July 21, 2012: Woodie Wagon Day, Junk Food Day

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July 21, 2012

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★~ Today’s Quote: Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. Ernest Hemingway

★~ Woodie Wagon Day:

1939 Ford Woodie Wagon 27Jul1996--02

Woodie is a 1942 Ford Woodie Wagon. The “Woodie Wagon” was made famous in the 1940s and 1950s, romanticizing the American outing. From Route 66 to the surfer lifestyle, the Woodie Wagon was there! My grandfather owned a Woodie Wagon, but until now, I had no idea that it was called a Woodie Wagon. Perhaps just a walk down memory lane is the best way to celebrate the Woodie Wagon as we zoom around in our SUVs.  The Story of the Power Wagon Woodie–

★~ Junk Food Day:

Junk Food Aisle

Holy clogged arteries!  Today we are celebrating trash cuisine! For today, and today only, it is absolutely acceptable to shovel deep-fried, chocolate-covered, baby back ribs and gummy bear-encrusted marshmallows-on-a-stick into your face guilt-free.

“Junk Food”  was coined by Michael Jacobson, Director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest in 1972. Denmark introduced the first fat-food tax in the world in 2011. As New York City’s Mayor decides whether or not to outlaw large sodas, today is your day to take advantage of the freedoms of junk food and drink all the soda you want. Click for more facts about Junk Food 

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1873 – The first train robbery in America was pulled off by Jesse James and his gang. They took $3,000 from the Rock Island Express at Adair, IA.

♥~ 1968 – Arnold Palmer became the first golfer to make a million dollars in career earnings after he tied for second place at the PGA Championship. Palmer accomplished the feat in just 13 years and 2 months as a professional golfer. He won 52 golf tournaments during that period.

♥~ 1973 – Bad, Bad Leroy Brown reached the top spot on the Billboard pop-singles chart, becoming Jim Croce’s first big hit. Croce died in a plane crash two months later (September 20, 1973).

♥~ 1985 – The 10 sexiest men in the U.S., according to Playgirl magazine, included comedian John Candy, New York Governor Mario Cuomo and Representative Jack Kemp.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1899 – Ernest (Miller) Hemingway Pulitzer Prize [1953] & Nobel Prize-winning writer [1954]: The Old Man and the Sea, The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls; died July 2, 1961

♥~ 1924 – Don Knotts comedian, Emmy Award-winning actor: The Andy Griffith Show, Matlock, Three’s Company, The Don Knotts Show, The Steve Allen Show; died Feb 24, 2006

♥~ 1948 – Cat Stevens (Stephen Demetre Georgiou, Muslim name: Yusuf Islam)
singer: Wild World, Moon Shadow, Peace Train, Oh Very Young

♥~ 1948 – Garry Trudeau cartoonist: Doonesbury

♥~ 1951 – Robin Williams Academy Award-winning actor: Good Will Hunting [1997]; comedian and/or actor: Mork and Mindy, Good Morning, Vietnam, Mrs. Doubtfire, Dead Poet’s Society, Popeye, The Fisher King, Hook, Comic Relief, Patch Adams, What Dreams May Come, Jumanji, Jakob the Liar

★~ Did You Know:

♥~ Ernest Hemingway called his martini recipe a “Montgomery.” It featured a gin to vermouth ratio of 15:1. Hemingway named it after Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery—whom, the joke went, required a 15:1 advantage before he’d go into battle.

♥~ Hemingway was a terrible speller. Whenever his newspaper editors complained about it, he’d retort, “Well, that’s what you’re hired to correct!” He was a defensive speller too!

♥~ Hemingway rewrote the ending to Farewell to Arms, the last page of it, thirty-nine times before he was satisfied with the ending.

♥~ As a Boy, he was a girl.  His unhinged momma dressed him in pink gowns with flowered lace bonnets, forced him to grow his hair as long as his sister’s—at nearly four years old, Hemingway wasn’t sure that people knew he was a boy—and encouraged him to play with teacups, sewing kits, and dolls.

♥~The first polydactyl toed cat was given to Ernest Hemingway by a wandering sea captain. The 50-60 descendants of the original cat can be seen wondering the grounds of his home which is museum.

♥~ Ernest Hemingway committed suicide in 1961 at the age of 61, but he wasn’t the only in his family to do so. His father, Clarence, sister Ursula, brother Leicester, and his granddaughter Margaux also committed suicide. #


I’m getting ready for Cousin Carla visit next week. We are planning  a Cousins Oobleck Party on Tuesday. What is an Oobleck Party? Well…Well…it has to do with kiddie pools and corn starch and water. Of-course, it also has to do with fried chicken, martini’s and birthday cake. Cole wondered if I was planning this party because it will be fun to blog about. Yes. Of-course. The first to-do on my list is finding a 30 pounds of corn starch.  Cosco does not sell corn starch. Good to know, right? Stay tune.

What is your favorite type of junk food?

Odd Loves Company,

12 thoughts on “July 21, 2012: Woodie Wagon Day, Junk Food Day

  1. Nacho flavored chips. I could easily eat a bag every day. My dad drove a woodie wagon or a station wagon that looked a lot like one when I was little. Lots of room.
    Hemingway proud to be a true drinker.

    Have a good one.

  2. Interesting about Hemingway. He always seemed so romantic but I guess today he would be bi-polar and an alcoholic at best. He looks like the kind of man you would stay with just so you could try and save him.
    I love cheetos. The yellow kind that melt on your hands. I have been known to buy them while my kids are at school and eat most of the bag and then dispose of the evidence. Terrible but true and so good in a very bad way!

    • LOL–yes I am sure we would label him and I am pretty sure he would have hated it!
      Cheetos..seems to be a front runner in the junk food department.

  3. The ten sexiest men…too funny! I’m sorry but up against Tom Cruise or George Clooney they just can not compete.
    Alright Liz fessed up about cheetos so I will share that I adore McDonalds baked apple pie. From what I’m told they top the junk food list but I just love them.
    Can’t wait to hear more about your party!

  4. Ernest Hemingway has always been one of my favorite authors. I like reading crap but I love reading a few chapters of The Sun Also Rises or a Moveable Feast.
    I’m sure you know Hemingway grew up in Oak Park, Il.
    My favorite junk food treat is a Hostess Cupcake or Twinkie. Hemingway would not be amused.

  5. My favorite junk food is the crunchy Cheetos that leaves your fingers all orange. I would eat as many bags as I could before getting sick. I REALLY like them.

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