Earth Day, Jelly Bean Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥
April 22, 2013


★~ Today’s Quotes:  The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll

★~ Earth Day:


Every year on April 22, more than 1 billion people in 175 countries participate in Earth Day events. It is the largest civic observance in the world, and its purpose it to raise awareness about important environmental issues.

The first Earth Day took place in 1970. After witnessing the affects of an oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson organized a grassroots “environmental teach-in” on college campuses across the country. Many people believe that this first Earth Day celebration marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement.

To celebrate Earth Day, plant a tree, help clean up a beach or park, or just take a walk and feel gratitude for our beautiful blue orb and the support she us offers 24/7. Google has a cool interactive  doodle celebrating today.

Happy Earth Day!

★~ Jelly Bean Day:


You may have had your fill at Easter, but these little egg-shaped candies are always hard to resist.

No one really knows where jelly beans came from, but jelly bean researchers believe that they are descendants of the Turkish Delight, which has been around since at least the mid 1800s. Jelly beans have been part of Easter since the 1930s, thanks to their egg-like shapes. Every Easter Sunday, they share basket space with hard-boiled eggs, chocolate bunnies, and marshmallow Peeps. But today, jelly beans stand apart from the rest of the traditional Easter treats because today is Jelly Bean Day.

The earliest recorded advertisement for jelly beans appeared during the Civil War, when a candymaker named William Schrafft promoted sending them to Union soldiers on the battlefield.

~ It takes  an average of 7 days to make a jelly bean.

~  In the early 20th century, a “jelly-bean” was slang for a man of style and no substance.

★~ Today in History:


♥~ 1889 – Settlers raced to claim their own piece of earth when the Oklahoma Territory was opened at noon on April 22nd, 1889.

♥~ 1931 – A contraption known as the autogyro landed on the lawn of the White House. Before the Secret Service could come out with guns blazing, President Herbert Hoover shook hands with pilot, James G. Ray, and gave him a trophy! Don’t try this today.

♥~ 1972 – Apollo 16 astronauts John Young and Charles Duke walked and rode on the surface of the moon for seven hours, 23 minutes.

♥~ 1978 – John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd made their first ever appearance as The Blues Brothers when they appeared on US TV’s ‘Saturday Night Live’.

★~Born Today:


♥~ 1451 – Queen Isabella of Spain, Historians say Christopher Columbus wasn’t trying to prove the Earth was round in his voyage to the Americas in 1492, but was trying to find a shorter route to Asia across the ocean. Columbus was sponsored by Queen Isabella of Spain,

♥~1906 – Eddie Albert (Edward Albert Heimberger) actor: Green Acres, Teahouse of the August Moon, Roman Holiday;died May 26, 2005

♥~ 1923 – Aaron Spelling Emmy Award-winning executive producer: Day One, AT&T Presents [1988-1989], And the Band Played On [1993-1994]; Charlie’s Angels, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place; died June 23, 2006

♥~ 1936 – Glen Campbell – Grammy Award-winning singer: By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Gentle on My Mind, CMA Entertainer of the Year [1968]; Galveston, Wichita Lineman, Southern Nights, Rhinestone Cowboy; TV host: The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour; actor: True Grit, Norwood, Strange Homecoming

♥~ 1937 – (John Joseph) Jack Nicholson Academy Award-winning actor: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest [1975], Terms of Endearment [1983], As Good as It Gets [1997]; Five Easy Pieces, The Shining, Batman, Broadcast News, Chinatown, Easy Rider, Prizzi’s Honor, The Witches of Eastwicke, Little Shop of Horrors, A Few Good Men

♥~ 1950 – Peter Frampton guitarist, singer: Show Me the Way, Do You Feel Like We Do, I Can’t Stand it No More.

★~ Good Know:

What happens when you wring a wash cloth out in space?



Wishing everyone a very Merry Monday and Happy Earth Day.

20 thoughts on “Earth Day, Jelly Bean Day

  1. Morno,
    Cool space experiment. Red jelly beans are the best. Speaking of jelly beans I’m out the door, I have a dentist appointment.
    Have a good one.

    • Someday you will have to visit the jelly bean factory in Wisconsin and then you too will know these things!

  2. jelly beans give me a sugar rush. wow…..7 days to make a jelly bean! who knew?
    peter frampton! he was a favorite singer in high school & college.
    another beautiful morning. hope your day, too!

    • Isn’t it great. The sugar rush! They use jelly beans for that blood sugar test in pregnant women, because of the sugar rush.

  3. I saw Peter Frampton in Oakland circa 1975. I loved him. He’s 63 – wow! Happy Monday jelly bean!

  4. Loved the Canadian spin on the video clip. Washcloth shaped like a “hockey puck.”

    Happy earth day to all. A day of hitting the books for me today.

  5. I like jelly beans, except for the licorice-flavored ones. Somehow, I missed seeing them this year (probably had something to do with chocolate taking precedence!)

    Do you think the astronauts got a little bored walking and riding on the moon for nearly 7 1/2 hours?? I mean, there’s not much to see, is there? I wonder who was the first to ask, How much farther is it??

    • You know, I bet they did! And it could not have been a comfortable snacks. And what if you had to, uhm, you know. Excellent point!

  6. Jelly bean story. My In-laws took the whole family including my parents out to Easter Brunch a few years ago and at each place setting they had little basket with jelly beans. I was so proud of my precious children all in their Easter best and behaving beautifully. I was fine with letting them eat and count the jelly beans while we talked–until my 3 year old pipes up says in her high pitched, loud little girl voice and announces “I HATE THE BLACKIES.” Of-course a lovely African American family was sitting not far from us. My mother-in-law who my darling was sitting next too (Thank God) then says, “Darling, the Blackies are just as good as the rest of the jelly beans.” I slid under the table while my husband, parents and father-in-law started to howl with laughter. We left the restaurant at the same time as the African American family, and the mom stopped me and said, “Girlfriend, black, white or green kids are all alike.” We laughed together. But she may have laughed harder.

    • Liz that is hysterical. I am sure you were mortified, but it was all so innocent. Well, at least it made very funny story!

  7. You can have all the jelly beans but the black ones. They are all mine. I will share them with Marcie though.

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