Ridley's Believe It Or Not—December 13, 2014: Trust your weekend is off to a great start and that you are bracing for another round of Christmas parties. As always I hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids and quotes from Don Kardong, with a smile on your face, knowing that this may be the day to have a bowl of ice cream while not having to run a marathon to burn off the calories, blessed with a positive attitude even though you know you will have to wade through tons of spam in your inbox, 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. You need only contact me for details.
1. National Day of the Horse Day—created by the Congress in 2004 to recognize the contributions of the horse to our culture.2. National Violin Day—unknown as to the origin of the day but better to not ponder and listen to the music.
3. National Ice Cream Day—I scream; you scream we all scream for ice cream; effects on the waistline not withstanding another holiday to be observed daily.
4. 1976 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song on this day in 1976 (almost 60 days in that position starting November 7) Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright) by Rod Stewart.
5. Why We Need NRA Day—celebrating the birthday of Alvin York on this day in 1883 who single handedly in World War in one engagement in October, 1918 captured 132 Germans and went on to become the most decorated American in World War I including the Medal of Honor; his feats were immortalized in the Movie Sergeant York in which he was portrayed by Gary Cooper.
On this day in
a. 1769 Dartmouth College was founded by Reverend Eleazar Wheelock.
b. 1960 in a why Emperors do not accumulate a lot of frequent flyer miles, while Emperor Haile Selassie was visiting Brazil on a state visit, his Imperial Bodyguard deposed him and proclaimed his son Emperor of Ethiopia.
c. 2003 in operation Red Dawn, Saddam Hussein was captured by U.S. forces to later be tried, found guilty of murder against his people and hanged.
d. 2014 the last sequential month/day/year takes place; the next one will be January 1, 2034.
Reflections on ice cream: ‘’Without ice cream there would be darkness and chaos.” Don Kardong, fellow KA with the Alaskanpoet and Stanford alum alum and great Olympic marathon runner. Amen to the comment and explains why Don ran marathons while loving ice cream.
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