~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
March 7, 2011
Updated: March 7, 2012
★~ Today’s Quote: It’s absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious! Oscar Wilde
★~ El Morno!
Since the summer of 2009, I have posted “El Morno” on my Facebook profile page every morning at around 6am. Slowly but surely, friends show up with their “cuppa” whatever, wiping the sleep out of their eyes. Our Aussie friend, who is ending her day when we are beginning ours, wishes us all a buona notte.
As we gather on El Morno, we catch up a little, laugh a little, and commiserate a little (a little more on Mondays and a little less on Fridays). Even those of us with children who need to be woken up, shaken off, and pushed out the door often stop by briefly to chat. Our chit-chats are usually 30 to 60 comments long, and our night nurse friends often drop by after they get home from work to keep EL Morno going until late into the morning.
I have decided to post EL Morno on Odd as well as Facebook. Feel free to drop by with your favorite “cuppa” whatever and browse Odd Holidays, This Day in History, Celebrity and Historical Birthdays, and Did You Know. Feel free to chat in the comment section of Odd. Odd always enjoys your company and promises to chat back. In time, maybe others will join us. If they don’t we will tell secrets and talk about them!
I should warn you that I don’t have a lot invested in El Morno’s accuracy. I am more concerned with showing up and offering some fun at the start of each day. Sometimes my dates are wrong on El Morno — once I referred to Saturday as Friday and caused a general panic until a level-headed person actually checked the calendar. Always check the calendar, okay?
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for the telephone.
♥~1933 – Charles Darrow created the game we know as Monopoly.
♥~1973 – The comet Kohoutek was discovered by Dr. Lubos Kohoutek, a Czechoslovakian astronomer, at Hamburg Observatory, Bergedorf, West Germany.
♥~ 1970 – Simon and Garfunkel’s album ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ started a ten week run at No.1 on the US chart. The duo had split-up by the time of release.
♥~ 1976 – A wax Elton John went on display at Madame Tussaud’s in London, the first rocker to appear there since the Beatles 12 years earlier.
♥~ 1996 – Cole – My boy turns 15. Drivers Permit here we come!
♥~ 1998 – Wayne Gretzky (New York Rangers) scored his 1,000th NHL goal. He had scored 878 regular season goals and 122 goals in the playoffs.
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ MONOPOLY is the best-selling board game in the world, sold in 103 countries and produced in 37 languages including Croatian.
♥~ Over 65 years, an estimated 500 million people have played the game Monopoly
♥~ The longest MONOPOLY game in history lasted 70 straight days. 1,680 hours
♥~ The longest MONOPOLY game in a bathtub lasted 99 hours!
Hope you will leave your comments on El Morno when you have a morno moment! Odd Loves Company!
8 thoughts on “March 7, 2011: El Morno! First Edition”
Someone actually playing Monopoly in the bathtup? Now that’s new!
I am honored you are my very first El Morno comment! Welcome!
The whole Monopoly thing has me baffled!
Fun stuff, Katybeth…I do a Today in History thing every morning, and tie it to a book we have for our bookstore fan page.
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Does it have squirrel appreciation day?
Oh… your comment about having friends eye you suspiciously if you see that movie cracked me up. Take them along. They’ll either love you for the recommendation or steer clear of you from now on.
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