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March 12, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: “Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.” Luther Burbank, botanist
★~ Girl Scout Day:
On this day in 1912, Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low assembled a group of eighteen girls from Savannah, Georgia for the first ever Girl Scout meeting. Low believed that all girls should have the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. She organized service projects, outdoor adventures, and enrichment programs to get girls out of the house and into the community.
Today, over 3.2 million girls and adults are active Girl Scout members, and over 50 million women are Girl Scout alumnae. According to the mission statement of the organization, Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Celebrating by eating a few thin mints would work for me.
★~ Plant a Flower Day:
If you want to start native plants from seed this year and live north of the Mason-Dixon, you’ll definitely want to start your plants indoors about now to get blooms by summers’ end. It’s a fun project and you can use cardboard egg cartons, eggshells, recycled yogurt cartons, toilet paper tubes or newspaper starter pots: the National Wildlife Federation has instructions here.
★~ Baked Scallops Day:
Scallops are one of the most popular shellfish in the world. These meaty mollusks are low in fat and are delicious sautéed, deep fried, or baked! Put scallops on the menu and in the oven for a delicious dinner!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1841 – Englishman Orlando Jones patented that fabulous miracle food known as corn starch. Where would our gravy’s be without it?
♥~ 1951 – “Mr. Wiiiiillllssssson!” The comic strip, Dennis the Menace, appeared for the first time in 16 newspapers across the U.S. The strip became an international favorite in thousands of newspapers
♥~ 1832 – Charles Boycott real estate agent: refused to lower rents, served eviction notices instead ; tenants refused to deal with him; in other words, they boycotted Boycott making his name a part of the English language from then on; died Jun 19, 1897
♥~ 1933 – Barbara Feldon (Hall) actress: Get Smart, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
♥~ 1946 – Liza Minnelli Academy Award-winning actress: Cabaret ; The Sterile Cuckoo, Arthur, Liza with a ‘Z’!; daughter of Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli
♥~ 1948 – James Taylor singer: You’ve Got a Friend, Handy Man, Fire & Rain, How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
★~ Good to Know:
♥~ Sara, a 19 year old Finnish teen that has a knack for being able to mimic accents created this video showing what a language would sound like to someone who doesn’t understand it. Mostly she is speaking gibberish. The exception being English…kind of.
♥~ Another Corn Starch Tip: If you have ants, sprinkle some corn starch along the ants’ path. The ants will carry some of it back to their nest and ingest it. Their stomachs can’t digest the corn starch and bingo no more ants. This method may take a couple of days to work.
Good thing I ran all those errands yesterday because I am going to enjoy an inside day today. Why? Oh, just because inside is so nice and I am so accustomed to it. It has nothing to do with the weather I’m ignoring.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Odd Loves Company!