Friday, May 9, 2008

On this Day in History

May 9th is an important date in the history of man-kind. Over and over again important world events occur on this day. For example:

1502 Columbus left Spain on his 4th & final trip to New World
1785 Joseph Bramah receives British patent for beer pump handles
1896 1st horseless carriage show in London (featured 10 models)
1899 Lawn mower patented
1914 President Wilson proclaims Mother's Day
1945 New balata ball used in baseball, 50% livilier
1962 Beatles sign their 1st contract with EMI Parlophone
1962 Laser beam successfully bounced off Moon for 1st time
1971 Elizabeth Bonner runs female world record marathon (3:01:42)
1974 House Judiciary Committee begin formal hearings on Nixon impeachment
1979 US & USSR sign Salt 2 treaty, limiting nuclear weapons
1981 Joe and Vic have first date

That’s right. 27 years ago today Vic went out with me and we fell in love. The worst mistake of her life. It was to my Senior Prom and as you can see in the pic below she was absolutely radiant. Is it me or do we look very young here? Must be me.

In other events tonight was Hailey’s art show at her elementary school. The kids paint something, it’s framed, they turn the gym into an art gallery complete with classical music and sell the art to benefit the school. Pretty cool.

In honor of Mothers Day and our Date Anniversary I got Vic some flowers and a cake. Of course the girls had to have cake tonight. It was during the cake cutting Gracie had to sing Vic a Mothers Day song. It went like this, and the tune was kinda like Pooh would sing, no real melody.

“Happy Mothers Day Mommy”
“We Love yoooouuuu!!!”
“Then we spank yoooooouuuu!!!”

Yep, that’s the kinda song I would expect from Gracie.
G’nite all.

1 comment:

Michael said...

Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog, and for your thoughts and prayers. I'm glad I could help in a small way, even if it's just encouragement or inspiration...and please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you as well as you fight skin cancer. I have no doubt you will win the battle -- but it isn't always easy. Keep your priorities in order, remember what is really important, and keep close to those who love you. Please keep me posted on your progress. Best regards,
-- M