Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For December 8, 2015 National Christmas Tree Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—December 8, 2015, 409 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic term. Trust your Tuesday is off to a great start and your weekend was a great one although even winning the PAC 12 did not put Stanford into the college playoffs but at least Christian McCaffrey is one of the three finalists for the Heisman Trophy; as always, I hope you enjoy Tuesday’s  holidays and observances,  a link to  Elvis singing Are You Lonely Tonight, factoids of interest, a relevant quote from Jim Morrison, looking forward to enjoying some chocolate brownies, 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 Christmas Tree Day—commemorating the iconic Christmas symbol, the Christmas tree, some 33 million of which will be sold this season along with another 9 million faux trees.                             
         2. National Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day—celebrated by those whimsical persons who love to drive around in a DeLorean asking someone for help to fix their flux capacitor ala Back to the Future.
         3. 1960 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1960 on a long run of six weeks in that position Are You Lonesome Tonight by Elvis Presley. Here is a link to Elvis performing  Are You Lonesome Tonight:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cS5aCozhcA
         4. National Chocolate Brownie Day—celebrating another great way to get one’s sugar.
         5. Closing The Door Way Too Soon—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1943 of an iconic rock and roll singer and songwriter/poet Jim Morrison who like so many rock stars of the 60’s and 70’s died way too early at the age of 27 due to a suspected heroin overdose.
On this day in:  
         a. 1660 the glass ceiling is broken for the first time on an English state with a woman actress (either Margaret Hughes or Anne Marshall) playing the role of Desdemona in Shakespeare’s play Othello.
         b. 1915 John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Field” was published anonymously in Punch.
          c. 1941 the United States and Great Britain declared war on the Empire of Japan.                                                          
         d.  1946  to the future dismay of husbands and boyfriends, noted French fashion designer Christian Dior and his financial backer Marcel Boussac founded the fashion house Christian Dior.      
         e. 2010 with the second launch of the SpaceX Dragon, Space X became the first private company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a space craft.                     Reflections on poetry: “Listen, real poetry doesn't say anything; it just ticks 
off the possibilities. Opens all doors. You can walk through any one that suits you.” Jim Morrison How true, how true.
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