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Carol H Tucker

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Today is the 4th day of the 42nd week, the 16th day of the 10th month, the 289th day of 2019 [with only 69 shopping days until Christmas], and: 
  • BRA Day USA
  • Breast Reconstruction Day
  • Department Store Day
  • Dictionary Day (Noah Webster's Birthday)
  • Global Cat Day
  • Global Dignity Day
  • Hagfish Day
  • Information Overload Day
  • Love Your Body Day
  • National Boss Day
  • National Cut Up Your Credit Card Day
  • National Department Store Day
  • National Dictionary Day
  • National Feral Cat Day – but winter is coming
  • National Fossil Day
  • National Learn a Word Day
  • National Liqueur Day
  • National Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day
  • National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day
  • Steve Jobs Day
  • Thank Your Cleaner Day
  • World Food Day
  • World Spine Day
ON THIS DAY IN ....

1847 - Charlotte Brontë's book "Jane Eyre" published

1867 - Alaska adopts Gregorian calendar, crosses international date line

1913 - George Bernard Shaw's play "Pygmalion" premieres in Hofburg Theatre in Vienna, Austria

1916 - Margaret Sanger opens the first birth control clinic in the US at 46 Amboy St, Brooklyn

1923 - Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio founded

1923 - John Harwood patents self-winding watch (Switzerland)

1950 - The first edition of C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" is released in London

1957 - USAF sends two aluminum bullets into space

1958 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1964 - China becomes world's 5th nuclear power

1968 - Americans Tommie Smith (gold 19.83 WR) and John Carlos (bronze) famously give the Black Power salute on the 200m medal podium during the Mexico City Olympics

1969 - Soyuz 6 returns to Earth

1976 - Soyuz 23 returns to Earth

1980 - "Brigadoon" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 133 performances

1982 - Mt Palomar Observatory is the first to detect Halley's comet on 13th return

1982 - USSR performs underground nuclear test

1983 - "Zorba" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 362 performances

1985 - Intel introduces 32-bit 80386 microcomputer chip

1986 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1987 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1992 - "Gilligan's Island" TV pilot filmed in 1964 is 1st shown on TV (CBS)

2002 - Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, a commemoration of the Library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity, is officially inaugurated.

2017 - Findings published of neutron star collision that occurred two months prior on August 17, the first cosmic event seen in gravitational waves and light. Confirms heavy elements such as gold the result of such collisions

 

Quote of the day:

"The end of life often offers rare opportunities to affirm and deepen our highest human values—reconciling conflicts, sharing forgiveness and gratitude, deepening a sense of loving intimacy, and rising above our myopic experience of ourselves, our lives, and the world."

~  Joseph Loizzo, “So the Darkness Shall Be the Light

 

As time goes by, one becomes aware that there are more days behind one than before one.  While all of us know that tomorrow is promised to no one, as I approach 70, I find myself realizing like Bilbo, there will be a time  “… when winter comes without a spring that I shall ever see.“   Neither of my grandmothers nor my mother made it past their 85th birthday, so I feel as though my expiration date is just over the horizon at times.  I look at the news and wonder what kind of world my granddaughters will grow up in, what they will choose to be, whether they will remember me.  I wonder about my kids, what their lives will look like when they are my age.  And, of course, I wonder what will happen  to “ME”, the soul or spirit or essence or kernel of consciousness that makes up my personality and being. 

 

 

 

And I reflect rather wryly that those with a strong and simple faith have a lot more confidence as they reach the inevitable conclusion of their story…..


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