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April 27, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” ― Philip Pullman
★~ Storytelling Day:
Storytelling is such a wonderful way for human beings to connect. A story told without props, power points, media or even read from a book but has been memorized or told from experience establishes a relationship of the heart and nourishes the soul and the spirit of both the teller and the listener. Celebrate today by hearting someone with a story.
★~ National Hairball Awareness Day:
If you live with a cat, chances are that you have heard a retching hacking sound coming from your cat at one time or another. Don’t ignore it: hairballs at the very least are unpleasant to your cat and at the worst can create severe problems. For more information about hairballs, watch this short video.
★~ Prime Rib Roast Day:
There is only way to celebrate Prime Rib Roast day, enjoy a big juicy cut cooked your favorite way! Don’t forget the sides.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1947 – The Yankees hosted Babe Ruth Day at Yankee Stadium. The event was held to honor the ailing baseball star, who was nearing the end of his life because of throat cancer. Ruth, the legendary “Sultan of Swat,”died a year later at age 53.
♥~ 1971–The Grateful Dead appeared at the Fillmore East in New York City. The Beach Boys also appeared on stage with the Dead, who together performed a short set of Beach Boys songs.
♥~ 1975 – Chart topper: (Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song – – B.J. Thomas
♥~ 1822 – Ulysses S. Grant 18th U.S. President [1869-1877]; married to Julia Dent [three sons, one daughter]; Lt. General in command of all Union armies during U.S. Civil War; nickname: Hero of Appomattox; died July 23, 1885
♥~ 1855 – Margaret Wolfe Hungerford; novelist who often wrote under the pseudonym “The Duchess,” which was the title of her most popular novel. Margaret is responsible for the popular phrase “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” which appeared in her book Molly Bawn
♥~ 1900 – Walter Lantz Academy Award-winning animator: creator of Woody Woodpecker; Lantz’ Woody Woodpecker made his first appearance in the 1940 film, Knock, Knock. He became so popular that his wacky laugh and taunting ways were celebrated in The Woody Woodpecker Song.
♥~ 1922 – Jack Klugman Emmy Award-winning actor: The Defenders: Blacklist [1963-1964], The Odd Couple [1970-1971, 1972-1973]; Quincy, M.E., Twelve Angry Men, Days of Wine and Roses, Goodbye Columbus
♥~ 1931 – Robert Donner actor: Mork and Mindy, Cool Hand Luke, El Dorado, High Plains Drifter, Vanishing Point, Fools Parade, Chisum, Last Hard Men, Damnation Alley, Bite the Bullet, Under the Rainbow, TV: Charlie’s Angels, McCloud, Columbo, How the West Was Won, The Incredible Hulk, The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, Eight is Enough; appeared in some 120 film and TV roles; died June 8, 2006
♥~ 1959 – Sheena Easton (Sheena Shirley Orr) singer: Modern Girl, Morning Train, One Man Woman, When He Shines, For Your Eyes Only, We Got Tonight, Strut, Sugar Walls
★~ Good to Know:
♥~ When you’ve gotta go, you’ve gotta go. Just hope that the porta potty doesn’t decide to go when you have to.
♥~ Jessica Hickey is an only child, and her father has been a widower for twenty years. Since she got married, he’s wanted a grandchild, and the moment finally came to break the news to him. This is short and terribly sweet, so you might want to have a hanky ready.
One of the top comments: “He’s crying because being a Cubs fan, he is not used to getting what he wants.” This could be true too.
Yesterday, my teen and I took a trip to Menards and found a helpful hardware man who helped us hunt and gather materials to replace a gate that went to it’s demise this past winter. Today, if the weather holds and my sleepy teen rises and shines before noon hopefully we (mostly Cole) can get started on the job. It’s not a safety gate more of a convenience gate and boy have we missed the convenience. Mario Kart night was moved to next weekend (for further explanation see yesterday’s El Morno).
I stored some garlic in a mason jar (Hi I’m Katybeth and I am addicted to Mason jars) with the lid screwed on tight. Not a good idea. When I took the lid off, the smell that came out of that jar could be used to ward off an army of a million vampires. It almost knocked me on my teehineyhocus. I’m still trying to get rid of the smell. In the meantime, no worries about vampires and going forward garlic will be stored with plenty of air circulating around it.
Wishing everyone a scintillating Sunday. We’re having a prime roast for dinner with sides. Maybe a roll. What’s new with you?
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