Skyscrapers Day, National Welsh Rarebit Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
September 3, 2013

September Sunrise 028

★~ Today’s Quote: New for now: That’s the only kind of new there is.Unlike used, old, established, tested, discarded or broken, new is always temporary. Tomorrow, we start over and you get another opportunity to do something new if you choose to. Is there any other market that open? (Seth Godin)

★~ Skyscrapers Day:


Look Up.! Today’s we celebrate tall buildings. How tall? Since the term was skyscraper was first used in the late 19th century, buildings of 12 stories or more have been considered skyscrapers. The Home Insurance Building  constructed in Chicago in 1885  is considered the  “the father of the skyscraper.”  It was 138 feet tall and 10 stories. It was the first building to effectively employ a supporting skeleton of steel beams and columns, allowing it to have many more windows than traditional masonry structures. The building was demolished in 1931 because of safety concerns.

Burj Dubai is currently the world’s tallest at 2,717 feet– almost twice the height of the Empire State Building. Click here for more Skyscraper Facts.

Driving home from Michigan, on Sunday, Cole and I admire the Chicago Skyline and agreed it was the most magnificent skyline of all the skylines.

★~ National Welsh Rarebit Day:

Famous all over Europe, Welsh Rarebit is made with a cheese and ale sauce : served over toast.. Nobody’s quite sure of the origin of the name, but it’s generally believed to be a jest at the expense of the poor people of Wales, who  dined on a lot of rabbit and drank a lot of ale.  It has been prepared in British homes as a special supper dish and in taverns since at least the 18th century, and is considered by some to be a uniquely British variation on fondue.

Alton Brown recipe.

★~ Today in History:

♥~1189 – England’s King Richard the 1st, the Lionheart, was crowned.  Ironically, Richard primarily spoke French, and spent little time in England during his 10 years on the throne.

♥~ 1833 – The first successful one-cent (or penny) newspaper was published. Benjamin H. Day issued the first copy of The New York Sun. By 1836, The Sun had the largest circulation in the U.S.: 30,000.

♥~ 1951 –  Search for Tomorrow  (longest running television series) debuted on CBS-TV

♥~ 1973 – George Gately’s Heathcliff debuted. The comic strip, about a stylish cat in leather jacket and sunglasses, soon appeared in newspapers all over the world.

♥~ 1989 – Karen and Stan Sutton sailed back into San Francisco harbor 8½ years after leaving on their trip around the world. They made it in a 43-foot ship they built themselves, despite Karen’s chronic sea sickness. Along the way, the couple had two children.

★~ Famous Birthdays:

♥~ 1913 – Alan (Walbridge) Ladd actor: The Carpetbaggers, Citizen Kane, Shane, Star Spangled Rhythm, This Gun for Hire; actress Cheryl Ladd’s father-in-law [she married Alan’s son David]; died Jan 29, 1964

♥~ 1932 –  Eileen Brennan Emmy Award-winning actress: Private Benjamin [1980-81]; A New Kind of Family, Off the Rack, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, The Last Picture Show, Stella, The Sting, FM

♥~ 1942 – Al Jardine, guitar, vocals, The Beach Boys

♥~ 1943 – Valerie Perrine actress: Lenny, W.C. Fields and Me, Superman, Boiling Point, Sweet Bird of Youth, Leo & Liz in Beverly Hills

♥~ 1965 – Charlie Sheen (Carlos Irwin Estevez) actor: Two and a Half Men, Wall Street, Platoon, Hot Shots, The Chase, Men at Work, Young Guns, Major League, Major League II, Being John Malkovich, Spin City; brother of actor Emilio Estevez, son of actor Marti

★~ Good to Know:


Tip Tuesday: Top 8 Incredibly Quick & Amazingly Easy Awesome and Simple Life

Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach

Llama bring Joy to the Sick and Elderly. (I bet you thought they were ornery animals that hissed at you)


Cole took off bright and early this morning to meet up with his 12th grade classmates, and attend the Chicago Waldorf school first grade orientation where each senior will be introduced to their 1st grade buddy and his/her parents. I have a feeling our newly minted first graders are in for a wild ride and wonderful ride their first grade year as they join hands with the class of 2014.  Wednesday morning, the Rose Ceremony, a school tradition, will begin Cole’s senior year of high school. I will be back later to muse about the Rose Ceremony,  I need to dig deep and pull a few  pictures out of my archives.

Wishing you a terrific Tuesday.

Odd Loves Company!

12 thoughts on “Skyscrapers Day, National Welsh Rarebit Day

  1. Morno,
    Chicago has a very pretty skyline. I hope you put some meat in the Welsh Rarebit if you are making it again this year otherwise it’s just melted cheese on toast.
    I took today off to recover from the weekend and have breakfast with some visiting family before we head to the airport.
    Bet those first graders are duly impressed with the big kids.
    Have a good one.

    • Yes! meat in Welsh Rarebit turns it into a meal! You took the day off to recover from your days off? Must have been some weekend. Hope you have recovered.

  2. Good Morno,
    Missed you over the long weekend, hope it was enjoyable. Funny video. I’ve read a little about the impact the digestive system has on day to day life and how it can affect our personality, I Hope they do more research.
    Love Chicago’s skyline, very welcoming.
    Starting the work week on the road, and they are getting ready to board my flight so I had better sign off.
    Happy Tuesday.

    • Thanks for stopping by before you flew off. I thought the digestive information was interesting too. It makes sense, tho.

  3. What a heart-warming story about the llamas! I like them because they always look happy (kind of like they’re up to something!)

    Interesting about the psychiatry and the stomach. Wouldn’t that be a fascinating research project?

    Ah, the Rose Ceremony. Must be a very emotional time for parents. And ending for some, a beginning for others. Bet the tears will be welling up!

    Can’t imagine an 8 1/2 year sailing trip — sounds awful to me!

    • Me too. I can only last about an hour on boat that rocks. Yep, the combination of first grade parents, and graduating parents is a dam ready to break. It was an awe-full.

  4. I’m glad I’m not going to be at the rose ceremony. I just can’t believe Cole is in 12th grade.
    I love Welsh Rarebit with NO meat!

    • DM,
      Without meat, Welsh Rarebit is melted cheese on toast with a little wine tossed in. Try it with a little bit of ham or chicken!

  5. The llama story was wonderful. I have a funny story about one spitting at Chris…..but we will save that for another day. I still get hysterical 30 years later thinking about it. The rose ceremony sounds emotional, to say the least.Pack the kleenex….

    • I know! Lots of spitting stories. Made me want to make sure the Onion didn’t write the story. Please do tell the story!

  6. i like gazing at big city skylines. lots of history with some of the skyscrapers.
    my opinion of llamas has changed! sweet video of residents hugging & kissing them. i can see me needing contact with furry friends.
    nice traditions at cole’s school. traditions are important!
    good evening!

    • Traditions are important. I’m on the fence about Llamas, I have always heard they were spitters and hissers perhaps those llamas weren’t properly socialized young enough.

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