Regardless of the weather in your neck of the woods, today you will need an umbrella because it is UMBRELLA DAY!!! This handy little invention protects us from the elements year around. It can keep us dry and help keep the UV rays of the sun from doing damage to delicate skin in the summertime. I doubt we will be needing an umbrella for that purpose today. Most of us are still firmly in winter’s grip.
This is for my friends in the eastern United States.
I love all things retro, maybe because I’m old. How about a 1950’s umbrella fashion show?
An umbrella is the one accessory that can be a little off the wall. At one time I had one with music notes all over it and a keyboard around the edges. Why have a boring old black umbrella? I think letting your personality shine through is a great idea!
Now, among the heresies that are spoken in this matter is the habit of calling a grey day a “colourless” day. Grey is a colour, and can be a very powerful and pleasing colour…. A grey clouded sky is indeed a canopy between us and the sun; so is a green tree, if it comes to that. But the grey umbrellas differ as much as the green in their style and shape, in their tint and tilt. One day may be grey like steel, and another grey like dove’s plumage. One may seem grey like the deathly frost, and another grey like the smoke of substantial kitchens. – G.K. Chesterton, Alarms and Discursions, “The Glory of Grey”
Then I suppose some people would be happy with a grey umbrella – huh.
There is a facebook page to visit, though it doesn’t look like much has been posted lately. https://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Umbrella-Day/216304411725112
I think the most memorable character with an umbrella in my mind is Mary Poppins, the all-together Nanny to two adorable children.
Who could forget Gene Kelly singing in the rain?
How about a great country song?
And finally, the little paper umbrellas we dress up our beverages with.
Somebody is getting ready for… MARDI GRAS!!! LOL… too cute!
Whether you prance around with your umbrella at work, watch an old movie with a signature umbrella, listen to a country song about little umbrellas or make cocktail umbrellas… remember to share the memory with someone. It’s all about making memories. Wink! 😉