Monday, 7 July 2008

Happy Special 7th July Day!

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Upcoming Special Days

14 July - Emmeline Pankhurst Day

15 July - St. Swithin’s Day

Today is a very special day in Nomanda’s life as it is our wedding anniversary today! Mondays are not the best days to go out and celebrate so we’re giving ourselves a bit of married licence and are celebrating on Saturday instead. Happy Anniversary, Nomanda, Cheers!

I know that one of Nomanda’s soap box specials is the Catholic Church so if you don’t want to hear about this latest bit of convoluted religious nonsense then go straight on to the next paragraph. For those of you who have stayed to find out more it was on this day in 1456 that Joan of Arc was acquitted of the charge of heresy that led to her execution by burning at the stake in 1431! Talk about too little too late, but it doesn’t end there! In 1930, almost exactly 500 years after her execution she was canonized by the Catholic Church and is now one of the church’s most popular saints. I am sure that if she were alive she would have forgiven them all.

The word “respect” seems to be ever so slightly overworked these days, examples varying from kids with knives demanding it, to parents with wild children pleading for it, and politicians just having heard of it and being not too sure what it is! Well, respect is something earned! It doesn’t come from threats, or from pleas that you’re entitled to it, or that everybody should have it. So let’s see if we can all work towards earning the respect we want and celebrate with Otis Redding who recorded his song “Respect” on this day in 1965.

In an attempt to cut our heating costs during the winter Nomanda has gone back to the “old fashioned” way of heating homes, the fire! I have to say not only does it work but it gives a lovely glow on those long winter evenings, too! Unlike the group we keep all our doors closed but the Doors were blasting it out all over on this day in 1967 when their record “Light My Fire” hit #1.

They got to the #1 spot just in time as on the same day the Beatles released “All You Need Is Love” and that soon took over the #1 spot!

Getting the #1 spot in the popular TV series “Dr. WhoJohn Pertwee (1919 – 1996) was born on this day. The other well loved character he played so well was your local scare crow “Worsel Gummidge”.

Another lovable character, Ringo Starr (1940), the fantastic drummer of the Beatles was born on this day and will no doubt celebrate his birthday in good style!

The only European to win the US Open Championship since the end of WWII, Tony Jacklin (1944) will be celebrating his birthday today. The best European player of his generation he represented Europe in no less than 7 Ryder Cup events. He captained the European Ryder Cup team to victory at “home” in 1985 and in 1987 in the “away” match becoming the first Ryder Cup win for the Europeans in the US since the end of WWII.

Our final birthday wishes go to the talented figure skater Michelle Kwan (1980) who has 9 US figure skating wins to her credit as well as 5 world titles! Great Stuff!

Happy Special Day to one and all!!

If you know someone who is celebrating their birthday, anniversary or a special day today or sometime soon why not send them a nice e-card so they get it as soon as they log on! Even better, why not send this page to your friend!
Don’t know what to get for a present? Think about what your special person enjoys doing and the things they like.

For Girls, I know that flowers and chocolates are a bit cliché but nevertheless they always seem to work! Of course, if your budget stretches that far, jewellery, watches, perfume and fashion items are always appreciated!

For Boys, all boys like toys! It’s just as they get older the toys get more expensive. So gadgets and gimmicky things work. Again, if you have the budget then car accessories, sporting equipment and clothes, and man type jewellery like watches and gold chains will go down very well!

And, if all else fails, you could always send them a gift voucher and they can choose whatever they want!

If you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary or other special event today I hope you got lots of cards and presents and that there is someone special in your life who will make this day a very happy and special day for you.

Happy celebrations to you from the Happy Special Day Blog!!
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Anonymous said...

In honour of his birthday and for his contributions to society, Ringo Starr has been made a Prince of The Duchy of Bohemia.

Now "H.H. Ringo Starr, Prinz von Bohem" Prince Ringo was granted Letters Patent by HSH Stephan Timothy von Rosenberg-Ripps, Duke of Bohemia.


Anonymous said...

Why is it, that on every article about Mr. Starr, a fantasy internet micronation must promote its business of granting noble titles.

wilhelm von treheim said...

Your comment is awaiting moderation.
I am seeing this Clark Consolidated propaganda everywhere. This Prinz title is not genuine as the Duchy does not exist. I believe Mr Starr is taking action to remove these because he is now aware of this. I have checked the family tree and find no recoreds to support this claim. All this is doing is giving a free advert to a fraud who sells titles.