Monday, January 19, 2009

...the face of history...

Good day! It snowed a little late yesterday so on the way home from dinner out and the Eagles game (they lost, don't ask) my nephew and I ended up making snowballs, snow angels and decorating a few cars. It was quiet, serene and beautiful out and seemed very peaceful. This morning it is still beautiful but we kept the walk to a minimum. 68% of the feet and paws do not like an ice/salt mixture. Speaking of 68%, on this day in 1953, 68% of all television sets in the United States were tuned in to I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth. That was history making. And then on this day in 1983 the Apple ( I am Lisa), the first commercial personal computer from Apple, Inc. to have a graphic interface and a computer mouse was announced. A third history making item is celebrated today. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a United States Holiday marking the birth date of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. which is observed on the third Monday of January each year, around the time of King's birthday, January 15th. It is one of three United States federal holidays to commemorate an individual person. King was the chief spokesman of the nonviolent civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. Violently, he was assassinated on April 4th, 1968. But the breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea. The campaign for a federal holiday in King's honor began soon after his assassination. Ronald Reagen signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed in 1986. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. These people are known as $%&^#. (This may or may not be the proper term.) It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000. Computers, Pop Culture TV and racial freedom, all on the same day. What will you do today to make a difference? Keep your eyes and ears open for opportunities whether they are big or small ones. I just got an email from the thermal aqua people who are happy with Saturday's drapery installation. Yippee. I like to hear that! I hope that it warms a bit because I'd like to take my nephew out but if it remains cold we will still have a great day. N and T do not hope for the same thing in Colorado. They are hitting the slopes so I (sl)hope them lots of snow. Today's photo is of my nephew and one of my housemates. Perhaps one or both will change the face of history also. Have a great day.
'The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.' Vladimir Nabokov