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August 28, 2011
Today’s Quote: You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. ~Charles Buxton
★~ Race Your Mouse Around The Icons Day:
Today you are encouraged to go crazy with your cursor! Race your mouse in and out of your icons. I can honestly say I have never done this. . .however I’m not one to pass by the opportunity to take procrastination to a new level. On your mark…Get Ready….Go!! And they are off.
★~ Cherry Turnover Day:
Off to the bakery I go in just a little bit to buy two cherry turnovers. This is a very simple holiday to celebrate. If you missed having turnovers this morning you can always have them for dessert tonight. Pepperidge Farm makes great pop in the oven turn-overs.
★~ Today in History:
★~ New Moon: Aug 28. Moon enters New Moon phase at 11:04 PM, EDT
♥~ 1837 – Pharmacists John Lea and William Perrins of Worcester, England began the manufacture of Worcester Sauce. Check here for the ingredients.
♥~ 1907 – It isn’t often that entrepreneur teenagers develop small businesses into corporate giants. But that’s in Seattle when nineteen-year-old Jim Casey borrowed $100 from his friend, Claude Ryan, and started a local delivery service. They called it the American Messenger Company. Jim’s slogan was, “Best service, and lowest rates.” The company did well because Jim and Claude stuck to their principles: round-the-clock customer service, courtesy, reliability and low rates. Today, United Parcel Service “operates an international small package and document network in more than 200 countries and territories, spanning both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. With its international service, UPS can reach over four billion people.” So give that package to the UPS man in the Buster Brown truck. (Truck drivers refer to the UPS trucks as Buster Brown when chatting on the CB.)
♥~ 1963 – Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in the shadows of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. Some 250,000 people witnessed one of the most stirring speeches of the century.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1925 – Donald (David Dixon) O’Connor dancer, singer, actor: Singin’ in the Rain, Francis the Talking Mule series, The Donald O’Connor Show, Call Me Madam, Walking My Baby Back Home, There’s No Business Like Show Business, The Buster Keaton Story, Toys, Out to Sea; died Sep 27, 2003
♥~ 1961 – Jennifer Coolidge actress: American Pie, A Cinderella Story, Legally Blonde, Robots, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Joey, For Your Consideration, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
♥~ 1965 – Shania Twain (Eilleen Regina Edwards) Grammy Award-winning singer: The Woman In Me ; Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?, Any Man of Mine, No One Needs to Know, [If You’re Not in It for Love] I’m Outta Here! , Come On Over
♥~ 1968 – Billy Boyd actor: The Lord of the Rings series, The Flying Scotsman, On a Clear Day, Instant Credit, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
♥~ 1969 – Jason Priestley actor: Beverly Hills 90210, Sister Kate, Calendar Girl, Tombstone, The Boy Who Could Fly.
★~ Did You Know : inspired by Hurricane Irene
♥~ The word hurricane comes from the Taino Native American word, hurucane, meaning evil spirit of the wind.
♥~ To put it in perspective: Hurricane Floyd was barely a category I hurricane, but it still managed to mow down 19 million trees and caused over a billion dollars in damage.
♥~ Hurricanes are the only weather disasters that have been given their own names. The first hurricane of the year is given a name beginning with the letter “A”.
♥~ The man who first gave names to hurricanes was an Australian weather forecaster named C. Wragge in the early 1900s.
♥~ In 1938, a man on Long Island bought a barometer. The instrument signaled a hurricane but the man thought it was defective and went back to the store to complain. When he returned, he found his house has been swept away from a hurricane. It turned out the barometer was correct.
♥~ If you could tap the energy from an average size hurricane, it would be enough to satisfy all US energy needs for six months.
♥~ In the Pacific Ocean, Hurricanes are generally known as typhoons. In the Indian Ocean they are called tropical cyclones.
♥~ In 10 minutes a hurricane releases more energy than all the world’s nuclear weapons combined!
♥~ About 65 percent of all hurricanes tracked since 1900 have occurred August to september.
I hope Irene has passed you and those you love with a minimum of damage and heartbreak. Oma over on Blurt suggested:
“When you start planning your vacation for next summer, keep the Outer Banks of NC. in mind. They will be ready and you’ll be happy you went there.” I like that idea! Mom let’s go next spring! We can all meet for lunch! Mary Lee where shall we all lunch?