Thursday, April 21, 2016

April 21, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Poem In Your Pocket Day

  Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For April 21, 2016 Unfortunately still 274 days to go in President Obama’s   pathetic lame duck term but the death of Prince at the age of 57 drowned out the political theater for a day HRC gets closer to her coronation goal of the nomination assuming the FBI does not sing the indictment song. Trump in his attempt to be presidential no longer utters “Lying Ted” or what is more accurate “crooked Hillary.” I trust your Thursday is proving to be a great one; and as always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances,  music links to the Bee Gees and Prince, factoids of interest, a  relevant quote from Prince  while looking forward to enjoying a handful of chocolate covered cashews (recipe included), blessed with a positive attitude and  secure in  the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events 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. D.A.R.E. Day—ironic but D.A.R.E. which was started in Los Angeles in 1983 and now is present in over 70% of the school districts in this nation follows by one day 4/20 Day observed yesterday. Always observed on the third Thursday in April to educate children on the dangers and ill effects of drug and alcohol use. 
2. Poem in Your Pocket Day—first observed in New York City in 2002 to encourage the spread of poetry by encouraging people to put their favorite poem in their pocket to share with others. Please listen to my reading of this poem in my pocket/ The rhyme is too big to be placed in my locket/ Only a simple rhyme so please don’t knock it/ Poetry opens the heart and soul so don’t block it/ If I could but convey to you my feelings on you in rhyme/ Would you stop, listen and give me the time/ Then move closer and gently kiss my lips on the poem’s end/ Hand in hand now strolling down the lane more than just friends.  © April 21 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet                                   
3. 1978 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1978 on a long run of 8 weeks in that position Night Fever by the Bee Gees. Here is a link to the Bee Gees performing Night Fever:                  
4. Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day—celebrating one of the more popular ways to sate a chocoholic’s desire for chocolate with the added bonus of the protein found in cashews. Here is a recipe if you want to make your own:    5. Living Proof Of Why Prince Charles May Never Be King—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1926 of Queen Elizabeth II who celebrated her 90th birthday in fine health and spirits.  
On this day in:
a. 753 B.C. Romulus founded Rome.                                                                    
b. 1934 the “Surgeon’s Photo” of the Loch Ness Monster was published in the Daily Mail; in 1999 it was proved to be a hoax as "Nessie" was a toy submarine with a plastic “Nessie” head and neck glued to it.
c. 1962 the Seattle World’s Fair and its iconic Space Needle and monorail opened to the public.      
d. 1975 President of South Vietnam Nguyen Thieu fled the country as North Vietnamese forces captured Xuan Loc, the last outpost outside of Saigon.
e. 1982 Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukie Brewers became the first pitcher in Major League Baseball to record 300 saves.    
Reflections on longevity which sadly for a very talented artist ended today but his music will live forever: “The key to longevity is to learn every aspect of music that you can." Prince, dead at the age of 57 Here is a link to Prince performing one of his famous songs, Little Red Corvette:   
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© April 21, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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