October 28: Frankenstein Friday, Wild Foods Day

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October 28, 2011

Golden Morning

★~  Today’s Quote: Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it…While it lies there, it needs no constitution, no law, no court to save it. ~ Learned hand, jurist

★~ Today is Frankenstein Friday:

Frankenstein Friday honors the “mother” and “father” of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley and Boris Karloff and celebrates  one of the greatest gothic stories of all time. In 1818, Mary Shelley wrote a novel about a young scientist named Victor Frankenstein who discovers how to give life to inanimate bodies. He creates a monster that pursues him to the ends of the earth and eventually destroys everything he holds dear.

People often mistakenly use the name “Frankenstein” to refer to the hideous monster (played by Boris Karloff in the 1931 film), but Victor Frankenstein never gives his creation a name. Read a chapter from the book, or watch the Frankenstein movie.

★~ Wild Foods Day:

Walk on the wild side today and gather wild plants, fruits, and vegetables for tonight’s dinner.  There are wild food safaris that you can sign up for that will teach you how to forge for your own food or you can just hunt for your car keys and take a ride over to Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s and gather greens, mushrooms, roots, fruits, berries, vegetables flowers, into your cart. Take them home and graze to your hearts content.

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1950 – Jack Benny took his well-known radio show [on radio for 20 years] to television. The show aired for 15 years.

♥~ 1965 – The Gateway Arch (630ft/192m high), St. Louis, Missouri, was completed. Construction had begun Feb 12, 1963.

♥~ 1974 – 51-million viewers attended the TV wedding of Rhoda Morgenstern and wrecking company owner Joe Gerard. For years, Rhoda had searched unsuccessfully for a husband on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” in Minneapolis, but found one almost immediately on her own series in New York.

♥~ 1986 – The  Neiman-Marcus catalogue offered, a unique holiday gift, a 100-year subscription to The Wall Street Journal — for just $6,000. That was a $5,400 saving over the regular 100-year rate!

♥~ 2002 – A Turkish man with four wives and 50 children announced he didn’t want any more kids. Sirin Yavuz fathered 14 children with his first wife, 12 with the second, 14 with the third and ten with his fourth. The Istanbul tobacco farmer said he’d had enough.

♥~ 2005 – Elvis Presley topped Forbes magazine’s list of Highest-Earning Dead Celebrities for the fifth successive year, earning $45 million in royalties. Elvis was followed by Charles M. Schulz ($35M), John Lennon ($22M), Andy Warhol ($16M), and Dr. Seuss ($10M).

♥~ 2006 – Rod Stewart was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Still the Same… Great Rock Classics of our Time’ the singers fifth US No.1 album.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1942 – Michael (John) Crichton writer: Jurassic Park, Twister, Rising Sun, The Great Train Robbery, The Terminal Man, Disclosure, The Great Impostor, The Secret of Canta Victoria, Congo; director: Runaway, Coma, Westworld, The Great Train Robbery; died Nov 4, 2008

♥~ 1952 – Annie Potts actress: Designing Women, Love & War, Goodtime Girls, Breaking the Rules, Who’s Harry Crumb?, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Ghost Busters series

♥~ 1955 – Bill Gates (William H. Gates) computer software mogul, 2nd richest man in the world (behind Charlos Slim Helu-Mexico) ahead of Warren Buffett by 6 billion (Forbes-March 2011)

♥~ 1963 – Lauren Holly actress: Dumb & Dumber, All My Children, A Smile Like Yours, Picket Fences, Down Periscope, Chicago Hope, Any Given Sunday, What Women Want; Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

♥~ 1967 – Julia Roberts Academy Award-winning actress: Erin Brockovich [2000]; Pretty Woman, Mystic Pizza, Steel Magnolias, Dying Young, Hook, The Pelican Brief, I Love Trouble, Mary Reilly, Blood Red, Flatliners, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Conspiracy Theory, Runaway Bride, Ocean’s Eleven

★~ Did You Know:

♥~ The statue of Liberty was a gift from France intended to celebrate the two countries’ shared love of freedom, it was shipped to the U.S. in pieces packed into 214 crates.

♥~ The Statue of Liberty is the work of French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. He called it Liberty Enlightening the World.

♥~ On October 28, 1886 The statue of Liberty, was presented to the American people by the French and unveiled.

♥~ The 152-foot high statue, weighing 225 tons, now sits on Liberty Island. On August 3, 1957, U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower changed the name from Bedloe’s Island to Liberty Island.

♥~ The height of the statue is comparable to 11 cars stacked vertically, The heel to the top of statue is about as tall as 11 Obamas, Lady Liberty’s left hand is as long as an average adult giraffe, the right arm is a long as the average school bus, The total copper used for the statue weighs is about as heavy as 4 average elephants.

♥~ The Statue has a 35-foot waistline

♥~ During the restoration, completed in 1986, the new torch was carefully covered with thin sheets of 24k gold

♥~ The Statue of Liberty wear’s sandals.

♥~ The torch is the strongest symbol-Liberty Enlightening The World

♥~ The statue wears a crown with seven spikes. This represents the 7 seas and 7 continents of the world.

♥- There are 25 windows in the crown which symbolizes gemstones and the heaven’s rays shining over the world.


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10 thoughts on “October 28: Frankenstein Friday, Wild Foods Day

  1. I’m on vacation so Friday just means my vacation is over. Frankenstein a great monster. Not sure about wild food.

    Have a good one.

  2. Have you been up in the Gateway Arch? I’ve been a few times, and it’s always a treat! You climb to the top via little cars, then get out and look over the whole city, then return to the base. Domer didn’t want to go when he was little, but he’s glad I nudged him into doing it!

    • I have been up in the Arch many moons ago–It was kind of scary but cool. I am not afraid of heights but i am afraid of falling so looking over the whole city was less cool than the ride up. 🙂

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