Celebrating: Cousins and Tequila Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
July 24th

★~ Today’s Quote: I want to do it because I want to do it.  Amelia Earhart

★~ Cousins Day:

Today is the day for cousins to exchange funny childhood memories and stories about crazy relatives. If your cousins aren’t close by, pick up the phone and give them a call. You’ll be glad you did!

★~ National Tequila Day: 

I’m going to make a Margarita today to toast National Tequila Day, cousins, and my birthday! In fact, we should all take the time to celebrate tequila in all its forms, from the incredibly cheap rocket fuel that powers house parties when the keg runs dry to the complex spirits designed to be sipped and savored like a fine whiskey. It’s only right that we show appreciation for what’s considered North America’s first native-born distilled spirit. I hope this is not going to be too much of a burden for you . . . if it is, you can always listen to some tequila music: “Tequila Sunrise” by Alan Jackson or The Eagles; Toby Keith’s “Whiskey Girl” — it’s not really about tequila, but it does mention tequila prominently in the chorus — and Deana Carter’s “You and Tequila.” There are a lot more to choose from, but this will get you off to a good start.

However you choose to celebrate Tequila Day, let’s have a toast! One is one too many, and one more is never enough . . . Via Con Dios. Cheers amigos!

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1933 – During his third Fireside Chat, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt showed why the homey, warm, comfortable discussion was, indeed, a fireside chat. The President stopped the discussion on the air (remember peeps, this was radio) and asked for a glass of water, which he then sipped. Newsman Robert Trout is credited with coming up with the name, Fireside Chat, because of real moments like this.

♥~ 1987 – Hulda Crooks, at 91 years of age, climbed Mt. Fuji. Hulda became the oldest person to climb Japan’s highest peak. When she got to the top, she was heard to say, “Hey, dudes — how do I get down from here?”

♥ ~ 1951 – As America’s first major drive-through hamburger chain, Jack in the Box® restaurants (founded in 1951) helped pave the way for a new drive through dining experience.

♥ ~ 1952 – High Noon, starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly, opened at U.S. movie theaters. The role won Cooper an Academy Award for Best Actor. The title song, sung by Tex Ritter, also won an Oscar. Cooper did the movie for $60,000 plus a percentage of the gross.

♥~ 1994- Parents’ Day was established by President Clinton in 1994. Clinton created this day for the purpose of “recognizing, uplifting and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children.” If you know an outstanding parent, nominate him or her for Parent of the Year.

★~ Born Today:

♥~ 1898 – Amelia Earhart -the 1st woman to fly solo across the Atlantic; 1st woman to fly solo from Hawaii to California. Sadly she never managed to complete her mission to fly around the world in 1937. She disappeared July 2, 1937 near Howland Island in the Pacific during a round the world trip from Florida to California. She is often remembered for never letting anything stop her from pursuing her dreams.

♥ ~ 1920 – Bella Abzug (Stavitsky) feminist, attorney, U.S. Congresswoman; died Mar 31, 1998

♥ ~ 1951 – Lynda Carter actress: Wonder Woman, Partners in Crime, Hawkeye; Miss World-USA

♥ ~ 1957 – Pam Tillissinger: After a Kiss, How Gone Is Goodbye, Blue Rose Is, Happy Ever After (Comes One Day at a Time), Drawn to the Fire, Real Man

♥~ 1962 – Kevin Butler football: Chicago Bears kicker: Super Bowl XX

♥~ 1969 – Jennifer Lopez actress: In Living Color, Selena, Hotel Malibu, Money Train, Anaconda, Angel Eyes

★~ Did You Know: 

♥~ The word tequila is an ancient Nahuatl term. The Nahuatl were the original people who lived in the area of Tequila.

♥~ Tequila must be distilled and bottled in Mexico to be genuine Tequila, otherwise is not Tequila but an imitation, this is recognized by US and European laws and Mexico considers tequila its national heritage property.

♥~ Tequila is made from an Agave plant – a tree generally found in the mountains in the Tequila region of Mexico. I

♥~ There are three simple steps to shooting tequila. Lick the salt, shot the tequila and suck on a slice of lemon.

♥~ The US is the number one tequila market – much larger than Mexico

♥~ According to a 2008 Brown-Forman survey, on average, Americans consume 185,000 margaritas per hour.  The South (Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, etc.) accounts for 34.9 percent of margarita sales. (Cheers On-Premise Handbook 2008)

♥~ And what about that little worm? The famous “worm” that is found in some bottles of Mezcal. (Tequila is never bottled with a worm. The CRT specifically prohibits placing a worm in the bottle.) The worm is actually the larva of one of two moths that live on the agave plant. The reason for adding the worm to the bottle of Mezcal is obscure. But one story, is that the worm serves as proof of high proof, which is to say that if the worm remains intact in the bottle, the percentage of alcohol in the spirit is high enough to preserve the pickled worm

★~ Today Giggle: Today is tell an Old Joke Day:

Don’t apologize for the very old jokes in your repertoire and don’t stop someone from telling that same old joke again….Do you part to keep traditional humor alive and well and pass that joke around again. 

A drunken man was casually peeing into a drinking fountain in the park. A police officer came up to him and yelled frantically.”What the hell do you think your doing. There’s a public toilet 20 meters from here! The man, amazed, yells back. “What do you think I have, a hose?”


Why yes, it’s true! Today is my birthday.  I’m delighted to see that I share my birthday with Amelia Earhart and Lynda Carter . . . now where did I leave my Wonder Woman bracelets?    I’m celebrating with good friends — and I guess a good Margarita since it’s Tequila day — and we are on day 19 of our “food of the day” year-long goal.

I will be back to muse with you later; in the meantime, please go forth and have a sensational Sunday . . . after all, it is my birthday!


14 thoughts on “Celebrating: Cousins and Tequila Day

  1. Happy Birthday! Love my cousins and love a margarita on a special occasion! I will celebrate my cousins and the Queen of El Morno.

  2. Happy Birthday El Morno Queen (I stole that from Geri!).
    I have a lot of happy cousin stories growing up and even more now that I done growed up.

    I will be back later to share birthday cake and Margaritas!

  3. I will gladly toast your birthday with a great margarita. It is the one thing I keep around. Tequila and mix are ready with plenty of ice. Love them on the rocks. 🙂 Have a marvelous day. Enjoy the company and hope you are treated like a Queen.

  4. Well shoot, I guess I can’t play today. I hate Tequila, it’s a long story, and I hated both my cousins, another long story. However, I did give birth to the El Morna Queen!

  5. Happy Birthday Kb, you also share your birthday with 1 of my very dear cousin and grandma!! 🙂 Lots of lovely people around me born in July!! 🙂 This is the month I normally go broke buying birthday present!!!

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