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November 16, 2013
★~ Todays Quote: “Act boldly and unseen forces will come to your aid.” ― Dorothea Brande
★~ Button Day:
Buttons, offer everyday pleasures. Their little faces turn up agreeably, asking for personality to be impressed upon them. Buttoning oneself up is a slower, contemplative act; unbuttoning someone else, deliciously more so. Pressing buttons still delivers everything we love in the world to us. The button—with its self-contained roundness and infinite variability—has a quiet perfection to it.
Fascinating button fact from El Morno friend Nancy: Buttons are referred to as “Findings” in the button biz.
★~ Fast Food Day:
The concept of ready-cooked food for sale can be attributed to the Ancient Romans. In many cities, street stands or “thermopoliums” (small pub-like shops) offered hot sausages, bread, and wine to patrons on-the-go. Thousands of years later, in 1867, the first American fast food restaurant opened in New York. It was a hotdog stand on Coney Island!
Today, there are over 300,000 fast food restaurants in the United States alone, making it nearly impossible to drive down the road without going by at least one fast food chain restaurant.
Need more proof of the popularity of fast food? In 1970, U.S. consumers spent $6 billion on fast food. Thirty years later in 2000, U.S. consumers spent $110 billion!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1939 – Al Capone was freed from Alcatraz — after having served seven years, six months and fifteen days, and having paid all fines and back taxes.
♥~ 1958 – 6.4 inches of snow fell on Tucson, Arizona, catching autumn golfers by surprise, to be sure…
♥~ 1974 – NBC-TV began a two-night showing of the award-winning motion picture, The Godfather, starring Marlon Brando. The film represented the highest price paid for a movie shown on TV. NBC paid Paramount Pictures $10 million for the showing of the picture, a deal Paramount “…just couldn’t refuse.”
♥~ 1975 – Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears rushed for 105 yards in a game against the San Francisco 49ers. It was Payton’s first game of 100 plus yards. He did it 77 times throughout his career and added two 200-yard games, as well.
♥~ 2010 – A rare pink diamond was auctioned in Switzerland for a record $46,158,674 to London jeweler Laurence Graff.
♥~ 1958 – Marg Helgenberger actress: C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation, Ryan’s Hope, China Beach, Through the Eyes of a Killer, Fallen Angels, Fire Down Below, Gold Coast, Perfect Murder, Perfect Town
♥~ 1967 – Lisa Bonet actress: The Cosby Show, A Different World, Angel Heart, Bank Robber
★~Odd and Ends:
♥~ “I thought I saw a pussycat” – the dog
♥~ How they handle speed cameras in Germany. Chicago are you listening?
♥~ She’ll hurt you . . .
♥~ What aisle is the tuna in?
♥~ Timing is EVERYTHING.
♥~ Ditto: Timing is EVERYTHING
♥~ Not news: Paper prints retraction. News: For article from the 1800s calling the Gettysburg address “silly remarks”
♥~ ‘Halloween Hall’ at Carlsbad Caverns is biggest area discovered in more than 25 years
I’ve been trying to finish this post all day. ALL DAY. I started this morno at 6am but it was one thing after another and a complete lack of focus, but rain nor shine, or chocolate chip cookies can keep me from you….
It is blustering day in Chicago. If my campers are any indication we are in for some storms. Time to batten down the hatches….
Enjoy your Saturday.
Odd Loves Company!