Mother’s Day, Limerick Day, National Nutty Fudge Day

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May 12,2013

Mother's Day

Today’s Quote:  A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.  ~Tenneva Jordan

★~  Mother’s Day:


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Anna Jarvis spearheaded the first Mother’s Day events in 1908 to honor her own mother, a Sunday School teacher and caregiver for wounded soldiers during the Civil War. From that point on, she campaigned zealously for the holiday to become official and in 1914, Congress recognized it as such. Quickly, the floral and greeting-card industries became enraptured with the commercial possibilities of the holiday. By 1920, disgusted by the onslaught of remunerative avenues, Jarvis began urging people to stop buying flowers and cards for their mothers. In a press release, she wrote florists and greeting card manufacturers were “charlatans, bandits, pirates, racketeers, kidnappers and termites that would undermine with their greed one of the finest, noblest and truest movements and celebrations.” She went door-to-door collecting petitions to rescind Mother’s Day and spent the rest of her life trying to abolish the holiday she founded.

More phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year. These holiday chats with Mom often cause phone traffic to spike by as much as 37 percent.

In 2012,  $18 billion was spent on  Mother’s Day  Folks are spending around $150 on their mother’s

★~ Limerick Day:


Limerick Day celebrates the birthday of the great Limerick writer Edward Lear. A limerick is a five line stanza in spondaic hexameter, alternating with amphibrachs and amphimacers. (huh?). Ok. lets try again…a simple limerick is five lines long. The first two lines rhyme with the fifth line rhyme. Care to share a limerick?

Today we honor Edward Lear
Who was born on this day here
Wait what’s the hook?
Well he wrote a whole book
Of limericks we hold very dear


My ignorance was very clear
I had never heard of Ed Lear
T’is true about what they say
you learn something new every day
Let’s go celebrate with a beer

★~ National Nutty Fudge Day:


The first recorded evidence of fudge being made and sold was a letter written in 1886 and found in the archives of Vasser College by Emelyn Battersby Hartridge who wrote that her schoolmate’s cousin made fudge and sold if for 40 cents a pound in a Baltimore grocery store; Scottish tablet has been around for much longer, the first note of it being made in The Household Book of Lady Grisell Baillie in the early 18th century. There are several origin stories floating around about fudge: One says that a young apprentice caramel maker was left stirring the pot while the boss was out serving customers. By the time he returned, the caramel was so grainy it was ruined – but the customers loved it, and named it Fudge after the apprentice who mistakenly made it; Another story goes, that a college lecturer in Virginia, USA, was teaching a class in toffee making, and the temperature was not high enough and the results became  what we now know as fudge. This, allegedly, is also where the term ‘to fudge something’ comes from.

Fudge it today without or without nuts.

Maple Walnut Fudge
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Bars
Rocky Road Fudge Bars
Magic French Fudge
Chocolate Fudge Cake

★~ Today in History: 

♥~ 1847 – The Mormon pioneer William Clayton  became tired of counting the revolutions of a rag tied to a spoke of a wagon wheel to figure out how many miles he had traveled. So, while he was crossing the plains in his covered wagon, he invented the odometer.

♥~ 1960 – Elvis Presley appeared on Frank Sinatra’s Welcome Home, Elvis on ABC TV. Presley sang one of Sinatra’s hits, Witchcraft, while Sinatra did Elvis’ Love Me Tender. It was Presley’s first TV appearance after his stint in the the U.S. Army.

♥~ 1963 – Singer Bob Dylan walked out of a dress rehearsal for The Ed Sullivan Show and, citing censorship for the show’s refusal to allow him to sing Talking John Birch Society Blues, refused to appear on the show. The tune made fun of the John Burch Society and CBS censors told Dylan he would not be allowed to perform it, saying that it could be considered libelous

♥~ 1971 – The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger married Bianca Perez Morena de Macias. Mick couldn’t remember her whole name very well, so she became known as Bianca the world over.

♥~ 1973 – Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy album hit #1 in the U.S. for the first of two weeks.

♥~ 1978 – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that it would alternate men’s and women’s names in the naming of hurricanes. NOAA succumbed to pressure from women’s groups who were demanding that Atlantic storms be given unisex names.

