World Teachers Day, Do Something Nice Day, Apple Betty Day, Odd News

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October 5, 2013

Chicago rainbow

★~Today’s Quote: Grandma said “the answer is always going to be no until you ask for the cookie.”

★~World Teachers Day:

world teachers day

World Teachers Day was started on October 5, 1994 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Teaching has been described in many ways: growing humans, the art of patience, shaping minds… If you’ve ever had, or currently have, a teacher in your life that has impacted you or your child in some way, then today is the day to recognize them with extra appreciation.

★~ Do Something Nice Day: 

Do something nice

Self explanatory, but I thought the picture was very cute.

★~ Apple Betty Day:

Apple Betty

I hope you like apples because October is full of Apple Days! Apple Betty is a classic American dessert dating back to the colonial period and probably evolved from the traditional English bread pudding. The name “brown Betty” first appeared in print in 1864 when it was mentioned in a Yale Literary Magazine article. I’m betting on Betty Crocker for the perfect Apple Betty Recipe!

★~ Today in History:


♥~ The city of Anaheim, California, was founded.  It would become the site of Disneyland, and the home of the Angels baseball team, which won the World Series in 2002.

♥~ 1958 – The Kingston Trio went to the top of the charts with Tom Dooley. The was the first time a folk song had dominated the charts.The story, told in song, is of an embittered Civil War veteran, Tom Dula. It seems that he had been forced to make a confession just before having to face the gallows, saying that he had killed his girlfriend out of jealousy. Some said he was innocent. The story became a folk song in the 1860s, and The Kingston Trio, a group of clean-cut, shorthaired, button-down shirted, young men, rode the folk revival to fame and fortune with their rendition of Tom Dooley.

♥~ 1962 –  The Beatles debut single ‘Love Me Do’ was released in the UK. It spent 26 week’s on the chart peaking at No.4.

♥~ 1974 –  American David Kunst became the first person to walk around the world. The stroll took four years and 21 pairs of shoes. He crossed four continents and walked 14,450 miles.

♥~ 2003 – The Chicago Cubs won their first postseason series since 1908 as they beat Atlanta 5-1 in Game 5 of the National League playoff series.

★: Famous Birthdays 


♥~1902 – Ray Kroc entrepreneur: founder of McDonald’s; baseball team owner: San Diego Padres.

♥~ 1950 – Jeff Conaway actor: Taxi, The Patriot, Sunset Strip, A Time to Die, Almost Pregnant, Bounty Hunter 2002, The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission, Grease, Pete’s Dragon; died May 27, 2011

♥~ Interesting Fact:   October 5 is the date the most people (in the U.S., anyway) are born. Good to know right? Not a whole lot of notable birthdays, tho. Unless of-course ,today is your birthday!

★: Good To Know: Odd News

school UFO

♥~ Wait, we aren’t in Roswell, New Mexico?  Students at North Harringay Primary School in Greater London, England, were surprised to find that a flying saucer had crash-landed in the school’s pavement. It had apparently landed so hard that it was half-buried in the asphalt!

♥~ Being  a trillionaire for the day felt good while it lasted.

♥~ Zero Tolerance! A police officer dropping off his daughter at school is asked not to wear his uniform and gun while he’s there.

♥~ How big is Africa? Very, Very Big.

♥~ Guard mistakenly releases inmate instead of sending him to Federal Prison. Difficulty: the inmate kept telling the guard he was making a mistake and wasn’t supposed to be going home.

♥~ Alaska’s National Weather Service sneaks in secret “please pay us” message in forecast.

♥~Appearances can be deceptive. Meet Julia. She’s a glasses wearing greying-haired 50-something British lady. She may look a little like your gran. But don’t tell her. She’s also aRenshinkan Karate-Do Sensei – and 5th dan blackbelt

♥~ If a psychic tells you that your life’s problems stem from being too attached to money in previous lives, and that you should just give her around $30,000 to “hold onto to” as an “exercise in letting go,” you should be suspicious

♥~ Thanks to the government shutdown, the Air Force Academy is running out of toilet paper.

