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May 16th ~ A Not So Trivia Tuesday

16 May
May 16th ~ A Not So Trivia Tuesday

Never fear, Tuesday is here!  No, it’s not really Tuesday, but I couldn’t resist sharing another one of the great things we’ve been doing.

One of the best things I love about my family, is that it’s always “family” time.  Working or playing it’s all about the family, and moreover all about the kids.  No matter where we’ve been, what we’ve been doing, and where we’re going in the future, family is always the largest part of the equation. 

It’s been said that kids are our future.  And if you take care of the future, the future will take care of you.  So having said that, it’s really all about the kids and grandkids isn’t it?  Raising them right, and making sure they now the past (which to me ensures their future successes). 

Now for some reason, no matter how old I am, I still fall under the classification as one of the kids or grandkids (depending upon who you talk to).  Now the oldest son (or grandson, again depends upon who you talk to), has children.  And even though I’m one of the kids, I also hold the parent/grandparent status and the oldest son/grandson now holds parent status too.  But we will forever be kids. 

Rather confusing isn’t it?  Ya, it is to me too, so don’t spend a lot of time trying to wrap your head around it.  That’s more trivia than either of us can whittle through on a Monday. 😛  It’s just safe to say that as long as elders are around you don’t hold the elder position.  And, I’m pretty ok with being classified as a kid. 😛

So young or old, kid or adult, family is always the most important part of our lives.  And I just can’t help but sharing some more of our great moments.

Ok time for that Trivia I promised for this date in history.

  • 1568     Mary Queen of Scots flees to England
  • 1860     Chicago:  Republican convention selects Abraham LIncoln candidate
  • 1861     Confederate government offers war volunteers $10.00 premium
  • 1863     Battle of Champion’s Hill, MS (bloodiest action in Vicksburg Campaign)
  • 1866     Charles Elmer Hires invents Root Beer
  •             Congress authorizes 5 cent piece to replace the silver half-dime
  •             US Treasury authorizes the nickel
  • 1914     American Horseshoe Pitchers Association organizes in Kansas City
  • 1918     The Sedition Act of 1918 is passed by the US Congress, making criticism of the govt an imprisonable offense
  • 1920     Joan of Arc is canonized a saint
  • 1927     Supreme Court rules bootleggers must pay income tax
  • 1939     Food Stamps are first issued
  • 1941     Germans made their last major air attack on Britain
  • 1956     Great Britain performs nuclear testing at Monte Bello in Australia
  • 1957     US launches 3 atomic submarines at Groton, Conn.
  • 1964     USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalatinsk USSR
  • 1965     The Campbell’s Soup Company introduces SpagettiOs under its Franco-American brand
  • 1966     Beach Boys “Pet Sounds” is released
  • 1987     Mark Lowry was born 2:02 am 😀

Now that’s some significant history, wouldn’t you say?  Here’s a few more quirky historical details.  However, they are more on a family level versus a historical level, but I’ll share them so you can be in the loop too. 

Mark was born on his Great-Grandmothers birthday (May 16th).  He was the first son/grandson/great-grandson born into the family.  And his son, Blake (born May 10th) is the first grandson, great-grandson, great-great grandson born into the family.  I think there may be some more greats in there but you get the idea.  I also think you can see a trend developing here, and I dare ya’ to say that three times real fast.  

With so many firsts already under his belt, life has never been a dull moment for him, or for us either!  We are all so proud of this “kid” (Ha!  I kinda like that. :P)  that words could never say how proud we are of him.

Here’s some great photos to help commemorate his birthday.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK!

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All this great information I got from HistoryOrb.com.  Head on over and check ’em out. 

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