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Carol H Tucker

Passionate about knowledge management and organizational development, expert in loan servicing, virtual world denizen and community facilitator, and a DISNEY fan

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Be warned:in this very rich environment where you can immerse yourself so completely, your emotions will become engaged -- and not everyone is cognizant of that. Among the many excellent features of SL, there is no auto-return on hearts, so be wary of where your's wanders...


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(. (.`"If you will practice being fictional for awhile, you will understand that fictional characters are sometimes more real than people with bodies and heartbeats." -- Richard Bach

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Today is the 2nd day of the 40th week, the 1st day of the 10th month, the 274th day of 2018, and: 
  • Blue Shirt Day
  • CD Player Day
  • Child Health Day
  • Day of Unity
  • Homemade Cookie Day
  • Independence Day -- Cyprus and Nigeria from United Kingdom in 1960; Palau from the UN Trust Territory status in 1994; Tuvalu from United Kingdom in 1978.
  • International Coffee Day
  • International Day of Older Persons
  • International Music Day
  • International Raccoon Appreciation Day
  • Less Than Perfect Day {{finally a day that I can celebrate with ease!))
  • Model T Day
  • National Black Dog Day
  • National BOOK IT! Day
  • National Consignment Day
  • National Fire Pup Day
  • National Hair Day
  • National Lace Day
  • National Walk Your Dog Day
  • Shemini Atzeret -- a Jewish holiday. It is celebrated on the 22nd day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei in the Land of Israel, and on the 22nd and 23rd outside the Land
  • Vegan Baking Day ((why?  Don’t they taste good raw?))
  • Willy Wonka Day -- in the 1971 film, the golden ticket states that the tour of the candy factory will be on October 1st.
  • World Architecture Day
  • World Habitat Day
  • World Vegetarian Day


1829 – South African College is founded in Cape Town, South Africa. It will later separate into the University of Cape Town and the South African College Schools.

1843 – The News of the World tabloid begins publication in London.

1861 – Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management is published, going on to sell 60,000 copies in its first year and remaining in print until the present day

1890 – Yosemite National Park is established by the U.S. Congress.

1891 – Stanford University opens its doors in California.

1898 – The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is founded under the name k.u.k. Exportakademie.

1903 – The Boston Americans play the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of the modern World Series.

1908 – Ford Model T automobiles are offered for sale at a price of $825, which is roughly $22,980 in today's dollars

1918 – Sayid Abdullah becomes the last Khan of Khiva.

1931 – The George Washington Bridge linking New Jersey and New York opens.

1940 – The Pennsylvania Turnpike, often considered the first superhighway in the United States, opens to traffic.

1946 – Mensa International is founded.

1947 – The North American F-86 Sabre flies for the first time.

1957 – First appearance of “In God we trust” on U.S. paper currency.

1958 – The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics is replaced by NASA.

1961 – The United States Defense Intelligence Agency is formed, becoming the country's first centralized military intelligence organization.

1961 - Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit his 61st home run of the season, breaking Babe Ruth's record of 60 set in 1927.

1962 - Johnny Carson debuted as regular host of NBC's "Tonight" show.

1964 – Japanese Shinkansen ("bullet trains") begin high-speed rail service from Tokyo to Osaka.

1969 – Concorde breaks the sound barrier for the first time.

1971 – Walt Disney World opens near Orlando, Florida.

1971 – The first practical CT scanner is used to diagnose a patient.

1979 – The MTR, the rapid transit railway system in Hong Kong, opens.

1982 – Epcot opens at Walt Disney World in Florida.

1982 – Sony launches the model CDP-101 compact disk player.

1989 – Denmark introduces the world's first legal same-sex registered partnerships.


October.  I am not ready for this!  How can there only be 91 days before 2019 and 84 shopping days until Christmas?  Should be the time for crisp mornings and bright fall colors, not for heat and humidity!  Apparently the goddess of weather hereabouts hasn’t gotten the memo about the season change, although at least we have some sunshine and offset the mold and mildew that started to take over our lives after all that rain.




Soon ….

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