I am almost always smiling. I do not mean to smile all the time. I just do. While checking out at a store, I once had a cashier tell me he  had never seen someone smile as much as I did. Still smiling, I just laughed at his comment and said, “People tell me that all the time…”

Despite my love of smiling, news was something that very rarely made me smile as a kid. I thought it was plain boring.  It was not until I came to college that I began to follow the news. I started to realize the importance of knowing what was going on in the world we live in. Coming to this conclusion, I began to make an effort to become more aware of what was going on in the news.

Although I am no longer a kid, I still struggle with finding the news to be boring. I began to think about what I find to be interesting and remembered my love for little-known holidays. Almost everyday there is a holiday that very few people know about. If I could combine a holiday with a news story, I could create something that is sure to interest me. 

Known as “The Duchess” Who Wasn’t Day, Aug. 27 celebrates an author who wrote under the pseudonym ” The Duchess.” Thus, on Aug. 27, 2011 thedayduchess made its debut.


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