Celebrating: Memo Day, Waitress & Waiters, Strawberries & Cream

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May 21, 2011

“One is wise to cultivate the tree that bears fruit in our soul” Henry David Thoreau

★~ National Memo Day:

TO: El Morno Readers

Fr: El Morno
Sub Today is National Memo Day.
Date: May 21, 2011

I did not get the memo, so I have no idea how to celebrate Memo Day.

TO: Myself
Fr: El Morno
Sub: Holidays
Date: May 21, 201

Odd needs better holidays.

★~ Waitress and Waiters Appreciation Day:

The only way to properly celebrate this day is to go out for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I always appreciate the restaurant server that does not refill my ice tea immediately after I have determined it has just the right amount of sugar; Cole appreciates it when the waiter brings a side of napkins when he orders a rack of ribs; and we both appreciate it when they don’t assume Pepsi will do when we ordered Cokes. Eating out and adding a little extra to the tip is a nice way to say “thank you” to the person filling your bread basket for the fourth time.

★~ National Strawberries and Cream Day:

On the stems of celebrating strawberries yesterday . . . today we are going to celebrate National Strawberries and Cream Day (a refreshing light snack or dessert).  I’m going to expand this day to include strawberry ice cream. Doesn’t the whole world love fresh, ripe strawberries?

Side note: I felt tortured writing about today’s holidays!! I mean really!!  I know its poor manners for the El Morno hostess to complain about Today’s Odd Holidays, but look at them . . .!!!  Ok. The world is suppose to end today…I didn’t include judgement day in our list of holidays but I did post some helpful rapture links under “Did you know.” Scroll down.

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1819 – The first bicycles in the United States were called swift walkers and were seen for the first time on the streets of New York City on this day

♥~ 1932 – Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic solo, from Newfoundland to Ireland.

♥~ 1945 – Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart were married. Legend has it that the couple fell in love in 1943 during making of the film, To Have and Have Not. Theirs would become one of Hollywood’s most enduring marriages.

♥~ 1990- In a classic final episode of the Newhart TV series, Bob Newhart woke up in bed with Suzanne Pleshette, his wife on a previous series, The Bob Newhart Show. He had been dreaming since 1978.

♥~ 1995- A Lakeland, Florida, man lost a thumb when a barber who came to his home bit it off. The 30-year-old barber became irate when his customer decided he didn’t want a haircut after all. Doctors were not able to reattach the thumb.

♥~ 1994Tim McGraw’s Not a Moment Too Soon was the #1 album in the U.S.

♥~ 1998 – Frank and Shirley Capaci of Streamwood, Illinois announced they were the holders of a winning Powerball ticket worth $195 million (they actally got $104.3 million because they chose a lump-sum payment). Frank said, “First thing I’m gonna do is buy a Harley-Davidson. I ain’t gonna buy nothin’ else but a Harley-Davidson.”

♥~ 2001- The Club of Idiots was founded in Saint-Gilles, France. Eighty members had to solemnly swear to be idiots and always carry their idiot I.D. card. At its first annual meeting the club set a new world record of 11.78 meters in olive-stone spitting.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1909 – Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel kindergarten art teacher: her work was inspiration for the famous Hummel figurines; died Nov 6, 1946

♥~ 1916 – Harold Robbins (Francis Kane) writer:  One of the best-selling novelists of all time, perhaps best known for his novel The Carpetbaggers (1961), which is loosely based on the life of eccentric businessman Howard Hughes.

♥~ 1917 Raymond (William Stacy) Burr actor: Perry Mason, Ironside, Rear Window, A Place in the Sun, The Defense Never Rests, Godzilla; died Sep 12, 1993

♥~ 1944 Janet Dailey novelist:  At the age of 30, Dailey and her husband sold their construction company and set off to see America in a trailer.  While on the road, Dailey read romance novels and soon remarked to her husband that she thought she could write one herself and that’s just what she did. Six months later, her first book became a Harlequin romance. To her great surprise, No Quarter Asked (1976) sold more than one million copies.

