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November 15th, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: It’s easier to put on slippers than to carpet the whole world. ~ Al Franken
★~ Recycle Day:
Since you are judged by the company you keep…I consider myself a first-rate recycler. My dad’s garbage men tip him at Christmas. Cousin Carla turns empty plastic liter soda bottles into water wings for kids. I even know people who do not use paper towels. Based on my criteria I am first class recycler. And that is not all…I now throw ALL my coke bottles into the big blue garbage can—Baby steps.
What do you think the top recycled item is?
★~ Clean Out Your Fridge Day:
It is time to toss all those old Chinese food cartons, ancient condiments, and potential science experiments and make room for Thanksgiving fixings and leftovers that will be clogging your refrigerator (and arteries) later this month!
What five things do you always keep in your fridge or freezer?
Raisin Bran Day:
The most commonly recognized rasin brand is Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Crunch however, the raisin-bran combination has actually been around since 1926, when it started as Skinner’s Raisin Bran. The “raisin bran” moniker was once trademarked, but usage limitations fell by the wayside as the term became widespread.
How many raisins, on average, do you think are in a box of Raisin Bran cereal?
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1900 – Andrew Carnegie established the Carnegie Technical Schools in Pittsburgh PA. The school(s) became Carnegie Institute of Technology/Carnegie Tech in 1912 and Carnegie-Mellon University in 1967.
♥~ 1966 – The flight of Gemini 12 ended successfully as astronauts James A. Lovell and Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin Jr. splashed down safely in the Atlantic.
♥~ 1969 – The first Wendy’s Hamburgers opened. Dave Thomas started the company with one restaurant in downtown Columbus, Ohio. He named the company after his second youngest daughter. When Thomas died in January 2002, the Wendy’s chain had grown to more than 6,000 restaurants worldwide, with a reputation for fresh, high quality food, and fast and friendly service. In 1995, Wendy’s merged with Tim Hortons, Canada’s largest coffee and fresh baked goods chain, that totals more than 2,000 units. Together, the two chains have system sales exceeding $8 billion.
♥~1980 – After years of success on the music charts with the New Christy Minstrels and the First Edition, Kenny Rogers got his first #1 song. Lady, written by Lionel Richie, stayed at the top for six weeks.
♥~ 1887 – Described as one of the major American artists of the 20th century, Georgia O’Keeffe was born at Sun Prairie, WI. In 1924 she married the famous photographer Alfred Stieglitz. His more than 500 photographs of her have been called “the greatest love poem in the history of photography.” O’Keefe painted desert landscapes and flower studies. When asked why she chose flowers as her subject, she said, “Because they’re cheaper than models and they don’t move
♥~ 1929 – Edward Asner Emmy Award-winning actor: The Mary Tyler Moore Show
♥~ 1932 – Petula Clark Grammy Award-winning singer : Downtown, I Know a Place, This is My Song, My Love
★~ Good to Know: Awesome!
I’m off to take pictures of the class of 2014 and the VW Bug of 1973. FUN!
Hope you have a fabulous Friday.
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