September 17: Constitution Day, Apple Day, Apple Dumpling Day

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September 17, 2011

★~ Today’s Sunrise: Sunrise by Camel shared by Yvonne Treacy  is beautiful and full of adventure.

★~ Today’s Quote: The U. S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself. Benjamin Franklin

★~ Constitution Day:

In 1787, the Constitution of the United States of America was signed by delegates from twelve states at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The U.S. Constitution is the world’s oldest working Constitution. Constitution Day was established by Congress in 2004. Take a moment today to reflect on the Constitution and what it means to be a U.S. citizen!

★~ Eat an Apple Day:

Fall is starting to fall more in some places than others, but the season of vivid color  and crispness will soon be here for all of us. If you don’t live in a place where the leaves fall and change colors, I’m so sorry, but please feel free to pose in bathing suits in January. In the meantime, El Morno will share all things fall with you, so use your imagination and see what we see when you bite into a crisp apple. Apples are the fruit of the fall season.  FYI: El Morno friend Nancy Leahy shared the link for Sunrise Orchards. The apples are outstanding. Apples are not available to ship until the end of October, but bookmark the site, and count on El Morno to remind you. Of course if you live in the area, you can visit the Orchard and pick your own apples.

★~ Apple Dumplings Day:

Perhaps I will replace my newly found passion for popovers with apple dumplings. Emily suggested watching the 1975 Don Knotts/Tim Conway Disney comedy The Apple Dumpling Gang while munching on apple dumplings. I don’t really remember, but I think the movie involved orphans and prospecting for gold. There was also a sequel:  The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again.

Let’s plan your Saturday night: Make apple dumplings; make it The Apple Dumpling Gang movie night; and snuggle with your favorite dumplings or dumpling for a sweet night of fun. Perfect Apple Dumpling

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1964 – The situation comedy Bewitched premiered on ABC-TV. Elizabeth Montgomery played the witch, Samantha Stevens, twitching her magical nose all the way to July 1, 1972.

♥~ 1965 – I see nothing, nothing at all… Hogan’s Heroes, a comedy, took place in a World War II Nazi POW camp.For six years the prisoners, under the lead of Colonel Robert Hogan (played by former KNX radio air personality Bob Crane), managed to outwit the incompetent and inept Nazi Colonel Wilhelm Klink (played very competently by Werner Klemperer [2-time Emmy-Award winner for his role]) and Nazi Sgt. Shultz (played quite deftly by John Banner). The prisoners finagled, cheated and tricked the Germans so they could feed classified information to the Allies, help fugitives escape from Germany, etc. They managed, through their conniving, to live in luxury. Robert Clary played the Frenchman Louis LeBeau, who prepared fine French cuisine for his fellow prisoners. A steam room, a barbershop and many other creature comforts added to the amusement of the viewers

♥~ 1967 – The Doors performed Light My Fire on The Ed Sullivan Show. Sullivan had requested that lead singer Jim Morrison delete the line, “Girl, we couldn’t get much higher,” but Morrison refused.

♥~ 1972 – M*A*S*H premiered on CBS-TV. This popular award-winning CBS series was based on the 1970 Robert Altman movie and a book by Richard Hooker. Set during the Korean War, the show aired for 11 years (lasting longer than the war). It followed the lives of doctors and nurses on the war front with both humor and pathos.  The final episode, “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen” was the highest-rated program of all time, topping the “Who Shot J.R.?” revelation on “Dallas.”

♥~ 1983 – Vanessa Williams, Miss New York, was crowned Miss America. Williams was the first black woman in the 62-year history of the Miss America Pageant to win the coveted title. Williams relinquished her crown during her reign when nude pictures of her were published in Penthouse magazine. Vanessa Williams went on to enjoy popularity as a singer (Dreamin’, Save the Best for Last) and an actress (Candyman, Another You, Under the Gun)

