Mischief Night| Create A Great Funeral Day| Candy Corn Day|

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
October 30, 2012

★~ Today’s Quote: The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over. ~ Aesop

★~ Mischief Night:

The eve before Halloween is a time to run amok and perform some harmless pranks. A little mischief can be good for the soul — as long as it doesn’t hurt a soul. Switching neighbors’ door mats, Vaseline on a door handle, putting a fake apology sign on a friend’s car . . .stuffing your kids school mail box with candy.

★~ Create a Great Funeral Day:

It’s tough to juggle grief and planning a funeral. Options range from the traditional burial under the old oak tree to having your ashes made into ammunition. Maybe you want to be scattered at sea or from a mountain top. If you have thoughts about how you would like to spend your afterlife, don’t pussyfoot around — write down your wishes and share  them. It’s your final hooray before you toddle off into the great beyond; why not do it your way while making it easier for those you leave behind. I think I might want to be stuffed.

★~Candy Corn Day:

Did you know that candy corn has been around for more than 100 years and has never changed its look, taste, or design? George Renninger of the Wunderle Candy Company created candy corn in the 1880s. It was made to mimic a kernel of corn and became instantly popular because of its innovative design. It was one of the first candies to feature three different colors! Today, candy corn is a favorite American treat to enjoy during the Halloween season.  Grab a handful to celebrate Candy Corn Day!

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1925 – 1925 – If you put everything into it except the kitchen sink, you’d have the TV transmitter that beamed TV to London for the first time. To build the transmitter, John Baird used a tea chest, a biscuit box, darning needles, piano wire, motorcycle lamp lenses, old electric motors, cardboard scanning discs and glue, string and sealing wax.

♥~ 1938 –  Orson Welles, known to radio audiences as The Shadow, presented his famous dramatization of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds on CBS’s Mercury Theater at 8 p.m. The show was set up as a music program interrupted by news bulletins saying that Martians had landed near Princeton, New Jersey. Though a disclaimer was broadcast several times throughout the hourlong program, most people did not pay attention to the explanation telling them that the story was fictional and a radio fabrication. Even the newspaper program guides printed the warning. But thousands paid no attention.

♥~ 1964 –  Roy Orbison went gold with his hit single, Oh, Pretty Woman.

♥~ 1976 – The group, Chicago, started its second (and final) week at number one on the pop singles charts with, If You Leave Me Now.

♥~ 1986 –  Discover Magazine reported that almost43 million tons of dust settles on the United States each year.

♥~1991 –  A search began in the Atlantic for the missing fishing boat Andrea Gail, which had left a port in Massachusetts a few days earlier.  The boat and its six-person crew were never found, apparently lost during a severe storm.  The story of the shipwreck inspired the 2000 movie “The Perfect Storm.”

♥~ 1993 – Meat Loaf’s was the #1 album in the U.S. One of the album’s singles, I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That, hit #1 in twenty-five countries)

♥~ 1995 – David Bowie, Tom Donahue, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd, The Shirelles, The Velvet Underground, and Pete Seeger were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1939 –  Grace Slick (Wing) singer: group: Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Starship: Somebody to Love, White Rabbit, Rejoice, Miracles, Count on Me, Runaway, We Built This City, Sara

♥~ 1945 – Henry Winkler actor: Happy Days, An American Christmas Carol, The Lords of Flatbush; TV coproducer: MacGyver; director: Cop and a Half, Memories of Me, A Smokey Mountain Christmas

♥~ 1957 – Kevin Pollak actor: The Usual Suspects, The Whole Nine Yards, The Whole Ten Yards, Blizzard, Juwanna Mann, The Santa Clause 2, Dr. Dolittle 2, 3000 Miles to Graceland, End of Days, From the Earth to the Moon

★~ Did You Know: In the spirit of Sandy here are a few Storm Hacks

Make a candle out of Crisco.

Strap a headlamp onto a water jug to make a light.

Type or write up a list of phone numbers that you might not have memorized anymore because of cell phones.

Pack an emergency preparedness kit for your pet. Include a towel, food, water, an extra food dish, a leash, a toy, and any medicine.

 Make firestarter balls out of dryer lint and petroleum jelly.

Store matches in a mason jar with a strikable lid.


Brilliance, whether you agree or disagree– Not appropriate for young ears or work. Note: the video has been showing some error messages more than likely due to the storm.  It helps to refresh the page.

I’m off early this morning. Lake Michigan is suppose to have gigantic waves today and I want to do a little wave watching from a safe distance. I picked my words very carefully when I told my kid about the waves…his school is 3 blocks from the beach, and I know he will want to see the waves, so rather than saying DON’T, I suggested high ground viewing! I might have also added the words SUDDEN Tasami to our conversation.

Do you have a disaster plan? We have working flashlights in the bedrooms and plenty of matches and candles. Joe bought a generator after we lost power one summer for 4 days. I think I could start it up,  but I’m not sure we have gas for it. Having a written list of phone numbers is an excellent idea–stress does such odd stuff to the brain.

Today is Rant Tuesday, feel free to rant up a storm! Cousin Carla wrote a guest post rant for us which I will share later today!

Odd Loves Company!

14 thoughts on “Mischief Night| Create A Great Funeral Day| Candy Corn Day|

  1. Morno!

    Candy Corn has always been on of my favorite once a year candy. It hurts my teeth but I enjoy the pain.
    George Carlin always makes me laugh and think. Off to take candy corn to the office and stir up a little mischief.

    Have a good one!

  2. What a wonderful post!! I love the preparedness portion, we are prepared for short term emergencies. Our motto is prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

    Now about the night of mischief………..

    • Thank you! Glad to here you are a good Girl Scout! I hope you have emergency candy in your glove box for those times they decide to close the freeway on a whim. Mischef? Put Vaseline on the door knobs. So entertaining!

  3. Love the pranks. I will have to work on a few. Love fresh candy corn! Thanks for the hacks. The match jar is a good tip and would make an excellent gift for kids to make as adult Christmas presents.
    No rants yet. The day is young.
    Have a terrific Tuesday.

  4. Love candy corn and sorry it doesn’t stay on the shelves all year long!
    What a neat idea, the matchstick Mason jar with strikable lid.
    All I can rant about right now is my Sheltie, who refuses to come inside from the cold until someone tempts him with something sweet — and fattening. Grrr!

  5. My father-in-law’s name is John Baird. Wonder if it’s a relative?? I HATE candy corn. Sorry to be a Halloween grinch.

    • I can’t remember do you hate peeps too? Time for a little genealogy research. Hope you are hanging in and Willis is feeling much better and healing much quicker than expected!

  6. clever scrabble headstone. i’m not too creative. i am, though, very organized & have everything set for my demise. hopefully, not needed to be put into action anytime soon.
    airplane & starship……..nice strong voice by grace slick.
    helpful emergency tips!
    i saw people surfing on lake michigan the other day. could have sworn it was cole………

    • LOL. I need to post my wave watching pictures. FUN! Life has been a whirl these last few days. I think organized trumps creative when it comes to planning one’s far, far off demise.

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