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October 2, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia. Charles M. Schulz
★~ Guardian Angel Day:
This is first prayer Cole learned; his early childhood teacher use to recite it to the children and I use to say it with him at bedtime. The prayer is from a Catholic source but it does not belong to any one religion.
Guardian Angel Prayer
Angel of God, My Guardian Dear
to whom God’s love commits me here.
Ever this day be at my side
to light and guard and rule and guide.
★ ~ Name Your Car Day:
I’m sure your car has a name . . . because I can’t imagine that anyone who owns a car wouldn’t have given it a name. That would be like telling me you didn’t name your children, pets, or appliances. However, if your car is nameless, please use today to remedy the situation. Some popular car names are Betsy, Red Rover, Veronica, Buddy, Baby Blue, The Beast, and Goldie Locks. Our cars are named: Ody, Quattro, and June Bug.
★ ~ National Custodial Worker Day:
Custodial workers keep our offices and schools clean and tidy. Today we take a minute to offer a special thanks and perhaps a candy bar or a $10 Starbucks card to the workers that take out trash, mop down the floors, and vacuum in the wee hours of the morning.
★~ Food of the Day: Fried Scallops:
It’s National Fried Scallops Day! Enjoy scallops in soup, prepared as sushi, or bread them, fry them, or sauté them in garlic and butter and pair them with a glass of white wine. Bon appetit!
★~ Today In History:
♥~ 1871 – 70-year-old Morman leader Brigham Young was arrested for polygamy. At the time, Young had more than 20 wives and 47 children. He was convicted, but the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction.
♥~ 1895- Cartoonist Murat “Chic” Young created the long-running comic strip ”Blondie,” and Chick Young was the name of William “Bud” Abbott’s character in the monster movie parody “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.” Abbott was born October 2nd, 1895, exactly five years after the birth of another comedian whose career lasted from vaudeville to TV, Julius “Groucho” Marx.
♥~ 1971 – Rod Stewart started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Maggie May / Reason To Believe’, his first solo No.1. Stewarts album ‘Every Picture Tells A Story’ also started a four-week run on this day at No.1 on the UK and US chart.
♥ ~ 1950 – “Good ol’ Charlie Brown…How I hate him!” That was the punchline for the first “Peanuts” comic strip that appeared in newspapers on October 2nd, 1950. Charles Schulz wrote and drew the adventures of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and friends until retiring just before his death 50 years later.The comic strip Peanuts, from the pen of cartoonist Charles Schulz, appeared in seven U.S. newspapers.
♥~ 1890 – Julius Henry “Groucho” Marx was an American comedian and film and television star. He is known as a master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era.
♥~ 1945 – Don McLean songwriter, singer: American Pie, Vincent, Castles in the Air
♥~1948 – Donna Karan (Faske) fashion designer: DKNY line of clothes
★~ Good to Know:
This week, John Green looks at the origins of 42 expressions such as “beat a dead horse,” “peeping Tom,” and “silver lining.
My day has started very slowing. My get up and go is stalled. I am hoping a small bag of Lays Potato chips, cold coke in a little bottle, and a walk with Rascal will perk me up.
Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,