September 11: 911, Grandparents Day, Hot Cross Bun Day, Make Your Bed Day

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September 11, 2011

★~ Today’s Quote:  “Let’s roll!” – Todd Beamer’s last words as heard by an Airfone operator minutes before Flight 93 on 9/11 crashed.

★~ National Grandparents Day:

Happy Grandparents Day! Today was created to honor grandparents, to give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children’s children and to help children become aware of the strength, information and guidance older people can offer. The Day was made official by President Jimmy Carter in 1978.

★~ Make your bed day:

Let’s face it one of the reason we like staying in a hotel so much is because while we’re out  touristing around, someone makes our beds for us.

Research shows that you feel better and your day gets off to a better start if you take the time to “right your bed”  each morning.  if we could only find someone to turn down our covers each night and put a mint on our pillow!

Make your own bed this morning and see if the research is right!

★~ Hot Cross Bun Day:

Hot cross bun are a sweet, spiced bun made with currants or raisins and leavened with yeast. Just as the name says, these buns are marked with a cross on the top. These buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday with the cross standing as a symbol of the crucifixion.

So, why then, is National Host Cross Bun Day months after Good Friday? I have no idea.  Just get your buns out there and enjoy.

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1773 – Benjamin Franklin, in a letter to Josiah Quincy this day, wrote, “There never was a good war or a bad peace.”

♥~ 1883 – The mail chute was patented by James G. Cutler, a former Mayor of Rochester, NY. The device was first used in the Elwood Building in Rochester. Mail chutes can still be seen — and sometimes, they still work — in many old office buildings

♥~ 1962 – Ringo Starr joined John, Paul, George and Andy to record Love Me Do at Abbey Road, London, England. P.S. I Love You was recorded the same day, with Andy on drums again, and Ringo manning the maracas this time.

♥~1974 – Little House on the Prairie aired for the first time. This hour-long family drama was based on books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. It focused on the Ingalls family and their neighbors living at Walnut Grove, MN:

♥~ 2001-  Today is the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks: Phones rang across the United States and the rest of the world, “Turn on the TV!” It was 8:48 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. A passenger jet had just crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. Flames and smoke billowed from the tower. It was now 9:06. This was no accident. Another plane just hit the World Trade Center’s South Tower. New York was under attack,  a  plane crashed into the Pentagon. On the fourth plane, which was bound for Washington, D.C., passengers attempted to take control of the plane and it ended up crashing near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Altogether, nearly 3,000 lives were lost — all the passengers and crew on board the planes, thousands of people who worked at the World Trade Center or were near the buildings, more than 100 in the Pentagon building, and hundreds of rescue workers.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1862 – O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) author: short stories: Gift of the Magi; died June 5, 1910

♥~ 1885 – D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence writer: Lady Chatterly’s Lover; died Mar 2, 1930

♥~ 1924 – Tom Landry Pro Football Hall of Famer: coach: Dallas Cowboys [1960-1988], record: 270-178-6, 20 straight winning seasons, five NFC titles, two Super Bowl wins; died Feb 12, 2000

♥~ 1926 – Alfred Slote author: The Trading Game, Finding Buck McHenry

♥~  1950 – Amy Madigan actress: Riders of the Purple Sage, Uncle Buck, Field of Dreams, Places in the Heart, Love Letters, Love Child, The Ambush Murders

♥~ 1962 – Kristy McNichol Emmy Award-winning actress: Family [1976-77, 1978-79]; Empty Nest, Apple’s Way, Baby of the Bride, Women of Valor, Dream Lover, Only When I Laugh, Little Darlings, The Summer of My German Soldier

♥~ 1967 – Harry Connick Jr.Grammy Award-winning singer: We are in Love; actor: Copycat, When Harry Met Sally

♥~ 1977 – Jon Buckland musician: lead guitar: group: Coldplay: Sparks, Fix You, Don’t Panic, Warning Sign, Clocks, Help Is Around the Corner, Everything’s Not Lost

★~ Did You Know: 

♥~  New York City has 11 letters

♥~  Afghanistan has 11 letters

♥~  George W Bush has 11 letters.

♥~  New York is the 11th state.

♥~  The first plane crashing against the Twin Towers was flight number 11.

♥~ Flight 11 was carrying 92 passengers. 9 + 2 = 11

♥~ Flight 77 which also hit Twin Towers, was carrying 65 passengers. 6+5 = 11

♥~ The tragedy was on September 11, or 9/11 as it is now known. 9 + 1+ 1 = 11

♥~ The date is equal to the US emergency services telephone number 911. 9 + 1 + 1 = 11.

♥~ September 11 is day number 254 of the calendar year. Again 2 + 5 + 4 = 11.

♥~ The Madrid bombing took place on 3/11/2004. 3 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 4 = 11.

♥~ The tragedy of Madrid happened 911 days after the Twin Towers incident.

★~  Odd to Know: 

Open Microsoft Word or or pages and do the following:

Type in capitals Q33 NY. This is the flight number of the first plane to hit one of the Twin Towers.
Highlight the Q33 NY.
Change the font size to 48.
Change the actual font to the WINGDINGS. It reads…


It’s odd to think that September 11, 2001, is now being taught in schools as history. But when I think back, Cole was 4 years old! He didn’t see any of the news coverage, and we did not speak about the event in front of him. We did answer his questions as simply as possible when he overheard information from sources outside our home. To Cole, 911 is history in much the same way the JFK assassination was history for me. I was born after it happened, but have very little recollection of the actual happening.

Ten years ago, I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center. Just like my mother remembers that she was eating lunch and watching As the World Turns, when the news that JFK had been shot flashed across her TV screen. My dad was in Dallas on that fateful day, interviewing for a job with IBM.

When does an event become history? Not to be forgotten — ever — but to be woven into our historical fabric of what came before and what comes after . . .


16 thoughts on “September 11: 911, Grandparents Day, Hot Cross Bun Day, Make Your Bed Day

  1. I always make our bed. It just makes for a better day. I have never heard of Hot Cross buns outside of Good Friday.

    Interesting stuff about 9/11.

  2. Spooky facts about 911 — I’d never heard those before. And I’m one of those people who always makes my bed in the morning; I wouldn’t feel like leaving my room unless I had! But you’re right about the mint-thing — that would be way cool!

  3. I make my bed only sometimes. However, on the days it is made I always feel better when I go in the room. BTW is that a picture of your bed? Somehow I don’t think so, it’s oddly empty of dogs…

    Some strange facts about 911 – the wingdings font thing is kind of creepy.

  4. Just as soon as I finish my morning stretches sitting on the side of the bed, I get up and make my bed right away.
    That way I don’t have to think about it anymore as something that needs doing. I will NOT leave the house with an unmade bed or sans makeup! Guess I’m just nuts that way!

  5. Omg, I did the Q33 NY thing and WOW it gove me the creeps! I do too remember what I was doing that morning, I remember the confussion, the sadness and the anger.. it’s an event that affect you no matter who you are. Great post as always!! 🙂

    • Thanks Sendi! The Q33 NY amazed me and made my skin prickle a bit.
      I don’t think anyone has to worry about us forgetting…I do think it time it will become more apart of history and less an “event” and that will be an IMO an important next step.

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