This column initially appeared in the May 2020 edition of Gaston Alive! Magazine.
The fact that National Burger Month and Mother’s Day share the same month is purely a
coincidence. If it were up to my Mom, the month of May would also be National Salmon Month.
That may be her favorite entree. But salmon doesn’t quite have the same broad appeal that burgers do – unless you happen to be hanging out with a family of brown bears along the Brooks River Falls in Katmai National Park in Alaska.
Unfortunately, salmon is only given the celebratory treatment one day out of the year. National Salmon Day was somehow assigned to October 8 while the All-American burger gets all 31 days of May.
When it comes to Mother’s Day, my Dad has less of a chance messing up a good burger meal than a salmon meal. Or so we thought.