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September 18, 2013
Taken from the plane on the way into Denver airport.
★~Todays Quote: “Do not be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards.” ― Vladimir Nabokov
★~National Cheeseburger Day:
Fire up the grill or head to your favorite restaurant because today is National Cheeseburger Day!
There are several theories about the origins of the cheeseburger. One story claims that the cheeseburger was created between 1924 and 1926 by a chef named Lionel Sternberger. As the story goes, a homeless man dining at Sternberger’s restaurant in Pasadena, California, suggested the addition of a slice of cheese to his hamburger order. Sternberger complied, eventually added it to his menu, and the rest is history.
There are plenty of cheeseburger variations, but one famous version is the Luther Burger, a bacon cheeseburger served on a Krispy Kreme doughnut (reportedly based on the favorite snack of R&B singer Luther Vandross)
No matter how you like your Cheezburger (Chicago speak) why not enjoy one today.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1830 – A race was held between a horse and an iron horse. Tom Thumb, the first locomotive built in America, was pitted against a real horse in a nine-mile course between Riley’s Tavern and Baltimore.Tom Thumb suffered mechanical difficulties including a leaky boiler. If you had your money on the horse, you won! Tom Thumb lost by more than a nose.
♥~ 1837 – A stationery store opened on Broadway in New York. It was founded by John B. Young and Charles Tiffany. After a few years, the Tiffany and Young store became just Tiffany and Co., and concentrated on selling jewelry.
♥~1891 – White Women Made American Indian Chief – Harriet Maxwell Converse was made a chief of the Six Nations Tribe at the Tonawanda Reservation, NY. She was given the name Ga-is-wa-noh, which means “The Watcher.” She had been adopted as a member of the Seneca tribe in 1884 in appreciation of her efforts on behalf of the tribe.
♥~ 1895 – If you’ve ever had a chiropractic adjustment you owe it to not only your chiropractor, but to Daniel David Palmer. He gave the first chiropractic adjustment to Harvey Lillard in Davenport, Iowa (now the home of Palmer Chiropractic College).
♥~ 1932 – Peg Entwistle, formerly a successful Broadway actress, had made only one film in Hollywood, and could not land another movie job. She was broke, depressed and didn’t even have train fare back to New York. But Entwistle became a Hollywood legend when she leaped into history. She climbed to the top of Mount Lee to the huge ‘HOLLYWOODLAND’ (as it read at the time) sign and up the ladder to the top of the 50-foot high letter ‘H’, from which she leaped to her death. There are still some who believe the sign is haunted by her ghost.
♥~ 1955 – What had been The Toast of the Town on CBS Television (since 1948) became The Ed Sullivan Show. This “rilly big shew” remained a mainstay of Sunday night television until June 6, 1971. Sullivan was a newspaper columnist/critic before and during the early years of this pioneering TV show.
♥~ 1964 – The Addams Family Premiere: Charles Addams’s quirky New Yorker cartoon creations were brought to life in this ABC sitcom about a family full of oddballs. Cousin Itt was my favorite!
♥~ 1965 – Larry Hagman (Captain Tony Nelson) and Barbara Eden (Jeannie) starred in the first episode of I Dream of Jeannie on NBC-TV.
♥~ 1965 – Get Smart Premiere: A spy-thriller spoof appearing on both NBC (1965–69) and CBS (1969–70).
♥~ 1619 – Jean Bernard Léon Foucault was a French physicist best known for the invention of the Foucault pendulum, a device demonstrating the effect of the Earth’s rotation. Check out Googles interactive doodle.
♥~ 1910 – Ray Geiger editor: The Farmer’s Almanac [1934-1993]; the longest-held position of any almanac editor in America; died Apr 1, 1994
♥~ 1939 – Frankie (Frances) Avalon (Avellone) singer: Venus, Bobby Sox to Stockings, A Boy Without a Girl, Just Ask Your Heart, Why, Dede Dinah; actor: Disc Jockey Jamboree, Guns of the Timberland, The Carpetbaggers, Beach Party series, Back to the Beach
★~ Good to Know: Health Care
John Green, says the following about his sources: “For a much more thorough examination of health care expenses in America, I recommend this series at The Incidental Economist and The Commonwealth Fund’s Study of Health Care Prices in the U.S. Some of the stats in this video also come from this New York Times story.”
What did you think of the video?
Off and running early this morno. Cole needs a ride to school, so he can take the school bus to his soccer game tonight and be picked up by me at the game location late this afternoon, rather than riding the bus all the way back to school which would put him home around 10pm. At least that is Cole’s story and he is sticking to it. I see a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice latte in my future.
Later this morno, Haley, a Swiss Mountain puppy, is checking into camp and I can’t wait to meet her. I’ve known her family for years and adored their first Mountain Dog, Cletus. Pictures will be forthcoming on my camp Facebook page.
Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday!
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