National Milkman Day

June 26 is Milkman Day. Sponsored by Smith Brothers Farm, its purpose is (to quote from their official site): “To honor our hard working milkmen, those purveyors of freshness delivering farm fresh dairy to the families for decades, we have declared June 26th as National Milkman Day. While it is not officially recognized as a National Holiday, we will not rest until Milkmen have their own day of celebration just as our great US Presidents, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Easter Bunny have received for generations.”

As they continue: “June is National Dairy month. So why wouldn’t milkmen get at least one day? Join us in celebrating milkmen and support our mission to make this a true national celebration!”

If you go to their Facebook page ( in the near future, you can take their Which Milkman Are You quiz, which automatically enters you into a pool to win the 2016 official Milkman T-Shirt. In case you are wondering, I got “old school milkman.” 🙂

I like this holiday. When I was little, we didn’t have a milkman come to the door, but we did go to the dairy to pick up our milk in glass bottles, which were then returned and recycled. What could be a better outing for a small child than being able to go into the barn to see (& smell!) the cows?

And certainly nothing goes better with an Oreo cookie than a glass of cold milk.


Quotes about milk (couldn’t find any about milkmen, alas)

Think what a better world it would be if we all–the whole world–had cookies and milk about three o’ clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap.–Robert Fulghum

The cow is of the bovine ilk; one end is moo, the other milk.–Ogden Nash (Free Wheeling)

Don’t lose your time gazing at the spilled milk. There are other cows to milk.–Bangambiki Habyarimana (The Great Pearl of Wisdom)

Everything gets better with milk.–Debasish Mridha

You can only milk a cow so long, then you’re left holding the pail.–Hank Aaron

Ireland, in breadth, and for wholesomeness and serenity of climate, far surpasses Britain; for the snow scarcely ever lies there above three days: no man makes hay in the summer for winter’s provision, or builds stables for his beasts of burden… the island abounds in milk and honey.–Venerable Bede

I love milk so much! I make a point of drinking a glass of milk every day. So now anyone who did those milk ads with the milk mustaches, they’re my heroes.–Natalie Portman

Stay away from milk. It is nature’s perfect food – but only if you are a calf.–Mark Hyman

I don’t believe that you have to be a cow to know what milk is.–Ann Landers

I think all cats are wild. They only act tame if there’s a saucer of milk in it for them.–Douglas Adams (Last Chance to See)

Opie, you haven’t finished your milk. We can’t put it back in the cow, you know.–Aunt Bee (The Andy Griffith Show)

A cheese may disappoint. It may be dull, it may be naive, it may be oversophisticated. Yet it remains, cheese, milk’s leap toward immortality.–Clifton Fadiman

Bread, milk and butter are of venerable antiquity. They taste of the morning of the world.–Leigh Hunt (The Seer)

I won’t eat any cereal that doesn’t turn the milk purple.–Bill Watterson (from a Calvin & Hobbes strip)

Don’t cry over spilled milk.–American Proverb

Parties who want milk should not seat themselves on a stool in the middle of the field in hope that the cow will back up to them.–Elbert Hubbard

Fortunately the Milk. (title of a children’s book by Neil Gaiman)

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