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Lucky Penny Day

Find a penny, pick it up, and all day long you’ll have good luck!

May 23 is Lucky Penny Day!  If you happen to come across a penny today, pick it up, but only if it is heads up. Spotting a penny with Abe Lincoln’s face staring back at you is considered to be very good luck, while adversely it is considered bad luck to pick up a penny facing down.

Use today to appreciate the good luck of a penny, and see if you can find one on your own!

Sources: Gone-ta-pott, Examiner

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World Turtle Day

World Turtle Day began as a means to bring attention and respect to turtles and tortoises. Here in Texas our turtles have had the good fortune to have Ila Loetscher, otherwise known as the Texas turtle lady, draw attention to their plight. A real character, and passionate about turtles, she appeared on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show packing a turtle under her arm fashionably attired in an outfit handmade for the occasion.

I’ve never had the good fortune to see any of our Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles but I remember once being very angry at my brother for waking me in the middle of the night and dragging me to the beach. And there on the beach, in what I would call a trance, was a female turtle laying eggs the size of ping-pong balls. They bounced a bit as each one dropped onto the pile. It was a sight I will never forget.


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