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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.
♥~ 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.
♥~ 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.
♥~ 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!
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