Teddy Bear Day, Weinerschnitzel Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
September 9, 2013

Early Fall Landscape

★~ Today’s Quote:  True life is lived when tiny changes occur. ~ Leo Tolstoy

★~ Teddy Bear Day:


A few months ago, we celebrated Teddy Bear Picnic Day; today we are just celebrating teddy bears. Those lovable, huggable bears that are great to cuddle and keep children everywhere company when the night is dark and the hall way to their parents’ room is filled with shadows.

Even if you don’t have your teddy anymore, we can all still celebrate  everyone’s favorite — Pooh Bear!

★~Weinerschnitzel Day:

Weinerschnitzel translates to “a thin slice of veal or other light meat, coated in breadcrumbs and fried.”  The dish originated in Constantinople, where meats were covered in gold flakes as a testament to the city’s wealth and opulence. As the recipe spread throughout Europe, common folk replaced gold flakes with affordable breadcrumbs.

When veal proves too expensive, some Europeans substitute pork for it — although German law prohibits the pork-based alternative from touting itself as “Weinerschnitzel” on menus. The dish evolved further once it arrived in Texas with the migrant German settlers of the 1840s. As beef was cheaper — and infinitely more available — in the cattle state, it often replaced veal in the dish’s preparation, paving the way for what we currently call Chicken Fried Steak. Paula Deans Weinerschnitzel recipe 

★~ Today in History:


♥~ 1850 – When California became the 31st of the United States of America on this day, cries of “there’s gold in them thar hills” had already been heard for two years. So, it’s no surprise that the nickname for the most populous state is the Golden State, and that the golden poppy (orange-yellowish in color) is the state flower

♥~ 1898 – Tom Fleming of Eau Claire, WI won the first logrolling championship — in Omaha, NE.

♥~ 1957 – The same song was #1 on the Billboard pop, country & western, and rhythm & blues charts: Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.”

♥~ 1972 – The 41st annual One Arm Dove Hunt begins today in Olney, Texas. Anyone with the use of only one arm or hand is invited. In addition to the dove hunt, events include Glove Swap, One Arm Jokes, One Arm Golf, and Cow Chip Chunkin, Amputee vs. Politician..

♥~ 2003 – A 28-year-old pregnant woman received $400 for walking around London with an ad for MicroBabies painted on her stomach. Zoe Ellis, who was 8 months pregnant, said it was a fun idea and she was proud to rent out   her “bump.”

★~Famous Birthdays:


♥~ 1828 Leo Tolstoy  Russian author.  Leo Tolstoy was a poor student and an avid gambler, but in later years he became a devout pacifist and anarchist. His books, including War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are considered some of the greatest novels ever written.

♥~ 1890 – Colonel Harland Sanders Founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, born near Henryville, IN. Died Dec 16, 1980, at Shelbyville, KY.

♥~ 1923 – Jimmy ‘The Greek’ Snyder (Demetrios Georgios Synodinos) oddsmaker, broadcaster: The NFL Today; died Apr 21, 1996

♥~ 1941 – Otis Redding musician, singer: [Sittin’ on] The Dock of the Bay; killed in plane crash Dec 10, 1967

♥~  1960 – Hugh Grant actor: Sense and Sensibility, Nine Months, Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Remains of the Day, Impromptu, The Dawning, Maurice, Extreme Measures, Notting Hill, Mickey Blue Eyes

♥~ 1966 – Adam Sandler comedian: The Cosby Show, Saturday Night Live [opera man]; actor: Happy Gilmore, Mixed Nuts, Airheads, Coneheads, Shakes the Clown, Going Overboard, The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Big Daddy

★~ Good to Know: Pig Drinks 18 pints and has a Fight With Cow 


No-one likes a drunken bore. But a drunken boar is pretty funny.

A feral pig went on a rampage at the DeGrey River rest area, just east of the town of Port Hedland in Western Australian, stealing three six-packs of beer and guzzling the down, and starting a fight with a nearby cow.

An onlooker commented, “in the middle of the night these people camping opposite us heard a noise, so they got their torch out and shone it on the pig and there he was, scrunching away at their cans. Then he went and raided all the rubbish bags. There were some other people camped right on the river and they saw him being chased around their vehicle by a cow.”

The hog was last seen resting under a tree, probably hoping someone would offer him some aspirin for his monster hangover.


Why the pig story? I don’t really know, I just thought it might bring a giggle to your Monday Morno.

It’s suppose to be in the 90’s today so my campers and I will hang out inside with the AC blasting. Our weather this summer has been very odd.

Wishing you a very Merry Monday!


12 thoughts on “Teddy Bear Day, Weinerschnitzel Day

  1. The pig story did make me laugh!!! Leave it to the Aussies ! I do remember the feral pigs were out of control there. We saw pig hunter trucks with inhabitants that I would not want to tangle with…just saying.
    Gonna be hot here, too, so I am going to do all the inside stuff today and not stress out about the outside stuff. Stay cool!

    • I had no idea about the wild Aussie pigs. I stayed inside most of the day. My campers had no interest in being outside even with the pool set up.

  2. Morno,
    Head cold slowing me down this morno. I know how that pig feels except I didn’t have the fun of drinking the beer.
    The couch and soup for me today, I need to beat this cold back so I can get on with my week.
    Have a good one.

  3. Got my walk in before 7:45 and it is so humid already my hair was damp. Off to start a new session of line dancing today after being down the month of August. Was a nice vacation.back in the groove as they say…whoever THEY are. Have a nice day with your campers and Rascal.

    • THEY, sheesh you haven’t met them either? I think “THEY” hangs out a lot with “EVERYBODY.” Hope the air was blasting while you all toed the line.

  4. I can’t bear the thought of veal, but I love Weinerschnitzel made with pork. We had a young German guy staying with us one summer and he prepared it for us. Love at first bite.

    Might be cooler down here today than in Chicago, but after our rainy summer, it’s now too dry. You’re right; weird weather, indeed.

    • I don’t eat veal. And the only Weinerschnitzel I’ve ever had is a der Weinerschnitzel. But I love anything pork so I’m pretty sure I would love Weinerschnitzel made with it.
      I’m thinking about wrapping a towel around me, laying in the lounger outside and pretending I am taking a sauna. If I had a houseboy that could bring me a drink with a little umbrella…I could call it perfect. Oh wait, maybe a fan girl behind me creating a nice breeze….too.

  5. Pig story did give me a chuckle!
    I like the idea of Teddy Bear Day. A bear solves a lot of problems, both for scared kids and for worried moms (okay, don’t laugh. You obviously aren’t missing your boy the way I am!)
    Stay inside — it’s beastly out there. Glad I did my walk early, when the breeze was stirring!

    • Don’t you have a stuffed rabbit? I thought your mother pitched the bear (hope you used that one in therapy!) We should have a stuffed rabbit day.
      Your missing and worrying about my boy? That is so nice; of-course he is planning your next car for you. Will your favorite Domer do my taxes?

      OMG HOT. Bad tomorrow, relief by the end of the week, thank goodness.

  6. So feral pigs make mean drunks?! Good to know!
    We did in fact have rain yesterday after I pleaded for rain. To aid in the effort, I did water that morning.
    90* anywhere is too hot especially in the northern states. My opinion of course. I feel for you!
    Good afternoon!

    • Yep, if you see a drunk feral pig in the old hood, take off in the other direction!
      Glad you had some rain. It is 8:30pm and the temp is 88F,
      55%, and feels like 93. By Friday it is suppose to be 66F. Having weather this hot in September is downright Odd. However, it is only our 11th 90-degree day of the year. And may I just say, who cares, ITS HOT.

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