★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
September 14, 2014
★~ I want to be remembered as a person who wasn’t afraid to start things. Tina Roth Eisenberg
★~ Pet Memorial Day:
Each year on the second Sunday in September we take time to honor our dearly departed pets with fond memories. Losing a pet is heartbreaking, but as the poem the Rainbow Bridge promises we are only letting go for this lifetime.
Saints Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals.
★~ It’s Eat a Hoagie Day!
The hoagie (hOEwghi ), also known as a sub or grinder, name originated in the city of Philadelphia. During World War I Italian immigrants working at a shipyard called Hog Island would bring giant sandwiches for lunch. The workers were called “hoggies.” And eventually the name was associated with the large sandwiches.
★~ Cream Filled Donut Day:
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1972 – Do you remember what major event happened in England on September 13th, 1752? You do? HA! It was a trick question. Nothing happened in England, or America, or anywhere in the British Empire on that day, because the date did not exist. The Gregorian calendar was adopted by the British on September 14th, 1752. They had to eliminate 11 days from the calendar that year…September 3rd through the 13th…to make the British calendar match those used by other countries. Also, before the change, the British used to start a new year on March 25th instead of January 1st.
♥~ 1814 – Frances Scott Key, an attorney, was aboard a warship that was bombarding Fort McHenry (an outpost protecting the city of Baltimore, MD) when he wrote The Star-Spangled Banner, which officially became the U.S. national anthem by an act of Congress in 1931.
♥~ 1965 – My Mother, the Car” debuted. It starred Jerry Van Dyke as a guy whose late mother was rein-”car”-nated as an antique auto. Mom (the voice of Ann Sothern) spoke to him through the car radio. Longer-running series premiering include “The Waltons” (1972), and “The Golden Girls” (1985).
♥~ 1994 – The World Series was canceled, due to a players’ strike..
♥~ 1978 – The the TV series Mork & Mindy, starring Robin Williams as alien Mork and actress Pam Dawber as Mindy. premiered on ABC. Na nu, na nu.
♥~ 1991 – San Antonio police arrested a 76-year-old man in an anti-prostitution sweep. From jail he called his 102-year-old mother for help. He said he couldn’t call his wife—she’d kill him.
♥~ 1936 – Walter Koenig actor: Star Trek, Antony and Cleopatra, Moontrap
♥~ 1947 – Jon ‘Bowzer’ Bauman singer: group: Sha Na Na: LP: Rock & Roll is Here to Stay!; VJ: VH-1
♥~ 1947 – Sam Neill actor: In the Mouth of Madness, Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, The Piano, Jurassic Park, The Hunt for Red October, Sleeping Dogs, Ivanhoe, The Final Conflict, My Brilliant Career
★~ Gallimaufry: Underwater Puppies
Seth Casteel, whose series of underwater photos of dogs fetching their ball first went viral in 2012 has continued to delight as the series extends with Casteel’s latest book, Underwater Puppies, set to release on 16 September 2014.
In a recent interview with NPR, Casteel explains:
Dogs was just such a random project, and it became successful out of nowhere. It changed my life, literally, overnight. And I was thinking about other things that I wanted to do: What’s the next project? I thought, “Hey, puppies. Can I do puppies?” And what I found out was not only could I do it, but I needed to do it for a couple of different reasons. No. 1: swimming pool safety — super-duper important for all the listeners out there with their pets. So many people forget that our swimming pools, as much fun as they are, they are a danger, and they can be a danger to our children and to our fur children. And they will learn. I mean, a lot of these puppies I work with — for Underwater Puppies I worked with over 1,500 — all it took was just a few times, putting them in the water and teaching them where the exit is, and they figured it out.
I’m off to fire-up the fire-pit with Pinon wood and sit outside with my campers and my camera. It’s a beautiful Sunday and I intend to enjoy it fully. I might even have an Italian Hoagie for lunch!
Wishing everyone a wonderful day!
Odd Loves Company,