★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
September 14, 2012
★~ Today’s Tweet: Middle East Protestors: You do know that not all Americans worked on that shitty film, right?
★~ It’s Eat a Hoagie Day!
The hoagie, also known as a sub or grinder, name originated in the city of Philadelphia. A hoagie would be pronounce hOEwghie if you lived in 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. Celebrate today by enjoying 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. Click for Donut Facts
★~ 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 Do 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?
Since today is hOEwghie day I thought we could talk about slice bread.
Baker and inventor Otto Frederick Rodwedder worked on perfecting his bread slicer for 15 years and introduced it in 1928 but every new solution brings with it a new problem, sliced bread tends to grow stale quicker. Obviously Otto never ran his new invention by a women who would surely pointed out that little glitch to him. Back to the drawing board Otto!
Otto tried to experimenting with several possibilities (including holding the slices together with hatpins) and finally hit on a solution — a plastic bag that would encase the bread and protect it. Wonder Bread introduced (in unsliced form) by the Continental Baking Company in 1927, was the first name-brand bread to offer customers sliced bread.
By World War II, the military was using sliced bread to serve peanut butter & jelly sandwiches as part of soldiers’ rations. PB&J gained a loyal following among servicemen, who kept making the sandwich, sliced bread and all, after they came back to the home front. The war ending and coming home, was “the greatest thing since sliced bread.”
El Morno is Late-o so I ‘m just going to wish you a Happy Friday and hit publish.
BUT first, I would like to share a fallish picture of my favorite son….See that cool hoodie?? I, Me, THE MOM, suggested it and MY suggestion was accepted. It was an OMG moment.