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June 3rd, 2015
★~ Today’s Quote: Celebrate what you want to see more of. Tom Peters
★~ Repeat Day:
Did you know that today is Repeat Day? Did you know that today is Repeat Day? Why am I repeating myself? Well, because today is Repeat Day. If I told you once, I told you three times! Watch a favorite movie twice, have a second donut, or call a family member, and then hang up and call them back . . . and start the same conversation with them all over again. Torturing family members is always a fun way to celebrate any holiday.
★~ Egg Day:
Today is all about the incredible, edible egg! Wild fowl were domesticated as early as 3200 B.C. Egyptian and Chinese records show that fowl were laying eggs for man in 1400 B.C. Europe has had domesticated hens since 600 B.C. There is some evidence of native fowl in the Americas prior to Columbus’ arrival. However, it is believed that, on his second trip in 1493, Columbus’ ships carried to the New World the first of the chickens. Nearly 200 breeds and varieties of chickens have been established worldwide. Most laying hens in the U.S. are Single-Comb White Leghorns.
★~ Today In History:
♥~ 1888 – There was no joy in Mudville this day, as Casey at the Bat was first published in The San Francisco Examiner. The author was not given a byline in the paper, but he was given $5. Ernest Thayer wrote a series of comic ballads for the San Francisco paper. Casey at the Bat was the last, and the only one to live on through the years. William DeWolf Hopper, first recited the poem at Wallach’s Theatre in New York City and then did it again It some 10,000 plus times.
♥~ 1937 – Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson of Baltimore, MD, the woman who was the cause of King Edward VIII’s abdication of the British throne, was married to the former King (The Duke of Windsor). This was the storybook romance; the king in love with the commoner gives up his throne to spend the rest of his life with the woman he loves. They lived happily ever after … in France.
♥~ 1948 – Korczak Ziolkowski began his sculpture of Crazy Horse near Mt. Rushmore.
♥~ 1998 – An 87-foot memorial to Crazy Horse, sculpted into rock near Custer in the South Dakota Black Hills by Korczak Ziolkowski, was dedicated after 50 years of work.
♥~ 2001 – Antony Larose of Windsor, England, got a moth trapped in his ear while trying to rescue a cat from under a bush. He said the pain from beating of the moth’s wings against his eardrum was excruciating. It was eventually removed at a hospital. He said, “The noise was unimaginable.”
♥~ 1925 – Tony Curtis (Bernard Schwartz) actor: Some Like It Hot, The Great Impostor, The Defiant Ones, Houdini, Trapeze, The Boston Strangler, Christmas in Connecticut, The Count of Monte Cristo; died Sep 29, 2010
♥~ 1926 – (Irwin) Allen Ginsberg Beat Generation poet: His poem “Howl” is said to have turned America from the 1950s into the 1960s overnight. It begins: ”I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix, angel-headed hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night…”
★~ Cotton Candy Gallimaufry:
As a cotton candy connoisseur, I thought this was so artistic and FUN.
We have something burrowing under our sidewalk in the back yard. The hole is along the tree line where the sidewalk is being lifted up by tree roots. Cole and I both agreed to let Vickie (friend and camp helper) look inside the hole with a flashlight and report back. We are generous that way. Vickie bravely took up the challenge, but she didn’t see anything so she packed the dirt back into the hole. She did suggest I hit it with a hose to see what came out. Nice try Vickie. Not. A. Chance. I haven’t been out yet this morning to see if the dirt has been removed by the critter again. Do heffalump’s burrow? I’ve know I’ve seen a few lurking from time to time in the yard. I can see you wondering, nope my pups have shown no interest. Odd, isn’t it? I’ll take a picture of the hole – maybe you have a guess!
Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
Odd Loves Company