July 5, 2011: Graham Crackers, Bikini’s, Apple Turnovers

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July 5th, 2011

Beach Summer

★~ Todays Quote: “Nothing is more memorable than a smell.  One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains…” Diane Ackerman

★~ Graham Cracker Day:

Isn’t it interesting that the Graham cracker, which is most often paired with an apple and served to nursery school children, was originally invented to suppress carnal urges? The Graham cracker was originally marketed as “Dr. Graham’s Honey Biskets” and was conceived of as a health food as part of the Graham Diet, a regimen to suppress what he considered unhealthy carnal urges—the source of many maladies, according to Graham.  The best way to celebrate Graham Cracker Day? Well, you could take a nap, wake up, and enjoy an apple paired with a graham cracker, use 1/3 of a graham cracker to make a s’more, or make a pie with a graham cracker crust.

Speaking of carnal urges today is itsy bitsy teeny weeny…

★~ Bikini Day:

The skimpy two-piece bathing suit created by Louis Réard  was launched today at a fashion show in Paris in 1946. The bikini, is  named after the islands on which atomic bombs were tested. The new bathing suit went off with a bang, and summer has never been the same. Though the two-piece is widely spotted on sandy coastlines throughout the world today, this bathing suit was not always so commonplace. In fact, it caused such an uproar that some nations banned the garment outright within their borders.
Celebrate today by wearing a bikini to the beach or pool, or just be glad women have plenty of choices when it comes to beachwear. The bikini history in pictures.

★~ Apple Turn-Over Day:

There’s nothing quite like an apple turnover—the bubbling, cinnamon-scented contents bursting out of a buttery crust, in a portable pie made for individual consumption! Fruit-filled turnovers first started making an appearance in the early 19th century, when the individually packaged pies were largely sold by street vendors to the working class.

I really like Pepperidge Farm apple turnovers—you bake them in your oven and serve them warm with ice cream, if you like. Our bakeries also have very tasty apple turnovers, and of course, if you like laboring over a hot stove on a hot July summer day, you could make them from scratch, and put the rest of us lazy layabouts to shame.  However you make it the best way to celebrate today is to enjoy an apple turnover.

★~ Today in History:

♥ ~ 1865 – United States Secret Service was created. At first, the agency was only responsible for protecting against the counterfeiting of U.S. currency. In 1901, following the assassination of President William McKinley, the Secret Service began protecting the President of the U.S. The scope of responsibility for the Secret Service has grown enormously over the years. This arm of the U.S. Treasury is now also responsible for guarding the White House, the Executive Office Building, the Treasury building and annex along with all the billions of $$$ stored in its vaults.

♥ ~ 1942 – Edsel Ford family produced 30-million automobiles but he was not allowed to obtain a new car because of strict wartime rationing.

♥ ~ 1980 – Tom Shufflebotham charmed 511 worms out of the ground in 30 minutes at the World Worm Charming Championships in Willaston, England. Worm charmers ply their talent by shaking the ground (digging?) with various garden tools. Water may not be used.

♥ ~ 1986 – Janet Jackson finally took Control and got all the way to the top of U.S. LP charts. She was the youngest (19 years old) to hit number one with an LP since Little Steve Wonder (The 12 Year Old Genius) in 1963. Produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Control was her third album, but her first to hit number one. Tracks from the LP, What Have You Done for Me Lately became Jackson’s first top-five single and Nasty made it to number three.

★~Born Today:

♥ ~ 1810 – P. T. (Phineus Taylor) Barnum circus showman; Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey’s circus, the Greatest Show on Earth, was the brainchild of a man who said, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” P.T. Barnum. His first ‘pull the wool over their eyes’ act happened in 1830, when he had people believing that an elderly black woman, Joice Heth, was George Washington’s childhood nurse. Barnum,created the circus as we know it. Merging with Mr. Bailey and later, the Ringling Brothers in 1907, P.T. Barnum left us the lasting legacy of the circus extravaganza, the cotton candy, the clowns, the daring young man on the flying trapeze, and the parade of elephants

♥ ~ 1950 – Huey Lewis musician: harmonica, singer: group: Huey Lewis and the News: Power of Love, Stuck with You, Trouble in Paradise, Heart of Rock and Roll, Heart and Soul, Doin’ It [All for My Baby], Do You Believe in Love, Power of Love, [Too] Hip to Be Square

♥ ~ 1968 – Jillian Armenante actress: Judging Amy, The Seven Mysteries of Life, Delivered, Girl, Interrupted

♥~ 1980 – Eva Green actress: Casino Royale [2006], Therese Raquin, Kingdom of Heaven, The Dreamers

★~ Did You Know:

♥~ When Reard planned to showcase his swimsuit creation at a Paris fashion show, he was unable to find any Parisian models who would be seen in the skimpy garment. Finally, he hired Micheline Bernardini, a model who also worked as a nude dancer in a Paris nightclub to debut the bikini to the fashion world

♥~ Only a few years after the introduction of the bikini in 1946, fashion designers began to create new innovations to keep their swimsuit a step above other swimsuits. Such innovations included a bikini constructed entirely of red hair, a bikini with propellers attached to the bra cups, and a bikini constructed solely of porcupine quills. Interestingly, these bikinis did not retain widespread popularity.

♥~ Bikinis were banned at the 1951 Miss World pageant. It was believed that contestants wearing bikinis in the swimsuit competition would have an unfair advantage over their more modest competitors.

♥~ The release of the popular song, “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” in 1960 rocketed the bikini swimsuit into a position of popular culture icon.

♥~ As society began to soften somewhat on the bikini in the 1960s, a number of beach-themed movies served to popularize the bikini among teenage girls. One such film employed the interesting, if somewhat odd, title “How to Stuff a Wild Bikini.

♥~ In 1964, the bikini made it to the cover of Sports Illustrated for the first time. The bikini pictured was a relatively modest, white swimsuit with brief-style bottoms and a bra-like top.

★~ Today’s Giggle:

A husband and wife had a human cannonball act in the circus.

One day the wife ran off with the lion tamer, leaving the husband extremely dejected.

The strong man asked him what he was going to do.

The husband answered, “This is a disaster. I don’t know where I’m going to find another woman of her caliber.”


Tip-if you are really in a pinch and dying for an apple turnover, there is always McDonald’s hot apples pies: 2 for $1.00.

Hope you have a terrific Tuesday. If you have a morno moment leave a comment and let us know what you’re up too-Odd Loves Company!

6 thoughts on “July 5, 2011: Graham Crackers, Bikini’s, Apple Turnovers

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  2. My first sighting of a graham cracker and how innocent it looks. It hardly looks capable of suppressing carnal urges, though I’m sure it would make a nice base for a cheesecake.

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