Fried Chicken Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
July 6th, 2013


★~  Today’s Quote: When one has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat. ~Mark Twain

★~ Fried Chicken Day:


Fried chicken has been around for hundreds of years; it was first brought to this country by Scottish immigrants. It was later perfected by cooks in the South who added flavorful and unique spices to their coating mix. It became popular because it was easy and inexpensive to make. Dipping the chicken into the flour batter, and then dipping it into the hot oil was like poultry in motion. Southern Fried Chicken recipe.

~ In 2009, KFC sold 11 pieces of chicken for every man, woman and child in the US.

~“Popeyes,” is named after the character Popeye Doyle in the movie “The French Connection”, not the cartoon sailor character of the same name.

~ Australia has Chicken chipees — chicken meat chopped and shaped into chips coated with potato crumbs.

~ Most popular chicken slogan: Finger Linkin good! (I made that up but what else could it be?

★~ Today in History:

John Lennon Paul McCarthy

♥~ 1933 – Major-League Baseball played its first All-Star Game at Comiskey Park in Chicago.  The American League won 4-2. Babe Ruth hit a home run.

♥~ 1944 – A fire engulfed a Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus big top in Hartford, CT. The fire, and an ensuing stampede in the main tent, combined to kill 169 people. Another 487 were injured. The tragedy became known as ‘the day the clowns cried..’

♥~ 1957 –  John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time at The Woolton Church Parish Fete where The Quarry Men were appearing. As The Quarry Men were setting up for their evening performance, McCartney eager to impress Lennon picked up a guitar and played ‘Twenty Flight Rock’ (Eddie Cochran) and ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula’ (Gene Vincent). Lennon was impressed, and even more so when McCartney showed Lennon and Eric Griffiths how to tune their guitars, something they’d been paying someone else to do for them.

♥~ 1968 ~ The Rolling Stones scored their fifth US No.1 single when ‘Jumpin Jack Flash’ hit the top of the charts.

♥~ 1985 – Tommy “Muscrat” Greene of Annapolis, Maryland, set a world record by eating 288 oysters in 1 minute 33 seconds.

♥~ 200o – Serena Williams beat older sister Venus to win her first Wimbledon title and second straight Grand Slam tournament.

★~Born Today:

Sylvester Stallone

♥~ 1935 – 14th Dalai Lama (Lhamo Thondup) Nobel Peace Prize winner: Tibetan spiritual leader

♥~ 1945 – Burt Ward (Gervais) actor: Batman, Beach Babes from Beyond Infinity, Robo-chic, Smooth Talker, Virgin High, Killcrazy

♥~ 1947 – Shelley Hack actress: Charlie’s Angels, King of Comedy, Annie Hall, A Casualty of War, The Stepfather

♥~ 1946 – Sylvester Stallone actor: Rocky series, Rambo series, Cliffhanger, Cobra, Demolition Man, Nighthawks, Oscar, Tango and Cash, The Specialist, Judge Dredd, Assassins, Cop Land

♥~ 1951 – Geoffrey Rush Academy Award-winning actor: Shine [1996]; Shakespeare in Love, Quills, Swimming Upstream, A Little Bit of Soul, Elizabeth, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

★~ Good to Know: 


Looking for a new way to describe the heat… Here are few ideas for you. (Joan H. Hall, editor of the Dictionary of American Regional English)

♥~ Hotter Than Dutch Love in Harvest (Wisconsin/New York)

♥~ Hotter Than Hell’s Back Kitchen (Vermont)

♥~ Training Grounds for Down Below (Macon, GA)

♥~ Hot Enough to Roast a Lizard (Peak, SC)

♥~ Awful Selsery (Kaskaskia, IL)

♥~ The Bear Got Him (“the bear” is heatstroke; South Carolina)

♥~ She Sure is A-Beamin’ (Silver City, NM)

♥~ Hot Enough to Melt Clabber (no location given)

♥~ It’s a Torcher (Bayfield, WIs)

♥~ Full of Moist (no location given)

♥~ It’s not the heat it’s the humidity. (Florida)


Two rednecks meet on a dusty country road. One of them is carrying a big bag labeled, “chickens.” “Chickens, eh?” says one guy. “Hey, if I guess how many chickens you got, will you give me one?” “Heck,” says the guy with the bag, “iffin you guess right, I’ll give you both of ’em.” The other scratches his head and guesses, “Um… five?

Last night the fireworks ceased and desisted so I did not have to use my air horn this morning. I was a little disappointed, but you know what we say in Chicago….there is always next year!  Cole and I are off to play in the waves today while Vickie runs camp for us. We’re both looking forward to our day trip and mini vacation!

Congratulations to Albuquerque, New Mexico on their rainfall!

It’s so hot….I saw a robin picking up a worm with a pot holder.

Odd Loves Company!

12 thoughts on “Fried Chicken Day

  1. Morno,
    Glad your neighborhood was quieter, but the airhorn story would have been funny. My sister was taking about frying chicken tomorrow. We only have it once or twice a year because it’s so bad for you (according to my sister, the cook)
    Hot here but rain is on the way so I am heading out to play a few rounds of golf before the rain hits and the humidity follows.
    Have a good one!

    • Fried chicken would pair nicely with strawberry sundaes (today’s post!)
      Hope you enjoyed your game.
      Who knows I might get in a blast this weekend!

  2. I was so looking forward to an air horn story….rats!!! But good for your campers! Enjoy the day of fun and sun !!! It is beautiful here so hope your day is just as beautiful!

    • I’m still working on it. I was kind of disappointed myself! And THANK YOU. More from Cole later, but the Mom sure appreciates your support ♥

  3. fried chicken has that appeal, but…….
    fla has it right! it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. as a matter if fact, there was a marked difference in the humidity at 6am today. here we go… the good to know dog has the right idea!
    wow….lucky you & cole going to lake mi today! i’m envious! my best friend lives in nw mi not too far from lake mi. she’s been after me for years to relocate there. i’ll be thinking of you & cole!
    have a great day!

    • My SIL and BIL have a house on a hill about a stones throw from the lake. Amazing house and view. Your best friend might have a very good idea!

  4. Yum, fried chicken! Glad your night was quieter — ours was, too.
    Weren’t those Beatles cuties? Look how young they were!
    Surprised you didn’t include these mostly Texas sayings about heat:
    Hot as the hinges of hell
    Hot as a two-dollar pistol
    Hotter than a fur coat in Marfa

    Happy Weekend!!

  5. Dadgum it. I wanted to hear a airhorn story..but, there is this weekend and there are still fireworks to be shot off, so I will hold on to that thought and see if you might still get to blast them with that horn…. Next 4th is just tooooo far off.

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