April 27, 2012: Hairball Awareness Day, Arbor Day, Tell A Story Day, Babe Ruth Day

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April 27, 2012

Spring Fantasy

★~ Today’s Quote: I had only one superstition. I made sure to touch all the bases when I hit a home run. ~ Babe Ruth

★~ National Hairball Awareness Day: 

When you cat throws up a hairball for you keep in mind that “the hairball gift” was once treasured. Bezoar derives from the Prsian pahnzehr, which means “antidote.” Introduced to Europe from the Middle East in the 11th century, ground-up hairballs from animals were reputed to cure poisoning, epilepsy, and the plague. In the Middle Ages, hairballs were cherished objets, set with gold and jewelry.

If hairballs are subject you have always wanted to know more about please visit Hairballs; Myths and Realities some Medical Curiosities an Online Exhibit where you will be treated to a presentation that includes 10 different types of hairballs.

While there’s not yet a commemorative Hallmark card (we hope) today is a day to recognize and take steps to learn the best ways eliminate the hairballs that cause our feline companions discomfort and irritation.

★~ Arbor Day:

Old Oaks @ Sunrise III

Arbor Day has been celebrated since 1872. A journalist named J. Sterling Morton created this holiday to encourage people to plant trees and to raise awareness about the importance of forests and plants. The first Arbor Day took place in the state of Nebraska, and local newspapers estimated that one million trees were planted that day!  Visit the Arbor Day Foundation and  find how you can celebrate Arbor day in your community

★~ Tell A Story Day:

A well told story is such a wonderful way for human beings to connect. A story told without props, power points, media or even read from a book but has been memorized or told from experience establishes a relationship of the heart and nourishes the soul and the spirit of both the teller and the listener. Celebrate today by hearting someone with a story.

★~ Babe Ruth Day: 

On April 27, 1947, the Yankees hosted Babe Ruth Day at Yankee Stadium. The event was held to honor the ailing baseball star, who was nearing the end of his life because of throat cancer. Ruth, the legendary “Sultan of Swat,”died a year later at age 53. The New York Times reported about Ruth’s appearance in front of 58,339 fans at Yankee Stadium: “Just before he spoke, Ruth started to cough and it appeared that he might break down because of the thunderous cheers that came his way. But once he started to talk, he was all right, still the champion. It was the many men who surrounded him on the field, players, newspaper and radio persons, who choked up.”  Celebrate Babe Ruth Day by throwing a baseball to a kid, stoping and watching a game at the park or by eating a hot dog!

★~ Prime Rib Day: 

There is only way to celebrate Prime rib day, enjoy a big juicy cut cooked your favorite way!

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1965: R.C. Duncan patented a revolutionary disposable diaper he called “Pampers.”

♥~ 1971-The Grateful Dead appeared at the Fillmore East in New York City. The Beach Boys also appeared on stage with the Dead, who together performed a short set of Beach Boys songs.

~ 1975 – Chart topper: (Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song – – B.J. Thomas

♥~ 1981 – Former Beatle Ringo Starr married Barbara Bach at the Marylebone Registry Office in London. Paul McCartney and wife Linda, George Harrison and Harry Nilsson were in attendance.

♥~ 2001 – The U.S. National Arbor Day Foundation announced that the oak tree was nominated as the national tree a sanctioned voting process. (In 2005, an act of Congress made the oak tree the official tree of the U.S.)

★~Born Today:

♥~1791 Samuel F.B. (Finley Breese) Morse inventor: electromagnetic telegraph: 1st telegraph message: “What hath God wrought?”; died Apr 2, 1872

♥~ 1822 Ulysses S. Grant 18th U.S. President [1869-1877]; married to Julia Dent [three sons, one daughter]; Lt. General in command of all Union armies during U.S. Civil War; nickname: Hero of Appomattox; died July 23, 1885

♥~ 1855 –  Margaret Wolfe Hungerford;  novelist who often wrote under the pseudonym “The Duchess,” which was the title of her most popular novel. Margaret is responsible for the popular phrase “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” which appeared in her book Molly Bawn

♥~ 1900 – Walter Lantz Academy Award-winning animator: creator of Woody Woodpecker; Lantz’ Woody Woodpecker made his first appearance in the 1940 film, Knock, Knock. He became so popular that his wacky laugh and taunting ways were celebrated in The Woody Woodpecker Song.

