August 31: Eat Outside and Trail Mix Day

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August 31, 2011

Post updated; August 31, 2012

★~ Today’s Quote: In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story. Walter Cronkite

★~ Eat Outside Day:

Can you believe August is over? The summer days are dwindling fast and soon we will be saying, Cold enough for you?  But not yet. Today is the perfect day to eat lunch on your patio, plan a picnic dinner in the park, enjoy a popsicle on your porch or take a walk while you munch some trail mix…because today is also….

★~ National Trail Mix Day: 

Trail Mix and I have a sordid past together.  Suffice to say for now I will stick to my Hershey bars. However, you should all eat trail mix because it will give you a nice energy boost as you climb over mountains of laundry, skip dinner to make it to a PTO meeting on time, and check those to-do’s off your list. So munch away on those wholesome nuts and sweet dried fruits! Yay Trail Mix!

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1963 –  Walter Cronkite began anchoring the CBS Evening News .

♥~ 1976: Carallyn Bowes became the first woman to run across Canada when she arrived in Burnaby, B.C., after a 3,841-mile jog from Halifax. In 133 days she lost 15 pounds and wore out 13 pairs of shoes.

♥~ 1985 – The Dire Straits album, Brothers in Arms, rose to number one in the U.S. The album was a smash, remaining on top for nine weeks. The tracks: So Far Away, Money for Nothing, Walk of Life, Your Latest Trick, Why Worry, Ride Across the River, The Man’s Too Strong, One World and Brothers in Arms.

♥~ 1987 – This day saw the largest preorder of albums in the history of CBS Records. 2.25 million copies of Michael Jackson’s Bad album were shipped to record stores.

♥~ 2001 – Little League star Danny Almonte’s perfect game and his Bronx, NY team’s third-place World Series finish were ruled invalid. Officials in the Dominican Republic, where Danny was born, determined that he was 14 years old, not 12.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1870 – Maria Montessori educator: first woman to attend medical school, first female Doctor of Medicine in Italy, worked with handicapped and socially deprived children, developed unique educational method known as the Montessori method; Montessori Schools named for her; died May 6, 1952

♥~ 1924 – Buddy Hackett (Leonard Hacker) comedian, actor: The Love Bug, The Music Man; cartoon voices: The Little Mermaid; died Jun 30, 2003

♥~ 1949 – Richard Gere actor: An Officer and a Gentleman, Pretty Woman, American Gigolo, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, The Cotton Club, Days of Heaven, First Knight, The Jackal

★~ Did You Know: Walter Cronkite:

♥~  Lived in Kansas City, Missouri, until he was ten, when his family moved to Houston, Texas.

♥~  Dropped out of college during his junior year 1935  ( *Carleton, Don, “Cronkite’s Texas: A Q&A with Walter Cronkite”, Know, University of Texas at Austin, Dec. 4, 2009)

♥~ Started showing up in living rooms during the dinner hour, starting this night in 1963 as anchor of the CBS Evening News (a job he took over from Douglas Edwards on April 16, 1962). Previous to this night, CBS Evening News had been shown from 7:30-7:45 p.m. and 7:15-7:30 p.m.

♥~ Served as reporter, host, and anchorman as major events in history were reenacted. Those who were viewers of You Are There can probably still recite Walter’s closing lines: “What sort of a day was it? A day like all days, filled with those events that alter and illuminate our times … and you were there.”

♥~ Reported the  bombing in World War II, the Nuremberg trials, combat in the Vietnam War, the death of President John F. Kennedy, the death of civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King, Jr., Watergate, and the Iran Hostage Crisis, he was known for extensive TV coverage of the U.S. space program, from Project Mercury to the Moon landings to the Space Shuttle.

♥~  Interested in the U.S. space program and told an interviewer that Apollo 11’s moon landing was the only time he was ever left speechless. “What I said was, ‘Gosh! Wow! Gee!’ — immortal words obviously,” he said.

♥~ Voted the ‘most trusted man in America’, left “CBS Evening News”

♥~ On July 17, 2009, Walter Cronkite and news as we knew it died. “And that’s the way it is…”


Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday. Let’s muse about trail mix a little later today. If you have a morno moment leave a comment–Odd Loves Company.


4 thoughts on “August 31: Eat Outside and Trail Mix Day

  1. Am I the first one to stop by El Morno? I’m going into the office late today. Not a fan of trail mix but I eat a sandwich outside most days.

    Walter Cronkite I can still here is his voice.

    Have a great day.

  2. I have a great recipe for trail mix that I will share. Eating outdoors is fun when I am not on the mosquitoes menu.

    Richard Gere. So good looking! Yum.

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