Wildlife Day, Newspaper Carrier Day, Macadamia Nut Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
September 4, 2014


★~ Today’s Quote:   In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these. ~ Paul Harvey

★~ National Wildlife Day:

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According to the the National Wildlife Website:  National Wildlife Day serves to bring awareness to the number of endangered animals nationally as well as globally, that need to be preserved and rescued from their demise each year, but also to acknowledge U.S. zoos and outstanding animal sanctuaries for everything they do to help preserve this planet’s animals and educate the public about conservation – especially to children….our animal’s future caretakers and conservationists.

 ★~Newspaper Carrier Day:

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Newspaper Carrier Day commemorates the hiring of the very first newspaper carrier,  ten-year old Barney Flaherty. Benjamin Day, who was the publisher of The New York Sun, hired young Barney Flaherty to sell his papers for a penny apiece in 1833 The only job requirement asked of young Barney was that he had to prove to Mr. Day that he was capable of throwing a newspaper into the bushes with consistency.

Newspaper Carrier Day is meant to honor everyone who is now, or once was, a newspaper carrier. .

★~Macadamia Nut Day:

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Celebrate Macadamia Nut Day by enjoying them in a rice pilaf, using them to encrust some mahi mahi, munch on a chocolate covered macadamia nut or simply eat them by the handful plain and yummy.

★~ Today in History:


♥~ 1885 –  The Exchange Buffet opened in New York City. It was the first self-service restaurant in the U.S.

♥~ 1950 – Mort Walker’s comic strip Beetle Bailey first appeared in a just a few newspapers. The feature was soon bought and syndicated by King Features and is noted as the last strip personally approved by William Randolph Hearst.

♥~ 1982 – After six weeks, Eye of the Tiger, by Survivor, dropped out of the top spot on the music charts. The song, from the movie, Rocky III, dropped all the way to number 2 (for two weeks), then to number 3 for one week and to number 4 for two weeks before starting to fade.  It was the group’s biggest, earning them a platinum record.

★~Born Today:

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♥~ 1846 – Daniel Burnham architect: Railway Exchange Building [Chicago, one of the 1st skyscrapers in U.S.], Chicago’s Monadnock Building [1891] and Reliance Building [1894]; long-range city plan for Chicago [1909], Cleveland, Detroit, San Francisco, Washington, D.C.; died Jun 1, 1912

♥~ 1918 – Paul Harvey news commentator: “Hello Americans. Stand by for news!”: The Rest of the Story

♥~ 1928 – Dick (Richard Allen) York actor: Bewitched, That Brewster Boy, Going My Way, Inherit the Wind, They Came to Cordura, My Sister Eileen, Tea and Sympathy, Bus Stop;

♥~ 1933 – Richard S. Castellano actor: The Godfather, Lovers and Other Strangers, Honor Thy Father, Night of the Juggler, The Gangster Chronicles, Joe and Sons, The Super;

♥~ 1950 – Ronald LaPread musician: bass; singer: group: Commodores: Still, Three Times a Lady, Nightshift

♥~ 1951 – Judith Ivey Tony Award-winning actress: Steaming [1983], Hurly Burly [1985]; Designing Women, The Critic, Down Home, The 5 Mrs. Buchanans

♥~ 1981- Beyoncé Knowles- singer: group: Destiny’s Child: Jumpin’ Jumpin’, Bills, Bills, Bills, Say My Name, Survivor; actress: The Fighting Temptations, Austin Powers in Goldmember, The Pink Panther

★~ Tips and Tricks Gallimaufry:

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♥~ Apply Chap-stick to a fresh paper cut and it will instantly seal it up and take away the annoying pain. (I tried this recently and it worked)

♥~ Stop Ads while playing games on your mobile phone by putting it in airplane mode. (Works a lot of the time but not always)

♥~ Apply a cut onion to a bee sting an ingredient in onions breaks down the chemicals responsible for inflammation and discomfort.

♥~ Seal a plastic bag with aluminum foil and an iron. Put the aluminum foil over the plastic bag and then seal with iron.

♥~ Clean shower doors with a bounce sheet. Just soak a dryer sheet in water and use it to wipe the soap scum off the door.

