Happy Holiday!

No doubt, you think that I mean Halloween.  That’s a fine holiday and all, but it pales in comparison to the holiday we should all be celebrating today: Nevada Day!

Yep, that’s right.  My home state officially entered the union on All Hallow’s Eve.  I don’t know what kinds of evils that portends (probably cannibal pioneers, legalized gambling, prostitution, and nuclear waste dumps, for starters).   My guess is that in 1864 in the blistering southwest with very little water, the founders weren’t worried about getting their sod houses toilet papered during their statehood celebrations.  I just know that as a child, it meant that I had the whole day to work on my costume and plan the perfect trick or treating route through surrounding neighborhoods.

I hope you’ll think kindly of the Silver State as you gorge yourself on candy this evening.

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