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April 30, 2011
★~ Today we are celebrating Honesty Day:
Since April begins with April Fool’s Day, it only makes sense to end the month with National Honesty Day, right? Which means that if you eat more than one oatmeal cookie today (it’s also Oatmeal Cookie Day) you have to be honest about it. Honesty day was created by M. Hirsh Goldberg, author and the former Maryland governor’s press secretary. Goldberg’s book is appropriately titled “The Book of Lies: Schemes, Scams, Fakes and Frauds That Have Changed the Course of History and Affect Our Daily Lives.” So just tell the truth, the whole truth today because honesty is usually the best policy; and if you don’t, we may have to remind you of another popular idiom: liar, liar, pants on fire.
★~ Hair style appreciation day, and Oatmeal Cookies:
Today we celebrate, the uniqueness of all styles of hair, hair coloring, shaved heads, and . . . hair stylists—after all they wield the scissors and blow dryers beneath our hair.
I’m not sure that pairing Hairstyle Appreciation Day with National Honesty Day was the best idea. I guess if someone asks you if you like their hair and you don’t, just tell them ”Well I do appreciate your hairstyle” and then quickly distract them by offering them an oatmeal cookie.
★~ Today in History:
♥~1889 – The first national holiday in the United States was celebrated. The citizens of the U.S. observed the centennial of George Washington’s inauguration. Although this is no longer a national holiday, you’ll be happy to know that there are now at least half a dozen holidays — most on Mondays — that give folks in the U.S. a day off from work and a reason to have a parade, picnic, or go shopping at the mall to take advantage of the holiday sales.
♥~ 1945 – “How would you like to be queen for a day!” That opening line, delivered by host, Jack Bailey, was first heard on Mutual radio on this day. The first Queen for a Day was Mrs. Evelyn Lane. Years later Bailey would take the show to TV for a long, popular run.
♥~ 1970- Twiggs Lyndon, the road manager for the Allman Brothers Band, was arrested for murder after he stabbed a club manager during an argument over a contract. At the ensuing trial, Lyndon’s lawyers argued that he had been temporarily insane at the time of the incident and that touring with the Allman Brothers would drive anyone insane. Lyndon was acquitted.
♥~ 1980 – In the Netherlands, Queen Beatrix (Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard)) ascended the throne.
♥~ 2005 – 32-year-old Jennifer Wilbanks of Duluth, Georgia turned up in Albuquerque, NM after being missing for four days. The so-called ‘Runaway Bride’ had been scheduled to be married Apr 30, but apparently got cold feet.
♥~1926 – Cloris Leachman Academy Award-winning actress: The Last Picture Show ; Emmy Award-winner: A Brand New Life [1972-73], The Mary Tyler Moore Show [1973-74], Cher [1974-75], Screen Actor’s Guild 50th Anniversary Celebration [1983-84]; Phyllis, Backstairs at the White House, The Facts of Life
♥~1933 – Willie Nelson singer: Once just a singing cowboy, today a superstar whose major concern is the welfare of the American farmer. He is dedicated to the plight of the American farmer. Every year, Willie leads the Farm Aid benefit to raise money to help the farmers who have lost so much to major farm conglomerates and big government Willie is the recipient of the 1989 Grammy Living Legend Award.
♥~ 1944 – Jill Clayburgh actress: An Unmarried Woman, Luna, Portnoy’s Complaint, Semi-Tough, The Silver Streak, Terminal Man, Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland, Honor Thy Father and Mother, Dirty Sexy Money; died Nov 5, 2010
♥~ 1943 – Bobby Vee (Robert Velline) singer: Devil or Angel, Rubber Ball, Take Good Care of My Baby, Run to Him, The Night Has a Thousand Eyes, Come Back when You Grow Up
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ 1929’s – The Bob: Jean Harlow, Clara Bow, and Audrey Hepburn and fashion icon Coco Chanel bobbed their hair, and the bob cut became one of the most famous hairstyles of all time.
♥- 1950‘s- The most famous hair style for women was the “beehive” of the fifties. During the same period, crew cuts were the cut of choice for the guys.
♥~ 1960’s- The Twiggy crop: a boyish cut that was super-short and ultra chic made famous by supermodel Twiggy
♥~ 1976- The Farrah Flick: Farah Fawcett’s blonde hair and tonged flicks became all the rage a must have hair style.
♥~ Up until the late 1960’s, long haired male visitors to Disneyland were stopped at the park gates by case members who politely informed the hairy guests that they did not meet Disneyland’s (unwritten dress code) and therefore could not enter the park.
♥~Xie Qiuping has the longest hair in the world measuring about 18.5 feet.
♥~ The Breck Girls..Remember the Breck girl? If you washed your hair between the years 1936 and 1976, you do. If mysteriously you don’t, one sniff and memory would rush out of the bottle like a genie. The Breck girl was the perfect blond whose pastel portrait sold “beautiful hair Breck” to four decades of women. Maybe no other shampoo in the world has had such a strong identity.
An old man was on his death bed, and wanted to be buried with his money. He called his priest, his doctor and his lawyer to his bedside. “Here’s $30,000 cash to be held by each of you. I trust you to put this in my coffin when I die so I can take all my money with me.”
At the funeral, each man put an envelope in the coffin. Riding away in a limousine, the priest suddenly broke into tears and confessed, “I only put $20,000 into the envelope because I needed $10,000 to repair the roof of the church.”
“Well, since we’re confiding in each other,” said the doctor, “I only put $10,000 in the envelope because we needed a new X-ray machine for the pediatrics ward at the hospital which cost $20,000.”
The lawyer was aghast. “I’m ashamed of both of you,” he exclaimed. “I want it known that when I put my envelope in that coffin, I enclosed a check for the full $30,000.
Wishing you all a wonderful Saturday. Drop me a comment if you have the time..Odd loves company!