Monday, June 26, 2006

RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY
Tanya at the farm wants to play...

and besides she has the two rugs she washed on Saturday hanging out and waiting to dry on the deck rails. It would be nice if the sun would return soon! Really bad timing on my part! Obviously, I didn't catch the weather report.

So, on this "curl up and read a good book" day, I've played a game of internet Scrabble (and won!), taken a bath (much to the delight of the critters here at the farm), and contemplated what to do with the rest of the afternoon. As I was reading Mary Ann's blog, I saw where she had tagged me with a "wiki meme" (whatever that is), and I took the bait.

Soooo, here is the result of my investigation concerning events that occurred on my birthday, September 12th:

Three events that happened on the same day (not necessarily the same year) I incarnated on the planet:

1. 1846 - Elizabeth Barrett eloped with Robert Browning. (¡Qué escándalo!)

2. 1940 - Cave paintings discovered in Lascaux, France. (I hope to see them someday if they're still open to the public.)

3. 1953 - John F. Kennedy marries Jackie Bouvier. (The beginning of Camelot...on my birthday, no less.)

Two important birthdays on September 12:

1. 1913 - Jesse Owens, American athlete (d. 1980) (He's always been one of my heroes.)

2. 1944 - Leonard Peltier, Native American activist (I relate to a good activist!)

One notable soul who left the planet on September 12:

2003 - Johnny Cash, American singer and guitarist (b. 1932) (May he rest in peace.)

Holiday on September 12:

RC Saints - Holy Name of Mary (My goodness, my birthday is Holy Mary, Mother of God day! I didn't know that, but I did purchase a very primitive Virgin of Guadalupe santo in San Antonio; unfortunately, she lost a piece of her right side in the shipping process.)

So now I tag Tom and anyone else who has a few minutes to spare to join in the fun! Here are the instructions:

1. Go to Wikipedia.
2. In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
3. List three events that happened on your birthday.
4. List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
5. One holiday or observance (if any)

OK, enough time spent here. Thanks, Mary Ann, for sending me something that added to my storehouse of trivia. Like you, I enjoy learning even if it comes in small bites. :0)

Off to fill the hummingbird feeders, take a look at my closet so I can begin to contemplate cleaning it (later, of course), and alphabetize my CD's.....Might even start some paper pulp, but that's WET as well.

2 comments:

MaryAnn said...

Wow, you have really good birthday stuff!!! Also, if you'd like to adopt Chester for the farm, he could use a new home.

MariettaRomantic said...

Well, well, I will take up the challenge, and, even though I just posted, I will post again. After all, what ELSE will I do at 4:24 a.m., at WORK....hehe. Love you, Grace! Will