October 8: Children’s Day, Pierogi Day, Fluffernutter Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
Oct 8, 2011

★~ Today’s Quote: The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child.  ~Joe Houldsworth

★~ Children’s Day:

Today hug your own kid extra hard, make fluffernutter sammies, play a game of tag, give a kid a high five. Having children is not a pre-requisite to celebrating Children’s Day … perhaps the child that needs a little extra attention lives next door or is a niece or nephew.

★~ National Pierogi Day:

Has anyone seen my babushka? Oh good there it is…thank goodness! I can’t celebrate Pierogi Day without my babushka!

The Pierogio is a boiled dumpling stuffed with different kinds of ingredients: Pork, Beef, Cheese. They are usually semicircular, but sometimes they are cut as squares.

Make your own Pierogi’s or pick up some  of  Mrs’ T Pierogi’s  at the grocery store.

★~ Fluffernutter Sandwich Day: 

If you grew up in New England, you probably have fond memories of eating Fluffernutter sandwiches for lunch. Just add a little marshmallow fluff to a peanut butter sandwich and you have made a fluffernutter sandwich.

Have a fluffernutter sammie for lunch and find out what all the fluff is about.

★~ Touch Tag Day:

You’re it! Got to run…

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1871 – The story : Mrs. O’Leary’s cow kicked over a lantern in her barn, on DeKoven Street in Chicago, the barn caught fire. The fire spread, scorching almost four square miles, killing about 300 people and leaving a path of destruction valued at over two hundred million dollars. The city of Chicago was virtually leveled. But out of the ashes, a phoenix, in the guise of a steel and concrete Chicago, rose — all because of one cow.

Now, more than 125 years later, a history buff, Richard Bales, says it may not have been Mrs. O’Leary’s cow, after all. It seems that Daniel ‘Peg Leg’ Sullivan, a neighbor of the O’Leary’s, was in the barn feeding his mother’s cow. He either kicked over a lantern or dropped a match or pipe, setting the famous fire. Sullivan, who had been questioned about the fire, said he was across the street when he saw the fire break out. A two-story building would have blocked his view. So, Bales theorizes that Sullivan lied and was the cause of the fire, rather than Mrs. O’Leary’s cow.

♥~ 1871 – This day was one for the history books as far as fires go. In Wisconsin, one of the most disastrous forest fires ever destroyed the town o Peshtigo, burned across six counties and killed over 1100 people.

♥~ 1952 – The Complete Book of Etiquette was first published. Get your elbows off the table!

♥~ 1984 – Anne Murray won the Country Music Association’s Album of the Year Award this day for A Little Good News. Murray was the first woman to win this award.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1943 – Chevy Chase (Cornelius Crane Chase) Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor: Saturday Night Live [1976]; The Chevy Chase Show, Fletch, Man of the House, Caddyshack I & II,National Lampoon’s Vacation series, Three Amigos, The Groove Tube; Emmy Award-winning comedy writer: The Paul Simon Special [1978],Saturday Night Live [1976]; The Groove Tube

♥~ 1943 – R.L. [Robert Lawrence] Stine, author –  R.L. quit his job as a social studies teacher to author books for young adults. By the early 1990s, hie books were selling about a million copies per month. To keep up with demand, he had to write 20 pages a day, finishing a book every two weeks. His Fear Street series was the first modern book series for children that sold equally well to both boys and girls. Stein answers critics that say his books are aren’t good for children by saying  “I believe that kids as well as adults are entitled to books of no socially redeeming value.”

♥~ 1949 – Sigourney (Susan) Weaver actress: Gorillas in the Mist, Alien series, Working Girl, Dave, Ghostbusters series, Annie Hall, The Year of Living Dangerously; daughter of Sylvester Pat Weaver, Today show creator and author of Best Seat in the House

♥~ 1950 – Robert ‘Kool’ Bell musician: bass guitar, singer: group: Kool and the Gang: Celebration

♥~ 1970 – Matt Damon actor: Saving Private Ryan, Courage Under Fire, Good Will Hunting, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ocean’s Eleven

★~ Did You Know: 

“The Great 2006 Kerfluffle:  Fluff, made of corn syrup, sugar syrup, egg whites and vanilla, has been made in Massachusetts since 1920.  The fuss over Fluffernutters, as the sandwiches (made with peanut butter and fluff) are known, began when Massachusetts State Senator Jarrett T. Barrios’s son asked him to buy Marshmallow Fluff after eating it in his elementary school cafeteria. Displeased, Mr. Barrios filed an amendment to a school nutrition bill to restrict schools from serving Fluffernutter sandwiches. Officials for Cambridge Public Schools, where Mr. Barrios’s son was a student, said that Fluffernutters met their nutritional guidelines and that unless the legislation passed, they had no plans to stop serving them.

In response to Mr. Barrios proposed amendment, two legislators representing Lynn Massachusetts, the home of Fluff’s manufacturer, Durkee-Mower, filed legislation to make the Fluffernutter the official state sandwich.

The fluff issue ended up being a lot of political Kerfuffle and went away on it’s own.


Fluffernutter sandwiches where have you been my whole life? If you have never tried one give them a whirl…Cole and I loved them and my mom said they aren’t awful.”  We made our Fluffernutter sandwiches  on graham crackers.

Hope you have a sensational Saturday.

11 thoughts on “October 8: Children’s Day, Pierogi Day, Fluffernutter Day

  1. El Morno! I am up way to early for a Saturday morning. I have never had a Fluffernutter sandwich but what’s not to like! Poor Mrs O’Leary’s cow–glad someone finally righted that wrong!

    Have a great Day.

    • There is nothing not to like about a Fluffernutter sandwich. I would suggest using creamy not crunchy peanut butter.

      I’m glad the truth is out about Mrs. O’Leary cow too!

  2. Beautiful Fall day. So nice to be informed about the origins of Fluff. I think the only time I have used it is in fudge.

    Enjoy your day!

  3. Stine finished a book every two weeks?? How? I find that pretty amazing, seeing as how there’s no way I could crank out that kind of volume! Lovely fall photo, too!

  4. I haven’t had a Fluffernutter sandwich before, but am willing to try one 😀 . How about putting a hershey bar in the middle of that…Sounds scrumptious ,doesn’t it? Bet it would be to die for. Give it a whirl and let me know how it goes!

  5. A camp song from the good old days:

    One dark night, when we were all in bed.
    Old Mother Murphey put a lantern in her shed.
    When the cow kicked it over, she winked her eye and said,
    “It’ll be a hot time, in the old town, tonight!” FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!

    (faster) One night dark, when all in bed we were,
    Old Murphey’s Mother put a shed in her lantern.
    And when the kick cowed it over, she eyed her wink and said,
    “There’ll be a time hot, in the town old, night to!” ERIF! ERIF! ERIF!

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