Radio Day, Lemonade Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
August 20, 2014

Purple at dusk

★~ Todays Quote: Somebody just gave me a shower radio. Thanks a lot. Do you really want music in the shower? I guess there’s no better place to dance than a slick surface next to a glass door.”  ― Jerry Seinfeld

★~ Radio Day: 

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Crank it UP! On  National Radio day we celebrate the invention of the radio, our favorite radio station  and your favorite radio announcers. Sing along and get down and shake it all out with your favorite radio station.

WWJ in Detroit, was America’s first commercial radio station when it took to the air on this date in 1920, using the call letters 8MK.

There are more than 12,000 radio stations in the U.S., and more than two billion radios in use.

★~ Lemonade Day:

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On Aug. 20, 1630, lemonade debuted in Paris. It was made from sparkling water, lemon juice and honey. That original version has morphed into dozens of variations and flavors, and is enjoyed by people of all ages.  In the 1870s, First Lady Lucy Webb Hayes was nicknamed “Lemonade Lucy” for her famous position as a teetotaler. The White House was dry during her husband’s term.

I bought lemonade from a young entrepreneur a few days ago. It was .50 cents so I gave him a dollar and told him to keep the change. He smiled and said in a broken polish accent, “Lady you are much too kind. Your next glass is on the house.”  Always stop at a kids lemonade stand.

Our Homemade Lemonade Recipe

My Favorite Lemonade story (I publish this story every year because it is a classic)

★~ Today in History:

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♥~ 1741 – Alaska was discovered by Danish navigator Vitus Jonas Bering. That’s how the Bering Sea got its name.

♥~ 1945 – Tommy Brown became the youngest player to hit a home run in a major-league ball game. Brown, who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers, was 17 years, 8 months and 14 days old.

♥~ 1955 – Col. Horace A. Hanes, a U.S. Air Force pilot, flew to an altitude of 40,000 feet. Hanes reached a speed of 822.135 miles per hour in a Super Sabrejet.

♥~ 1985 – The machine that revolutionized the world’s offices, the original Xerox 914 copier, took its place among the honored machines of other eras at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. The document copier had been formally introduced to the world in March of 1960. In just twenty-five years, the machine, invented by Chester Carlson, a patent lawyer, had become obsolete enough to make it into the museum.

♥~ 1992 –  An 88-year-old man had to be rescued twice from a burning hotel in Mattawa, Ontario. He went back in to get his teeth.

♥~ 2004 – U.S. talk show host Regis Philbin set the world record for living a lifetime on TV. Logging 15,188 hours on the tube yielded him fame, fortune, and a place in the record books.for most hours on camera.

★~ Born Today:


♥~ 1918 – Jacqueline Susann author: The Valley of the Dolls, The Love Machine; Susann he was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 44, and she made a bargain with God: If she could have 10 more years, she would produce something really big. She published her most famous novel, Valley of the Dolls (1966), four years later. She drew on her experiences as an aspiring actress to tell a tale of backstabbing, sex, and glamour, and it was a huge hit. At one point she had three books on The New York Times best-seller list: Valley of the Dolls, The Love Machine (1969), and Once is Not Enough (1973). She died in 1974, 12 years after her cancer diagnosis

♥~ 1923 –  James Travis “Jim” Reeves, US country singer. The first country singer to crossover into the pop market. (1960 US No.2 single ‘He’ll Have To Go’, 1966 UK No.1 single ‘Distant Drums’). Reeves was killed in a plane crash on 31st July 1964 when the single engine aircraft flying from Arkansas to Nashville crashed in thick fog.

♥~ 1942  Isaac Hayes   Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer, song-writer: Theme from Shaft [1970]; score: Shaft; w/David Porter: Soul Man, Hold on I’m Coming; actor: Tough Guys, Truck Turner

★~  Radio Gallimaufry:


Created by Solene le Goff and Christophe Gouache, out of an oak log, Log radio might just be the world’s “greenest” radio.

The Log Radio features a long, thin solar panel that charges it with energy, and if there’s no sunlight available, it also has a built-in dynamo, that will keep it running with minimum energy. The bottom left button, the one with the finger hole in it, handles the dynamo, the top left one turns the radio on and controls the volume, while the top right button is used as a tuner.

This amazing radio needs no wires or batteries and was conceived as a statement against the use of plastic and metals. Incredibly enough, 80% of the Log Radio is made of wood, while the other 20% is made up of basic radio components.


I’ve already made a downtown run and now I home again wishing you a good morno and getting ready to sound proof the basement with Cole. It’s a hot muggy day in Chicago, but the weather has been so pleasant all summer I’m not complaining. My pups enjoying playing in the pools after sundown whilst I sip strawberry daiquiris.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Wednesday!

Odd Loves Company,

12 thoughts on “Radio Day, Lemonade Day

  1. Morno,
    I still have an old radio that works. In a pinch I suspect it will be useful. Lemonade is always refreshing and like you I always stop at kid run lemonade stands. Price has gone up over the years but so have expenses and I do like my own cup.
    Wednesday is a half work-half golf day for me, but I’m not sure how much we’ll play, afternoon golf in this hot weather is tough.
    Have a good one.

    • The price has gone up at Lemonade stand but it’s still a pretty fair deal.
      Hope you enjoyed your afternoon with or without golf.

  2. It’s a good day for lemonade, but then, every day is a good one for lemonade, right?

    I remember my late dad listening to Chicago’s WLS w-a-a-y back when! Most folks in my area also liked KXOK out of St. Louis.

    Sad story about Susann. Who can imagine how much more she’d have written, had she lived longer?

    Seems like plane crashes have killed a LOT of musicians and such. Why do they insist on flying when the weather is awful??

    • Yep. In the summer we always have a pitcher full in the fridge.
      Good questions about flying in bad weather. I imagine it was invincible youth.

  3. It was root beer day for me instead of lemonade. My brother in law Carlton is a huge lemonade fan and I always think of him when I see lemonade.
    I am a huge radio fan these days, too. 🙂

    • If you get a chance to try Butterscotch root beer give it a taste. Our new favorite.
      Carlton likes lemonade. Well maybe you can make it for him using our recipe. Time consuming but worth it.
      Well of-course you love the radio now that you are a radio star.

  4. I have a radio playing in the bathroom when showering. I just like my music. That Log Radio is impressive & cool looking. My mom listened to WWJ when we lived in MI.
    I enjoy lemonade, too! Don’t have it nearly enough though.
    Shaft was on over the summer. Hadn’t seen it in years so I did! Funky theme song.
    Glad Jacqueline Susann had her 10 years & raised 2.
    Good evening!

    • Shower power! Do you sing along?
      I’m not sure if I have ever seen Shaft but I’ve heard it is worth watching.
      Lemonade. Minute Maid is the best store bought for an easy fix.

    • I like the idea of the radio but mostly I listen to quiet My choice of music is Oldies or country tho.
      Lemonade in ice tea. So tasty.

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