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June 14, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote:
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America
and to the republic for which it stands
one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
★~ Flag Day:
Oh say does the star spangled banner yet wave! On Flag Day, we honor and commemorate the United States flag. President Woodrow Wilson made this holiday official in 1916. However, the idea of an annual celebration of the flag dates as far back as 1885, when schoolteacher Bernard J. Cigrand held the first recognized Flag Day. He chose June 14 because it was on this day in 1777 that the Second Continental Congress adopted the stars and stripes.
★~ Pop Goes The Weasel Day:
While many versions of the song exist, the most common historical explanation for the lyrics involves the people of London blowing their money at the local pub.
There are lots of versions of Pop Goes The Weasel but the original lyrics read:
Up and down the City road
In and out the Eagle,
That’s the way the money goes,
Pop! Goes the weasel
Supposedly, the poor people of London would spend what little money they had at the Eagle Tavern, drinking their sorrows away. They would then have to pawn their Sunday clothes for more money to feed themselves and their families and claim it back before Sunday. Not it all makes sense, right?
The Eagle was an old pub in City Road London. In 1825 it was rebuilt into a music hall, demolished in 1901 and rebuilt as a pub. Today, this pub house bears a plaque with this interpretation of “Pop Goes the Weasel” along with the history of the pub.
How to celebrate? I’ll leave it up to your imagination!
★~ Happy National Strawberry Shortcake Day:
Shortcake is a European invention, but food historians generally agree that the idea of combining strawberries and shortcake together is the creative genius of cooks in the United States. The earliest recorded recipe for strawberry shortcake is found in Miss Leslie’s Ladies Recipe Book, published in 1847. The recipe is for something called “strawberry cake,” but it’s strikingly similar to strawberry shortcake.
The Kitchen Witch shares her Gramma’s strawberry shortcake story from the past along with her present-day strawberry shortcake recipe.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1834 – Isaac Fischer, Jr. of Springfield, Vermont patented one of mankind’s greatest inventions sandpaper. Mr. Fischer’s sandpaper changed the coarse of history.
♥ ~ 1992 – Mona Van Duyn became the first woman to be named poet laureate of the U.S. by the Library of Congress.
♥~ 1895 – Cliff ‘Ukulele Ike’ Edwards musician: ukulele; singer: Ja Da; Vaudeville, Broadway headliner: Ziegfeld Follies, George White Scandals; actor: Sagebrush Law, Sundown Jim, Millionaires in Prison, Marianne; voice of Disney character Jiminy Cricket; died Jul 17, 1971
♥~ 1904 – Margaret Bourke-White photojournalist: LIFE magazine; 1st woman photojournalist attached to US Armed Forces in WWII: covered Italy, siege of Moscow, U.S. Forces crossing into Germany, concentration camps; division of India, Mahatma Gandhi; Korean War correspondent; book [w/husband Erskine Caldwell]: You Have Seen Their Faces; died Aug 27, 1971
♥~ 1909 – Burl (Icle Ivanhoe) Ives an American actor, writer and folk music singer. As an actor, Ives’s work included comedies, dramas, and voice work in theater, television, and motion pictures
♥~ 1978 – Diablo Cody: She started a popular blog about life as a stripper, and a talent agent came across it and helped her publish her memoir: Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper (2005). Then he suggested that she write a screenplay, and in just a couple of months sitting with her laptop in the Starbucks section of a Target store in Minneapolis, she wrote the screenplay for Juno (2007), which became a hit. Cody won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Want to know your stripper name? Click My Stripper Name. My name is Kitty Baby
★~ Good to Know: About You!
♥~ What’s the crappiest car you’ve ever owned? Was it a clunker from the start, or did you simply drive it into the ground?
♥~ What condiment should never, ever go on a sandwich?
♥~ What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep?
♥~ What categories would make up your Jeopardy! dream board?
♥~ What’s something you’d really like to be good at, but know you’ll never put in the necessary time/effort?
It wasn’t a crappy car, it was my Aunts Oldsmobile, but Joe drove it until it had to be stopped by putting your foot on the ground. The Mimi-mobile deserves it’s own post. Really.
Tomatoes (At least on MY sandwich)
48 hours. (Don’t tell my mother)
I’ll take Astrology, Dogs, Diahera, Waldorf Schools, how to blow things up, gadgets
Now it is your turn!
Today, I’m searching for a heavy malt micro beer. Why? Cole is bound and determined to make beer ice cream. I’ve heard it is better than ice cream bread. No. We. Never. Learn. I’ve also decided to cover the top of my fence in coke bottle lids. I started last night. I have a few bags full that I was saving for a bottle top collector, but have decided to use them myself. I will post a picture when the first section is done and you can take a guess when I will finish and how many coke bottle tops it will take…..I am calling it My Ode to Coke Mosaic.
Odd Loves Company!