★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
July 28, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: “I want to live my life, not record it.” ― Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
★~ Tupperware Day:
Do you love Tupperware? I use to. I remember vividly watching Joe pack up leftovers in my favorite tupperware (my favorite tupperware in the whole world), and hand it to an elderly neighbor that was leaving our house after a party. He promised to bring it back, but he didn’t and I grieved a long time over the loss of the finest piece of tupperware we ever owned. But now, I’m over tupperware. I’ve tried countless ways to organize my tupperware, but I still end up digging through the cabinets looking for a lid that had disappeared. It was depressing. These days, I use the plastic shower cap type covers that you can buy in different sizes at the grocery store and zip lock bags. It works.
Today might be a good day to clean up your Tupperware cabinet. If it doesn’t have a lid pitch it. It’s gone. Forever. I know. Let it go. Sigh.
★~ Milk Chocolate Day:
After it was imported from America beginning in the 16th century, the upper crust of Europe fell in love with chocolate — but they only knew it as a ground-up mixture that was made into a bitter-tasting drink. Back in those days, the expensive stuff was even made illegal in certain areas. Many believed that it was an aphrodisiac, a medicine, or a potion used by those who were up to no good.
It wasn’t until the late 18th century that the first “eating chocolate” began to be produced, mixing cocoa with sugar and adding thickeners. Francois-Louis Cailler discovered a way to produce chocolate in bar form and opened the first Swiss chocolate factory in Vevey 1819. By the mid-19th century, sweetened chocolate bars were the rage all across the continent.
Another Swiss chocolatier, Nestlé, soon brought a new format to the table by adding condensed milk to the mixture and developing milk chocolate. Switzerland and Belgium became world leaders in fine chocolate. In England, the Cadbury brothers opened a shop, and then in America, Milton Hershey’s name became synonymous with chocolate.
Indulge your chocolate sweet tooth today with Hershey’s, Cadbury’s, Nestle or Dove. Splurge on some Godiva, Sees, Burie, Del Rey, or perhaps even something from the famous Belgian chocolatiers, Goossens. Buy your chocolate delight in line at the grocery store, or at a chocolate boutique; it really does not matter as long as you celebrate Milk Chocolate Day with a piece of milk chocolate that makes you sigh with delight.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1586 – The first potatoes arrived in England from Colombia, brought by Sir Thomas Harriot.
♥~ 1933 – The singing telegram was introduced on this day. The first person to receive a singing telegram was singer Rudy Vallee, in honor of his 32nd birthday.
♥~ 1973 – Over 600-thousand attended history’s largest rock festival at New York’s Watkins Glen raceway. Headliners were the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers, and the Band.
♥~ 1973 – On this day, exactly a year after their first date, TV’s Six Million Dollar Man, Lee Majors, married one of Charlie’s Angels, Farrah Fawcett. The new Farrah Fawcett-Majors was named one of the 10 most beautiful women on the campus of the University of Texas.
♥~ In 1994 – Parent Day President Bill Clinton signed into law the resolution unanimously adopted by the U. S. Congress establishing the fourth Sunday of every July as Parents’ Day, a perennial day of commemoration similar to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. According to the Congressional Resolution, Parents’ Day is established for “recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children.” I think this comic sums up Parent Day for Most of Us: Luann .
♥~ 2001- An electricity company in Italy started sending bills to dead people and leaving them on their graves. The bills were sent to tombs when the company could not trace relatives who had asked for graves to be lit up at night. The company said it hoped relatives visiting the graves would pay them.
♥~1866 – Beatrix (Helen) Potter children’s stories author: Peter Rabbit books; died Dec 22, 1943
♥ ~ 1907 – Earl Tupper inventor, even as a youngster Earl was a salesman and inventor. He sold the farms produce and came up with new and innovative way to save time on the the farm. He learned about polyethylene plastics while working at DuPont for a year but quickly became bored with corporate life and took what he learned about plastics and developed clear storage containers with watertight flexible lids, which he called tupperware. And now in homes everywhere families are on their hands and knees searching for the one missing lid.
