Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Happy Special 9th July Day!

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14 July - Emmeline Pankhurst Day

15 July - St. Swithin’s Day

Girls get into your voluminous flowing skirts, boys squeeze into those old winkle pickers at the back of the wardrobe, throw your handbags in the middle of the floor and let’s dance around them with Bill Haley and his Comets to “Rock Around The Clock” that went to #1 on this day in 1955. It just doesn’t get much better than this!

And if you like funny names it doesn’t get much better than this! Because it was on this day in 1970 that Chief No-Ka-Homa and his cousin Chief Round-the-Horn got together for a pow-wow in Atlanta. Regrettably, despite exhaustive research, Nomanda hasn’t a clue why they met or what was discussed but with a couple of “monikers” like that I’m pretty certain they had a ball! They probably wore out all of their ‘45’s, not to mention their moccasins! It’s enough to bring tears to your eyes!

Bringing tears to the eyes of their audience, the latest Walt Disney animated film; “The Fox and the Hound” was released on this day in 1980. It’s a classical tear jerker of an orphaned fox cub “Tod” befriending a new puppy hound called “Copper” and their promise to be “Friends Forever”! I’m weeping just thinking about it. If you want to know more, see the film!

Two English stalwarts of their day shared this day in 1982 with quite different contributions to the English scene. Margaret Thatcher began her second disastrous term of office as Prime Minister leading the country into declining moral and economic standards. Whilst on the other hand, Ian Botham scored 208 runs from 225 balls against India at the Oval. “Beefy” would have probably been a great PM and I’m willing to bet that the “Iron Lady” wouldn’t have scored a single run. Life can be so unfair sometimes!

One of England’s truly great Prime Ministers, Edward Heath (1916 – 2005) was born on this day. As well as running the country, leading us into the EEC, captaining Britain’s winning team in the Admiral’s Cup in 1971, he was also a decent piano player and orchestral conductor. That’s what I call multi-talented! Follow that, Maggie! Whoops, of course she did!

Another Great Britain, David Hockney was born on this day in 1937. His ‘60’s pop art has won him fans all over the world and he’s done very nicely out of it too! If you haven’t seen any of his paintings, you should!

The celebrated actor Tom Hanks (1956) will be having a bit of a knees up today. Of all the films he’s made “Forrest Gump”, “Saving Private Ryan” and “The Road to Perdition” are Nomanda’s favourites!

Raising his glass with Tom today will be the rocker Bobby Leslie from the group the Guys Next Door. He was made for you, so let’s hear it!

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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