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September 24, 2014
★~ Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
★~ Punctuation Day:
Happy Punctuation Day!!!!! A celebration of the comma, correctly uses quotation marks, and proper use of periods semicolons, and the ever-mysterious ellipsis.
★~Bluebird of Happiness Day:
be like I, hold your head up high,
’til you see a ray of light and cheer
and so remember this, life is no abyss
somewhere there’s a bluebird of happiness
–Bluebird of Happiness, Harmati & Heyman (1934)
The bluebird is native to North America, and has become a worldwide symbol of love and happiness. The iconic “bluebird of happiness” can be traced back to at least 1908, when it appeared in a Nobel Prize-winning play, “The Blue Bird.”
★: Cherries Jubilee Day:
The original Cherries Jubilee recipe (cherries, krisch or brandy liqueur) is attributed to French chef Auguste Escoffie who prepared the dish for one of Queen Victoria’s jubilee celebrations. It is unclear whether it first appeared at the Golden Jubilee in 1887 or the Diamond Jubilee in 1897, but it quickly became one of the most fashionable desserts of the era. For many years, cherries jubilee was a standard menu item at America’s finest restaurants, reaching the peak of its popularity in the 1950s and 1960s.
Has anyone tried Cherries Jubilee since last years El Morno?
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1789 – President George Washington signed the Judiciary Act, creating the U.S. Supreme Court and the office of Attorney General. The Attorney General can investigate cases of treason and espionage. The office was created too late for the Benedict Arnold case. On this date in 1780, Arnold fled to a British ship on the Hudson River after his plot to surrender West Point to the British was foiled.
♥~ 1940 – Flinging a Wing Ding was recorded by Bob Chester.
♥~ 1961 – “Hey, Rock, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat … ‘Guess I don’t know my own strength!” Bullwinkle J. Moose and his friend, Rocket J. (Rocky) Squirrel, were seen in prime time for the first time on NBC-TV. The Sunday night cartoon (7-7:30 p.m.) was called The Bullwinkle Show. Originally Bullwinkle and Rocky appeared on ABC in a weekday afternoon series, Rocky and His Friends.
♥~ 1964 – The Munsters premiered on CBS-TV. The Munster fun ran for seventy episodes — through Sep 1, 1966.
♥~ 1966 – Jimmy Hendrix changed the spelling of his name to Jimi.
♥~ 1968 – 60 Minutes debuted on CBS.
♥~ 1975 – The government conspiracy thriller “Three Days of the Condor”, starring Robert Redford as a CIA employee, was released. The movie opened a year after Redford starred in “The Great Gatsby,” based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, who was born on September 24th, 1896.
♥~ 1977- The Love Boat set sail — on ABC-TV. The voice of Ernie Anderson, will always be remembered for his intros announcing, “The Luuuuuve Boat.”
♥~1870 – Georges Claude . A French engineer, he invented the neon light, commonly used for signs.
♥~ 1896 – F. (Francis) Scott (Key) Fitzgerald writer: This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night; died Dec 21, 1940,
♥~ 1936 – Jim (James Maury) Henson, Muppets creator.
★~ Word Gallimaufry:
Better late than never. I’m no quitter (hitting publish at about 11:15pm) Hope everyone had a wonderful Wednesday. I’ll see you bright and early tomorrow morno!
Odd Loves Company,
4 thoughts on “Punctuation, Bluebird of Happiness, Cherries Jubilee”
Doesn’t matter I’m never sure what day it is. I’m happy to celebrated whenever. With wine when possible.
Deer crossing post is the funniest.
Fitzgerald so brilliant and it seems so tortured. It’s a shame. I loved the Great Gatsby all over again when the new movie came out.
Wine is good. We can have cheese too!
I liked the deer one best, too.
The Great Gatsby was such a good movie. Much better the 2nd time around. I love the dialogue and the clothes! One of the few books on the school reading list that my teen really liked.
I’m told I tend to under punctuatuate. I just try to put my point across and hand it off to the worlds greatest office assistant. She’s been with the business from the start and promised long ago to never leave me.
Big fan of The Bullwinkle Show. My kids gave me a set of DVD’s with the show on them. It was a great cartoon when I was a kid but I missed a lot of the social commentaries and satire that I enjoy now when I watch them again and again.
Rocky: Hey Bullwinkle, we’re in real trouble now!
Bullwinkle: Oh good, Rocky! I hate that artificial kind!
Funny. Didn’t Bullwinkle say Hokey Smoke or something like that. And the bad guys were Natasha and Boris? I need to watch them again. Sounds like your kids knew what would make you happy.
I over punctuatuate!! Good to have an assistant that straightens it all out.
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