It’s Clean Up Your Room Day!

And that’s not all;

–          May is National Barbecue Month and National Hamburger Month.

–          Which makes it no surprise to learn that May is also National Blood Pressure Month.

–          But despair not! May is also National Salad Month.

Wanna get a jump on Mother’s Day?

You could if you were in Guatemala, Mexico, or El Salvadore. Today is Mother’s Day in those countries.

Start Me Up!

Today in 1963, Decca signed the Rolling Stones to a recording contract on the advice of Beatle George Harrison. I guess that advice turned out OK.

Retirement isn’t for everybody.

Today in 1959, Jim Hearn, pitcher for the Giants, surrendered two runs to the Pittsburgh Pirates before the game was suspended. Mr. Hearn was subsequently given his release and retired. The game was finished two months after his retirement and that’s when Mr. Hearn was awarded the loss.

You say po-tay-to and I say po-tah-to.

Today in 1893, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in “Nix v. Hedden” that a tomato is a vegetable, not a fruit, under the Tariff Act of 1883. You say “tuh-may-toe” and I say asparagus.

Speaking (or singing) of “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off”

–          Singer/dancer/actor extraordinaire Fred Astaire was born today in 1899. Mr. Astaire introduced the song in the film “Shall We Dance”.

–          It’s also the day of birth of Sir Thomas Lipton in 1850. Indulge yourself with a spot of tea.

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I suppose the easy thing to do would have been to make tea today’s libation, but…

It’s also the birthday in 1946 of Donovan Leitch. Mr. Leitch performs and records under his first name only and is the person I immediately envision when I hear the phrase “flower child”. Donovan gave us “Sunshine Superman”, “Hurdy-Gurdy Man”, “Season of the Witch”, and today’s drink inspiration;

Mellow Yellow Cocktail

1 ½ oz. Southern Comfort Peach Liqueur

1 ½ oz. Galliano

Stir together in an old-fashioned glass and serve.

I hope the “sunshine comes softly through your window today”, though the forecast looks doubtful.

Cheers!

Roger

5/10/2013.

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