~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
August 18, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: “To create more positive results in your life, replace ‘if only’ with ‘next time’.” ~ Unknown
★~ Bad Poetry Day:
Not everyone can be a Frost or a Dickinson or a Whitman or Hawk. Bad poetry day encourages you to give it a go anyway, by putting pen to paper and writing some terrible verse. If you’re feeling particularly cruel, you could read your bad poetry to friends, family and colleagues, and ask them what they think about your poem.
“There was a man who loved the bees; he thought they were his friend. He loved to sit upon their hives, but they stung him in the end!”
Here are some bits of poetry shared by El Mornor’s last Bad Poetry Day.
I’m off to work. Sitting on the bus
T would like the day to pass without a fuss
Sipping java From a silver cup
Wishing I wasnt really up
fare thee well dear sweet Adelaide,
the breakfast dishes cleared and the bed is made
off on the bus, without any fuss
ready to make her mark on the day
I hate to be a poop, the paper is on my stoop, gonna take it in so I stay in the loop.
And so Julianne must leave us, she cries
off and away, out the door she flies
with nary a glance back to the el morno crew
whom she’s left behind feeling sad and blue
Clearly our saucy Aussie was on a roll…what will she write for us this year? What will you write for us this year?
★~ Soft Ice Cream Day:
What would your number one complaint be about ice cream? Scooping it right? This might have become a world problem if J.F. ‘Granpda’ McCullough and his son Alex, founders of Dairy Queen, hadn’t created soft ice cream, which is much easier to serve, back in 1938.
Soft Serve ice cream can be served on a sugar cone, in a waffle cone, as a part of a a banana split. It may be dipped in chocolate, or covered with a topping like sprinkles or crushed cookies. The best place to celebrate soft serve ice cream is Dairy Queen, of-course
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1899 – The Chicago Anti-Cigarette League was formed by Lucy Payne Gaston.
♥~ 1920 – Women throughout the United States rejoiced, as the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. It gave women the right to vote.
♥~ 1930 – Pluto the dog debuted in the Walt Disney cartoon “The Chain Gang.”
♥~ 1982 – The longest baseball game played at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL went 22 innings before the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs 2-1. The game had started the previous day and had been postponed, after 17 innings, because of darkness.
♥~ 1975 – The Blue Bell Inn in Lichfield, England, received history’s highest telephone bill. One month’s service, 4-billion, 386-million, 800-thousand dollars. Plus tax. It was a mistake.
♥~ 1587 – Virginia Dare – An expedition led by Sir Walter Raleigh landed at what is now Roanoke Island, North Carolina. Seven days later, on this day in 1587, Virginia Dare became the first child of English parentage to be born in America.
Ellinor and Ananias Dare were Baby Virginia’s parents; her grandfather, John White, was the governor of the Roanoke Colony.
As far as anyone knows, all was well with the little colony. That is, until four years later when a ship bringing supplies arrived only to find the colony gone. The settlers, including Virginia Dare, had vanished. No trace was ever found of any member of the colony.
Legend has it that sometime in the 1600s a white doe was frequently seen in the area where the Dare family once lived. It is said that Virginia Dare returned to the colony as the doe.
♥~ 1936 – Robert Redford actor: All the President’s Men, Quiz Show, The Sting, Sneakers, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Out of Africa; Academy Award-winning director: Ordinary People ; A River Runs Through It, Quiz Show
★~ Good to Know YOU!
♥~ What is the most interesting thing you learned this past week?
♥~ What businesses do you wish had a drive-through (or walk-up) window?
♥~ What movie did you think was lame at the movie theater, but later re-watched at home and changed your opinion?
♥~ What are you looking forward to this week?
Wishing everyone a sensational a sensational Sunday. I’ll spend the day hammering coke bottle caps into the fence and hanging out with my pups.
Odd Loves Company!