Friday, September 25, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not September 25 History Native American Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—September 25, 2015 Trust you enjoyed the Pope’s speech to Congress (it certainly must have touched John Boehner)  and had time to watch his address to the General Assembly and as always I hope you enjoy Friday’s holidays and observances,  factoids of interest,  a music video  by Nelson,  a relevant quote by Chief Luther Standing Bear, looking forward to enjoying a large serving of Crab Meat Newburg, 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. Native American Day—celebrating the contributions of our only nonimmigrant descendants in the states of California and South Dakota—a holiday which given our treatment of Native Americans came too little and too late.   
           2. International Ataxia Awareness Day—promoting awareness and seeking a cure for ataxia, a nervous system disorder that impairs coordination and movement of a person. 
           3. 1990 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1990 on a brief run of one week in that position  I Can’t Live Without Your Love And Affection  by the band Nelson.  Here is a link to Nelson performing I Can’t Live Without Your Love And Affection:
           4.  Crab Meat Newburg Day—celebrating another great way to enjoy seafood but whatever you do, do not use Krab instead of the real McCoy.
           5.  Today Is The Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1929 of Barbara Walters, noted   TV journalist and former hostess of Today and The View.
On this day in:                                           
            a. 1513 Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa crossed the Isthmus of Panama to become the first European to arrive at the shores of the Pacific Ocean.
        b.1690 the first and only issue of the first multi page newspaper in North America Publick Occurrences Both Domestick and Forreign was published and was then banned from by the English four days later.      
            c. 1890 to the joy of redwood tree lovers everywhere, the U.S. Congress establish Sequoia National Park. 
            d. 1974 in a career extending moment the first ulnar collateral ligament replacement surgery was performed on Dodger pitcher Tommy John who after a recovery for the entire 1975 season went on to pitch for 13 seasons.
            e. 2009 Barack Obama, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy at a G-20 Summit accuse Iran of building a secret nuclear weapons reactor (no wonder why most Americans believe that Iran cannot be trusted). 
Reflections on nature from the viewpoint of an American Native: “Wherever forests have not been mowed down, wherever the animal is recessed in their quiet protection, wherever the earth is not bereft of four-footed life - that to the white man is an 'unbroken wilderness.' But for us there was no wilderness, nature was not dangerous but hospitable, not forbidding but friendly. Our faith sought the harmony of man with his surroundings; the other sought the dominance of surroundings. For us, the world was full of beauty; for the other, it was a place to be endured until he went to another world. But we were wise. We knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard.” Chief Luther Standing Bear
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