Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Worthy Repeat - I Hope

Today I’m feeling whimsical and random (again), maybe you are, too. I thought you might enjoy this repeat. Trivia and a recipe. What’s better than that?

Did you know that the first ten United States  presidents all lived to be over 80 years old?


Every month that begins on a Sunday has a Friday the 13th. 

It’s statistically possible for the same person to have known a very old Thomas Jefferson and a very young Ronald Reagan. 

It takes 500 calories a day just for your brain to function. 

Vanilla is the most popular ice cream flavor. 

Chocolate is the most universally loved flavor. 

Getting older is no problem. You just have to live long enough. Who said it? Answer below. 

These symbols, #@!$%, used to replace naughty words in cartoons and comics, are called grawlix. They were introduced by Mort Walker, the creator of the comic strip Beetle Bailey. 

And now for a really good, and healthful, recipe. 

Wholegrain Jam Squares 

2 cups quick or old fashioned oats, uncooked

1-¾ cups flour

1-cup butter or margarine

1-cup firmly packed brown sugar

½ cup chopped nuts

1 tsp. Cinnamon

¾ tsp. Salt

½ tsp baking soda

¾ cup strawberry or other jam 

Mix all ingredients except jam until crumbly. Reserve two cups. Press remaining mixture into 13 X 9 inch pan. Spread jam on top (I drop by spoonfuls). Spoon remaining mixture on top. Bake @ 350 for 25 – 30 mins. Cool and cut into squares.



(answer – Groucho Marx)

Image: Free Digital Photos



  1. Thank you for the trivia. The fact about Jefferson and Reagan is particularly interesting. Thanks also for the recipe - will have to give that a try. :)

    1. You won't be sorry, Karen. Thanks for stopping by!