Celebrate a new holiday the third Thursday of June: Eccentric Day

Special to The Bluffton PacketJune 20, 2012 

I have proposed to Mayor Lisa Sulka and the Town Council that we celebrate our wonderful uniqueness one day a year.

The third Thursday in June of each year will be known as Eccentric Day. The day will be a day in celebration of all of our wonderful Blufftonians who have since gone on to their glorious pursuits in that "heavenly state of mind" -- and of those of us here on our little piece of terra firma still perfecting the art.

On Eccentric Day, I ask that each of us do one small act of kindness -- but not out of neccessity.

When the day is over, make sure you have left something good behind.

Beauty comes and goes, but the kindness we show each other will last forever.

Remember to never lose yourself in the process of being a real eccentric.

As the great Yogi Berra once said: "When you come to the fork in the road ... take the fork." I think that perhaps that is how we all got here.

So Thursday is our first Eccentric Day.

Don't waste it.

See you at the farmers market.

  • The Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah was made famous in the movie "Midnight in the Garden of Evil." The Bonaventure Historical Society conducts tours of the cemetery on the second Sunday of each month. There is no charge, but donations are welcome. Tours begin at 2 p.m. and last about an hour. The next tour day is July 8. Details: 912-927-6145, Lhadwin@earthlink.net

  • The fly swatter was invented and patented in 1900. The device was called a "fly killer." It was advertised as a tool that soiled nothing but got the job done. In spite of it, we still have those pesky creatures to deal with. Maybe we should go back to the old rolled-up newspaper swatter. Newspapers are read over morning coffee and then put to good use. Sounds like a good idea. Read the Packet and then recycle it as a fly killer.
  • Babbie Guscio is the social columnist for The Bluffton Packet. She can be reached at The Store on Calhoun Street.

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