♥~ 2006: An Italian thief robbed an elderly lady in Milan, lost his cell phone, called his own number, and unwittingly arranged a date with police, who had his phone. On his way, the 35-year-old robbed another old lady and rode a stolen scooter to meet police.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1923 – Hank (Hiram) Williams Sr.musician, songwriter, singer: I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive, I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, Cold, Cold Heart, Take These Chains from My Heart, Honky Tonkin’,Jambalaya, Kaw-Liga, Your Cheatin’ Heart, Lovesick Blues; 1st country musician whose music crossed over into pop; wrote 125 compositions; died Jan 1, 1953

♥~ 1931 – Anne Bancroft (Anna Maria Louisa Italiano) Oscar and Tony Award-winning actress: The Miracle Worker [1962]; The Graduate, The Turning Point, Agnes of God, Malice, Point of No Return, The Elephant Man, Silent Movie; married to Mel Brooks; died June 6, 2005

♥~ 1948 – John Ritter Emmy Award winning actor: Three’s Company [1983-1984]; Problem Child I & II, Hooperman, Stay Tuned; son of Tex Ritter; died Sep 11, 2003

♥~ 1953 – Rita Rudner comedienne, actress: Rita Rudner TV series, Hollywood Squares

★~ Did You Know: 

♥~ The average person eats 65 apples per year.

♥~ Apples float because 25% of their volume is air.

♥~ The largest apple ever picked weighed three pounds, two ounces.

♥~ The word apple comes from the Old English aeppel. The Celtic word for apple is abhall.

♥~ China produces more apples than any other country.

♥~ Washington, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and California are the top 5 apple-producing states in the U.S. In all, 36 states produce apples commercially.

♥~ The apple is the official state fruit of Washington, New York, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.

♥~ There are more than 7500 varieties of apples grown in the world. About 2500 varieties are grown in the United States.

♥~ Red Delicious is the most popular and most-produced apple in the United States. Golden Delicious is the second most popular.

♥~ The only apple native to North America is the crabapple.

♥~ Apple trees don’t bear their first fruit until they are four or five years old.

♥~ Archaeologists have evidence of people eating apples as far back as 6500 B.C.

♥~ The more apples a person eats, the lower his or her risk of developing lung cancer.

♥~ The Adam’s apple is so-called because of an early belief that it was created when the forbidden fruit got stuck in Adam’s throat when he swallowed it.


Fall is my favorite time of year, except for the back to school part. I’m hoping the gnomes and fairies get busy and starting changing the season from summer to fall, so when my mom visits she can see some beautiful fall foliage. (Did I tell you she is boarding Amtrak and heading north for a week? We are so excited.)

Did you ever have a color analysis back in the days? Maybe they still do them (I’m too lazy to google). Anyway, the consultant matches you to a season, and you are supposed to match your wardrobe and makeup to the color tones of that season. I was fall with a little spring thrown in. Do you remember what season you were? If you never had your “colors done” and thought the whole concept was a waste of money . . . fine. Do you have a favorite season? Do you like apples? What kind? Just looking for a little El Morno conversation . . . after all, it is Saturday, and Odd Loves Company!


10 thoughts on “September 17: Constitution Day, Apple Day, Apple Dumpling Day

  1. Hogan’s Hero’s one of my favorites. I still tune into Mash re-runs.

    I’m pretty sure that I eat at least 65 apples a year. Maybe more.

    Have a good one.

    • I did not know you liked apples so much! You might want to consider ordering apples from Sunrise Orchards. Not sure if Edwards Orchards ship. Much better than the grocery store even Trader’s Joe.

  2. Apple Dumplings sounds great. I am very ready for summer to be over. Mash, like so many people was one of my favorite shows

    Have a nice Sunday

  3. If you are up for adventure, there is a wonderful Apple Orchard North of Poplar Grove, IL. called Edwards Apple Orchard. They have everything under the sun pertaining to apples. Cider, every kind of apples, Apple cider donuts (to die for), every kind of apple type of knic/knacs. So on and so forth. They even have apple pie if you want to have a BBQ or such in their little eatery. I’m sure you could find it on the map if you try. Just thought you would like to take a drive in the country where Cynthia grew up and see how us “Backwoods” folk live. I know you would like it! 😀

    • I will look into it Carol. I’m sure we will take a few drives to the backwood this fall and I remember this Orchard from last year…those donuts are a real draw for me!

      Thanks for the reminder.

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