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May 27, 2011
★~ Today’s Quote: The past is a guidepost, not a hitching post.~L.Thomas Holdcroft
★~ Sunscreen Day:
Sunscreen Day: Summer is here, and this day offers you a friendly reminder to protect your skin from the sun. Applying your choice of sunscreen will protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays and keep it healthy and vibrant.
★~ National Grape Popsicle Day;
When I read about how the Popsicle was invented, I immediately thought it was a good thing that Mrs. Epperson did not tell her son, “Frankie, “come clean up that soda pop mess, RIGHT NOW!,” or the popsicle might never have been invented. Little Frank Epperson was just eleven years old when he made a soft drink one winter night in 1905 by mixing soda water powder and water, a popular concoction at the time. He left a stirring stick in it and mistakenly left it on the porch overnight. The next morning, Frank found the concoction frozen to the stick, tasted it, and showed it to friends. Eighteen years later, in 1923, he applied for a patent on his “frozen ice on a stick.” He decided to call the novelty the Eppsicle ice pop and began producing the frozen treat in several different flavors. A father by then, his children had begun referring to the Eppsicle as the Popsicle. That name has stuck for nearly a century. Today is called Grape Popsicle Day because that was the first flavor Frank Eppsicle made, but you can celebrate Popsicle Day with your favorite flavor!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1790 – In England 19-year-old heir Jeremiah Carlton went to bed and stayed 70 years just because he wanted to. More than 40 servants fed and bathed him until he died in bed at age 89.
♥~ 1930- Richard Drew patented cellophane tape.
♥~ 1933- Walt Disney’s Oscar-winning animated short “The Three Little Pigs” was first released.
♥~ 1957 – That’ll be the Day, by The Crickets and featuring Buddy Holly, was released by Brunswick Records. On September 14th, the tune became the most popular record in the U.S. It was the first hit for Holly and his group after two previous releases went nowhere on Decca Records in 1956.
♥~ 1992- “Big Snow” of Deuchar, Queensland, Australia, weighed in as the world’s heaviest chicken at 23 pounds.
♥~ 1999 – The restoration of The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci went on display in Milan, Italy. The restoration, in the refectory of the Milanese Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, took 22 years to complete.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1837 – Wild Bill (James Butler) Hickok U.S. Marshall, frontiersman, army scout, gambler, legendary marksman; shot [from behind] and killed Aug 2, 1876 while playing poker holding a pair of aces and a pair of eights [known since as the ‘dead man’s hand’]
♥~ 1936 – Lou Gossett Jr. Academy Award-winning actor: An Officer and a Gentleman ; Emmy Award winner: Roots-Part Two ; Sadat, Enemy Mine, Iron Eagle series
♥~ 1955 – Richard Schiff actor: The West Wing, The Bodyguard, Hoffa, Ghost in the Machine, The Hudsucker Proxy, Volcano, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, The Pentagon Wars, Deep Impact, Crazy in Alabama, Forces of Nature
♥~ 1961 – Cathy Silvers actress: Happy Days; Phil Silvers’ daughter
♥~ 1965 – Todd Bridges actor: Diff’rent Strokes, Fish, Home Boys, Twice Dead
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ Cherry is the No. 1 Popsicle flavor
♥~ During World War 2, the eighth Air force unit chose popsicles as a symbol of American life
♥~ The very first ice cream man sold Popsicles from a horse-drawn cart to children in Nebraska
♥~ Popsicles sticks are made of birch
♥~ The twin popsicle was invented during the great depressions, so two children could share one popsicle for just a nickel
★~ Today’s Silly:
A family went to a ranch to go on a horse ride. They all had the chance to pick out their own horses. The dad was the last to pick his out because he helped his kids all get on their horses first. As he kicked his foot into the stirrup, an old ranch hand, leaning against a fencepost, drawled out “I dunno about that ol’ nag, mister. She don’t look so good.”
The dad, sweating and ready to start said “She looks fine to me. Can we just get going?” The ranch hand shook his head and said “It’s your ride, mister.” And motioned to the lead horse to get started. The horses knew the way and started off.
About an hour later, the family returned. The dad was all covered in dust. His face was all scratched up and his shirt had been torn in several places. “This is an outrage!” he yelled. “This horse ran into trees, tore through thorn bushes and ran headlong into low hanging branches. It’s like she’s blind!”
The ranch hand pulled a piece of straw from between his teeth and said “Well, she is.”
“Why didn’t you warn me?” screamed the dad.
“I did” said the ranch hand. “I told you she don’t look so good.”
Well the Woozle did not get me last night so I’m back and happy to wish you a Good El Morno.
Hope you have a fantastic Friday! If you have a chance let me know what your favorite flavor of popsicle is….cause you know Odd Loves Company. My favorite is flavor is Cherry, of-course.