Celebrating Sisters and Raspberry and Creme

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August 7th

★~  Today’s Quote – Help one another, is part of the religion of sisterhood. — Louisa May Alcott

★~ Sisters Day:

All siblings have the odd argument here and there, but deep down there’s little way around the natural bond of siblings.

Today is a special day for you and your sister, celebrate your relationship!  If you don’t have a sister, you can still celebrate the friendships of sisterhood by having a girl’s night out!

★~ Raspberry and Cream Day:

Treat yourself to a Raspberry daylily put it in a vase and gaze at it while you savor each bite of today’s food- of- the- day-Raspberries and Cream.  Purr-fect for morning brunch, tea time or after dinner dessert

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1782.- Purple Heart Anniversary: At Newburgh, NY, General George Washington ordered the creation of a Badge of Military Merit. The badge consisted of a purple cloth heart with silver braided edge. Only three are known to have been awarded during the Revolutionary War. The award was reinstituted on the bicentennial of Washington’s birth, Feb 22, 1932, and recognizes those wounded in action.

♥~ 1888 – Theophilus Van Kannel of Philadelphia went around and around with the U.S. Patent Office for a time, but, finally, got a patent for the revolving door.

♥~ 1927 – The Peace Bridge, between the U.S. and Canada, was dedicated during ceremonies attended by the Prince of Wales and Vice President Charles Dawes. The bridge was dedicated to 100 years of friendship between the U.S. and Canada, the longest standing friendship between two countries with a shared border.

♥~ 1974 –  World Trade Center Tightwalk., French juggler and street performer Philippe Petit made an illegal tightrope walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center, 1,350 feet above the plaza. He and his crew spent months planning the “coup” and smuggling materials into the buildings. Petit crossed eight times in 45 minutes and faced charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct. The 2008 Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire chronicled this “artistic crime of the century.”

♥~ 1975 – The Rolling Stones received a gold album for Made in the Shade

♥~ 2007 – Barry Bonds smashed his record-breaking 756th home run. He had tied Hank Aaron’s record on August 4. The ball was later auctioned to fashion designer Marc Ecko for a record $752,467, which included a 20% buyer’s premium.

★~Born Today:

♥ ~ 1886 –  William Boyd (Bill) McKechnie, Baseball Hall of Fame manager, is generally recognized as one of the greatest strategic managers in history. He took three National League teams to the pennant, the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1925, the St. Louis Cardinals in 1928 and the Cincinnati Reds in 1939 and 1940. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1962. Died at Bradenton, FL, Oct 29, 1965.

♥~ 1903 – Rudolf Ising Academy Award-winning cartoonist: Milky Way [1948]; w/Hugh Harmon: Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies, 1st talkie cartoon synchronizing soundtrack dialogue with on-screen action; died July 18, 1992

♥~ 1942 – B.J. (Billy Joe) Thomas singer: Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head, Hooked on a Feeling, [Hey Won’t You Play] Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song, I Just Can’t Help Believing, I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry

★~ Did You Know: 

♥~ Raspberries can be either red, purple, gold or black in colour.  Golden raspberries are sweeter than the other varieties.

♥~ The difference between raspberries and blackberries is that raspberries have a hollow core in the middle while blackberries do not.

♥~ In the United States, about 90% of all raspberries sold come from Washington, California and Oregon.  In Canada, the province of British Colombia produces about 80% of all raspberries sold in Canada

♥~  Germany, talks about the magical qualities of raspberries.  It states that to tame a bewitched horse, one would have to tie a wild raspberry twig around the horse’s body

♥~ In the Tale of the Raspberry Fox, by Henning Buchhagen, there is a fox named Ferdinand.  At that time, all foxes were grey in colour.  The tale tells how Ferdinand didn’t like to eat meat, so one day he decided to eat some raspberries and discovered that he loved eating them.  He kept eating raspberries and the more he ate, the redder his fur became.  Ever since then, all foxes have had red fur and like to eat fruit.

★~  Odd To Know – Sisterhood

♥~ 4 sisters who gave birth to 4 babies within 4 days: Three of the sisters live in the Chicago area. A fourth lives in California.  Family members say the women didn’t plan the timing. Obstetrician Dr. Jean Alexandre, who delivered the three Chicago area babies at Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park, calls the births very unusual but wonderful at the same time.

♥~ The Mormon sisters who married the same husband: Katie and Priscilla Churcher share a husband, Travis, and they say it’s great for their personal lives. After all, they only have to spend half as much time as normal doting on their husband, which gives them more time to hang out with friends, and there’s always a babysitter when they go on a date.

♥~ The identical twins who were ruled as ‘not related’ by the Australian government: Australian immigration authorities have decided that Rosabelle Glasby couldn’t bring her identical twin sister into the country because … they’re not related! “Under Migration Law where the legal relationship between a child and his/her birth parents has been severed by adoption, the legal relationship between the child and his/her birth siblings is also severed,” he said.”It therefore does not appear that your twin sister would be eligible for a permanent visa under the Family Stream of the Migration Program.”


A special treat “sister” picture from Emily.

Have a Super Sunday!  I will be back later to muse about Root Beer Float Day! Odd loves company so if you have a morno moment leave a comment.


13 thoughts on “Celebrating Sisters and Raspberry and Creme

  1. My sister is the best. Emily’s pictures of her girls are so cute. They really do look like they love one another and at that age your sister is not always the best.

    Love the new feature-Odd you should know.

    Happy Sunday.

  2. Well I am just going to have to show my sister a little extra brotherly love today–we are having dinner together tonight. I think she is terrific but she would think I was dying if I told her..often to find some fake vomit.

  3. I just came from the Bushel and a Peck Antique store formerly the only grocery store in Jo Daviess County. It’s darling and complete with pot belly stove. Six sisters owned a farm near there and none of them ever married. Four remain alive in a Nursing home and continue to make lovely rag rugs for income. I should know their name but I don’t. I know they are in their upper 90’s. The two that died lived to be 99.

  4. Sisters rock, I just left one of mine and we’re beginning to finish each other’s sentences. Many times, we end up wearing the same outfits or colors. Odd. Love my sister/girlfriends too! Rasberry kisses to all.

  5. I never met a berry I didn’t like, and raspberries are one of my favourite! I wish I had a sister, but some of my friends are like sisters to me…


  6. I am the middle sister and I love my sisters more than words can say. My oldest sister has always been like a Mom to me as she is 12 years older. My younger sister has had a sickly life so I have always been overly protected of her. I can’t imagine my life without either of them. 😀

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