Saturday, November 28, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For November 28, 2015 Small Business Saturday

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—November 28, 2015, 419 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic term. Trust you survived the brawls in the malls on Black Friday  and the bargains realized justified the aggravations suffered and that your Saturday is off to a great start; as always I hope you enjoy Saturday’s  holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a relevant quote from the noted poet William Blake, looking forward to enjoying a few slices of French toast, 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. Small Business Saturday—if you still have any credit availability on your credit cards, today would be a great day to avoid the malls and support your local small businesses.                                    
         2. International Aura Awareness Day—celebrating since 2002 the contribution of the human aura to one’s health and tranquility and the comfort of others.
         3. 1952 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1952 on a run of four weeks in that position Why Don’t You Believe Me by Joni James. Here is a link to a Joni James recording of Why Don’t You Believe Me:
         4. National French Toast Day—celebrating a quick and easy breakfast dish.  
         5. Not A Flake Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1757 of one of greatest poets of all time William Blake.
On this day in:  
         a. 1814 The Times for the first time was printed by an automatic steam driven printing press enabling the distribution newspapers to the masses.                               
         b. 1893 New Zealand became the first country to allow women to vote in a national election.
         c. 1960 CBS Radio expanded its hourly news coverage from 5 minutes to 10 minutes.
         d. 1974 following his conviction for obstruction of justice and an illegal political contribution Bowie Kuhn suspended Yankees’ owner George Steinbrenner from baseball for two years.                                 
         e. 1990 the longest serving English Prime Minister in the 20th Century and only female Prime Minister facing a revolt from her own party resigned.
Reflections on vision and how to expand one’s perceptions: “To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour.” William Blake
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