Ridley's Believe It Or Not—September 23. 2014: Trust your Tuesday is proving to be a good one and that you enjoy the holidays and factoids and quote from Ray Charles with a smile on your sunscreened face, with a trip to IHOP in the works, 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. National Voter Registration Day—celebrating the need for all eligible adults to register to vote; far too many of us take the right to vote for granted and have opted out of the political process.
2. Eight Is The Magic Number Day---celebrating the birth on this day in 1920 of Mickey Rooney whose career spanned over 80 years and yes was married eight times and probably kept a slew of divorce lawyers very happy.
3. Ray Day – celebrating the birthday on this day in 1930 of the many called by Frank Sinatra “the only true genius in show business, “ Ray Charles who lost his sight at the age of seven.
4. National Pancake Day—celebrating a great day to hop down to the closest IHOP for one of their delicious pancakes.
On this day in
a. 1642 the first commencement exercises occurred at Harvard.
b. 1911 Earle Ovington made the first air mail delivery under the authority of the U.S. Postal Service.
c. 2002 the first public version of the Mozilla Firefox browser (“Phoenix 1.0”) was released.
Some words of wisdom from Ray Charles and why we should be charitable: “Affluence separates people. Poverty knits them together. You got some sugar and I don’t; I borrow some of yours. Nest month you might not have any flour; well, I will give you some of mine.” Ray Charles What an amazing talent and testimony of how the human spirit can overcome adversity
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