Sunday, April 5, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not April 5 History Easter

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—April 5, 2015 Trust your Easter weekend is proving to be a great one and your Easter is spiritually refreshing. As always, I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances albeit somewhat meager today, factoids of interest, music video of Champs, and a relevant Easter quote by Frederick Buechner Williams, anticipating a savory deep dish pizza to share with friends, 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 any memorable event like birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, 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. Cold Food Day (China)celebrating the time to plant seeds and bring water to the rice paddies in China.
       2. Easter—an observance celebrating the resurrection of Christ and for the children the Easter baskets filled with treats and the chance to find Easter eggs hidden by the Easter Bunny whose fellow rabbit the Gutenberg Hare is immortalized in poetry.
      3.  1958 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song on this day in 1958, as part of a five one week run, Tequila by Champs, the first band to with an instrumental as their first release vault into the number one position. Here is a link to Champs performing Tequila on the Dick Clark Show:
      4. National Deep Dish Pizza Day—celebrating that great pizza created in Chicago in 1943 by Uno’s Pizzeria founder Ike Sewell (hopefully the national pizza chains will be giving discounts in honor of the day).

      5.  Ride Ended Too Soon Day Day—commemorating the birthday on this day in 1949 of America’s second female astronaut after Sally Ride who was on her second Space Shuttle mission on board the Challenger which exploded shortly after takeoff, killing all aboard.
On this day in
     a. 1614 Native American Princess Pocahontas married John Rolfe in Virginia.
     b. 1792 George Washington exercised for the first time a veto, rejecting a bill that would have increased the number of Congressional seats in the North (already the seeds of discontent over the issue of slavery were beginning to germinate).
     c. 1922 the American Birth Control League, the precursor of Planned Parenthood was formed.                                                         
     d. 1932 President Franklin Roosevelt signed two Executive Orders 6101 creating the Civilian Conservation Corps and 6102 forbidding Americans to hoard gold bullion.
     e. 1993 construction began at Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
     Reflections on Easter and the connection to God: “And now brothers, I will ask you a terrible question, and God knows I ask it also of myself. Is the truth beyond all truths, beyond the stars, just this: that to live without him is the real death, that to die with him the only life?” Frederick Buechner author of The Magnificent Defeat
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