Ridley's Believe It Or Not—September 22. 2014: Trust your weekend went and the batteries are recharged and that you enjoy the holidays and factoids and quote from three centenarians with a smile on your sunscreened face, with an ice cream cone and/or a piece of white chocolate in your hand, blessed with a positive attitude, and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for a memorable event, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem tailored to the event and the recipient.
1. Autumnal Equinox—celebrating the passage of the Sun over the equator and the beginning of fall.
2. One Web Day---promoting since 2006 awareness of the importance of the internet to our daily lives.
3. Hobbit Day – celebrating the birthdays of two Hobbits—Bilbo and Frodo Baggins.
4. National Centenarians Day—celebrating those increasing number of humans who live to be 100 years or more—for the Alaskanpoet only 33 more years to go.
5. National Ice Cream Cone/National White Chocolate Day—a great bookend of food holidays to splurge on; enjoy!
On this day in
a. 1789 the office of snail mail was established in the United States; still in existence but losing money like you cannot believe.
b. 1888 the first issue of the National Geographic was published.
c. 1975 Sara Jane Moore attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford, but was foiled by George Sipple; she was sentenced to life and was released on parole in 2007 after Ford’s death.
d. 1991 the Dead Sea Scrolls were made available to public viewing for the first time by the Huntington Library.
Some words of wisdom that those of us younger than 100 should pay heed to:
“Don’t smoke, don’t drink, and don’t retire.” Ebby Halliday, 101
“I try not to make a big fuss over things. I always said, ‘This too shall pass.’” Barbara Brody,102
“You must keep active, or you will just wither away. Always be involved in some activity.” Miriam Henson, 105
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