Beth Siegalkoff

Here is a fun holiday many of us have fantasized about at one time or another – Be a Millionaire Day! A millionaire is someone who is worth a million units in his or her country’s currency.

According to the 2014 Global Wealth Report, a study conducted by the Boston Consulting Group, there were about 16 million millionaire households in 2013. Now that was 6 years ago, and the economy has improved considerably so I am sure there are a few more millionaires to add to the total but, in 2014, the United States had the highest number of millionaires at 7.1 million households, with China coming in second at 2.4 millionaire households.

Now I am sure quite a few of us have reached having a million dollars during our lifetime, just not all at one time.

Now if you are of the mind to have that million and have not achieved it, there is no time like the present to get started making plans.

Making a business plan, enrolling in programs to get that degree that will help you obtain that elusive all-at-once million dollars. Or you can just sit back since you may be forced to stay at home at this time and dream about what you would do if you were a millionaire.

FYI – Did you know John Jacob Astor was thought to be the first multi-millionaire in the United States? His estimated net worth as a percentage of the gross domestic product of the United States at the time of his death in 1884 makes him the 5th richest American in history. I wonder if he was happy. After all, money cannot buy happiness.

The Sacramento County Fair Virtual Junior Livestock Auction is this weekend. If you have in mind to put fresh meat in your freezer, this is the perfect opportunity to support the 4-H, FFA, and independent members by bidding on their animals. The bidding will start at 10 a.m. on May 21. The sheep, goats and steers will sell on May 22 at 10 a.m., and the pigs, small animals, and eggs will sell on May 23 at 10 a.m.

To register to buy animals, go to www.sacfair.com<http://www.sacfair.com>.

For more information, call the fair office at 916-263-2975. Good luck to all the sellers and the bidders.

Shout out to Joe and Irene Grubba. Tomorrow is Joe Grubba Day in Herald. Joe was one of the first volunteer firemen for the Herald Fire Department. He knew just about everybody and their kids by their first name and made sure newcomers felt welcomed and the Herald community was safe. Thanks, Joe. I hope you are enjoying retirement.

Congratulations to the 2020 high school seniors from Galt and Liberty Ranch. Your first responsibility in order to graduate is to return all your textbooks, novels, athletic uniforms, and borrowed class equipment and technology devices – today for Galt High and tomorrow for Liberty Ranch.

Flower of the day: Teddy Bear Sunflower; Recipe of the Day: Strawberry Jam

Dates to remember:

Monday, May 25 – Memorial Day – the day we honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Please fly your flags proudly.

Monday, June 1 – Arcohe 8th grade Promotion Drive-thru

Wednesday, June 3 – Arcohe technology and textbook drop-off

Until new week – Be strong, be courageous and make a memory.