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April 10, 2014
★~ 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:
♥~ 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.
♥~ 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.
♥~ 1929 – Liz Sheridan, Actress (“Seinfeld”)
♥~ 1932 – Omar Sharif (Michael Shalhoub) Actor (“Doctor Zhivago,” “Lawrence of Arabia”)
♥~ 1936 – John Madden, Pro 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
★~ Good to Know: SCIENCE PROVES SISTERS ARE WAY BETTER THAN BROTHERS?!
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?
And I am so glad she took my suggestion to even things up. . .
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.