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November 9, 2013
Cole made this fountain in art class. I’m hoping this summer he’ll make a larger one for the yard. You know, so the ducks, and the Labs have a place to frolic.
★~ Today’s Quote: “You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
★~ Sadie Hawkins Day:
Sadie Hawkins Day first appeared in the classic hillbilly comic strip Li’l Abner in 1937? In the original story, Sadie’s father was worried that she would never be married, so he announced a race for all of the town’s eligible bachelors. Sadie was ordered to run after them, and he declared that, “Th’ one she ketches’ll be her husbin.”
Today, Sadie Hawkins Day (always celebrated on the 1st Saturday in November) is recognized as an American folk event in which girls take the initiative to ask a boy out for a date (something that was unheard of in 1937).
★~ Chaos Never Dies Day:
Chaos Never Dies Day takes the stance that the perfect, quiet moment we’re all striving for and anticipating doesn’t – and likely never will – exist, and that we should make the most of now, chaos-and-all, and embrace the moment. No problemo celebrating this holiday.
★~ Scrapple Day:
Frugality, inventiveness and a love of pork inspired the Pennsylvania Dutch to create this meaty breakfast favorite. Scrapple, or pon haus, is one of those farm products made to use every bit of a downed pig. is made of “scraps” of pork combined with cornmeal and spices. It is typically eaten at breakfast in place of other pork products (such as bacon or sausage). It is often cut into thin slices, and fried until the outsides forms a crust.
El Morno friend Irene is originally from Scrapple Country Pa. so it’s only right that she tries scrapple on behalf of El Mornoer’s everywhere and reports back to us…..
★~ Today in History:
♥~1967 – The first issue of Rolling Stone was published. It was started by 21-year-old Jann Wenner, who dropped out of Berkeley and borrowed $7,500 from family members and from people on a mailing list that he stole from a local radio station, and with that money he managed to put together a magazine. The cover of the first issue featured John Lennon, and in it, Wenner wrote, “Rolling Stone is not just about music, but also about the things and attitudes that the music embraces.” Today Rolling Stone has a circulation of about 1.4 million
♥~ 1961 – The Metropolitan Museum in New York obtained Rembrandt’s Aristotle Contemplating the Bust of Homer for $2.3 million. The Metropolitan raised the money from special contributions and funds given or bequeathed by friends of the museum.
♥~ 1984 – Donna Reed joined the cast of Dallas as J.R. Ewing’s new mamma, on CBS-TV. This was Reed’s first return to television since her own successful show ended in 1966. However radiantly beautiful, Reed would not score well with viewers who had become attached to Barbara Bel Geddes as Miss Ellie. Reed was written out of the script and Bel Geddes returned in 1985. (El Morno friend Debbie, how did you feel about Donna joining the cast of Dallas?)
♥~ 1989 – The 27.9-mile-long Berlin Wall, the symbol of the Cold War that separated East and West Germany for 28 years, was opened. Both East and West German citizens celebrated their freedom as they once again were able to walk freely between the two states.
♥~ 1934 – Carl (Edward) Sagan Pulitzer Prize-winning author: The Dragons of Eden ; Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, Broca’s Brain, Cosmos; astronomer: “Billions and billions of stars…”; died Dec 20, 1996
♥~ 1936 – Mary Travers singer: Mary of Peter, Paul and Mary: Leaving on a Jet Plane, Blowin’ in the Wind, Puff the Magic Dragon, I Dig Rock ’n’ Roll Music; solo: LP: No Easy Walk to Freedom; died Sep 16, 2009
♥~ 1941 – Tom Fogerty musician, songwriter, singer: group: Creedence Clearwater Revival: Bad Moon Rising, Down on the Corner, Proud Mary, Lookin’ Out My Back Door, Up Around the Bend; solo: Goodbye Media Man, Lady of Fatima, Beauty is Under the Skin, Joyful Resurrection; died Sep 6, 1990
♥~ 1984 – Delta Goodrem, Australian singer, actress, (Nina Tucker in TV soap opera Neighbours). 2002 Australian No.1 and 2003 UK No. 3 single ‘Born To Try’ plus six other Australian No.1 singles.
★~ Weekly Odd Wrap Up:
♥~ Aziz Ansari Thinks Texting Has Ruined Dating
♥~ Best Coin Ever Spent
♥~ YouTube Challenge – I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy (Oh, yes I would have done this to Cole)
♥~ Kids ask for light in ‘best ever’ anti-smoking ad
♥~ Get BACK!
♥~ Slothing at its finest!
♥~ Grand Fallale
♥~ And the verdict is GUILTY!
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♥~ Mind your Eggs!
A gift for the person who has everything. So you’re at the grocery store, and you think to yourself, What’s my egg situation? Are the ones in the fridge any good? Should I get more? Finally, your phone can tell you. Egg Minder works with an app and will let you know, so you’ll never be bereft of an omelet.
♥~ Why are pecans so expensive!
♥~ Please may we have a collective AWWWWWWW?
Wishing everyone a wonderful Saturday! Any fun plans?
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