♥~ Wal-Mart realizes it is was insensitive to sell  Osama bin Laden Halloween costumes.  Oh come on…it’s just a Halloween costume. . .and they already took the naughty leopard costume for toddlers off the shelves…what is a retailer to do??


It seems we missed World Smile Day, yesterday, which is always on the first Friday of October. The El Morno teams celebration calendar goes by dates, not days but is in the process of being updated by a staff member. So sorry for the lapse—however, I will make it up to you by sharing one of my favorite “smiley” pictures of the past. Aren’t they cute?? Matching smiles.

New Mexico_Dobe Smile Cole

My day includes cleaning my van since I am the official driver to the  Tunnel of Love Shower….If I drive, I don’t have to worry about where I’m going, since my brother-in-law is the great director. I like that about him.

Cole is ready to start debuting his VW Bug  (you’ll read about it on his blog, I’m sure) this weekend which involves me.  It always involves me. Yes, of-course, I’m thrilled to be involved because, we all know, before long my teen will be off forging his own life, and I’ll miss these times so much. SO MUCH. I did surprised Cole this week when I insisted he move his bug out of my spot in the garage, and into its spot in the car port. I ask him to remove his Bug before I returned from a school parent evening. I called him on the way home, and he told me he was heading out to move the Bug; a few minutes later  he called me back to tell me it was raining really hard. Silence. It was thundering. Silence. IT WAS LIGHTENING! Silence. LIGHTENING AND HAIL!! Silence. When I returned home my parking spot in the garage was empty. Hey, you have to stand for something, or you will fall for anything.

What are your plans for the day?

Odd Loves Company!

10 thoughts on “World Teachers Day, Do Something Nice Day, Apple Betty Day, Odd News

  1. Love all things apple! We had a yummy dip with cream cheese, caramel and heath bar pieces last night to complement our apple selections! Good for you for sticking to your guns with the VW move…..yes—-you do have to stand for something.
    On the docket today is a movie and then a BB King concert tonight at The Surf Ballroom. Woo hoo! Late night for me so don’t bother me too early tomorrow, folks. 🙂

    • Lucky you – it is apple season. If you have not made “my Apple Kuchen” give it a try it’s a fave around here and you know if I make it, it’s easy peasey.
      Chalk one up for the Mom. I keep telling Cole I am tougher than I look!
      Wow! What a terrific day/evening you have planned. Rock on Girl!

  2. Morno,
    Early Saturday breakfast. Golf postponed until this afternoon when the rain is suppose to break. Apple Betty looks good. I’m taking the gang out for dinner tomorrow night so dessert is on the menu.
    Will look at the Odd news later.
    Gotta watch these kids or they will take you for all you got. I know.
    Have a good one.

    • Dessert on on “the menu” is usually very tasty.
      Hope you the rain took a break and let you play your golf game.
      I know. I know. Let a kid have a VW Bug and he is going to want your spot in the garage to go with it….

  3. Morno,
    My kids all have terrific teachers this year and I am so grateful and appreciative.
    You know Odd news is my favorite. The story about the Psychic makes you wonder. . .I guess when you are sad and/or desperate you aren’t thinking straight. Africa is much bigger than I would have ever imagined! I am looking forward to clicking more later.
    Look at those smiley faces…so cute. In an odd sort of way.
    Enjoy the Tunnel of Love and the ride in the Bug. Because you know..

    • Yep–these times won’t last forever.
      Dazzle had a great smile and loved to show it off. I was surprised by Africa’s size too.

  4. back from the farm. it was a nice morning with others & their dobes. sleepy nik!
    the 1st cool front is supposed to arrive this evening. still humid. i’m waiting. i’ve been waiting.
    pat those deserving teachers on the back once in a while.
    the smiling duo…..cole & ???
    i understand the academies have been given the go-ahead to play their fb games today despite the government shutdown. good.
    good afternoon!

    • Hope your cold front arrived. Our day is brisk.
      I am sending cookies to school tomorrow—-Really. Of-course there is a story but the cookies are genuine.
      Good thing the teams are playing, if they had been canceled, that may have been the straw that broke the proverbial camels back.

    • Oh good—Glad you answered because all those Dobe’s look alike….Wish I was watching the Balloons . . .

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