Ridley's Believe It Or Not—October 19, 2014: Trust your Sunday is proving to be a great one and that you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids and quote from Mother Teresa, with a smile on your sunscreened face, looking forward to a bowl of seafood bisque, blessed with a positive attitude, and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for a memorable event or the coming Christmas, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient.
1. Mother Teresa Day (Albania)—celebrating in the land of her birth in 1910 of Mother Teresa who lived most of her life in India administering to the poor and sick.
2. Rainforest Day—observed to create awareness of the importance of rainforests to our ecosystems; sadly, rainforests are being reduced at an alarming rate due to human activity such as logging and farming.
3. Fisher Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1489 of John Fisher, a catholic bishop and tutor to Henry VIII who was beheaded in 1522 on orders of King Henry VIII for refusing to recognize his marriage to Catherine of Aragon.
4. Seafood Bisque Day—celebrating a really great soup especially when the days start getting colder.
On this day in
a. 1950 Iran became the first country to participate in Truman’s Point Four Program, a program designed to bring American technology and know-how to developing countries in agriculture, industry and health to aid in their development—It is a safe bet that the mullahs in Iran have long since forgotten the aid given to that country under the program.
b. 1960 to the dismay of cigar lovers in the U.S., the U.S. imposed a total embargo on the island of Cuba, which embargo still exists today.
c. 2003 Mother Teresa was beatified by Pope John Paul II.
d. 2005 Saddam Hussein went on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity.
Reflections as the baby boomers start nearing their life expectancy: “I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, 'How many good things have you done in your life?' rather he will ask, 'How much love did you put into what you did?”
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