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What is the Suburban Charred Meat Festival?
What is Life Day?
What is Critters' Day?
Critters' Day, orginally called Cats' Day, started many years ago
when we decided to have a birthday party for our cats - at the time Goober
. Because our girls loved a traditional Thanksgiving feast
that is what we cooked for them, usually around the end of March
or beginning of April because Goober's birthday was March 15 and
Lunch's birthday was April 15, aka Tax Day
. One year, we actually invited friends and family and asked them to bring donations for the Dane County Humane Society
in lieu of gifts. It was a fun party.
The tradition evolved over the years to include our puppy Nibbler
thus the change to "Critters' Day", and it's now held in early May
because our current critters's birthdays take place throughout the
summer and early fall. We still have a traditional Thanksgiving
dinner, but the guest list usually comprises our gaming group, who
bring the sides and desserts.What is the Suburban Charred Meat Festival?
The Suburban Charred Meat Festival is the alternate name for our annual Independence Day
Party. We provide the meat, which also
products for the vegetarians and vegans among our family
and friends. We ask that guests bring sides, desserts, beverages
(including alcohol), lawn chairs, and fireworks to share. We
provide some of this, too. Leave any fireworks that fly into the air at
home. Anything that is lit and stays on the ground is okay. Remember
that we live only two blocks from the police and fire stations.What is Life Day?
On December fifth when Lori was fifteen, she tried to commit suicide
because she battled depression
for the first time and just wanted the
pain and stress to end. Mercifully, friends found her and stopped
her. The next day, one of them showed her a beautiful sunset
said, "See what you would have missed?" Since then, Lori has
celebrated what she calls "Life Day", and no, she did not get the name
for this tradition from the Star Wars Holiday Special
which she has never seen. Rather, she celebrates the fact that
she still is alive by taking the day off of work, watching the
sunset at approximately 4:23 PM, then watching It's a Wonderful Life
, which is her favorite holiday film.