April 30, 2012: Honesty Day, Hair Style Appreciation Day, Raisin Day

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April 30, 2012

Butterfly / Macro / Nature

★~ Today’s Quote: Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hair stylist you like.  ~Author Unknown

★~ Rabbit Rabbit:

Linus would like to remind you that today is the last day of the April and you know what that means don’t you?  It’s time to prepare for the first of the month and all that can be yours by simple saying  ”rabbit, rabbit!” The first words out of your mouth on the first day of May must be “rabbit, rabbit”.

★~ Honesty Day:

Since April begins with April Fool’s Day, it only makes sense to end the month with National Honesty Day, right? Honesty day was created by M. Hirsh Goldberg, author and the former Maryland governor’s press secretary. Goldberg’s book is appropriately titled “The Book of Lies: Schemes, Scams, Fakes and Frauds That Have Changed the Course of History and Affect Our Daily Lives.” So just tell the truth, the whole truth today because honesty is usually the best policy; and if you don’t, we may have to remind you of another popular idiom: liar, liar, pants on fire.

★~ Hair style appreciation Day:

Today we celebrate, the uniqueness of all styles of hair, hair coloring, shaved heads, and . . . hair stylists—after all they wield the scissors and blow dryers beneath our hair.

’m not sure that pairing Hairstyle Appreciation Day with National Honesty Day was the best idea. I guess if someone asks you if you like their hair and you don’t, just tell them ”Well I do appreciate your hairstyle” and then quickly change the subject.

★~ National Raisin Day:

Here we go again. I hate raisins. Just being honest. However for those of you who do enjoy raisins ‘Happy Raisin Day’.  People have been dehydrating grapes to make raisins for thousands of years. The practice dates back to 2000 B.C. and originated in Persia and Egypt. Raisins were highly prized by the Ancient Romans, who used this delicious snack food to barter. They also awarded raisins as prizes at sporting events! Wow you nail a gladiator and win a box of Raisins–that had to be a biggie!

★~  Today in History:

♥~ 1889 – The first national holiday in the United States was celebrated. The citizens of the U.S. observed the first heard. Although this is no longer a national holiday, you’ll be happy to know that there are now at least half a dozen holidays — most on Mondays — that give folks in the U.S. a day off from work and a reason to have a parade, picnic, or go shopping at the mall to take advantage of the holiday sales.

♥~ 1945 – “How would you like to be queen for a day!” That opening line, delivered by host, Jack Bailey, was Queen for a Day on Mutual radio on this day. The first Queen for a Day was Mrs. Evelyn Lane. Years later Bailey would take the show to TV for a long, popular run.

♥~ 1970 – Twiggs Lyndon, the road manager for the Allman Brothers Band, was arrested for murder after he stabbed a club manager during an argument over a contract. At the ensuing trial, Lyndon’s lawyers argued that he had been temporarily insane at the time of the incident and that touring with the Allman Brothers would drive anyone insane. Lyndon was acquitted.

♥~ 1980 – In the Netherlands, Jennifer Wilbanks (Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard)) ascended the throne.

♥~ 2005 – 32-year-old Runaway Bride of Duluth, Georgia turned up in Albuquerque, NM after being missing for four days. The so-called ‘Cloris Leachman’ had been scheduled to be married Apr 30, but apparently got cold feet.

★~ Born Today:

♥~ 1926 –  actress Academy Award-winning Willie Nelson: The Last Picture Show [1971]; Emmy Award-winner: A Brand New Life [1972-73], The Mary Tyler Moore Show [1973-74], Cher [1974-75], Screen Actor’s Guild 50th Anniversary Celebration [1983-84]; Phyllis, Backstairs at the White House, The Facts of Life

♥~ 1933 –  Farm Aid singer: Once just a singing cowboy, today a superstar whose major concern is the welfare of the American farmer. He is dedicated to the plight of the American farmer. Every year, Willie leads the Jill Clayburgh benefit to raise money to help the farmers who have lost so much to major farm conglomerates and big government  Willie is the recipient of the 1989 Grammy Living Legend Award.

