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June 29, 2011
★~ Today’s Quote: If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
★~ National Waffle Iron Day:
The earliest waffle iron was made in the 14th century in Belgium. However, it wasn’t until 1869 that Cornelius Swarthout patented the American waffle iron. Then in 1911, General Electric produced the first electric waffle iron. The rest is on your breakfast plate in the form of a fluffy delicious, golden brown homemade waffles.
I know waffles are hard to whip up on a work day with short notice so feel free to celebrate waffle Iron day this weekend with your favorite toppings! Syrup, whipped cream, fruit, chocolate, jam….
★~ Camera Day:
If my house caught on fire, after grabbing all living creatures–I would grab my camera. You would want pictures of the cute firemen, wouldn’t you?? I have always loved cameras and while I am most definitely a rank amateur, I think I have a knack for catching the moment most of the time because I always have my camera and I take tons of pictures–most of which will dumped into my digital garbage can. Celebrating the camera is easy–just enjoy a day of taking pictures or share some of your favorite pictures…or spend some time organizing and tagging your pictures…Ok, I will stop now.
★~ Buttercrunch Day:
Buttercrunch is a combination of toffee and chocolate. Today, we are adding some toasted almond sprinkles to this delicious treat–aren’t we fancy? During World War II, we shipped a buttercrunch candy called Almond Roca to our troops and boosted their morale. I don’t know that for a fact, but think about it– if you are on the front line–a tin of toffee, almonds, and chocolate is bound to make you want to come out of the trenches firing! Celebrate today by doing your patriotic duty and eating an Almond Roca. If you want to be a rebel, have buttercrunch ice cream. If you want to make your own, click here for a recipe.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1925 – A patent for the frosted electric light bulb was filed by Marvin Pipkin. What a bright idea. The frosting inside the light bulb created less glare because it diffused the light emitted, spreading it over a wider area, providing a much softer glow.
♥~ 1940 – Brenda Starr, the first cartoon strip by a woman (Dale Messick), appeared in The Chicago Tribune.
♥ ~ 1985 – John Lennon’s 1965 Rolls-Royce Phantom V limousine, with psychedelic paintwork, sold for a record sum of $3,006,385, at a Sotheby’s auction in New York.
♥~ 1987 – Vincent Van Gogh’s Le Pont de Trinquetaille brought in $20.6 million at an auction in London, England. No one knows who the anonymous European collector was who paid that staggering price for the piece of art. No one, that is, except the buyer.
♥ ~ 1991 – Cher started a six-week run at No.1 on the UK album charts with ‘Love Hurts’.
♥~ 2007 – The Apple iPhone went on sale across the U.S.
♥~ 1868 – George Ellery Hale: American astronomer; developed the Hale telescope.
♥~ 1900 – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry French aviator and writer. He is best known for his book, The Little Prince (1943).
♥ ~ 1910 – Frank Loesser songwriter: Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition, Baby It’s Cold Outside, On a Slow Boat to China, Once in Love with Amy, Luck Be a Lady, Thumbelina; died July 28, 1969
♥~ 1943 – Bob Brunning musician: guitar: group: Fleetwood Mac: Don’t Stop, Rhiannon, Dreams, Go Your Own Way, Black Magic Woman; author: The Fleetwood Mac Story: Rumours and Lies, Behind the Masks, Blues: The British Connection
♥~ 1965 – Matthew Weiner, Producer, writer : Mad Men, The Sopranos.
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ Photography was first used in the year 1839 by Sir John Herschel. Modern photography began in the 1820s with the first permanent photographs.
♥~ The word photography derives from the Greek words ‘photos’ – meaning light and ‘graphien’ – to draw. p
♥~ The owner of Kodak (George Eastman) named his company after the sound the he thought the camera shutter made.
♥~ The first digital camera offered to consumers was only 1.4 mega-pixels and cost around $10,000.
♥~ The most expensive camera in the world named “Daguerreotype” and is worth $132,000.
♥~ Barack Obama’s official portrait was taken with a digital camera, a Presidential first.
When my husband visited our son, Michael, at boot camp, he found him marching smartly with his unit. Michael’s father proudly approached the soldiers and began to snap photo after photo. Embarrassed and worried about getting into trouble, Michael looked straight ahead and didn’t change his expression.
Suddenly his drill sergeant barked, “Comito, give me 25 push-ups. And the next time your daddy wants your picture, you smile!” (Readers Digest)
Hope everyone has a winning Wednesday! Can you believe June is almost over?? My mom and our friend Norma left yesterday and their visit flew by so speedy quick! I am getting ready for a tail wagging 4th of July weekend….not one of my campers favorite holidays but most certainly one of Cole’s. What is new with you? If you have a morno moment leave a comment…Odd Loves Company!