Saturday, November 26, 2005

Birthday musings

Birthday musings.

41 years old…. How did that happen? To make matters worse I ran into a couple of high school classmates last night while we were watching the local parade. They looked much the same… I mean I recognized them and all. They just seemed…. Older.

BTW, I remember the parades having real floats with paper and chicken wire… so many last night just seemed to be white paper and people sitting and waving… a bit boring… but then they threw candy.

It is a tradition that as the paraders walk some through candy to the kids. The kids start on the sidewalk, but by the end of the parade are practically out in the parade itself. It is a bit fun to watch as the candy is thrown and the kids and some adult scramble to get it. I did find it a bit ironic that here in America we throw candy to the gutter for the kids… and in so many other countries kids get their drinking water out of the sew running down the streets. For some reason it seemed… weird.

Ciana stayed with Nana, while Fischer and I watched. TES was in the parade and they were supposed to dance around the Christmas tree…. then the float showed up late and the music didn’t work. The people in front of them were moving too fast and the people behind them too slow… there they were by themselves looking like they were taking their Christmas tree for a walk…. Errr run. Sad but a bit funny. TES was saying, “Never again!”

Oh, yeah… 41 years old today. It is a bit weird. I could handle 40, but this one year more just seems to scream, “WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH YOUR LIFE?”

On this date:

They entered King Tut’s tomb.

Birthdates which occurred on November 26:

  • 1607 John Harvard England, clergyman/scholar, major benefactor to Harvard University (library & half his estate)
  • 1731 William Cowper England, preromantic poet (His Task)
  • 1792 Sarah Moore Grimk‚ American antislavery, women's rights advocate
  • 1832 Mary Edwards Walker US, doctor/women's rights leader
  • 1857 Ferdinand de Saussure Switzerland, linguist (Cours de Laguistique Generale)
  • 1876 Willis Haviland Carrier developed air-conditioning equipment
  • 1892 Joe Guyon NFL halfback (Canton, Cleveland, Oorang, Rock I, etc)
  • 1894 Norbert Wiener US, mathematician/discovered cybernetics
  • 19-- Elizabeth Savage Pittsburgh PA, actress (Gwyneth-Loving)
  • 1902 Alberto Morin PR, actor (Armando-Dallas)
  • 1905 Emlyn Williams Wales, actor/playwright (David Copperfield)
  • 1907 Frances Dee US actress (Of Human Bondage)
  • 1910 Cyril Cusack South Africa, actress (Day of the Jackal)
  • 1912 Eric Sevareid Velva ND, newscaster (CBS Weekend News)
  • 1912 Eugene Ionesco France, dramatist (Rhinoceros)
  • 1913 Foy Draper US, relay runner (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1915 Earl Wild Pittsburgh PA, pianist (Caesar's Hour, NBC Symphony 1942)
  • 1922 Adele Jergens Brooklyn NY, actress (Dark Past, Fuller Brush Man)
  • 1922 Charles M Schulz cartoonist (Peanuts)
  • 1924 George Segal NY, sculptor lifelike mixed-media figures (Bus Driver)
  • 1925 Eugene Istomin NYC, pianist (Leventritt Award-1943)
  • 1925 Linda Hunt Morriston NJ, actress (Bostonians, Eleni, Silverado)
  • 1927 John Carter Center Ridge Ark, actor (Max-Falcon Crest)
  • 1929 Betta St John Hawthorne CA, actress (Corridors of Blood)
  • 1931 Adolfo Perez Esquivel Buenos Argentina, (1980 Nobel Peace Prize)
  • 1931 Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo Italy, downhill skier (Olympic-bronze-1952)
  • 1933 Robert Goulet Lawrence MA, singer/actor (Camelot, Naked Gun 2«)
  • 1934 Ludmila Shevtsova USSR, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1935 Marian Mercer Akron Ohio, actress/singer (Dean Martin Show)
  • 1937 Boris Yegorov cosmonaut (Voskhod 1)
  • 1937 Leo Lacroix France, skier (Olympic-silver-1964)
  • 1938 Rich Little Ottawa Canada, impressionist/actor (Love on a Rooftop)
  • 1938 Tina Turner [Anna Mae Bullock], Brownsville TX, singer (Proud Mary)
  • 1942 Olivia Cole Memphis TN, actress (Roots, Szysznyk)
  • 1943 Jan Stenerud Norway, NFL place kicker (Kansas City Chiefs)
  • 1945 John McVie rocker (Fleetwood Mac-Rumours, Tusk)
  • 1945 Mikhail Woronin USSR, gymnast (Olympic-2 gold/4 silver/bronze-1968)
  • 1948 Galina Prozumenschikova USSR, 200m backstroke (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1952 Wendy Turnbell Australia, tennis player (1979,82 US Opens Double)
  • 1959 Jamie Rose NYC, actress (Susan Birch-St Elsewhere, Falcon Crest)
  • 1961 Marcy Walker actress (All My Children, Eden-Santa Barbara)
  • 1963 Allyson Rice-Taylor actress (Connor-As the World Turns)
  • 1981 Jamie Fiske liver transplant recipient

    Really this is a boring list…..
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    Deaths which occurred on November 26:
  • 1883 Sojourner Truth abolitionist, women's rights advocate, dies
  • 1939 James Naismith Basketball inventor, dies
  • 1970 B O Davis Sr 1st black general, dies at 93 in Chicago
  • 1973 Albert DiSalvo Boston strangler, stabbed
  • 1980 Rachael Roberts actress, dies at age 53
  • 1982 Dan Tobin actor (I Married Joan, My Favorite Martian), dies at 73
  • 1982 Robert Coote actor (Timmy-Rogues, Theodore-Nero Wolfe), dies at 73
  • 1985 Ransom Sherman comedian (Father of the Bride), dies at 87
  • 1986 Scatman Crothers actor (Louie-Chico & the Man), dies at 76

    For November 26
    Pelagius II becomes Pope
    When assistance from Emperor Tiberius II of Byzantium was not forthcoming, Pelagius convinced the Christian Franks to defend Rome from encroaching Lombards. He attempted to end a schism in the Church over the Three Chapters Controversy and began a controversy of his own when St. John IV the Faster, bishop of Constantinople, assumed the title of "ecumenical patriarch" (a position that made him the equal of Pelagius, if not his superior). Pelagius was also responsible for building projects in Rome and turned his home into a hospital that was of great assistance when the city was struck by a disastrous flood. He himself died of the plague.

Manson family member Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme found guilty of attempting to assassinate President Ford. It is unclear why anyone would want to assassinate such an uninteresting president.

Sex Pistols single Anarchy in the UK released. The song later appeared on Never Mind the Bollocks. Sadly, it has yet to be equalled.



leviathen said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!

Dude 41 years old! yowsa! J/K



Elson - son of El (El means God in hebrew) said...

my brother in Christ,

i thank God for His love for u. blessed are you and your family by the Lord who loves u. may the Lord keep u and ur family in His love. in Jesus name, Amen.

brother, i have just done a post. look out for the las line which included a verse from Psalm 36. the Holy Spirit prompted me that this is talking about the Noah's Ark. hope that u may the beauty in that verse and praise the Lord.

Jesus loves u,

Elson - son of El (El means God in hebrew) said...

hope that u may see the beauty in that verse and praise the Lord.

forgot to add the word 'see'...HAHA