Sunglass Day, Orange Blossom Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
June 27, 2013

Orange-Blossom Special

 ★~Today’s Quote:  You know you’re getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It’s like, ‘See if you can blow this out.’Jerry Seinfeld

★~ Sunglasses Day:


It’s Sunglasses Day! Some say, sunglasses are quite possibly the most important fashion accessory of the entire summer season. Humans have been wearing protective eyewear for centuries, but the stylish designs we’re accustomed to today are a much more recent invention.

During the prehistoric era, the Inuit people used walrus ivory to create sun goggles, which blocked out the powerful rays of sun that reflected off the snow and ice. By the 1700s, doctors were regularly prescribing tinted glasses for vision correction, and by the 1930s the Foster Grant company was selling modern-day sunglasses on the boardwalk of Atlantic City, New Jersey. On the eve of World War II, a little company called Ray Ban began producing anti-glare sunglasses for pilots. “Aviators” became the first commercially successful sunglasses.

To celebrate Sunglasses Day, sport your favorite shades all day long! Or perhaps, you can suggest where I might have left my sunglasses.

★~ Orange Blossom Day:


The popular Orange Blossom cocktail was invented way back during Prohibition, to soften the taste of bathtub gin. Because of its intoxicating fragrance, the blossom is also used as an additive to honey, tea, incense, perfumes, and in decorative floral arrangements for weddings around the world. Celebrate today by enjoying an Orange Blossom Cocktail, adding the fragrant orange blossom to your humble abode, or by just calling a friend in Florida and wishing them “Happy Orange Blossom Day”—after all, the Orange Blossom is Florida’s state flower. Happy Orange Blossom Day, Dear Cousin!

★~ Today in History:


★~ 1859- HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO “HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU”.  The melody of probably the most often sung song in the world, “Happy Birthday to You,” was composed by Mildred J. Hill, a schoolteacher born at Louisville, KY, on this date. Her younger sister, Patty Smith Hill, was the author of the lyrics, which were first published in 1893 as “Good Morning to All,” a classroom greeting published in the book Song Stories for the Sunday School. The lyrics were amended in 1924 to include a stanza beginning “Happy Birthday to You.” Now it is sung somewhere in the world every minute of the day. Although the authors are believed to have earned very little from the song, reportedly it later generated about $1 million a year for its copyright owner. Mildred Hill died at Chicago, IL, June 5, 1916, without knowing that her melody would become the world’s most popular song. This is a cool (and kind of scary) birthday search.

♥~ 1966 – Dark Shadows began its popular run as a daily serial on ABC-TV. The show became a popular late-afternoon favorite for several seasons, then reappeared as a prime-time revival for a short, two-month run in 1991.

♥~ 1970 – The Jackson 5: Marlon, Tito, Jackie, Randy and Michael, jumped to number one on the music charts with The Love You Save. The song stayed at the top of the charts for two weeks.

★~Born Today:

Captain Kangaroo

♥~ 1880 –Helen Keller author, educator; advocated new policies to help the blind live in normal surroundings “All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.” ; died Jun 1, 1968.

♥~ 1927 – Bob Keeshan children’s TV host: Captain Kangaroo Clown Hall of Famer; died Jan 23, 2004

♥~ 1942 – Bruce Johnson, Bruce Johnston, Rock musician, singer The Beach Boys

♥~ 1951 – Julia Duffy actress: Designing Women, Newhart, Children in the Crossfire, Night Warning

★~ Good to Know:


♥~  More people celebrate their birthdays in August than in any other month (about 9% of all people). The two other months that rate high for birthdays are July and September.

♥~ Close to 2 billion Birthday Cards are sent each year in the U.S. alone, accounting for nearly 58 percent of all cards sent.

♥~ The world’s largest birthday cake was created in 1989 for the 100th Birthday of the city of Fort Payne, Alabama. The cake weighed 128,238 pounds, 8 oz. and used 16,209 pounds of icing.

♥~The most famous rendition of “Happy Birthday” is Marilyn Monroe version of “Happy Birthday, Mr President” sung to President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden on May 19, 1962.

♥~ Paul McCartney’s Birth Certificate was auctioned in March 1997, for $84,146.

♥~ The Sultan of Brunei hosted the world’s most expensive Birthday Party to celebrate his 50th Birthday on 13 July, 1996. The cost was a whopping US $27.2 million. Three concerts featuring Michael Jackson costs US $16 million of the total amounts.

♥~ Anne Frank’s world famous diary was given to her as a present for her 13th birthday.

♥~ William Shakespeare’s died on his 52nd birthday: 23 April 1616.

♥~ A recent survey suggests that more people are born on October 5 in the United States than any other day. Can anyone guess why?

