★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
July 20, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: You’re never too old to lick a lollipop, read the comics or celebrate your birthday. (unknown)
★~ Moon Day:
Forty-five years ago today, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on on moon surface, this moment in history still stirs hearts. I remember my dear dad insisting I come into the living room to watch. I was sure that I would be bored by more moon news. I wasn’t bored and still remember the moment vividly.
Moon Day commemorates the day man first walked on the moon in 1969. Apollo 11 was launched from Cape Kennedy Space Center atop a huge Saturn V rocket. On July 20, 1969, the Lunar Module, nicknamed the “Eagle”, touched down on the surface of the moon at Tranquility Base. Upon landing, Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong reported “The Eagle Has Landed”. A few hours later, Neil Armstrong, stepped off of the Eagle’s ladder, placed one foot upon the moon’s surface and proclaimed: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”.
★~ Ugly Truck Day:
The thing about ugly trucks is that they are gorgeous to their owners. Every dent, stain, scratch, hole, and animal on or in the truck is another tale of a small adventure they had out on (or off) the road. An old, ugly truck has character; it’s been on adventures. When you talk to ugly truck owners, they all have a story to tell about hauling Christmas trees, driving the fields, and working the farm; these trucks suffer kids learning to drive a stick and handle a clutch and they are useful long after most cars have been buried in a landfill. Instead of writing “Wash Me” on the side of a dusty dirty old truck–write “Good Job!”
★~ Lollipop Day:
Oh lolli lolli lolli
Everyone loves a Lollipop!
During the Civil War, it is believed that little pieces of hard candy were put on the ends of pencils for children to nibble. In 1908, George Smith claimed to be the first to invent the modern lollipop. Smith applied an idea of putting hard candies on a stick to make them easier to eat. He decided to name the treat after his favorite racing horse, Lolly Pop, and later trademarked the name. Lollipops were successful until the Depression. Smith stopped production on lollipops and the name fell into the public domain.
Celebrate Lollipop Day by enjoying the lollipop of your choice. And if See’s Candies is in your hood stop by for a FREE lollypop! But remember–when you are done with it, put it on a plate in the kitchen and wash those sticky fingers!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1801 – A 1,235 pound cheese ball was pressed at the farm of Elisha Brown, Jr. The huge ball of cheese was later loaded on a horse-driven wagon and presented to President Thomas Jefferson at the White House.
♥ ~ 1875 – that the largest recorded swarm of locusts in American history descended upon the Great Plains. An estimated 3.5 trillion locusts made up the swarm. It was about 1,800 miles long and 110 miles wide, ranging from Canada down to Texas.
♥~ 1965 – Bob Dylan’s Like a Rolling Stone was released. It was his first big hit.
♥~ 1985 – Treasure hunters began hauling off $400 million in coins and silver ingots from the sea floor in the biggest underwater jackpot in history. The bounty came from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha. The Spanish galleon sank 40 miles off the coast of Key West, Florida in 1622. It was located by treasure hunter Mel Fisher. The 40 tons of gold and silver and was the richest treasure find since the opening of King Tut’s tomb in the 1930s
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1919 – Sir Edmund Hillary explorer: first to climb Mt. Everest;died Jan 11, 2008
♥~ 1938 – Natalie Wood (Natasha Nikolaevna Gurdin) actress: From Here to Eternity, West Side Story, Splendor in the Grass, Rebel Without a Cause, Marjorie Morningstar, Gypsy, Love with the Proper Stranger; died Nov 29, 1981. .
♥~ 1958 – Billy Mays ‘King of Infomercials’: TV pitchman: OxiClean, Orange Glo, Mighty Putty; died Jun 28, 2009
♥~ 1967 – Reed Diamond actor: Spider-Man 2, Scared Silent, The Breed, Madison, Her Hidden Truth, Memphis Belle, The Summer of the Swans
♥~ 1971 – Sandra Oh actress: Grey’s Anatomy, Ramona and Beezus, Falling, 3 Needles, Big Fat Liar, Bean, The Journey Home
★~ Today’s Gallimaufry:
The Whole Truth about Meetings
Dog Nap – Mid-Fetch
Letters from Camp
For My Golf Lovers
Let’s end on Awesome…in the truest sense of the word.
Hi Ho off to breakfast we go. Hope ya’ll have a wonderful Sunday.
Odd Loves Company,
6 thoughts on “Moon Day, Ugly Trucks, Lollipops”
I watched the Moon walk with my friends in a bar. The whole place fell silent and then burst into applause. Exciting stuff.
Golf shot was a good one. However, it might be easier to just microwave the hotdog.
My kids wrote letters from camp that were just about that long.My daughter always wanted to stay longer and my son wanted to be pick up as soon as he arrived.
Played a round of golf this morning before it heated up. Heading over to my sisters for dinner. She wanted a raspberry tart for dessert which the bakery had on hand.
Have a good one.
Back for good. We had a wonderful vacation but it has taken me a week to catch up at home. Kids are back in camp this week and summer will resume at home.
I still look at the moon and think wow we walked up there. I missed seeing it by a few years.
Such a beautiful twin video. So sweet. Loved the golf shot and the letter home from camp. My oldest is dying to go to camp. Maybe, next year.
Ah yes, Camp. After hounding me for weeks to go to camp, I finally caved. To this day I am still hearing how much she hated it, and how it gave her nightmares. Now you might think after that she’d listen to me but you’d be wrong.
Domer always loved those intricate mazes with a golf ball — I remember seeing one (over and over) at the Indy Children’s Museum when he was a wee one!
I wrote w-a-a-y better letters from Camp than that, but then I’ve always been a writer. Domer, on the other hand, didn’t write a single word in a letter (he’s one of those cell phone generation kids, ha!)
No such thing as an old ugly truck ..love all trucks, especially old ones..
I remember the moon walk..can’t believe that is was that long ago..wow.. 😀
Ugly trucks are everywhere but of course they are not ugly to their owners.
Mockery is right! I currently have a mass of bits on my toes—I am not happy about it. They itch like crazy!
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