'Pinch Punch ... first of the month!'
Ever heard that saying?
When I was at school we used to say that to each other on the first day of the month ... and today of course is July 1st ... so appropriate to share this greeting with you I think?
But where does it come from?
Well, some stories say that it has its origins with George Washington, one of the founding fathers and the first president of the United States of America.
Apparently, during his time as president, on the first day of each month Washington would meet with Indian tribes and supply fruit punch with an added pinch of salt.
This became known as ‘pinch punch on the first of the month’.
How this developed to the childish tradition of actually punching and pinching someone while chanting that little ditty is beyond me ... but hey... it's interesting. Well I think it is.
And appropriate to share it this month in particular because in a couple of days - July 4th - the USA will celebrate Independence Day, after which Washington took up his presidency.
SO ... a new month lies ahead ... and here's something inspiring to set us on our way!
Have a great July everyone!