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★~ Today’s Quote: “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh).
We are not celebrating Der Weinerschnitzel hotdogs. I thought we were, but we are not, so I guess free rides in the Der Weinerschnitzel mobile will not be forthcoming.
Weinerschnitzel translates to “a thin slice of veal or other light meat, coated in breadcrumbs and fried.” The dish originated in Constantinople, where meats were covered in gold flakes as a testament to the city’s wealth and opulence. As the recipe spread throughout Europe, common folk replaced gold flakes with affordable breadcrumbs.
When veal proves too expensive, some Europeans substitute pork for it — although German law prohibits the pork-based alternative from touting itself as “Weinerschnitzel” on menus. The dish evolved further once it arrived in Texas with the migrant German settlers of the 1840s. As beef was cheaper — and infinitely more available — in the cattle state, it often replaced veal in the dish’s preparation, paving the way for what we currently call Chicken Fried Steak.
I hope to never have to spell Weinerschnitzel again.
★~ Teddy Bear Day:
A few months ago, we celebrated Teddy Bear Picnic Day; today we are just celebrating teddy bears. Those lovable, huggable bears that are great to cuddle and keep children everywhere company when the night is dark and the hall way to their parents’ room is filled with shadows.
Even if you don’t have your teddy anymore, we can all still celebrate everyone’s favorite — Pooh Bear!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1850 – When California became the 31st of the United States of America on this day, cries of “there’s gold in them thar hills” had already been heard for two years. So, it’s no surprise that the nickname for the most populous state is the Golden State, and that the golden poppy (orange-yellowish in color) is the state flower
♥~ 1898 – Tom Fleming of Eau Claire, WI won the first logrolling championship — in Omaha, NE.
♥~ 1957 – The same song was #1 on the Billboard pop, country & western, and rhythm & blues charts: Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.”
♥~ 1972 – The 40th annual One Arm Dove Hunt begins today in Olney, Texas. Anyone with the use of only one arm or hand is invited. In addition to the dove hunt, events include Glove Swap, One Arm Jokes, One Arm Golf, and Cow Chip Chunkin, Amputee vs. Politician.
♥~ 1978 – Colonel Harland Sanders celebrated his 88th birthday at Kentucky Fried Chicken headquarters in Louisville by opening the world’s first chicken museum.
♥~ 2003 – A 28-year-old pregnant woman received $400 for walking around London with an ad for MicroBabies painted on her stomach. Zoe Ellis, who was 8 months pregnant, said it was a fun idea and she was proud to rent out her “bump.”
♥~ 1890 – Colonel Harland Sanders Founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, born near Henryville, IN. Died Dec 16, 1980, at Shelbyville, KY.
♥~ 1960 – Hugh Grant actor: Sense and Sensibility, Nine Months, Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Remains of the Day, Impromptu, The Dawning, Maurice, Extreme Measures, Notting Hill, Mickey Blue Eyes
♥~ 1966 – Adam Sandler comedian: The Cosby Show, Saturday Night Live [opera man]; actor: Happy Gilmore, Mixed Nuts, Airheads, Coneheads, Shakes the Clown, Going Overboard, The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Big Daddy
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ One out of every eight United States residents lives in California.
♥~ California is bigger than eighty-five of the smallest nations in the world.
♥~ Inyo National Forest is home to the bristle cone pine, the oldest living tree species. Some of the gnarled trees which only grow at very high elevations are thought to be over 4,600 years old.
♥~ In 1997 enough strawberries were grown in California to circle the earth 15 times.
♥~ In Pacific Grove near Monterey, there is a law on the books establishing a $500 fine for molesting butterflies.
♥~ Marin County, north of San Francisco, is said to have the world’s highest concentration of hot tubs and BMW’s.
♥~ More sourdough bread is produced in Oakland than any other city in the world.
♥~ In 1854 the largest gold nugget ever found was in California at Carson Hill above the Stanislaus River. It weighed 195 pounds (90 kg) and was valued at $43,534 in the currency of the day.
♥~ The Country Store in Baker, CA has sold more winning California State Lottery tickets than any outlet in the state.
♥~ The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco has enough steel wires in its cables to circle the earth at the equator 3.5 times.
Hope everyone has a fantastic Friday! If you have an El Morno moment please leave a comment–Odd Loves Company!