National Sibling Day, Cinnamon Bun Day

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April 10, 2014

Drips of pink

★~ Today’s Quote: “Forgiveness is giving up all hope of having had a better past.”  ― Anne Lamott

★~ National Sibling Day:


Today is the day for a Sibling Shout Out. Insist that while you will always be Mom’s favorite, you’re really glad that your wish that they were never born wasn’t granted.

★~ Cinnamon Croissant (Bun) Day:


The combination of a croissant and cinnamon is a treat that can’t be beat.

Although croissants were first created as far back as the 13th century, cinnamon has been around even longer. The spice is mentioned in Chinese writings in 2800 B.C. and it has since been used in various cultures around the world.

In Ancient Rome, people valued cinnamon more than silver and gold, and spices remained a highly prized luxury good through the Middle Ages. In fact, you could determine a person’s social rank by the number of spices they could afford. People used cinnamon to preserve meat, flavor their beverages, and cure certain ailments. Today, cinnamon is still one of the most popular spices and is a key ingredient in many baked goods.

To celebrate National Cinnamon Croissant Day, bake a batch by cracking open a can of Pillsbury Cinnamon buns, or heading over to Cinnabon!

★~ Today in History:

safety pin

♥~ 1841 – The New York Tribune began publication under editor Horace Greeley,who, some say, was the “single greatest journalistic influence in America.” Greeley edited the paper until his death in 1872.

♥~ 1849- Walter Hunt of New York City patented the safety pin. Mr. Hunt, sold the patent for a $400. Bet he could just ‘stick’ himself for doing that…Safety Pin Tip: Is there one huge, bulging hanging file in your file cabinet? Save space with a safety pin. See the photo here for a clearer explanation.

♥~ 1912 – The Titanic set sail from Southampton, England with 2,228 passengers and life boats for only half that many.

♥~ 1916 – The Professional Golfers Association (PGA) held its first championship tournament . This first PGA Championship title went to Britisher, Jim Barnes. Barnes won the match-play event at Siwanoy golf course in Bronxville, NY and was presented with a trophy and the major share of the $2,580 purse. Select golf covers, golf carts and golf courses and become a champion yourself!

♥~ 1953 – Eddie Fisher was discharged from the Army and arrived home to a nice paycheck of $330,000 in record royalties. Fisher sold 7 million records for RCA Victor while on furloughs. Any Time was just one of several hits recorded during his stint in the Army.

♥~ 1970 – Officially resigning from The Beatles, Paul McCartney disbanded the most influential rock group in history at a public news conference. The Beatles hit, Let It Be, was riding high on the pop charts. The last recording for the group, The Long and Winding Road (also from the documentary film Let It Be), would be number one for two weeks beginning on June 13, bringing to a close one of contemporary music’s greatest dynasties.

♥~ 1998 – The anti-impotence drug, compound UK-92,480, went on the market in Sandwich, England. It later became one of the best-selling medications of all time: Viagra

★~Born Today:

Anne Lamott

♥~ 1847 – Joseph Pulitzer publisher: St. Louis Dispatch, New York World; His will left $2 million to establish the school of journalism at Columbia Univ. and a fund which established annual prizes for literature, drama, music and journalism.

♥~ 1915 – Harry Morgan (Bratsburg) Emmy Award-winning actor: M*A*S*H

♥~ 1929 – Liz Sheridan, Actress (“Seinfeld”)

♥~ 1932 – Omar Sharif (Michael Shalhoub) Actor (“Doctor Zhivago,” “Lawrence of Arabia”)

♥~ 1936 – John MaddenPro Football Hall of Famer: San Diego State defensive coordinator; NFL: head coach: Oakland Raiders [103 wins, 32 losses, 7 ties]; TV sports broadcaster: CBS, FOX [11 Emmy Awards as Outstanding Sports Personality-Analyst]; author: Hey Wait a Minute, I Wrote a Book!, One Knee Equals Two Feet (and Everything Else You Wanted to Know About Football), One Size Doesn’t Fit All, All Madden, John Madden’s Ultimate Tailgate Cookbook; video game marketer: John Madden Football; fear of flying puts him on trains and his customized bus

♥~ 1951 –  Steven Seagal, Actor, Executive Decision, Under Siege series, On Deadly Ground, Out for Justice, Marked for Death, Hard to Kill, Above the Law

♥~ 1954 – Anne Lamott, American novelist and non-fiction writer. She is also a progressive political activist, public speaker and writing teacher. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, her nonfiction works are largely autobiographical. Interview with Anne Lamott


Research from the University of Ulster confirms that girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice. Tony Cassidy, the lead researcher on the project, found sisters make their siblings more optimistic and help families deal with problems in emotionally healthy ways. Families with at least one sister are more cohesive and communicate more often. Girls who grow up with a sister are more independent and achieve more than girls who have brothers. Cassidy surveyed 571 young adults between 17 and 25. He found that sisters have the most positive impact on broken families. Only children scored in the mid-range for happiness while boys who had only brothers were the least happy.

Tony Cassidy, University of Ulster; presentation at the British Psychological Association Annual Conference.


