smokey-and-the-banditDo you have a favorite day of the year?  I do.  It’s October 4th

Growing up my mom was always celebrating various things throughout the year.  Of course she celebrated the big National Holidays but she also celebrated days like National Ice Cream Sundae Day and Crazy Hat day.  So it was completely normal for us to celebrate things that may be lesser known reasons to celebrate.

October 4th is one of my favorite days of the year.  And here’s why:  My formative years (high school) were in the late 70’s – the big movie series back in the day was Smokey and the Bandit with Burt Reynolds and they always talked back and forth with the truckers.  They would always sign off ” 10-4 Good Buddy! ”.

Then in the early 80?s my mom and I drove across the US and took a CB radio with us and talked with truckers along the way – it was dangerous because we would get laughing so hard we almost had to pull over several times.  Traveling with my mom that summer was just another reason I am hooked on travel today.

THEN in the later 80?s my sweetheart gave me his Beta Theta Pi pin on October 4.

THEN just after the millenium I passed the Outdoor Emergency Care exam and became a certified ski instructor and had to go back to my CB call numbers all over again 10 – 4 means YES affirmative everythings OK.

So actually over the past 30+ years 10-4 has always had a special place in my heart.