★~♥~♥~★~ Good Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
April 5, 2016
★~ Todays Quote: It’s a shallow life that doesn’t give a person a few scars. ~Garrison Keillor
★~ Deep Dish Pizza Day:
Pizzeria Uno’s founder Ike Sewell, is credited with creating the spectacular deep dish pizza in 1943 in Chicago. This yummy pizza, also known as Chicago-style pizza, is characterised by a superb buttery crust that can be as high as 3 inches tall, along with generous amounts of sauce, toppings and cheese.
Deep Dish Pizza lovers today is your day! But if you want to go for thin crust pizza this Chicagoan won’t mind. And yes, Chicago, really does have the best Pizza but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your inferior homestyle pie.
★~ Go For Broke Day:
On April 5, 1945, Sadao S. Munemori “saved two of his men at the cost of his own life and did much to clear the path for his company’s victorious advance” near Seravezza, Italy, according to the U.S. Army Center of Military History.
Munemori was a member of the 442d Regimental Combat Team, a segregated Japanese-American unit. The 442d RCT “were undoubtedly among the most decorated units in the United States Army.”
The infantry’s motto, “Go for Broke,” “was derived from a Hawaiian pidgin phrase used by gamblers risking all of their money on a single roll of dice,” according to Know Your Phrase. Now that you know the meaning of the phrase there is nothing left to do, but GO FOR IT. . .
Americans began making sugary syrups in the 1600s, but the delicious chewy caramel we know and love today was a more recent innovation. Caramel candy emerged during the 18th century and quickly became one of the most popular sweets on the market. In fact, Milton Hershey’s first business was the Lancaster Caramel Company!
Caramel is made with butter, brown and white sugar, milk or cream, and vanilla. It is usually enjoyed as an ice cream topping, a candy filling, or on its own. You can also find caramel flavored puddings, popcorn, desserts, and coffee.
I vote for Caramel Corn to celebrate caramel day!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1614 – Pocahontas married English colonist John Rolfe in Virginia.
♥~ 1887 – Six-year-old Helen Keller discovered how the word “water” was spelled in sign language, and what it meant, from her teacher, Annie Sullivan.
♥~1966 – Timothy Leary spoke at New York’s Town Hall and compared LSD to a microscope saying that the drug “is to psychology what the microscope is to biology,” leaving not just a few to wonder, “What’s he smokin’?
♥~1976 – Reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes died of kidney failure en route (in a private jet) to a hospital in Houston (from Acapulco, Mexico). He left an estate estimated at $2 billion. Four hundred prospective heirs tried to inherit his fortune, but it eventually went to twenty-two cousins on both sides of his family.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ Some of the world’s best-known superstars were born on this day. Spencer Tracey, Melvyn Douglas, Bette Davis, Gregory Peck. By 1979 they had collected a total of seven Oscars between them
♥~ 1900 – Spencer (Bonaventure) Tracy Academy Award-winning actor: Captains Courageous , Boys Town ; San Francisco, Stanley and Livingstone, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde , Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, Adam’s Rib, Father of the Bride , Pat and Mike, Bad Day at Black Rock, The Mountain, The Old Man and the Sea, How the West Was Won, It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner; died June 10, 1967
♥~ 1901 – Melvyn Douglas (Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg) Academy Award-winning [supporting] actor: Hud , Being There ; The Vampire Bat, Captains Courageous, Ninotchka, Three Hearts for Julia, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, The Americanization of Emily, I Never Sang for My Father, The Candidate, The Seduction of Joe Tynan, The Changeling, Ghost Story; died Aug 4, 1981
♥~ 1908 – Bette (Ruth Elizabeth) Davis Academy Award-winning actress , Jezebel ; Dark Victory, The Letter, The Little Foxes, Now, Voyager, Mr. Skeffington, All About Eve, The Star, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?;died Oct 6, 1989
♥~ 1916 – Gregory Peck (Eldred) Academy Award-winning actor: To Kill a Mockingbird ; The Keys of the Kingdom, The Yearling, Duel in the Sun, Gentleman’s Agreement, Twelve O’Clock High, David and Bathsheba, Captain Horatio Hornblower, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, Roman Holiday, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, Moby Dick , The Guns of Navarone, Marooned, MacArthur, The Boys from Brazil, Moby Dick [TV: 1998]; Jean Hersholt Humanitarian (Academy) Award ; died June 12, 2003,
Miss Norma: She’s nearly 91 and enjoying the roadtrip of a lifetime.
Two days after her husband of 67 years died in July, a woman from Michigan named Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer. While doctors recommended surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, Norma was having none of it. . .(read more here)
I would say Miss Norma is Going for Broke in a big way. I’ve been following her FUN and inspiring story travels on Facebook.
Someone in Chicago cursed us by switching out their closets or putting their snow shovel away! I am hunting them down with a vengeance. The Spring fairies do not like to be rushed. Father Winter likes to stand at the door and visit before he takes his leave and woe be it to those that try to rush him out the door. Over the past few days Chicago weather can only be described as bi-polar. We’ve had it all…snow, sleet, hail, rain, thunder, lightning, howling winds, and sunshine with 60 plus degrees that plummets to 35 in a matter of hours. I love weather but the past few days have pushed even my patience. I’m not sure what to look forward to this morno. Since it is dog park day, I am hoping for a bit of weather mercy. Afterall, I didn’t switch out my closets and my snow shovel is sitting by the back door where it will remain until after Mother’s Day.
Wishing you a Terrific Tuesday!
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