Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Ridley's Believe It Or Not September 24 History Schwenkfelder Thanksgiving Day

Ridley's Believe It Or Not—September 24. 2014Trust your Wednesday is proving to be a good one and that you enjoy the holidays and factoids and quote from Andy Rooney with a smile on your sunscreened face, with a trip to your favorite restaurant for a cherries jubilee 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. Schwenkfelder Thanksgiving Day—celebrated annually since 1734 by the Schwenkfelder Society to give thanks for arriving in the Pennsylvania Dutch region to escape religious persecution in Europe. If invited today you might want to eat before going as the meal is water, bread, butter and apple butter.
          2. Gallbladder Good Health Day---celebrating that little organ located under the liver that promotes digestion; today avoid greasy foods and have an apple—gallstones  are incredibly painful.
          3. National Blue Bird of Happiness Day--“be like I, hold your head up high,
                                                                ’til you see a ray of light and cheer
                                                                 and so remember this, life is no abyss
                                                                 somewhere there’s a bluebird of happiness”
                                                                 Bluebird of Happiness Harmati & Heyman
          4. National Punctuation Day—celebrating the proper use of the comma, dash, semicolon and all those other marks that autocorrect and spell check have largely taken over.
           5. National Cherries Jubilee Day—celebrating one of the classic flambé desserts with cherries and a liqueur served over ice cream.  
On this day in
             a.1946 Clark Gifford and George Elsey presented President Truman with a top secret report calling for containment of the Soviet Union, marking the beginning of the Cold War.                                                             
             b.1957 President Eisenhower sent the 101st Airborne to Little Rock to enforce desegregation of the public schools.
             c. 1968 60 Minutes debuted on CBS which until his death in 2011 at the age of 92 featured the “Last Word” commentary by Andy Rooney. 
             d. 2002 the first consumer internet service was launched by Compuserve.
Some words of wisdom to high school graduates wondering what to do with lives: “"We need people who can actually do things. We have too many bosses and too few workers. More college graduates ought to become plumbers or electricians, then go home at night and read Shakespeare." Andy Rooney-- from an essay on finding a good job, March 21, 2010   Better yet they would not have thousands upon thousands of dollars hanging over their heads.
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