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Post Updated: February 23, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: To put yourself in another’s place requires real imagination, but by doing so each Girl Scout will be able to love among others happily. Juliette G. Low
My Jack Rascal decided she would rather appreciate and support Girl Scout Cookies today instead of Dog Biscuits. I thought it was appropriate. We did gather some dog biscuit facts for ‘Did You Know’ (read down).
★~ Banana Nut Bread Day:
Bananas arrived in the United States in the 1870s and quickly became one of the most popular fruits on the market. It wasn’t long before they started to appear in dessert recipes as the star ingredient. The first cookbooks that mentioned banana bread were published during the Great Depression. Culinary historians believe that a resourceful housewife who did not want to throw away over-ripe bananas may have invented the original recipe.
To read about my love for Bananas and there many uses click here. But one of the best ways to enjoy bananas is by making a loaf of banana nut bread! If you don’t like nuts, substitute chocolate chips or berries.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1886 – Charles M. Hall completed his invention of aluminum. Thank god, where would Thanksgiving be if we did not have aluminum foil? Among other things of-course!
♥~ 1937 – Bing Crosby sang with Lani McIntyre and His Hawaiians, as Sweet Leilani was recorded on Decca Records. The Academy Award-winning song was featured in the movie Waikiki Wedding.
♥~ 1963 – The Chiffons recording of He’s So Fine was released. It l rose to the #1 position on March 30th for a four-week stay. The song later became the center of one of the most publicized lawsuits in music history. The estate of songwriter Ronnie Marks won the suit against former Beatle George Harrison, saying that the song My Sweet Lord, was a note-for-note copy of He’s So Fine. The Chiffons also scored big with One Fine Day, Sweet Talkin’ Guy and others.
♥~ 1940 – Peter Fonda director, actor: Easy Rider, Futureworld, The Wild Angel’s, Love and a .45
♥~ 1943 – Fred Biletnikoff, Pro Football Hall of Famer [wide receiver]: Oakland Raiders wide receiver: Super Bowl II, XI
♥~ 1944 – Johnny Winter (John Dawson III) musician: Still Alive and Well, Second Winter
♥~ 1951 – Patricia Richardson actress: Out of Omaha, Candy Paint, Blonde, Ulee’s Gold, Parent Trap III, Yuri Nosenko, KGB
♥~ 1954 Howard Jones,Rock singer
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ The earliest dog biscuits were very old, hard, stale bread. Back then “bad bread” was considered “dog’s bread.”
♥~ 19th century hunters would give sporting dogs hard barley meal biscuits for energy on a hunt.
♥~ Grain-only biscuits were slowly upgraded to include vegetables, meat and bone meal.
♥~ According to legend, in 1960, an electrician from Cincinnati named James Spratt saw a bunch of dogs crunching on the cheap, biscuits and he created Spratt’s Patented Meat Fibrine Dog Cakes. They were made with meat and sold as dog food.
♥~ To promote the upcoming “Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins” DVD, Cow PR baked up the world’s largest dog biscuit (Scooby snack). The dog biscuit was made on October 2009. Weighed 231 lb 7 oz. October 2009.
Hope everyone had a great Thursday! — Not having my ‘Dear Boy’ around has messed up my El Morno schedule, or at least that is my story and I am sticking to it! I will catch you bright and early tomorrow!
P.S. If you thought today was tortila chip day it wasn’t, I thought it was but Banana nut bread is today, and tortila chip day is tomorrow..so I corrected Odd. Sorry. Hope I did not ruin your life, or anything!