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Thursday, August 24, 2006
Happy (belated) Babe-Elvis Day
I was on vacation last week and on a bit of a blog break and almost forgot about a much needed summer holiday. Wilkes-Barre needs a niche, this could be it. What I wrote last year still applies today.
Why don't we have more summer holidays? Memorial Day starts the summer and Labor Day ends it. The only mid summer holiday is Independence Day. We have 6 holidays between November and February. Why couldn't Washington, Lincoln and MLK Jr been born in the summer? And they certainly could have called off World War I a few months earlier. We need a holiday in August. I propose August 16. That is the day both Babe Ruth and Elvis Presley died. They are two of the biggest American cultural icons and it would be fitting to honor them.