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★~ Today’s Quote: It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. ~ Oscar Wilde
★~ Great American Smokeout
The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting — even for one day — smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk.
Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet about 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes — a bit under 1 in every 5 adults. As of 2012, there were also 13.4 million cigar smokers in the US, and 2.3 million who smoke tobacco in pipes.
★~ Absurdity Day:
Celebrate today in an absurd manner. Or just laugh and cringe at all the absurdities that have been in the news lately – there is a lot to choose from. . .
What is on your absurd list?
★~ Peanut Butter Fudge Day:
Peanut butter has been a staple of U.S. families for more than a century. It can be served in a sandwich, mixed with ice cream, combined with chocolate, or as fudge! Peanut butter fudge is a divine treat for anybody who loves peanut butter.
One claim of origin for this dessert dates back to the 1800s when people used the word “fudge” to mean “cheat” or “mess up.” One day, a chef accidentally “fudged” a batch of caramel he was trying to make, inventing fudge as we know and love it today.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1929 – Leo Reisman and his orchestra recorded Happy Days are Here Again for Victor Records. The classic was recorded just three weeks after the stock market crash plunging the nation into the Great Depression. Timing is everything.
♥~ 1947 – Britain’s future Queen, Princess Elizabeth, married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, at London’s Westminster Abbey. The world listened on radio.
♥~ 1982 – Actress Drew Barrymore became the first 7-year-old to host Saturday Night Live.
♥~ 2008 – An Australian ‘political’ party, the Sex Party was launched at Sexpo, an annual sex exhibition in Melbourne. The party had already gathered the required 500 members and planned to register with the electoral commission (which approved it in Aug 2009).
♥~ 1947 – Joe Walsh musician: guitar, singer: groups: James Gang; The Eagles: Hotel California, New Kid in Town, In the Fast Lane, Heartache Tonight; solo: Life’s Been Good, A Life of Illusion, All Night Long
★~ Bear Gallimaufry:
We are taking our Day Campers to Prairie Wolf this morno while Vickie runs camp at home. I haven’t figured out my “cold clothes” yet, but I’m working on it. Lots of layer and at the same time trying to keep the bulk to a minimum. Hopefully, I’ll find the perfect combination before spring.
Have a great day!
Odd Loves Company,