Strawberries and Cream Day, Waitstaff Appreciation, Memo Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
May 21, 2014

spring blossoms abound

★~Today ‘s Quote:  “However small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance was there.” ― Roald Dahl

★~ Strawberries and Cream Day:

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The simple combination of fresh sliced strawberries and homemade whipped cream has been a popular dish for centuries. In fact, in medieval England it was customary for newlyweds to enjoy strawberries and soured cream for their wedding breakfast.

Strawberry Cream Torte
Strawberry Cream Pie
Strawberry Cream Shortcake
Strawberry Creamy-Dreamy Cake

★~ Waitress and Waiters Appreciation Day:

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The only way to properly celebrate this day is to go out for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I always appreciate the restaurant server that does not refill my ice tea immediately after I have determined it has just the right amount of sugar; Cole appreciates it when the waiter brings a side of napkins when he orders a rack of ribs; and we both appreciate it when they don’t assume Pepsi will do when we ordered Cokes. Eating out and adding a little extra to the tip is a nice way to say “thank you” to the person filling your bread basket for the fourth time.

★~ Memo Day:

Strawberries and Cream Day, Waitstaff Appreciation, Memo Day

The news in memos is The Justice Department will release a classified 2011 memo that provided legal justification for using Drones to  kill American terrorist suspects overseas, according to unnamed U.S. officials who spoke to the Washington Post and the Associated Press.

★~ Today in History:

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♥~ 1819 – The first bicycles in the United States were called swift walkers and were seen for the first time on the streets of New York City.

♥~ 1932 – Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic solo, from Newfoundland to Ireland.

♥~ 1945 – Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart were married. Legend has it that the couple fell in love in 1943 during making of the film, To Have and Have Not. Theirs would become one of Hollywood’s most enduring marriages.

♥~ 1990- In a classic final episode of the Newhart TV series, Bob Newhart woke up in bed with Suzanne Pleshette, his wife on a previous series, The Bob Newhart Show. He had been dreaming since 1978.

♥~ 1994 – Tim McGraw’s Not a Moment Too Soon was the #1album in the U.S.

♥~ 1998 – Frank and Shirley Capaci of Streamwood, Illinois announced they were the holders of a winning Powerball ticket worth $195 million (they actally got $104.3 million because they chose a lump-sum payment). Frank said, “First thing I’m gonna do is buy a Harley-Davidson. I ain’t gonna buy nothin’ else but a Harley-Davidson.”

♥~  2006 – 62,000 runners participated in the annual Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco. Gilbert Okari (27) of Kenya won in 34 minutes and 20 seconds. The women’s winner was Ukrainian Tetyana Hladyr won in 39:09. S.F. Mayor Gavin Newsom (38) finished the 7.46 miles in 59:04.

★~Born Today:

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♥~ 1909 – Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel kindergarten art teacher: her work was inspiration for the famous Hummel figurines;died Nov 6, 1946

♥~ 1916 – Harold Robbins (Francis Kane) writer:  One of the best-selling novelists of all time, perhaps best known for his novel The Carpetbaggers (1961), which is loosely based on the life of eccentric businessman Howard Hughes.

♥~ 1917  Raymond (William Stacy) Burr actor: Perry Mason, Ironside, Rear Window, A Place in the Sun, The Defense Never Rests, Godzilla; died Sep 12, 1993

♥~ 1944  Janet Dailey novelist:  At the age of 30, Dailey and her husband sold their construction company and set off to see America in a trailer.  While on the road, Dailey read romance novels and soon remarked to her husband that she thought she could write one herself and that’s just what she did. Six months later, her first book became a Harlequin romance. To her great surprise, No Quarter Asked (1976) sold more than one million copies.

♥~ 1952 – Mr. T ( Lawrence Tureaud) actor: The A-Team, Rocky III, The Magic of the Golden Bear: Goldy 3, Spy Hard, Inspector Gadget

★~ Good to Know: Memes 

McDonalds Happy Strawberries and Cream Day, Waitstaff Appreciation, Memo Day

McDonalds what are  you thinking? First a creepy clown and now your lastest  Mascot –  a red genderless box with sharp teeth, gumby-like arms, and eyes that pop out out of it’s head dubbed “happy”. How did you get it so wrong?  Unless, of-course, as Oscar Wilde once said, ‘There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” If McDonald’s wanted to spread the word about “Happy”  — then it’s mission accomplished.

