A new year, a whole new slew of randomly assigned days. Today, for example, is National English Toffee Day. Now I love toffee, but a whole day? It’s also the oft-ignored Feast of St. Erhard of Regensburg, patron of bakers. That’s a holy day with promise, really. Baked goods.
In other news, today is mostly the anniversary of sad events, with one bright spot. Today in 1800, the first soup kitchen in London was opened – a positive development, sure, but not a happy need. Much, much later, in 1992, today’s the day that President George H.W. Bush threw up on the Japanese Prime Minister. Definitely not a happy event. And finally, today is the sixth anniversary of the death of everybody’s favorite fast food patriarch (mine, anyway), Dave Thomas of Wendy’s.
But the bright spot? Today is Elvis’s birthday. He’d be 74 today. Over at the Examiner I have some celebration suggestions. Maybe add a Frosty to the mix I suggest, in honor of the great Mr. Thomas.