Celebrating: Girlfriends & Raspberry Creme Pie

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
August 1st

★~  Today’s Quote: “I read somewhere that 77 per cent of all the mentally ill live in poverty. Actually, I’m more intrigued by the 23 per cent who are apparently doing quite well for themselves.” ~ Jerry Garcia quote

★~ Girlfriend’s Day:

Where would we be without our girlfriends?  They don’t jump off bridges with us — they are at the bottom to catch us!  Girlfriends share exciting news with each other, go to the bathroom together, gossip about the important stuff, talk for hours on end about the really important stuff. They are an essential part of our lives! Celebrate this special day by going shopping with your girlfriend(s), to a play, to the movies, out to eat, or just plan a date to paint each other toenails in the near future.

★~ Raspberry Cream Pie Day:

OK, what’s going on here? Yesterday was Raspberry Cake Day, and today it’s National Raspberry Cream Pie Day? What the heck! Oh well, I guess there is only one thing to do — make a raspberry cream pie . . . or visit Bakers Square.  El Mornoers, ready your breakfast, and eat heartily, for tonight we dine on raspberry cream pie! Or something like that . . .Raspberry Creme Pie Recipe

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1873 – The first cable streetcar in America began operation on Clay Street Hill in San Francisco, CA.

♥~ 1981 –  MTV debuted in some two million homes. The first music video was “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles.

♥~ 1994 – The Rolling Stones started their 43-city Voodoo Lounge world tour before 55,000 fans at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC.

♥~ 2002- Pizza dough spread across Chippewa County, Wisconsin, after hot weather caused yeast to rise and pop open the back of a Tombstone delivery truck. The truck driver didn’t notice for 25 to 30 miles. Police said it “was quite a mess.”

♥~ 2005 – A survey of the world’s strongest brands by Anholt-GMI (marketing research firm) placed Australia as the favorite nation ahead of  Canada, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The 2004 top brand, Sweden, dropped to fifth place, while the U.S. fell from fourth to eleventh.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1770 – William Clark explorer: Lewis and Clark Expedition;

♥~ 1779 – Francis Scott Key attorney, poet: The Star-Spangled Banner: U.S. national anthem; died Jan 11, 1843

♥~ 1939 – Robert James Waller author: The Bridges of Madison County, Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend; professor of economics, business management

♥~ 1942 – Jerome John Garcia was born at San Francisco, CA. Country, bluegrass and folk musician and a guitar player of remarkable ability, Garcia was the leading force behind the legendary Grateful Dead, the band that sustained a veritable industry for its legion of followers. He died Aug 9, 1995, at Forest Knolls, CA, ending a musical career that spanned more than three decades.

★~ Did You Know: 

♥~ Origin of August’s name: August was the 6th month in the early Roman calendar, named after Julius Caesar Augustus.

♥~ August’s flower: Gladiolus.

♥~ August has two birthstones, PERIDOT and SARDONYX: Peridot is among the oldest known gemstones. Sardonyx is believed to have mystical powers: it eliminates
negative thinking!

♥~  August 1st is Lammas day. was one of the oldest medieval festivals, a feast with pagan origins. It was a celebration of the end of the growing season and the gathering of the harvest.

♥~ Lammas day also used to be a time for foretelling marriages and trying out partners. Two young people would agree to a “trial marriage” lasting the eriod of the fair (usually 11 days) to see whether they were really suited for wedlock. At the end of the fair, if they didn’t get on, they would part ways.

★~ 10 Odd Bands:

♥~ The Cycologists: A three man bicycle band from Australia. For their impromptu, outdoor live performances, the band ride up on their bikes and remove the seats in unison to reveal modified clarinets made entirely of bicycle parts. After they’ve finished performing, they take a bow before hopping back on their clarinets and riding off into the sunset.

♥~ The Zimmers:  The rock band with the world’s oldest members: “The Zimmers” are a British band, thought to have the oldest members of any band in the world. The youngest member is 67; the lead singer, Alf Caretta, died on June 29, 2010 aged 93; and the oldest member, Buster, is 103.. In September 2008, the band released its first full-length album ‘Lust for Life’, featuring cover versions of songs by Eric Clapton, The Beatles and Frank Sinatra.

♥~ The Clever Hamsters:  ‘Miles’ on the saxophone, ‘Fats’ on the trumpet, ‘The Duke’ on the harmonica, and ‘Dizzy’ on the oboe make up a jubilant quartet of Jazz playing  hamsters.These were the lucky four hamsters selected to form the band ‘The Clever Hamsters and jam for the Drench spring water commercial.

♥~ All Girl Topless Band: A band from the 60’s where all members would perform topless They don’t call Las Vegas the Entertainment Capital of the World for nothing. Where else in America do you think you could have seen five talented female musicians performing on stage, TOPLESS! And it was only 1967.

♥~ The Burqa Band: The Burqa Band is an all-female indie rock band from Kabul, Afghanistan. They perform anonymously, all of the members wearing burqas in an apparent protest against the Taliban’s rules regarding Islamic dress. They released a single, “Burqa Blue” and a self-titled album in 2002.


Happy First Day Of August and Merry Monday. I’m off to take Cole to his first day of computer day camp, about 35 miles from home. One of these days we are going to learn to play on our own side of town until then, have Honda, will drive. I’ll be back latter to muse about Raspberry Pie Day. If you have a morno moment drop us a comment. Odd Loves Company!


15 thoughts on “Celebrating: Girlfriends & Raspberry Creme Pie

  1. Made it to El Morno on a Monday! That starts my week and month off a good note.
    Love Raspberry anything and I am a huge fan of The Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia!

    Have a great Day. Thanks for El Morno 😀

  2. I need one of those Sardonyx stones when my inner editor tries to take over as I’m proofreading! Hope Cole enjoys his camp — he’s getting a lot of driving practice in this summer, isn’t he?!

    • Head to the nearest rock shop and place one near the computer!! Cole is getting a lot of driving practice and to tell you the truth I love having a driver now that he has become proficient and i have become more relaxed.

  3. KB: Since you are THE professional pet-spoiler, I am hoping you will know the origin of “The Dog Days of August”. If anyone would know, I think it’s you!!!!

    • So glad you asked–
      The “dog days of summer” fall between July 3 through August 11. Those days are the 20 days before and 20 days after the “Dog” star Sirius rises and falls in conjunction with the sun. Sirius is the brightest star in the constellations Canis Major (Great Dog) The ancient Romans believed heat from the star Sirius added to the heat of the sun, creating a stretch of hot and sultry weather and coined the term-Dog Days of Summer.

      Thanks for the vote of confidence— ♥

  4. Seeing that the first day of August is Lammas day, we could say “Lambie, Lambie” instead of rabbit, rabbit… ya think? 🙂

  5. I love these posts. I learn so much! My dad called MTV “UhmmmTV” because he said it turned our brain to mush and all we could say after watching was “Uhmmm….”

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