★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
September 14, 2012
★~ Today’s Tweet: Middle East Protestors: You do know that not all Americans worked on that shitty film, right?
★~ It’s Eat a Hoagie Day!
The hoagie, also known as a sub or grinder, name originated in the city of Philadelphia. A hoagie would be pronounce hOEwghie if you lived in Philadelphia. One story claims that the Italian immigrants who worked at a shipyard called Hog Island during World War I would bring giant sandwiches for lunch. The workers were nicknamed “hoggies” so eventually the name was associated with the large sandwiches but the spelling evolved over time. Celebrate today by enjoying a hoagie!
★~ National Creme Filled Donut Day:
There is a creme donut with your name on it…..out there calling you…your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to find that donut and devour it. Click for Donut Facts
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1741 – George Frederick Handel completed his Messiah. It took the composer just 23 days to complete the timeless musical treasure which is still very popular during the Christmas holiday season
♥~ 1814 – Frances Scott Key, an attorney in Washington, DC, was aboard a warship that was bombarding Fort McHenry (an outpost protecting the city of Baltimore, MD). Keywrote some famous words to express his feelings. Those words became The Star-Spangled Banner, which officially became the U.S. national anthem by an act of Congress in 1931.
♥~ 1965 – F-Troop premiered on ABC-TV. The nutty post-Civil War sitcom ran through Aug 31, 1967.
♥~ 1972 – The Walton’s aired for the first time on CBS-TV. Families tuned in every Thursday night to get a TV view of the life happenings of the Walton family. The Depression years (and later) story, narrated by its creator, Earl Hamner, Jr., was seen through the eyes of the oldest of 7 children, John Boy, portrayed by Emmy Award-winning actor Richard Thomas Do we all remember how the show ended? Good night, John Boy”, “Good night, Jim-Bob”, “Good night, Elizabeth” ….
♥~ 1978 – The first show of the TV series Mork & Mindy, starring the irrepressible Robin Williams as Mork and actress Pam Dawber as Mindy, aired on ABC-TV. Mork had made an earlier (February, 1978) appearance, landing on earth during an episode of Happy Days. Na nu, na nu.
♥~ 1991 – San Antonio police arrested a 76-year-old man in an anti-prostitution sweep. From jail he called his 102-year-old mother for help. He said he couldn’t call his wife—she’d kill him.
♥~ 1936 – Walter Koenig actor: Star Trek, Antony and Cleopatra, Moontrap
♥~ 1947 – Jon ‘Bowzer’ Bauman singer: group: Sha Na Na: LP: Rock & Roll is Here to Stay!; VJ: VH-1
♥~ 1947 – Sam Neill actor: In the Mouth of Madness, Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, The Piano, Jurassic Park, The Hunt for Red October, Sleeping Dogs, Ivanhoe, The Final Conflict, My Brilliant Career
★~ Did You Know?
Since today is hOEwghie day I thought we could talk about slice bread.
Baker and inventor Otto Frederick Rodwedder worked on perfecting his bread slicer for 15 years and introduced it in 1928 but every new solution brings with it a new problem, sliced bread tends to grow stale quicker. Obviously Otto never ran his new invention by a women who would surely pointed out that little glitch to him. Back to the drawing board Otto!
Otto tried to experimenting with several possibilities (including holding the slices together with hatpins) and finally hit on a solution — a plastic bag that would encase the bread and protect it. Wonder Bread introduced (in unsliced form) by the Continental Baking Company in 1927, was the first name-brand bread to offer customers sliced bread.
By World War II, the military was using sliced bread to serve peanut butter & jelly sandwiches as part of soldiers’ rations. PB&J gained a loyal following among servicemen, who kept making the sandwich, sliced bread and all, after they came back to the home front. The war ending and coming home, was “the greatest thing since sliced bread.”
El Morno is Late-o so I ‘m just going to wish you a Happy Friday and hit publish.
BUT first, I would like to share a fallish picture of my favorite son….See that cool hoodie?? I, Me, THE MOM, suggested it and MY suggestion was accepted. It was an OMG moment.
10 thoughts on “September 14, 2012, Eat A Hoagie Day, Creme Filled Donut Day”
Thanks for the heads up! I did take donuts to the office today including some cream ones. Kind of made up for pickle/peanut day.
TGIF. This weekend is suppose to be cool and sunny—glorious weather for golf.
Thanks! Donuts are far more popular as a breakfast treat than pickles.
I think we are all looking forward to this weekend.
Loved Cole’s picture — cool hedge you’ve got growing there!
Doggone it, now you’ve made me hungry for donuts. I haven’t had one in ages, but today might be a good opportunity to remedy that.
We’re having a lovely touch of Fall weather-wise, perfect for football and sneaking out of work early to walk the Sheltie!
That hedge is actually my neighbors coming over and through my fence. They offered to keep in on their side but i said NOOOOOO I love it.
I think Donuts are a fabulous treat. Hope you and the Sheltie enjoyed a nice walk.
Great picture of your boy. It’s not fall here yet but the weather is cooler. I’ll stop at dunkin donuts with the kids after school. They love it when I surprise them with the food of the day. Hey, we could even do sub sandwiches for dinner this weekend!
Off to gather my gang!
Treats after school–the best. Donuts are such a fun option!
Oohh.. that was an OMG moment that your teen actually listen on mom’s clothing suggestion. He’s a good kid! 🙂
I have subway for lunch today. That’s a hoagie right???
Yep–another name for subway is “hoagie.” I think the last time Cole took a clothing suggestion from me was 10 years ago and it was a pair of socks. I was visible shocked.
That is a cool hoodie! I kind of want it for myself. Here in the Rockies we call hoagies “subs.” My Aunt in Connecticut calls them “grinders.” Funny, eh?
Funny! All these different names for a sandwich. I think we called them Po’boys when I was growing up. In Chicago Italian subs on great bread. YUM.
The Hoodie was from Lucky but at a deep discount.
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