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September 2, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: “You can’t change the people around you, but you can change the people around you.”
★~ V-J Day:
V-J Day, which stands for “Victory over Japan.” On August 14, 1945, it was announced to the world that Japan had surrendered to the Allies – signifying the end of World War II. This historic milestone is celebrated annually on September 2nd, which commemorates the date of Japan’s formal surrender aboard the U.S.S Missouri.
This holiday goes by several names – Victory Over Japan Day, Victory In The Pacific Day, V-J Day or V-P Day. Which ever name you call it, take a moment today to remember those who fought for this victory. It’s estimated that anywhere from 60 to 80 million people lost their lives during World War II, on both sides of the war.
★~ Blueberry Popsicles Day:
The flavorful explosion of sweet blueberries at the end of summer has never tasted better. Include these in your next frozen treat experiment and you’ll be a card-carrying member of the blue tongue society.
Mix these amazing berries up with strawberry lemonade, yogurt, watermelon, banana or lemon and freeze. It’s a cool, crisp crunch of sweetness after a long day and a great way to wind.
And the best part about blueberries is you’ll have a nice antioxidant buzz and power boost to keep you going all weekend long.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1897 – The first issue of McCall’s magazine was published. The magazine had previously been called The Queen—Illustrated Magazine of Fashion and McCall’s Magazine, the Queen of Fashion.
♥~ 1901 – Speaking at a state fair in Minnesota, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt, quoted a West African proverb, “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”
♥~ 1995 – Dangerous Minds, the soundtrack album from the movie starring Michelle Pfeiffer, hit #1 on Billboard.
♥~ 1940 – The Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina was dedicated by U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
★~ Famous Birthdays:
♥~ 1964 – Keanu Reeves actor: Chain Reaction, A Walk in the Clouds, Johnny Mnemonic, Speed, Little Buddha, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, My Own Private Idaho, Parenthood, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Dangerous Liaisons, River’s Edge , Youngblood, Brotherhood of Justice, Babes in Toyland, Act of Vengeance, Dream to Believe
★~ Gallimaufry at its finest….
Hope everyone had a relaxing Labor Day weekend! Happy September. Astrologically speaking, if we leave college football out of the mix, this month should be easy peasey and lacking in drama. A nice way to start a new month and soon a new season.
I’m off to start the week with a Cosco run and, of-course, a Home Depot stop. We hope to add the second layer of soundproofing to the basement ceiling this week. And if we are living the good life, the plumber will show up at some point and fix the downstairs toilet. We did patch the hole in the side of the garage, so I’m no longer worried about critters taking up residence in the attic above the garage. Yep, we’ll be ready when the North Wind Doth blow.
My Odd blog housekeeping will continue throughout the month so don’t be surprised if a few more Odd posts from the past show up during the weeks to come.
And I almost forgot, but I know you’ll be glad I didn’t, Cole and I took a break on Monday and went to “well watch.” It was riveting. We took a time lapse video for you. My teen mentioned that he was sorry we didn’t know about the well when his grandparents visited, because he was sure they would have loved well watching with us. He knows them well.
Have a terrific Tuesday!
Odd Loves Company,