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October 7th, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire. Thomas Keneally
★~ Frappuccino Day:
Some say “frap” while others say “fra-pay,” but for today let’s all enjoy a Frappuccino!
The frappe is a chilled foam-covered coffee drink that originated in Greece in the 1950s. In the United States, frappes are usually made with coffee, milk, ice, vanilla ice cream, and sugar combined in a blender. In other parts of the world fruit frappes are popular drink.
Today let Starbucks make a Frappuccino for you or blend one up at home.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1919 – The Royal Dutch airline KLM was founded. It’s said to be the oldest airline in the world still operating under its original name.
♥~ 1933 – Air France was founded on the same date, when five existing airlines merged into one.
♥~ 1954 – IBM displayed the first all-transistor calculator.
♥~ 1058 – NASA established Project Mercury. The goal of the Mercury program was to have a man orbit the earth. That goal was achieved in 1962, when John Glenn flew aboard Friendship 7.
♥~ 1965 – Robert Mitera’s tee shot, aided by a 50-m.p.h. tailwind, traveled 447 yards to the pin, and dropped in for the longest hole-in-one in golf history. This at the 10th hole of the Miracle Hills Country Club, Omaha, Nebraska.
♥~ 1969 – Put on your headband, love beads, surfer’s cross and give the peace sign. It was on this day that The Youngbloods hit, Get Together,passed the million-selling mark to achieve gold record status. We are going to look so hot in those bell bottom hiphuggers…
♥ ~ 1975 – The U.S. Court of Appeals overturned the Immigration and Naturalization Service’s order to deport Beatle John Lennon. The INS had officially denied John the right to live in America because of his 1968 marijuana conviction in London, but the Court of Appeals determined that under U.S. law Lennon’s guilty plea to possession of one ounce of cannabis resin couldn’t be used as grounds to prevent him from obtaining permanent residency, and therefore he had been prosecuted unjustly. The court called “Lennon’s four-year battle to remain in our country … a testimony to his faith in this American dream.”
♥~ 1995 – A crowd of some 125,000 people were sitting or standing in Central Park to see Pope John Paul II. The pontiff’s message at the outdoor mass was geared to the role of young people in the church and the world. “You young people will live most of your lives in the next century,” he said. “You must help the holy spirit to shape the social, moral and spiritual character.”
♥~ 1935 ~ Thomas Keneally, born in Sydney, Australiia author is best known as the author of Schindler’s Ark (1982), the book on which the Steven Spielberg film Schindler’s List (1993) was based.
♥~ 1955 – Yo-Yo Ma musician: cello virtuoso: albums: Obrigado Brazil, Classic Yo-Yo, Bach: Six Unaccompanied Cello Suites, Brahms: Sonatas for Cello and Piano,Yo-Yo Ma Plays the Music of John Williams
♥~ Amiri Baraka – born Everett LeRoi Jones in Newark, New Jersey. Published author more than 40 books of poems, essays, and plays.He was the poet laureate of New Jersey during the September 11 attacks, and a year later, he read his poem “Somebody Blew Up America” at a poetry festival. In it, he suggested that Israel knew about the attack beforehand; the poem was labeled anti-Semitic and caused a huge controversy. The governor of New Jersey tried to fire Baraka, but discovered that it wasn’t legally possible to fire a poet laureate. So the state passed a bill that dissolved the position, and since then, there has not been a poet laureate of New Jersey.
♥~ 1951 – John Cougar Mellencamp singer: Jack and Diane, Cherry Bomb, Get a Leg Up, Hurts So Good; LPs: American Fool, Uh-Huh, Scarecrow; songwriter: Colored Lights
♥~ 1956 – James Van Patten actor: The Odd Couple [TV], The Chisholms, Young Warriors, The Flunky, Life Stinks, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, For Love and Honor, The Sunshine Boys [stage]
★~ Good to Know: Horsing around on a Merry Monday Morno
These foals belong to James, Jo, Amy, Jess and Rosie who run a family farm in the Buckinghamshire village of Aston Abbotts. Any place named Buckinghamshire has to be kinda magical.
Miniature horses and ponies are actually not the same thing. Mini horses are often bred to look like a smaller version of their larger counterparts, while mini ponies have wider, stronger bodies that do not necessarily resemble the proportions of a regular pony.
To learn more about mini horses, visit here.
Cole just took off for school in his VW Bug. Tripped out and then I sent him a text to tell him a tail light was out. I noticed, my Starbucks card took a hit on his drive to school and wondered if he realized that his Bug does not have cup holders. NO CUP HOLDERS!! He will have to buy a couple of those holders that hang from the window. Far out! A Bears game (if you can call it a game) and Russian Literature took precedent over a Bug blog post this weekend, but he is ready to bring everyone up to date with a blog post after school.
Hoodie weather has arrived. Happy Dance. Wishing everyone a most Merry Monday!
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