October 7: World Smile Day and Frap Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
October 7th, 2011

★~ Today’s Quote: Today, give a stranger one of your smiles.  It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.  ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

★~ World Smile Day

I’ve got something in my pocket, it belongs across my face.
I keep it very close at hand, in a most convenient place.
I’m sure you couldn’t guess it if you guessed a long, long while.
So I’ll take it out and put it on, it’s a Great Big El Morno Smile!

It’s been a long time since I was a Brownie, but I did not have to Google the Brownie smile song to remember the words (with one small change).

Today is the day to take your smile out of your pocket and use it to brighten the day of everyone you meet.

Smile and the whole world smiles with you.

★~ Frap Day:

Some say “frap” while others say “fra-pay,” but for today let’s all enjoy a Frappuccino!

The frappe is a chilled foam-covered coffee drink that originated in Greece in the 1950s. In the United States, frappes are usually made with coffee, milk, ice, vanilla ice cream, and sugar combined in a blender. In other parts of the world fruit frappes are popular drink.

Today let Starbucks make a Frappuccino for you or blend one up at home. A coffee mustache will go nicely with your smile.

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1954 – IBM displayed the  first all-transistor calculator.

♥~ 1965 – Robert Mitera’s tee shot, aided by a 50-m.p.h. tailwind, traveled 447 yards to the pin, and dropped in for the longest hole-in-one in golf history. This at the 10th hole of the Miracle Hills Country Club, Omaha, Nebraska.

♥~ 1966 – Ian Fleming was pictured on the cover of LIFE magazine. Fleming was the author of the James Bond novels.

♥~ 1969 – Put on your headband, love beads, surfer’s cross and give the peace sign. It was on this day that The Youngbloods hit, Get Together,passed the million-selling mark to achieve gold record status. We are going to look so hot in those bell bottom hiphuggers…

♥ ~ 1975 – The U.S. Court of Appeals overturned the Immigration and Naturalization Service’s order to deport Beatle John Lennon. The INS had officially denied John the right to live in America because of his 1968 marijuana conviction in London, but the Court of Appeals determined that under U.S. law Lennon’s guilty plea to possession of one ounce of cannabis resin couldn’t be used as grounds to prevent him from obtaining permanent residency, and therefore he had been prosecuted unjustly. The court called “Lennon’s four-year battle to remain in our country … a testimony to his faith in this American dream.”

♥~ 1995 – A crowd of some 125,000 people were sitting or standing in Central Park to see Pope John Paul II. The pontiff’s message at the outdoor mass was geared to the role of young people in the church and the world. “You young people will live most of your lives in the next century,” he said. “You must help the holy spirit to shape the social, moral and spiritual character.”

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1935 ~ Thomas Keneally,  born in Sydney, Australiia author is best known as the author of Schindler’s Ark (1982), the book on which the Steven Spielberg film Schindler’s List (1993) was based. IHis latest book, just released in August, is Three Famines: Starvation and Politics (2011). In it, he examines the role of government in the outcomes of three famous famines: the 19th century Irish potato famine, the 1943 famine in Bengal, and the Ethiopian famines of the 1970s and ’80s.

♥~ 1955 – Yo-Yo Ma musician: cello virtuoso: albums: Obrigado Brazil, Classic Yo-Yo, Bach: Six Unaccompanied Cello Suites, Brahms: Sonatas for Cello and Piano,Yo-Yo Ma Plays the Music of John Williams

♥~ Amiri Baraka – born Everett LeRoi Jones in Newark, New Jersey. Published author more than 40 books of poems, essays, and plays.He was the poet laureate of New Jersey during the September 11 attacks, and a year later, he read his poem “Somebody Blew Up America” at a poetry festival. In it, he suggested that Israel knew about the attack beforehand; the poem was labeled anti-Semitic and caused a huge controversy. The governor of New Jersey tried to fire Baraka, but discovered that it wasn’t legally possible to fire a poet laureate. So the state passed a bill that dissolved the position, and since then, there has not been a poet laureate of New Jersey.

♥~ 1951 – John Cougar Mellencamp singer: Jack and Diane, Cherry Bomb, Get a Leg Up, Hurts So Good; LPs: American Fool, Uh-Huh, Scarecrow; songwriter: Colored Lights

♥~ 1956 – James Van Patten actor: The Odd Couple [TV], The Chisholms, Young Warriors, The Flunky, Life Stinks, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, For Love and Honor, The Sunshine Boys [stage]

★~ Did You Know:  

♥~ Fridays

♥~ Waking up, realizing it’s it’s earlier than you thought and curling up for another thirty minutes of sleep.

♥~ Good Coffee.

♥~ Songs that bring you back to great moments in your life.

♥~ Being next in line.

♥~ Popping bubble wrap.

♥~  Dropping something and catching it mid-air before it hits the ground.

♥~ Looking at a digital clock and seeing a series of numbers, like 12:34, a pair like 10:10, or 11:11.

♥~ The feeling of a fresh mouth after you brush your teeth.

♥~ When you’re genuinely upset and someone helps you smile.

and now it is your turn what makes you smile! Odd Loves Company!  Wishing you a day filled with smiles!


10 thoughts on “October 7: World Smile Day and Frap Day

  1. 447 yards for a hole-in-one? Awesome! That’s just something I’ve never done and really don’t expect to ever do (though I have gotten a hole-in-two and was pretty unbearable afterward!). Smiling comes pretty easy for me; I’ve got a lot to be happy over! Hope your Friday finds you with a big smile, too!

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