♥~ The least common birth date in the U.S. is May 22nd, not counting leap years.


Sunglasses are the bane of my existence. I just steal them from the grocery store lost and found. Add to the lost and found; take from the lost and found. Recycling at it’s finest. Ok. Really I buy my sunglasses at the dollar store. But I did steal a pair of sunglasses once. . . A pair of long lost sunglasses showed up in my purse, and I was thrilled because I really liked them and couldn’t figure out where I had left them. I was wearing them while visiting with my friend Judy in the parking lot at Cole’s school. Judy, is nothing if not straight forward so I wasn’t surprised when she asked me  “Katybeth, are you sure you are wearing your sunglass? I lost mine a few weeks ago and your glasses look just like mine.” I took them off and sure enough I had stolen Judy’s sunglasses when I dropped off something at her office a few days earlier.  I had to give them back and head to the dollar store…Sigh.

Do you have a favorite pair of sunglasses? Or do you shop at the dollar store like me?

Odd Loves Company!

16 thoughts on “Sunglass Day, Orange Blossom Day

  1. Morno,
    Running very slow this morno. Made it home around midnight. Good trip, accomplished a lot, helped, I hope and so glad to be home.
    I’ve had the same style of sunglasses for years and only lost them once. Front pocket is a great place to store them. I could use a drink but I’m thinking along the lines of a gin and tonic.
    Have a good one.

    • Welcome Home Mike!! A front pocket is very handy! Not my style tho…
      You deserve the cocktail of your choice! Cheers

  2. Good Morno,
    Wow that Orange Blossom looks great. I would love one with lunch. So hot and muggy today.
    My sunglasses are always AWOL and have been sat on and stepped on more than once. I buy cheap and replace often.
    Have great day!

    • Isn’t it a pretty drink? Hot and muggy here too. Sounds like we are a lot alike when it comes to sunglasses!

  3. My prescription sunglasses are a must for driving, so they stay in the car (generally on the dash). As for just running around or Sheltie-walking, I have a pair of Foster Grants that I love!
    I’m glad to hear September is a popular month for birthdays — that’s my month, of course! Nice to be among the “popular kids”!
    As for Oct. 5, probably because it’s nine months after New Year’s, give or take!

    • I’m guessing you don’t lose your glasses. Great idea about keeping a pair in the car! I might try that…Yep everyone wants to be a September baby!!

  4. I know why October 5th is the most popular B-Day. My Mother was born October 1st and is deemed a New Years Eve baby….Have a cool orange blossom on a hot humid day!

  5. I’m an August birthday. Loved it when I was a kid because mine was the only birthday (out of seven kids) where we were not only NOT in school, but we were away on VACATION. Always the last three weeks before Labor day. So mine was the only birthday where I felt special and honored ALL day long and my Parents were always relaxed and fun. Good memories. Leo’s rule!

    Ben’s birthday is September. Despite my best efforts to have an August baby, he defied me my being born two weeks late! An early sign of his ongoing defiance, but only towards me, haha.

    I can’t stand sunglasses. They drive me nuts because I always feel I don’t see clearly with them. The only time I wear them is Las Vegas – and only on very bright days.

    Well, back to the books for me. Today is the first of three (long) days on Contract law.

    • Great birthday memories! Leo does rule! I have a late July birthday :-D. Cole was two weeks late too. I’m pretty sure he was having a hard time deciding when to be born–decisions are not one of his strengths.
      Done for the week (writing this on Friday) sounds like you will be yelling TGIF!!

  6. that’s some howl there! throw that head way back!
    i seem to buy mid-range sunglasses & keep them on a short leash. i go nuts when they’re unwearable.
    that orange blossom drink looks very summery. not sure how it tastes though.
    good day!

    • I love a good howl! The Orange blossom tastes really good. I had one back when we were trying to eat or drink the food of the day every day.

  7. Oooh that drink looks fabulous!!! Perfect for a summer day. Sunglasses are a vital part of my wardrobe. I have a couple pairs and try to keep spares in both the cars but my absolutely favorite pair are my Maui Jims that I got in Canada about 5 years ago. They are sturdy and never fail me. Before them I had a pair of Oakleys that I ended up breaking by sitting on them one time but they were good ones too. I found that if I spend a lot of money on them I hang on to them…..

    • Wow, you have a sunglass plan too! I lose expensive just as quickly as I lost dollar store glass, I just feel a whole lot worse when it happens. sigh. An Orange blossom is very tasty!

  8. My sunglasses are prescription and I hang on to them. Love my Wayfarers. I’ve got two pair. One for me, and one for me in case you accidentally take the first pair 😉

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