Monday, September 8, 2014

Ridley's Believe It Or Not September 8 History International Literacy Day

Ridley's Believe It Or Not—September 8, 2014Trust your weekend was a good one and that you enjoy the holidays selected along with the factoids and quote from Christopher Morley with a smile on your sunscreened face, a positive attitude and a slice of date nut bread 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.
           1. International Literacy Day—honoring this observance created by the UN in 1965 to honor the great trait of our species which over 800 million adults lack--the ability to read; what we have done with the knowledge so gained is often another matter.                                                   
           2. Fiestas de Santa Fe—celebrating since 1712 the reoccupation by the Spanish of Santa Fe, New Mexico.  
           3. World Physical Therapy Day—celebrating the services of physical therapists who manage to keep us mobile and as we age that is a great concept. 
           4. National Date-Nut Bread Day-–celebrating a great treat. 
On this day in
             a. 1504 Michelangelo’s David is unveiled in Florence.                                                              
             b. 1966 the first episode of Star Trek was shown on NBC.
             c. 1974 President Ford pardons Richard Nixon for any crimes committed while in office.
             d. 1988 in a preview of what is happening yesterday at Yosemite; Yellowstone National Park was closed for the first time in its history due to fires.                                                   
Reflections on why literacy is so important: “When you sell a man a book you don't sell him just 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life. Christopher Morley noted American 20th Century journalist, novelist and poet
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