Gingersnap Cookie Day
I loved old black and white movies,
especially the Fred Astaire and
Ginger Rogers musicals.
I loved everything about them –
the songs, the music,
the romance and the spectacle.
They were real class
and I knew that I wanted to be
in that world.
Not quite a quote about gingersnaps, but Ginger Rogers was as close as I could get. I stumbled upon this quote while I was searching, and musical geek that I am, I just had to use it for today. I love all the old Fred and Ginger movies, especially this one. I know I’m not alone. ~ Ruth, the Smiley Lady.
Be sure to tell a joke today for International Joke Day! Aim for a really dumb joke; they may get the moans but they also are the ones that get remembered!
It’s Invent an Ice Cream Flavor Day. I’m pretty content with good old vanilla, chocolate or strawberry. Although I did once try out BBQ sauce over vanilla like a sundae…not so good. But how you gonna know without trying?
It’s also Pocket Watch Day over on a calendar of a month full of Smiley Silliness. Today the new JULY calendar went up. Check it out. It’s all different Smileys and holidays over there.
Happy birthday to the Sony Walk-Man. Remember when they were the coolest of the cool? Now they seem so old fashioned. Ha! Introduced this day in 1979. Additionally, on this day in 1952, Silly Putty was introduced. Who remembers Silly Putty? Did you every press it onto the comic page and make a print? If you did, you’re at least as old as I am.
Other birthdays for this day, human birthdays that is: Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd (1952), Deborah Harry (1945), and the amazing Olympian Carl Lewis (1961) who won a total of 9 gold medals, in 4 different Olympics!