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June 24, 2014
★ ~ Todays Quote: I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity. Eleanor Roosevelt
★ ~ Fairy Day:
Clap twice! Today fairy believers young and old to celebrate the stories, magic, and history of the Fair Folk. For centuries, fairies have been an important part of Celtic culture. In all of the ancient legends, these mythological creatures are described as intelligent, mischievous, and magical. They have the ability to fly and cast spells, and they live in “Tír na nÓg,” the land of eternal youth. Mortals don’t often see fairies because of the division between the two worlds, but sightings can occur at twilight or during Beltane, Mid-Summer’s Eve, or All Hallow’s Eve.
In his 1904 play Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie wrote that when the first baby laughed, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and that was the beginning of fairies.
★ ~ Praline Cookie Day:
Invented in France, pralines started out as sugared almonds. Settlers in 18th-century Louisiana replaced the almonds with pecans and added cream — voila, the Southern praline was born.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1497 – English explorer John Cabot became the first European to reach Newfoundland since the Vikings.
♥~ 1901 – Pablo Picasso, an artist with an unusual visual style had his first art exhibition.
♥~ 1922 – The American Professional Football Association took on a new name…the National Football League.
♥~ 1964 – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it would require warning labels on cigarette packages beginning in 1965.
♥~ 1966 – Janis Joplin made her first onstage appearance at the age of 23. She performed at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco with Big Brother and the Holding Company.
♥~ 1972 – I Am Woman, by Helen Reddy, was released by Capitol Records. The number one tune (December 9, 1972) became an anthem for the feminist movement. Reddy, from Australia, made her stage debut when she was only four years old. She had her own TV program in the early 1960s. Reddy came to New York in 1966 and has appeared in the filmsAirport 1975, Pete’s Dragon and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Reddy also had four million-sellers: I Am Woman, Delta Dawn, Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) and Angie Baby. She had a total of 14 hits on the pop music charts.
♥~ 1997 – It only took 50 years, but the Air Force issued a report on alleged alien sightings in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. The official report said the “aliens” actually were dummies. Many people continue to suspect a cover-up.
★~ Born Today
♥~ 1947 – Mick Fleetwood musician: drums; founder, leader of Fleetwood Mac: Don’t Stop, The Chain, Dreams, Go Your Own Way, Black Magic Woman, Rumours
♥~ 1982 – Lotte Verbeek actress: The Fault in Our Stars, Suspension of Disbelief, Outlander, Nothing Personal, The Borgias
★~ Good to Know:
Well, somehow has to teach her!
The gangs in Chicago are looking up . . .
We are off this morno to run a couple of errands and to let Rascal try out the new 2.0 car seat Cole made for her, it’s an upgrade from the last one he made her which was clunky, heavy and really ugly. The upgrade was made with PVC pipe and a denim cover. It is lightweight and pretty. My concern is that it will ride more like a trampoline than a car seat with the tightly stretched denim. I’ll let you know. Later, we will clean out the gutters, my roof has sprouted a garden which is very pretty but not good for the roof shingles or drainage system. Just the life of a happy home owner.
Hope you have a terrific Tuesday but if it doesn’t live up to your expectations feel free to rant – It’s Rant Tuesday.
Don’t forget to clap twice for all the fairies. You believe, right?
Odd Loves Company