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09/19/20 How They Feel

Saturday, September 19, 2020

"People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel."

"C'mon, c'mon--it's either one or the other."

In a terrible accident at a railroad crossing, a train smashed into a car and pushed it nearly four hundred yards down the track. Though no one was killed, the driver took the train company to court.
At the trial, the engineer insisted that he had given the driver ample warning by waving his lantern back and forth for nearly a minute. He even stood and convincingly demonstrated how he’d done it. The court believed his story, and the suit was dismissed.
“Congratulations,” the lawyer said to the engineer when it was over. “You did superbly under cross-examination.”
“Thanks,” he said, “but he sure had me worried.”
“How’s that?” the lawyer asked.
“I was afraid he was going to ask if the damned lantern was lit!”


Ahoy, Mateys! It's Talk Like a Pirate Day! Find your eye patch, parrot, peg leg and bag of doubloons while you let your inner pirate rule the seven seas/office. The holiday was started by a couple guys from Oregon and the date chosen is the birthday of one of the ex-wives; not too sure what to think about that.
--Big Whopper Liar Day: observed on the 3rd Saturday of September; today honors the biggest liars such as Pinocchio and Jim Carey in "Liar, Liar"; lots of contests today to tell the biggest whopper.
--Clean Up the World Weekend: a global campaign on the 3rd weekend of September, starting on Friday; in 130 countries, countless organizations and communities get together for work parties to clean up their area and for ways to spread the word of what needs to be done; the most current issue is the proliferation of plastic pollution and its effect on the environment.
--International Coastal Cleanup Day: usually observed on the 3rd Saturday, the Ocean Conservancy has sponsored coastal cleanups since 1986 but due to the pandemic, they're running a month-long event; the volunteers do more than just pick up the litter; they note the kind of litter and where they found it; the information is tabulated and the Conservancy works with other agencies to identify ways to eliminate the litter in the future.
--International Eat an Apple Day: observed on the 3rd Saturday of September; today is a reminder of the apple as a healthy choice of snack; it is also a celebration of the cultural festivities centered around the harvest of the apples.
--International Red Panda Day: observed on the 3rd Saturday of September; for the kids, many zoos have Red Panda Ranger programs; the red panda is not related to the giant pandas and is native to the Eastern Himalayas; today brings awareness to the destruction of the habitats of these special creatures.
--Meow Like a Pirate Day: not to be outdone, the kitties want it remembered that cats were kept on the ships to keep the rodents under control. Arrggh-Hiss?
--National Butterscotch Pudding Day: today is a salute to a yummy pudding concoction with butter and brown sugar that started around the mid-1800's; the origin isn't known.
--National and World Cleanup Day: observed on the 3rd Saturday of September; today groups around the world are organizing cleanup parties for their parks, trails, mountains and open spaces; do your part by picking up the litter in front of your house and even your block.
--National Dance Day: observed on the 3rd Saturday of Saturday, sponsored by the American Dance Movement; today celebrates dance as an art form and encourages us to incorporate dance as part of our healthy lifestyles.
--National Gymnastics Day: observed on the 3rd Saturday of September; today salutes an ancient form of exercise; gymnastics were seen in ancient Greece as a way to keep the men fit and battle ready; in modern times, gymnastics are seen as good exercises for all ages and have competitions around the world.
--National Singles Day: observed on the 3rd Saturday of National Singles Week; whether never married, divorced or widowed, there are 44.9% of US adults that are single--that's over 110 million singles; today celebrates the singles population and their contribution to the fabric of our lives.
--National Woman Road Warrior Day: today celebrates the women who travel for business; about 50% of today's business travelers are women.
--Puppy Mill Awareness Day: observed on the 3rd Saturday of September; today is a reminder to adopt, not shop; the horrors of the puppy mills need to be shut down; the sponsoring groups have activities to educate the public, provide rescue and rehabilitation of the puppies and participate in speaking events.
--Rosh Hashanah: a Jewish holiday that began yesterday at sundown and lasts through sundown of September 20th; today marks the Jewish New Year.
--Software Freedom Day: observed on the 3rd Saturday of September; today is another celebration of free software and open source code.
--Thank a Police Officer Day: observed on the 3rd Saturday of September; there is a lot of bad news about a few officers, but the vast majority truly want to serve and deserve to be thanked for all they do and put up with.
-- In 1893, New Zealand gave women the right to vote and was the first country to do so; it would be 27 years later before women in the U.S. will be given the right to vote.
"--In 1970, the first rock and roll Glastonbury Festival was held in Somerset. From bing: ""The bucolic fields of Somerset, England, begin to rock as the Pilton Festival opens at Worthy Farm. Some 1,500 revelers dig glam-rock band T. Rex at Michael Eavis' open-air music concert that will later be renowned, and attended by hundreds of thousands, as the Glastonbury Festival.""

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