Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - June 18, 2021

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Five on Friday - June 18, 2021

Happy Father's Day weekend everyone!  Hope you will be able to enjoy some time with family and friends over the next few days.  Glad you popped in to see my five for today!  Let's get started ~

1.  Juneteenth
June 19 (Saturday) is a day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States.  This is the date that recognizes an event that took place in Texas in 1865.  The story goes that Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston on June 19, 1865, with the announcement of General Orders, Number 3.  The people learned for the first time that the Civil War was over.  Just this week Congress voted to make this a federal holiday.  

2.  12 Mighty Orphans
This movie is definitely going on my list of movies to see!  Here's the summary from Movie Insider ~
The true story of the Mighty Mites, the football team of a Fort Worth orphanage who, during the Great Depression, went from playing without shoes—or even a football—to playing for the Texas state championships. The architect of their success was Rusty Russell, a legendary high school coach who shocked his colleagues by giving up his privileged position to teach and coach at the orphanage. Few knew Rusty's secret: that he himself was an orphan. Recognizing that his scrawny players couldn't beat the other teams with brawn, Rusty developed innovative strategies that would come to define modern football. Over the course of their winning season, these ultimate underdogs became an inspiration to their city, state, and entire nation.

3.  SunPop Frozen Cocktails
Target is here to help us get summer started with their 12 count SunPops!  These frozen cocktails are only 100 calories and the variety pack flavors are peach, tropical, and strawberry.  Bring on the summer heat - we have SunPops to keep us cool!
4.  Women's Active Athletic Skort
I ordered this skort from Amazon for vacation and I'm thinking about ordering it in 5 different colors.  It fits great and is so, so comfortable!  We're headed to Disney in a couple weeks and I was looking for something to wear that was lightweight, easy to pack, and would dry quickly if we got caught in a rainstorm or went on a water ride.  I think I found the perfect thing!  It comes in 34 patterns/colors so there are plenty of options to choose from.

5.  Don't be fooled...

Have a wonderful weekend!  We are visiting my dad tomorrow and seeing our son and daughter-in-law on Sunday.  Fun times ahead!  I'm thinking about squeezing in some blackberry picking too.  I love that our lives are getting back to normal and our calendars are once again full!  See you next week.

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  1. So happy about the new national holiday. And to think it all started in Galveston so many years ago. Yay Texas!!

    Great skort. I have been looking for one but would like to try it on before buying. Ordered one last year on Amazon and it was skin tight when it arrived. Haven't tried it on again since the day it arrived. Wish it would fit better this summer.

  2. The movie you shared looks so good and I'm adding it to my list!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  3. That sounds like a fabulous movie!