September 1: Emma Nutt Day, Cherry Popover Day, Wine Day

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September 1, 2011

★~  Today’s Quote: “Happily we bask in this warm September sun, Which illuminates all creatures…” –  Henry David Thoreau

★~ Emma M. Nutt Day:

In the beginning, there were no female telephone operators, and callers complained that male operators were curt and very rude. So a woman was hired to be the courteous, friendly voice on the other end of the telephone line. Emma Nutt was the first woman telephone operator to pick up the phone and say, “Number pu-leeeeeze” for the Telephone Dispatch Company of Boston, Massachusetts. She remained with the company for 33 years.

Emma was very thankful that her first name was not Imma.

★~ National Cherry Popover Day:  

A cousin of the Yorkshire pudding, a popover is a light muffin made from thin batter that rises to form a hollow shell when baked. It can be prepared as a sweet or as a savory side dish.

Today we are celebrating the cherry popover, and more than likely, you have most of the ingredients you need in your kitchen to whip this treat up. Click here for a recipe. Click here for popover tips.

★~ Pop Open Some Wine Day: 

If you are too pooped to make cherry popovers, don’t despair — just pop open a bottle of your favorite wine, pour yourself a  glass, and plop yourself in your favorite chair.

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1887 – Emile Berliner filed for a patent for his invention of the lateral-cut, flat-disk gramophone. We know it better as the record player. Emile got the patent, but Thomas Edison got the notoriety for making it work and making music with his invention.

♥~ 1961 – On the cover of LIFE magazine: First Lady Jackie Kennedy, who revealed her plans for the White House. NY Political Zoo, California Surfers, Paris Fashions.

♥~ 1972 – The O’Jays received a gold record for Back Stabbers. It was the first hit for the group from Canton, OH. The O’Jays would place nine more hits on the pop and R&B charts. Five of them were gold record winners: Love Train, I Love Music, Use ta Be My Girl, For the Love of Money and Put Your Hands Together.

♥~ 1978 – The last broadcast of Columbo aired on NBC TV. The Peter Falk whodunit was one of the most popular TV crime shows of all time. Columbo had begun as part of theNBC Mystery Movie, where it rotated with two other mysteries: McCloud, starring Dennis Weaver, and McMillan and Wife, with Rock Hudson and Susan St. James.

♥~ 1985 – The man in front of the monitor sat with his eyes almost glued to the monitor and calmly commented: “It’s something there.” The wreck of the luxury liner RMS Titanic,sunk by an iceberg in 1912, was found by Robert Ballard and other scientists aboard the U.S. Navy vessel Knorr in the Atlantic south of Newfoundland.

♥~ 2005 – Thirteen percent (64 of 490) of the female students at Timken Senior High School in Canton, Ohio were reported to be pregnant. One girl, eight months pregnant, said she believed the school’s abstinence-based sex education program wasn’t enough.

★~Born Today:

♥~ Chicken Boy’s  Birthday- Sept 1. Chicken Boy is a 22-foot statue of a boy with a chicken’s head, holding a bucket of chicken. Formerly the mascot for the restaurant for which he is named, he was rescued from destruction when the restaurant went out of business by Future Studio of Los Angeles, a graphic design studio. Chicken Boy has since become a pop culture icon and has been installed on a rooftop in Los Angeles along historic Route 66, so he is once again viewable by the public.

♥~ 1910 – Dame Peggy van Praagh: English-born ballet dancer; founder of the Australian Ballet

♥~ 1933 – Conway Twitty (Harold Lloyd Jenkins) songwriter: Walk Me to the Door; singer: It’s Only Make Believe, Danny Boy, Lonely Boy Blue, What Am I Living For, Next In Line, Hello Darlin’, 15 Years Ago, You’ve Never been this Far Before, Don’t Cry Joni; CMA Male Vocalist of the Year [1975], Grammy Award-winner [w/Loretta Lynn]: After the Fire is Gone [1971]; owns booking agency, music publishing company, Twitty Burgers, Twitty City theme park; died June 5, 1993

