June 14, 2012: Flag Day,Pop Goes the Weasel, Pig Caller’s Day, Strawberry Shortcake Day

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June 14, 2012

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★~ Today’s Quote:

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America
and to the republic for which it stands
one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

★~ Flag Day:

Oh say does the star spangled banner yet wave! On Flag Day, we honor and commemorate the United States flag. President Woodrow Wilson made this holiday official in 1916. However, the idea of an annual celebration of the flag dates as far back as 1885, when schoolteacher Bernard J. Cigrand held the first recognized Flag Day. He chose June 14 because it was on this day in 1777 that the Second Continental Congress adopted the stars and stripes.

★~ Pop Goes The Weasel Day:

Let’s all sing it together now. All around the Mulberry Bush, the monkey chased the weasel. Something something’ something or another’ pop! goes the weasel. The tune was adapted to fit social and political environments as time passed and it was brought from Britain to America. At one point it was about rice and the monkey was on the table. There was the one about the chicken coop and the possum. And who knows how the mulberry bush even got involved! No one ever said you had to understand nursery rhymes to enjoy them.

★~ Pig Caller’s Day:

Wow!  Who would have known that today is Pig Callers Day?   Let’s practice our calls.  ‘Sooey’! I just know that El Morno friend Teresa has this one down pat. Let’s try is again…SOOOOOOEYYYYYYY! Practice makes perfect and a great pig call might win you a cherry pie or a spot on late night television! Ya never know!

★~ Happy National Strawberry Shortcake Day:

Strawberry Shortcake

Shortcake is a European invention, but food historians generally agree that the idea of combining strawberries and shortcake together is the creative genius of cooks in the United States. The earliest recorded recipe for strawberry shortcake is found in Miss Leslie’s Ladies Recipe Book, published in 1847. The recipe is for something called “strawberry cake,” but it’s strikingly similar to strawberry shortcake.

Kitchen Witch shares her Gramma’s strawberry shortcake story from the past along with her present-day strawberry shortcake recipe. Why not whip up some strawberry shortcake for tonight’s dessert and celebrate Strawberry Shortcake Day! Strawberry Facts. 

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1834 – Isaac Fischer, Jr. of Springfield, Vermont  patented one of mankind’s greatest inventions sandpaper. Mr. Fischer’s sandpaper changed the coarse of history.

♥~ 1953 – Elvis Presley graduated from L.C. Humes High School in Memphis, Tennessee. Within three years, the truck driver-turned-singer had his first number-one record with Heartbreak Hotel.

♥~ 1975 – America reached the top spot on the Billboard pop music chart with Sister Golden Hair. The group had previously (March, 1972) taken A Horse With No Name to the number one spot.

♥ ~ 1992 – Mona Van Duyn became the first woman to be named poet laureate of the U.S. by the Library of Congress.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1895 – Cliff ‘Ukulele Ike’ Edwards musician: ukulele; singer: Ja Da; Vaudeville, Broadway headliner: Ziegfeld Follies, George White Scandals; actor: Sagebrush Law, Sundown Jim, Millionaires in Prison, Marianne; voice of Disney character Jiminy Cricket; died Jul 17, 1971

♥~ 1904 – Margaret Bourke-White photojournalist: LIFE magazine; 1st woman photojournalist attached to US Armed Forces in WWII: covered Italy, siege of Moscow, U.S. Forces crossing into Germany, concentration camps; division of India, Mahatma Gandhi; Korean War correspondent; book [w/husband Erskine Caldwell]: You Have Seen Their Faces; died Aug 27, 1971

♥~ 1909 – Burl (Icle Ivanhoe) Ives singer: A Holly Jolly Christmas, A Little Bitty Tear, Funny Way of Laughin’, Call Me Mr. In- Between; Academy Award winning actor: The Big Country [1958], Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, East of Eden, Smokey, Our Man in Havana, The Bold Ones, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; radio series: The Wayfaring Stranger [1944]; died Apr 14, 199

