September 15, 2012: Felt Hat Day, Make a Hat Day, Linguine Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
September 15,2012

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★~ Today’s Quote:  I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. ~ Agatha Christie

★~  Felt Hat Day:

One of the most famous fedora’s belonged to Dr. Henry Walton “Indiana” Jones, Jr ( Harrison Ford–Indiana Jones Movies) Spielberg and Lucas requested that costume designer give the character a distinctive silhouette through the styling of the hat; after examining many hats, the designers chose a tall-crowned, wide-brimmed fedora. The hat became so iconic that when it fell off during a take, filming would stop until it was back in place. In jest, Ford put a stapler against his head to stop his hat from falling off when a documentary crew visited during the shooting of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. This created the urban legend that Ford stapled the hat to his head. Although other hats were also used throughout the movies, the general style and profile remained the same. The fedora was supplied by Herbert Johnson Hatters in England for the first three films. It was referred to as “The Australian Model” by costume designer Deborah Landis and was fitted with a Petersham bow. The fedora and leather jacket from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade are on display at the Smithsonian’s American History Museum.

Celebrate Felt Hat Day by wearing your felt hat or by watching an Indiana Jones movie. Humphrey Bogart Bogart also wears a stylish fedora in Casablanca if you want to add another movie to your list.

★~ Make a Hat Day:

A felt hat would be an appropriate choice to make but feel free to make any type of hat. Paper plates, ribbon, glitter (for the brave), glue. and lots of bric-a- brac and doo-dad’s  makes this a fun project for kids. One idea is to make a hat for pirates day which will be celebrated on September 19!

★~ Linguine Day:

Linguine (often misspelled “Linguini”) is a long, flat, narrow type of pasta most common in seafood or pesto dishes such as linguine alle vongole (“linguine with clams”). Linguine, which means “little tongues” in Italian, originates from the Liguria region of Italy.  Have a favorite linguine dish? Serve it tonight in honor of National Linguine Day! Emeril’s Day Off Linguine

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1857 – Timothy Alden of New York City earned a patent for the typesetting machine. Newspaper and magazine publishers were very happy, as the machine made the production of these publications much faster and easier to accomplish … making them more timely.

♥~ 1930 – Hoagy Carmichael recorded Georgia on My Mind on the Victor label. Carmichael composed the song (lyrics by Stuart Gorrell) that has has been recorded by Ray Charles and many other artists over the years. Georgia on My Mind became the official state song of Georgia in 1979.

♥~ 1949 – The Lone Ranger premiered on ABC-TV. Clayton Moore was the Lone Ranger and Jay Silverheels played Tonto. The series ran through Sep 12, 1957.

♥~ 1965 – It was a grand time in Hooterville. Oliver (Wendell) Douglas and his socialite wife Lisa; storekeeper Sam Drucker; Arnold the Pig and a whole bunch of funny neighbors showed up at Green Acres on CBS-TV. Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor headed a memorable cast in this, the first of six seasons on the network.

♥~ 1982 – USA Today , was published for the first time.  The paper was called “The Nation’s Newspaper.” Critics called the satellite-transmitted, colorful, splashy, somewhat glitzy publication, “News McNugggets,” “The Nation’s Comic Book” and the winner of the “Pulitzer Prize for Best Investigative Paragraph.” USA Today — now with editions throughout the world — has changed the shape of newspapers everywhere. Many have imitated the fast-reading format pioneered by USA Today in an attempt to revitalize the suffering newspaper industry.

♥~ 1986 – LA Law premiered on NBC-TV.

♥~ 1997 – Elton John’s Candle in the Wind 1997 sold more than 600,000 copies in its first day in British stores. At one Tower Records in London, 1,000 copies of the Princess Diana tribute were snatched up in less than 90 minutes. The single was released in the U.S. on Sep 23 and hit #1 Oct 11.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1890 – Agatha (Marie Clarissa) Christie (Miller) writer: Murder on the Orient Express, 65 other mysteries; playwright: The Mousetrap [world’s longest running play]; died Jan 12, 1976

♥~ 1946 – Tommy Lee Jones Academy Award-winning actor: The Fugitive [1993]; House of Cards, The Client, Natural Born Killers, JFK, Coalminer’s Daughter, Batman Forever, Volcano, U.S. Marshals; Emmy Award-winner: The Executioner’s Song [1982-1983]

♥~ 1946 – Oliver Stone – Academy Award-winning director: Born on the Fourth of July [1989], Platoon [1986]; Wall Street, JFK, Natural Born Killers

