Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For February 10, 2016 Ash Wednesday

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For February 10, 2016, 345 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term. Interesting theater on the political front today Chris and Carly dropped out after last night’s voting and Bernie slaughtered Hillary and Hell must be very crowded as women fled from her in droves. I trust your Wednesday is off to a great start and as always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Sly and the Family Stone, factoids of interest, a relevant quote by Monica Johnson, looking forward to enjoying a cream cheese brownie, blessed with a positive attitude and  secure in  the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Valentines’ Day birthdays, weddings, or  anniversaries, 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. Plimsoil Day—celebrating the efforts of Samuel Plimsoil in marine safety by passing legislation to create the Plimsoil Line which designated how much cargo could be safely loaded on a ship.
2. Ash Wednesday—celebrating the first day of Lent.
3. 1970 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1970 on a run of two weeks in that position Thank You by Sly and the Family Stone. Here is a link to Sly and the Family Stone performing Thank You:
4. National Cream Cheese Brownie Day--celebrating a brownie with black and white swirls with cream cheese and chocolate mixed together.
5. Sleep Can Be Dangerouscelebrating the birthday on this day in 1962 Matallica bassist Cliff Burton who while on a band tour in Sweden while sleeping in a bunk on the bus was thrown from the bus when the bus flipped over and was killed.
On this day in:                                                                                                   
a. 1870 the YWCA was founded in New York City.
b. 1933 in the 13th round, Primo Carnera knocked out Ernie Schaaf who died four days later.
c. 1942 Glenn Miller received the first gold record for Chattanooga Choo-Choo.
d. 1962 U-2 pilot Gary Powers shot down by the Soviets was exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel, exchange was memorialized in the Academy Award nominated film Bridge of Spies.     
e. 2009 the communication satellites Iridium 33 and Kosmos 2251 collide in orbit; the collision destroyed them both.
Reflections on Lent which begins today: “When you get a hankering to talk or complain about what you gave up for Lent, replace that hankering by speaking the word of God. For all the times you would have done the activity that you gave up for Lent, replace it by reading the word of God. Christians should always be drawing closer to God.” Monica Johnson, noted American screenwriter
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