By Tuesday morning, Happy was the internets favorite terrifying meme. What next a creepy clown?


Until Saturday night my life is all about the Senior play Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and last night I watched the seniors run through it. When it comes to FUN this play has everything. The set is amazing, the costumes are adorable, and the kids are talented.

My kid has found his calling –  Oompa Loompa.

I’ll share ONE picture and the rest after opening night. They will be worth waiting for. I promise. I may even dress up as an Oompa Loompa!


If you live in the Chicagoland area – -come see the performance. More information here

Wishing everyone an Oompa Loompa  Wednesday!

Odd Loves Company!

12 thoughts on “Strawberries and Cream Day, Waitstaff Appreciation, Memo Day

  1. Morno,
    Strawberries and cream is kind of a fro fro dessert but I wouldn’t turn it down. Haven’t seen a memo in years. Will be interesting to see the one the government hands down. I wonder how much of it will be blacked out.
    Sounds like the play is coming along. I am not sure what an Oompa Loompa is but Cole looks like he is having fun.
    Have a good one.

    • Au Contraire! What about Strawberry Shortcake?
      I’m not sure Cole is having fun but he is an adorable Oompa Loompa and faking fun very well.

  2. I have a big container of strawberries in the fridge that are begging to be made into some delightful dessert tonight. What will it be?? Something easy as today is “Finish painting the outside of the house day”. Woo hooo! So exciting!
    How did I miss that McDonald’s dude??? He/She is creepy, I agree. Not what I would want to see.
    The play looks adorable and FUN–wish I lived closer—I would be there in a heartbeat!!!! Can’t wait to hear all about it! Enjoy those moments, Katybeth, they are fleeting. Take it from me. I know of what I speak. Write. Whatever.

    • I am dressing up like an Oompa Loompa tonight—I devouring these moments!
      What dessert did you make? Inquiring minds want to know!

  3. “Happy” is an AWFUL meme — Ronald was bad enough, and every time I pass one of those creepy clown figures, I shudder. I think McD’s should fire the entire marketing department!

    Not a fan of strawberries, as we’ve discussed. Perhaps I’ll just have to endure, as May seems to be Celebrate a Strawberry Month!

    “Break a leg,” Cole — enjoy the play and all the memories associated with senior year! Katybeth, do be sure to post lots of pictures for those of us who can’t make it for the showing.

    • I agree when it comes to mascot MCD could sure use some help.
      Strawberries are big in May.
      Lots of pictures and a video will be forthcoming. I am dressing up like an Oompa Loompa tonight—-We will see about a picture. 😀
      Thank you. I’ll pass along the Break a leg sentiment.

  4. Memo to KB:
    I love strawberries in any fashion and I would never turn down the whipped cream as long as it’s real. Hmm. Eating it while watching a Humphrey/Bacall movie would be divine. (In a meme-free area, of course.)

    • In reply to your memo:
      “Whipped cream isn’t whipped cream at all if it hasn’t been whipped with whips, just like poached eggs isn’t poached eggs unless it’s been stolen in the dead of the night.” Dahl.
      Please proceed to the meme free area.

  5. I love strawberries. I think I’ll pick some up when I go to sprouts for peaches. Maybe I’l make a strawberry/peach cobbler.
    My new rose tree is in place and I love it.

    • Yum that sound so good. Don’t forget to take a picture of your tree. Now that you can text it’s time to start taking pictures!

  6. A huge Perry Mason fan here. The original series. It shows here at 2am & 3am. Every so often, the station will have a weekend Perry Mason marathon.
    That’s one job I would not care to ever do…….waitress.
    Strawberry cream pie would go good about now!
    Colorful overalls! Is Cole into this play or what?

    • In the first part of the play Cole wears a fat suit and suit and it was so hot that he could not wait to hop into the Oopma Loompa overalls.
      Perry Mason was a fun show. Do you settle in for the Marathon?

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