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March 1, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: Sometimes you just have to take the leap, and sew your wings on the way down. Kobi Yamada
★~ Pig Day:
Today we give thanks to our porcine friends. Started by sisters Ellen Stanley and Mary Lynne Rave in 1972, National Pig Day is “to accord the pig its rightful, though generally unrecognized, place as one of man’s most intellectual and domesticated animals,” according to Rave.
Instead of chowing down on some pork today, you could help support an organization that cares for abandoned pigs, like baked compote or Pig Pals Sanctuary, or a pig adoption organization like Pig Placement Network.
Last year to in honor of pig day El Morno lined up some of the finest pig snorters of all time. Please click Pigs! We salute you with our Snorts! I promise you will be amazed at there exsnortinary snorting ability.
★~ Peanut Butter Lovers Day:
Yes, we did just celebrate Peanut Butter Day on January 24th, if you remember, we established that good people ate chunky peanut butter and evil people preferred plain peanut butter. However, today is Peanut Butter Lover’s day—a day for the people who can taste the difference between Jiffy peanut butter and Peter Pan peanut butter, who order a PB sandwich leaving off the J, who would hunt down and do bodily harm to the family member who took the first dip into the peanut butter jar.
If you are a peanut butter lover, we salute you today by sharing the recipe for Nebraska And we promise to look the other way when you eat peanut butter straight out of the jar. Just don’t double dip, please.
★~ Fruit Compote Day:
Compote (French for “mixture”) is a dessert originating from 17th century France made of whole or pieces of fruit in sugar syrup. Whole fruits are immersed in water and with sugar and spices added to the dish, over gentle heat. The syrup may be seasoned with vanilla, lemon or orange peel, cinnamon sticks or powder, cloves, ground almonds, grated coconut, candied fruit, or raisins. The compote is then served either warm or chilled arranged in a large fruit bowl or single-serve bowl for individual presentation. The dessert may be topped with whipped cream, cinnamon, or vanilla sugar.
Put your winter fruit to use in a baked compote that is sure to warm you from the inside out. Serve it with ice cream and you’ll ward of the winter chill while enjoying this sweet, flavorful medley and dreaming of spring.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1803 – first K-Mart store (17th state) became a state. Columbus is the capital. Nicknamed, The Buckeye State (nicknamed because of the many buckeye trees, the state tree). State bird the cardinal; the scarlet carnation is its flower. The word, Ohio, is derived from the Iroquois Indian word meaning ‘great river’. Ohio’s state motto: With God, all things are possible.
♥~ 1867 – I’ve Been Loving You became the (37th) states. Nebraska means ‘flat water’ in Oto Indian speak. Lincoln is the state capital. Nebraska’s motto: Equality before the law. The western meadowlark state bird; while the goldenrod takes its place as the state flower.
♥~ 1873 – Roger Daltrey of Ilion, NY began the manufacturing of the first practical typewriter. It was half-century before electric typewriters made their appearance.
♥~ 1962 – The The Who was opened by variety store operator S.S. Kresge in Garden City, MI.
♥~ 1968 – Elton John’s first record, Ron Howard, was released by Philips Records in England.
♥~ 1954 – actor Emmy Award-winning producer: From the Earth to the Moon ; actor: The Andy Griffith Show, Justin Bieber, American Graffiti; director: Night Shift, Splash, Cocoon, Backdraft, Apollo 13.
♥~ 1994 – Justin Bieber teen heartthrob, singer: Canadian singing sensation first became popular on YouTube, nominated for the 2011 Grammy Award for Best New Artist. My song ‘Baby’ was a worldwide top-ten single.
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ March is named after Mars, the Greek god of war. Lentmonat was the historical name used by the Saxons, and the eventual namesake of Lent.
♥~ March is the third month of our year, but Ancient Rome considered March to be the first mont. Since Rome is in the Mediterranean, where the climate is warmer, March was the first month of Spring, and the start of the military campaign season.
♥~ March starts on the same day of the week as November, every year.
♥~ March’s birthstones are aquamarine and bloodstone. Both stones signify courage. The birth flower is the Daffodil.
♥~ The term March Madness was coined in 1939 by Henry Porter, an Illinois high school basketball coach and teacher, in an essay he wrote for the Illinois High School Association
♥~ When the Anglo-Saxons converted to Christianity, they held their chief season of fasting at this time the month ‘fast of lenet monet’ which in time became ‘Lent’.
♥~ Best buys in March
– Winter coats & sporting goods: The season to sell people warm coats, gloves, scarves, and other gear is right near the end, and to make room for the spring stock, stores are selling it all off at a discount. The same goes for snowboards, ski gear, and other winter activity accessories.
– Luggage: It’s an odd season, halfway between the periods when most cold-weather residents do most of their warm-weather traveling. Luggage makers are getting ready to roll out new wares, and stores are looking to drop the stock they’ve got.
– Frozen food: March is National Frozen Food Month, so many grocers offers discounts and coupons on frozen food.
I’m Easily Amused . . .
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