♥~ 1939 – Lily (Mary Jean) Tomlin Emmy Award-winning comedy-writer: Lily [1973-74], Lily Tomlin [1975-76], The Paul Simon Special [12/8/77], producer: Lily: Sold Out [1980-81]; Tony Award-winning actress:The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe [1986]; Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, 9 to 5, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, And the Band Played On, Short Cuts,Nashville

♥~ 1946 – Barry Gibb musician: rhythm guitar, songwriter, singer: group: The Bee Gees: Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever, How Deep Is Your Love, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, Tragedy , Lonely Days; What Kind of Fool [w/Barbra Streisand], Emotion [w/Samantha Sang]; score: Saturday Night Fever; 29 hits: 7 gold, 4 platinum

♥~ 1950 – Phil McGraw psychologist: TV’s Dr. Phil

♥~ 1957 – Gloria Estefan (Gloria Maria Milagrosa Fajardo) ‘Queen of Latin Pop’: Grammy Award-winning singer: Mi Tierra [1993], Abriendo Puertas [1995]; group: Miami Sound Machine: Don’t Want to Lose You, Turn the Beat Around; solo: LPs: Cuts Both Ways, Into the Light, Greatest Hits, Destiny; over 45 million records sold; actress: Music of the Heart

★~ Did You Know: 

♥~ The name September comes from the old Roman word ‘septem’, which means, seven, because on the Roman calendar it was the seventh month.

♥~ The Romans believed that the month of September was looked after by the god, Vulcan. As the god of the dire and forge they therefore expected September to be associated with dire, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

♥~ September in the Southern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent of March in the Northern Hemisphere.

♥~ September begins on the same day of the week as December every year, because there are 91 days separating September and December, which is a multiple of seven (the number of days in the week). No other month ends on the same day of the week as September in any year.

♥~  September’s birthstone is the sapphire. The meaning is clear thinking.

♥~ The birth flowers for September are the forget-me-not, morning glory and aster

♥~ September is: Classical Music Month, Hispanic Heritage Month Fall Hat Month, International Square Dancing Month, National Blueberry Popsicle Month, National Courtesy Month, National Piano Month, Chicken Month, Baby Safety Month,Little League Month,  Honey Month, Self Improvement Month, Better Breakfast Month


Do you feel a longing for school supplies around this time of the year?  I always do, so I buy some new notebooks, some fresh pens, and maybe a new bottle of Elmer’s glue.  I mean, who doesn’t enjoy a shopping trip through an office supply store (I just bought some of the prettiest binder clips to match some file folders).  Does it matter that I live a practically paper-free life through the magic of scanning? Not in the least (I also bought some cute paper clips in different shapes)! I was excited to see that Mole skin notebooks now have some really cool designs. A Mole skin notebooks paired with the perfect pen is pure heaven. Really!

Have a tremendous Thursday and leave a comment about your favorite school supply or notebook if you have an morno moment — Odd Loves Company!


7 thoughts on “September 1: Emma Nutt Day, Cherry Popover Day, Wine Day

  1. I saw Chicken Boy when I was in LA about 6 months ago. Odd. Colombo was so cool in a rumpled sort of way.

    One day left before the 3 day weekend. Yes!

  2. EL Morno!! The Chicken Boy! That is so funny. I had never even heard of Emma Nutt. Wonder if Lily Tomlin based her character off Emma.

    Have a great Thursday.

  3. Oooooohhhhh! It’s so HOT outside. Why does it have to be so HOT? It was not hot like this last September 1. When is it going to cool off? This heat is soooooo haaaaaaaard for me…..
    It’s not whine day.

  4. I’m loving all these September birthdays — I’m certainly in good company! And I’m glad to find another “school supply junkie.” I haunt the aisles looking for planners, pens, and notebooks (flash drives and SD cards, too!) for my office — and I can’t leave without smelling at least one box of Crayons!

  5. My husband and I got engage in September!!! I’m actually excited with the idea of buying a school supply, it’s offical I’m a mother of a kindergarten! But then the school have a program where you just purchase everything online and price it per package. It’s easier but took the fun from roaming through the office supply store. I think my husband is very happy that at least it’s one less thing for me to shop for.. hehehe.. 🙂

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