Saturday, November 15, 2008

This Day in History

It's my birthday so I got to do some things I wanted to do, which included trips with my best friend to a couple of favorite thrift stores this morning. I couldn't seem to find much, but did manage to buy a nice knitted sweater for felting and a whistling tea kettle for $1 that needs just a little tlc to bring it back to prime condition. I can't wait to make my first cup of tea of hot chocolate and hear it whistle.

Berlin's Whimsy, a blog I read, led me to Garrison Keillor's website with the day's poem and links to a few authors that share November 15 as a birthday.

This is a fun link to This Day in History from the History Channel.

Here's the NY times link to This Day in History. I enjoyed learning that I share my birthday with the painter Georgia O'Keefe.

Those were the Days includes not only events of the day, and famous birthdays, but links to hit songs. November 15, 1962 (I was in junior high school) these were the hits:

He’s a Rebel - The Crystals
Big Girls Don’t Cry - The 4 Seasons
All Alone Am I - Brenda Lee
I’ve Been Everywhere - Hank Snow
Thought for Today: "What was once thought can never be unthought." — Friedrich Durrenmatt, Swiss author and playwright (1921-1990).

If you like oldies and want to enjoy a blast from the past, listen to this:

video

PS tomorrow I will announce the winner of my giveaway, post a comment now to be in the running!

2 comments:

kim* said...

well Happy birthday to you. I am glad you got to choose what you wanted to do today. :) have a great rest of the night.

Lorrie said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a day to do just what you pleased.