I’m a happy only child, raising a happy only child, so I know not of siblings. I did marry a man with 6 siblings if that counts. El Morno friend Emily just had her 6th baby (Henry). Below is the sibling and sibling-to-be picture they took to announce that baby #6 was on the way.  Isn’t it FUN?

Emily family

And I am so glad she took my suggestion to even things up. . .

Emily family with Henry

Don’t you love how this picture lines up? Six kids:  alternating girl, boy. The oldest is 19 and the youngest is about a month.  An OCD dream picture. And so cute! Very! CUTE!

The weather was so pretty yesterday that I played outside most of the day.  I hadn’t realized how cooped up we had been all winter. I considered running down the street screaming FREE, FREE AT LAST.  But I didn’t.

Now, get a move on and be the first to wish your sibling or siblings a happy sibling day. I may be an only child, but I know it’s important to be first!

Odd Loves Company.

14 thoughts on “National Sibling Day, Cinnamon Bun Day

  1. Morno,
    I am going to make certain my sis does not see El Morno today. She might believe that Harvard research, she is pretty gullible. I’ll wish her a Happy Sibling Day, tho.
    Cinnamon buns. Guess, I’ll take a swing by the bakery.
    The first PGA was played today. I was thinking about heading out after lunch, and now it would only be right to fit a round in.
    Nice looking family. You don’t see big families much anymore.
    Have a good one.

    • I wish your sister would visit odd!!
      Of-course how can you not play golf today, it just would not be right.
      Emily’s family is a delight. They are the WOW family because when she tells people how many children they have they most often respond…Oh WOW.
      Hope you enjoyed your game.

  2. Good Morno,
    Finally a study that makes good sense. Of-course, I am not certain how it plays out in my family. My son seems to keep us all on a more even keel.
    Cinnamon buns. Yum. Maybe I’ll make some (the pop open a can variety) for after school snack.
    What a great way to announce the coming of a new baby. Emily must be a very clever Mom and a very tired Mom. I have 4 and there are not enough hours in the day. Alternating the kids was excellent planning it makes for a great picture. Beautiful family.

    • Emily is a very clever Mom and she has mentioned a time or two that she is tired. Nothing wrong with pop open buns—I love Pillsbury!

  3. Thanks for the head up on Sibling Day. I am the baby and the best, of course, but my siblings aren’t so bad either.
    Cinnamon buns—–I made some more last weekend and they are long gone. This EZDoh is doing nothing for my waistline but thank goodness the weather was so lovely yesterday I could get out and walk with Mr. Diamond. That is after I spent hours cleaning my closet. How does it get so messy in there anyway????
    Off to get a crown this morning. Ugh. Not my favorite thing but at least I like my dentist and it is all done in one short 1 1/2 hour visit.
    Happy Thursday!

    • The baby. Of-course, you are everyones favorite.
      I am making cinnamon buns this weekend!
      Believe it or nor I love cleaning closets. The organizing is soothing and when it’s done it looks so nice. When I organize my sock drawer I open and close it just to admire my work. Sigh. Bliss. My fridge used to be sorted by size…I’ve never really had a life. 😀
      I read the Off to get a crown—and thought WOW–I would settle for a tasteful tiara.

  4. I’m the oldest of 4, so I love Sibling Day, but I love celebrating the cinnamon bun even more. And I look like it, too! LOL So glad you hall are enjoying some good weather! Gosh, you deserve it!

    Hugs from Ecuador,

    • I agree cinnamon buns are better than siblings any day. That is what you said right?
      The weather has been–amazing.
      I need to click over and read part 2!

  5. I am a middle child of 3 girls.. Oldest sister passed away going on three years ago, but youngest sister is my closest friend. I have been blessed in having loving and supportive sisters and I miss my big sister so much. She was my second mom. Youngest sis is living in Oregon, so don’t see her but every 9-10 years.She is coming home in August so it will be a happy time for me. Forget the rolls…

    • A visit in August! How wonderful. I smiled when I read “coming home.” I imagine a big part of heart does still close to you.

  6. I only have one sis, so I found it fascinating that “Girls who grow up with a sister are more independent and achieve more than girls who have brothers.” Guess all that squabbling we did as kids wasn’t all for naught!!

    Cinnamon buns? Why didn’t I read Odd BEFORE breakfast?? Yes, I know cinnamon rolls are good at any time of day, but they’re best first thing in the morno.

    Congrats to Emily and family — lovely addition!

    Thanks for the tip about the safety pins and the filing cabinets — that’s something I can surely use!

    • Your right cinnamon buns are best first thing in the morning. I hope to make some this week.
      Changing the saying: That which you do not kill will make you stronger and perhaps better….applying to sisters. 😀
      Glad you found the tip useful.

  7. I am the youngest of 5. They saved the best for last!
    Emily….I wish you continued patience & strength! The whole family looks very energetic.
    Warm sun today with a good breeze. Thankful for the wind. Enjoy your weather!

    • They did save the best for last. Emily is the goddess of patience but fortunately her energetic bunch is as well behaved as they are cute.
      I was outside all day long today soaking up the sun shine.

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