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This is my triumphant return to the lifestyle I've always furthered and forwarded in my heart, at least, so let's blast off. The first half of my life has been incredible and the second segment will include more splendors than any Ottoman Sultan could ever have wished for in his golden repose. Anyway, fasten your laughter belt cuz you're on a collision course with wackiness.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Special Round!

A special happy birthday to my sister Holly today, seen here at the Petrified Forest National Park cafeteria in July of 1973, and this is my card for her. I'm sure my mom remembers April 7th, 1967 for a lot of reasons but one bit of joy that might've been forgotten is the record high of 85 degrees that occured on this date so the old ladies must've had their fans a flappin'. It was a Friday just like today and MLK Jr. would have another 362 days to live. Gay Brewer, Jr., shot a second round 68 and went on to win the Masters by a single stroke. Francis Ford Coppola was born today as well as Bill Kreutzman of the Grateful Dead who is hopefully living it up on the big island of Hawaii. No doubt Posh Spice has already received her birthday surprise from David Beckham and they probably raised a glass to Kurt Cobain who blew his brains out on this date in '94. Actually, scholars have picked this as the date that Jesus was nailed to the cross so you can draw any comparison you want. If you believe in reincarnation then you might want to note that screenwriter Anne Morrison Chapin died on 4/7/67. You may remember her for such hits as "The Sailor Takes a Wife" and "Sunset in Wyoming"! On Holly's second birthday, LA Dodger Bill Singer recorded the first save in baseball history, adding to an already growing volume of useless statistics. The first memory I have myself is looking in to her crib when they brought her home to my grandmother's house (it was my grandfather's house, to be fair, but she'd like it that way) on Atlanta Rd. during that hot spring leading up to the summer of love. And could it be a coincedence that the 18th hole at Augusta National is named Holly? I think not. So let's all raise a glass to little sister and also celebrate the ratification of the 21st ammendment which happened today in 1933, ending prohibition. Yippee!

3 Comments:

Anonymous Scout Finch said...

Thank you, Tony darling. We're on the way out to see Bill Maher. Give em hell!!

xoxo

5:11 PM  
Blogger Doug Teper said...

The Gregorian Calendar is a revision of the Julian Calendar which was instituted in a papal bull by pope Gregory XIII in 1582. The reason for the calendar change was to correct for drift in the dates of significant religious observations (primarily Easter) and to prevent further drift in the dates.

9:52 AM  
Anonymous evil T said...

This is how we do it!

1:35 PM  

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