~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
June 3rd, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: “Sometimes when I’m talking, my words can’t keep up with my thoughts. I wonder why we think faster than we speak. Probably so we can think twice.” ― Bill Watterson
★~ National Egg Day:
Today is all about the incredible, edible egg! Wild fowl were domesticated as early as 3200 B.C. Egyptian and Chinese records show that fowl were laying eggs for man in 1400 B.C. Europe has had domesticated hens since 600 B.C. There is some evidence of native fowl in the Americas prior to Columbus’ arrival. However, it is believed that, on his second trip in 1493, Columbus’ ships carried to the New World the first of the chickens. Nearly 200 breeds and varieties of chickens have been established worldwide. Most laying hens in the U.S. are Single-Comb White Leghorns.
Sunny-Side-Up Eggs With Onion Rings & Zucchini
Greek Scrambled Eggs
★~ Repeat Day:
Did you know that today is Repeat Day? Did you know that today is Repeat Day? Why am I repeating myself? Well, because today is Repeat Day. If I told you once, I told you three times! Watch a favorite movie twice, have a second donut, or call a family member, and then hang up and call them back . . . and start the same conversation with them all over again. Torturing family members is always a fun way to celebrate any holiday.
★~ Today In History:
♥~ 1888 – There was no joy in Mudville this day, as Casey at the Bat was first published in The San Francisco Examiner. The author was not given a byline in the paper, but he was given $5. Ernest Thayer wrote a series of comic ballads for the San Francisco paper. Casey at the Bat was the last, and the only one to live on through the years. William DeWolf Hopper, first recited the poem at Wallach’s Theatre in New York City and then did it again It some 10,000 plus times.
♥~ 1937 – Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson of Baltimore, MD, the woman who was the cause of King Edward VIII’s abdication of the British throne, was married to the former King (The Duke of Windsor). This was the storybook romance; the king in love with the commoner gives up his throne to spend the rest of his life with the woman he loves. They lived happily ever after … in France.
♥~ 1948 – Korczak Ziolkowski began his sculpture of Crazy Horse near Mt. Rushmore.
♥~ 1998 – An 87-foot memorial to Crazy Horse, sculpted into rock near Custer in the South Dakota Black Hills by Korczak Ziolkowski, was dedicated after 50 years of work.
♥~ 1992 – TV host Joan Lunden was ordered to pay her ex-husband 18,000 a month support.
♥~ 2001 – Antony Larose of Windsor, England, got a moth trapped in his ear while trying to rescue a cat from under a bush. He said the pain from beating of the moth’s wings against his eardrum was excruciating. It was eventually removed at a hospital. He said, “The noise was unimaginable.”
♥~ 1925 – Tony Curtis (Bernard Schwartz) actor: Some Like It Hot, The Great Impostor, The Defiant Ones, Houdini, Trapeze, The Boston Strangler, Christmas in Connecticut, The Count of Monte Cristo; died Sep 29, 2010
♥~ 1926 – (Irwin) Allen Ginsberg Beat Generation poet: His poem “Howl” is said to have turned America from the 1950s into the 1960s overnight. It begins: ”I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix, angel-headed hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night…”
♥~ 1942 – Curtis Mayfield songwriter; Grammy Award-winning singer: Superfly, Freddie’s Dead; group: The Impressions; inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame [3-15-99]; died Dec 26, 1999
♥~ 1958 – Scott Valentine actor: Family Ties, Midnight Caller, Object of Obsession, Out of Annie’s Past, To Sleep with a Vampire, Write to Kill, Dangerous Pursuit, Deadtime Stories
★~ Good to Know:
♥~ In the mountains of Black Hills, South Dakota, rests the Crazy Horse Memorial. It pays tribute to the Native American war hero with a sculpture that, at many times the size of nearby Mount Rushmore, will one day constitute the world’s largest mountain carving. It’s unclear when it will be completed.
