Radio Day, Lemonade Day, Rant Tuesday

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August 20, 2013

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★~ Todays Quote: … all this ending is leading to more and more beginnings, isn’t it? It’s not ruined, it’s merely different. ~  Seth Godin

★~ National Radio Day: 

Vintage / Grass / Radio

Crank it UP! On  National Radio day we celebrate the invention of the radio, our favorite radio station  and your favorite radio announcers. Sing along and get down and shake it all out with your favorite radio station.

WWJ in Detroit, was America’s first commercial radio station when it took to the air on this date in 1920, using the call letters 8MK.

There are more than 12,000 radio stations in the U.S., and more than two billion radios in use.

★~ National Lemonade Day:

On Aug. 20, 1630, lemonade debuted in Paris. It was made from sparkling water, lemon juice and honey. That original version has morphed into dozens of variations and flavors, and is enjoyed by people of all ages.  In the 1870s, First Lady Lucy Webb Hayes was nicknamed “Lemonade Lucy” for her famous position as a teetotaler. The White House was dry during her husband’s term.

Our Homemade Lemonade Recipe

My sweet mother says Minute Maid lemonade is the best store bought Lemonade

My Favorite Lemonade story

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1741 – Alaska was discovered by Danish navigator Vitus Jonas Bering. That’s how the Bering Sea got its name.

♥~ 1945 – Tommy Brown became the youngest player to hit a home run in a major-league ball game. Brown, who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers, was 17 years, 8 months and 14 days old.

♥~ 1955 – Col. Horace A. Hanes, a U.S. Air Force pilot, flew to an altitude of 40,000 feet. Hanes reached a speed of 822.135 miles per hour in a Super Sabrejet.

♥~ 1985 – The machine that revolutionized the world’s offices, the original Xerox 914 copier, took its place among the honored machines of other eras at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. The document copier had been formally introduced to the world in March of 1960. In just twenty-five years, the machine, invented by Chester Carlson, a patent lawyer, had become obsolete enough to make it into the museum.

♥~ 1992 –  An 88-year-old man had to be rescued twice from a burning hotel in Mattawa, Ontario. He went back in to get his teeth.

★~ Born Today:

♥~ 1918 – Jacqueline Susann author: The Valley of the Dolls, The Love Machine; Susann he was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 44, and she made a bargain with God: If she could have 10 more years, she would produce something really big. She published her most famous novel, Valley of the Dolls (1966), four years later. She drew on her experiences as an aspiring actress to tell a tale of backstabbing, sex, and glamour, and it was a huge hit. At one point she had three books on The New York Times best-seller list: Valley of the Dolls, The Love Machine (1969), and Once is Not Enough (1973). She died in 1974, 12 years after her cancer diagnosis

♥~ 1923 –  James Travis “Jim” Reeves, US country singer. The first country singer to crossover into the pop market. (1960 US No.2 single ‘He’ll Have To Go’, 1966 UK No.1 single ‘Distant Drums’). Reeves was killed in a plane crash on 31st July 1964 when the single engine aircraft flying from Arkansas to Nashville crashed in thick fog.

♥~ 1942  Isaac Hayes   Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer, song-writer: Theme from Shaft [1970]; score: Shaft; w/David Porter: Soul Man, Hold on I’m Coming; actor: Tough Guys, Truck Turner

★~ Good to Know: 

old radio

When radio was new, it raised all sorts of questions about how it would affect our lives and what its benefits and drawbacks might turn out to be. Journalists responded to these questions in the same way they always have, with trend pieces introduced by provocatively clickable headlines. Of course, no one was clicking back then, but they were doing the 1920s equivalent –noticing, stopping, reading, buying more. The formula that got them to that point has been working ever since.

According to Erik Barnouw, in his history of the early days of radio (A Tower in Babel), there were no articles about radio broadcasting listed in the 1919-21 Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature, but the next edition “listed a cataract of radio articles, going on for ten pages.” Here are 12 that could just as well be attached to trend-pieces on anything that’s newfangled today.

1. “How radio is remaking the world.”

2. “Does radio rob the song writers?”

3. “Removing the last objection to living in the country.”

4. “How ten concerns are putting radio to practical use.”

5. “Shall we advertise by radio?”

6. “Is radio hurting the church?”

7. “Ether waves vs. crime waves.”

8. “Are women undesirable over the radio?”

9. “Fight for freedom of the air.”

10. “Urgent need for radio legislation.”

11. “Decorating the radio room.”

12. “Radio, the modern peace dove.”



Tuesday’s is rant day! Feel free to share your rant about anything that ticks you off….

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11 thoughts on “Radio Day, Lemonade Day, Rant Tuesday

    • Made me laugh too….I had no idea about lemonade either…I always thought it was as American as apple pie.

  1. Considering I have plans today to work on making cards I may just have to crank up the radio in honor of National Radio Day !!! Great radio facts there, Katybeth! Good to know that after all these years it is still a part of daily life for a lot of us —it is always on in my car when I drive, and there is so much variety out there in stations.
    Love the cartoon….love love love it!

  2. luscious picture of berries. my favorites!
    i love music & have the radio on practically all day. it’s on for nik when i am away. when we lived in mi, my mom would listen to wwj in detroit.
    i enjoy lemonade. very quenching!
    good day!

    • I had you in mind with that picture :-D. I like the idea of the radio, but always end of listening to silence. Cole takes after me—Joe had something on in every room and would walk into a room where I was listening to the quiet, turn on the radio or put a cd in and leave the room. Use to drive me nuts. It was one of those marriage compromise things….
      Hope you had a terrific Tuesday.

  3. I just gagged, reading your story about the lemonade stand you stopped at — yuck!
    Poor old guy in Ontario. Guess he never heard the warning against going back into a burning building for anything. Though most of us would go back for a loved one, wouldn’t we?
    I’d never heard that story about Jacqueline Susann before. The good nuns always told us not to make bargains with God (though it seemed to work okay for her, didn’t it?)

    • LOL…Debbie, the story was worth the lemonade. I would never pass a lemonade stand and drink ever drop swearing it is the best lemonade I’ve ever had. It was early…I bet only a couple of people used that cup before me…however the kids first customer was the lucky one. And can you imagine the kids mom when she found out….he was such a cute kid.
      If its bad to bargain with god we are all doomed…It usually doesn’t work out as well for me tho….I’m more on the end of God works in mysterious way end of things..:-D

  4. It wasn’t an internet issue it was a power outage for most of the day. Still have no idea what happened. I wasn’t at the office so no internet. My day wasn’t the same without El Morno. My conversation were lacking.
    However, the power is on and I will see you in the morno!

  5. My husband, Ron , has been invited to be a guest on a local radio talk show this Saturday morning…it is an El Paso, TX History program and they want Ron to speak about the history of the car business in El is a three hour program and I am sure he will have no problem talking about the car biz for three hours, or more.. 😉
    Love lemonade..

    • WOW…That is so cool! Will it be taped? We would love a copy! I’m going to have to send Cole to see his grandparents and suggest they take a ride to EP. Tell him to wear a cool vest. 😉
      My mom swears Minute Maid lemonade is from Walmart is great…fortunately, she adds it’s not as good as ours.

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