Today is filled with many things. We have some great words, some remembrances, and some trivial things to celebrate. We continue our exploration into old English insults with Raggabrash. This word refers to a disorganized or grubby person. We all know someone who always seems out-of-sorts no matter how much they plan ahead. Next we have Rakefire. This refers to a visitor who outstays their welcome. This used to mean, and the name comes from, someone who stayed so late the dying coals in the fireplace would need to be raked over to keep it burning.
We’ll start our holidays off with the token food holiday. Today is National Peach Melba Day. This is a dessert with peaches, vanilla ice cream, and raspberry sauce. It may even include whipped cream and a cherry on top. Today is also Korean American Day commemorating the first Korean immigrants coming to the United States in 1903. And it’s Stephen Foster Memorial Day celebrating the music of the first US composer. He’s songs include “Oh, Susanna,” and “Camptown Races.” And finally, today is also National Rubber Ducky Day and National Sticker Day. Someone makes stickers of rubber duckies, right?