Pet Memorial Day, Hoagie Day, Cream Donut Day

★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
September 14, 2014

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★~ I want to be remembered as a person who wasn’t afraid to start things. Tina Roth Eisenberg

★~ Pet Memorial Day:

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Each year on the second Sunday in September we take time to honor our dearly departed pets with fond memories.  Losing a pet is heartbreaking, but as the poem the Rainbow Bridge promises we are only letting go for this lifetime.

Saints Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of  animals.

★~ It’s Eat a Hoagie Day!

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The hoagie (hOEwghi ), also known as a sub or grinder, name originated in the city of Philadelphia. During World War I Italian immigrants working at a shipyard called Hog Island would bring giant sandwiches for lunch. The workers were called “hoggies.” And eventually the name was associated with the large sandwiches.

★~ Cream Filled Donut Day:

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There is a creme donut with your name on it…..out there calling you…your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to find that donut and devour it. 

★~ Today in History:

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♥~ 1972 – Do you remember what major event happened in England on September 13th, 1752?  You do?  HA! It was a trick question. Nothing happened in England, or America, or anywhere in the British Empire on that day, because the date did not exist.  The Gregorian calendar was adopted by the British on September 14th, 1752.  They had to eliminate 11 days from the calendar that year…September 3rd through the 13th…to make the British calendar match those used by other countries.  Also, before the change, the British used to start a new year on March 25th instead of January 1st.

♥~ 1741 – George Frederick Handel completed his Messiah. It took the composer 23 days to complete the timeless musical treasure.

♥~ 1814 – Frances Scott Key, an attorney, was aboard a warship that was bombarding Fort McHenry (an outpost protecting the city of Baltimore, MD) when he wrote The Star-Spangled Banner, which officially became the U.S. national anthem by an act of Congress in 1931.

♥~ 1965 – My Mother, the Car” debuted.  It starred Jerry Van Dyke as a guy whose late mother was rein-”car”-nated as an antique auto.  Mom (the voice of Ann Sothern) spoke to him through the car radio. Longer-running series premiering include “The Waltons” (1972), and “The Golden Girls” (1985).

♥~ 1994 – The World Series was canceled, due to a players’ strike..

♥~ 1978 – The the  TV series Mork & Mindy, starring  Robin Williams as alien Mork and actress Pam Dawber as Mindy. premiered on ABC.  Na nu, na nu.

♥~ 1991 – San Antonio police arrested a 76-year-old man in an anti-prostitution sweep. From jail he called his 102-year-old mother for help. He said he couldn’t call his wife—she’d kill him.

★~Born Today:

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♥~ 1936 – Walter Koenig actor: Star Trek, Antony and Cleopatra, Moontrap

♥~ 1947 – Jon ‘Bowzer’ Bauman singer: group: Sha Na Na: LP: Rock & Roll is Here to Stay!; VJ: VH-1

♥~ 1947 – Sam Neill actor: In the Mouth of Madness, Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, The Piano, Jurassic Park, The Hunt for Red October, Sleeping Dogs, Ivanhoe, The Final Conflict, My Brilliant Career

★~ Gallimaufry:  Underwater Puppies


Seth Casteel, whose series of underwater photos of dogs fetching their ball first went viral in 2012 has continued to delight as the series extends with Casteel’s latest book, Underwater Puppies, set to release on 16 September 2014.

In a recent interview with NPR, Casteel explains:

Dogs was just such a random project, and it became successful out of nowhere. It changed my life, literally, overnight. And I was thinking about other things that I wanted to do: What’s the next project? I thought, “Hey, puppies. Can I do puppies?” And what I found out was not only could I do it, but I needed to do it for a couple of different reasons. No. 1: swimming pool safety — super-duper important for all the listeners out there with their pets. So many people forget that our swimming pools, as much fun as they are, they are a danger, and they can be a danger to our children and to our fur children. And they will learn. I mean, a lot of these puppies I work with — for Underwater Puppies I worked with over 1,500 — all it took was just a few times, putting them in the water and teaching them where the exit is, and they figured it out.


I’m off to fire-up the fire-pit with Pinon wood and sit outside with my campers and my camera. It’s a beautiful Sunday and I intend to enjoy it fully. I might even have an Italian Hoagie for lunch!

Wishing everyone a wonderful day!

Odd Loves Company,

6 thoughts on “Pet Memorial Day, Hoagie Day, Cream Donut Day

  1. Morno,
    Hoagie sounds good. Cream donut sounds good too. Good thing I’m meeting my kids for breakfast I’m hungry. After breakfast I plan to hang out with Harry and watch football before I head over to Sunday dinner. We are grilling out so I’m in charge of the meat.
    Have a good one.

    • Hope you had a filling breakfast. Sounds like you’re going to spend most of the day eating! Hope Harry had a treat too.

  2. The Rainbow Bridge poem tears me up each time. I believe what the poem says though.
    Cream donut & a hoagie sound good for today.
    We have had a nice cool weekend. Today’s morning walk temp was 66*! I didn’t want the walk or temp to end.
    I’ve seen those underwater dog shots. They’re so intense in the clear blue waters!
    Enjoy your day, too!

    • Me too!
      Hope the weather is holding for you. It’s suppose to warm up for us this weekend—warmer as in the high 70’s, I think we’re going to have a beautiful fall.
      The underwater shots are fun. I love to watch dogs swim. Some, of-course, are much better at it than others :-D. Labs taught my red boy to swim in the lake but it was never pretty.

  3. Doggone it, I missed donut day? Well, okay, but I intend to make up for it the first chance I get!

    The Rainbow Bridge is just so sad — hopeful, of course, but sad. We’ve all had pets who have passed on.

    I saw that on the underwater dogs. Very cute!

    • Yes! Take a donut day do-over!
      Awful part of dog ownership. But I always have a dog. The memories, pleasure, and companionship help with the loss.

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