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★~ Today’s Quote: It’s kind of fun to do the impossible ~ Walt Disney
★~ Donald Duck Day:
Who is Donald Duck? Donald Duck is an upbeat Duck with a very short fuse. When he loses his temper and takes action against ghosts, sharks, or mountain goats, his opponents know he is not ducking around. Sometime Donald is a silly duck and can be a bit of a tease, but it’s all in good fun. Donald is a good fisherduck and loves to play hockey, but his favorite place to be is in his hammock. “Aw phooey!” “What’s the big idea?” “Hi ya toots!” and “Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!” are a few of Donald’s favorite expressions. Donald has always had second billing to Mickey Mouse — he would have loved to have been Walt Disney’s favorite, but Walt Disney never let anyone forget it all started with the Mouse! Donald felt that was a lot of quack!
How do you celebrate Donald’s big day? I will leave that up to your imagination of course!
★~ Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day:
I’m not sure I have ever had rhubarb pie, and I am not even really sure I know what a rhubarb is . . . I think it looks like red celery and has toxic leaves. However, if you cook the rhubarb, add a lot of sugar to it and throw in some strawberries, it is supposed to turn into a delicious pie. Maybe it’s all about the pie crust?
★~ Today in History:
♥ ~ 1790 – The first copyright for a book was given to The Philadelphia Spelling Book.
♥ ~ 1973 – The first Triple Crown winner in 25 years of horse racing won the Belmont Stakes in New York. The thoroughbred that clinched horse racing’s most prestigious honor was Secretariat.
♥ ~ 2002 – It was announced that Rolling Stone Mick Jagger was to be given a knighthood for his services to music.
♥~ 2008 – Engineers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory and IBM Corp. unveiled the world’s fastest supercomputer. The $100-million machine, named Roadrunner, performed 1,000 trillion calculations per second in a sustained exercise.
♥~ 2010 – The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in overtime to win the Stanley Cup. It was the Blackhawks’ first Stanley Cup win since 1961. They beat the Flyers 4 games to 2.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1926 – Mona Freeman actress: National Velvet, Black Beauty, Dear Ruth, Battle Cry
♥~ 1931 – Jackie Mason (Jacob Moshe Maza) comedian: Chicken Soup, The World According to Me, The Jerk, Caddyshack 2, History of the World: Part 1; ordained rabbi
♥~ 1961 – Michael J. Fox actor: Back to the Future, The Secret of My Success, Bright Lights Big City, Doc Hollywood, Greedy, For Love or Money, Family Ties, Boston Legal, Scrubs; voice of bulldog puppy in Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey; founded The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research )
♥ ~ 1963 – Johnny Depp (John Christopher Depp III) actor: Pirates of the Caribbean series, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Arizona Dreams, Nick of Time, Dead Man, Ed Wood, Donnie Brasco, Don Juan DeMarco, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, Edward Scissorhands, Platoon, A Nightmare on Elm Street, 21 Jump Street, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ Donald’s distinctive quack was voiced originally by Clarence Nash. Quack, quack, quack..
♥~ Donald has a middle name. Donald F. Duck’s middle name is “Fauntleroy”.
♥~ Donald first appeared in “The Wise Hen” on June 9, 1934.
♥~ Donald’s girlfriend, Daisy, was seen for the first time in 1937.
♥~ The irascible duck is known the world over and is the best-recognized Disney creation after Mickey Mouse.
♥~ Donald has a star on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame.
♥~ Donald Duck is the mascot of the University of Oregon.
♥ ~ Donald has appeared in 7 animated features, which is more than any of his animated friends.
♥ ~ Donald Duck was banned in Finland because he did not wear pants.
★~ Today’s Silly:
Three women die together in an accident and go to Heaven. When they get there, St Peter says, “We only have one rule here in Heaven: don’t step on the ducks.”
They enter Heaven, and sure enough, there are ducks all over the place. It is almost impossible not to step on a duck, and although they try their best to avoid them, the first woman accidentally steps on one.
Along comes St Peter with the ugliest man she ever saw. St Peter chains them together and says, “Your punishment for stepping on a duck is to spend eternity chained to this ugly man.”
The next day, the second woman steps accidentally on a duck, and along comes St Peter, who doesn’t miss a thing, and with him is another extremely ugly man. He chains them together with the same admonishment as for the first woman.
The third woman has observed all this and not wanting to be chained for all eternity to an ugly man, is very, VERY careful where she steps. She manages to go months without stepping on any ducks, but one day St Peter comes up to her with the most handsome man she has ever laid eyes on. He is tall, tanned, slim and muscular.
St Peter chains them together without saying a word.
The woman, thinking that this is great, remarks, “I wonder what I did to deserve being chained to you for all of eternity.”
The guy says, “I don’t know about you, but I stepped on a duck.”
I hope you have a thrilling Thursday! And that your day is full of fun without a lot of Quack. Do you like Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie? Can you name all of Donald’s nephews? Who do you like better-Mickey or Donald? If you have a morno moment leave me a comment because Odd Loves Company! Or join me for a cupa and morno musings over about Ikea, Donald, Mickey, and my dear mothers visit!
5 thoughts on “Celebrating: Donald Duck and Strawberry Rhubarb Pie!”
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Hi El Morno Girl,
Not a big fan of rhubarb pie but i do like Donald Duck. Isn’t one of the nephews called Dewey?
Have a great rainy day. Isn’t your mom coming today? 😀
Huey, Dewey, and Louie!! Never had a rhubarb pie, but my mother in law in Wisconsin once made a salad and I tried it. Sour! That’s all I can remember from the taste.
My best friend’s mom made the best Strawberry-Rhubarb pie ever! I miss her…
Love Michael J. Fox! Johnny Depp makes me drool (in a good way)…
Depp is so darn cute! Did your BF inherit the pie recipe? It wouldn’t be the same but still. . .
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