★~ Today’s Birthdays: 


♥~1812 –Edward Learillustrator, poet, champion of the limerick; wrote the book A Book of Nonsense (1846). He went on to write Nonsense Songs (1871) and Laughable Lyrics (1877). He also wrote “The Owl and the Pussycat,” and he hundreds of limericks. died Jan 29, 1888;

♥~ 1820 – Florence Nightingale health activist, nurse: promoted the nursing profession, contributed to modern nursing procedures, founded Nightingale Training School for Nurses; author: Notes on Nursing; died Aug 13, 1910

♥~ 1907 – Katharine Hepburn Academy Award-winning actress: Morning Glory [1932-33], Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner [1967], The Lion in Winter [1968], On Golden Pond [1981]; Adam’s Rib, Pat and Mike, The African Queen, The Rainmaker, Rooster Cogburn, Suddenly Last Summer, Mary of Scotland, Love Affair; died June 29, 2003

♥~ 1925 – Yogi (Lawrence Peter) Berra
Baseball Hall of Famer: catcher: NY Yankees, NY Mets; manager: NY Yankees, NY Mets

♥~ 1937 – George Carlin comedian: The George Carlin Show, Award Theater, first host of Saturday Night Live, The Kraft Summer Music Hall, Wonderful W-I-N-O, Seven Dirty Words, actor: Prince of Tides, That Girl, Car Wash, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure; died June 22, 2008

♥~ 1955 – Kix Brooks musician: guitar; songwriter, singer: duo: Brooks and Dunn: My Maria, Honky Tonk Truth, You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone, Boot Scootin’ Boogie, He’s Got You, Hard Workin’ Man, That Ain’t No Way to Go

★~  Good to Know: 

This is my sweet mother, I would have no other! Happy Mother’s Day!

Mom aglity



Last night Cole came home after midnight from working on a school  project with friends (that is his story and he is sticking to it), I was still up and he walked over and gave me a quick kiss and said, “Happy Mother’s Day.” Best gig ever.

Hope everyone has a Splendid Sunday!


10 thoughts on “Mother’s Day, Limerick Day, National Nutty Fudge Day

  1. You’re lucky to have your dear son home for Mom’s Day. Sigh. But at least mine phoned (yesterday, anyway — who has time for tradition, ha!)
    I like fudge minus the nuts. My late aunt made the very best fudge, next to that sold on Mackinac Island!
    Beautiful, but cold, here. Walking DD after it warms up a bit. Happy Mom’s Day, Kb!

    • Tradition is for girls :-D. Your big day is coming up very soon and will be choked full of tradition. Ha. Mackinac Island fudge is so good, but my Mother’s is better. Something about homemade fudge. Lol..I once asked my dear and very old friend who makes fudge every Christmas if she would add nuts to my batch if I bought them and delivered them to her….After being astonished at my nerve..we struck a deal.

      Happy Mother’s Day, Debbie! It will always be a great gig.

  2. Morno,
    Happy Mother’s Day. Leaving for brunch with my Sisters family in a bit followed by a group outing to see Ironman. I like fudge. And from time to time I fudge a bit.
    There was a lady from Nantucket….
    Enjoy your day.

    • Thanks Mike! Have a wonderful brunch! I can’t wait to see Ironman and the Great Gatsby. Fudge a bit? I just bet you do!!

  3. Happy Mother’s Day to you!

    I think nutty fudge is better in theory than in real life. But maybe I should meander up to Machinaw just to check again. Never can be too sure I always say.

    • Thanks! Never can be to sure…always do a taste test. I love nutty fudge in my imagination and in real life!

  4. happy mother’s day! great action photo of your mom & trinket!
    love fudge. could go for some at this moment. i have plenty of ice cold milk to go along with it.
    not big on elvis, but enjoy the other musicians listed.
    good day!

    • Thanks! Yep they were on the go. I agree about fudge and milk. Our real milk (glass bottles) did not make it through the outage…Need to do a milk run!
      Hope your day was pretty and you and Nik could enjoy it!

    • It took me a long time to get this one….a very long time. I kept think, I know this is clever what am I missing, and then I figured it out…..

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