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July 18th, 2014
★~Today’s Quote: A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.” Nelson Mandela
★~ Caviar Day:
It happened that the painter Pablo Picasso lived for many years in the Provence and his friend and neighbor, the British art historian John Richardson, was about to write his biography. After the bullfights in Arles they walked home together with the collector Douglas Cooper and had dinner. “Picasso often showed his gratitude for our hospitality”, reports John Richardson. “He presented us paintings and at a later date he brought Caviar; the prices for his art had gone up so high, he joked, that Caviar has become cheaper!”
Such stories make a unique product like Caviar immortal. And why is that? The moment we start to associate a product with histories and legendary individuals like Pablo Picasso, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Ernest Hemingway, Sergei Rachmaninoff to name but a few, the product itself becomes charged with magic. That applies especially to Caviar. A perfect product that is recognized for its exacting culinary standards.
Every product, no matter how perfect it is, can only become mystical or legendary if it is comprised of stories and anecdotes around kings, queens, statesmen and other famous individuals.
Peter G. Rebeiz’ book about Caviar.
I know most of us will pass on the Caviar, including me, but you have to admit it has been marketed very well. One of the first spokespersons for Caviar was King Edward who decreed that only royalty had tastebuds refined enough to appreciate caviar. I suspect this may be one of the few times the peasants got lucky. 😀
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1936 – . The first Wienermobile rolled out of General Body Company’s factory in Chicago. The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile was invented by Carl Mayer, nephew of Oscar Mayer. For those of you who have never seen it – it’s a giant hot dog on wheels.
♥~ 1976 – Nadia Comaneci, the 14-year-old star gymnast from Romania, stunned those watching the Olympic Games by executing perfect form to collect a perfect score of ‘10’ from the judges. This was the first perfect score ever recorded on the uneven parallel bars. Nadia went on to collect seven perfect scores, three gold medals, a silver and a bronze. She also won two gold and two silver medals in the 1980 Olympics.
♥~ 1980 – Billy Joel held the top position of both the US albums and singles charts. His album Glass Houses contained his first and biggest number 1 hit, ’It’s Still Rock ’n’ Roll to Me.’
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1918 – Nelson Mandela Nobel Peace prize-winner ; South African President
♥~ 1961 – Elizabeth McGovern actress: Ordinary People, Racing with the Moon, The Bedroom Window
♥~ 1969 – Elizabeth Gilbert, best-known for her memoir Eat Pray Love, about the time she spent in Italy, India, and Indonesia after her divorce, traveling alone on a soul-searching journey. The memoir became sensationally successful when it was published in 2006. It has sold more than 7 million copies around the world and been translated into more than 30 languages.
★~ Today’s Gallimaufry:
I know, I owe you after that cartoon. Here is a painting tip. Yesterday, we fired up our paint brushes and did a little touch up painting in the basement. We reduced the fumes by putting a bucket of water in the middle of the room to absorb them. It worked, it really worked.
Picnic table update. We painted it red and it is waiting for another coat of paint.
Off and running this morning…Wishing you (fill in the blanket with your words) _____ wishes and _____ dreams.
Odd Loves Company,