Thanksgiving, Red Planet Day, French Toast Day

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November 28, 2013


★~ Today Quote: The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. William Blake

★ Thanksgiving:

Thanksgiving Charlie Brown


May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have never a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs! (anonymous)

Happy Thanksgiving El Mornoer’s and Odd Friends! Thank you for being a part of my Odd Family. Be sure to check out Google’s Doodle. FUN.

★~ Red Planet Day:

Today we celebrate the red planet Mars, the fourth planet from the Sun and the seventh largest.

★~ French Toast Day:

The origin of French toast is unknown, but recipes date back to the 16th century in Europe. Prior to the Hundred Years’ War, French toast was known in England as “poor knights’ pudding” because it was a basic and affordable dish that a knight with no money could afford. In France, it was called “pan perdu” or lost bread, because it was a way of using lost or stale bread.

Feel free to take a French Toast rain check and celebrate anytime over the next four days 😀

I love this French Toast Recipe

★~ Today in History:


♥~ 1895 –The first automobile race in America began, as six cars traveled from Jackson Park in Chicago to Waukegan, Illinois. J. Frank Duryea was the winner, traveling at a blazing speed of 7 and 1/2 miles per hour! It took him 7 hrs. 53 minutes to make the trek (bathroom stops not included). He won $2,000 for the effort.

♥~ 1922 – The first words to be written using skywriting were  “Hello USA”. They appeared in the sky over New York City.

♥~ 1948 – The Polaroid Land Camera first went on sale at a Boston department store. The 40 seriesmodel 95, roll film camera went on sale for $89.75.

♥~ 1974 – John Lennon appeared in concert for the last time — at NYC’s Madison Square Garden. Lennon joined Elton John to sing Whatever Gets You Through the Night as well as I Saw Her Standing There.

♥~ 1988 – Picasso’s Acrobat and Young Harlequin brought £21 million at Christie’s in London. The painting was one of many that Adolf Hitler had sold in 1939 to ‘cleanse’ Germany of the disturbing images created by painters such as Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall.

♥~ 1991 – A man in Waco, Texas, held up a Circle K store after first diverting the clerk’s attention by putting a $20 bill on the counter and asking for change. When the register was opened, the robber pulled out a gun and demanded all the money. The clerk put everything in a bag and handed it to the robber–all $15. The robber fled, leaving the $20 bill on the counter.

♥~ 1992 – Whitney Houston’s single, I Will Always Love You, began an incredible fourteen-week run at the top of the U.S. singles chart. The song, from the soundtrack of the movie The Bodyguard, was #1 through Feb 27, 1993.

★~Born Today:

William Blake

♥~ 1757 – William Blake poet: English visionary poet and artist born at London, England. Composed “The Tyger,” which begins memorably, “Tyger! Tyger! burning bright/In the forests of the night,/What immortal hand or eye/Could frame thy fearful symmetry?” Blake died in London on Aug 12, 1827.

♥~ 1945 –  R.B. Greaves singer: Take a Letter Maria; singer Sam Cooke’s nephew

♥~ 1967 – Anna Nicole Smith model: Playboy Playmate [May 1992], Playmate of the Year [1993]; actress: The Hudsucker Proxy, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult; died Feb 8, 2007).  Anna Nicole daughter is in the news as she starts her modeling career at the age of 6, modeling Guess jeans

★~ Good to Know:

John Green serves up Thanksgiving history you can share with your family while scarfing down turkey and green bean casserole. The first fact…Pilgrims did NOT wear buckled hats! Shocking, I know.



Thanksgiving prep is underway. And I am on my way to the store, not to buy the burn and serves, I remembered those this year but to buy toothpaste. . .

The toothpaste was all, the tube was only. Sigh.

toothpaste tube

We finally ran out. It is a family tradition to eek out the last bit of toothpaste and then when we get a new tube, we leave it out and admire it for a couple of days. We take turns with the first squeeze. Not really, but we do tend to gloat if we manage to squeeze first.

Cole (yelling from the bathroom last night) MOM, Did you remember to buy toothpaste?

Kb: Oh golly gee whiz I forgot. Use a little baking powder. I’ll pick some up tomorrow, first thing.

Cole:  One more blessing, I’ll be able to count. (Someday, I’ll write a post about the time he walked to Walgreens and bought toothpaste for the family with his own money…)

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble: Be back later to share some more Thanksgiving with you, I want to make that grocery store run speedy quick and with any luck beat the crowds on the toothpaste aisle.

Don’t forget to stop by our, Thanksgiving Is the Real Deal, Facebook page. So many people have added terrific content to the page!

Thankfully Yours,

Odd Loves Company!

* Top Photo: Cousin Paul, Cole, Cousin Lukas, Like a Brother Johnny. These kids know how to make the most out of every holiday.

14 thoughts on “Thanksgiving, Red Planet Day, French Toast Day

  1. happy thanksgiving! it feels as late november should here. makes the holiday more festive. thankful for family, friends, & food & football today….also the freedom to do so. do you say stuffing or dressing??? down here it’s dressing, but we all know it’s really stuffing.
    will need to digest those thanksgiving facts…..
    i was going to ask if the boy on the far right was johnny. cheers!
    that is one clean tube of toothpaste!
    good day!

    • Stuffing of-course. I think. Let me ask my mother :-D. Hope your day was wonderful and you are enjoying today as well—we had an internet outage so it was an internetless morning- Grrrrr good thing I had fun campers, a good book, and left-overs!

    • Too funny! Those kids are all 16-17 but if last night was any indication things have not changed much 😀 Hope you day was filled with blessings.

  2. The Facebook page is looking so sharp — we might not be a majority and we might not have an impact, but we’re certainly united and vocal!!
    Happy Thanksgiving! A quiet celebration here, but festive nonetheless. Feasting, fun, football, maybe a nap. A good way to enjoy our blessings!

    • The pictures yesterday fell very short of happy bargain shoppers. What a mess. Hey, we stood for something and I am proud of us!
      Glad you enjoyed the day together under one roof.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving! All is well here—-lunch a success, fishing unsuccessful but still fun for the hubby, naps taken. the dreaded family photos shot and loaded, leftovers ready to come out for a later dinner and life is good. Hope all is well in your corner of the world!

    • Grand day. A little like running a marathon, tho. Your family picture was well worth the effort! Handsome family. Leftovers! I had mash potatoes and stuffing this morn!

  4. Have only to clean up the big roaster pan…so hard to handle that thing with a painful wrist . But the rest of the day was very quiet and uneventful. Phone calls to loved ones and then our turkey dinner was put on the table. Had our fill and filled the dishwasher except for dreaded roaster, so now on to clean that and put it away. Hope your Thanksgiving was a fun one and everyone ate heartily. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

    • Happy Thanksgiving! Sorry about your wrist (what happened?) I hear you about clean up. It seemed messier this year.

  5. Thanksgiving, missing Cole and Katybeth, but loving my neices and nephews. What super kids they are, their parents have done a fantastic job of raising them.
    Happy Thanksgivng everyone.

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