Why I selected the below National Day?

IF the Shadow Doesn’t Know, then rest assured..


So too does Patti’s younger brother know!!

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Daniel Boone Day is observed on June 7, because on this day, in 1769, Daniel Boone was the first American to see the valleys and forests of Kentucky! He founded the village of Boonesborough, Kentucky, which was one of the first American settlements west of the Appalachian Mountains. Daniel Boone Day was founded by the Kentucky Historical Society more than 140 years ago and the day is still going strong.

In 1769, Daniel Boone arrived near the Cumberland Gap, a passage between the Appalachian Mountains that led straight into present-day Kentucky. By working with the Transylvania Company, he made a trail through the Cumberland Gap and named it the Wilderness Road.

The Wilderness Road became one of the main roads for people going west. Soon after its completion, Boone founded Boonesborough near the Kentucky River. Boone’s wife and daughters settled at Boonesborough, thus becoming the two first Anglo-American women who settled in Kentucky.

Boone faced a lot of opposition from the British soldiers and Native Americans in his new settlement. He was even captured by the Shawnee, a Native American tribe, in 1778 but he managed to escape and protect his settlement. By 1798 however, he had lost all of his land in Kentucky. He moved further west towards present-day Missouri with his son in 1799, where he lived peacefully until his death on September 26, 1820, at the age of 85. “I’m going now, my time has come,” were his last words.

Daniel Boone not only discovered but developed one of America’s most important gateways for early settlers to travel west of the Appalachian Mountains. Today, he is considered a symbol of the Western pioneering spirit.

Smiles to Patti and to her brother Daniel.. 

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If  our historical Daniel Boone liked Chocolate Ice Cream?

I don’t have to ask The Shadow because I know that Patti loves chocolate ice cream.

Here’s a little-known chocolatey morsel of info for National Chocolate Ice Cream Day — chocolate ice cream was actually invented before vanilla ice cream. You heard right — the earliest ice cream flavors were modeled after drinks, so chocolate naturally came before vanilla because hot chocolate was very popular in 17th-century Europe. In fact, the first frozen chocolate recipe was published in 1692 Naples in the book “The Modern Steward,” and much later chocolate ice cream found its way to the U.S. This day falls on June 7 to help us channel our inner Willy Wonka and pay tribute to this decadently frosty treat.

DOES THE SHADOW KNOW who Willy Wonka is? 

Willy Wonka is a fictional character appearing in British author Roald Dahl’s 1964 children’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

He is the eccentric founder and proprietor of the Wonka Chocolate Factory.

To celebrate National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, the National Today data science team surveyed 1,000 Americans about their ice cream-eating habit. Here are Americans’ favorite ice cream flavors.


1: Mint chocolate chip (16%)
2: Chocolate (15%)
3: Cookies and cream (15%)
4: Vanilla (12%)
5: Butter pecan (11%)
6: Rocky road (10%)
7: Strawberry (10%)
8: Chocolate chip (5%)
9: Neapolitan (4%)


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Patti, after reading her morning newspaper yesterday on D-Day, advised me of the below information. I waned to share it with all of you.

D-DAY .. JUNE 6, 1944 ..

The story of how 21 year old Maureen Flavin Sweeney, unknowingly affected the decision of the Allied Command Staff to delay the D-Day landings from June 5th to June 6th.


Fascinating all of the many articles about D-Day.

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Cap and Patti

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