Passover, Laughter Day, Reach High Day, Pecan Pie Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
April 14, 2014


★~ Today’s Quote: Blessed are the joymakers. ~ N. P. Willis

★~ Passover:


Passover is an eight-day Jewish festival that celebrates the emancipation of the Israelites. Jewish families usually celebrate Passover on the first two nights of the holiday. They hold seders to retell the story of the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt and to enjoy a festive meal eaten in remembrance of their ancestors’ hardships. During the meal, the youngest child asks the adults four questions about the significance of the Passover symbols.

Traditional Passover food is kosher and does not include any “chametz.” Chametz are leavened foods made with wheat, barley, or rye. When the Israelites fled Egypt, they could not wait for their bread to rise. Modern-day Jewish families eat unleavened matzo bread during Passover to honor this part of their history

★~ Laughter Day:


Celebrate by laughing loudly and often! And if If it makes you smile, giggle or laugh…Do it again!

★~ Reach As High as You Can Day:


Reaching high, might mean reaching for your dreams, aligning your body and soul with the perfect stretch, or finally pulling the stuff off the top shelf and getting rid of that punch bowl you always hated. No matter what you are reaching for, a good stretch feels great.

★~Pecan Pie Day:

pecan pie

This sweet delight has the best of both worlds—a smooth filling and a crunchy top. Traditional recipes for pecan pie call for ingredients like roasted pecans, butter, eggs, and brown sugar, but there are many different variations. Some people even choose to add chocolate or bourbon.

Most Americans consider pecan pie to be a Southern specialty, but this type of pie is actually French in origin. French immigrants living in New Orleans baked the first American pecan pies. Many years later, the Karo company popularized the dessert with recipes that called for the company’s corn syrup.

Dear Abby’s Famous Pecan Pie

★~ Today in History:

Stan Mikita

♥~ 1828:  Noah Webster published his magnum opus, An American Dictionary of the English Language. A child of the American Revolution, Noah Webster fervently believed in American uniqueness. He also believed that language shapes culture, and the United States needs to have its own collection of language, matching uniquely American habits of grammar, spelling and pronunciation. The legendary wordsmith began working on just such a collection in his 20s.

♥~ 1865: President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.

♥~ 1902 – James Cash Penney opened his first store — in Kemmerer Wyoming. In partnership with Thomas M. Callahan and William Guy Johnson, J.C. Penney named the store Golden Rule. The dry goods and clothing store had a first-year profit of $8,514.36 on sales of $28,898.

♥~ 1980 – Stan Mikita   generally regarded as the best centre of the 1960s, retired his number 21, after 21 years with the Chicago Black Hawks. His #21 jersey became the first Blackhawks number to be retired.

♥~ 1979- The Doobie Brothers went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘What A Fool Believes’, the group’s second US No.1.

★~Born Today:

Robert Doisneau

♥~1866 – Anne Sullivan (Macy) ‘The Miracle Worker’: famous for teaching the blind and deaf Helen Keller to read, write and speak; died Oct 20, 1936

♥~1912 –  Robert Doisneau  was one of the original street photographers — he wandered the streets of Paris snapping away with his Leica camera decades before thousands of Brooklyn’s hipsters would do the same throughout Williamsburg. Le baiser de l’hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Town Hall),” a photograph of lovers kissing in the streets of Paris taken in 1950, became his most famous work.

♥~1925 – Rod Steiger (Rodney Stephen Steiger) Academy Award-winning actor: In the Heat of the Night [1967]; On the Waterfront, The Pawnbroker, Dr. Zhivago, The Longest Day, Back Water, In Pursuit of Honor, Mars Attacks!; died July 9, 2002

♥~1935 – Loretta Lynn country singer: Coal Miner’s Daughter, I’m a Honky-Tonk Girl, One’s on the Way, The Pill; 1st woman to earn the CMA’s Entertainer of the Year award; named ACM Artist of the Decade [1979]

♥~1941 – Julie Christie actress: Dr. Zhivago, Petulia, Shampoo, Separate Tables, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Fahrenheit 451

♥~1960 – Brad Garrett comedian, entertainer, actor: Everybody Loves Raymond, ’Til Death, The Pacifier, The Moguls

★~ Good to Know:

Every day this week is going be the same backwards:

Thinking ahead if you are concerned about the  ‘Monster’ or ‘Blood’ Full Moon Lunar Eclipse that falls tomorrow –  No worries,  Just put an image (pictured above) of deity Chung Kwei ( with bat) in your home and/or office and he will ward off any harm or evil while surround you with happiness!

Odd Loves Company,

10 thoughts on “Passover, Laughter Day, Reach High Day, Pecan Pie Day

  1. Morno,
    Pecan Pie and coffee it doesn’t get much better on a Monday morning. Funny guy again. Happy Passover to everyone who celebrates.
    Interesting about the numbers. It couldn’t hurt to a print out a picture of that guy but I am not real worried.
    I better reach for my car keys and hit the road. Have a good one.

    • Glad you had laugh! Hope you had your pecan pie and coffee too!
      Ok….Oh great smug one, but don’t say you weren’t warned!

  2. Morno,
    Pecan Pie sounds so good. Wonder if the store will have one in the bakery section.
    Love the information about the numbers and the Lunar Eclipse. That deity looks like someone I would not mind having in my corner.
    Off and running

  3. Mmm, pecan pie is one of my favorites (yes, I pick off the pecans, so it’s more of a custard for me, but it’s still delicious!!)

    I read that about the numbers on Twitter. Why do we have this odd fascination with numbers?? Yes, I say ‘we’ because I do it, too!

    Happy Passover to my Jewish friends. Our church does a Seder Supper — one of these years, I’m going to try it.

    Love your tulip photo. What a happy flower!

    • We could share this pie since I am not crazy about the “custard.”
      Tulips are a happy flower! And hearty too.
      It’s a little hard to wrap my head around a Catholic church doing a Sedar supper. I mean of all the religious holidays this one seems to speak more to our difference than most. I guess it’s about being tolerant? Interesting. Sedar is a very enjoyable dinner, tho.

  4. My lovely daughter sent me an EZ dough and it arrived today.
    Of course I had to use it right away. Works pretty slick and the dough is rising as i type. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

  5. Nice tulips!
    I like pecan pie. Too bad it’s so high in calories & sugar.
    Great band those Doobie Brothers!
    Started off humid this morning until storms blew through & dropped temps. Very windy although it feels great!
    Good evening!

    • Sounds like you are having a nice Spring. We had snow last night, but nobody cares.
      Fortunately Pecan Pie is not one of my favorites. I end up just picking off the pecans.

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