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July 16, 2014
★~Today’s Quote: Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. ―Dalai Lama
★~ Corn Fritter Day:
Traditional corn fritters are savory bites of fried or baked corn batter—a mixture made with corn, egg, flour, milk, and melted butter. These treats can be eaten alone, served as a side, or enjoyed with a topping like syrup, powdered sugar, or jam.
Although corn fritters originated in the South, many other cultures have come up with similar dishes. For example, in Asia “pakoras” are a popular snack. This dish is made with vegetables dipped in batter that are then deep-fried.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1935 – The first automatic parking meter was installed in Oklahoma City, OK. You could drive up and park for only a nickel, in places where parking used to be free.
♥~ 1941 – Yankees slugger Joe di Maggio got three hits in four times at bat against the Cleveland Indians on July 16th, 1941, extending his record hitting streak to 56 games. The streak would end the next day in Cleveland.
♥~ 1950 – The largest crowd in sporting history — 199,854 — watched the World Cup soccer finals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Uruguay defeated Brazil.
♥~1969 – Ohio native Neil Armstrong would become the first man to walk on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin were aboard the Apollo 11 spacecraft when it lifted off in a ball of fire from the Kennedy Space Center on this day in 1969.
♥~ 2003 – A drink sold at the Ritz Hotel in Paris was recognized as the most expensive commercially available cocktail in the world. Guinness World Records said “The Sidecar” cost $440.88 a glass. It contained Champagne Cognac that survived the 1870 siege of Paris and two World Wars and had been inside the hotel for over a hundred years. In the 1920s, the Sidecar sold for $1.73.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1907 – Orville Redenbacher popcorn gourmet & tycoon; died Sep 19, 1995
♥~ 1907 – Barbara Stanwyck (Ruby Stevens): Nominated for Best Actress by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences four times out of her 82 films. Her Oscar nominations were for her roles as Stella Dallas in Stella Dallas (1937), Sugarpuss O’Shea in Ball of Fire (1941), Phyllis Dietrichson in Double Indemnity (1944), and Leona Stevenson in Sorry Wrong Number (1948). Her first Emmy was in 1960-61 for her lead role in The Barbara Stanwyck Show. She received another Emmy for her Big Valley performances in 1965-66 and one for The Thorn Birds in 1983. Her popularity increased over the years as did her pay check. In 1944, Ms. Stanwyck was listed by the government as the highest paid woman in the U.S., at $400,000 per year.
♥~ 1911 – Ginger Rogers (Virginia Katherine McMath) Academy Award-winning actress: Kitty Foyle ; dancer with Fred Astaire in many musicals; appeared in over 70 films in 60 years; died Apr 25, 1995
♥~ 1968 – Will Ferrell comedian, actor: Saturday Night Live, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, The Suburbans, The Ladies Man, The Andy Dick Show, The Ladies Man, Zoolander, Elf, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
★~ Today’s Gallimaufry:
El Morno friend Cynthia shared this picture with me yesterday. It made my day. . .
Did you get it?????
It’s a corn fritter type of day. It’s chilly in Chicago for July. . Yesterday was only 72 and the expected high today is 76. I love it. But I feel sorry for those that want to swim and tan and are wrapped up in a hoodie instead. I’m not sure what the day will bring. We are still busy working in the basement. Camp is tail wagging busy. Cousin Carla is arriving next week so we have to get ready for her visit. What are you up too?
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13 thoughts on “Corn Fritter Day”
Work this morno, golf this afternoon. Business golf, of-course. I wouldn’t mind a sip of that cocktail or a whole one if it was on the house.
My kind of joke. I got it.
Better get a move on I don’t want to fritter the day away.
Have a good one.
I’d sip, for sure. And if someone ordered one for me, that would be fun too.
Glad to know you are not the frittering type. Hope your enjoyed your golf game. 😀
Love the dog joke — and the impish look in the second frame!
Not a fan of corn fritters, despite their connection with the South. But then again, neither am I a fan of okra, boiled peanuts, or hunting!!
My guess is, somebody invented that story about “The Sidecar” to sell an expensive drink. And no, I wouldn’t have paid that crazy amount for one.
Hope to get more writing done today. I’d rather be outside playing, but duty calls (and novels don’t write themselves!!)
The second frame is the best! So human like only better. I wouldn’t pay a for a Sidecar either but I wouldn’t mind a sip…or better yet being with someone who ordered a round of them.
Hope you accomplished what you wanted too!
KB, we have to go out of town and want you to take care of the 3 amigos….:(
Can you please relocate Camp to Northern CA for us? Please and thank you. We all miss you!
Nancy we miss you and your pups too. Wouldn’t it be fun if we could plan a time to house sit? Pats for our three amigo’s. I’m glad your recognized the picture of the golden in the FB header. You did recognize the model right???
Corn Fritter sounds like something I’d eat.
Yes, I got the joke & Mike’s, too ^!
Wow….I’d like your temps today. It’s overcast here which is the best I can wish for.
I’ve run around this morning doing more errands. Will be sharing dog sitting duty with another friend for the next few days. Lily will be our guest. She has stayed with us before & have prepared for lots of whining & sad expressions. Where’s my mom???
Will the basement be finished before Cousin Carla arrives? Or will she unknowingly be a part of it???
They are very tasty. Yes, isn’t Mike the clever one :-D.
These temps are very nice.
I can’t imagine a pup would be sad for one minute staying with you and Nik. How silly.
Nope the basement is a work in progress. We need to sand the floor and paint but need a lull in campers. I think we are going to try and replace the ceiling. Our noise level has increased with out the ceiling tiles for sound proofing but I was very glad to take them down and get rid of them.
Today, we are painting the picnic table. Color? The teen and I are off to the Home Depot to fight about it :-D.
Green…..get a dark shade of green! Too late?
Well, we are leaning towards red but we will put dark green on the table for consideration. . .:-D
I love corn fritters!
I’ve been running all day and still haven’t caught up with myself.
I did know know this about you. And I don’t believe we have every had a corn fritter together. Odd. But we can fix this.
Hope you caught up. Cha. Cha. Cha.
You bought a big smile to my face with this post 🙂
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