Sadie Hawkins Day, Chaos Never Dies Day, Scrapple Day

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November 9, 2013

Cole's Fountain

Cole made this fountain in art class. I’m hoping this summer he’ll make a larger one for the yard. You know, so the ducks, and the Labs have a place to frolic. 

★~ Today’s Quote: “You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”  ― Friedrich Nietzsche

★~ Sadie Hawkins Day:

Sadie Hawkins Day

Sadie Hawkins Day first appeared in the classic hillbilly comic strip Li’l Abner in 1937? In the original story, Sadie’s father was worried that she would never be married, so he announced a race for all of the town’s eligible bachelors. Sadie was ordered to run after them, and he declared that, “Th’ one she ketches’ll be her husbin.”

Today, Sadie Hawkins Day (always celebrated on the 1st Saturday in November) is recognized as an American folk event in which girls take the initiative to ask a boy out for a date (something that was unheard of in 1937).

★~ Chaos Never Dies Day:

Chaos Never Dies Day takes the stance that the perfect, quiet moment we’re all striving for and anticipating doesn’t – and likely never will – exist, and that we should make the most of now, chaos-and-all, and embrace the moment. No problemo celebrating this holiday.

★~ Scrapple Day:

Frugality, inventiveness and a love of pork inspired the Pennsylvania Dutch to create this meaty breakfast favorite. Scrapple, or pon haus,  is one of those farm products made to use every bit of a downed pig. is made of “scraps” of pork combined with cornmeal and spices. It is typically eaten at breakfast in place of other pork products (such as bacon or sausage). It is often cut into thin slices, and fried until the outsides forms a crust.

El Morno friend Irene is originally from Scrapple Country Pa. so it’s only right that she tries scrapple on behalf of El Mornoer’s everywhere and reports back to us…..

★~ Today in History:

first issue of Rolling Stone Magazine

♥~ 1911 – Georges Claude of Paris, France applied for a patent on neon advertising signs.

♥~1967 – The first issue of Rolling Stone was published. It was started by 21-year-old Jann Wenner, who dropped out of Berkeley and borrowed $7,500 from family members and from people on a mailing list that he stole from a local radio station, and with that money he managed to put together a magazine. The cover of the first issue featured John Lennon, and in it, Wenner wrote, “Rolling Stone is not just about music, but also about the things and attitudes that the music embraces.” Today Rolling Stone has a circulation of about 1.4 million

♥~ 1961 – The Metropolitan Museum in New York obtained Rembrandt’s Aristotle Contemplating the Bust of Homer for $2.3 million. The Metropolitan raised the money from special contributions and funds given or bequeathed by friends of the museum.

♥~ 1984 – Donna Reed joined the cast of Dallas as J.R. Ewing’s new mamma, on CBS-TV. This was Reed’s first return to television since her own successful show ended in 1966. However radiantly beautiful, Reed would not score well with viewers who had become attached to Barbara Bel Geddes as Miss Ellie. Reed was written out of the script and Bel Geddes returned in 1985. (El Morno friend Debbie, how did you feel about Donna joining the cast of Dallas?)

♥~ 1989 – The 27.9-mile-long Berlin Wall, the symbol of the Cold War that separated East and West Germany for 28 years, was opened. Both East and West German citizens celebrated their freedom as they once again were able to walk freely between the two states.

★~Born Today:


♥~ 1934 – Carl (Edward) Sagan Pulitzer Prize-winning author: The Dragons of Eden [1978]; Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, Broca’s Brain, Cosmos; astronomer: “Billions and billions of stars…”; died Dec 20, 1996

♥~ 1936 – Mary Travers singer: Mary of Peter, Paul and Mary: Leaving on a Jet Plane, Blowin’ in the Wind, Puff the Magic Dragon, I Dig Rock ’n’ Roll Music; solo: LP: No Easy Walk to Freedom; died Sep 16, 2009

♥~ 1941 – Tom Fogerty musician, songwriter, singer: group: Creedence Clearwater Revival: Bad Moon Rising, Down on the Corner, Proud Mary, Lookin’ Out My Back Door, Up Around the Bend; solo: Goodbye Media Man, Lady of Fatima, Beauty is Under the Skin, Joyful Resurrection; died Sep 6, 1990

♥~ 1984 – Delta Goodrem, Australian singer, actress, (Nina Tucker in TV soap opera Neighbours). 2002 Australian No.1 and 2003 UK No. 3 single ‘Born To Try’ plus six other Australian No.1 singles.