♥~ 1922 – Jack Klugman Emmy Award-winning actor: The Defenders: Blacklist [1963-1964], The Odd Couple [1970-1971, 1972-1973]; Quincy, M.E., Twelve Angry Men, Days of Wine and Roses, Goodbye Columbus

~ 1931 – Robert Donner actor: Mork and Mindy, Cool Hand Luke, El Dorado, High Plains Drifter, Vanishing Point, Fools Parade, Chisum, Last Hard Men, Damnation Alley, Bite the Bullet, Under the Rainbow, TV: Charlie’s Angels, McCloud, Columbo, How the West Was Won, The Incredible Hulk, The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, Eight is Enough; appeared in some 120 film and TV roles; died June 8, 2006

♥~ 1951 – Paul Daniel ‘Ace’ Frehley musician: group: Kiss [the spaceman]: Rock and Roll All Nite, Beth, Forever and I Was Made for Lovin’ You; formed Frehley’s Comet

♥~ 1959 – Sheena Easton (Sheena Shirley Orr) singer: Modern Girl, Morning Train, One Man Woman, When He Shines, For Your Eyes Only, We Got Tonight, Strut, Sugar Walls

★~ Did You Know:

♥~ Babe Ruth batted, caught and pitched left-handed.

♥~ Babe Ruth was one of only two people to ever hit three home runs in a World Series game

♥~ Babe Ruth kept a lettuce leaf under his hat to keep cool during a game.

♥~ In the winter of 1919 the Red Sox sold Ruth to the New York Yankees. The Sox wouldn’t win another World Series until 2004. This championship drought is often attributed to “The Curse of the Bambino.”

♥~ Ruth ranks third on the all-time home run list with 714. His career slugging percentage of .690 has never been equaled. He amassed 2873 hits and 2213 RBI during his career, numbers that bring a some fact to a legendary figure

♥~ One of the most famous stories about Babe Ruth involves a home run and a boy in the hospital. In 1926, Babe Ruth heard about an 11-year-old boy named Johnny Sylvester who was in the hospital after having an accident. The doctors weren’t sure if Johnny was going to live. Babe Ruth promised to hit a home run for Johnny. In the next game, Babe not only hit one home run, he hit three. Johnny, upon hearing the news of Babe’s home runs, started to feel better. Babe later went to the hospital and visited Johnny in person.


A man walks into a bar with a dog. The bartender says, “You can’t bring that dog in here.” “You don’t understand,” says the man. “This is no regular dog, he can talk.”

“Listen, pal,” says the bartender. “If that dog can talk, I’ll give you a hundred bucks.”

The man puts the dog on a stool, and asks him, “What’s on top of a house?”“Roof!”

“Right. And what’s on the outside of a tree?” “Bark!”“And who’s the greatest baseball player of all time?” “Ruth!” “I guess you’ve heard enough,” says the man. “I’ll take the hundred in twenties.” The bartender is furious. “Listen, pal,” he says, “get out of here before I belt you.” As soon as they’re on the street, the dog turns to the man and says, “Do you think I should have said ‘DiMaggio’?

The entertainment center is still on the front porch, and the drain in the shower is in the process of being unclogged, and I can’t find anyone in Chicago to Beach Wave (new type of perm) my hair BUT my Azela bloomed!! I will post a picture tomorrow!  Life is good!


4 thoughts on “April 27, 2012: Hairball Awareness Day, Arbor Day, Tell A Story Day, Babe Ruth Day

  1. My mother was such a great story teller and even better was always ready to entertain us with one of her stories. I try with my kids and do pretty well but I think a great story teller is born to some extent and so of the magic just can’t be learned.

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