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June 3rd, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: “Sometimes when I’m talking, my words can’t keep up with my thoughts. I wonder why we think faster than we speak. Probably so we can think twice.” ― Bill Watterson
★~ National Egg Day:
Today is all about the incredible, edible egg! Wild fowl were domesticated as early as 3200 B.C. Egyptian and Chinese records show that fowl were laying eggs for man in 1400 B.C. Europe has had domesticated hens since 600 B.C. There is some evidence of native fowl in the Americas prior to Columbus’ arrival. However, it is believed that, on his second trip in 1493, Columbus’ ships carried to the New World the first of the chickens. Nearly 200 breeds and varieties of chickens have been established worldwide. Most laying hens in the U.S. are Single-Comb White Leghorns.
★~ Repeat Day:
Did you know that today is Repeat Day? Did you know that today is Repeat Day? Why am I repeating myself? Well, because today is Repeat Day. If I told you once, I told you three times! Watch a favorite movie twice, have a second donut, or call a family member, and then hang up and call them back . . . and start the same conversation with them all over again. Torturing family members is always a fun way to celebrate any holiday.
★~ Today In History:
♥~ 1888 – There was no joy in Mudville this day, as Casey at the Bat was first published in The San Francisco Examiner. The author was not given a byline in the paper, but he was given $5. Ernest Thayer wrote a series of comic ballads for the San Francisco paper. Casey at the Bat was the last, and the only one to live on through the years. William DeWolf Hopper, first recited the poem at Wallach’s Theatre in New York City and then did it again It some 10,000 plus times.
♥~ 1937 – Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson of Baltimore, MD, the woman who was the cause of King Edward VIII’s abdication of the British throne, was married to the former King (The Duke of Windsor). This was the storybook romance; the king in love with the commoner gives up his throne to spend the rest of his life with the woman he loves. They lived happily ever after … in France.
♥~ 1948 – Korczak Ziolkowski began his sculpture of Crazy Horse near Mt. Rushmore.
♥~ 1998 – An 87-foot memorial to Crazy Horse, sculpted into rock near Custer in the South Dakota Black Hills by Korczak Ziolkowski, was dedicated after 50 years of work.
♥~ 2001 – Antony Larose of Windsor, England, got a moth trapped in his ear while trying to rescue a cat from under a bush. He said the pain from beating of the moth’s wings against his eardrum was excruciating. It was eventually removed at a hospital. He said, “The noise was unimaginable.”
♥~ 1925 – Tony Curtis (Bernard Schwartz) actor: Some Like It Hot, The Great Impostor, The Defiant Ones, Houdini, Trapeze, The Boston Strangler, Christmas in Connecticut, The Count of Monte Cristo; died Sep 29, 2010
♥~ 1926 – (Irwin) Allen Ginsberg Beat Generation poet: His poem “Howl” is said to have turned America from the 1950s into the 1960s overnight. It begins: ”I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix, angel-headed hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night…”
★~ Good to Know:
♥~ In the mountains of Black Hills, South Dakota, rests the Crazy Horse Memorial. It pays tribute to the Native American war hero with a sculpture that, at many times the size of nearby Mount Rushmore, will one day constitute the world’s largest mountain carving. It’s unclear when it will be completed.
♥~ Korczak Ziolkowski is the original sculptor of the Crazy Horse carving, located in Black Hills, South Dakota. He began work in 1948, but died in 1982. His wife and children carried on with his dream to complete the monument.
♥~The Memorial’s mission is to honor the culture, tradition and living heritage of North American Indians.
♥~ The rock statue will be 641 feet long and 563 feet high when it is completed.
♥~ The first blast on the mountain (1948) was attended by five survivors of the Battle of the Little Bighorn and removed removed 10 ton of rock; today’s blasts average about 700 tons.
♥~ The monument will be 641 feet long and 563 feet high when it is completed.
♥~ The 87-foot face isn’t a true replica of Crazy Horse — there is no consensus about what he looked like — but an artistic expression of him, its creators say.
♥~ Building the monument is financed by a private, by admission fees and contributions. The monument committee has refused all government funding.
♥~ More than a million people visit the monument each year.
Up and out the door this morno. Two of my campers need to be at the Downtown groomers bright and early. Wishing everyone a very Merry Monday! Wishing everyone a very Merry Monday!