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April 9, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: If the track is tough and the hill is rough, THINKING you can just ain’t enough” Shel Silverstein
★~ Ben & Jerry Free Scoops
★~ Cherish an Antique Day:
Do you have any family heirlooms hidden away in your closets? In 1979, the first episode of Antiques Roadshow aired in the United Kingdom. Local residents presented their family heirlooms and collectibles for appraisal, and learned their true value. The show was an instant success. On the American version of the show, the most valuable find to date was a set of carved rhinoceros horn cups, which were appraised at $1-$1.5 million! Happy antiquing!
★~ Chinese Almond Cookie Day:
Chinese almond cookies are round, flat and adorned with an almond sliver. Whip up a batch of the cookies or just head out to your favorite Chinese restaurant.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1878 – The 134th White House Easter Egg Roll. Children roll eggs across the lawn using long spoons. Games, food, live entertainment accompany the annual event,
♥~ 1953- Warner Brothers, the first of the major Hollywood studios to introduce 3-D motion pictures, chose this day to premiere “The House of Wax” at the Paramount Theatre in New York City. The stage show preceding the movie was headed by singer Eddie Fisher. The film’s stars, Vincent Price, Phyllis Kirk and Frank Lovejoy attended the premiere. 23 3-D films were released in 1953, The House of Wax being the first.
♥~ 1956 – Grace Kelly graced the cover of LIFE magazine. The caption read, “Education of a princess; for a movie and for real.”
♥~ 1963- Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was named an honorary United States citizen by President Kennedy. Churchill was the British Prime Minister during World War II, and he worked extensively with Roosevelt to achieve victory. He was the second person ever to receive the honorary US citizenship (Marquis de LaFayette was the first, and since then only 6 other world figures have joined the club). So let’s all put on our trench coats, light a cigar, and pay tribute to Churchill and his legacy
♥~ 1977 – The Swedish pop group Abba made its debut at number one on the American pop charts, as Dancing Queenbecame the most popular record in the U.S.
♥~ 1926 – Hugh Hefner publisher: Playboy magazine
♥~ 1954 – Dennis Quaid actor: Dragonheart, Wyatt Earp, Postcards from the Edge, Everybody’s All-American, The Right Stuff, Jaws 3, The Long Riders, Breaking Away, September 30, 1955, Switchback, Frequency, Traffic; songwriter, actor: The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia, Tough Enough, The Big Easy; brother of actor Randy Quaid
♥~ 1986 – Leighton Meester Actress (“Gossip Girl”)
♥~ 1990 – Kristen Stewart Actress (“Twilight” movies)
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ In 1988, a Gloucestershire bookseller paid $8, 843.00 for a lock of Lord Nelson’s hair.
♥~ One of Sir Isaac Newton’s teeth was sold for $3, 241 in 1816. It was bought by a nobleman who had it set in a ring.
♥~ The red slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz fetched $165,000 at auction in 1988.
♥~ A bottle of 50-year-old Glenfiddich whisky was sold to an Italian businessman for 38.000.
♥~ The loin-cloth which Charlton Heston wore in the movie Ben Hur was auctioned for 1,650 in 1997.
♥~ In 1993, a two-tone, mint condition Dinky toy Foden tanker, purchased in the 1950s, was sold to a Californian for $7,667.
♥~ A yo-yo signed by President Nixon sold for $16,029 at auction.
♥~ A 1965 letter written by John Lennon to this then wife Cynthia was sold for 22,525 in 1997.
♥~ A Stiff teddy bear was sold for $143,640 to a Japanese businessman in 1994.
♥~ A four inch long lock of Beethoven’s hair was sold for $5,223.30 in 1994.
♥~ The marriage certificate of Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller was sold for $9,793.68
If you had the money and could buy an outlandishly expensive piece of history, art, celebrity/sports memorable what would you choose? I can tell you right now I would not buy someone else’s hair or teeth. I might buy a beautiful lamp. Maybe a Tiffany lamp! Your turn!
Have a terrific Tuesday!
Odd Loves Company!