April 2, 2012: Children’s Book Day, Reconciliation Day, Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
April 2, 2012

Isn’t this a cool picture of our Saucey Aussie El Morno Friend Antoinette? She said she was taking the El Morno Gang with her on her European tour and she meant it!

★~Today’s Quote:  Love is three quarters curiosity.  ~ Giacomo Casanova

★~Today is “Fairy Tale Day” official known as International Children’s Book Day:

Denmark’s most famous author, Hans Christian Andersen, was born on this day in 1805. His life was a true tale of the boy who went from rags to riches. He was born to a poor family; his father, a shoemaker, died when Hans was 11 years old. When he was just 14, Hans left his hometown of Odense, Denmark and traveled to Copenhagen where he, literally, became a starving artist (actor, singer, dancer). It was there that he met the man who became his lifelong friend and benefactor, Jonas Collin. With Collin’s help, Andersen received a royal scholarship and completed his education. By his 25th birthday, Hans was on his way to a writing career that would make him one of the most widely-read authors in the world. His first recognition came for his many plays and novels. Five years later, he penned his first of 168 fairy tales.

★~ Reconciliation Day:

Today is Reconciliation Day in the world of Ann Landers who wrote, “Since 1989, I have suggested that April 2 be set aside to write that letter or make that phone call and mend a broken relationship. Life is too short to hold grudges. To forgive can be enormously life-enhancing.”

★~ Peanut Butter and Jelly Day:

Did you know that the average American consumes 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by the age of 18? The combination of sweet jelly and salty peanut butter has been a staple in school lunch boxes for over fifty years.

According to one story, American soldiers invented the peanut butter and jelly sandwich during World War II. They decided to combine their bread, jelly, and peanut butter rations into a fabulous new treat. When the soldiers returned home after the war, peanut butter and jelly sales soared.

Celebrate Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, by making this iconic American sandwich for lunch!

★~ Today in History:

★~ 1956 – Two very successful daytime dramas premiered. The Edge of Night and As the World Turns were seen for the first time on CBS-TV.

♥~ 1968 – The science-fiction film “2001: A Space Odyssey” had its world premiere in Washington, D.C.

♥~ 1992 – Mob boss John Gotti was convicted in New York of murder and racketeering.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1725 – Giacomo Casanova writer: History of My Life; Italy’s most famous lover-philanderer. In honor of Casanova birthday: Top 10 romantic movie quotes. 

♥~ 1805 – Hans Christian Andersen author of fairy tales: The Tinder Box, The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor’s New Clothes;

♥~ 1942 – Leon Russell, Singer, turns 70

♥~ 1945 – Linda Hunt, Actress, turns  67

♥~ 1949 –  Ron Palillo,  Actor (“Welcome Back Kotter”), turns 63

♥~ 1947 – Emmylou Harris singer: Grammy Award-winning singer, turns 65

♥~ 1949 –  Ron Palillo,  Actor (“Welcome Back Kotter”), turns 63

♥~ 1949 – Pamela Reed, actress,turns 63

♥~ 1953 – David Robinson, drummer (The Cars), turns 59

♥~ 1961 – Keren Woodward singer (Bananarama), turns 51

♥~ 1962 – Clark Gregg, Actor (“The New Adventures of Old Christine”) turns 50

♥~ 1975 – Adam Rodriguez, Actor (“CSI: Miami”) turns 37

♥~ 1977 – Michael Fassbender, Actor  (“Shame”) turns 35.

★~ Did You Know:

♥~ The first found reference to the peanut butter and jelly sandwich was published by Julia Davis Chandler in 1901

♥~ Variations on the classic PB&J include adding marshmallows, bananas, cream cheese, and honey.  It has even been served deep fried with chocolate syrup and whipped cream.

♥~ The world’s biggest peanut butter and jelly sandwich was created November 6th, 1993 in Peanut, Pennsylvania. It was 40 ft long and contained 150lbs of peanut butter and 50lbs of jelly

♥~ 96% of people, when making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, put the peanut butter on before the jelly

♥~ The average peanut butter and jelly sandwich is about 330 calories


Today’s question is: will we or won’t we close on a car for Cole.  Will I be able to say those immortal words spoken by dearly departed Joe after our baby was born, after our wedding kiss, after a visit from my sweet mother….DONE.  Do me a favor and keep everything you own crossed, that today is the day, I can say DONE.

If you don’t like peanut butter you can just have a jelly sandwich or if you don’t like jelly you could just have a peanut butter sandwich. If you don’t like peanut butter or jelly what about about a nice butter sandwich?

Wishing you a marvelous Monday! If you have a morno moment leave a comment…Odd Loves Company!

12 thoughts on “April 2, 2012: Children’s Book Day, Reconciliation Day, Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

  1. El Morno! Cant’t beat a day that include P&J! and a good book. I liked reading my kids Good Night Mood it was short.

    Good Luck today I am sure it will be fine.

    • Wrong it was NOT fine. But we don’t stay down long. Good Night Moon was not short in our house since Cole then had to say Good Night to every single thing in his room 😀

  2. Whew..racing this morno but I wanted to stop by and wish you luck..I will keep everything crossed.
    I love reading Where the Wild Things Are and winding my niece and nephew up before bed. It’s still fun to tick my sister off after all these years.
    Merry Monday!

  3. Waiting with bated breath to see how it all works out or you–I’m sure it will go splendidly!
    It was hard to read my kids book when they were little, they just never seemed to hold still long enough but loved it if I would makeup a story about them. Later we read The Little House of the Prairie series together. I had my Little House books from the “Old Days.” At one point I had to explain that Laura Ingalls was not my teacher–LOL.
    Off to start my week.

  4. Best of luck on closing the deal on Cole’s new car! I just LOVE PB&J — separately, or together. I love them on crackers, I love them on bread. Be sure to thank Antoinette for sharing Europe with us! (if I were more clever, I’d have rhymed that last — a la Dr. Seuss — but alas, my brain is overloaded right now!)

    • You do? I am a little surprised but so pleased that we share an intense like for PB&J. Antoinette is having such fun…I need to post some of her updates. I will pass along your thank you. Rhymes are good! When you are in the mood…I’m not very good at it.

  5. I have mixed emotions about this car deal. I guess if it goes down it’s a good thing. However, after all the run around I just don’t know.

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