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November 29, 2011
★~ Today’s Picture: Thank you, Merrily Marylee, for the beautiful Sunrise picture. The El Morno crowd appreciates your thoughtful share!
★~ Today’s Quote: “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” ~ C. S. Lewis
★~ Electronic Greeting Card Day:
Save a letter carrier, save a tree, save a stamp! Today’s the day to send your greetings the free, electronic way, via the Internet.
Reality! Who can afford a “real card?” Sheesh, the last time I turned a Hallmark card over it was $4.50. Even if you don’t send your very best, a card is going to cost $2.00 before you add a stamp. My mom and I had a pretty good solution for a while. We would buy cards and send them to each other without signing them, so that we could send them again. This stopped working when my mom starting sending the cards I sent to her back to ME. It took a couple times before I noticed, but I’m not a dumb little kid any longer. I caught on.
This Thanksgiving, Sendi sent me an electronic greeting card from Denny Doherty and I really loved it. A lot. Very classy and FUN. Our El Morno friend Carol also loves the site. I decided to buy a one-year membership, which was only $12.00 (don’t tell my mom but I might buy her a membership for Christmas). I don’t want to offend anyone, but free e-cards don’t bring a tear to anyone’s eye.
Celebrate e-card day by sending an e-card, but please avoid this one: Taylor Swift soars in the background and it reads “Being fearless isn’t being 100% unafraid, it’s being terrified, but jumping anyway…”
★~ Square Dance Day:
My last experience with square dancing was when Cole was in 8th grade, and he squarely hated it. I felt so sorry for the teachers who had to teach his class. The boys simple were not into Do Sa Do, hated to Allemande, and don’t even mention the Promenade… I shared my experience of learning the Virginia Real when I was a teen with Cole and he wondered what the square dance call for lefty-loosey, righty-tighty was, making a rather rude and lame reference to my struggle to keep left and right straight. I hate kids. Anyway, it could be fun to Do Sa Do today…or not
★~ National Lemon Cream Pie Day:
According to culinary historians, people have been enjoying lemon-flavored custards and desserts since the Middle Ages. Chefs during this time period also used lemons to “perfume” the water they used for cooking. This was supposed to give their dishes a refreshing flavor.
The classic lemon cream pie that we know and love today emerged in the 1920s. Bake your own or pick one up at your local bakery in honor of National Lemon Cream Pie Day!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1890 – The first Army-Navy football game was played at West Point, New York. The midshipmen from Annapolis dominated, shutting out the cadets, 24-0. They’ve been stealing each other’s mascots ever since.
♥~ 1953 – American Airlines started the first regular two-way non-stop air service from L.A. to N.Y.
♥~ 1975 – Silver Convention had the #1 pop tune this day, called Thinking of YOU. .
♥~ 1996 – Singer and ukulele player Tiny Tim (Herbert Khaury) died from a heart attack on stage while playing his hit ‘Tiptoe Through the Tulips’ at a club in Minneapolis. On 17 December 1969, he married Victoria Mae Budinger (Miss Vicki) on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, a publicity stunt that attracted over 40 million viewers. (they had a daughter, Tulip Victoria). He performed at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival in front of a crowd of 600,000 people.
♥~ 2008 – Taylor Swift went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Fearless’, the country singers second studio album (and she has an e-card to prove it!)
♥~ 1832 – Louisa, Alcott, American author, born at Philadelphia, PA. Her most famous novel is Little Women, the classic story of Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy.
♥~ 1898 – C.S. Lewis (Clive Staples), British scholar, novelist and author (The Screwtape Letters, Chronicles of Narnia), born at Belfast, Ireland, died at Oxford, England, Nov 22, 1963.
♥~ 1958 – died Jan 19, 2007 Emmy Award-winning actress: NYPD Blue ; Philly, All My Children, The Delta Force, Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit, The Drifter, Darkman II: The Return of Durant, Mission to Mars
★~ Do You Know: E-Card Safety?
♥~ Only “click on a link in the e-mail message to collect or view your e-card” if you recognize the name or email address of the sender.
♥~ Delete email notifications for e-cards sent from a “friend” or “family member.”
♥~ Visit the e-card site by typing in the URL and using the “e-card pick up” instead of clicking through the link in the email.
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