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November 24, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Albert Einstein (although it is doubtful he actual said this, he could have said it so it attributed to him)
★~ Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day:
Today, is your day to flaunt your unique talent. Perhaps you can talk in a cartoon voices or quake like a duck? Do you burp at 110 decibels? Can you squeeze your head through a tennis racquet, or fit an entire coke can in your mouth? Are you able to draw a perfect free hand circle?
This year, I’m claiming embossing as my unique talent. What talent will you celebrate?
★~National Sardines Day:
Happy Sardine Day! Alan Bennett, actor and writer, once said “Life is like a box of sardines, and everyone is looking for the key.” Alas, when it comes to the slippery fish, not everyone is interested in opening up that can.
Love them or hate them one thing most people will agree on is that “Sardines aren’t for sissies.” Are you a sardine connoisseur?
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1835 – The Corps of Rangers, later formally known as the Texas Rangers, was organized to protect the frontier from Indians. The mounted police force was authorized by the provincial government. The rangers were paid $1.25 a day.
♥~ 1963 – In a scene captured on live national television, Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby shot and mortally wounded Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
♥~ 1969 – Apollo program: the Apollo 12 command module splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean, ending the second manned mission to the Moon.
♥~ 1971 – It was a dark, freezing-cold, rainy Thanksgiving eve when Dan Cooper, now better known as D.B. Cooper, boarded a Northwest Orient airliner in Portland, Oregon. The chain-smoking Cooper, in his mid-forties, wore dark glasses, a dark suit and tie, and white shirt. He carried a black briefcase containing what resembled a bomb, and using it as a threat hijack the Boeing 727 plane. Cooper demanded and received $200,000, then parachuted from the plane over the Cascade Mountains in Southwestern Washington, never to be seen again. The “Cooper Vane” was invented, a device that prevents the tail stairways on Boeing 727s from being lowered while in flight (Cooper’s escape route).
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1941 – Pete (Randolph) Best musician: drums: original Beatle pre-Ringo Starr; autobiography: Beatle!
★~Good to Know:
Disclaimer: Watching this video has been know to create the irresistible urge to bake cookies.
Have you ever wondered what chemical processes occur in the oven, as your cookies are baking? Of course you haven’t, which is exactly why you’ll find this video fascinating. It takes us through the journey from dough to delicious cookie, examining the changes that take place in the cookie along the way. At specific temperatures, the cookie is transformed in different ways, ultimately leading to a delicious morsel.
Our Facebook page, Thanksgiving The Real Deal, is generating good conversation, and interesting shares. We may be preaching to the choir, but our voices are strong and far reaching as friends share the page with others.
Speaking of strong voices, click over to Change is Hard, and read Dawn’s, Thanksgiving blog post in support of Thanksgiving The Real Deal.
Our whole upcoming week is about Thanksgiving; I’ll polish silver, make sure I can find the tablecloth/matching napkins and get ready to meet and greet my campers. While Cole, along with Dave (dearly departed Joe’s best buddy) and his son Johnny firm up the Thanksgiving menu (despite the fact that it never changes) and shop in preparation of making Thanksgiving dinner at our house on Thursday. On Thursday, Dave and Johnny will arrive, Team Turkey will huddle, and the day will be kicked off.
Today, I’ll put the finishing touches on my EMBOSSED place setting cards. There will only be 6 of us for Thanksgiving dinner, but we’ll all know exactly where to sit at the table! Because if nobody knows where they’re supposed to sit at Thanksgiving, it’ll be ANARCHY.
What are your plans for today?
Odd Loves Company!