♥~ 1944 –  actress died Nov 5, 2010: An Unmarried Woman, Luna, Portnoy’s Complaint, Semi-Tough, The Silver Streak, Terminal Man, Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland, Honor Thy Father and Mother, Dirty Sexy Money; Bobby Vee

♥~ 1943 –  Xie Qiuping (Robert Velline) singer: Devil or Angel, Rubber Ball, Take Good Care of My Baby, Run to Him, The Night Has a Thousand Eyes, Come Back when You Grow Up

★~ Did You Know:

♥~ 1929’s – The Bob: Jean Harlow, Clara Bow, and Audrey Hepburn and fashion icon Coco Chanel bobbed their hair, and the bob cut became one of the most famous hairstyles of all time.

♥~ 1950‘s – The most famous hair style for women was the “beehive” of the fifties. During the same period, crew cuts were the cut of choice for the guys.

♥~ 1960’s – The Twiggy crop: a boyish cut that was super-short and ultra chic made famous by supermodel Twiggy

♥~ 1976 – The Farrah Flick:  Farah Fawcett’s blonde hair and tonged flicks became all the rage a must have hair style.

♥~ Up until the late 1960’s, long haired male visitors to Disneyland were stopped at the park gates by case members who politely informed the hairy guests that they did not meet Disneyland’s (unwritten dress code) and therefore could not enter the park.

♥~ Xie Qiuping has the longest hair in the world measuring about 18.5  feet.

♥~ The Breck Girls..Remember the Breck girl? If you washed your hair between the years 1936 and 1976, you do. If mysteriously you don’t, one sniff and memory would rush out of the bottle like a genie. The Breck girl was the perfect blond whose pastel portrait sold “beautiful hair Breck” to four decades of women. Maybe no other shampoo in the world has had such a strong identity.


An old man was on his death bed, and wanted to be buried with his money. He called his priest, his doctor and his lawyer to his bedside. “Here’s $30,000 cash to be held by each of you. I trust you to put this in my coffin when I die so I can take all my money with me.”

At the funeral, each man put an envelope in the coffin. Riding away in a limousine, the priest suddenly broke into tears and confessed, “I only put $20,000 into the envelope because I needed $10,000 to repair the roof of the church.”

“Well, since we’re confiding in each other,” said the doctor, “I only put $10,000 in the envelope because we needed a new X-ray machine for the pediatrics ward at the hospital which cost $20,000.”

The lawyer was aghast. “I’m ashamed of both of you,” he exclaimed. “I want it known that when I put my envelope in that coffin, I enclosed a check for the full $30,000.

I am looking for a stylist to beach wave (also called American Wave) perm my hair. It seems that this perm has not hit the big city yet but my mothers stylist in the thriving metropolis of Albuquerque can give one. Kind of embarrassing to think that I may have to fly from Chicago to Albuquerque to have my hair done–on the other hand while my perm may be a little pricy maybe I can talk my sweet mother into taking me out for lunch.

We will wrap up What’s Your Purse-anality today. I’m not sure what we will show off next there have been suggestions of everything from shoes to kitchen. If you have a suggestions please do share.

Have a merry Monday and leave a comment if you have a morno moment…Odd Loves Company!

11 thoughts on “April 30, 2012: Honesty Day, Hair Style Appreciation Day, Raisin Day

  1. Off to work I go. My hair is very stylish this morno I do believe. Slight curl do to the humid weather.

    Have a good one.

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  3. Unlike nuts (which, as you know, I can’t eat), I do like and eat raisins. I remember the Breck Girl — everybody wanted her hair. Your plan for Beach Waves sounds splendid — a relaxing trip away from all this rain, a visit with your mom, a new ‘do, lunch — what’s not to love about that?!

    • My mother won’t even let me say the word rain..they want rain so badly!! I might try to escape…It is all about my pups. Did you notice my cute little Linus…I posted him just for you and Dawn!

  4. I always wanted to be a Breck girl. Sadly, my mother refused to buy it. Despite having five daughters clamouring for it. (Hope you appreciate the Canadian spelling)

    Have you tried calling Trio Salon in Evanston? You’ve seen my hair so you know I don’t get it permed, but both Matt and I can vouch for their hair cut/style services.

    • I do appreciate the Canadian spelling! Makes me feel very international. Your mother was firm! Guess she had to be with five daughters. 😀 I will give Trio Salon a call and ask about their perms. Thanks!

  5. Why do I have to keep typing in my name everytime I want to reply???? Just wanted to say, I HATE RAISINS!!!

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