Celebrating: Angel Day & Spumoni Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
August 22, 2011

Sunrise at Gibsons Steps

★~  Todays Quote:  I’ve never been a millionaire but I just know I’d be darling at it.~ Dorothy Parker

★~ Be An Angel Day:

This is a day on which people around the world are encouraged to be like the angels –  – and ‘do one small act of service for someone; be a blessing in someone’s life.’

★~ National Spumoni Day:

Slice! Never scoop. t’s National Spumoni Day! This Italian dessert is made from layers of ice cream, whipped cream, candied fruit, and nuts. It is typically made with three layers: chocolate, pistachio, and cherry. Each layer of ice cream is mixed with fruits and nuts. If you worry about confusing Spumoni with Zamboni here is a tip: Spumoni is made with fruit and nuts. Zambonis are made with bolts and nuts. It is also much easier to slice Spumoni than it is to slice a Zamboni.

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1770 – Captain James Cook, having landed at Australia, claimed it for the British Crown.

♥~ 1865 – William Sheppard of New York City patented liquid soap.

♥~ 1938 – Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers appeared, dancing, on the cover of LIFE magazine, published on this day.

♥~ 1984 – The last Volkswagen Rabbit rolled off the assembly line in Westmoreland, PA. Over 11 million of the economical cars had been produced.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1880 – George Herriman cartoonist: comic strips: Krazy Kat, Krazy Kat and Ignatz,  A strip about a cat named Krazy who is in love with its tormentor, a mouse named Ignatz Mouse whose favorite activity is to throw bricks at Krazy Kat, which Krazy Kat interprets as a sign of affection. The police dog, Offissa Bull Pupp, wants to win over Krazy Kat, so he is constantly finding and jailing Ignatz Mouse.  Krazy Kat counted among its fans Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso, E.E. Cummings, T.S. Eliot, Jack Kerouac, and Charles Schulz.

♥~ 1893 – Dorothy Parker (Rothschild) author: The woman who said, “People are more fun than anybody” and “I don’t care what is written about me so long as it isn’t true.”  Wrote: News Item: Men seldom make passes/At girls who wear glasses; Enough Rope, Sunset Gun, Death and Taxes, Here Lies; New Yorker columnist; died June 7, 1967

♥~ 1940 – Valerie Harper Emmy Award-winning actress: Rhoda [1974-75], The Mary Tyler Moore Show, City, Valerie

♥~ 1947 – Cindy Williams actress: Laverne & Shirley, Normal Life, Getting By, The Funny Side, American Graffiti, Rude Awakening

♥~ 1963 – Tori Amos singer: Little Earthquakes, Crucify, Cloud on My Tongue, Hey Jupiter, Horses, Liquid Diamonds, Bells for Her, 1,000 Oceans, Spark, Cruel

★~ Did You Know:  

HM Bark Endeavor

♥~ Captain James Cook was a British explorer, navigator and cartographer, he made three voyages to the Pacific Ocean during which he achieved the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands as well as the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.

♥~ HM Bark Endeavor, was a British Royal Navy research vessel commanded by Lieutenant James Cook on his first voyage of discovery, to Australia and New Zealand from 1769 to 1771.

♥~ A  goat traveled on board the Endeavor, that was a very experienced traveler, having already circumnavigated the globe once. The goat’s job was to provide fresh milk for the crew.

♥~ Cook’s wife Elizabeth outlived not only her husband, but all of her six children

♥~ Cook was the first person to sail across the Antarctic Circle.

♥~ James Cook might have been the original inventor of “portable soup”, vegetable soup that was boiled down and reduced to a powder that could be reconstituted aboard ship.

♥~ Cook also invented “carrot marmalade”, hoping that it would prevent scurvy. It didn’t.

♥~ Have a Captain Cook.” is an Australian slang term meaning “Have a look.”

♥~ It took a year for news of James Cook’s death to reach England. Marie Antoinette, then queen of France, was said to have wept upon hearing the news.

Emily's Pear Butter

For those of you playing “food of the day” with us, here are the foods we will celebrate for the rest of the week.

The prize for the food of the day contest will be a jar of Emily’s WORLD FAMOUS HOMEMADE PEAR BUTTER!! I had some it was so good!!

Tue:  Aug 23: Sponge Cake Day

Wed: Aug 24: Peach Pie Day

Thu: Aug 25:  Whiskey Sour Day

Fri:   Aug 26:  Cherry Popsicle Day

Sat:  Aug 27:   Pots de Creme Day

Sun: Aug 28:  Cheery Turnover Day

Mon: Aug 29: Chop Suey Day

♥~ Send a picture celebrating the food of the day and we will enter you in our August Odd Food-For-A-Day contest.

♥~ Send the picture on the same day as we celebrated the food. If you can’t send it on the same day just get as close as possible,

♥~ At the end of the month we will randomly pick one picture and the lucky winner will win EMILY’S WORLD FAMOUS HOMEMADE PEAR BUTTER.  Emily is a proud sponsor and participant of Odd’s Food-Of-The-Day For-Year.

♥~ The winning picture will be picked by an Odd off-spring.

♥~ Pictures can be e-mailed to Katybeth@myoddfamily.com

Have a wonderful Monday! If you have a morno moment leave a comment…Odd Loves Company.


8 thoughts on “Celebrating: Angel Day & Spumoni Day

  1. El Morno to you. Running late but I love Neapolitan ice-cream. I will try to be someone angel today.

    Merry Monday!

  2. The food this week sound great but I wonder what Pots de Creme Day will taste like?

    Thanks for being an angel and getting my day off to such a great start.

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