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~ August 10th: Happy Birthday to Me, KE & Snoopy!~

971269_593900497327377_1161803785_nThree years ago, at the stroke of 12:01 AM on 8/10/2010, I pushed "publish" on my 1st Kitchen Encounters blog post. August 10th is my birthday, and, KE was my 55th birthday present from my husband!

In August of 2011, I was grateful for a few thousand "hits", indicating my recipes and commentary were being appreciated; in 2012, I was thankful for tens of thousands, and; this year, it's hundreds of thousands -- 619 posts to date & thanks for allowing me to share my kitchen encounters with you and vice versa!

And they say you can't teach an old dog (or an old broad) new tricks!

When I woke up this morning, I did what I always do:  I checked my e-mails and Facebook messages.  It was on Facebook that I learned I share a birthday with none other than:  Snoopy!!!

IMG_1074It seems that while Snoopy first appeared in the Peanuts comic strip on Oct. 4th, 1950, his official birthday in the strip is August 10th. This news has kept me smiling all day.  My brother David and I grew up with Snoopy.  My son Jesse's nursery had a Snoopy theme.  The Snoopy, pictured here, is the one he slept with every night for years. My 6-year-old Grandson David's bedroom has a Snoopy theme too, and, D.J. gets tucked in with Dad's Snoopy whenever he's visiting!

1157512_593504977366929_2111636267_nYesterday, I shared my Snoopy news with both son and grandson. Jess laughed (as only a son can do) and David gleefully proclaimed (loudly, clearly and innocently):

"GrandMel, I had no idea you would ever do something like that!!!"

The "it is time to celebrate" tone of D.J.'s voice made me feel like a celebrity -- of all the superheros in his life, he has a grandmother who actually shares a birthday with Snoopy -- news as big as this is something he can surely share with his 1st grade class in two weeks... tidings of great joy!!!

Of all of the things I have accomplished, and, of all the things I am bound and determined to accomplish, sharing a birthday with Snoopy, the world's most famous beagle and WWI flying ace/hero, will certainly always remain my greatest accomplishment -- Happy Birthday Snoopy!!!

"We are all in this food world together." ~ Melanie Preschutti

(Commentary courtesy of Melanie's Kitchen/Copyright 2013)  


Thanks Jill! He was just so dang gleeful -- it made my entire day!

I'm not sure which is more fun ... the fact that you share a birthday with snoopy OR the fact your grandson is so tickled that you do and will always remember that about you and your birthday. I'm so happy you had a great birthday Mel. to you!

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