Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For December 30, 2015 National Cranberry Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 30, 2015, 387 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term. Trust your Wednesday is off to a great start and your New Year’s Resolutions are almost set and better yet capable of being observed; as always, I hope you enjoy Wednesday’s  holidays and observances,  a music link to KC and the Sunshine Band, factoids of interest, a relevant quote from Louis Grant, looking forward to enjoying some fresh cranberries, 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 Bicarbonate of Soda Day—commemorating the use of baking soda which is used to deodorize, bake, coke, clean and in countless other applications.                  2. Falling Needles Fest Day—celebrating a day that no family should celebrate because they have failed to water their Christmas tree to watch the dry needles falling from the tree which would now be a tinderbox.
            3. 1979 Number One S ong—celebrating the number one song in 1979 on a run of one week in that position Please Don’t Go by KC and the Sunshine Band. Here is a link to KC and the Sunshine Band performing Please Don’t Go:
           4. National Cranberry Day—bemoaning the fact that fresh cranberries those tart berries from the bog have finally started to disappear along with pomegranates from the supermarket.
           5. Right or Left Still Perfect—noting the birthday on this day in 1935 of Sandy Koufax noted Dodger pitcher who pitched a perfect game and was the first pitcher to pitch 4 no hitters.
On this day in:  
        a. 1817 to the joy of coffee drinkers worldwide the first coffee plants were planted in Kona, Hawaii.
         b. 1853 the Gadsden Purchase, which acquired some 23,000 square miles of land located in the southern part of New Mexico and Arizona, was consummated between Mexico and the United States.    
            c. 1924 astronomer Edwin Hubble announced the existence of galactic systems other than the Milky Way.                                                             
       d. 1966 the cult classic One Million Years B.C. starring Raquel Welch was released.
           e. 1972 President Nixon announced the end of bombing of North Vietnam and the commencement of peace talks.                                
Reflections on the elixir of the gods, Kona coffee: “The man who thinks he can run a coffee plantation without any practical experience, and without either native or Asiatic labor, or with strictly Caucasian help, is building his house on a foundation of sand." Louis T. Grant. Honolulu, July 17, 1895 Fortunately for coffee lovers like me the growers of Kona coffee must have listened to Mr. Grant.
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