March 7, 2012: Discover What Your Name Means, Cereal Day, Crown Roast Of Pork Day

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March 7, 2012

Post Updated: March 7, 2013

★~ Today’s Quote:  “Done.”   Joe Ruscitti as he cut the umbilical cord of our son 16 years ago.  The midwife laughed and said, “You have only just begun.”

★~ Discover What Your Name Means Day:

Do you know the origins of and meaning of your name? Behind the Name is a neat site to explore the origin of your name or variations of your name.

★~ Cereal Day:

It’s National Cereal Day! Cereal is the most popular breakfast food in America, but that wasn’t always the case. Up until the 1860s, most people ate eggs, bacon, and sausage every morning. Cereal emerged as a healthier alternative at the end of the 19th century.

The invention of one of the most famous brands of cereal was an accident. In 1877, two brothers named John Harvey Kellogg and Will Keith Kellogg were experimenting with food made with boiled wheat. They left a batch out overnight and returned to find it stale. Instead of throwing it away, they rolled it out and discovered that each wheat berry formed its own flake. They baked the flakes and created the first dry breakfast cereal, which we now know as Kellogg’s Corn Flakes!

♥~ Crown Roast of Pork Day:

I discovered this beautiful roast last year. The price tag is not for the faint of heart (obviously more expensive than buying you favorite sausage casing type) and I had to order it from our local grocery store but it was well worth it and this family of two spread the expense of several meals! I can not wait to make it again this year! 2011 Crown Roast.

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for the telephone.

♥~ 1933- Charles Darrow created the game we know as Monopoly.

♥~ 1970 – Simon and Garfunkel’s album ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ started a ten week run at No.1 on the US chart. The duo had split-up by the time of release.

♥~ 1976 – A wax Elton John went on display at Madame Tussaud’s in London, the first rocker to appear there since the Beatles 12 years earlier.

♥~ 1998 – Wayne Gretzky (New York Rangers) scored his 1,000th NHL goal. He had scored 878 regular season goals and 122 goals in the playoffs.

♥~ 1992 – History’s largest crepe was baked and flipped in Bloemfontein, South Africa. It was 41 feet 2 inches in diameter, an inch and-a-half deep, and weighed 5,908 pounds.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1934 – Willard Scott (Willard Herman Scott Jr.) weatherman: Today show

♥~ 1974 – Jenna Fischer actress: The Office, Blades of Glory, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, The Promotion, Hall Pass

♥~ 1980 – Laura Prepon, Actress (“That 70s Show”), turns 32

♥~ 1996 – Cole- A baby boy  born at 7.04pm. He was 7 days late and it took his guardian angels 20 hours or so to persuade him a to cross the rainbow bridge and join us here on earth. Once he arrived his new parents took one look at him, and fell in love.

Sweet 16 Balloon selection for boys isn’t great but I do think he would looking dashing in a diamond tiara and he is very sweet.

★~ Did You Know: 

♥~ The first breakfast cereal ever produced was Shredded Wheat.

♥~ 49% of Americans start their day with a bowl of cereal.

♥~ The average American eats 160 bowls of cereal each year – that’s an average of 11.9 pounds of cereal per year.

♥~ Astronauts from Apollo 11 boosted their brain power while in space with a cereal breakfast. It was mixed with fruit and pressed into cubes since the lack of gravity kept them from pouring it into a bowl with milk!

♥~ Breakfast cereal is the third most popular item sold in grocery stores after carbonated beverages and milk.

♥~ Studies show that people who start the morning with a high-fiber cereal (at least 5 grams per serving) actually eat less later on.

♥~ Snap, Crackle and Pop are Kellogg’s oldest cartoon icons. Snap, the oldest brother, first appeared in 1933. His brothers, Crackle and Pop, didn’t join Snap until 1941

♥~ In Germany Snap, Crackle and Pop are known are known as Knisper, Knasper and Knusper


I will be back later to wax on and possible on and on, about my one and only who is 16 years old today. But right now I know you really, really, want to know who won the Oreo Jenga Contest. The stacking  process is documented below but the winner is…..

Congratulations JOANN! who correctly guessed Cole would be able to stack 30 Oreos!


14 thoughts on “March 7, 2012: Discover What Your Name Means, Cereal Day, Crown Roast Of Pork Day

  1. Happy Birthday Cole! I like Frosted Flakes because they are GREAT and that pork looks very fine.

    Have a good one! Good Luck to Cole.

  2. Happy 16th Birthday to Cole! Would you believe Domer was born at 7:15 p.m. on March 6, five years earlier?! We’re two very blessed moms!
    Congrats to Joann for guessing correctly — it’s not that I didn’t have faith in Cole’s ability. Rather, I did a Google search and learned some class had tried the same thing but they only averaged 15 stacked. I figured he could do better than that but would get tickled and stop when he reached his milestone birthday!
    Started my day with Cheerios — yeah, I finally got the food of the day right!
    Have some cake for me!

  3. Happy Birthday to the sweetest looking 16 I have seen in a while. Now the fun begins!!! Girls, cars, and knowing more than his mother…All a part of these growing up years.
    Good luck to you Katybeth in surviving these times.

  4. KatyBeth, I remember when my nephew was born 17 years ago, my brother in law saying he was looking forward to his life getting back to normal. My mother overheard this and laughed. As we know now, we have a new normal that is ever changing! Happy birthday to your boy and to you!

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