January 11: Step in a Puddle-Splash a Friend Day, Milk Day, Hot Toddy Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
January 11, 2012

Winter sunrise near Duck Lake

★~ Today’s Quote: I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.  Woody Allen

★~ Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day:

mari puddle splashing

After the splash I strongly suggest you run really fast, call your friend later, beg forgiveness, offer an explanation, and pick up the dry cleaning bill. But it was worth it, wasn’t it?

★~Milk Day:

Milk bottles

On January 11, 1878, milk reportedly was delivered in bottles for the very first time — by Alexander Campbell, in New York. Up to that time, milk had been ladled out of a container by the milkman, right into the customer’s own container. We still buy our milk in glass bottles from a local dairy and ice cream shoppe. Cold milk in a bottle is just so much better than cold milk in a carton with an impossible-to-open spout. Cold milk in a bottle is just so much better than cold milk in a carton with an impossible-to-open spout. Being a Waldorf mom, I have been exposed to all the hazards of milk since Cole was first enrolled at the Chicago Waldorf School. We have tried goat milk, soy milk, raw milk, camel milk…once.  In our opinion, Bessie does it best. Cole has never broken a bone and has strong teeth, and I give full credit to the goodness of milk. For Christmas, Santa even bought him a Moo Chocolate Milk Mixer. It is one of his favorite gifts.

★~ Hot Toddy Day:

For a more adult beverage, why not enjoy a hot toddy made with honey, lemon, and hot water, and whiskey, brandy, or rum. It’s the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter day, and a few sips can also relieve cold or flu symptoms.

Hot toddies originated in Scotland sometime during the 18th century. Historians believe that the recipe was developed to make the taste of Scotch whisky more palatable. (Apparently the women of the day didn’t care for the smoky peat flavor.) One theory suggests that the word “toddy” evolved from “Tod’s Well” (also known as Todian Spring), the water supply for Edinburgh.

Why not mix up the original hot toddy recipe or try a hot buttered rum tonight?

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1770 – The first shipment of rhubarb was sent to the United States from London. Benjamin Franklin sent the plant to his buddy, John Bartram in Philadelphia.

♥~1922 – Doctors made a medical breakthrough when they used insulin from animals to treat diabetes for the first time.  The first diabetic to get an insulin shot was a 14-year-old boy in Toronto.

♥~ 1935 – Amelia Earhart Putnam became the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California. She had also been the first woman to solo across the Atlantic three years earlier.

♥~ 1964 –  The day of the infamous “surgeon general’s warning” that cigarette smoking could cause cancer.  That original warning from Dr. Luther Terry led to the disclaimer on every pack of smokes made in the U.S.

♥~ 1984 – Thriller, the album by Michael Jackson, became the all-time best-selling LP. Thriller, with ten-million copies sold, surpassed the previous bestseller, the soundtrack from Saturday Night Fever. Among its precedent-shattering achievements, Thriller spent 37 weeks at number one on theBillboard album chart (longer than any contemporary rock or pop album’

♥~ 2003 – Two-year-old Elliot O’Sullivan, who wanted to build a snowman, was upset when no snow fell near his home in Totton, England. So his dad Shaun, who was working 110 miles away in snow-covered Kent, filled his Mercedes Sprinter with snow and drove the whole way home with the heater off to keep the snow from melting. Then, dad, mom, and son built a snowman. Does anyone else wonder why they did not take the kid to the snow?

★~Born Today:

Albert Hofmann

♥~ 1906 –  Albert Hoffman, Swiss chemist considered the “father” of LSD

♥~ 1946 – Naomi (Diane) Judd Grammy Award-winning singer: : The Judds: Why Not Me, Have Mercy, LP: Heartland; mother of singers, Wynonna, Ashley

♥~ 1958 – Vicki Peterson musician: guitar, singer: group; The Bangles: Walk like an Egyptian, Manic Monday

♥~ 1962 – Kim Coles actress: In Living Color, Living Single, One, Frasier, Six Feet Under, Celebrity Mole, Wig, Hell on Earth, Kids in America, The Show With A.J. Calloway, Strictly Business; author: I’m Free But It Will Cost You

♥~ 1968 – Tom Dumont: musician: guitar: group: No Doubt: Just a Girl, It’s My Life, Hey Baby, Bathwater, Sunday Morning, Hella Good, New, Underneath It All

♥~ 1972 – Amanda Peet: actress: The Good Wife

★~ Did You Know:  

♥~ Dairy cows provide over 90% of the entire planet’s milk supply.

♥~ It takes 10 pounds of milk to make a pound of cheese, 21 pounds of milk to make a pound of butter, and 12 pounds of milk to make a single gallon of ice cream.

♥~ Despite its creamy texture, milk is comprised of 85 to 95 percent water. The rest of its volume comes from nutritious vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, and fat.

♥~ It takes about 345 squirts to produce one gallon of milk.

♥~ A cow udder holds between 25 and 50 pounds of pure milk.

♥~ A single cow yields about 90 glasses of milk per day or about 200,000 glasses of milk per lifetime.

♥~ Milk pasteurization, which began in the late 1800s, some people think this curbs disease other people prefer raw milk.

♥~ Milk from camels is a good staple food because it does not curdle like cow milk.

♥~ Camel’s milk contains high levels of insulin and antibodies that may help regulate diabetes and other diseases.

♥~ Unlike cow’s milk, camel’s milk is easily digestible for the lactose intolerant population. It also contains more vitamin C than cow’s milk. And in Cole’s bias opinion tastes awful!


Have a Wonderful Wednesday! If you have a morno moment leave a comment–Odd Loves Company!



10 thoughts on “January 11: Step in a Puddle-Splash a Friend Day, Milk Day, Hot Toddy Day

  1. Just catching up on Odd. Loved yesterdays houseplant post :-).
    My Dalmatian takes great pleasure in splashing me and everybody else by puddle jumping. I guess she just really wants everyone to enjoy and appreciate the spotted look.
    Love hot buttered rum.

    Merry Wednesday!

  2. A hot toddy sounds pretty good right now, as I’m fighting a cold. Grrr! In a perfect world, none of us would ever get sick, and none of us would ever have to tote a Kleenex box with us wherever we go. Hope your Wednesday finds you in top health!

  3. Another record warm day here in the Garden spot of the Mid-West. 57*…how about that? Now….we are bracing for the first blast of winter to arrive tomorrow, so guess I will sleep in because I won’t be out on the roads to Machesney Park for line dancing. Have been fighting a cold all week and I think I have it under control. A lot of Echinasea, and cough meds plus a sore nose. Yep, have it under control!! Stay safe in there and be careful out on the roads. This is our first trial of driving in the snow so far this year. 😀

  4. Love the video of Cole. I think he has a future in commercials! And so many cow and milk facts today that will amaze my family and friends when I casually bring them up in conversation! 🙂

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