Ridley's Believe It Or Not—September 4, 2014: Trust your Thursday is proving to be a good one and that you enjoy the holidays selected along with the factoids and quote from Peter Drucker with a smile on your sunscreened face, a positive attitude and a few macadamia nuts in your hand, 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. Newspaper Carrier Day—commemorating the hiring of the first paperboy Barney Flaherty in 1833 by the New York Sun to deliver newspapers; God help us if we ever lose a free press and the ability to deliver its product.
2. L.A. Birthday—celebrating the founding of Los Angeles on this day in 1781.
3. Latimer Day—celebrating the birthday on this day of Lewis Howard Latimer, an escaped slave born on this day in 1848 who became an inventor with several patents, including a means to manufacture the carbon filament used in light bulbs.—another proof of that maxim that a mind is a terrible thing to waste.
4. Tweet And You May Die Day –bemoaning the birthday on this day in 1964 of Anthony Weiner, a really pathetic and despicable congressman, who resigned from Congress due to his, while married to an expecting wife, tweeting of sexual proposals to women on the internet. He also had the gall after resignation to run for NYC Mayor and was soundly rejected.
5. National Macadamia Nut Day—honoring one of the really tasty nuts found on this planet; cheapest place to find these tasty morsels is probably at a local Trader Joes.
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