♥~ 1988 – Nikki Blonsky singer, actress: Hairspray, Waiting for Forever, Queen Sized

★~ Weekly Odd Wrap Up:

♥~ Aziz Ansari Thinks Texting Has Ruined Dating

♥~ Best Coin Ever Spent 


♥~ YouTube Challenge – I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy (Oh, yes I would have done this to Cole)


♥~ Kids ask for light in ‘best ever’ anti-smoking ad


♥~ Get BACK! 


♥~ Slothing at its finest!

It's A Sloth Life

♥~ Grand Fallale

Grace herself

♥~ And the verdict is GUILTY!


♥~ Bad TripAdvisor reviews of the eight wonders of the world

Great Wall of China


Click the link up above ^ for more travel advice.

♥~ Mind your Eggs!

A gift for the person who has everything. So you’re at the grocery store, and you think to yourself, What’s my egg situation? Are the ones in the fridge any good? Should I get more? Finally, your phone can tell you. Egg Minder works with an app and will let you know, so you’ll never be bereft of an omelet.

egg minder

♥~ Why are pecans so expensive!


♥~ Amewsing: Police break door down in London apartment after cat dials 999 and hangs up.

cat 911

♥~ Please may we have a collective AWWWWWWW?



Wishing everyone a wonderful Saturday! Any fun plans?

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13 thoughts on “Sadie Hawkins Day, Chaos Never Dies Day, Scrapple Day

  1. Morno,
    Nice water fall Cole.
    Try to stay away from to much chaos but sometimes it seems to follow me.
    Still not sure about Scrapple. I’d trust Irene opinion.
    I saw the video about the candy earlier in the week and then watched it again and laughed just as hard. I might practice being a sloth tomorrow, but today I’m off to play golf. Perfect weather and it won’t last much longer.
    Have a good one.

    • I’ll pass along the compliment. I would have pulled that candy bit on Cole. It would have taken forever for him to forgive me for tricking him, but would have been worth the trip to the toy store.
      Glad you are making the most of the fall days.

  2. Morno,
    I’m here bright and early. Love this time when the house is still quiet before the chaos breaks out. Busy weekend with birthday parties, a shower, and benefit.
    Scrapple doesn’t sound awful just not good enough to make. Maybe it’s the name and the pork parts. I would use sausage.
    My kids will love the pictures. Aziz Ansari never fails to make me laugh.
    Love Cole’s fountain. Hope he makes you a larger one but leave the ducks off maybe…in the interest of your peaceful kingdom.
    Off to get cleaned up before I rally the troops.

    • Hope you made it through the weekend.
      We love Aziz Ansari and have been pointing our finger and saying, MAY INCONVENIENCE FOLLOW YOU! What a terrific super power.

  3. The dog holding the baby bottle is just too cute! I can soo see myself taking a dive like that poor woman with the truck — not exactly graceful, you know. Love Cole’s fountain and I agree — he needs to make a bigger one for the menagerie.
    As for “Dallas,” well, count me among those viewers who *hated* anybody trying to replace Bel Geddes as Miss Ellie! That’s typical of “soap” viewers, I suppose, to protest loudly when a beloved character is re-cast.

    • I have taken dives like that…and once did a Garfield impersonation as I ran smack dab into a large glass window while trying to race outside to give a family member something they had forgotten. I wasn’t hurt, and good thing because everyone was laughing so hard; I’m only glad they didn’t have cameras.
      Agree completely. I loved Bel Geddes as Miss Ellie too!

  4. Late in the day for me. But I love all the links on Saturday. You out did yourself today.
    Scrapple makes me think of a dish my Mom use to make for breakfast scrambled eggs, bits of toast, and Jimmy Dean sausage all mixed together. It was really good.
    I have that issue of the first Rolling Stones magazine. My brother must have bought it and because I was such a Lennon fan I snagged it when he was done and saved it. Is it a treasure?
    Hope you enjoyed your day.

    • P.S. Cole’s fountain is great! He must make you a yard size one but you should choose between ducks and labs, just sayin’

      • Irene (below) thinks your Rolling Stones cover might be a treasure! I made your version of Scrapple the other night for dinner. It’s very good, isn’t it?
        Glad you enjoyed the links.

  5. you’ll need cole’s backyard fountain for the platypus, too.
    my high school had an annual dance using sadie hawkins rules.
    yes, i will take one for the team & eat scrapple the next time i am in pa & report back. we also say pee-kan.
    typical of me…..watched & laughed at the woman falling & tried figuring out the cause. liked the bottle holding dog, too.
    agree with debbie ^ about the miss ellie substitute.
    gerri ^, keep the rolling stone 1st issue especially if it’s in great shape.
    volunteered today at the club’s working aptitude evaluation. lots of dobermans although nik wasn’t one of them. that’s ok.
    good night!

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