Mother-In-Law Day, American Beer Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
October 27, 2013 


 ★~ Today’s Quote: I’ve done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical whether you play or not. ~ Fran Lebowitz

★~ Mother-In-Law Day: 


An occasion to honor your mother-in-law for their contributions to your family and for their good humor in enduring bad jokes.

★~ American Beer Day: 


“Of all my favorite things to do,
The utmost is to have a brew.
My love grows for my foamy friend,
With each thirst-quenching elbow bend.
Beer’s so frothy, smooth and cold–
It’s paradise–pure liquid gold.
Yes, beer means many things to me…
That’s all for now, I gotta pee!” (anonymous)

Beer is the most popular alcoholic drink in the United States, where over 1,400 breweries produce more than 6 billion gallons annually. Breweries across America include large, well-known brands, regional beers and increasingly popular craft breweries.

Celebrate American Beer Day with a nice, cold pint of your favorite American beer

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1873 – Farmer Joseph F. Glidden applies for a patent on barbed wire and is generally considered the inventor of barbed wire.

♥~ 1922 –  The Navy League of the United States organized the first Navy Day. because it was the birthday of the navy-fan President Theodore Roosevelt. The Navy’s official birthday is  October 13, 1775.

♥~ 1963 – Peter, Paul and Mary were  #1 and #2 on the U.S. album chart with Peter, Paul and Mary and In the Wind.

♥~ 1982  – China announced its population had reached one billion people plus. By July 2004, China’s population had increased to 1,298,847,624.

♥~ 1975  – Bruce Springsteen appeared on the cover of both TIME and Newsweek.

★~ Famous Birthday’s 

♥~  1728 – Captain James Cook, British explorer.

♥~ 1811 – Isaac Singer, inventor of the sewing machine.

♥~ 1858 – Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president of the United States (1901-1909). married to A. Lee, E. Carow [four sons, two daughters]; nickname: TR, Trust Buster; first president to ride in a car, submerge in a submarine and fly in a plane; initiated the National Monument System; died Jan 6, 1919

♥~ 1872 – Emily Post (Price) etiquette authority: author: Etiquette: The Blue Book of Social Usage; syndicated newspaper columnist. Emily Post has been dead nearly half a century and many believe good manners died right along with the woman who gave us the ultimate book on etiquette in 1922. But would she be shocked by the boorish behavior — from rampant cellphone abuse to undie-less celebrities — we see around us today? “No,” says Peggy Post, her great-granddaughter-in-law. “She’d be fascinated.”   “Etiquette is such a funny topic,” Peggy Post ( says. “Even in Emily’s day, everyone thought everyone was rude. It just seems more in the spotlight today.”

♥~ 1923 – Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet.

♥~ 1939 – Sylvia Plath, poet and novelist.

♥~ 1940 – John Cleese, actor-writer best known for comedy productions (Monty Python, Fawlty Towers).

♥~ 1950 –  Fran Leibowitz, writer (Metropolitan Life, Social Studies).

★~ Good to Know: Congrats to America on “Nobel laureates and being killed by lawnmowers.”


(Click on Map to make larger)

Sometimes you just have to take your victories wherever you can get them. A new map tracks the crowning achievements of each country around the world, even though in some instances the honor is dubious.

Australia: deadly animals and melanoma

Belgium: relaxing

Canada: maple syrup and asteroid impacts

Denmark: education

Ecuador: endangering plants

Finland: drinking coffee

Greece: olive oil consumption

Hungary: canoeing

Ireland: quality of Life

Jordan: large falafel balls

Kyrgyzstan: walnut forests

Luxembourg: generosity

Malaysia: caves

Netherlands: tall people

Portugal: graduating high school

Russia: raspberries and nuclear warheads

Serbia: water polo

Turkey: apricots

Uganda: young people

USA: falling off beds and chairs, getting killed by lawnmowers, nobel laureates and eating hot dogs

Venezuela: Miss Universe

Zambia: rhodesian giraffe


I’m helping a friend with an estate sale this week and in the throws of making signs and filling my legendary blue bin with the essentials. My blue bin travels to every event that I’m a part of from school auctions, to dog shows, to estates sales.  Duct tape, twine, push pins,a stapler that has a note attached explaining what will happen if it is not returned to the blue bin when it’s job is complete, a sharp scissors with a similar note, needle and thread, 2 garbage bags, a few zip lock bags,  hammer, picture hangers, hot glue gun, crazy glue, a small white board, crayons, markers galore and a few squirt guns. Along with everything that might be needed for the specific event. It’s a happy sale, my friend is looking forward to moving into a lovely town home but has a lot of antiques, furniture  and conversation pieces in great condition that simple won’t fit in her new abode. If you’re in the Chicago area and in the mood to do a little treasure hunting, contact me for the Elkgrove address. The sale is October 31-November 3rd. 

