Celebrating: Daniel Boone & Chocolate Ice Cream

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June 7th

★~ Today’s Quote ~ “Exhaust the little moment. Soon it dies. And be it gash or gold it will not come Again in this identical guise.” Gwendolyn Brooks


★~ Daniel Boone Day:

The song tells the story best of the explorer and frontiersman Daniel Boone who marched off into the wilderness on this day in 1769.

Daniel Boone was a man ,Yes, a big man! With an eye like an eagle And as tall as a mountain was he! Daniel Boone was a man, Yes, a big man! He was brave, he was fearless And as tough as a mighty oak tree! From the coonskin cap on the top of ol’ Dan To the heel of his rawhide shoe; The rippin’est, roarin’est, fightin’est manThe frontier ever knew!

Perhaps the best way to celebrate Daniel Boone is to wear your coon hat and be a happy, doer with a dream? Although I’m told that the 1960s TV version of Boone was tall and wore a coonskin cap, and the actual Boone wasn’t a big guy and thought coonskin caps were ‘sooo Davy Crockett.’ But whatever, you will figure it out.

★~ National Chocolate Ice Cream Day:

June is a good month. A very good month. Just last week we celebrated Rocky Road ice cream and today we are going to celebrate one the best and most loved ice cream flavors ever!  Chocolate Ice Cream. Now, I know it’s not everyone’s favorite ice cream, of-course so if chocolate ice cream is not your thing…. just indulge in the ice cream flavor of your choice guilt free because it’s the thought that counts!

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1937 – The cover of LIFE magazine showed the latest in campus fashions of the times which included saddle shoes.

♥ ~ 1955 – Quizmaster Hal March introduced the “isolation booth” to TV’s $64,000 Question. Contestants were locked inside the sound-proof glass booth for the final series of questions that led to the grand prize.

♥~ 1965 – Sony Corporation unveiled its first consumer 1/2-inch format helical scan VTR (video tape recorder). It was priced under $3000 (and only in black & white, yet).

♥~ 1974 – The Entertainer, the original music from the motion picture The Sting, earned a gold record for pianist and conductor, Marvin Hamlisch.

♥~ 1993 – Top of the charts Should’ve Been a CowboyToby Keith

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1778 – Beau (George Bryan Brummel) English men’s fashion leader Born at London, England, Beau Brummell was, early in his life, a popular English men’s fashion leader, the “arbiter elegantarium” of taste in dress. His extravagance and lack of tact (it was he who reportedly said—indicating the Prince of Wales, later George IV—“Who’s your fat friend?”) led him from wealth and popularity to poverty and disrepute.

♥~ 1909 – Virginia Apgar physician: the Apgar Score System: method of evaluation of newborns’ need for medical care; died Aug 7, 1974

♥~ 1909 – Jessica Tandy Academy Award-winning actress: Driving Miss Daisy [1989]; Cocoon, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Birds, Forever Amber, Used People, Camilla; performed on Broadway with husband, Hume Cronyn; died Sep 11, 1994

♥~ 1917 – Gwendolyn Brooks Pulitzer Prize-winning poet: Annie Allen [1950]; We Real Cool, The Bean Eaters, Winnie, Coming Home; died Dec 3, 2000

♥~ 1917 – Dean Martin (Dino Crocetti) straight man of comedy-team: Martin and Lewis; singer: Memories are Made of This, Return to Me, Everybody Loves Somebody, The Door is Still Open to My Heart, Houston; actor: My Friend Irma, Hollywood or Bust, Airport, Bells are Ringing, The Caddy, Cannonball Run, Ocean’s 11, Rio Bravo; died Dec 25, 1995

♥~ 1940 – Tom Jones (Thomas Jones Woodward) Grammy Award-winning singer [Best New Artist – 1965]: It’s Not Unusual, She’s a Lady, What’s New Pussycat?, I’ll Never Fall in Love Again, Without Love, Delilah, Love Me Tonight, Green Green Grass of Home, Sex Bomb

♥~ 1958 – Prince (Prince Rogers Nelson) The Artist Previously Known as Prince: musician, singer: I Wanna be Your Lover, When Doves Cry, Let’s Go Crazy, Purple Rain, Raspberry Beret, Kiss; actor: Purple Rain, Under the Cherry Moon, Graffiti Bridge

★~ Did You Know:

♥~ Napoleon Bonaparte dictated that buttons be attached to jacket sleeves to stop the annoying habit soldiers had of wiping their runny noses on their jacket sleeves.

♥~ A member of Queen Victoria’s family gave her a bustle which played “God Save the Queen” when she sat down.

♥~ Designer André van Pier created a bra adorned with 3,250 diamonds. It cost £641,000.

♥~ The skirt is the second oldest women’s garment in history? It’s preceded only by the loin cloth in age. In Egyptian times, the skirt was worn by both men and women .

♥~ The thong has an interesting history. It was supposedly invented after the New York Mayor LaGuardia became enraged that the city’s nude dancers were exposing too much flesh. The thong was developed to keep the New York City dancers covered enough to placate the mayor.

♥~ 40% of women have hurled footwear at men.Not sure where they came up with this figure but I believe it is low.

★~ Today’s Silly:

Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources person asked a young applicant fresh out of Business School, “And what starting salary are you looking for?”

The applicant said, “In the neighborhood of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package.”

The interviewer said, “Well, what would you say to a package of 5-weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every two years – say, a red Corvette?”

The applicant sat up straight and said, “Wow! Are you kidding?”

And the interviewer replied, “Yeah, but you started it.”

13 thoughts on “Celebrating: Daniel Boone & Chocolate Ice Cream

  1. Now where did I pup my coon skin hat? Chocolate ice cream..I can live with that.

    Have a good one.

  2. The fashion facts are great! I had a pair of saddle shoes–I hated them.
    My favorite ice cream is peach but I can live with chocolate-if I have to without much hardship.

    Have a good day. I really enjoy El Morno over coffee.

    • Saddle shoes were not all that fashionable but they did seem sturdy. Love peach ice cream.

      Glad you joined El Morno with your cupa…it is always so nice to see you!

  3. OMG, the thong history is hillarious!! Nude dancer flashing too much flesh?? err… it’s NUDE.. 🙂 and I’ll be eating chocolate Ice crem today to celebrate. Cheers!

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