Citrus Festival vs.
Never have two events scheduled for the same weekend had less impact on each other than the Florida Citrus Festival in Winter Haven, Florida, and Icebox Days in International Falls, Minnesota. I already wrote about Icebox Days.
The Citrus Festival is expected to pull in 160,000 lightweights. Icebox Days will attract around 5,000 tough cookies.
Just in case you are the only person in the world who is actually trying to decide which event to attend, I will make it easier for you with this handy chart:
Saints celebrating feast days today include Saint Marcellus, Saint Priscilla, Saint Honoratus, Saint Fursey, Saint Henry of Cocket, and Saint Berard and Companions.
Two people were born today who will probably be making my life more enjoyable until the day I die: Ethel Merman (1909-1984) and Robert W. Service (1874-1958).