♥~ 1929 – Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis First Lady: wife of 35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy; wife of Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis; editor: Doubleday Publishing; died May 19, 1994
♥~ 1945 – Jim Davis cartoonist: Garfield
♥~ 1949 – Peter Doyle singer: group: The New Seekers: I’d like to Teach the World to Sing, Look What They’ve Done to My Song Ma
★~ Good to Know: Fun Links
♥~ Mosaic helps girl in wheelchair make artistic statement (Chicago Tribune)
♥~ “I took a series of 1950′s and 60′s-era coffee commercials from the Prelinger Archives and edited them down to just the moments when the guys were the biggest jerks to their wives about coffee.”
♥~ George H.W. Bush shaves head in solidarity with cancer-stricken child
Chicago is still experiencing a cold front and I’m lovin’ it. The the high will be in the low 70’s today. I’m planning to buy some Pino wood and build a fire in the outside fire pit this morno.
Hope everyone has a delightful Sunday!
11 thoughts on “Milk Chocolate Day, Tupperware Day”
Everyone recorded Jackie O’s life as she lived it and I for one am so glad they did. She was beautiful, smart and elegant. Now off to get some milk chocolate to celebrate the day. Enjoy your fire as I enjoy the Sunshine. We are getting so little this summer. Raining just about everyday in Alabama. Rain is better than drought. Have a blessed day.
Jackie O was fascinating. We had so much rain earlier in the summer, we were all considering building a community ark! Hope you ate your chocolate in the sunshine!
Good weather for Golf again today and Milk Chocolate Day. Winning all the way around.
I deserve that medal a couple times a week, at least. Those men in the coffee commercials would be wearing their coffee these days. Women are a lot more hostile than they use to be. Smile.
Have a good one.
P.S I own one piece of tupperware. It has a lid and belongs to my sister. I wonder if she misses it because I use it all the time.
Mike! Come clean with your sis and give her back her tupperware. Of-course she misses it! I bet you can find a replacement and you will feel so much better.
We are more hostile and for good reason!
Hope you had a wonderful day. ;-D
Beautiful Sunday Morno. Perfect weather. Great links… funny and up lifting. I love Beatrix Potter stories. I have given my nieces the complete collection and still like to read them aloud. My tupperware is a mess, it might even be cohabitating with some rubbermaid. Gasp. Those “shower cap” covers sound interesting, I’ll have to look for them at the store.
Off to church. Hope they have good cookies afterwards. I’m starved already. Yes, I’ll pray for you all.
Enjoy your day!
Oh WOW letting your tupperware hang with rubbermaid could cause you big trouble. Be careful. The shower caps are a little costly but I find them to be very useful.
Thank you for putting in a good word for me!
even though dark chocolate is healthier, i crave milk chocolate. i still support birth state pa hershey’s chocolate!
uplifting story & beautiful mosaic in chicago.
didn’t realize jackie o was only 65.
i have collected so many tupperware type containers this summer. guess i’ll keep them around for a while since i took the time to wash them. yes….they all have lids!
enjoy your fire pit this morning!
Sigh. Lids. I support PA hershey chocolate too! My favorite candy bar is a Hershey milk chocolate with almonds.
The fire pit was fun. And I took my camera outside too—check out some of the pictures. https://www.facebook.com/camprunapup
I’m a big fan of chocolate — the milk chocolate variety suits me very well!
We’re loving this cool spell, too. Triple-D delights in his morno walks and doesn’t seem at all fazed by achy joints.
You know I’m a Virgo, right? Well, naturally we organize our cabinets and have matching lids for all those pesky rubbermaid and tupperware containers. Your solution sounds feasible, though — see? I’d have never thought of that. We don’t all get here alike, do we?!
Nope! And you know how I am about my dishwasher, but have never managed to organize the tupperware lids. Glad both you and your pup are enjoying the weather.
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