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★~ Today’s Quote: “We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day.” Richard G. Scott
★~ Pin’s and Needle Day:
Today has a dual meaning: It refers to feeling anxious or nervous and it is also the anniversary of the pro-union play “Pins and Needles.” (1937). The actors in the play were from the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, hence the name of the political satire.
“Sing me of wars and sing me of breadlines, Tell me of front-page news. Sing me of strikes and last minute headlines. Dress your observation in syncopation. Sing me a song with social significance. There’s nothing else that will do. It must get hot with what is what, Or I won’t love you.” From the play (PBS)
Perhaps the best way to celebrate “Pins and Needles” day is to do what you can, with what you have, where you are, with kindness and consideration
★~ Bavarian Cream Pie Day:
Bavarian cream pie is a delicious chilled dessert made with a cooked egg custard in a pie shell and layered with whipped cream and toppings. Cream, custard, and pudding pies have been around since the Middle Ages. After the technological advances in cornstarch extraction in the 1900s, instant pudding and custard mixes helped popularize these kinds of desserts.
To celebrate this day, make some divine Bavarian cream pie for you and your family to enjoy.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1977 – It was a big day Vinnie Barbarino, formerly of TV’s Welcome Back Kotter. His new character, Tony Manero, set box office records as Saturday Night Fever made a superstar of John Travolta. The soundtrack album, by the Bee Gees and others, sold more than 11 million copies.
♥~ 1983 – Stores across the U.S. were inundated by eager shoppers trying to buy Cabbage Patch Kids — dolls with computer-designed faces.
♥~ 1940- Bruce Lee., The actor and martial artist was born at San Francisco, CA, but raised in Hong Kong. In 1959 he returned to the US to teach martial arts, opening schools in Seattle, WA, and Oakland, CA. Spotted at a competition by a TV producer, Lee was cast as Kato in TV’s The Green Hornet in 1966. He moved on to film, where he displayed an intense charisma that would make him a star. Before he could enjoy this new success, Lee died of a cerebral edema on July 20, 1973, at Hong Kong. His films include Fists of Fury (1972) and Enter the Dragon (1973).
♥~ 1942-Jimi Hendrix, American musician and songwriter Jimi Hendrix was born at Seattle, WA. One of the greatest rock guitarists in history, he revolutionized the guitar sound with heavy use of feedback and incredible fretwork. His success first came in England, and then he achieved fame in the US after his appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival (1967). His albums included Are You Experienced?, Electric Ladyland and Band of Gypsys. He died Sept 18, 1970, at London, England.
♥~ 1957 – Caroline (Bouvier) Kennedy former First Daughter: daughter of 35th President of U.S. John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy
♥~ 1960- Kevin Henkes, children’s author and illustrator He’s best known for his mouse books, featuring a cast of spunky, colorful mice, like Lilly, the main mouse in Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse (1996). His picture books are about things all kids deal with, like anxiety and pride and getting teased. His newest book is My Garden (2010). Kevin Henkes said: “I want my characters to be believable. I want the story to be convincing. And I want to write good sentences. It’s as simple and difficult as that.
★~ Did You Know:
At local taverns, pubs, and bars, people drank from pint and quart-sized containers. A bar maid’s job was to keep an eye on the customers and keep the drinks coming. She had to pay close attention and remember who was drinking in ‘pints’ and who was drinking in ‘quarts,’ hence the phrase ‘minding your ‘P’s and Q’s’.
I am not a fan of Sunday…when I was a kid, I knew that once the Wonderful World of Disney ended, all I had to look forward to was a week of school and that was like looking forward to attending my own hanging. As a grown-up, Sunday nights always make me feel like I’m on pins and needles; celebrating today won’t be hard. What about you? How do you spend Sunday nights?
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