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November 2, 2012
Lake Michigan Waves after Sandy
★~ Today’s Quote: The rarest quality in an epitaph is truth. ~ Henry David Thoreau
★~ Day of the Dead:
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) began Thursday, November 1, 2012, and ends Friday, November 2, 2012. Departed souls are remembered not in mourning but with a spirit of friendliness and good humor. Cemeteries are visited, and graves are decorated. Click for more about the Day of the Dead.
Today we will wrap up Samhain, All Saints Day and The Day Of The Dead. This is the time to remember, honor, and toast our departed, for the veil between the living and the dead is thin, and communication is possible. Signs and communication come in many forms.
In honor of the Day of the Dead I will pull a tarot card for each person who comments here. And post a very brief message message for you from….well…let’s just say, the beyond….
★~ Plan Your Epitaph Day:
Plan your own epitaph so you can make sure you have the last word when it comes to what goes on your grave stone and you might want to insist someone proof reads it for any monumental errors.
A Few Memorable Epitaphs
“…Curst be he that moves my bones.” William Shakespeare:
“On the whole, I’d rather be in Philadelphia.” W.C. Fields:
“I made an ash of myself.” Julian Skaggs, West Virginia:
★~ Deviled Egg Day:
A deviled egg by another name is eggs mimosa. This dish is a traditional favorite in both American and French cultures. Deviled eggs originated in ancient Rome but the term “deviled” didn’t appear until the 18th century when it was used to describe highly seasoned, fried, or boiled dishes. By the 19th century, the word “deviled” was used to describe hot seasonings in general. Today, not all deviled egg recipes are spicy, but a little cayenne pepper or hot mustard can always give them an extra kick.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1896 – Britain issued the first motor car insurance policy, but damage caused by frightened horses was specifically excluded.
♥~ 1898 – Official birthday of cheerleading, which began in 1898.
♥~ 1947 –The world’s largest and widest plane ever built — with a wingspan of 319 feet, 11 inches — made its only flight on this day in 1947. Its pilot, owner, and designer, Howard Hughes, flew the huge, wooden plane over Long Beach Harbor, California at an altitude of 70 feet. The flight lasted just one minute.
♥~ 2003 – British intelligence finally identified a mysterious transmission that had baffled analysts for days. The nation’s leading communications scientists determined strange high-frequency noises coming from Scarborough signal station in Yorkshire were caused by a goat rubbing its horns against an antenna mast.
♥~ 2006 – Jackson Pollock’s ‘splatter’ painting No. 5 1948 sold for $140 million by entertainment mogul David Geffen to Mexican financier David Martinez. Pollock created the painting by dribbling paint on to a bare board laid on the floor of his studio.
♥~ 1913 – Burt Lancaster Academy Award-winning actor: Elmer Gantry, ; Trapeze, From Here to Eternity, The Bird Man of Alcatraz, The Unforgiven, Atlantic City, Local Hero, Field of Dreams, The Phantom of the Opera, The Rainmaker, The Rose Tattoo, Scorpio, Tough Guys, Airport, Come Back Little Sheba, Gunfight at the OK Corral, Judgment at Nuremberg; circus acrobat;
♥~ 1961 – k.d. (Kathryn Dawn) Lang, singer: In honor of her birthday some people refuse to capitalize the first letters of their name. Songs include: LPs: Angel with a Lariat, Shadowland, Absolute Torch and Twang, Ingenue, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, All You Can Eat, Drag ,Invincible Summer, Live by Request.
★~ Did You Know: There are lots of good people out there….Hurricane Sandy blew things apart but she brought people together.
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers hockey team sold weekend tickets for $0.00
A little magic makes all the difference.
Twitter : NYC friends. I’m in Harlem with water, electricity and food. Please let me know if you need info or help with anything.
Facebook: A woman stationed in Arizona couldn’t reach her mother, who lives alone. She posted a Facebook request asking high school alumni living near her mom to check in with her if they could. A man she barely knew in high school, who is now a firefighter, saw the post and rang her mom’s doorbell. Back on Facebook, he let the woman know he had found her mom, safe and sound.
Staten Island Hotel Owner Refuses To Evict Evacuees To Honor Marathon Runners’ Reservations.
Cole doesn’t have school today so I’m going to make this for breakfast. Crusty Dinner Rolls with Baked Eggs and Herbs. I am going to make it with dinner roll and top with bacon!
Wishing you a fabulous FRIDAY!