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February 20, 2015
★~ Today’s Quote: “Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.” ~ Mary Oliver
★~ Hoodie Hoo Day:
Walk outside at high noon today (whatever the time zone you live in), extend your arms above your head, wave them around rapidly while doing your favorite little dance, and shout “hoodie hoo.” Apparently, this Hoodie Hoo sound is supposed to scare winter away and prepare for spring, which is exactly one month away.
★~ Love Your Pet Day:
Loving our pups comes pretty naturally to us. And we always have plenty to love on. And since it love your pets day I may even smile at our bird. You know, the one that hates me. I think I want to love a teacup pig…isn’t it cute!
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And here are a few more cuties.
★~ Cherry Pie Day:
George Washington’s cherry-tree-chopping story has long been debunked by historians as nationalistic myth, but according to his biographers, our first president did love cherries, which may be why the cherry pie is associated with him.
English tradition credits Queen Elizabeth the First with having created the cherry pie dessert, but I am simply not falling for the idea that Queen Elizabeth spent a lot of time in her kitchen pitting cherries!
In case you are wondering, President Lincoln’s favorite dessert was apple pie. America produces about 300 million pounds of cherries each year, 75 percent of which come from Michigan.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1872 – Luther Crowell received a patent for a machine for manufacturing paper bags. Patent #123,811 allowed for the bags to have two longitudinal inward folds.
♥~ 1872 – Silas Noble and J.P. Cooley of Granville, MA patented the toothpick manufacturing machine.
♥~ 1952 –The African Queen, opened at the Capitol Theatre in New York City. The film starred Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, under the direction of John Huston. Critics accused Huston of larking when he adapted the famous book to film. And he laughed all the way to the bank.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1925 – Robert Altman – This iconoclastic filmmaker was master of satire, ensemble casts and the long take. His long and lauded career included such classic films as M*A*S*H (1970), McCabe and Mrs Miller (1971), Nashville (1975), The Player (1992) and Gosford Park (2001). Altman received a Lifetime Achievement Oscar in 2006. Born at Kansas City, MO, Altman died Nov 20, 2006, at Los Angeles, CA.
♥~ 1927 – Sidney Poitier Academy Award-winning actor: Lilies of the Field ; Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, To Sir With Love, Sneakers
♥~ The five children of Ralph and Carolyn Cummins of Clintwood, Va., Catherine, Carol, Charles, Claudia, and Cecilia were born Feb. 20, 1952; Feb. 20, 1953; Feb. 20, 1956; Feb. 20 1961; and Feb. 20, 1966. The random odds against five single siblings sharing a birthdate are one in 17,797,577,730 – almost 4 times the world’s population.
♥~ 1954 – Anthony Stewart Head, Actor: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
♥~ 1957 – Joe Ruscitti: great dad, passionate, dreamer, soul mate
♥~ 1966 – Cindy Crawford supermodel, actress: Fair Game, Sex with Cindy Crawford, The Simian Line
★~ Texting Tip:
This is why you should always let people know you’ll be away from your phone if you’re in the middle of a texting conversation and become unavailable:
That texting conversation just cracked me up. Probably because it is so familiar to me.
The world didn’t stop while I was sick so I’ve been busy catching up. I finally bought the paint to paint my bedroom with this weekend (hopefully). I’ve had sample colors on the wall for two years. I’m not usually this indecisive but I hadn’t found a color that said pick me until now. I’ve decided on a pale grey color. I can hear you thinking, “It took her two years to decide on grey….!” I’ll let you know how it goes.
It’s dearly departed Joe’s birthday today. He was born in 1957 and would have turned 57 today. I guess, I’ll never stop wishing he was here to blow out his birthday candles; then again that is a pretty good wish.
Don’t forget to Hoodie Hoo! Odd Loves Company!