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April 18, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.~ e. e. cummings
★~ Animal Cracker Day:
Lions and tigers, and bears and elephants… OH MY! Who doesn’t love the crunch and sweetness of an animal cracker?
Animal-shaped crackers were first brought to the United States during the late 1800’s. The demand for these treats skyrocketed so bakers began to produce them domestically. Stauffer’s Biscuit Company was the first company to produce animal crackers in 1871 in York, Pennsylvania. Other local bakeries soon came together under the National Biscuit Company, or “Nabisco Brands.” It was not until 1902 though that the animal cracker’s box débuted its “Barnum’s Animals” circus theme.
~ Lions, Tigers and Bears have always been a part of the animal cracker family. A total of 37 different animals have been featured over the years.
~ Nabisco sells over 40 million boxes of animal crackers each year
If you would like to make your own click Animal Cracker Cookies recipe. I’m not sure why you would want to go the trouble when those animals crackers in the circus box are so tasty.
★~ International Jugglers Day:
International Juggling Day is a great opportunity for everyone to get out there and give it a try! Though juggling with torches or wild animals for your first time may not be the best idea.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1775 – Listen my children and you shall hear ,Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; At about 10 p.m. three men took to their horses to ride from Boston to Concord, MA to warn the citizens of the approaching British army. In honor of this midnight ride, get out your Revereware and make a pot of tea.
♥~ 1906 – The Great San Francisco Earthquake occurred at 5:12 a.m. It was responsible for some 3,000 deaths and catastrophic damage.
♥~ 1923 – Yankee Stadium opened in the Bronx, the NY Yankees, hosted the Boston Red Sox. A record crowd of 74,000 fans saw the action at the first three-level stadium in the U.S.
♥~ 1974 – James Brown, the ‘Godfather of Soul’, received a gold record for the single, The Payback. Of the 44 hits that Brown would put on the charts over three decades, he received only one other gold record — for Get on the Good Foot – Part 1 in 1972.
♥~ 1857 – Clarence Darrow attorney: famous Scopes ‘monkey trial’
♥~ 1947 – Dorothy Lyman actress: All My Children, Mama’s Family, Camp Cucamonga: How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Ruby in Paradise
♥~1953 – Rick Moranis actor: Little Giants, The Flintstones, My Blue Heaven, Parenthood, Honey I Shrunk the Kids series, Ghostbusters series, Spaceballs, Little Shop of Horrors, Brewster’s Millions, SCTV; writer: Strange Brew
♥~1961 – Jane Leeves actress: Frasier, Throb, Miracle on 34th Street, Mr. Write
♥~ 1963 – Conan O’Brien TV talk show host: Late Night with Conan O’Brien; Emmy Award-winning writer: Saturday Night Live ; The Simpsons; producer: Lockwell; comedian: Not Necessarily the News,The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien
♥~ 1979 – Kourtney Kardashian, Reality TV star
♥~ 1984 – America Ferrera, Actress (“Ugly Betty’)
★~ Good To Know: Friday Giggle
I am not a fan of how Jello tastes, but I do think this looks pretty.
Pour Jell-o in your deviled egg holder and put in the fridge. When set up put a little whipped cream on them.
I have not forsaken Peeps this Easter season, but after last year’s Peepathon I’m pacing myself. I have indulged in Peeps with chocolate feet. I strongly recommend them.
Cole’s Spring break starts today and and tomorrow he’ll fly to New Mexico to spend a few days with his sweet grandparents. He made certain to let them know his was leaving a letter for the Easter Bunny letting him know where to leave his Easter basket. Cole has always been a bit slow finding the eggs, I suspect this year a little healthy competition between him and his grandmother’s Doberman will encourage him to hunt a little faster.
If you are interested in knowing a little more about the Holy Days leading up to Easter Sunday, El Morno Friend and blogger Debbie wrote an interesting post Why Do Catholics Do That?.
This Chicago Morno is bright and beautiful and I’m off to enjoy it! Hope you have a beautiful Friday too!
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