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★~ Today’s Quote: “I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.”So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”J.R.R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring)
★~Waffle Day: “Lego my Eggo” No waffling on this holiday. Waffle day originated in Sweden as Våffeldagen. The holiday coincides with the Feast of the Annunciation and it is considered to be the start of spring for both Sweden and France.
While you are munching your waffle read a little Tolkien.
★~ Tolkien reading day: This day has significance to Tolkien’s readers, as it is the day of the Downfall of Sauron at the conclusion of the ‘War of the Ring’ in “The Lord of the Rings.”
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1954 – Radio Corporation of America (RCA) began commercial production of TV sets that were equipped to receive programs in living color. To buy one of those huge sets, television buyers spent $1,000 — and more.
♥~1967 – The Who made their U.S. debut in New York as part of a week-long rock extravaganza promoted by disc jockey Murray (the K) Kaufman. The Who were virtually unknown in America at the time and were not among the top-billed acts.
♥~ 1972 – Bobby Hull joined Howard Cosell to become only the second National Hockey League player to score 600 career goals. Hull played for the Chicago Blackhawks and Howe spent his NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings.
♥~ 1934 – Gloria Steinem feminist; publisher: Ms.
♥~ 1942 – Aretha Franklin ‘Lady Soul’: Grammy  Award-winning singer; Respect, Baby I Love You, Natural Woman, Chain of Fools, Think, Day Dreaming; first woman inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ; actress: The Blues Brothers
♥~ 1947 – Elton John (Reginald Kenneth Dwight) musician, singer songwriter: Your Song, Honky Cat, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Bennie & The Jets, Daniel, Philadelphia Freedom; actor: Tommy; established the Elton John Aids Foundation 
♥~ 1960 – Brenda Strong actress: The Last Guy on Earth, The Work and the Glory: A House Divided, The Kid and I, Starship Troopers, Exposed
♥~ 1962 – Marcia Cross actress: Desperate Housewives, Everwood, The Wind Effect, Living in Fear, Target Earth, All She Ever Wanted, M.A.N.T.I.S., Almost Grown, Pros and Cons
★~Did you Know:
♥~ Tolkien’s full name is John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. He was born January 3, 1892 in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
♥~ Tolkien’s four children were the ultimate inspiration for his fiction writing.
♥~ When Tolkien’s son Michael entered the army he listed his father’s profession on his paperwork as “Wizard.”
♥~ Three of the first languages that Tolkien worked on as a child were Animalic (he explored this one with friends, and did not actually invent it himself), Nevbosh (meaning “new nonsense,” Tolkien helped to construct it and enjoyed conversing with his friends in it), and Naffarin (the first language he worked on alone at age eight or nine.)
♥~ Ideas for exploring Tolkien’s books together are available online: Tolkien Society
What is your favorite waffle topping or are you more of a pancake sort of person. Did you know that you can make bacon with your waffle iron? Odd Loves Company! Leave a comment if you have the time….
Namarie! (Farewell in Elvish),
Post Updated: March 25, 2012