♥~ 1952 – Eddie Mekka (Edward Mekjian) actor: Laverne and Shirley, Guiding Light

♥~ 1961 – Boy George (George Alan O’Dowd) singer: group: Culture Club: Do You Really Want to Hurt Me, Karma Chameleon,

♥~ 1978 – Diablo Cody:  She started a popular blog about life as a stripper, and a talent agent came across it and helped her publish her memoir: Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper (2005). Then he suggested that she write a screenplay, and in just a couple of months sitting with her laptop in the Starbucks section of a Target store in Minneapolis, she wrote the screenplay for Juno (2007), which became a surprise hit. Cody won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, and it is the highest-grossing movie in the history of Fox Searchlight Pictures

★~ Did You Know:

♥~ The first topless dance in America occurred in June at the condor Night club in San Francisco. The first bottomless dance took place five years later at the same club. Pole dancing was not introduced until 1968

♥~ There are over 5,000 strip clubs in the United States. Americans spend more on strip clubs than on theatre, opera, ballet, jazz, and classical concerts combined

♥~ The median age stripper is 24

♥~ The average stripper makes $379 per shift, and averages between three and five shifts per week.  That means an average of $1,137 and $1,895 a week . . . or $59,124 to $98,540 a year before taxes and expenses.

♥~ Strippers make more money when they are ovulating. Research done by the University of New Mexico.

♥~ Strippers who get Breast implants can receive a tax break by claiming them as a work-related expense.

♥~ While 40.2% of strippers do it as their only job, the rest have a day job, too.  And the most common one is  education at 14.2%.  That’s right . . . one in seven strippers are teachers.

♥~ Strippers report high levels of job satisfaction. Researchers found the women were overwhelmingly motivated by “career and economic choices” rather than drug addiction or coercion. “These young women do not buy the line that they are being exploited, because they are the ones making the money out of a three-minute dance and a bit of a chat

♥~ Want to know your stripper name?  Click My Stripper Name.  My  name is Kitty Baby.


Last night Cole’s friends crashed at our house so I am making popovers for breakfast. What did I do before I learned how to make pop-overs? I was thinking about making bacon but on ‘pig callers day’ that just did not seem right.

I wonder if I can talk Cole and his friends into making a pig calling video? I guess the real question is how much would it cost me to talk them into making a pig calling video for me?

So what are you up to on the fine Thursday?

8 thoughts on “June 14, 2012: Flag Day,Pop Goes the Weasel, Pig Caller’s Day, Strawberry Shortcake Day

  1. I can’t help but wonder why you would need to call a pig. Love Strawberry short cake and will admit if there was one thing about my ex that I miss it her homemade strawberry shortcake. It was good.

    Have a good one!

    • Well if you don’t call it how will it know you want it to come to you? They aren’t mind readers, ya know.
      Perhaps your ex will whip up some shortcake if you ask her real nice and tell her how much you loved it!

  2. We finally got the flag pole to stay in place. The bracket had loosened and I had a devil of a time trying to tighten it. I’m not sure my words were very appropriate for the occasion.

    My stripper name was Sparkle Titties. Ok…I guess I know what kind of tassels to buy now.

    Off to the pool with the grandkids. Camp Grandparents is in session…I better not share my stripper name with my daughter or she is going to send them to the other Grandmother!

    • Grandma Sparkle Titties…yep I would keep that one to yourself!
      As for the tassels you could really be the hit of the 4th of July parade!

  3. I won the hog calling contest when I was a kid at the Oklahoma state fair. It was such an honor and I think the prize money was $10.00 which was a lot of money back when I was kid back in Oklahoma. I entered because all my friends entered and we got some coupons for the midway. I had the advantage of being towards the end of the contest and I knew the judges were looking for loud. I gave them loud and won. Thanks for the memories down State Fair lane! I often read El Morno but never lead a comment but I figured today was my day.

    • Wow–we have a famous pig caller on Odd! Cool. I’m glad you let us know about about your talent! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your memories!

  4. Strippers make a LOT of money, when you factor in what they earn from their “day jobs”! Not a fan of strawberries — I don’t dislike the taste, but I can’t stand how they feel in my mouth!

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