Chrysler Day, National Hamburger Day, National Brisket Day

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May 28, 2013


★~ Today’s Quote:  It is choice, not chance that determines destiny. It is choice, not chance that determines destiny. Navjot Singh Sidhu.

★~ Chrysler Day:

1928 Chrysler Imperial

Walter P. Chrysler was a poor boy growing up in Kansas; but on this day in 1928 he worked out a deal that made automotive history and took him from rags to riches. He merged his Chrysler Corporation with Dodge Brothers, Inc. The Dodge Motor Car Company had been purchased several years earlier from the widows of John and Horace Dodge, the two founders, by Clarence Dillon’s banking firm for $148 million.

The merger of Chrysler and Dodge, the largest automobile industry merger in history at the time, placed the newly consolidated firm third in production and sales, just behind General Motors and Ford Motor Company.

Twenty years later to the day, Chrysler Corporation granted its employees a 13 cents an hour wage increase, ending a 17-day strike. The increase was two-cents higher than the raise given to General Motors’ employees three days earlier. GM workers’ base pay was increased to $1.61 per hour and was tied to a cost-of-living formula. Chrysler workers received a flat $1.63 per hour with no ties. $1.61 or $1.63 per hour with or without cost-of-living ties was a lot of money in 1948.

★~ National Hamburger Day:


Nothing is more American than a big, juicy hamburger. Hamburgers and cheeseburgers have been a staple of the American diet for decades.

Although hamburgers originated in Hamburg, Germany, eating the burger in a bun is actually an American innovation. The hamburger sandwich was most likely invented in Seymour, Wisconsin. Each year the city hosts a hamburger festival called Burger Fest. That is where the world’s largest hamburger made its debut in 2001. It weighed 8,266 pounds!

~ Americans eat about 14 billion hamburgers a year!

~ Hamburgers and cheeseburgers are responsible for a whopping 71 percent of all the beef served in U.S. restaurants.

★~ Brisket Day:

Beef Brisket

Isn’t it nice to have a choice? Brisket or hamburger? One of the nine prime cuts of beef, brisket is best slow-cooked until it’s fallin’-off-the-bone tender.

Smoky Slow-Cooker Beef Brisket

Pot Roast Style Brisket

Texas Monthly: How to smoke the perfect Brisket

★~ Today in History:

Able and Baker

♥~ 1934 – The Dionne quintuplets were born near Callender, Ontario to Oliva and Elzire Dionne. They were the first quints (that’s five babies, for those who may have forgotten) to survive infancy. This increase in Canada’s population became known as Marie, Cecile, Yvonne, Emilie and Annette.

♥~ 1959 – Able and Baker were two monkeys who survived a trip into space from a launch at Cape Canaveral, FL.

♥~ 1961 – Amnesty International was founded. It won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977.

♥~ 1966 – Percy Sledge hit number one with his first — and what turned out to be his biggest — hit. When a Man Loves a Woman would stay at the top of the pop music charts for two weeks. It was the singer’s only hit to make the top ten.

♥~ 2002 – John and Margaret Majerczyk of Floyd, Iowa, revealed they had a pet buzzard. Buzz sat on a window box each morning waiting for them to come out, then followed them everywhere. Buzz really liked hamburger.

★~ Born Today:


♥~ 1779 – Thomas Moore poet, lyricist: Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms, The Last Rose of Summer, Oft in the Stilly Night; died Feb 25, 1852

♥~ 1888 – Jim Thorpe -Charlotte and Hiram Thorpe had a son near Prague, Oklahoma. They named him Wah-tho-huck, meaning “bright path,” but the world would call him Jim. In 1950 the Associated Press called him the outstanding athlete of the first half of the 20th Century. Olympic gold medalist: decathlon, pentathlon, [Stockholm: 1912]; baseball: NY Giants, Boston Braves; football: All-American; president of what became the NFL

♥~ 1908 – Ian Fleming author: creator of Bond … James Bond; When he was 31, he joined British Naval Intelligence and spent the years during World War II plotting intelligence operations, some of which later wound up in his spy fiction. His first spy thriller was Casino Royale, published in1953, starring the British spy, the stylish James Bond. died Aug 12, 1964

♥~ 1910 – Aaron ‘T-Bone’ Walker Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician: guitar: pioneered the sound that helped create the blues; recorded such songs as T-Bone Blues and Stormy Monday; died Mar 16, 1975

♥~ 1931 – Irwin Winkler Academy Award-winning producer: Rocky [1977]; Double Trouble, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?, Raging Bull, The Right Stuff, Goodfellas, The Mechanic, Home of the Brave, Life as a House, The Net

♥~ 1944 – Gladys (Maria) Knight singer: w/The Pips: Midnight Train to Georgia, If I Were Your Woman, I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Neither One of Us, Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me, Every Beat of My Heart.  El Morno’s Friend Oma wants to sing with Glady’s–Dear Gladys Knight .. . Can anyone help him realize this goal? 

★~ Good to Know: Have you ever wondered how a baby giraffe sleeps? Awww. 




Do you think they wake up with a crick in their necks?  (Images: Imgur – via Lost at E Minor)


Today’s tip:  Cole is considerate about putting the toilet seat down but, I’ve never been able to teach him to close the lid. It’s not a big issue since our dogs don’t use the toilet for a water bowl and the bathroom door is usually closed. However, I had just returned from a Starbucks run and was running to use the facility… I forgot, I put the lid down. The moral to my story: Always check.

Wishing everyone a terrific Tuesday!


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8 thoughts on “Chrysler Day, National Hamburger Day, National Brisket Day

  1. Morno,
    I like Hamburger and Brisket and happily owned a Chrysler. Too much of everything this weekend. It was all fun and good, but I’m ready to head back to work, and fortunately it is a short week.
    “Always check” is a good motto for just about everything.
    Have a good one!

  2. Good Morno,
    First official day of summer vacation. So nice not to have to git up up and move them out the door. It was a wonderful weekend and now I can sit and catch up on the computer and drink a second cup of coffee.
    Love the giraffe pictures. Brisket and Hamburgers are two favorites, but I think we will eat light for a couple of days.
    My parents always drove Chryslers until they got a lemon and stepped on by the dealership. They drive Honda now.
    I’m sorry but I laughed at your always check story. In my house checking is the only way to survive.

    • From now on I check. Always. Glad your first day of summer vacation started out so well! Isn’t it nice just to wake up and not have to rush off anywhere! Love it!

  3. i’m hungry……brisket & hamburgers! in these parts, brisket is king. my favorite restaurant is a small, family owned bbq joint. have known the owner & family for decades.
    have driven jeeps since ’89. critics pan them, but mine have been reliable.
    i love the percy sledge song.
    awww cute baby giraffe! my neck hurt!
    good day!

    • Of-course I belong to the Honda Odyssey dog club. Two crates fit snugly in back, but I have friends who love there jeeps!
      That’s it! I am slow cooking a brisket this weekend.

  4. Whee, I actually ate the Food of the Day (hamburger) without having read your post!! Must be on the same wavelength, though I wish it’d been Brisket (the BBQ’d Texas variety!).

    Poor baby giraffes — must be achy in the morning.

    • Glad you are back. I know, you want to stretch out the baby giraffe, untangle it. Virgos, compassionate and practical.
      Brisket would be good! Maybe, we should slow cook one this weekend!

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