~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
September 9, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your front door. You step out on to the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you’ll be swept off to. —J. R. R. TOLKIEN
★~ Teddy Bear Day:
A few months ago, we celebrated Teddy Bear Picnic Day; today we are just celebrating teddy bears. Those lovable, huggable bears that are great to cuddle and keep children everywhere company when the night is dark and the hall way to their parents’ room is filled with shadows.
Even if you don’t have your teddy anymore, we can all still celebrate everyone’s favorite — Pooh Bear!
Asia consumes 90% of the world’s harvested rice, but here in America, we eat plenty, too — about 20 pounds per person per year!.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1850 – When California became the 31st of the United States of America on this day, cries of “there’s gold in them thar hills” had already been heard for two years. So, it’s no surprise that the nickname for the most populous state is the Golden State, and that the golden poppy (orange-yellowish in color) is the state flower
♥~ 1898 – Tom Fleming of Eau Claire, WI won the first logrolling championship — in Omaha, NE.
♥~ 1957 – The same song was #1 on the Billboard pop, country & western, and rhythm & blues charts: Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.”
♥~ 1972 – The 41st annual One Arm Dove Hunt begins today in Olney, Texas. Anyone with the use of only one arm or hand is invited. In addition to the dove hunt, events include Glove Swap, One Arm Jokes, One Arm Golf, and Cow Chip Chunkin, Amputee vs. Politician..
♥~ 2003 – A 28-year-old pregnant woman received $400 for walking around London with an ad for MicroBabies painted on her stomach. Zoe Ellis, who was 8 months pregnant, said it was a fun idea and she was proud to rent out her “bump.”
♥~ 1828 – Leo Tolstoy Russian author. Leo Tolstoy was a poor student and an avid gambler, but in later years he became a devout pacifist and anarchist. His books, including War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are considered some of the greatest novels ever written.
♥~ 1890 – Colonel Harland Sanders Founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, born near Henryville, IN. Died Dec 16, 1980, at Shelbyville, KY.
♥~ 1923 – Jimmy ‘The Greek’ Snyder (Demetrios Georgios Synodinos) oddsmaker, broadcaster: The NFL Today; died Apr 21, 1996
♥~ 1941 – Otis Redding musician, singer: [Sittin’ on] The Dock of the Bay; killed in plane crash Dec 10, 1967
♥~ 1960 – Hugh Grant actor: Sense and Sensibility, Nine Months, Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Remains of the Day, Impromptu, The Dawning, Maurice, Extreme Measures, Notting Hill, Mickey Blue Eyes
♥~ 1966 – Adam Sandler comedian: The Cosby Show, Saturday Night Live [opera man]; actor: Happy Gilmore, Mixed Nuts, Airheads, Coneheads, Shakes the Clown, Going Overboard, The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Big Daddy
There has been some internet construction on Odd street and it has left things a bit glitch. If leaving a comment is burdensome, it’s due to the construction and not you. It should all be untangled soon.
This post should really be titled El Nighto, so I’ll wish you sweet dreams and see you in the Morno.
Odd Loves Company,
4 thoughts on “Teddy Bear Day, Rice Day”
Hope that sign is posted by the owner of the field and not an angry neighbor.
I’m a fan of the Colonels from way back.
My daughters Pooh Bear still sits on her bed or lies under her bed depending on the state of her room.
Have a good one. Odd has been friendly to me so far.
Ha. Ha. Me too.
Nothing wrong with KFC. Pooh is the best.
I’m glad that Odd has been welcoming.
Teddy bears are great — even dogs love them!
Interesting sign. Such generosity!
Yay, I had rice yesterday. Nice to finally get something right!
Thankfully haven’t had problems with Odd. Let’s see what hitting the Submit button does.
You made it. Things smoothed out.
Love the sign. As Mike mentioned I hope it was posted by the owners. :-D.
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