread

Pie during Pi Day/Week

spring cupcakes  (fill up the cupcake tree)

scones (the real kind!)


daffodil cake 

rose cake 

Check out:

Greek Recipes

Italian Recipes

Authentic Irish Recipes

~Tales to Tell~

American Boys Handy Book

Dangerous Book for Boys

Tomie DePaola

Favorite Celtic Fairy Tales

Dr. Seuss

Johnny Appleseed

Celebrate - Jewish Holidays


~Crafts To Create & Things To Do~

~St Patrick’s Day, The Story of St. Patrick,

Myths & Legends of Ireland


~Rainbows Noah

~kites to make & fly


~Begin the yard (oh that ominous music is getting louder…)

~Hang out new birdfeeders.  

~Create Squirrel feeders

~Check Earthways (but of course)

~Plan the garden  (Container this year??  Or perhaps those upside down hanging tomato plants.  Wonder if they work…)

Celebrate Jewish Holidays



Sunday Evening Family Dinner & Movie

Four Sundays, focusing mainly upon Ireland this month.

War of the Buttons

One of our all time favorite movies, so funny & sweet.  I’ve searching for it on dvd forever, and have finally found it at Amazon.  Looks like I'll be orderng it soon, since our VHS copy is beginning to show its age I fear.


Secret of Roan Inish

Lovely, haunting film. Beautifully done.  Filled with the myth & magical lore that is Ireland.


Darby O’Gill & The Little People


The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns

This was a tv miniseries years ago. The kids all still like it.  It is funny and has some lovely music. It will probably take us at least two nights to watch, so it may be cut from Sunday and added another night.  We’ll see…


The Agony & The Ecstasy

Pope Julius II, Michelangelo, & the Sistine Chapel.  Charlton Heston & Rex Harrison.  Over two hours of 1965 Technicolor.  What more could you want?

Waking Ned Devine

This is on my Top 10 Movies List.  It is hilarious, touching, and is set in beautiful, mystical Ireland.  What more could you want?  “Fruity soaps” has become one of our family’s “slang terms”.  Little Bit probably won’t be watching this, as it has its inappropriate bits!


~Other Films~

Zorba The Greek

Julius Caesar

Proably the one with Brando...


Heroes - Alexander Graham Bell

The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan Cady Stanton  Not For Ourselves Alone

The Irish In America

Biographies of Einstein