Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Official Polka Dot Day

Hi friends. Little Lilly Polka Dot got out of bed this morning and announced that this is Official Polka Dot Day! How's that for a fun way to start the day! I went along with it and fixed polka dotted toast for her breakfast. Marshmallow even got a piece!! YUMMY. Then off went Little Lilly Polka Dot to her polka dotted schoolhouse, skipping merrily along, for a fun-filled day of learning with her friends. She told me that she is expecting all of her friends to honor this special polka dotted day. So put on your best polka dotted clothes, get into your polka dotted cars, don your polka dotted sunglasses, run your polka dotted errands and spread some polka dotted fun!! Greet everyone you see with "Isn't this a lovely polka dotted day!". WHAT FUN!!

I also thought you might be interested  in a little bit of polka dot trivia. Did you know that polka dots first became common on clothing in the late 19th century in Britain? Yep! The pattern is named for the polka since the dance was popular at the time the pattern became popular.  Professional wrestler Dusty Rhodes wore a black outfit covered in yellow polka dots, which became his signature. Blues guitarist Buddy Guy strums away on a guitar painted black with cream polka dots. Fashion designer Carolina Herrerra used polka dots on most of her dresses in the late 80s and early 90s. In the 1960s there was a very popular song entitled "Isty Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini". Frank Sinatra's first hit recorded with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra was entitled "Polka Dots and Moonbeams".  So there you go!!

Well gotta run. With lots of polka dotted love, Wendy

2 comments:

Mamalou said...[Reply to comment]

I am so for a Polka Dot day! Polka dots are my favorite and I think since it is cooling off, I will have to wear my pink and white polka dotted flannel jammies tonight! :) And boy do I wish I had a polka dotted car...how fun! Following from vB Hopper Wed. You can check out my blog at http://mamalousgems.blogspot.com/
Lisa

Pam said...[Reply to comment]

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