Tell the Truth Day, Build a Scarecrow Day, Chocolate Day, Strawberry Sundae

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July 7th,2013

Making New Friends

★~ Today’s Quote:  Chocolate doesn’t ask silly question, Chocolate understands! 

★~ Tell the Truth Day:

truth or consequence

The whole truth and nothing but the truth, honesty is the best policy, once you practice to deceive what an ugly web you weave, truth is stranger than fiction, don’t you lie to me, I just want to find out the truth, in the end the truth will come out, the truth will set you free, life is so much simpler when you just tell the truth, truth fears no trial…

Today we are all challenged to go one whole day without telling a lie or saying anything misleading or dishonest to others.

However, remember what your mom always said: if you can’t say something nice, it’s better not to say anything at all; think before you open your mouth; what you don’t know won’t hurt you; and, to quote my own mom, “the truth can be overrated.”

★~ Build a Scarecrow Day :


Are birds eating all of the fruits and vegetables in your garden faster than you can pick them? Solve your problem with a little hay, old clothes and a hat! Wa La a Scarecrow. Or plant two poles on either side of your garden, attach a string and then dangle small items from the string over your fruits and vegetables. Garden predators do not like things moving near then or over them.

★~  Chocolate Day: 


There are a number of dates throughout the year promoting variations of local, national or international Chocolate Day – However, the El Morno research team believes today is the true, definitive, ‘Chocolate Day‘, so celebrate with some of the high cocoa, rich, dark chocolate that makes you go tingly inside! And don’t worry we’ll celebrate all the chocolate days! We are not purist.

★~ Strawberry Sundae: 

stawberry sundaee

If you’re looking for the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day, then look no further. A strawberry sundae made with ice cream, whipped cream, and fresh strawberries will do the trick!

★~ Today in History:


♥~ 1950 – Jack Walsh, from Trenton, NJ set a world weightlifting record of 4,235 pounds! (Like lifting two medium-sized cars). He beat the record that was set in 1905 when a weightlifter hoisted 4,140 pounds on his back. Weighty issues, indeed.

♥~ 1961– James R. Hoffa was reelected president of the Teamsters labor union — by acclamation.

♥~ 1990 – The world’s three most famous tenors – Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras – performed their first concert together. The performance, in Rome on the eve of the World Cup soccer final, earned millions of dollars for charity. An album of the event, Carreras Domingo Pavarotti – in Concert, was a surprise hit on the pop charts, and eventually became the best-selling classical album of all-time

♥~ 2007 – The new seven wonders of the world (as picked in a global poll organized by the private New7Wonders Foundation): The Great Wall of China, Rome’s Colosseum, India’s Taj Mahal, Peru’s Macchu Picchu, Jordan’s Petra, Brazil’s Statue of Christ Redeemer and Mexico’s Chichen Itza pyramid.

★~Born Today:


♥ ~ 1906 – Satchel Paige Baseball Hall of Famer: pitcher: Cleveland Indians [World Series: 1948], St. Louis Browns [all-star: 1953], KC Athletics; legend in Negro leagues, thrilling fans with his famous ‘hesitation pitch’; died June 8, 1982

♥~ 1927 – Doc (Carl) Severinsen trumpeter, bandleader: The Tonight Show Band, The Doc Severinsen Band; played with Charlie Barnet and Tommy Dorsey Orchestras; owner: trumpet factory

♥~ 1940 – Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) drummer: group: The Beatles; singer: It Don’t Come Easy, Photograph, You’re Sixteen; actor: Candy, The Magic Christian, Blindman, Caveman, Give My Regards to Broad Street; married to actress, Barbara Bach

♥~ 1949 – Shelley Duvall actress: Popeye, Nashville, Roxanne, Brewster McCloud, The Shining, Annie Hall, McCabe and Mrs. Miller

★~ Good to Know: 


♥~  In 1985, the biggest Ice Cream sundae was made in California. It stood 12ft tall and was made with 4,667 gallons of ice Cream

♥~  In 1988, the largest ice cream sundae weighed 54,914 pounds. It was made by Palm Daries Ltd. in Alberta, Canada in 1988.

