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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.
♥~ 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.
♥ ~ 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.
♥~ 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!