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March 21, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: A women who doesn’t wear perfume has no future. ~ Coco Chanel
★~ Fragrance Day:
We are a family of fragrance wearers. My sweet mother has worn the same fragrance for years, and whenever I smell it on anyone else, I tell them it smells better on my Mom. Not really, that wouldn’t be polite, but it’s true. Cole has followed in Joe’s footsteps and enjoys a splash of Old Spice and I wear Calvin Klein’s Beauty. I like a whiff of perfume on other people too.
A few Fragrant Facts:
“Hungary Water” is the name of the first modern, alcohol-based perfume made in Hungary in 1370. Legends say that Queen Elisabeth of Hungary requested this type of product, and Hungarian monks created this perfume specially for her.
Chanel No. 5 is the first perfume launched by Parisian couturier Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. The French government reports that a bottle of Chanel No. 5 is sold every thirty seconds, generating sales of $100 million dollars a year.
Chanel was the first fragrance designer to put her own name on a scent.
Clive Christian No. 1 was awarded the Guinness World Record for being the most expensive perfume. Composed of the rarest ingredients in the world with no regard to their cost, No. 1, which has been produced by Clive Christian for the past six years, retails for $2,350 for 30ml of the pure perfume. Only 1000 bottles each of the men’s and women’s perfumes are released each year.
★~ Common Courtesy Day:
Be nice and treat others like you would like to be treated—and don’t forget to wave if I let you cut in front of me in traffic. Thank you. But you celebrate Common Courtesy day everyday, so this won’t be new to you!
★~ French Bread Day!
French bread, also known as a baguette, is a crusty loaf baked in a long, thin shape. The French have been making long sticks of bread since at least the mid-eighteenth century, but the baguette didn’t become an iconic symbol of French cuisine until the twentieth century. A law passed in 1920 banned workers from beginning their shift before 4 a.m., which made it difficult for French bakers to have fresh bread ready for their customers in the morning. They turned to the fast-baking baguette for a solution, and soon it became a part of daily life.
To celebrate French Bread Day, slather REAL butter on a crusty piece of French bread. Très bon!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ Aries, the ram: In the astronomical/astrological zodiac, which divides the sun’s apparent orbit into 12 segments, the period Mar 21–Apr 19 is traditionally identified as the sun sign of Aries, the Ram. The ruling planet is Mars.
♥~ 1952 – The Moondog Coronation Ball was held at the Cleveland Arena. Promoted by Alan Freed and two partners, it was later cited as the first rock concert. Due to the overwhelming response, a second show was added, but the second batch of tickets were not marked as such. So, by the time openers Paul Williams and The Hucklebuckers got the show on the road, an estimated 25,000 kids had showed up — at the venue that could only hold about 10,000 folks. Windows were smashed, doors were crashed and the fire marshall ordered a quick end to the ‘show’.
♥~ 1963 – Alcatraz, the infamous federal penitentiary in the middle of San Francisco Bay, was closed. Currently it’s a part of the National Park Service. Many of the gardens maintained by prisoners were preserved, including 15 species of roses.
♥~ 1970 – The Beatles established a new record. Let It Be entered the Billboard chart at number six. This was the highest debuting position ever for a record. Let It Be reached number two a week later and made it to the top spot on April 11, overshadowing Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge over Troubled Water.
♥~ 1977 – Mrs. James Duck of Memphis became history’s fastest mother. Her triplets were born naturally in under two minutes.
♥~ 1980 – The popular CBS series “Dallas” ended its season by showing J.R. Ewing (played by Larry Hagman) being shot and wounded by someone offscreen. When the shooter’s identity was revealed the following November, a record TV audience in the U.S. tuned in for the answer. Hagman was starring in a cable TV revival of “Dallas” when he died in 2012…and the writers killed off J.R. by shooting him, again.
♥~ 2003 – A 25-year-old software engineer from Los Angeles, visiting Las Vegas, hit pay dirt: a world record $39 million jackpot on a slot machine.
♥~2006 – Happy Birthday Twitter! The first tweet on Twitter was sent on this date in 2006. Co-founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey twetted, “just setting up my twitter.”
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1958 – Sabrina LeBeauf, Actress (“The Cosby Show”)
♥~ 1962 – Rosie O’Donnell, Actress, comedian
★~ Good to Know: Tumbleweeds roll into a Colorado neighborhood
I think I will stop complaining about shoveling snow….
Rumor has it that our temperature today is suppose to be over 60 degrees. If this happens, I plan to spend a large part of the day outside soaking up the warmth and sunshine with my campers. Spring break is keeping camp tail wagging busy and its been warm and dry enough to take a few pictures and videos – Click over to view. One of my favorite camp families is moving to California and taking their pups too. I hate it when that happens. We have been together so long. Through good times and bad times….Why doesn’t anyone want to retire in Chicago? Sigh. I know, it’s the weather, traffic, high cost of living, lack of space, parking meters, but still what about ME. I’ll miss them. A lot. It’s never the family that calls you 7 times on Christmas day to speak with their pup they never leave you. Oh well, at least we can keep in touch on Facebook! Which is one of the reasons I love Facebook because you can always keep in touch! It’s not the same but still it’s better than nada.
I’m off and running. I want to tackle a few errands early so I can enjoy the rest of the day. Hope you have a Fabulous Friday!
Odd Loves Company!