September 20: Punch Day

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September 20,2011

★~ Today’s Sunset: Thank you Nancy Morris for this magnificent moon rising!

★~ Today’s Quote: “Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means that you’ve become a comfortable, trusted element in another person’s life.” Dr, Joyce Brothers

★~ Punch Day:

Do you still have that beautiful punch bowl set?  The one your family told you was a family heirloom — only to find out later they sold them at the dime store? Or did that just happen to me?  Punch is best served in a punch bowl, but if you don’t have one, don’t fret, a pitcher will do. The word “punch” allegedly comes from the Hindustani word “panch,” which means “five.” In the early 1600s, sailors and employees of the British East India Company brought a new exotic drink from India to England. The beverage was made with five ingredients: spirits, lemon, sugar, water, and tea (or perhaps booze). Depending on what kind of punch you are in the mood for, mix up a recipe, and put a little punch in your day.

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1819 – Patent Leather was invented by Seth Boyden. Mary Jane’s today we celebrate you!

♥~ 1859 – The first electric cooking range was patented by George B. Simpson

♥~ 1948 – One of the most popular singing groups of the 1950s got their professional start on this day. The Four Freshmen did their first gig — at the113 Club in Fort Wayne, Indiana — and went on to major success with Capitol Records. Hits included It’s a Blue World, Charmaine and Love is Just Around the Corner.

♥~ 1969 – Sugar, Sugar, by The Archies, hit number one in Billboard. The Archies sat at the top of the hit heap for four weeks.

♥~ 1973 – In three straight sets, Billie Jean King showed who was the better tennis player in the Battle of the Sexes. She defeated Bobby Riggs in the televised event at the Houston Astrodome, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3. Howard Cosell was the announcer.

♥~ 1976 – Playboy magazine released an interview in which Democratic presidential nominee Jimmy Carter admitted that he had “looked on a lot of women with lust.”

♥~ 1984 – NBC-TV debuted The Cosby Show. Bill Cosby played Dr. Heathcliff (Cliff) Huxtable. His lovely wife, Clair, was played by Phylicia Rashad. The Huxtable kids were Sondra, age 20 (Sabrina Le Beauf), Denise, age 16 (Lisa Bonet), Theodore, age 14 (Malcom-Jamal Warner), Vanessa, age 8 (Tempestt Bledsoe) and Rudy, age 5 (Keshia Knight Pulliam). The premiere was the most watched show of the week and the showwent on to become an Emmy Award-winner and one of the most popular on television for eight years.

♥~ 1986 – The number one pop hit in the U.S. was Stuck With You, by Huey Lewis & The News. The song, from the multi-platinum album Fore!, was stuck at #1 for three weeks.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1928 – Dr. Joyce Brothers (Bauer) psychologist; writer: The Successful Woman, The Practical Plan for Liking Yourself Better; syndicated columnist; TV contestant: $64,000 Question[1955]; panelist: The Gong Show

♥~ 1931 – Peter Palmer actor: Li’l Abner, Custer, Edward Scissorhands

♥~ 1934 – Sophia Loren (Sofia Scicolone) Academy Award-winning actress: Two Women [1961]; Black Orchid, Marriage Italian Style, Desire Under the Elms, El Cid, Man of La Mancha,Grumpier Old Men, Brief Encounter

♥~ 1966 – Nuno Bettencourt musician: guitar: Gravity, Fallen Angels; group: Extreme: More Than Words, Get the Funk Out, Hole Hearted, Decadence Dance, Am I Ever Gonna Change

♥~ 1967 – Kristen Johnston actress: 3rd Rock from the Sun, The Orkly Kid, Backfire!, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, Nobody Knows Anything

♥~ 1967 – Gunnar Nelson singer: group [w/twin brother Matthew]: Nelson: Milk Cow Blues, I Couldn’t Live Without You, A Girl Like That, Just Once More, The Silence is Broken; father was singer/actor Ricky Nelson

♥~ 1967 – Matthew Nelson singer: group [w/twin brother Gunnar]: Nelson [see above]; father was singer/actor Ricky Nelson

★~ Did You Know: Sophia Loren:

♥~ As a child Sophia Loren was nicknamed the toothpick

♥~ Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world (1991).

♥~ Derives great pleasure from rolling her bare feet over a wooden rolling pin while watching TV.

♥~ She didn’t get along with Marlon Brando during the shooting of A Countess from Hong Kong (1967), especially after the day they were doing a love scene and he commented, “Did you know you have hairs up your nostrils?”.

♥~ She performed two duets with Peter Sellers which were major hits in the UK pop chart. ‘Goodness Gracious Me’ was released in 1960 and reached four and ‘Bangers and Mash’ made it to the top 20 in 1961.

♥~  Suffered from stage fright and, therefore, never appeared in a theatrical production.

♥~ Her “Best Actress” Academy Award was the first Oscar ever given for a performance in a “foreign-language” film.

♥~ Mentioned in Bob Dylan‘s song “I Shall Be Free”.

♥~ Hating beauty salons, she does her hair and nails herself.


Do you remember the Hawaiian Punch Commercials?

I wonder if the Hawaiian punch commercials would be considered politically incorrect in today’s “use your words” world. Punchy is clearly a bully and may even be bipolar. Undiagnosed of course. Medication could have helped him.

Speaking of politically incorrect, sex sure has come a long way since President Carter admitted that he had “looked on a lot of women with lust.” President Clinton has been entertained by an intern, Weiner lived up to his name, and Schwarzenegger had a love child with a member of his household staff . . . and these are only a few highlights of the last 35 years.

If you have a morno moment leave a comment…Odd Loves Company!


13 thoughts on “September 20: Punch Day

  1. Have not had punch in a very long time but I own a fake crystal punch bowl. The glasses hang off the side. My kids think it is very fancy.
    I like this punch. Even if it does not have 5 ingredients.

    1/2 gal raspberry sherbet
    2 liters ginger ale
    33 oz pineapple juice

    Have a great day. Love El Morno. 😀

  2. There was a lot going on in this day! First, I have a love connection with a pair of red Mary Janes with no buckles. I wrote about it once on my blog. They are the first thing I saw when I met my daughter (the one who just went off to college). Happy, happy memories. Second, I have to agree that Punchy would be considered a bully and possible bi-polar in today’s world and last but not least, politician’s make me want to hurl (except for Jimmy Carter…I happen to be very fond of him – Maybe it’s the whole Southern thing.). That’s it. Have a punchy punch day ♥

  3. Never had a punch bowl set. I know it would have been an appropriate wedding present back when, but I managed to snag four teapots, no punch bowls — go figure!

  4. I really like the quote about being taken for granted. That’s really looking at everything as a glass half full! 🙂 President Clinton has been entertained by an intern.. that’s putting it mildly!! Ms. BJ!! 🙂 hahaha

  5. I am beyond the punch bowl days. That was for younger times when we had bridal showers, baby showers and any other kind of shower! I did own one at one time, but my daughter-in-law inherited it when she was going through the “showers”. There are some real yummy recipes out there for punch though.

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