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April 4, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest. ~Maya Angelou
★~ Tell a Lie Day:
This is a pretty straight forward celebration. Get out there and tell your best whopper. Don’t worry, you can make it up on National Honesty Day later in the month. A few of the biggest lies over the last couple of years according to twitter are: A few of the top lies of 2013…
★~ Cordon Bleu Day:
Cordon bleu means blue ribbon in French. In the 1500s, the Order of the Knights of the Holy Spirit became known as “Les Cordon Bleus.” The knights used a blue ribbon to hang their talisman, and eventually, the term became associated with distinction and honor. Today, we still award blue ribbons for excellence!
In the culinary world, cordon bleu is a savory roulade dish made with chicken (or veal), ham, and Swiss cheese. Contrary to popular belief, chicken cordon bleu did not originate at Le Cordon Bleu culinary arts school. As with most dishes, it evolved over time and first appeared in America during the 1960s. Cordon Bleu
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1964 – The Beatles set an all-time record on the Top 100 chart of Billboard magazine this day. All five of the top songs were by the British rock group. The top five singles by The Beatles this day were: 1) Can’t Buy Me Love 2) Twist and Shout 3) She Loves You4) I Want to Hold Your Hand 5) Please Please Me
♥~ 1968 – Civil rights crusader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.was gunned down on the balcony of the Motel Lorraine in Memphis, Tennessee. King had gone to Memphis to support a strike by sanitation workers.
♥~ 1973 – The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the World Trade Center, New York City. At 1,368 and 1,362 feet and 110 stories each, the twin towers were the world’s tallest, and largest, buildings until the Sears Tower (Chicago) surpassed them both in 1974.
♥~ 1984 – Bob Bell retired as Bozo the Clown on WGN-TV in Chicago, IL. Bell was an institution in the Windy City since making his first appearance in 1960. Pinto Colvig was the original Bozo.
♥~ 1928 – Maya Angelou poet, author: All God’s Children Need Travelling Shoes
♥~ 1932 – Anthony Perkins actor: Psycho series, The Sins of Dorian Gray, Mahogany, Murder on the Orient Express, On the Beach, Desire Under the Elms, Friendly Persuasion
♥~ 1938 – Angelo (Bartlett) Giamatti president: Yale University; commisioner: major-league baseball: Yale University;commissioner: major-league baseball
♥~ 1946 – Craig T. Nelson Emmy Award-winning actor: Coach [1991-1992]
★~Good to Know: It’s Friday….
It snowed in Iowa. Poor Beth Ann. But it did NOT snow in Chicago. We have grey skies, rain and fog. Noooo snow. I am going out to lunch today. Escaping for a bit conversation that does not include barks. I hope, I don’t pretend to eat my lunch companions food. It’s been awhile since I have been out to lunch. Ok. Don’t even go there.
Have you seen this? Decoraheagles It looks like the babies are just starting to hatch.
Odd Loves Company,