Thursday, July 22, 2010

National Hot Dog Day is In the Pink - Postcard Friendship Friday # 21


July 23rd is National Hot Dog Day in America!  I chose this postcard because hot dogs and baseball go together, er, hand and glove. 

No one knows how this holiday got started, but perhaps we celebrate this day because Hot dogs are an American tradition.  Hot Dogs are roasted on the grill and at picnics all across the country. They are at the ballpark. They are sold from carts on street corners in every city. They are toasted on sticks over back yard barbecue pits and over woodland camp fires.  It's not hard to find them.

Each year Americans buy over 837 packages of hot dogs and at baseball stadiums 24 million hot dogs are consumed.  They are delicious!  So what's in a Hot dog?  Don't ask--sometimes it's best if you don't know!

Happy National Hot Dog Day!

I apologize that I must combine Pink Saturday with PFF because I will be away from my computer until Monday.  Thank you for your patience!  Be sure to drop by Gemma's Weekend Mailbox for more fun mail-related stuff. 


  



18 comments:

Lois said...

I'm glad you reminded me about National Hot Dog Day! I'll have to have one for lunch now.

MrCachet said...

I see from the reverse (message side) that the artist is Tom McNeely, but he was obviously commissioned to do the card by Fleetwood. It is a First Day Card.I had my covers for the issue canceled at Cooperstown.

Clytie said...

What a wonderful postcard! I'm not a big hot dog person ... someone once told me the reason I don't like to watch baseball is because I don't like hotdogs, I loathe beer, and I can't stand peanuts. Ack, at least I like apple pie!!!

Snap said...

I hope you are having fun this weekend! I'll have a hot dog tomorrow at the ball game and think of you!

Aimee said...

Love that card and stamp! I'm a big baseball fan, but not a big hot dog fan!

Linda said...

Yum, hot dogs! Nothing like one at a baseball game, backyard BBQ or even from one of the carts in New York City. Happy PFF, Beth!

Aimee Dars said...

Many baseball stadiums even offer vegetarian hot dogs these days! : )

What a neat postcard! Thanks for hosting PFF!

www.dakotaboo.com said...

Pretty sure we don't celebrate National Hot Dog day here in the UK. I do have a fond memory from a holiday a couple of years ago where the 5 of us in the family went to see a baseball game in Boston. I'd already eaten way too much but just had to have a hot dog to accompany the game. The whole day was great but the kids enjoyed the frisby catching dog who entertained us during one of the intervals best.

Funoldhag said...

Beautiful card - how perfect for your combnation Pink-PFF. Carol

Dorincard said...

Nice maximum card - colorful and neatly designed. Best wishes! :)

Debs said...

as a long time veggie i'll skip the hotdogs but baseball has always fascinated me - i LOVE the kit! happy PFF!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I've just been to look up what is a genuine hot dog, but all it's done is to make me feel hungry. :)

Great card! Baseball is a mystery to me. :)

Joy said...

Love the colours of the card.
I eat veggie hot dogs and they taste pretty much the same as the mainstream ones, maybe there is no difference:-) Baseball rules are a bit of a mystery to me but it looks like a great game.

Bob of Holland said...

Beth, a combination of National Hot Dog Day, Pink Saturday and PFF in one long weekend must be overwhelming. Sounds pretty healthy to leave your computer for a while(:

Bonnie said...

I do fancy about the hot dog stuff. It's funny how people on earth can describe different words to mean one single thing.

Interesting info and the colourful pinky postcard.

I am hoping that the participants have a Pop Up Comment Window so I can leave a comment when I pay them a visit.

It is just unfortunate that I can't do that to some who have Embedded Below Post Comment Window setting.

My apology to most of you.

Anyhow, Happy PFF to you all!

Carole said...

Cool postcard!

I recently took several photos of a baseball mural in Silverton. Worth a look if you've never seen it.

Marydon said...

We just had our hot dogs for the week ...

Have a lovely PINK weekend ~
TTFN ~Hugs, Marydon

suesueb said...

Loved reading the history of the hotdog and the nostalgic postcard! The name of your blog is precious and unique, maybe that's why hearts can break? Hope you have a wonderful pink day and great week!!