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December 30, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble. ~ Rudyard Kipling
★~ Bicarbonate Soda Day
Bicarbonate soda (commonly known as baking soda) is used in baking, cooking, de-odorizing, cleaning, polishing, and countless other applications.
The ancient Egyptians used natural deposits of sodium bicarbonate as a cleansing agent like soap, but it wasn’t until 1791 that French chemist Nicolas Leblanc produced sodium bicarbonate in its modern form. In 1846, two New York bakers named John Dwight and Austin Church established the first factory to make baking soda.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1940 – The Arroyo Seco Parkway, the forerunner of thePasadena Freeway (between Los Angeles and Pasadena), was dedicated by Los Angeles, California Mayor Fletcher Bowron. It was the first freeway in the western U.S. and was designated as a historic engineering landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1999.
♥~ 1963 – Let’s Make a Deal premiered. The game show was hosted by Monty Hall. “Alright Madge, you can keep the monkey and the motorcycle or trade them for what’s in the big pretty box…”
♥~ 1978 – Ohio State University fired its football coach Woody Hayes. The action came one day after Hayes punched Clemson University player Charlie Bauman during the Gator Bowl (Bauman had just intercepted an Ohio State pass).
♥~ 2006 – A 67-year-old Spanish woman became the world’s oldest mother after she gave birth to twins in Barcelona. She had previously undergone in vitro fertilization in the U.S.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1865 – Rudyard Kipling novelist, short story author, poet: Nobel Prize for Literature ; The Jungle Book, Captains Courageous, Wee Willie Winkie. Though he never fought in battle, his poems about military life became classics among British soldiers around the world. Rudyard Kipling said, “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.”
♥~ 1937 – John Hartford Grammy Award-winning songwriter: Gentle on My Mind 
♥~ 1959 – Tracey Ullman singer: They Don’t Know, Breakaway; actress: Tracy Takes On, Mackenzie, Give My Regards to Broad Street, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Tracey Ullman: A Class Act, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Bullets Over Broadway, The Little Lulu Show, Panic
♥~ 1965 – Heidi Fleiss ‘The Hollywood Madam’: In 1993, “Hollywood Madam” Heidi Fleiss was busted for running a high-class prostitution ring that catered to an elite but undisclosed clientele. Nearly two decades after her very public arrest, trial and 20 months in jail (due to tax evasion and money laundering), Heidi is now back in the sex business, helping to renovate Dennis Hof’s Love Ranch, a brothel in Crystal, Nevada.
In this clip ^ from “Oprah: Where Are They Now?”, Heidi takes cameras inside this newly updated brothel, showing off recent renovations — ever seen a $6,000 shower head? — and revealing plans for the continued renovations to make the brothel even more inviting.
♥~ 1975 – ‘Tiger’ Woods golf: champ: Masters ; first player to win four consecutive majors (2000-2001: US Open, British Open, PGA, Masters]; youngest player to reach fifty career victories [age 30: Aug 6, 2006]
★~ Good to Know: Feng Shui New Year Tip
According to Feng Shui, heading into the New Year with a clutter free wallet stuffed with 27 one dollar bills and 49 coins (any denomination) will attract a year of abundance to you. So before the the clock strikes 12 midnight on New Years Eve, make sure your wallet is stuffed! To add a little boost to the magic and spice up your financial life…. sprinkle dried ginger inside and outside of your wallet and checkbook (Feng Shui tip by Ellen Whitehurst). Thanks El Morno friend Julianne for sharing this tip.
Brrr….it’s cold on the Northern Tundra. About 48 degrees colder than it was over the weekend. I guess we had a bit of an Indian summer.
Cole and I have some post Christmas and New Years shopping to do. We celebrate New Years Eve with good friends, first we have dinner at our house and the we head out to a movie we all want to see, this year it will be the Wolf On Wall Street. I still need to figure out what gourmet fantasy to whip up for dinner….enchiladas perhaps? Any thoughts?
Off to tend to the pack. Merry Monday!
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