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★~ Today’s Quote: Well-behaved women seldom make history – Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.
★~ International Women Day:
The first National Women’s Day, backed by the Socialist Party of America, was observed in the United States in 1909. Two years later, International Women’s Day was marked in numerous European countries, as more than a million people reportedly attended rallies for women’s rights.
“International Women’s Day has become a powerful day for women activists banding together to have their voice heard,” Glenda Stone, founder of the global hub International Womens Day. com, tells Comic Riffs. “It has also become a mainstream day for celebrating the success of women in all fields across all countries.
“The true depth that lies behind why this day is so powerful, however,” Stone continues, “should really only be measured by three things: the level of awareness increased globally for overcoming inequalities for women; the levels of action and finance that are allocated directly as a result of Women’s Day campaigning; and the decrease or eradication of inequalities against women worldwide.”
★~ Peanut Butter Cluster Day:
Peanuts, Chocolate, Carmel! Yum. Just take a few peanuts put them on a a non-stick cookie sheet and top with melted caramel and chocolate. Allow then to cool and then break apart and eat! If you don’t eat peanuts just pop the caramels and choclate in your mouth.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1894 — A dog license law was enacted in the state of New York. This was the first such animal control law in the U.S. It cost dog owners a $2 annual fee per pooch in cities with a population over 1,200,000. (People population, incidentally, not dog population.)
♥~ 1930 – Babe Ruth signed a two-year contract with the New York Yankees for the sum of $80,000.
♥~ 1979 – Rod Stewarts Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? Topped the charts.
♥~ 1921 – Alan Hale actor: The “Skipper” who led the S.S. Minnow on an infamous “three-hour tour.”
♥~ 1943 – Lynn Redgrave actress: Georgy Girl, House Calls, Chicken Soup, Centennial, Rehearsal for Murder.
♥~ 1945 – Mickey Dolenz singer, drummer: group: The Monkees:
♥~ 1946 – Randy Meisner singer: base: group: The Eagles: Take it Easy, Best of My Love, Take it to the Limit
♥~ 1959 – Aidan Quinn actor: Legends of the fall, Avalon All my Sons
♥~ 1977 – James Van Der Beek actor: Dawson’s Creek, Standing Still, Texas Rangers, The Rules of Attraction, Varsity Blues, I Love You, I Love You Not, Angus
★~ Did You Know:
Funny Quotes from Funny Women….
♥~ Gilda Radner: “I’d much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they’re the first to be rescued off sinking ships.”
♥~ Simone de Beauvoir: “This has always been a man’s world, and none of the reasons that have been offered in explanation have seemed adequate.”
♥~ Shelley Winters : “I have bursts of being a lady, but it doesn’t last long.”
♥~ Roseanne Barr: “Women complain about PMS, but I think of it as the only time of the month when I can be myself.”
♥~ Katharine Hepburn: “Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.”
♥~ Zsa Zsa Gabor: “I want a man who’s kind and understanding. Is that too much to ask of a millionaire?”
♥~ Gloria Steinem: “I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.”
♥~ Joan Rivers: “I don’t exercise. If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor.”
♥~ Lucille Ball: “The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.”
And a few fact…..
♥~ There are currently 17 countries with women as head of government, head of state, or both, which, according to the UN, has more than doubled since 2005.
♥~ Of the 157 million women currently living in the US, nearly 85.4 million (54%) are mothers.
♥~ Generally considered to be the world’s first novel, The Tale of Genji was written in Japan around AD 1000 by Murasaki Shikibu.
♥~ In the culture of the Tiwi of northern Australian, all females must be married at all times.
♥~ The first female governor of a US state was Wyoming governor Nellie Tayloe Ross, elected in 1924. Wyoming was also the first state to give women the right to vote, enacting women’s suffrage in 1869.
♥~ Jeannette Rankin, a Republican from Montana, was the first woman elected to serve in the US Congress. She was also the only member of Congress to vote against entering the second world war.
♥~ The probability of a woman giving birth to a baby girl instead of a baby boy increases significantly the nearer the mother lives to the equator, research has shown.
♥~ In 2008, US army general Ann E Dunwoody became the first women in US military history to reach the rank of four-star general.
♥~ The sign sometimes used to represent the female sex (♀) is also the symbol for the planet Venus, and is believed to be a stylized representation of the Roman goddess Venus’s hand mirror.
♥~ Mary, Queen of Scots, was said have been a golf enthusiast, and possibly coined the term “caddie”, from the word “cadet”.
El Morno is late. It has a lot to do with a long day and evening last night (more on that later) and general slothfulness, as I stretch out in various sun spots around my house. Rascal is demonstrating….
Do you have a favorite women character from a book, television, movies……
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23 thoughts on “International Women Day, Peanut Butter Cluster Day”
Guess everyone deserves a sloth day once in awhile. Friday-such a great day of the week. Looking forward to the weekend.
Have a good one.
Thanks Mike for approving my slothfulness. I’m looking forward to the weekend right along with you!
Jo March from Little Women.
Was wondering if you and Cole had over-celebrated yesterday!
Since today’s sunny, I, too, am haunting our south-facing windows. But I took Dallas on a walk, so I feel I’m not being exceptionally lazy.
Caramel and chocolate are a great combination!
Down with a head cold..to much partying. Thought of you when I included the carmel and chocolate combination…minus the peanuts. 😀
Thelma and Louise comes to mind. I loved that movie. Peanuts, chocolate and carmel is a winning combination. Glad you have sun and a belated Happy Birthday to Cole!
I will pass along the birthday greetings. Not belated, it feels like we celebrate all month :-D. Thelma and Louise, great choice I need to watch that movie again.
Well, Beatrice from “Much Ado About Nothing” — and Rosalind from “As you Like it”. Scarlett O’Hara (book and movie). All the Broads from Absolutely Fabulous. RosannaRoannaDanna and EdithAnn
RosannaRoannaDanna! Lots of good choices!
The first favorite that comes to mind is Kate Daniels, from Iliana Andrews novels.
MMM…those novels have come up a few times recently, I need to check them out!
Happy International Women’s Day. Big fan of, Garcia on Criminal Minds.
Good one and favorite of a lot of people!
Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker in “Bonnie and Clyde.” And I liked Julianne pick ^ Jo March from Little Women specially as portrayed by Winona Ryde
I always found Faye Dunaway a little scary but she certainly was a strong women character.
Scarlett O’Hara, she never gave up and she never gave in.
It rained here today! Not a lot but it’s the first time it’s rained in many months.
And she ended up with Rhett, right? RAIN!!
gilda radner! gone too soon.
i like peanut butter clusters. glad they have a day all to their own!
my favorite women character is not in books, film or tv. i can’t think of one right now. how about my mom in real life? i know it’s not the rules though.
No rules on El Morno, of-course your sweet mom counts! Peanut clusters are so tasty!
By saying Carol Burnett , I loved ALL of her characters. She could make you laugh with all of them and I wish we had that kind of entertainment on TV now.
Carol Burnett is a great choice–she always made me laugh.
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