International Fairy Day, Praline Cookie Day

★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
June 24, 2013

Fairy Light - Glowing Jade Green


★ ~ International Fairy Day: 

Fairy House

Clap twice! Today fairy believers young and old to celebrate the stories, magic, and history of the Fair Folk. For centuries, fairies have been an important part of Celtic culture. In all of the ancient legends, these mythological creatures are described as intelligent, mischievous, and magical. They have the ability to fly and cast spells, and they live in “Tír na nÓg,” the land of eternal youth. Mortals don’t often see fairies because of the division between the two worlds, but sightings can occur at twilight or during Beltane, Mid-Summer’s Eve, or All Hallow’s Eve.

In his 1904 play Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie wrote that when the first baby laughed, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and that was the beginning of fairies.

When Cole was little, he spent a lot of time during the summer making fairy houses out of twigs and flowers and pieces of this and that; one day when he was around four he took a break from fairy house building to come inside and tell me the Indians (a plastic set of Indian figures bought in New Mexico) were visiting the fairy’s and he wanted  to offer them a snack. After, I gave him refreshments for his fairy powwow, I heard the Chief Indian say to the head fairy, “Don’t worry—we won’t hurt you. We just came for brunch.”

Fast forward 13 years and that same kid is packing a cooler to take on a day trip with his mother to buy a VW beetle. I hope he is packing good snacks.

★ ~ National Praline Cookie Day: 


Invented in France, pralines started out as sugared almonds. Settlers in 18th-century Louisiana replaced the almonds with pecans and added cream — voila, the Southern praline was born.

 Praline Cookie Recipe

★~  Today in History:


♥~  1497 –  English explorer John Cabot became the first European to reach Newfoundland since the Vikings.

♥~  1901 – Pablo Picasso, an artist with an unusual visual style had his first art exhibition.

♥~  1997 – The Air Force issued a report on alleged alien sightings in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. The official report said the “aliens” actually were dummies. Many people continue to suspect a cover-up.

★~  Born Today


♥~ 1947 – He wasn’t an alien – he was a “RoboCop.” Actor Peter Weller celebrates his birthday today (1947) – and so does his “RoboCop” co-star, Nancy Allen (1950).

★~ Good to Know:  


I’m off on a Beetle Bug adventure …Be back soon. I hope.

Have a magical Monday!

Odd Loves Company!


14 thoughts on “International Fairy Day, Praline Cookie Day

    • It was fun. 800 miles is a long day trip. But I had very good company, excellent snacks, decent travel conditions and we succeeded. If we had been coming your way instead of heading through Wisconsin…I would have stopped for tea! Thanks for the invite.

  1. Morno,
    We are sticking around until Wednesday. Some construction materials are arriving that we can help with before we leave.
    My daughter was a fairy fiend when she was little and so convincing I was sure I was seeing them.
    Praline cookies sound good, not sure if I’ve ever had one.
    Robocop classic movie.
    Good luck on your bug hunt.

  2. Good Morno,
    I can’t wait to here about the bug adventure! Great commercial.
    Love Praline cookies ^ Mike you have to try one!
    Clapping for the fairies. Picasso makes me a bit dizzy.
    Be safe and have fun!

    • Glad you clapped. Clapping is good. I like Walgreens Praline cookies. Really! They are very good. Joe got me hooked.

    • Thanks. I keep telling myself at least Cole has never asked me to make him a pink easter egg costume. . .

    • We went, we saw, we bought, I’m home 800 miles later–your grandson tricked me he said it was 399 miles each way…it’s the old 7.99 pitch. Snacks were good, tho. If you have not had a Culver hamburger (fast food) and they are in your neck of the woods try the butter burger. Best fast food burger I’ve ever had.

      • There’s a Culver’s near the airport on Higgins – where the Krispie Kreme used to be. Just sayin’

  3. Where are you going to check out a Bug ? Hope you find a good deal. You will have to let us all know. Have a safe fun trip . 😀

    • Thanks. We did find a bug to buy. It only took us 800 miles (I ask are we there yet after 25 miles). Pictures coming soon.

  4. Seems we both were traveling for our son’s this week! Glad your trek was successful, and I can hardly wait to hear about the Bug Project.

    • Have boys…will travel? Yes. Glad to read you were successful…your endeavor was a little longer range than mine!

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