♥~ 1952Mr. T ( Lawrence Tureaud) actor: The A-Team, Rocky III, The Magic of the Golden Bear: Goldy 3, Spy Hard, Inspector Gadget

★~ Did You Know:

According to loyal listeners of Family Radio, a Christian broadcasting network based in Oakland, California, will mark the Day of Rapture and the start of Judgment Day (which, they say, will last five months). Those who are saved will be taken up to heaven, and those who aren’t will endure unspeakable suffering. Dead bodies will be strewn about as earthquakes ravage the Earth, they say. And come October 21, they’ll tell you, the entire world will be kaput.

Lets go shopping…..

♥~ The Second Coming Sale:  Diamonds, Gold. 50% off everything! Watch the video–its a commercial for the store.

♥~ Rapture Wear: I know its a little bit late for this rapture BUT if you don’t get snatched this time you might want to order it for the Do Over in October.

♥~ Rapture Souvenir T-shirt : I know its a little bit late for this rapture BUT if you don’t get snatched this time you might want to order it for the Do Over in October. Some example slogans are:  “I survived the rapture and all I got was this stupid t-shirt” UGH. You’re still here? 5.21.11, Rapture reject, If you are reading this t-shirt you survived the rapture.

And to prepare for the “Do Over” in October you might want to check these links out:

♥~ Eternal Earth-Bound Pets, USA: We are a group of dedicated animal lovers, and atheists. Each  Eternal Earth-Bound Pet representative is a confirmed atheist, and as such will still be here on Earth after you’ve received your reward.  Our network of animal activists are committed to step in when you step up to Jesus.

♥~ You’ve Been Left Behind: Post-Rapture e-mails are sent to as many as 62 friends who were not snatched. It costs $40.00.

♥~ “How to Profit From the Coming Rapture: Getting Ahead When You’re Left Behind” available in paperback.

★~ Today’s Giggle:

A little boy runs across this farmer who has a truckload of cow manure. The boy asks him what he is going to do with all that cow poop. The farmer tells the little boy, ”I’m taking it home to put on my strawberries.”

The little boy looks up at the farmer and says, ”I don’t know where you come from, but where I come from we put cream and sugar on our strawberries.”’


Today, Cole and I are heading up to Indiana Dunes for lunch with my brother-in law and sister-in-law. It will be Cole’s first road trip behind the wheel. Skyways and highways, big trucks and toll booths. Oh my!

My brother-in-law has promised to teach Cole how to drive a Mercedes with a manual transmission. I am relieved that he is taking over this part of Cole’s driver education; however, I will brag about teaching Cole how to parallel park in traffic. Parallel parking is the one part of driving that I am a ninja at, and Cole was a fast learner.

I hope you all have a wonderful Saturday! Leave the laundry and all of the weekend chores for a little bit. All of this rapture nonsense reminds us all of one thing: life is short. Very short. The laundry can wait.

What are your plans for today? Thanks for dropping by….Odd Loves Company!








13 thoughts on “Celebrating: Memo Day, Waitress & Waiters, Strawberries & Cream

  1. Good news, I didn’t do any housework, bad news, I started typing student reports instead. Thankyou for the rapture clothing links, I feel so much better prepared.
    Enjoy your weekend everyone, make it count!

  2. Long week but I have been here in spirit…I have not seen a memo in years!
    I need a rapture day t-shit. My favorite is: Rapture Reject.
    Today is a day for fun… 😀

    Have a great day, Kb

    • i was beginning to wonder about you and if you had not shown up today….well….lets just say, I’m so glad you were rejected! My Odd family wouldn’t be the same without you! I mean that…

  3. Enjoy your trip to the Dunes — I’ve passed by that way many a time, but so far have never actually stopped to see them. Maybe one day before my son graduates, ha! And I’m glad Cole’s going to learn how to drive a manual — that should be part of every kid’s education!

    • I agree and he did pretty well. My brother-in-law taught him on hills and curves but he is a good and patient teacher…..and it was his car.
      The Dunes are lovely. Hope you have a chance to dip your toe someday soon.

  4. Know you had fun at the dunes! What amazing thing did Richard fix this time? We went out for lunch and then to Costco. Why is it even when you don’t need anything you ALWAYS spend at least $100.00 at Costco???
    Have a merry Rapture day.

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