Happy 1st Anniversary! DearKidLoveMom.comDear Kid,

Happy Anniversary!

Actually, the Dear Kid Love Mom anniversary was last week, but I was discussing other things at the time and didn’t get to the anniversary blog until now. So Happy Belated Anniversary! DearKidLoveMom is officially one year old.

Maybe that makes it a birthday rather than an anniversary….welcoming input on which we’re celebrating. Remember the first post?

While I let others discuss what we’re celebrating (anniv or b’day), let us move on to the celebration. (Please feel free to put on your virtual party hat.) We have virtual decorations, virtual party favors, and virtual cupcakes (regular and gluten-free).

Obviously, this is more excitement than any human needs for the day, but in case you’re hoping to live closer to the edge, you should know that April 7th is a pretty celebratory day in history.

In 1718, New Orleans was founded and has been pretty much one long celebration since.

In 1789, the US celebrated the first inauguration ball (it was for George Washington and held in NYC).

In 1832, Greece celebrated gaining independence.

In 1912, Columbia University approved plans for the Pulitzer Prize. Yippee!

In 1913, the British House of Commons rejected the idea of women’s right to vote which was a celebration for exactly no one. Eventually, Great Britain decided to let women vote once they reached age 30. Fast forward to April 7, 1928, and the UK lowered the voting age for women to 21.

In 1921, Behave Yourself celebrated the 47th Kentucky Derby by winning. In 1932, Burgoo King won the Derby, in 1938 Lawrin celebrated the win, and in 1966 Kauai King took the roses.

And finally, in 2013, the Dow Jones Industrial average and the S&P hit record highs (for which many people celebrated).

Hope you have a day worth celebrating!

Love, Mom