October 30: Create A Great Funeral, Mischief Night, Candy Corn Day

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October 30, 2011

Autumn Leaves

★~ Today’s Quote: All I really need is love, but a little candy now and then doesn’t hurt! – Charles Schulz

★~ Create a Great Funeral Day:

It’s tough to juggle grief and planning a funeral. Options range from the traditional burial under the old oak tree to having your ashes made into ammunition. Maybe you want to be scattered at sea or from a mountain top. If you have thoughts about how you would like to spend your afterlife, don’t pussyfoot around — write down your wishes and share  them. It’s your final hooray before you toddle off into the great beyond; why not do it your way while making it easier for those you leave behind.

★~ Mischief Night:

The eve before Halloween is a time to run amok and perform some harmless pranks. A little mischief can be good for the soul — as long as it doesn’t hurt a soul. Switching neighbors’ door mats, Vaseline on a door handle, putting a fake apology sign on a friend’s car . . .

★~Candy Corn Day: 

Did you know that candy corn has been around for more than 100 years and has never changed its look, taste, or design? George Renninger of the Wunderle Candy Company created candy corn in the 1880s. It was made to mimic a kernel of corn and became instantly popular because of its innovative design. It was one of the first candies to feature three different colors! Today, candy corn is a favorite American treat to enjoy during the Halloween season.  Grab a handful to celebrate Candy Corn Day!

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1925 – If you put everything into it except the kitchen sink, you’d have the TV transmitter that beamed TV to London for the first time. To build the transmitter, John Baird used a tea chest, a biscuit box, darning needles, piano wire, motorcycle lamp lenses, old electric motors, cardboard scanning discs and glue, string and sealing wax.

♥~ 1938 “War Of  Worlds.:”   Speaking of mischief–As part of a series of radio dramas based on famous novels, Orson Welles with the Mercury Players produced H.G. Wells’s War of the Worlds. Near panic resulted when listeners believed the simulated news bulletins, which described a Martian invasion of New Jersey, to be real.

♥~ 1964 Roy Orbison went gold with his hit single, Oh, Pretty Woman.

♥~ 1976 – The group, Chicago, started its second (and final) week at number one on the pop singles charts with, If You Leave Me Now.

♥~ 1986 –  Ahhh Chooo Discover Magazine reported that almost 43 million tons of dust settle on the United States each year.

♥~ 1993 – Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell II – Back Into Hell was the #1 album in the U.S. One of the album’s singles, I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That, hit #1 in twenty-five countries

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1939 – Grace Slick (Wing) singer: group: Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Starship: Somebody to Love, White Rabbit, Rejoice, Miracles, Count on Me, Runaway, We Built This City, Sara

♥~ 1945 – Henry Winkler actor: Happy Days, An American Christmas Carol, The Lords of Flatbush; TV coproducer: MacGyver; director: Cop and a Half, Memories of Me, A Smokey Mountain Christmas

♥~ 1957 – Kevin Pollak actor: The Usual Suspects, The Whole Nine Yards, The Whole Ten Yards, Blizzard, Juwanna Mann, The Santa Clause 2, Dr. Dolittle 2, 3000 Miles to Graceland, End of Days, From the Earth to the Moon

★~ Did You Know: 

♥~ One serving of Brach’s Candy Corn has only 140 calories. One kernel? About 5 calories, which according to nutritionists, supplies enough food energy for an average-sized adult to walk 150 feet – roughly the distance between the candy aisle and the express line in most grocery stores.

♥~ More than 35 million pounds of candy corn will be produced this year. That equates to nearly 9 billion pieces — enough to circle the moon nearly four times if laid end-to-end.

♥~ Halloween accounts for 75% of the annual candy corn production

♥~  Candy corn has had the same recipe (sugar, corn syrup, and marshmallow) since 1900.

♥~ Mixing candy corn and salted peanuts makes an easy festive snack mix.


Candy is dandy. What is your favorite kind?  Do share if you have an EL Morno moment—-Odd Loves Company!


10 thoughts on “October 30: Create A Great Funeral, Mischief Night, Candy Corn Day

  1. CANDY CORN! i eat it until my teeth hurt and then i eat it some more.
    The Fonz is old. Hard to wrap your head around an old Fonz.

    Have a good one.

  2. I have so much candy in this house…way to much! I like Milky Ways and of-course Reeses peanut butter cups and Heath bars!!

    Hope you have a sweet day.

  3. I LOVE candy corn, but the big pumpkins are awesome, too. In fact, my Sheltie (who obviously doesn’t need candy) sometimes won’t come in from outside unless I promise him a piece! Talk about being spoiled! You’re right about the funeral, too — no sense leaving those decisions to your heirs, thereby complicating their mourning.

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