Pack Rat Day, Cherry Cobbler Day, Friday Questions

★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
May 17, 2013

Morning sun

★~ Today’s Quote:  It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.” ~ Lucille Ball

★~  Pack Rat Day:

Attics and basements were meant for storing old junk. But a pack rat asks, “Why stop there? If we park the cars in the driveway, we can also fill up the garage. And while we’re at it, let’s just live on the back deck and then we can use the whole house for storage.” Some may criticize the pack rat for living a life of clutter, but the pack rat lives by the motto, “Waste not, want not.”

What is your favorite treasure to save?

★~Cherry Cobbler Day:


The U.S. grows about 370 million pounds of sweet cherries each year — of that annual harvest, 175 million pounds are packaged into frozen, canned or maraschino cherries. Here a few ways to turn all those cherries into cobbler.

Old-Fashioned Black Cherry Cobbler
Quick Cherry Cobbler
Slow-Cooker Cherry Cobbler
Lazy Day Cobbler

★~ Today in History:

Van Gogh_Dr. Gachet

♥~ 1792- The buttonwood agreement was signed.Twenty-four brokers sat down to fix rates for commissions on stocks and bonds. From that agreement came what has been known since as the New York Stock Exchange or Wall Street.

♥~ 1932 – The U.S. Congress changed the name ‘Porto Rico’ to ‘Puerto Rico’

♥~ 1975 – NBC-TV paid a whopping $5,000,000 for the rights to show Gone with the Wind just one time. It was the top price paid for a single opportunity to show a film on television.

♥~ 1975 – Elton John’s Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy album was released and certified a platinum record on the very same day. It was the first album to be certified a million seller (in this case, a two-million seller) on the first day of release.

♥~ 1978 ~ Charlie Chaplin’s corpse, which had been stolen and held for ransom, was recovered.

♥~ 1986 – Whitney Houston became the first female singer to hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with three consecutive singles as Greatest Love of All reached #1. The other two were Saving All My Love For You and How Will I Know

♥~ 1989 – Vincent Van Gogh’s Portrait of Dr. Gachet was auctioned for $82,500,000.

♥~ 2004 – First US same-sex marriages . Massachusetts became the first US state to sanction gay marriage. Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples received licenses and were married.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1903~ James “Cool Papa” Bell, born in Starkville, Mississippi (1903). Cool Papa was perhaps the fastest baseball player of all times. He played baseball for almost 30 years in primarily in the negro leagues where records where statistics were not very reliable so we are not sure exactly how fast.

♥~ 1911 – Maureen (Paul) O’Sullivan actress: Tarzan films: Jane; Hannah and Her Sisters, Peggy Sue Got Married, The River Pirates; died June 23, 1998.

♥~ 1936 – Dennis Hopper actor: Easy Rider, Apocalypse Now, Rebel Without a Cause, Giant, Hoosiers, Flashback, Blue Velvet, Super Mario Brothers, True Romance, Speed, Waterworld, Space Truckers; director: Easy Rider, Colors, Chasers; died May 29, 2010

♥~ 1942 – Taj Mahal (Henry St. Claire Fredericks) entertainer, songwriter: for film, Sounder; singer: urban folk-blues

★~ Good to Know: Friday Questions for you….answer one question or all of them, don’t like these question…Add your own!

Good to know

♥~ “Strategic incompetence” is the art of avoiding certain tasks by pretending you don’t know how to do them. What tasks are you avoiding through strategic incompetence?

♥~ You’ve got a 500 mile drive ahead of you, but you can only listen to one CD on repeat the entire trip. What album would you choose to listen too?

♥~If you could take one class this year—regardless of expense, time, or if the class exists or is offered in your vicinity—what course would you choose?

♥~What was the first sporting event you ever attended?


The days have been warm  (I’m not complaining about the heat, yet), but the evenings have been wonderfully cool and DRY. My pups are loving it.  These two were engaged in a game of tag.  . . Toby tags exuberantly.

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13 thoughts on “Pack Rat Day, Cherry Cobbler Day, Friday Questions

  1. Morno,
    Cherry Cobbler looks good. I don’t have many treasures, ex ended up with those if we ever had them to begin with. I tend to let stuff I’m planning to read pile up.
    I’m pretty certain that I can not bake anything. Listen to the same thing over and over for 500 miles? Quiet. Believe it or not I might take a painting class, baseball game.
    Starting the day early, so I can head out early for some Friday golf this afternoon.
    Have a good one!

    • Why not take a painting class..something to do on rainy, no golf days! I’m with you on the quiet.
      Short Friday’s before Memorial day? Mmmm.
      Hope you had a good game.

  2. The cherry cobbler looks yummy. I made strawberry shortcake with some yummy berries from HyVee yesterday. I have a lonnnnngggg trip coming up and for once I am taking my car and not the hubbies. I am sad that I do not have XM radio on mine which saves me on long trips. Hopefully I can get the ipod adapter to work or else I may be forced to the one cd thing… to the library today to get a couple books on cd to break it up.

    • Yum. I love strawberry shortcake. Cole has a great adaptor for his car, let me know if you need the name. The sound is really good. I listened to When I Stop Talking, you’ll know I’m dead by Jerry Weintraub when I was in the car a lot and it was really good. Hope you had good luck at the library.

  3. Morno!
    TGIF. It’s been a long week and I am ready for the weekend. Kids are so ready for school to be out. Ok the questions…
    setting up the coffee pot at any school event.
    Beatles ‘Abbey Road’
    Calligraphy Class
    Highschool basketball game.
    Cobbler sounds good, I need to check out those recipes before I hit the grocery store for some weekend shopping.

    • Try the slow cooker cobbler and tell me what you think…come on, it’s your turn! 😀
      Ohh the coffee pot is such a good one. I just managed to never be around for that chore.
      I’ve always thought Calligraphy would be fun to learn!

  4. I think painting or cake decorating would be fun classes. However, I’m so busy with doing dog activities I don’t have time to take another class.
    Cherry cobbler looks tasty.

    • Some times Groupon offers one day cake decorating classes…You could learn to make big pink roses! I’m going to try the slow cooker cobbler when Cole comes home from his trip.

  5. i am not a pack rat. don’t like clutter… drives me nuts! my favorite possession would be my boston marathon medal.
    i’d rather have the pie than cobbler. cobbler is big here, but i just watch.
    pups playing looks like pure fun!
    answer time:
    washing windows although i am pleased to say i conquered that mental block recently!
    looks like a road trip with liz ^, the classic abbey road!
    chl class.
    probably a little league game.
    your answers please?!

    • I don’t like clutter either and neither does Cole. Of-course I married a hoarder. However, this is no longer a problem. Sigh. Boston marathon medal would truly be a treasure.
      Washing windows, I just read spraying a little pledge on them will keep them cleaner and streak free. I have not tried this tip and it kind of sounds like “ice cream bread”, but might be worth a try on a small window.
      My answers….
      Weeding—it’s my back, just sayin’
      Quiet. If I had to choose, show tunes.
      photoshop class
      UTEP basketball game.

  6. I am a pack rat trying to let go. It’s hard. Cherry cobbler sounds wonderful…..OH…and I got the socks! Katie, of course, thought they were for her and stole them and ran around the house. She thinks EVERYTHING that comes in the mail is for her. She’s usually right! Thank you very much!

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