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Walking Mr. Cal can be an adventure if we meet up with some of his doggy pals from the neighborhood, out walking when we are. There was a "party in the street" as these 4 met up and had a bit of fun.
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This week the theme is Time.
No matter how you slice and dice,
you never get the same time twice!
#2 Son and fiancée,
when walking their dog, Jock,
would stay out quite a while,
and she'd want to take stock.
She'd want to know the time
but not have to pull a phone out,
and #2 Son had a watch,
quite rare now, without doubt.
She'd ask him what the time was,
he's answer without remorse,
"Time for you to get a watch!"
then grinningly he'd tell her, of course.
These youngsters do love phones,
and like to keep up with the new,
with a family plan it's complex,
here's what we have to do.
The child in question and i meet
over at the phone store,
since they pay and we get a visit,
it never is a chore.
#2 Son has a job which
pays him very well,
he wanted the latest and greatest
and was excited, i could tell.
The gentleman who waited
upon us for that day,
was good at his "upsell"
and took the time to say,
"If you're looking for a bargain,
and I see a watch on you,
for only a tiny bit extra,
you can get the Apple Watch, too!"
I saw Son's eyes light with pleasure,
for what child of the tech generations
doesn't want all the gizmos and bling
and can resist such fun temptations?
He got the best new phone
which payment he could afford,
he also got the watch,
and because there's no need to hoard,
He promptly handed his old watch
to his sweetheart who next to him sat.
She put it on with alacrity
and grinned like a Cheshire Cat!
Then with eyes of mischief,
he said to her with glee,
"What time is it?" and she grinned,
"Time for you to get a watch like me!"
(Yes, true story.)
Auckland Province Anniversary -- Auckland, New Zealand
Cash Register Day -- James Ritty and John Birch were granted a patent on this day in 1883 for an early mechanical cash register
Congressional Brawl Day -- marking the first ever all out brawl in the US Congress in 1798
Draw A Dinosaur Day -- and post it to the website
Feast of King Charles the Martyr -- Anglican
Fred Korematsu Day -- US (honoring the civil rights activist who protested the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII)
Inane Answering Message Day -- the day to change those annoying messages, sponsored by Wellcat Holidays
King's Birthday -- Jordan
Martyrs' Day -- India (assassination anniversary of Gandhi)
National Croissant Day
Nelson Provincial Anniversary Day -- Nelson, New Zealand
Pax -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Festival of Peace)
Puce and Ochre Day -- Fairy Calendar
School Day of Nonviolence and Peace -- sponsored by DENIP
St. Aldegund's Day (Patron of cancer patients; against cancer, childhood diseases, sudden death, wounds)
St. Bathilde's Day (Patron of children, sick people, widows; against bodily ills and sickness)
St. Martina of Rome's Day (Patron of nursing mothers; Rome, Italy)
Three Archbishops' Day -- Eastern Orthodox (a/k/a Holy Hierarchs' Day)
Yodel For Your Neighbors Day -- Why? Do you hate your neighbors?
Johnathan Lee Iverson, 1976
Christian Bale, 1974
Brett Butler, 1958
Phil Collins, 1951
Charles Dutton, 1951
Steve Marriott, 1947
Marty Balin, 1942
Dick Cheney, 1941
Vanessa Redgrave, 1937
Boris spassky, 1937
Tammy Grimes, 1934
Louis Ruckeyser, 1933
Gene Hackman, 1930
Dorothy Malone, 1925
Dick Martin, 1922
Barbara W. Tuchman, 1912
Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1882
Isaiah Thomas, 1749
Thomas Rolfe, 1615 (Only child of John Rolfe and Pocahontas.)
"The Yogi Bear Show"(TV), 1958
"Robert Montgomery Presents"(TV), 1950
"City Lights"(Chaplin Movie), 1931
Today in History:
The Jews of Freilburg, Germany, are massacred, 1349
King Charles I of England is beheaded, 1649
Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, is ritually executed after having been dead for two years, 1661
The Forty-seven Ronin, under the command of Oishi Kuranosuke, avenge the death of their master, 1703
Henry Greathead tests the first boat intended to be specialized as a lifeboat for rescue purposes, which he invented, on the River Tyne in England, 1790
The burned Library of Congress is reestablished, with Thomas Jefferson contributing, 1815
Edward Bransfield sights the Trinity Peninsula and claims the discovery of Antarctica, 1820
The Menai Suspension Bridge, considered the world's first modern suspension bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey to the north West coast of Wales is opened, 1826
A fire destroys two-thirds of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, 1841
The city of Yerba Buena is renamed San Francisco, for the nearby mission of the same name, 1847
William Wells Brown publishes the first Black drama, "Leap to Freedom," 1858
The US Navy's first ironclad warship, the Monitor, is launched, 1862
The pneumatic hammer is patented by Charles King of Detroit, 1894
The Canadian Naval Service becomes the Royal Canadian Navy, 1911
The House of Lords rejects the Irish Home Rule Bill, 1913
"The Lone Ranger" begins a 21 year run on ABC radio, 1933
Indian pacifist and leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is assassinated by Pandit Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist, 1948
American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home is bombed in retaliation for the Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1956
The Beatles' last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police, 1969
Carole King's Tapestry album is released, it would become the longest charting album by a female solo artist and sell 24 million copies worldwide, 1971
Pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations, 1972
The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary was established as the first United States National Marine Sanctuary, 1975
Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called "Elk Cloner", 1982
Peter Leko of Hungary becomes the world's youngest chess grand master at age 14, 1994
Workers from the National Institutes of Health announce the success of clinical trials testing the first preventive treatment for sickle-cell disease, 1995
Over half a million people participate in the world's largest wildlife survey after extreme cold drives exotic birds into Britain's back gardens, 2011
Peter Paul Rubens’s 1608 drawing, "Nude Study of Young Man with Raised Arms," sells for $8.2 million at auction in New York, 2019
The World Health Organization declares COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern at a meeting in Geneva, 2020