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May 17, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.” ~ Lucille Ball
★~ Pack Rat Day:
Attics and basements were meant for storing old junk. But a pack rat asks, “Why stop there? If we park the cars in the driveway, we can also fill up the garage. And while we’re at it, let’s just live on the back deck and then we can use the whole house for storage.” Some may criticize the pack rat for living a life of clutter, but the pack rat lives by the motto, “Waste not, want not.” In case you’ve not heard George Carlin’s routine on Stuff I’m posting it for your listening pleasure.
★~Cherry Cobbler Day:
The U.S. grows about 370 million pounds of sweet cherries each year — of that annual harvest, 175 million pounds are packaged into frozen, canned or maraschino cherries. Here a few ways to turn all those cherries into cobbler.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1792- The buttonwood agreement was signed.Twenty-four brokers sat down to fix rates for commissions on stocks and bonds. From that agreement came what has been known since as the New York Stock Exchange or Wall Street.
♥~ 1932 – The U.S. Congress changed the name ‘Porto Rico’ to ‘Puerto Rico’
♥~ 1975 – NBC-TV paid a whopping $5,000,000 for the rights to show Gone with the Wind just one time. It was the top price paid for a single opportunity to show a film on television.
♥~ 1975 – Elton John’s Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy album was released and certified a platinum record on the very same day. It was the first album to be certified a million seller (in this case, a two-million seller) on the first day of release.
♥~ 1978 ~ Charlie Chaplin’s corpse, which had been stolen and held for ransom, was recovered.
♥~ 1986 – Whitney Houston became the first female singer to hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with three consecutive singles as Greatest Love of All reached #1. The other two were Saving All My Love For You and How Will I Know
♥~ 1989 – Vincent Van Gogh’s Portrait of Dr. Gachet was auctioned for $82,500,000.
♥~ 2004 – First US same-sex marriages . Massachusetts became the first US state to sanction gay marriage. Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples received licenses and were married.
♥~ 1903~ James “Cool Papa” Bell, born in Starkville, Mississippi (1903). Cool Papa was perhaps the fastest baseball player of all times. He played baseball for almost 30 years in primarily in the negro leagues where records where statistics were not very reliable so we are not sure exactly how fast.
♥~ 1911 – Maureen (Paul) O’Sullivan actress: Tarzan films: Jane; Hannah and Her Sisters, Peggy Sue Got Married, The River Pirates; died June 23, 1998.
♥~ 1936 – Dennis Hopper actor: Easy Rider, Apocalypse Now, Rebel Without a Cause, Giant, Hoosiers, Flashback, Blue Velvet, Super Mario Brothers, True Romance, Speed, Waterworld, Space Truckers; director: Easy Rider, Colors, Chasers; died May 29, 2010
♥~ 1942 – Taj Mahal (Henry St. Claire Fredericks) entertainer, songwriter: for film, Sounder; singer: urban folk-blues
♥~ 1956 – Sugar Ray Leonard International Boxing Hall of Famer: Olympic gold medalist: Junior Welterweight ; World Welterweight  and World Junior Middleweight Champion , WBC Heavyweight and Super Middleweight 
★~ Good to Know: Speaking of good shots….
I’m off to the Chicago Waldorf Mayfair. It’s a bit on the chill side but no clouds in sight. Which is a good thing because I am done with soggy Mayfair—been there, done that, bought the t-shirt. Odd Random Review will be posted when I return home. Cole is hosting a bon-fire party at our house tonight so I will be holed up in my room clicking away at the computer keys.
Hope you have a Sunny Saturday too.
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