♥~ The most common types of sundae are chocolate caramel, butterscotch or strawberry.

♥~  Chocolate syrup is the most popular sundae topping!

♥~ The worlds most expensive sundae cost $25,000 and set a Guinness world record for the most expensive dessert. “Frrozen Haute Chocolate,” a blend of 28 cocoas, including 14 of the most expensive and exotic from around the globe. The dessert, is infused with  0.2 ounces of edible 23-karat gold and served in a goblet lined with edible gold. At the base of the goblet is an 18-karat gold bracelet with 1 carat of white diamonds. The sundae is topped with whipped cream covered with more gold and a side of La Madeline au Truffle from Knipschildt Chocolatier, which sells for $2,600 a pound.It is eaten with a gold spoon decorated with white and chocolate-colored diamonds, which can also be taken home.


I thought this was interesting information about lightening: July is the worst month for lightning strike fatalities. Men (for unknown reasons) and outdoorsy types (for obvious reasons) are the most susceptible—You can read more here, New Statistics on lightening.  I was taking a walk with a pup a few Julys ago when Mother Nature decided to treat us to a lightening show;it was both amazing and terrifying. I could taste and feel the electricity as it  lit up the sky. Thank Goodness, the pup was largely unaffected as we inched our way safely inside; a much better place to enjoy the show.

Sundaes and Chocolate! Go forth and savor the day.

Odd Loves Company!

18 thoughts on “Tell the Truth Day, Build a Scarecrow Day, Chocolate Day, Strawberry Sundae

  1. Morno,

    Good day all around. We had a scarecrow in the yard for awhile but those bird brains kept using his straw for their nests.
    Thanks for the tip I can pick up some strawberry ice cream, and chocolate syrup for dessert tonight at my sisters.
    Passing on golf today and heading over to a friends pool. We couldn’t get it together early enough to golf and I don’t want to play in the afternoon sun. Guess I’m getting old.
    Have a good one.

    • Well I guess you can fool some of the birds some of the time and but not all the time. Or something like that….Pool sounds like the perfect way to spend the day, too me! Ice cream fixings a perfect dessert.
      Have a great day!

  2. Good Morno,
    I dropped in on such a good day. I’m truthful when it counts. Strawberry sundae sounds perfect, the temp has already past 85.
    Lightening fascinates me. Thanks for the link.
    I’m off to pray for you, have a lovely day!

    • When it counts is important! Thank you for giving God my best and praying for me….I can always count on you ♥

  3. truth, justice & the american way like superman? ok….i’ll try hard today.
    bonus day with chocolate & strawberry sundae! good thing it’s a weekend for that.
    yes, lightening is amazing yet very scary. did a 15 mile training run in stormy weather (with trees…) once without incident. i would like to think i am wiser now.
    have a delicious day!

    • Just like superman!
      One of those what was I thinking stories, but if you live to tell them it’s so impressive!
      Hope you indulged!

  4. Wow, that was some chocolate sundae, $25,000! Wonder if it was really that good!
    Beautiful long weekend here, not to cold, not to hot and a bit of rain in the late afternoon.

    • Well, even it’s not you get to keep the diamond bracelet and gold spoon!
      It was hot and humid here but dropped at night. So far summer hasn’t been my worst nightmare.

  5. I can’t get enough ice cream this time of year so think I will have a chocolate sundae with strawberries..yum.
    I don’t have much use for people who lie ..
    Ice cream is great but there is nothing like home grown tomatoes..had my first of the season today….wonder when tomato day is ??

    • There is a tomato day! I need to find out when it is and if it’s not in the summer we will move it!
      Hope you had a sundae with all the good stuff on it.

  6. spent time at the pool today doing exercises and floating around. Went and picked up Culver’s Chicken dinner for hubby and I indulged in a kiddie meal of 2 chicken planks and small fries. We had 90 degrees here today. Great day to be at the pool and playing with Chester. He is growing so fast and learning to be a good puppy.

    • Sounds like you had a nice day and NO COOKING!! You will have to share some pictures of Chester…he sounds like a cutie!

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