Penny for Your Thoughts?

On this day, in the year of 708, in Japan, copper coins were minted for the first time. I know you thought they were “Pennies From Heaven” but you would be wrong about that.

I think that can be our Drink 4cast 4 2day.

Penny Cocktail

1 oz Cognac

1 oz. Frangelico

Warm a large brandy snifter with hot water.

Pour out the water.

Stir ingredients into the warm snifter.

Enjoy the fragrance.

We can also celebrate;

–         The United States Air Force Academy opened today in 1958 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “Off we go into the wild blue yonder…”

–         The Beatles performed their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco this day in 1966. So…they performed for non-paying fans? How does one get tickets for that?

There are birthdays!

–         Henry Bergh was born this day in 1811. Mr. Bergh was the founder of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. A toast is certainly due from my critters.

–         Louisville’s basketball legend, Rodney McCray (1961) shares this birthday with actor Elliott Gould. My favorite moment with Mr. Gould was in the film M.A.S.H.; “A martini isn’t really a martini without an olive.” Truer words…

–         We could have a really great musical act with today’s birthdays. Jazz diva Dinah Washington (1924) would sing with Cajun master Jimmy C. Newman (1927) while the Bird, Charlie Parker (1920) wailed on his sax. Whew!

–         It’s also the birthday of the radiant Ingrid Bergman (1915). Sigh…

“Here’s lookin’ at you kid!”

Cheers,

Roger

8/29/11.

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