Monday, September 14, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not September 14 History National Coloring Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—September 14, 2015 Trust your weekend was a great one and Monday is off to a great start and somehow you are survived the abysmal heat and humidity and as always I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances,  factoids of interest,  a music video  by The Knack, a relevant quote by Samuel Johnson, looking forward to enjoying  a Hoagie, blessed with a positive attitude 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. National Boss/Employee Exchange Day—commemorating an idea that in many businesses may not be realistic because of their size and complexity but the idea of performing another person’s job could lead to greater productivity and the appreciation of the difficulties faced with constructive ideas for improvement—definitely an idea that would have merit if applied to the bureaucrats and politicians who continue to make life in the private sector difficult. 
            2. National Coloring Day—celebrating a great way to destress—taking a time out to grab some coloring pencils and sketch.
           3. 1979 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1979 on a run of six weeks in that position My Sharona by The Knack.  Here is a link to The Knack performing My Sharona: 
           4.  National Eat A Hoagie Day—celebrating a great sandwich originating from Philadelphia and also known as a hero sandwich.
           5. Independence From Debt Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1742 of James Wilson, one of the founding fathers and one of the original  Supreme Court Justices appointed by President George Washington who had to flee across state lines to prevent going to debtors’ prison.
On this day in:                                           
            a. 326 Helena of Constantinople (mother of Constantine the Great) discovered in Jerusalem the True Cross and the Holy Sepulchre.
         b. 1901 President McKinley died after being shot on September 6 with vice President Theodore Roosevelt succeeding him.    
            c. 1960 the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was founded to the bane of consumers. 
            d. 1969 as the Vietnam War still wages on with growing demonstrations against it in the U.S., the Selective Service selects this day as the first draft lottery date.
            e. 2000 Microsoft released Windows ME to the general public.
Reflection on debtors’ prisons: “The confinement ... of any man in the sloth and darkness of a prison, is a loss to the nation, and no gain to the creditor. For, of the multitudes who are pining in those cells of misery, a very small part is suspected of any fraudulent act by which they retain what belongs to others. The rest are imprisoned by the wantonness of pride, the malignity of revenge, or the acrimony of disappointed expectation.” Samuel Johnson, 18th Century noted English poet, author and essayist who has been called “arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history."  
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