Wishing you a  terrific day!



16 thoughts on “Mother-In-Law Day, American Beer Day

  1. Good Morno,
    Beer day on a Sunday. Sounds good to me. My Mother-in-law was a gem. When I divorced I asked for her in the settlement.
    Glad we are #1 in the eating hotdog category.
    Have a good one.

    • Too funny! Did the courts agree to give you custody?
      Yes, it would have been embarrassing to lag behind in Hotdog eating.

  2. I have a lot to catch up on. School carnival has been keeping me too busy. I could use a beer! My MIL is the best ever. I’m so lucky. She has been wonderful to me since we first met and has become close friends with my Mom. Which is good and bad. 😀
    Interesting what each countries claim to fame is. . .
    I love garage sales! I wish I could drop in.
    Back to cutting out fish.

    • I wish you could too—we would put you to work! A school carnival sounds fun! I love those kinds of events. A lot of work but a lot of fun too.
      From what you’ve shared, I bet your MIL feels like she lucked out too!

  3. Morn,
    Home from church and catching up before I head out with friends to a fall bazaar. Would love a hotdog and a beer.
    Interesting about the countries. I wonder how they measure falling off beds and chairs?
    Hope your day is as pretty as mine is…enjoy.

    • Yum. A hotdog and a beer does sound good! I’m not sure how they measure something like that—trips to the hospital? But people in other countries might not go to the hospital. . .very interesting……

    • I made a sign that said: Our Crap Could Be Your Crap. And another that announced a Change Of Life Sale. I’ve convinced my friend it will be fun and now I must make it so.
      Sell and vacation 😀 how is that for an incentive.

  4. I’ll need to study the everybody is a winner map. It’s definitely worth a 2nd look!
    Used to drink beer, but have lost the taste for it. To the beer drinkers……..bottoms up!
    Nik & I almost escaped the beginning of a torrential downpour this morning. If both of us could run, we would have gotten inside in time. But noooooo. Still, we needed the hours of rain.
    MIL…..better left unsaid.
    Good luck selling!

    • Well, you wanted rain and the universe gave you rain. Next time maybe be a little bit more specific…Poor Nik, usually Dobermans worry about melting in the rain. Of-course that would never happen, just sayin’. Terriers have to worry.
      The map is fun, but I’m still not sure how we lead in falling our of beds and chairs.

  5. Stopping by to say – I miss my mother-in-law Giselle! She has been gone for eight months now and I think of her often. She brought a special joy into my life and the lives of my children. I pray I can be as terrific of a mother-in-law to my future (hopefully) children’s spouses and to my future grandchildren too!

    • Oma was wonderful and generous to everyone she met. We loved her too! I’m sure you’ll be a wonderful mother-in-law. Just agree with your daughter-in-law and then do exactly what you want when the grandkids come over—and remember skip the good for you food.

  6. Mother-in-law Day? Really? I hope mine doesn’t know that. Now that I think of it, apparently my two sons-in-law and my daughter-in-law don’t realize it either.

    Killer lawnmowers, huh? Had no idea.

    • Time for a little guilt? Maybe they could buy you a nice sweater to make it up to you?
      Ask your DB about the lawnmowers maybe he has a theory….

  7. Ireland leads the WORLD in quality of life — seriously? You’re kidding, right? Domer would say you’re kidding. If that’s for real, perhaps I’d better make another trek across the pond and check it out longer this time, ha!

    Something a tad wrong about celebrating Beer Day on a Sunday.

    That’s a cute picture of Teddy and his bear!

    • Yes, for real. Next time you visit Ireland or anyplace across the pond, I bet you have a much better time. The Irish are known for their warmth and hospitality–but not their food.
      Football and Beer? Temperance before 12n right?
      The picture of Teddy and his bear made me smile too.

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