♥~ Use an old tissue box to hold plastic bags.

♥~ Paint garden rocks with glow in the dark paint and create a lighted path. (or at least you’ll be able to see the rocks)

♥~ Out of AA batteries? You can use AAA battery by filling the gap on the positive side with a small wad of tin foil (in a pinch not a permanent solution)

♥~ Crayon candles. Put crayons in a glass cup or on a plate and light. They will burn for hours.

♥~ Rub cornstarch into a tough knot and the knot will come out easily.

♥~ It’s Science.  Improve the range of your key fob just hold it up to your chin. This is handy when you wonder if you’ve locked your car but don’t want to walk back to check. It works most of the time. The theory is your head acts like an antenna and your brains 80% water ratio acts as a conducted. No, I’m not making this up. Google says it true.

♥~ Put a condiment cap on top of you vacuum to clean keyboards, Electronics and other small items. (I am going to try this)

♥~ If your car gets a little paint rub on it from another car just spray some Wd-40 on it and leave for a few seconds, then rub it off.

♥~ A light mist of cooking spray on the sharp blade of a knife will keep sticky foods like garlic and onions from sticking to it.

♥~ Use your blow dryer to heat up your eyelash curler. Better curls!

♥~ Chill a drink quickly by wrapping it with a wet paper towel and placing it in the freezer for 10 minutes.

♥~ Open an envelope without tearing by placing in the fridge for about an hour after which it should pop open.

♥~ When there’s a thunderstorm, rub a dryer sheet on your dog’s coat. It will remove the buildup of static electricity in their coat (which causes anxiety during a storm – not the light or sound). Works about 50% of the time. (I have not tried this, but I will!)

♥~ Just type a flight number into the google search bar for current flight information.

♥~ You can get early boarding on any airline by telling them you have a peanut allergy and you need to wipe the tray table down. (nuts, I know.)

♥~ Bring a power strip with you to use at airports. You’ll never have to wait for an outlet and you can be the airport hero if you are nice and share.


Wishing everyone a wonderful day especially El Morno friend Debbie who is celebrating a birthday today!

Overslept this morno so I have to take off like a bullet. I’ll catch up more later.

Odd Loves Company,

15 thoughts on “Wildlife Day, Newspaper Carrier Day, Macadamia Nut Day

  1. Wheeee, you remembered my B-day — thanks for the good wishes. It’s nice to celebrate with such a “popular” crowd — Beyonce, Dick York, Paul Harvey, et. al.

    Interesting tidbits you’ve shared. I haven’t tried rubbing Dallas’s furs with a dryer sheet, but it just might help. Somehow, I’ll bet he’d prefer just going into his crate, rather than sneezing, though!

    It seems fitting that a young Irish lad would be the first newspaper carrier!

  2. Morno,
    We were out early today. Trying to beat the rain. Happy Birthday Debbie ^.
    I had a paper route for awhile. Awful job and I was pretty bad at it.
    Wildlife day makes me miss Harry. I’ll look forward to seeing him on Sat or Sun. My sister is looking in on him and the neighbor keeps him company.
    Looks like some good tips, I’ll have to read more of them later.
    Have a good one.

  3. Love the tips. Do they still have paperboys. We don’t take the paper but I never see any delivers being made.
    My 4th grader has a zoo field trip tomorrow so I guess that counts as celebrating wildlife day.
    Happy Birthday Debbie ^^. Hope you enjoyed your day.
    TTFN I’m off to pick up kids.

  4. Happy Birthday, Debbie!!! Party!

    I had a career as a paper girl for the Sandusky Register. It was a fun job and a good way for a youngster to earn a little bit of money to spend on frivolous things and books. 🙂

    Counting the hours till I get to meet you face to face. I am nervous. Will you like me? Will you sound like I think you sound like? Will I be able to understand you? Will you like my Mr. Diamond? What do I wear? So nervous. 🙂 Just kidding—can’t wait to meet you face to face finally!

    • Thanks for the birthday wishes, Beth Ann. Golly, you’re getting to meet Kb face-to-face?? Can I say I’m just a bit Kelly green over this??

    • Debbie will make it to that park bench sometime in not the too far future!
      BethAnn you were a paper girl? I’m already impressed!

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