Friday, March 12, 2010


The smile on his face says it all.

#2 Son, the 14 year boy, has reached the first part of his goal. He has worked hard, saved up, scrimped every penny, passed up the temptations to spend on fast food and candy, and today he has his reward.

We stopped and bought him his new game system today. Because we bought it on a Friday, he got a carrying case free -- and we didn't even know about that special until we got there.

A couple of friends have given him games they are tired of playing, and he had enough money left to purchase a couple that were discounted on Ebay. We should get those in a few days.

He is walking around with a huge grin on his face.

There is nothing like earning it. That goes for just about everything in life.

I'm glad he is learning it now.

Today is:

Alfred Hitchcock Day

Flag Day, Venezuela

Girl Scouts Day

Independence Day, Mauritius

Middle Name Pride Day

Moshoeshoe Day, Lesotho

National Baked Scallops Day

Plant a Flower Day

St. Fina's Day

St. Gregory the Great's Day

Birthdays Today:

Frank Catalano, 1978
Darryl Strawberry, 1962
James Taylor, 1948
Liza Minnelli, 1946
Al Jarreau, 1940
Barbara Feldon, 1932
Andrew Young, 1932
Edward Albee, 1928
Jack Kerouac, 1922
Gordon MacRae, 1921
Clement Studebaker, 1821

Today in History:

Witiges, king of the Ostrogoths, ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Roman general, Belisarius, 538
Orvieto, Italy, rules it will behead and burn Jewish-Christian couples, 1350
Jews are expelled from Syria, 1496
The first steam engine in America installed, to pump water from a mine, 1755
Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world's first black international football player and captain, 1881
In Vicksburg, Mississippi, Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time, 1894
The first main line electric train in UK, from Liverpool to Southport, begins running, 1904
The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States, by Juliette Gordon Low, 1912
The foundation stone of the new Australian capital in Canberra is laid, 1913
Mohandas Gandhi begins 200mile (300km) march protesting the British salt tax, 1930

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