Guardian Angel Day, Name Your Car Day, Custodial Worker Day Fried Scallop Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥~
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.

Click: Find out which ArchAngel was assigned to the day your were born!!

★ ~ Name Your Car Day:

Car Name

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!

Seared Scallops

★~ 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.

♥~ 2004 – A record 1,446-pound pumpkin was shown off in Ontario, Canada. (The record was broken the following year.)

★~Born Today:


♥~ 1869 – Mahatma (Mohandas) Gandhi political and spiritual leader: India; died Jan 30, 1948

♥~ 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.

♥~ 1896 – (William Alexander) Bud Abbott comedian, actor: Abbott of Abbott & Costello; Who’s on First?, The Abbott & Costello Show; died Apr 24, 1974

♥~ 1945 – Don McLean songwriter, singer: American Pie, Vincent, Castles in the Air

♥~1948 – Donna Karan (Faske) fashion designer: DKNY line of clothes

♥~ 1951 – Sting (Gordon Sumner) singer: group: The Police; solo: Set Them Free, Fortress Around Your Heart; songwriter: Every Breath You Take; actor: Dune

★~ 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,

10 thoughts on “Guardian Angel Day, Name Your Car Day, Custodial Worker Day Fried Scallop Day

  1. Morno
    Nice picture of Chicago. My car is name O’Henry. It’s a long story. Thanks for the heads up about Custodial day. I will leave something for the husband and wife team that clean for us a couple times a week. We take care of them on the Holidays, but couldn’t hurt to show a little early appreciation. They do a good job.
    Never understood the more than one wife thing–for me one, was one to many, and the right one would be more than enough.
    Have a good one.

    • Thanks–Love the Chicago Skyline. O’Henry is a nice name for a car and a candy bar!
      Multiple spouses much to complicated. Multi-tasking at its worst.
      I am sure the custodial team will appreciate “the sussie,” what we call a little something extra in my family.

  2. Camp Run a Pup is our dogs ‘cup of tea’ !!!!
    Loved the idiom piece! Hope that coke & chips made you feel more chipper!

    • Aww. I love that! My chipper wasn’t chippy today, but I’m looking forward to tomorrow when I’m certain the blue bird of happiness will greet me bright and early….

  3. Thanks for the info on the guardian angels! I never knew certain archangels preside over certain days of the week.
    Interesting expressions, too. I think some of that I’ve heard, but there’s more than enough new to keep me fascinated.
    Love “Peanuts.” Snoopy is just too cute.
    Haven’t named my car yet. Sounds like today would be a good time to remedy that.
    Hope your Coke and chips put a spring back into your morno!

    • Dottie? For your car. I don’t know it just bounced into my head. I have never known a car named Dottie, tho. I grew up with tons of Idioms and had no idea where they originated so I liked being in the know too.
      My day never took off, but you know what they say some days are like that…and there is always tomorrow, which will be the first day of my life. I don’t plan to put all my eggs in one basket tho….Ok Bye!

  4. I’ve been running since 7am and I’m bushed.
    I have a very different sort of cake in the oven and I’m hoping it turns out all right. I am in no mood for a cake flop!

    • I thought we talked about staying with tried and true? Oh well, I bet it turns out beautifully and is delish!

  5. michael is my arch angel. he has his hands full!
    my jeep does not have a name although i like it a lot.
    i have a soft spot for charlie brown, snoopy & crew. when i can, i watch the original holiday specials. good memories.
    funny idioms!
    good evening!

    • That’s funny 😀 Your Jeep needs a name. A sensible name. How about Nija or Tex? Wait what about Abbey? or George? A jeep needs a name.
      Halloween and Christmas wouldn’t be the same without Charlie Brown and gang.

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