Monday, June 22, 2009

Today in History

1342: Bilbo Baggins returns to his home at Bag End, (Shire Reconning)
1633: Galileo Galilei forced to recant Earth orbits Sun by Pope (but on Oct 31, 1992, Vatican admits it was wrong)
1772: Slavery outlawed in England
1808: Zebulon Pike reaches his peak
1815: Napoleon abdicated his throne for the second time after his defeat at Waterloo.
1847: Doughnut created
1870: Congress creates Department of Justice
1939: Future Queen Elizabeth of England meets future husband Philip
1944: F.D.R. signs GI Bill
1970: President Nixon signs 26th amendment, voting age lowered to 18
1981: Mark David Chapman pleads guilty to killing John Lennon
1990: Florida passes a law that prohibits wearing a thong bathing suit (Amen...)


I was born! Yep, they say it's my birthday. 28 years ago today was the start of it all. My poor parents dealt with a crabby, finicky, colicky baby for quite some time. Then at age 6 months they had to put me on a diet because I was such a chunk. Eventually, I became happy, slimmed down and stopped being their source of worry and pain and instead became a perfect specimen of a daughter.

Okay, I'm done laughing now, so you can be done, too! Thanks for life, Mom and Dad!

Information found here and there.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday - you "perfect" specimen of a daughter you! (Actually, it was at about 6 months that we had to put you on a diet - remember - 9# at birth?!?)
But you have been about as close to a perfect daughter as one can get without having sent you off to join a convent.
Love You Baby Girl! I hope your day is wonderful, and the year ahead the happiest ever.

Candy said...

I'll take that. ;-) Thanks Mom! Love you too!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday girl!!!!!


Sarah said...

Happy Birthday Candy! Celebrate and enjoy!!

Deb said...

Happy Birthday Candy! Hope you have a wonderful year! Deb S.

Heather Forcey said...

Happy Birthday Candy! You deserve to have the best day ever!

Carroll Swager said...

Happy Belated Candy!!! Hope it was great! Keep those fabulous blogs coming! Mark & I love keeping up with all your adventures & "misadventures"!!! Love ya!

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday Candy! Hope you had a wonderful day. Julie

Sarah said...

Happy 28th! I didn't realize we were about half a year apart. I'll be joining you in January. :)