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March 10, 2012
★~ Today’s Quote: We’ve begun to long for the pitter-patter of little feet – so we bought a dog. Well, it’s cheaper, and you get more feet. Rita Rudner
★~ Measure-Your-Feet-Day: (Note: In 2012-Measure feet day moved to January 23, 2012)
I have no idea why, but what can it hurt? I have very narrow, long feet (9 AAA); Cole has giant feet (12 and 1/2 inches). Joe always said he had Jesus feet (11 and 1/2 inches). I have to admit his feet were pretty and perfect—of course, he was terrified of not wearing shoes, and used to sleep with them beside the bed. My dad once announced that my mom would be 3 inches taller if she did not have so much turned-under for feet—and she retorted, “I could put both my feet in your mouth and still have room to run around.” OK. Moving along ….
★~ Today In History:
♥~ 1941 – The Brooklyn Dodgers announced that their players would wear batting helmets during the 1941 baseball season. General Manager Larry MacPhail (he started the Dodger dynasty in the thirties) predicted that all baseball players would soon be wearing the new devices. He was right.
♥~ 1980 – Scarsdale Diet author Dr. Herman Tarnower was shot to death at his Purchase, New York home. Jean Harris was arrested and convicted of the crime. New York Governor Mario Cuomo granted Harris clemency and she was released from prison in 1993.
♥~ 1979 – Chart Topper: Gloria Gaynor started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Will Survive’, also a No.1 in the UK. The song was originally released as the B-side to a song first recorded by The Righteous Brothers called ‘Substitute.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1945 – Katharine Houghton (Grant)actress: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Billy Bathgate, The Night We Never Met; niece of actress Katharine Hepburn
♥~ 1958 – Sharon Stone actress: Last Dance, Casino, The Specialist, Basic Instinct, Total Recall, War & Remembrance series, Above the Law, Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol, Allan Quartermain and the Lost City of Gold, King Solomon’s Mines, Calendar Girl Murders, Deadly Blessing, The Bay City Blues
★~ Did you know:
♥~ Madeline Albrechy hold the world record for longest running feet sniffing career at 5,600. She works for Dr. Scholl’s.
♥~The average person takes 10,000 steps per day. That’s equal to 115,000 miles in a lifetime, enough to circle the world four times. Thank God! I always worry about getting enough exercise!
♥~ 9 our of 10 women wear shoes that are too small for them…Women experience foot problems four times more often than men. Mmm…I wonder why?
♥~ The average foot gets two sizes longer when a person stands up–so if you are worried about big feet-remain seated.
In honor of measure-your-feet day … share something about your feet. Something vital—like what is your favorite toenail color? Or does your mother insist that people without painted toenails are uncouth? Or maybe it’s time to schedule a pedicure … you know, just in case my mom stops by for an El Morno cuppa.
Share with me in the comment section of Odd, because you know Odd loves company …. If you don’t have the time to visit right now … there is always tomorrow! Have a great day, and remember to put your best foot forward! (Oh, come on … you saw that coming.)