Sunday, August 14, 2016

Creamsicle Day August 14, 2-16

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Creamsicle Day

A soft flavor that kids the world over have discovered to sate the heat and give energy to them during the oppressive summer months. That first bite seems to overpower the taste buds, giving a hint that even more surprises await within the frozen delight, this is a day of celebration – Creamsicle Day!
Originally created by Frank Eppperson in 1905, this industrious, and inventive 11 year old experimented with putting fruit juice around vanilla ice cream. The original ‘Epsicle’, which later became known as a Popsicle, creamsicle and even dreamsicle, were done with just the orange juice outside. However now you can find them in a myriad of flavors, from orange to blue raspberry, lime, grape, cherry and even blueberry! This cold delight has been a staple of the summertime ice cream truck since they started moving around, and served at various warm locations since they were spread around as a treat. People have been going around trying all sorts of creamsicles from different areas and locales. Apparently the ones served on Long Island are less about the orange as they are the strong vanilla, while in Florida’s Palm Beach you get a small amount of vanilla flavor and a crazy amount of orange.
Turn it into a family project, or even experiment with different flavors. Just mix together fruit juice and vanilla ice cream into a large bowl. Then add milk slowly and carefully, while continuing to mix. Finally, pour this mixture into small paper cups. Put them into your freezer, and once they are partially frozen, push in Popsicle sticks or lollipop sticks into them and carefully replace them back inside the freezer. Once frozen solid (the best way to tell if it is frozen is to squeeze the cup a little – if it doesn’t stay solid, it isn’t frozen enough yet), peel off the paper cups and enjoy your homemade Creamsicle!



Word of the Day

cuspidor 


Definition:(noun) A receptacle for spit (usually in a public place).
Synonyms:spittoon
Usage:Louisa was revolted when their mysterious guest coughed, spitting mucus into his already brimming cuspidor.




Idiom of the Day

get with the times

 — slang To understand or be knowledgeable of modern times, especially as relates to the contemporary trends, ideas, or fashions. (Usually said as a jocular or sarcastic imperative).




History

John Henry "Doc" Holliday (1851)

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Holliday was an American dentist, gambler, and gunfighter. After graduating from dental school in 1872, he moved to the drier climate of the West to help treat his tuberculosis. He briefly practiced dentistry in Texas, then took up gambling and began drifting. Settling in Tombstone, Arizona, he joined Wyatt Earp and his brothers in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Having earned a reputation as a gunman, he resumed drifting and died of tuberculosis at the age of 36.

Mount Ceahlau Feast

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A folk event that has ancient roots, the Mount Ceahlau Feast is held at Durau, Romania, at the foot of Mount Ceahlau. The mountain was considered sacred to the Dacians, the ancestors of the present Romanians, and was the scene of their annual celebrations. In those days, people climbed to the summit to greet the sun with religious ceremonies and feasts. Today there are demonstrations of such sports as wrestling and foot racing, and exhibits and sales of folk art

We Finally Know Who Forged Piltdown Man, One of Science's Most Notorious Hoaxes

When Piltdown Man was unveiled before a meeting of London geologists in 1912, he was heralded as paleoanthropology's "missing link," the long-sought transitional form between modern humans and our great ape ancestor. 
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1248 - The rebuilding of the Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, began after being destroyed by fire. 

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1880 - The Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany was completed after 632 years of rebuilding. 

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1888 - A patent for the electric meter was granted to Oliver B. Shallenberger. 

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1896 - Gold was discovered in Canada's Yukon Territory. Within the next year more than 30,000 people rushed to the area to look for gold. 

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1935U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. The act created unemployment insurance and pension plans for the elderly. 

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1953 - The wiffle ball was invented. 

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1959 - The first meeting was held to organize the American Football League. 

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1995 - Shannon Faulkner became the first female cadet in the history of The Citadel, South Carolina's state military college. She quit the school less than a week later. 

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2000 - It was announced that Charles Grodin would be joining CBS' "60 Minutes II" as a commentator. 



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If You Were Born Today, August 14
Very little can get past you - you are exceptionally perceptive and can typically size up a situation or a person quickly. Although you're not a slave to routine, you're very organized and can effectively help others organize their lives. You can communicate articulately and, at the same time, with great warmth. You are a spirited, intelligent, and curious person who has a flair for the dramatic. You can be quite outspoken, and you have an inner thirst for adventure. You have tremendous reasoning capacity, and you can empower others with your advice and help. People turn to you for your unique insight. You are charming, respected, and extraordinarily fair. Life and people fascinate you, and you look for new, exciting experiences. You seek out intelligent, adaptable, and flexible mates. The need for change and growth is strong in a relationship, but exhausting to some partners. You can be quite impulsive in love. Famous people born today: Steve Martin, David Crosby, Halle Berry, Danielle Steele, Magic Johnson, Mila Kunis.
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Pictures of the day
Assignat
An assignat banknote, issued in 1792, with a face value of 400 livres. An early French banknote first issued in 1789, during the French Revolution, the assignat was backed by the value of seized properties. Amidst widespread counterfeiting, limited use, and opposition from counter-revolutionaries, the assignat devalued quickly and was replaced by the mandat in 1796.

Picture of flooded rice fields, Y Ty, Vietnam

Flood of Color

Photograph by Phero Art, National Geographic 
Floods bring a mosaic of color to the rice fields of Y Ty, Vietnam. The wet season typically lasts from May to June in the mountainous village.




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RECIPE, vegan





CROCKPOT RECIPE





SWEETS




CRAFTS
Need to raise a chair or a table? consider attaching THREAD SPOOLS on the bottom.
Vintage Love / Antique Hand Made Wooden Spool Shelf with White Shabby...
Ida May Fuller, who became Social Security's first beneficiary 


CHILDREN'S CORNER ... craft

Pool Noodle Horses

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Pool noodle horses are easy, cheap and lots of fun!
Materials:
Pool noodles (I got mine at the dollar tree)
Duct tape (I already had some fun colors the kids liked)
Googly eyes (self adhesive worked great for us)
Fabric scraps cut into strips
Felt for ears
Glue gun for the adult to use
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First use the duct tape to make the bridle and reigns. Add googly eyes. Let the kids pick out scrap fabric strips for the adult to hot glue on for mane. Hot glue on some felt ears.
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The kids have been playing with these for a few days and haven’t tired of them yet!
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Katie has carried hers everywhere, I think it was the best three dollar craft I’ve ever done with her. We had everything but the pool noodles so the three dollars for the pool noodles is all I spent. It doesn’t cost a lot to have fun with your kids Thanks for stopping by!




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The Albanian language has 27 words for different kinds of mustaches! -------------------- Paulo Gabriel Da Silva Barros, at 34.8 inches tall, and Katyucia Hoshino, at 35.2 inches tall, of Ivetapa, Brazil, are the shortest couple in the world! -------------------- Velvet ants are actually wasps! -------------------- The Galapagos penguin is the only penguin that lives north of the equator in the wild. Submitted by Richard Gibson, Lafayette, LA.





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EYE OPENER
thanks, lyn
The first word says it all.:


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1 comment:

  1. Yum! Creamsicles! Alas, being lactose intolerant is the pits. It's been many years since I had one. :(

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