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June 27, 2013
★~Today’s Quote: You know you’re getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It’s like, ‘See if you can blow this out.’Jerry Seinfeld
★~ Sunglasses Day:
It’s Sunglasses Day! Some say, sunglasses are quite possibly the most important fashion accessory of the entire summer season. Humans have been wearing protective eyewear for centuries, but the stylish designs we’re accustomed to today are a much more recent invention.
During the prehistoric era, the Inuit people used walrus ivory to create sun goggles, which blocked out the powerful rays of sun that reflected off the snow and ice. By the 1700s, doctors were regularly prescribing tinted glasses for vision correction, and by the 1930s the Foster Grant company was selling modern-day sunglasses on the boardwalk of Atlantic City, New Jersey. On the eve of World War II, a little company called Ray Ban began producing anti-glare sunglasses for pilots. “Aviators” became the first commercially successful sunglasses.
To celebrate Sunglasses Day, sport your favorite shades all day long! Or perhaps, you can suggest where I might have left my sunglasses.
★~ Orange Blossom Day:
The popular Orange Blossom cocktail was invented way back during Prohibition, to soften the taste of bathtub gin. Because of its intoxicating fragrance, the blossom is also used as an additive to honey, tea, incense, perfumes, and in decorative floral arrangements for weddings around the world. Celebrate today by enjoying an Orange Blossom Cocktail, adding the fragrant orange blossom to your humble abode, or by just calling a friend in Florida and wishing them “Happy Orange Blossom Day”—after all, the Orange Blossom is Florida’s state flower. Happy Orange Blossom Day, Dear Cousin!
★~ Today in History:
★~ 1859- HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO “HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU”. The melody of probably the most often sung song in the world, “Happy Birthday to You,” was composed by Mildred J. Hill, a schoolteacher born at Louisville, KY, on this date. Her younger sister, Patty Smith Hill, was the author of the lyrics, which were first published in 1893 as “Good Morning to All,” a classroom greeting published in the book Song Stories for the Sunday School. The lyrics were amended in 1924 to include a stanza beginning “Happy Birthday to You.” Now it is sung somewhere in the world every minute of the day. Although the authors are believed to have earned very little from the song, reportedly it later generated about $1 million a year for its copyright owner. Mildred Hill died at Chicago, IL, June 5, 1916, without knowing that her melody would become the world’s most popular song. This is a cool (and kind of scary) birthday search.
♥~ 1966 – Dark Shadows began its popular run as a daily serial on ABC-TV. The show became a popular late-afternoon favorite for several seasons, then reappeared as a prime-time revival for a short, two-month run in 1991.
♥~ 1970 – The Jackson 5: Marlon, Tito, Jackie, Randy and Michael, jumped to number one on the music charts with The Love You Save. The song stayed at the top of the charts for two weeks.
♥~ 1880 –Helen Keller author, educator; advocated new policies to help the blind live in normal surroundings “All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.” ; died Jun 1, 1968.
♥~ 1927 – Bob Keeshan children’s TV host: Captain Kangaroo Clown Hall of Famer; died Jan 23, 2004
♥~ 1942 – Bruce Johnson, Bruce Johnston, Rock musician, singer The Beach Boys
♥~ 1951 – Julia Duffy actress: Designing Women, Newhart, Children in the Crossfire, Night Warning
★~ Good to Know:
♥~ More people celebrate their birthdays in August than in any other month (about 9% of all people). The two other months that rate high for birthdays are July and September.
♥~ Close to 2 billion Birthday Cards are sent each year in the U.S. alone, accounting for nearly 58 percent of all cards sent.
♥~ The world’s largest birthday cake was created in 1989 for the 100th Birthday of the city of Fort Payne, Alabama. The cake weighed 128,238 pounds, 8 oz. and used 16,209 pounds of icing.
♥~The most famous rendition of “Happy Birthday” is Marilyn Monroe version of “Happy Birthday, Mr President” sung to President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden on May 19, 1962.
♥~ Paul McCartney’s Birth Certificate was auctioned in March 1997, for $84,146.
♥~ The Sultan of Brunei hosted the world’s most expensive Birthday Party to celebrate his 50th Birthday on 13 July, 1996. The cost was a whopping US $27.2 million. Three concerts featuring Michael Jackson costs US $16 million of the total amounts.
♥~ Anne Frank’s world famous diary was given to her as a present for her 13th birthday.
♥~ William Shakespeare’s died on his 52nd birthday: 23 April 1616.
♥~ A recent survey suggests that more people are born on October 5 in the United States than any other day. Can anyone guess why?
♥~ The least common birth date in the U.S. is May 22nd, not counting leap years.
Sunglasses are the bane of my existence. I just steal them from the grocery store lost and found. Add to the lost and found; take from the lost and found. Recycling at it’s finest. Ok. Really I buy my sunglasses at the dollar store. But I did steal a pair of sunglasses once. . . A pair of long lost sunglasses showed up in my purse, and I was thrilled because I really liked them and couldn’t figure out where I had left them. I was wearing them while visiting with my friend Judy in the parking lot at Cole’s school. Judy, is nothing if not straight forward so I wasn’t surprised when she asked me “Katybeth, are you sure you are wearing your sunglass? I lost mine a few weeks ago and your glasses look just like mine.” I took them off and sure enough I had stolen Judy’s sunglasses when I dropped off something at her office a few days earlier. I had to give them back and head to the dollar store…Sigh.
Do you have a favorite pair of sunglasses? Or do you shop at the dollar store like me?
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