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November 28, 2013
★~ Today Quote: The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. William Blake
May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have never a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs! (anonymous)
Happy Thanksgiving El Mornoer’s and Odd Friends! Thank you for being a part of my Odd Family. Be sure to check out Google’s Doodle. FUN.
★~ Red Planet Day:
Today we celebrate the red planet Mars, the fourth planet from the Sun and the seventh largest.
★~ French Toast Day:
The origin of French toast is unknown, but recipes date back to the 16th century in Europe. Prior to the Hundred Years’ War, French toast was known in England as “poor knights’ pudding” because it was a basic and affordable dish that a knight with no money could afford. In France, it was called “pan perdu” or lost bread, because it was a way of using lost or stale bread.
Feel free to take a French Toast rain check and celebrate anytime over the next four days 😀
I love this French Toast Recipe
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1895 –The first automobile race in America began, as six cars traveled from Jackson Park in Chicago to Waukegan, Illinois. J. Frank Duryea was the winner, traveling at a blazing speed of 7 and 1/2 miles per hour! It took him 7 hrs. 53 minutes to make the trek (bathroom stops not included). He won $2,000 for the effort.
♥~ 1922 – The first words to be written using skywriting were “Hello USA”. They appeared in the sky over New York City.
♥~ 1974 – John Lennon appeared in concert for the last time — at NYC’s Madison Square Garden. Lennon joined Elton John to sing Whatever Gets You Through the Night as well as I Saw Her Standing There.
♥~ 1988 – Picasso’s Acrobat and Young Harlequin brought £21 million at Christie’s in London. The painting was one of many that Adolf Hitler had sold in 1939 to ‘cleanse’ Germany of the disturbing images created by painters such as Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall.
♥~ 1991 – A man in Waco, Texas, held up a Circle K store after first diverting the clerk’s attention by putting a $20 bill on the counter and asking for change. When the register was opened, the robber pulled out a gun and demanded all the money. The clerk put everything in a bag and handed it to the robber–all $15. The robber fled, leaving the $20 bill on the counter.
♥~ 1992 – Whitney Houston’s single, I Will Always Love You, began an incredible fourteen-week run at the top of the U.S. singles chart. The song, from the soundtrack of the movie The Bodyguard, was #1 through Feb 27, 1993.
♥~ 1757 – William Blake poet: English visionary poet and artist born at London, England. Composed “The Tyger,” which begins memorably, “Tyger! Tyger! burning bright/In the forests of the night,/What immortal hand or eye/Could frame thy fearful symmetry?” Blake died in London on Aug 12, 1827.
♥~ 1967 – Anna Nicole Smith model: Playboy Playmate [May 1992], Playmate of the Year ; actress: The Hudsucker Proxy, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult; died Feb 8, 2007). Anna Nicole daughter is in the news as she starts her modeling career at the age of 6, modeling Guess jeans
★~ Good to Know:
John Green serves up Thanksgiving history you can share with your family while scarfing down turkey and green bean casserole. The first fact…Pilgrims did NOT wear buckled hats! Shocking, I know.
Thanksgiving prep is underway. And I am on my way to the store, not to buy the burn and serves, I remembered those this year but to buy toothpaste. . .
The toothpaste was all, the tube was only. Sigh.
We finally ran out. It is a family tradition to eek out the last bit of toothpaste and then when we get a new tube, we leave it out and admire it for a couple of days. We take turns with the first squeeze. Not really, but we do tend to gloat if we manage to squeeze first.
Cole (yelling from the bathroom last night) MOM, Did you remember to buy toothpaste?
Kb: Oh golly gee whiz I forgot. Use a little baking powder. I’ll pick some up tomorrow, first thing.
Cole: One more blessing, I’ll be able to count. (Someday, I’ll write a post about the time he walked to Walgreens and bought toothpaste for the family with his own money…)
Gobble, Gobble, Gobble: Be back later to share some more Thanksgiving with you, I want to make that grocery store run speedy quick and with any luck beat the crowds on the toothpaste aisle.
Don’t forget to stop by our, Thanksgiving Is the Real Deal, Facebook page. So many people have added terrific content to the page!
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* Top Photo: Cousin Paul, Cole, Cousin Lukas, Like a Brother Johnny. These kids know how to make the most out of every holiday.