Ridley's Believe It Or Not—October 27, 2014: Trust your Monday is proving to be a great and as always hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids and quote from the great Welsh poet Dylan Thomas with a smile on your sunscreened face, looking forward to a baked potato sour cream and chives, blessed with a positive attitude, and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for a memorable event or the coming Christmas, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient.1. World Day For Audiovisual Heritage—observed since 2005 to create awareness of the need to preserve and protect audiovisual media.
2. Navy Day—celebrating the accomplishments of the U.S. Navy.
3. Dylan Thomas Day—commemorating the birthday on this day in 1914 of Wales’ greatest poet who died way too early at the age of 39 from alcoholism.
4. National Potato Day/ American Beer Day—celebrating two of the basic food groups favored by Irish poets.
On this day in
a. 1964 Ronald Reagan launched his political career by delivering a speech in support of Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign—great speech but LBJ won a landslide.
b. 1981 in an “awesome” display of seamanship, Russian submarine U137 ran aground on the east coast of Sweden.
c. 1988 President Reagan ordered our brand new embassy in Moscow to be demolished due Russian listening devices being embedded throughout the structure.
Reflections on Dylan Thomas:”An alcoholic is someone you don’t like who drinks as much as much as you do….I have just had 18 straight whiskies. I think that is record.” (spoken before going into a coma from which he never recovered) Dylan Thomas
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