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November 26th, 2011
★~ Today’s Quote: Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. Lewis Carroll
★~ Shopping Reminder Day:
10 days until St. Nicholas Day (12/6/2011)
24 days until Hanukkah starts (12/20)
26 days until the winter Solstice (12/22)
28 days until Christmas (12/25)
30 days until Boxing day(12/26)
30 days until Kwanzaa starts (12/26/2011)
I have now fulfilled my obligation to celebrate this day…please feel free to share these reminders with others.
If you do shop for any of these holidays…Consider shopping at a small business.
★~ Small Business Day:
In an age of global markets and capitalism, it’s far too easy for small businesses to struggle and fail, even if they have superior products and services. We have the power to change this, and Small Business Saturday encourages people everywhere to shop with small businesses for just one day, and to change the world a little bit.
★~ Cake Day:
Let’s Eat Cake! Pie is so yesterday! Did you know that the word “cake” comes from the Old Norse word, “kaka,” meaning a baked flour confection? Whether you prefer vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, or even the pineapple-upside-down variety, grab a slice of your favorite cake to celebrate this delicious day! I shall eat my cake in the bathtub.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1864 – Charles Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, gave his young friend Alice Liddell a hand-printed version of his book Alice’s Adventures Underground. He inscribed it: “A Christmas Gift to a Dear Child, in Memory of a Summer Day.” It was a reference to a long boat trip on the Isis River the summer before, when Dodgson had first told 10-year-old Alice and her sisters Lorina and Edith the story of a little girl and her magical adventures underground. The version that he presented to Alice Liddell had 37 illustrations that he drew himself.
♥~ 1896 – The University of Chicago defeated the University of Michigan, 7-6, at the Chicago Coliseum. It was the first major college football game played indoors.
♥~ 1922 – The tomb of the Boy King, Tutankhamen (Tut) was discovered in Egypt by Lord Carnarvon of England and Howard Carter of the United States. The find was called, “The greatest archaeological discovery of all time.
♥~ 1994 – The Eagles’ Hell Freezes Over, signaling the band’s reunion (after fourteen years), hit #1 (for two weeks) on U.S. album charts
♥~ 1933 – Robert Goulet singer: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, My Love Forgive Me, Camelot; actor: Mr. Wrong, Camelot, I’d Rather be Rich, Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear, Scrooged, Blue Light; died Oct 30, 2007
♥~ 1939 – Tina Turner (Annie Bullock) Grammy Award-winning Pop Singer of the Year ; What’s Love Got to Do with It, Private Dancer, We Don’t Need Another Hero, Theme from Goldeneye; w/Ike Turner: A Fool in Love, Proud Mary; Ike’s ex
★~ Did You Know: Historical Trivia:
Early politicians required feedback from the public to determine what the people considered important. Since there were no telephones, TV’s or radios, the politicians sent their assistants to local taverns, pubs, and bars. They were told to ‘go sip some Ale and listen to people’s conversations and political concerns. Many assistants were dispatched at different times. ‘You go sip here’ and ‘You go sip there.’ The two words ‘go sip’ were eventually combined when referring to the local opinion and, thus we have the term ‘gossip.’
Hope everyone is enjoying Thanksgiving leftovers and a wonderful holiday weekend! If you have a morno moment, leave a comment! Odd Loves Company