★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
June 4, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly. Arnold Edinborough
★~ Hug Your Cat Day:
Hug Your Cat Day is one of those pleasingly straightforward holidays. Cat owners everywhere are encouraged to hug their cats. The more dedicated amongst them will not need this encouragement, of course.
The obvious downside to the day is that people without cats may be left out. However, don’t despair just Hug Someone else’s cat. I would not squeeze the cat, tho. And always ask first.
★~ Old Maid Day:
Old maid, otherwise known as a spinster, is a woman whose grown old and never married. Typically they’re thought of a being bitter and cranky, and victims of their own fussiness. On the other hand sometimes they just want a dam kiss. Which is all poor Helen Staudinger, wanted – Click to find out more
★~ Cheese Day:
Say ‘Cheese: Why? Because it is Cheese Day of course, and EVERYONE loves Cheese Day
★ Cognac Day:
Why are you putting on that big hat and dark sunglasses? Silly you! It’s not incognito day. It’s Cognac Day. Easy mistake to make. Just put down the hat and sunglasses, and pick up a snifter (a glass, not a Kleenex!) of Cognac instead.
t might be hard to believe today, but cognac was as popular through the end of the 19th century as vodka is today! In fact, cognac was the original “must have” spirit and it was hard for cognac producers to meet demand. In the 17th century, the Dutch ruled the oceans and went from country to country trading wares. The Dutch realized that the wine they traded frequently spoiled on the voyage but the brandewijn, or burnt wine, that they purchased from the Cognac region, which was a major trading region in France given its proximity to river ways, did not spoil, in fact, it improved during the voyage. What made the brandewijn special was that it had been distilled. The Dutch exported this bradewijn throughout the world and demand continued to grow. The distilleries quickly branded it cognac and it’s popularity exploded.
Wisconsin Old Fashion – A favorite drink on the television show Mad Men
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1896 – In a tiny workshop behind his home on 58 Bagley Avenue, Henry Ford put the finishing touches on his gasoline-powered motor car. After more than two years of experimentation, Henry Ford at the age of thirty-two, had completed his first experimental automobile. He dubbed his creation the “Quadricycle,” so named because it ran on four bicycle tires. The success of the little vehicle fueled Ford’s automobile ambitions, leading ultimately to the founding of Ford Motor Company in 1903.
♥~ 1919 – Congress approved the Nineteenth Amendment, giving women the vote.
♥~ 1937 – The Humpty Dumpty supermarket in Oklahoma City introduced the first shopping carts. Store manager Sylvan Goldmandecided to boost trade by putting an extra-large shopping basket on wheels. It doubled the store’s business.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1928 – Dr. Ruth Westheimer (Karola Ruth Siegel)sex therapist; author; TV celebrity. ” Yes, I was trained as a sniper in the Israeli armed forces. This was after the Holocaust. I was a very good shooter. I once went with my grandson to a county fair where you shoot a water pistol at the clown’s mouth. We came home with twelve stuffed animals and a goldfish.”
♥~ 1937 – Robert Fulghum was born in Waco, Texas. In 1989 he became the first author in history to have both the #1 and #2 books on the New York Times best-seller list: It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It and All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.
♥~ 1975 – Angelina Jolie (Voight) Academy Award-winning supporting actress: Girl, Interrupted; Gia, George Wallace, Cyborg 2, Foxfire, Playing by Heart, Tomb Raider, Original Sin; daughter of actor Jon Voight
★~ Good To Know:
Yesterday we celebrated El Morno at brunch, today we are celebrating with afternoon tea (click over and look at Beth Ann’s nutty tea pot), and with luck tomorrow we’ll be back on schedule. I’m afraid that my posting schedule may be a little Odd until after June 15th, please bare with me. I’m currently typing with crossed eyes, from sorting graduation slide show pictures.
Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday! Hugs for all the cats!
Odd Loves Company!