Monday, August 18, 2014

Ridley's Believe It Or Not August 18 History National Bad Poetry Day

Ridley's Believe It Or Not—August 18, 2014:  Trust your weekend was a good one and that you enjoy the holidays of dubious distinction along with the factoids and quote from Lou Henry Hoover with a smile on your face, a positive attitude (after all it is National Serendipity Day and the will power to select only one of the three food holidays to celebrate today.
,          1. Virginia Dare’s Birthday-- commemorating the birth of Virginia Dare on this day in 1587 on Roanoke Island, the first child born in America to English parents. 
           2. National Bad Poetry Day—celebrating what seems almost an oxymoron bad poetry, immortalized by a Scot named William Topaz McGonagall in his “poem” Sprig of Moss.
But, poor fellow, at home his father was lying dead,
And his little brothers and sisters were depending upon him for bread,

And one evening he was dismissed from his employment,

Which put an end to all his peace and enjoyment.

The poor lad was almost mad, and the next day.
His parent's remains to the cemetery were taken away;

And when his father was buried, distracted like he grew,

And he strolled through the streets crying, What shall I do!
           3. Serendipity Day--celebrating a day to believe that something wonderful and unexpected will happen today to those who believe.
           4. National Cupcake Day/ National Ice Cream Day/ and National Soft Ice Cream Day—since sometimes good things come in threes—enjoy!  
On this day in
             a. 1590 John White, governor of Roanoke Colony, in a where did they all go moment returned from a supply mission to England to find the colony deserted.
             b. 1920 after years of struggle the 19th Amendment was ratified, giving women the right to vote.
             c. 1963 James Meredith became the first African-American to graduate from the formerly all white and segregated University of Mississippi.     
Reflections on women’s right to vote: “That we have the vote means nothing. That we use it in the right way means everything.” Lou Henry Hoover, wife of former President Herbert Hoover 
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© August 18, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

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