Ridley's Believe It Or Not—September 5, 2014: Trust your Friday is proving to be a good one and that you enjoy the really dubious holidays selected along with the factoids and quote from Charles Manson with a smile on your sunscreened face, a positive attitude and a slice of pizza at your finger tips, 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. Great game by the Cardinal last Saturday but unfortunately also great game by the resurgent Trojans—will be interesting at the Farm this Saturday as the Cardinal is favored by 2 ½ points. Go Cardinal!
1. Teachers’ Day (India)—honoring the efforts of teachers, in this case teachers in India.
2. National Shrink Day—celebrating those purveyors of mental tune ups—psychiatrists; if you are going to see one make sure you wear clean socks so you won’t smell up the session when you take off your shoes and recline in his couch.
3. Never Turn Your Back On A Ford Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1847 of that infamous outlaw, Jesse James, who turned his back on one of his own gang members, Robert Ford, and was shot dead in the process.
4. Bourbon Day-–celebrating the birthday on this day in 1850 of noted distiller Jack Daniel whose fine bourbon bears his name and is world renown.
5. National Cheese Pizza Day—celebrating one of America’s favorite meals which dates back to the ancient Greeks, but was only introduced to our palate in 1905 when the first pizzeria was opened in the Little Italy section of New York City.
On this day in
a. 1882 the first Labor Day Parade was held in New York City.
b. 1906 the first legal forward pass in American football was thrown by Bradbury Robinson of St. Louis University to Jack Schneider in a 22-0 victory over Carroll College in Wisconsin.
c. 1945 Iva Toguri D’Aquino, a Japanese American aka the Alaskanpoet Tokyo Rose was arrested U.S. officials. She was tried and convicted of treason and served 6 years in prison.
d. 1975 in Sacramento, CA, Lynnette “Squeaky” Fromme, a member of the “Manson Gang” attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford. She was sentenced to life imprisonment and released on parole in 2009.
How someone could be attracted to Charles Manson is beyond me causes me to wonder how Squeaky did not get off due to insanity: “I can't judge any of you. I have no malice against you and no ribbons for you. But I think that it is high time that you all start looking at yourselves, and judging the lie that you live in.“ Charles Manson
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