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October 10, 2014
Prairie Wolf Dog Park
★~ Today’s Quote: A party without a cake is just a meeting ~ Julia Child
★~ Cake Decorating Day:
Vickie (our friend and camp helper) is taking a cake decorating class. She made this cake for her class and then gave it to us, just in time for cake decorating day! I love it when that happens.
It was the first time Vickie used a basket weave design on a cake and while she see’s flaws, I see perfection. The filling is chocolate Bailey’s cream. It tastes every bit as good as it looks. I ate all the buttercream roses. And Vickie is bringing me the leftover roses that didn’t make it on the cake. Am I lucky or what!
I’m so happy Vickie signed up for another cake decorating class!
★~ Angel Food Cake Day:
Polish your halo and have a piece of angel food cake today!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1845 – The U.S. Naval Academy opened in Maryland at Annapolis. Commodore Matthew Perry helped establish the academy, years before he traveled to Japan to open formal relations between the U.S. and the Japanese.
♥~1886 – Tuxedo Anniversary:Griswold Lorillard of Tuxedo Park, NY, fashioned the first tuxedo for men by cutting the tails off a tailcoat.
♥~ 1956 – An 11,000-carat emerald was found in northern Transvaal, South Africa. The hugh gem was discovered by Charles Kempt and J. Botes.
♥~ 1961 – Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 was published. When the book was originally submitted to various magazines, including The Atlantic and The New Yorker, it was dismissed and did not even make The New York Times bestseller list. Even among the elitist literary circles, it was snubbed. Despite this initial lukewarm reception, the popularity of Catch-22 soared among the masses.
♥~ 1966 – The game of Twister was introduced by the Milton Bradley Company.
♥~ 1973 – Spiro Agnew became the second U.S. Vice President to resign. He pled “no contest” to a charge of failing to report money he had been paid as a bribe while serving as governor of Maryland. Agnew’s resignation led to the first use of the 25th Amendment to fill a vacancy in the office of vice president.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1950 – Nora Roberts is an American bestselling author of more than 209 romance novels. She writes as J. D. Robb for the in Death series, and has also written under the pseudonyms Jill March and for publications in the U.K. as Sarah Hardesty. I am looking forward to her lastest book Blood Magick which is due out on October 28th. I just finished reading (J.D. Robb) Festive in Death. While the reviews were lackluster I really enjoyed it. Click for an interesting read on Amazon, Publishers, and Readers
♥~ 1958 – Tanya Tucker singer: US country singer, 1991 Country Music Association singer of the year. Best known for her debut hit ‘Delta Dawn’ which she released when she was 13. She has topped the US country music charts 10 times. Starred in her own fly-on-the-wall TV show, Tuckerville, in 2005.
★~ Today Gallimaufry:
John Green shares 100 amazing facts that will BLOW YOUR MIND.
Sorry we missed celebrating moldy cheese day yesterday. Oddly enough we also missed it last year. Perhaps, we are just destined to let moldy cheese go uncelebrated. I think that is okay.
A video from Prairie Wolf Dog Park that we took this week. The Lab’s name is LeBron. He’s very athletic.
More pictures of our campers can be found on our Camp Facebook page.
I’m off to eat another piece of Vickie’s cake. Perfect for breakfast with some hot tea. I wish I could share a piece with you. Really!
Have a fabulous Friday.
Odd Loves Company!