April 3, 2012: Tweed Day, World Party Day, Chocolate Mousse Day

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April 3, 2012

Colonial Williamsburg Garden

★~ Today’s Quote:  “We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning.” Henry Ward Beecher

★~  Tweed Day:

Tweed Day recognizes the cost of political corruption. Infamous senator-turned-crook, William “Boss” Tweed, was born today in1823.  Tweed was  the “poster boy” for political corruption, it is estimated that his “tweed ring”  stole up to $200 million-dollars of public money. He endured several stints in the slammer, and died in jail in 1878. Cartoonist Thomas Nast deserves much credit for Tweed’s arrests and convictions.

On a most positive note tweed also celebrates the rough, woolen twill material often used in apparel and accessories originating from Scotland.  Sherlock Holmes, James Bond and Professor Henry Jones of Indiana Jones, frequently wore tweed.

★~ Today is World Party Day! 

World Party Day (or P-Day) is a synchronized global celebration that seeks to make the world a better place. The motto for this holiday is “Party is the opposite of War.” The idea behind it is that we can only create a better reality by taking positive action and celebrating life (instead of passively promoting peace).

The first World Party Day (known as World Party I) took place on April 3, 1996. The novelFlight by Vanna Bonta inspired the event. The story ends with a countdown to a mass celebration where all of humanity is united. Readers took the idea and organized a real worldwide party!

To celebrate World Party Day, throw a party, attend a party, enjoy some laughs, and just have fun!

FYI–Check out your local Ben and Jerr’y ice cream shop. they usually give free cones out today. Check first tho, free cones may be limited to specific times of the day. However, free or not a stop at Ben and Jerry’s is a great way to Celebrate Party Day!

Chocolate Mousse Day:

Grab a spoon! It’s Chocolate Mousse Day, a chocoholic’s dream.

Mousse, is the French word that literally means “froth” or “foam,” and combines rich and airy, to take advantage of the best of both dessert worlds. The secret to its cloud like texture is beaten egg whites or whipped cream.
Julia Child is often credited with making the perfect chocolate mousse. Her precise recipe includes eggs, dark-brewed coffee, butter, bittersweet chocolate, dark rum, vanilla extract and vigorous whipping.

★~ Today in History:

♥~1800 – Martha Washington became the first U.S. President’s wife to be allowed to ‘frank’ mail. What does that mean? Well, according to Mr. Webster’s dictionary, frank means “To send free of postage. The right to send mail for free. A mark indicating this right.”

♥~1829 – James Carrington of Wallingford, CT patented the coffee mill. Have a cup of fresh ground in celebration today.

♥~1866 – Rudolph Eickemeyer and G. Osterheld of Yonkers, New York patented a blocking and shaping machine for hats. Which reminds me, do you know why cowboy hats are turned up at the sides? — So three cowboys can ride in a pickup truck

♥~1892 – Happy 120th anniversary to the ice cream sundae! Yes, 119 years ago, in Ithaca, New York, two men invented the first ice cream sundae. To celebrate the day and bring awareness to this event, Google has a special ice cream sundae logo .Official Ice Cream Sundae website-handy reference.

♥~1953 – TV Guide was published for the first time — from Radnor, Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia). On the cover of this first issue was Lucy’s Baby, Desi Arnez IV. The publication reached a circulation of 1,500,000 readers in its first year.

♥~1965 Bob Dylan appeared on the pop music charts for the first time. Subterranean Homesick Blues entered the Top 40 at number 39. The song stayed on the charts for eight weeks.

♥~1975 – Bobby Fischer was stripped of world chess title for refusing to defend it — he had not played a single chess game since winning the world championship

♥~ 1987 – The late Duchess of Windsor’s jewels were auctioned off for 31,380,197 pounds – six times the expected figure

★~Born Today:

♥~1922 – Doris Day (Doris Mary Ann Von Kappelhoff) singer: Whatever Will Be, Will Be, Everybody Loves a Lover, Sentimental Journey; actress: Young at Heart, Pillow Talk, April in Paris, Lullaby of Broadway

♥~1924 – Marlon Brando Academy Award-winning actor: On the Waterfront [1954], The Godfather [1972]; Apocalypse Now, Last Tango in Paris, One-eyed Jacks; Emmy Award: Roots: Next Generation; died July 1, 2004

♥~1942 – (Carson) Wayne Newton singer: Danke Shoen, Red Roses for a Blue Lady, Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast

♥~1958 – Alec Baldwin (Alexander Rae Baldwin III) actor: Pearl Harbor, The Hunt for Red October, Beetlejuice, The Getaway, Married to the Mob, Talk Radio, Working Girl, Miami Blues, Knots Landing

♥~1961 – Eddie Murphy comedian: Saturday Night Live; actor: 48 Hrs., Beverly Hills Cop series, Trading Places, Coming to America, The Nutty Professor, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, Doctor Dolittle

★~Did you know:

♥~There’s a Tweed River in Scotland, but this river has nothing to do with the fabric called tweed. The name of the fabric came about by error. In 1826, a clerk in London was writing out a bill for twills, a kind of woven cloth that is called tweets in Scotland. The clerk wrote tweed instead of tweel, and before long customers were ordering more of this “tweed” fabric!

♥~ Scotland is famous for its tweed-One kind of tweed is known as Harris Tweed, named after an island called Lewis with Harris that lies off the northwest coast of Scotland.

♥~ Superstitious Scottish sailors will never wear a jacket or cap made from Harris Tweed.Harris Tweed is colored with a dye made from a plant that grows on the rocks off the Scottish coast. A Scottish superstition holds that these plants “always return to their rocks”. So wearing a garment made of Harris Tweed could result in the ship crashing against the rocks where the dye-producing plants grow!

♥~ Harris Tweed is still woven by hand according to a precise Harris pattern on time-honored Hattersley looms. Every weaver that weaves a piece of Harris cloth must sign a document stating that the cloth has been hand-woven by the islanders of Lewis, Harris, Uist and Barra in their homes, using pure virgin wool that has been dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides.”


Ok. Who did not cross everything they own! The car for Cole was an an epic fail. I will share all later. However, Cole may learn that unanswered prayers are often the best thing that every happened to us. “Epic Fails” are often followed by, “OMG I am so glad the other deal did not go through….” Has that ever happened to you??

The WHOLE story later!


5 thoughts on “April 3, 2012: Tweed Day, World Party Day, Chocolate Mousse Day

  1. I have a tweed sports jacket. Been a long time since I wore that jacket but I look good in it.
    Sorry Cole’s car did not work out. Sometimes those things happen but you wish they wouldn’t happen to you.

    Have a good one!

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  3. Oh, no, yesterday was peanut butter and jelly sandwich day so even though I never eat them it sounded good so I had to have one..yum..and now today is chocolate mousse day ? Now I have to have some of that..the power of suggestion is strong..lol

  4. I have a beautiful tweed scarf that I just love. Goes with everything and it’s soft not itchy.
    Free cone day! Thanks I’m going to call Ben and Jerry’s and check. We have one not to far away and it would be a fun after school treat.

  5. Poor Cole, Poor Katybeth. So sorry the car escapade turned into an epic fail. But you’re right, often times the things that turn out least like we’d anticipated turn out best for us in the long haul. So hang on, chin up — tomorrow’s a new day, and Cole’s perfect car is just waiting to be found!

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