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Merrell In The Morning Fun You May Have Missed – May 12th, 2014

Did you hear the Celebration this morning on Merrell In the Morning? Here’s what you missed: Limerick Day, tsunami cat, and more!

In celebration of “Limerick Day” here is Sean Ericson’s submission:

There was a young lady named Merrell

Who boys dated at their own peril

So boys, don’t you dare honk

When you should walk up and knock

Or you will shake hands with Daddy’s gun barrel

Today’s Celebrations

International Nurses Day

National Nutty Fudge Day

Odometer Day

National Women’s Check-up Day

Limerick Day

 Celebrity Birthdays

1907 - Katharine Hepburn – Academy Award-winning Actress: Morning Glory [1932-33], Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner [1967], The Lion in Winter [1968], On Golden Pond [1981]; Adam’s Rib, Pat and Mike, The African Queen, The Rainmaker, Rooster Cogburn, Suddenly Last Summer, Mary of Scotland, Love Affair; died June 29, 2003

1925 - Yogi (Lawrence Peter) Berra – Baseball Hall of Famer: catcher: NY Yankees [World Series: 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963/all-star: 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962], NY Mets; manager: NY Yankees, NY Mets

1937 - George Carlin – comedian: The George Carlin Show, Award Theater, 1st host of Saturday Night Live, The Kraft Summer Music Hall, Wonderful W-I-N-O, Seven Dirty Words, actor: Prince of Tides, That Girl, Car Wash, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure; died June 22, 2008

1948 - Steve Winwood [66] – singer: groups: Blind Faith; Traffic; Spencer Davis Group: Gimme Some Lovin’; solo: While You See a Chance; Don’t You Know What the Night Can Do, Higher Love, The Finer Things, Roll with It

1950 - Billy Squier [64] – singer: Everybody Wants You; wrote and sang on soundtrack: Fast Times at Ridgemont High

1955 – Kix Brooks [59] – born in Shreveport, Louisiana. He co-writes hits for John Conlee and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band before forming Brooks & Dunn with Ronnie Dunn. Together from 1991-2010, they become the most-successful country duo of all-time

1962 - Emilio Estevez [52] – actor: Breakfast Club, Repo Man, Young Guns, Stakeout, The Mighty Ducks, Men at Work, Freejack; Martin Sheen’s son, Charlie’s brother, Paula Abdul’s ex

1965 -Keyboard player Eddie Kilgallon [49] is born in East Greenbush, New York. He co-writes George Strait’s “One Night At A Time” and performs with Ricochet, the Academy of Country Music’s 1998 Vocal Group of the Year

 1966 - Stephen Baldwin [48] – actor: Fled, The Usual Suspects, Under the Hula Moon, Threesome, The Great American Sex Scandal, Born on the Fourth of July, Home Boy, The Young Riders, The Prodigious Hickey, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas; brother of actors Alec, William and Daniel Baldwin

1968 – Tony Hawk [46] Skateboarder and actor

1970 – Jim Furyk [44] – American Golfer

Tabloid News

Cat Lost in Tsunami Returns After 3 Years

From bbc.com -

Suika, a black short-haired cat, lived with it’s family until the tsunami struck on 11 March 2011. The family gathered together but their cat was nowhere to be seen. The couple searched for Suika for three months before giving up hope.

Fast forward 3 years later…

On 10 April another couple spotted a black cat curled up in a nearby pine forest. He was friendly and wore a collar, so they took the cat to a local animal shelter. After several days nobody had claimed the cat, so the centre put an announcement in a local paper. It was when an employee was taking a photo of the cat that he noticed the Yamagishi name and number in faded letters on the collar. The couple was located and the cat was returned home.

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