Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ridley's Believe It Or Not November 26 History Tie One On Day

Ridley's Believe It Or Not—November 26, 2014:   Posted last Friday morning a Thanksgiving poem for your reading enjoyment which can be found on my blog:  Trust your Wednesday is proving to be a good one  and that if you are traveling to be with family on Thanksgiving the trip will be a safe one. As always I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids and quote from Todd Stocker, with a smile on your sunscreened face, wondering if this is the day to enjoy some cake, blessed with a positive attitude even though you know you will have to wade through tons of spam in your inbox, 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.  You need only contact me for details.
       1. Tie One On Day: commemorating not an excuse to go on a bender before spending tomorrow with the in-laws but a tradition of putting a note of encouragement or friendship in a new apron and giving it to one’s neighbor so the person will have a fresh apron to wear while making the Thanksgiving meal.
      2. National Cake Day—celebrating another great desert immortalized in the line of Marie Antoinette that contributed to her sudden weight loss ala guillotine, “Let them eat cake.”
       3. Peanuts Day—celebrating the birthday of Charles Schultz on this day in 1920, one of the great cartoonists of all time. 
       4. Hughes Of Different Colors Day—celebrating not the various hues but the birthday on this day in 1983 of Chris Hughes, the co-founder of Facebook.
On this day in
      a. 1789 a national day of Thanksgiving was observed as proclaimed by President George Washington and the request of Congress.
      b. 1825 at Union College in Schenectady, New York, the first college fraternity, Kappa Alpha Society, was formed and is still operating today on nine college campuses.
      c. 1922 Howard Carter and Lord Carnavon became the first persons in 3000 to enter the tomb of King Tutankhamen.
      d. 1922 the first two tone Technicolor movie, The Toll of the Sea was released to the general public.
      e.   2003 the Concorde made its last flight, ending supersonic passenger jet travel.  
 Reflections on Thanksgiving: “Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.” Todd Stocker, executive pastor at Trinity in Hudson, WI.   
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