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December 29, 2012
★~ Today’s Quote: “To me, our relationship makes perfect sense. You want me to propose to you, I propose to you. You say no, I say fine, I never wanna see you again. You drive me nuts telling me you want me to propose again, I do, you turn me down. Next thing I know I’m in a court of law where I’ve got to propose to you or go to jail. It’s the classic American love story.” (Sam (Ted Danson) on Cheers)
★~ Pepper Pot Soup Day:
According to the legend……….. It was during the Revolutionary war, and the Continental army was camped at Valley Forge. The winter of 1777-1778, was cold and harsh. Conditions were deplorable. Food was often scarce. George Washington asked his army’s chef to prepare a meal for the army, that would both warm them, and boost their moral. The chef found scraps of tripe, small bits of meat and some peppercorn. He mixed this in with some other ingredients, and created Pepper Pot soup, also known as “Philadelphia Pepper Pot soup”. The hot, and somewhat spicy soup, was well received by the troops. It was called “the soup that won the war”.
Celebrate Pepper Pot Day by making or opening a can of Pepper Pot soup for the family Note: while tripe was a main ingredient of this soup, you can substitute with chicken or beef. You could also make Jamaican Pepperpot soup if you can find 2 pounds of pig tails.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1952 – The first transistorized hearing aid was offered for sale by Sonotone Corporation on this day. I SAID THE FIRST TRANSISTORIZED HEARING AID WAS OFFERED FOR SALE BY SONOTONE CORPORATION ON THIS DAY.
♥~ 1999 – Three ferrets named Beckham, Posh Spice and Baby Spice were used to lay power cables for a rock concert being held in Greenwich, London, England, (workers were not allowed to dig up the turf at the Royal Park). Organizers found that rods could not push the cables through the tiny tunnels, which frequently bend and dog-leg. The ferrets were eased into tiny nylon harnesses with wires which where then attached to a rope, the animals ran into a series of ducts which were under the stage like rabbit runs, leading the cables with them. The ferrets instinctively make for any hole in the ground and are enticed to the end of the duct by a slab of smelly meat. The New Years Eve concert featured Simply Red, Eurythmics and Bryan Ferry.
★~ Did you know….Time Marched On In 2012:
★~The Walton Celebrated their 40th Reunion. Top row left: Eric Scott (Ben), Kami Cotler (Elizabeth), David Harper (Jim Bob), Mary McDonough (Erin), Jon Walmsley (Jason), Ellen Geer (Eva Mann), Radames Pera (Paul Mann). Bottom row left: David Huddleston (Sheriff Bridges/AJ Covington), Judy Norton (Mary Ellen), Joanna Wilson, Marsha Mann, Michael Learned (Ma Walton), and Lynn Hamilton (Verdie Foster).
★~ The cast of “Full House” reunited for their 25th anniversary. Minus the Olsen twins.
★~ Fifteen years after its original release, “Titanic” was released in 3-D.
And this is what Leo looks like toasting today
★~ Brad Pitt turned 50.
★~ The original Gerber Baby is 85.
★~ Kids born today will have no idea what these taste like
Little known fact, my Aunt Judi attended the Waltons 40th Anniversary! Yes. Really. I don’t have any of her pictures handy (soon) but she did post this message on her Facebook page: “Had a wonderful time at the Walton’s 40th Anniversary Celebration! Actually shook hands with Ralph Waite and got pictures of lots of the cast on the Red Carpet. Also met other people just like me….crazy about the show!!!” What can I say except my family is the wind beneath my Odd.
This year I planted my Paperwhites a little later so so they would bloom for the New Year. It looks like I timed it right. See picture at the top of the post. They are such hopeful flowers and they smell so good. My Amaryllis is just on the verge of blooming! Soon to be red and awesome!
Camp is tail wagging good.
I hope to head back outside today, with my camera, for some more pictures and on Sunday we’ll shoot my Christmas card which this year will be my New Years card. Some years are like that, ya know? Ya Know?
Odd Loves Company!