♥~ 1971 – Josh Charles actor: The Good Wife, After.Life, Fast Track, Four Brothers, Seeing Other People, Our America, Muppets From Space, Noram Jean and Marilyn

♥~ 1984 – Prince Harry (Henry Charles Albert David) third in line to the British throne

★~ Did You Know: Agatha Christie

♥~ Christie sold her first novel in 1920, The Mysterious Affair at Styles; within just a few years, she had solidified her reputation as an ingenious and ruthless plotter, never sentimental and always unexpected. Before her death in 1976, The Queen of Crime wrote 80 detective novels, six romance novels (under a pseudonym), 13 plays, and 154 short stories

♥~ All of her books are still in print, selling around 500,000 copies a year, and she’s the eighth most borrowed author from British libraries. With more than 2 billion of her books floating around the world, Christie is one of the most published authors in history – outsold only by Shakespeare and the Bible.

♥~ She’s been immortalized in wax at Madame Tussaud’s, has a rose named after her, and every September, England celebrates the author’s birthday with Agatha Christie Week.

♥~ Agatha Christie’s hold three Guinness World Record: She holds one the worlds thickest book (The Complete Miss Maple). for best-selling author, and another for her play, The Mousetrap, which is the world’s longest running play –

♥~ A favorite Christie character is Miss Marple’s whose first appearance in a novel was in Murder at the Vicarage, which was published in 1930, and she made her last appearance in 1976’s Sleeping Murder. Through the 12 novels and 20 short stories reproduced in the book, Miss Marple solves 43 murders: 12 poisonings, six strangulations, two drownings, two stabbings, two people pushed to their deaths, one rather grisly burning, one blow to the head, and one arrow through the heart. In all, 68 crimes are committed, including the murders. There are 11 philandering spouses, 21 romances, 22 false accusations, and a whopping 59 red herrings. And, as solid evidence of either Miss Marple’s ability to keep a cool head or the English obsession with tea, characters drink 143 cups of tea.


I’m off to to a super sized garage sale that a friend is having and afterwards who knows what the day will bring. Remind me later to tell you about the grape vineyard that seems to have spontaneously sprung up in my backyard.  A bat one day…a vineyard the next…trust me I’m not buying any wardrobe closets at the garage sale. Albuquerque, New Mexico before Narnia–Please.

Wishing you a super Saturday!

Odd Loves Company!


12 thoughts on “September 15, 2012: Felt Hat Day, Make a Hat Day, Linguine Day

  1. Morno,

    Thanks for the reminder about felt hat day. I think I mentioned last year that I own a felt hat and look dashing in it. I will bring it out of summer retirement today.
    Off to play golf.

    Have a good one

  2. Looks like a sensational Saturday. If you have grapes you are going to have to make wine! I look awful in hats but I’m ever hopefully that I just haven’t found the right hat and so I always try them on in department stores. Still searching.
    Starting my day with the farmers market. Have a great day.

    • I don’t think they are grapes–Vickie did a little research and they may be something called polk weed. I’m searching for the right hat too! I’m sure we will….

  3. YAY weekend. Weather is perfect. I don’t own any hats but I’m up for watching Indiana Jones this weekend and I might set the kids up to make pirate hats.
    Grapes? I’m not surprised. Yes, do stay away from wardrobe closets!
    We are eating hoagies tonight (thanks Friday El Morno). Maybe we will have linguini tomorrow.
    Have a great day.

  4. I forgot to mention, a raspberries showed up in back yard! One day Tyra n Kalia came inside with a handfull of blueberries and then showed me where they found them. They may have come from my neighbors, tho.

  5. Almost too gorgeous to stay inside! But, with the windows open and a fantastic breeze blowing through, it’s almost like working outside. Playing catch-up — again. Why do I let myself get in this predicament, again and again? You’d think I was a procrastinator!

    • Nah….I couldn’t think you as a procrastinator. Just someone who is has to much on her plate to get done in a normal work day with all it’s interruptions. Hope you enjoyed the breeze and the sunshine coming in the windows tho!

  6. I have at least 18 RED hats. Wear one at least once a month on our outings. My dad had a fedora hat like Harrison Ford wore. I remember him wearing it when we went anywhere in public. He looked very dapper in it too. I have a Red Fedora and I wear it on occasion. Depends on where we are headed for out outing.

    • 18 red hats? WOW. Is there a story here? We would love to hear it. Do you have a picture of yourself wearing one of your hats–that you love? Do you have a picture of your hats? I’m sure you look very dapper in your Red Fedora too!

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