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★~ Quote: Mistakes are the portals of discovery ~ James Joyce
★~ Recess at Work Day:
Everyone needs a break from the daily grind of work. Summer is the perfect time to mix it up a little with your co-workers by having office recess. Celebrate today by lightening up at work and planning a future summer Recess-at-Work Day that will be fun for everyone.
★~ Fudge Day:
Nothing bad can come from a mixture of butter, sugar and milk. Can you believe that fudge used to be chocolate-less? The concept of fudge originated in the late 17th century with a candy called Scottish Tablet. This confection has a hard consistency and is made from sugar, butter and condensed milk. These days, fudge can be made in a lot of different ways, but the most important ingredient is always chocolate! Celebrating Fudge Day is as easy as eating a piece of fudge.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1904~ Bloomsday and James Joyce. It commemorates the day on which the events of his novel Ulysses take place. Joyce chose June 16th, 1904, for the setting because it was the day of his first date with Nora Barnacle, his future wife
♥ ~ 1967 – The Monterey International Pop Festival got underway at the Monterey Fairgrounds in Northern California. Fifty thousand spectators flocked to the first major rock festival in U.S. history. Ticket prices ranged from $3.50 to $6.50 to see more than two dozen rock acts, including Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, The Mamas and the Papas, The Who and The Grateful Dead. The festival was immortalized in D.A. Pennebaker’s 1969 documentary Monterrey Pop.
♥~ 1981 – The Chicago Tribune purchased the Chicago Cubs baseball team from the P.K. Wrigley Chewing Gum Company for $20.5 million. The Wrigley family had controlled the team for over 60 years. The sale ended the longest continuous ownership of a team that stayed put in its original city.
♥ ~ 1999 – Cher launched her Do You Believe? Tour in Phoenix, Arizona. The CD had become a worldwide smash, and the single made Cher, at 52, the oldest woman to have a song hit #1. It was also the first time in nearly a decade that the Cher had done a concert tour.
♥~ 1938 – Joyce Carol Oates novelist: The Time Traveler, Triumph of the Spider Monkey
♥~ 1955 – Laurie Metcalf Emmy Award-winning actress: Roseanne; A Dangerous Woman, JFK, Pacific Heights, Uncle Buck, Desperately Seeking Susan
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ Ireland has no snakes.
♥~ There is a village in Kerry called Inch and on a road sign outside the village there is this “Inch 1 Mile”. Confusing or what?
♥~ Kilkenny born architect James Hoban designed the White House and also the official residence of the Irish president, Aras an Uachtarain.
♥~ The home of Guinness is in Dublin.The famous Guinness Brewery at St.James’ Gate, Dublin has a 9,000 year lease.
♥~ An Irishman will always soften bad news, so that a major coronary is no more than ‘a bad turn’ and a near hurricane that leaves thousands homeless is ‘good drying weather’.Hugh Leonard
♥~ Ireland has won the Nobel prize for literature on four occasions with George Bernard Shaw, William Butler Yeats, Samuel Beckett and Seamus Heaney.
★~ Today’s Giggle:
“Just a minute sir,” said the girl on the desk.
“Thank you,” said the Kerryman and hung up
(did you have to read it twice?)
Hope ye morn is tops and ye day is filled with the things you love most and you have a Guinness waiting for you at the end of it.
So do you have Irish roots? My mother is a Murphy…
I keep asking everyone if they know her great Aunt Mary Elizabeth Murphy and the all assure me they do!!! If you have a morno moment leave me a comment. Odd Loves Company!