Monday, February 22, 2010

Uncle Pax's Almanac: 02/21/10

Good Morning from Utopia New Jersey, where we find the snow-pack slowly melting away as we brace for several days of soaking rains.  I'd prefer more snow, but you can't change the weather, so there is no reason to complain.

Today in 1956, Elvis Presley had his first number one hit in America, Heartbreak Hotel.

If you are feeling like the Father of Your Country, and it's your birthday today, cross the Delaware, because you share the date with George Washington.

And today's quote comes from the first president: "Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company. "

Today's obscure term is "Fire Extinguisher".  It was used primarily in the 1920's and has nothing to do with putting down some flames - do you have any idea what it meant? 

Here's wishing you all a productive, peaceful day.

1 comment:

Shoebee said...

Paxie, you and Whatshisname need a fire extinguisher for your late night romps? I hope not, because I think you are too old for a chaparone....