September 2, 2012: Beheading Day, Blueberry Popsicle Day

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September 2, 2012

Ending of Summer
★~ Today’s Quote:  “For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.” – Edwin Way Teale

★~ Beheading Day:

I was curious about the origin of Beheading Day. I could understand an Off with Their Heads Day or a Don’t Lose Your Heads Day, but a Beheading Day was too odd not to explore a little further. Most sites state that the origin is unknown, but that was not good enough for this El Morno researcher, so I came up with my best guess. The day was probably created in conjunction with a holy day called The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist (also known as Decollation of Saint John the Baptist or Beheading of the Forerunner) that is observed by various Christian churches that follow liturgical traditions. The day commemorates the martyrdom, by beheading, of Saint John the Baptist on the orders of Herod Antipas through the vengeful request of his begrudged daughter Salome. It seems like this holiday can fall anywhere between August 29 to September 11.

Celebrate Beheading Day by using your head and not losing it — no matter what. Also feel free to shout, “Off With Her Head” a few times if you are so inclined.

★~ Blueberry Popsicles Day:

The flavorful explosion of blueberries at the end of summer has never tasted better. Whip up some frozen blueberry popsicles and you’ll be a card-carrying member of the blue tongue society.
Mix up ingredients and freeze.

* 1 Cup Frozen Blueberries – Thawed
* 1/2 Cup Water
* 1/4 C. Sugar Free Raspberry Syrup
* Juice of 1/2 of a Lime
* Pinch of Lime Zest

Freeze in a popsicle mold or pour into a paper cup, add stick, freeze and pull off the paper when you are ready to eat.

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1901 – Speaking at a state fair in Minnesota, Vice PresidentTheodore Roosevelt offered the advice, quoting a West African proverb, “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.

♥~ 1962 – Ken Hubbs of the Chicago Cubs set a major-league baseball fielding record. ‘Hubbs of the Cubs’ played errorless ball for his 74th consecutive game.

♥~ 1995 – Dangerous Minds, the soundtrack album from the movie starring Michelle Pfeiffer, hit #1 on Billboard.

♥~ 2007 – A concert in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love. The free party featured dozens of veterans of the era.

★~ Born Today:

♥~ 1948 – Christa McAuliffe (Sharon Christa Corrigan) : teacher, first civilian in space.  Challenger space shuttle; killed in Challenger explosion Jan 28, 1986

♥~ 1955 – Linda Purl actress: Happy Days, Matlock, Beacon Hill, Robin’s Hoods, Under Cover

♥~ 1964 – Keanu Reeves actor: Chain Reaction, A Walk in the Clouds, Johnny Mnemonic, Speed, Little Buddha, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, My Own Private Idaho, Parenthood, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Dangerous Liaisons, River’s Edge , Youngblood, Brotherhood of Justice, Babes in Toyland, Act of Vengeance, Dream to Believe

♥~ 1966 – Salma Hayek actress: Desperado, Wild Wild West, Traffic, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Murphy’s Law

★~ Did You Know:

Morning Glory

♥~ The name September comes from the old Roman word ‘septem’, which means, seven, because on the Roman calendar it was the seventh month.

♥~ The Romans believed that the month of September was looked after by the god, Vulcan. As the god of the dire and forge they therefore expected September to be associated with dire, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

♥~ September in the Southern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent of March in the Northern Hemisphere.

♥~ September begins on the same day of the week as December every year, because there are 91 days separating September and December, which is a multiple of seven (the number of days in the week). No other month ends on the same day of the week as September in any year.

♥~  September’s birthstone is the sapphire.

♥~ The birth flowers for September are the forget-me-not, morning glory and aster


Odd friend Joann shared this super fun video, and I can’t wait to try it later today.  I can’t embedded it in this post but it’s worth a click! Promise.

How to remove a yolk!

Not sure what we are up to today. I imagine a little of this and a little of that. Cole mentioned something about a trip to Ikea to look for a cardboard table he needs for a project. I’m not sure if I’m up to Ikea on a Sunday, but it’s a possibility. What are your plans for the day?

Late breaking news—I was just informed that Curple rhymes with purple. A curple is a strap under the girth of a horses saddle to stop the saddle kicking forward. Curple? Really? We can do better…even Gurple is better than purple.

7 thoughts on “September 2, 2012: Beheading Day, Blueberry Popsicle Day

  1. Morno!

    I’m having blueberries in my cereal does that work? Lots of popsicle days lately. Can’t imagine the kind of person you would have to be to behead someone.
    No golf today. It’s rainy and wet so I’ll get some inside chores done and then head out to see the movie Lawless this afternoon.

    Have a good one.

    • No blueberries in cereal is not the same as blueberry popsicle. I’m guessing be-headers are not the empathetic type.
      “Head Out” was that intentional?? Have fun.

  2. Off with their heads! That could work today. Great egg video. Please try and let us know it it worked. Brunch today with an old friend I don’t get to see near often enough.
    Happy Sunday!

    • Thanks. I can’t wait to try it! I just showed the video to Cole who said, “Mom how am I suppose to try this…I don’t speak Chinese.” I hit him, hard. I will let you know how it goes. . .

  3. Lovely photo of the morning glory. One of my bosses way back when used to greet me every morning by saying, “Morning, Glory!” He was a great boss, so thanks for helping me remember him!

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