♥~ Korczak Ziolkowski is the original sculptor of the Crazy Horse carving, located in Black Hills, South Dakota. He began work in 1948, but died in 1982. His wife and children carried on with his dream to complete the monument.
♥~The Memorial’s mission is to honor the culture, tradition and living heritage of North American Indians.
♥~ The rock statue will be 641 feet long and 563 feet high when it is completed.
♥~ The first blast on the mountain (1948) was attended by five survivors of the Battle of the Little Bighorn and removed removed 10 ton of rock; today’s blasts average about 700 tons.
♥~ The monument will be 641 feet long and 563 feet high when it is completed.
♥~ The 87-foot face isn’t a true replica of Crazy Horse — there is no consensus about what he looked like — but an artistic expression of him, its creators say.
♥~ Building the monument is financed by a private, by admission fees and contributions. The monument committee has refused all government funding.
♥~ More than a million people visit the monument each year.
Up and out the door this morno. Two of my campers need to be at the Downtown groomers bright and early. Wishing everyone a very Merry Monday! Wishing everyone a very Merry Monday!
15 thoughts on “National Egg Day, Repeat Day”
Repeat Day you say? Repeat Day you say? 🙂
Wow. You are good at this! Good at this!
I took my kids on a road trip about 10 years ago and we went to see Mt Rushmore and Crazy Horse. Impressive even unfinished.
Eggs are good. I’m a big fan of deviled eggs.
I owe so off to work I go. Have a good one! Have a good one.
Morno! Morno! Mount Rushmore is so impressive! Deviled eggs are always the first to be gobbled up at a party. Always!
See you tomorrow!
Sunshine! Sunshine! Mild temps. Gorgeous day. Eggs, everyone in my family likes them. YAY. YAY.
Grand Canyon this year, Dakota in a couple of years. So much to see. Thanks goodness, my kids can manage car trips with frequent stops.
Have a beautiful day.
It was such a beautiful day! I took a lot of car trips as a kid–I think it must be easier these days–although I read a lot of books on those trips!
Grand Canyon soon!soon!Yay!Yay!
I wonder who was the first person brave enough to eat an egg?? How did they even guess it might be edible?
Does Mrs. Simpson look rather like she’s expecting in that photo, or am I just being catty?
Never been to South Dakota, though I understand parts of it are breath-taking. Probably would’ve been cheaper than Ireland, ha!
Sun is finally out — got to walk Darling Doggie. Happy Monday. Happy Monday.
That is an eggcellent question!! Well, aren’t you the observant one this Morno! I went back and looked at Mrs. Simpson and she does seem to have a bit of a baby bulge!
Sun out here—I was singing “It’s a Beautiful Day” all day!
Hope you and DD had a nice walk!
I didn’t know that about the Crazy Horse memorial. You’re be going .org any day now.
You take your campers to groomers? Talk about a public service!
Ya think? I would like that :-D. Yep we are full service—FYI–it costs over a $75.00 per dog…and they go twice a month. I’ve suggested to Cole that he consider becoming a groomer.
Love the quote of the day!
Or as I frequently say; “I’m the only one who can interrupt myself on a regular basis!”
I like that saying! But don’t you secretly hate it when you interrupt you?
never been to crazy horse. another amazing monument.
had surgery on my achilles this morning. now begins healing!
OUCH OUCH! How do you have to heal? Does it hurt really bad? Don’t tell me if it does. Well at least you have your precious fur to keep you company! But still….
I went to Mount Rushmore when I was a kid—I still remember it was very cool, but Crazy Horse was progressing very slowly. My dad took Cole and he said they had moved along a bit but doubts it will ever be done. They are working on Native American time and depending on contributions and donations…slow work.
no pain. had a nerve block that is still working. pain med, too. recovery/rehab tends to be long. 1st two weeks on my duff with foot elevated & gel packs. see dr in two weeks. non-weight bearing for a while. so far, so good!
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