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★~Todays El Morno Sunrise: “Early Dawn” taken by Hawk Durham. Love the colors, and the shadows. So pretty!
★~ Today’s Quote: Too few people understand a really good sandwich. ~ James Beard
★~ It’s Eat a Hoagie Day!
The hoagie, also known as a sub or grinder, name originated in the city of Philadelphia. One story claims that the Italian immigrants who worked at a shipyard called Hog Island during World War I would bring giant sandwiches for lunch. The workers were nicknamed “hoggies” so eventually the name was associated with the large sandwiches but the spelling evolved over time. Today is a great day to eat a hoagie!
★~ National Creme Filled Donut Day:
There is a creme donut with your name on it…..out there calling you…your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to find that donut and devour it.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1814 – Frances Scott Key, an attorney in Washington, DC, was aboard a warship that was bombarding Fort McHenry (an outpost protecting the city of Baltimore, MD). Keywrote some famous words to express his feelings. Those words became The Star-Spangled Banner, which officially became the U.S. national anthem by an act of Congress in 1931.
♥~ 1965 – F-Troop premiered on ABC-TV. The nutty post-Civil War sitcom ran through Aug 31, 1967.
♥~ 1972- The Walton’s aired for the first time on CBS-TV. Families tuned in every Thursday night to get a TV view of the life happenings of the Walton family. The Depression years (and later) story, narrated by its creator, Earl Hamner, Jr., was seen through the eyes of the oldest of 7 children, John Boy, portrayed by Emmy Award-winning actor Richard Thomas. Can we all remember how the show ended? Good night, John Boy”, “Good night, Jim-Bob”, “Good night, Elizabeth” ….
♥~ 1978 – The first show of the TV series Mork & Mindy, starring the irrepressible Robin Williams as Mork and actress Pam Dawber as Mindy, aired on ABC-TV. Mork had made an earlier (February, 1978) appearance, landing on earth during an episode of Happy Days. Na nu, na nu.
♥~ 1991 – San Antonio police arrested a 76-year-old man in an anti-prostitution sweep. From jail he called his 102-year-old mother for help. He said he couldn’t call his wife—she’d kill him.
♥~ 1936 – Walter Koenig actor: Star Trek, Antony and Cleopatra, Moontrap
♥~ 1947 – Jon ‘Bowzer’ Bauman singer: group: Sha Na Na: LP: Rock & Roll is Here to Stay!; VJ: VH-1
♥~ 1947 – Sam Neill actor: In the Mouth of Madness, Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, The Piano, Jurassic Park, The Hunt for Red October, Sleeping Dogs, Ivanhoe, The Final Conflict, My Brilliant Career
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ In the U.S. alone, more than 10 billion donuts are made every year.
♥~ On one of his expeditions,Admiral Richard Byrd, a noted donut-lover, took along 100 barrels of donut flour, enough for two years’ worth of donuts.
♥~ Legend has it that dunking donuts first became a trend when actress Mae Murray accidentally dropped a donut into her coffee while dining at Lindy’s Deli on Broadway in New York City.
♥~ According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the record for donut eating is held by a man named John Haight, who consumed 52 ounces of donuts (about 26 average donuts – or 20 Tom and Son’s donuts) in just over six minutes in 1981.
♥~ The largest doughnut ever made was an American-style jelly doughnut weighing 1.7 tons (3739 lbs), which was 4.9 m (16 ft) in diameter and 40.6 (16in) high in the center. It was made in Utica, New York, USA on January 21, 1993
★~ Walton Pop Quiz:
- What State did the Walton family live in?
- How many of the Walton Children were boys:
- What term of endearment did Grandma Walton use to address Grandpa Walton:
- The Baldwin sisters. were always offering up a drink to their guests that was actually moonshine created by their father. What did they call the moonshine formula?
- What is the name of the youngest Walton?