June 6, 2011: Yo-Yo’s and Applesauce Cake!

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
June 6, 2011

Post updated: June 6, 2012 

★~Today’s Quote: Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation.  If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you.  ~Erma Bombeck

★~Today is Bonza Bottler Day:

Whenever the number of the date is the same as the number of the month – like today, which is 6-6 – we say, “Happy Bonza Bottler Day!” Gail Berger invented Bonza Bottler day as an excuse to party at least once a month. A baby born on a Bonza Bottler Day is known as a Bonza Bottler Baby, which makes those birthday celebrations doubly special. Celebrating is easy: Party!

★~National Yo-Yo Day:  Today will have its ups and downs!

So… when was the last time you went on a walk with your yo-yo? Wait! Before you answer that, let me clarify: I’m talking about the pocket toy consisting of a length of string knotted at one end to a flat spool. Are you a yo-yoer?  Do you know any cool yo-yo tricks? If you do, today is your day to show  off! If you are not a yo-yoer and you don’t know any impressive yo-yo tricks, it’s never to late to learn! You Tube beginner yo-yo tricks

★~ National Gardening Exercise Day:

Put on those gardening gloves, grab your straw hat, and let’s get moving. Gardening for an hour burns about 300 calories (depending on your weight and how intensely you garden). Lift those bags of soil. Come on, you can do it! And one and two… Now bend, and hoe, and bend, and hoe. That’s it; you’ve got it! Just two more reps and we’re ready to move on to some digging.

There you have it: The best health club is your backyard, with the added benefit of not only having a toned body but a beautiful yard. So from now on, make your yard work count as yard exercise too!

★~ Applesauce Cake Day:

Today’s the day to bake a cake with applesauce. Applesauce dates back to the Middle Ages. During World War I, applesauce cakes were promoted as patriotic because they used less butter, sugar, and eggs. By the end of the century, they were touted as a more healthful alternative to traditional cake. Applesauce can also be substituted for vegetable oil. One cup of vegetable oil has 1927 calories while one cup of applesauce has 105 calories.  No matter how you slice it, Applesauce cake is very tasty! I have been told this recipe makes a great Applesauce cake

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1882 – The first electric flatiron, or what we call the electric iron, was patented by Henry W. Seely of New York City.

♥~ 1933 – FIRST DRIVE-IN MOVIE OPENS:. Richard Hollingshead opened the world’s first drive-in movie on 10 acres off Wilson Boulevard in Camden, New Jersey. The screen was 40 by 30 feet. Admission was 25 cents per car plus another quarter for each passenger. Those first drive-in moviegoers got to see Wife Beware.  At the height of their popularity in 1958, there were more than 4,000 drive-ins across America. Today there are fewer than 600 open.

♥~ 1946 – Actor Henry Morgan became the first man to take off his shirt on television.

♥ ~ 1962 – The Beatles auditioned for producer George Martin of EMI Records. After listening to a playback of the audition tapes, Martin said, “They’re pretty awful.” He changed his mind after meeting the group, however.

♥ ~ 1971 – For the last time, we saw Polish dancing bears, a little mouse named Topo Gigio, remembered The Beatles, The Dave Clark Five, the comedy of Jackie Mason, John Byner, Rich Little, Richard Pryor and so many more, as The Ed Sullivan Show left CBS-TV. Gladys Knight and The Pips and singer Jerry Vale appeared on the final show. The Ed Sullivan Show had been a showcase for more than 20 years for artists who ranged from Ethel Merman to Ella Fitzgerald, from Steve and Eydie to the Beatles. The Ed Sullivan Show was the longest running variety show on TV — a “rillly big sheeeew.”

♥~ 1973 – The world’s tallest totem pole, 173 feet, was raised at Alert Bay, British Columbia.

♥ ~ 1996 – Hungary’s Arpad Nick set a world record at the Budapest airport by pulling a 17-ton airplane 36 feet with his teeth.

♥ ~ 2000 – Unilever (Netherlands) agreed to buy Bestfoods (Englewood Cliffs, NJ) for $20.3 billion in a deal creating the world’s biggest food company. Bestfoods’ brands included Skippy peanut butter and Hellman’s mayonaise. Unilever brands included Lipton tea, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and Dove soap.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1926 – Tom Ryan cartoonist: Tumbleweeds

♥~ 1952 – Harvey Fierstein Tony Award-winning actor: Torch Song Trilogy [1983]; Mrs. Doubtfire, Bullets Over Broadway; and playwright: Torch Song Trilogy [1983]; La Cage aux Folles, Tidy Endings; actor: Mrs. Doubtfire, Independence Day

♥~ 1955 – Sandra Bernhard comedienne, actress: Roseanne, The Richard Pryor Show, Comedy Central: The A-List, The Late Shift, Hudson Hawk, King of Comedy

♥~ 1956 – Bjorn Borg tennis champ: French Open [1974-1975, 1978-1981], Wimbledon [1976-1980]

★~ Did You Know:

♥~ The Yo-Yo was made wildly popular in America by businessman Donald F. Duncan Sr. He manufactured the “Duncan Yo-Yo” in the early 1900’s.

♥~ The very first examples of the toy were found in Greece in 500 BC. Back then, children offered up their yo-yos to the gods as a ceremonial rite of passage into adulthood.

♥~ Yo-Yo originated in China as early as 500-1000 B.C

♥~ Three U.S. presidents (Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon) showed off their Yo-Yo expertise while in office!

★~ Today’s Silly:

Two older ladies were sitting on a park bench outside the local town hall where a flower show was in progress.

One leaned over and said, “Life is so boring. We never have any fun anymore. For $5.00 I’d take my clothes off right now and streak through that stupid flower show!”
“You’re on!” said the other old lady, holding up a $5.00 bill.

As fast as she could, the first little old lady fumbled her way out of her clothes and, completely naked, streaked through the front door of the flower show.

Waiting outside, her friend soon heard a huge commotion inside the hall, followed by loud applause. The naked lady burst out through the door surrounded by a cheering crowd.

“What happened?” asked her waiting friend.

“Why, I won first prize for Best Dried Arrangement.”



I have always admired people who can yo-yo.  If you can yo-yo you can entertain people where ever you go…just pull the yo-yo out of your pocket and put on a show. Ta Da. Of-course, I’m easily amused.

Drive-In movies were so cool. We had a drive-in not far from where I lived;  growing up I saw some great movies. Hard to believe Cole will probably never have a drive-in movie experience. Do you remember your first drive-in movie?

Must dash, my Mom arrives on Thursday….and you know what that means!! I have to buy a lot more toilet paper. I will explain later…drop me a comment if you have the time because ‘Odd Loves Company’!


8 thoughts on “June 6, 2011: Yo-Yo’s and Applesauce Cake!

  1. El Morno!!
    I can Yo-Yo really well. It’s a gift! And you are so right I’m a constant source of entertainment and amusement. I’m just a yo-yoing fool–have a light weight maroon Ducan yo-yo with my initials that was a gift. I feel very honored today! Thank you for letting me know that today is my day.

    Taking my yo-yo to work 😀 ! Have a good one!

  2. Never could make that darn yo-yo work! Same thing goes for juggling. Oh, well, we each get here with different talents. Enjoy your visit with your mom!

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