Pancake Day, Johnny Appleseed

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September 26, 2014

Johnny Appleseed, Pancake Day

★~Today’s Quote: We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. ~ T. S. Eliot

★~ Pancake Day:

Johnny appleseed, apple-pancakes,

Who doesn’t love an excuse to dig into a fluffy stack of pancakes with a viable excuse: “It’s National Pancake Day!” you say as you wipe that syrup from your chin. But some people might disagree, and snootily inform you Pancake Day is in February.

It’s confusing. El Morno celebrated Pancake day in February along with IHOP. It’s hard to quibble pancake dates with IHOP. And IHOP choice of celebration dates coincides with Shrove Tuesday, the Tuesday before Lent when non-heathens eat up all the rich, fattening food in their pantry and offer up the ultimate self-sacrifice of pancakes for Lent. Or something like that.

What to do, what to do?  Let’s just celebrate pancake day twice. Have apple pancakes for breakfast this weekend. YUM

★~ Johnny Appleseed Day:

Johnny Appleseed, Pancake Day

An Odd Dude. Some say Johnny Appleseed was a pioneer but I picture him more as an 1800’s hippie. He wore coffee sacks with holes cut out for his arms, rarely wore shoes even in the winter he could walk over the ice and snow barefooted and the skin was so thick on his feet that even a rattlesnake couldn’t bite through it, he wore a mush hat on his head. A leather bag filled with apple seeds was slung over his shoulder. His dream was to plant so many apple seeds no one would ever go hungry. . .crunch an apple in celebration of Johnny Appleseeds Birthday. Click here to learn more about Johnny

★~ Today in History:

Johnny Appleseed, Pancake Day

♥~ 1962 – “Come and listen to the story ’bout a man named Jed…” The Beverly Hillbillies aired on CBS-TV. U.S. audiences were enchanted with Jed, Ellie Mae, Granny, Jethro, Miss Jane and that banker feller. Enchanted, as in a trance, in fact, for 216 shows. Bluegrass stars Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs had the honor of composing and recording the theme song and hit record, The Ballad of Jed Clampett.

♥~ 1964 – Gilligan’s Island began its 98-show run on CBS. The TV show starred Bob Denver in the title role, Jim Backus as Mr. Howell, Natalie Schafer as Lovey Howell, Alan Hale as the Skipper, Russell Johnson as the Professor and Dawn Wells and Tina Louise as Mary Ann and Ginger, respectively.

♥~ 1983 – The longest winning streak in sports — 132 years — was broken. It was the America’s Cup race and the United States team expected to maintain their title; one they were defending for the 25th time. Challenger Australia II won!

♥~ 1987 – Whitney Houston’s fifth consecutive #1 U.S. single hit the top. Didn’t We Almost Have It All was a cut from her LP, Whitney, which was number one on the album charts from June 27 to Sep 11 that year.

★~Born Today:


♥~ 1888 – T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot Nobel Prize-winning poet [1948]; The Waste Land, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock; died Jan 4, 1965

♥~ 1925 – Marty Robbins (Robertson)Country Music Hall of Famer; Grammy Award Winner: El Paso [1960], My Woman, My Woman, My Wife [1970]; A White Sport Coat, Don’t Worry, Devil Woman; actor: Road to Nashville, Ballad of a Gunfighter, Hell on Wheels, The Drifter; last Grand Ole Oprey singer to perform in Ryman Auditorium, 1st to perform in new Opryland; died Dec 8, 1982

♥~ 1933 – Donna Douglas actress: Beverly Hillbillies (Ellie Mae), Frankie and Johnny

♥~ 1948 – Olivia Newton-John singer: You’re the One that I Want, If Not for You, Let Me Be There, I Honestly Love You, Have You Never Been Mellow, Please Mr. Please,Physical, Magic; actress: Grease, Xanadu, Two of a Kind

♥~ 1962Melissa Sue Anderson actress: Little House on the Prairie (Mary Ingalls), The Loneliest Runner, The Equalizer: Memories of Manon

★~ Friday Gallimaufry:

It’s been a long week hasn’t it? Cheers to FRIDAY!



El Morno is, once again, super late. My routine is all gollywampus and I don’t see an end in sight for awhile so I’m going with the flow. Wishing everyone a Happy Friday!

Odd Loves Company,

8 thoughts on “Pancake Day, Johnny Appleseed

  1. Friday. I’m ready. Happy to have pancakes any day of the year. I’ll order some tomorrow when I head out to have breakfast.
    The dog seems to know how to start the weekend off right. Harry is curled up sleeping in his chair. He’s not much for water or hurrying around.
    El Morno anytime of the day works for me. I’m trying to be more flexible.

    • Cats usually think water is a nothing-mucher. But I did know one cat that loved water. He would swim in the family pool. He even had a bath towel with his name – Spitz.
      Thanks for the flexibility!

  2. So ready for Friday.It seems everyone I know had a long, hard week. Having a husband on the road hasn’t helped.
    We love weekend Pancake breakfasts. Breakfast is my husband meal to cook and he does a good job with pancakes which is the usual request.
    Johnny Appleseed glad he planted those trees. A world without Golden Delicious apples would be sad.
    Funny video. That lab is having such a good time.

    • Hope you had a good weekend. I agree a world without Golden Delicious or Gala apples would be very sad. Apples on pancakes are very good!

  3. We must be on the same gollywampus streak together—I can’t seem to catch up. So you know what I am going to do? Go sit out on the deck with a nice glass of something and read while the sun is shining. all the rest can wait!!!

    • Gollywampus together is better than Gollywampus alone. Someone should put that on a bumper sticker.
      I ended the day on the patio with a book and little coke.

  4. I had watermelon for breakfast, as usual. Maybe we’ll do pancakes tomorrow morning.
    it’s a beautiful day here today so I took the day off. TTFN

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