On this date in June, 1944, more than 120,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches in Normandy, France in an invasion code-named D-Day. The all-out assault of the heavily manned and fortified German-held beaches was the beginning of the end of Nazi Germany. More than 10,000 troops were killed, wounded or captured in the bloody assault. We are free to do as we want in America due to the valor of the brave men and women who sacrificed themselves this day in 1944 and to the men and women, past and present, of our armed forces.
It's Friday at last and I have another chance to saunter over to AREA 51 and see my pals. It's Karaoke night at Lakes Cafe and Pub, and I'm pretty sure that will be one of my stops. Presuming that I practice my sauntering and don't sit down in my recliner to watch the news before leaving, chances are that tonight will be an evening of fun.
The Belmont Stakes is running tomorrow and my money is on Big Brown, the colt that won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. I'm hopeful that the crack in his left front hoof is or has healed properly and the gallant horse can go all the way and win the Triple Crown.
The CAT Award has two nominations as of today, with nominations being open to everyone until Monday at noon..
Jude nominated Catholic priest Michael Plfeger, whose racist speech about Hillary Clinton given before the Trinity United Church of Christ, raised political and moral eyebrows everywhere. "Father" Plfeger has since been given two weeks off by the Catholic church to "reflect" upon his words.
Sherry has nominated the credit card companies, specifically Citibank for their priceless handling of late fees incurred by a woman who had passed away two months earlier.
You can visit either journal by clicking their journals located on my sidebar. Jude's journal is called "My Way" and Sherry's is called "Sherry's Weight Loss Journey." Stop by and say hello if you get the chance. I sure you will enjoy your stay.
The Pictures: Today's pictures of the D-Day landing are dedicated to the men and women of the Allied forces who sacrificed themselves for freedom. God bless our men and women of the armed forces, past and present, and God bless America.
This Date In History: 1703; Work begins on the city of Saint Petersburg, Russia, meant by Tsar Peter I (the Great) to be a "window on Europe." 1925; Under Walter P. Chrysler, a former General Motors executive, the Maxwell Motor Corporation becomes the Chrysler Corporation. 1944; In the largest seaborne invasion in history, known as D-Day, over 120,000 Allied troops land on the beaches of Normandy in German-occupied northern France. 1978; California voters overwhelmingly approve Proposition 13, which cuts local property taxes by more than two-thirds, sending many local governments into financial crisis.
Birthdays: Diego Velazquez, painter (1599), Thomas Mann, novelist and short-story writer (1875), Sukarno, Indonesia's first president (1901), Bill Dickey, professional baseball catcher (1907), Bjorn Borg, Swedish professional tennis player, winner of 11 grand slam tournaments including 5 Wimbledon titles (1956).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming:
A sailor and a pirate are drinking at a waterfront bar and they proceed to swap sea stories. The sailor notes the pirate's peg leg, eye patch and hook.
The sailor says, "Tell me, how did you come to lose that leg?" The pirate says, "A black squall swept me overboard. While I was in the water, a shark snapped my leg off and I've had this peg leg ever since."
The sailor says, "Wow! And how'd you get the hook?" The pirate replies, "Some scurvy dog with a cutlass hacked my hand off and I've had this hook ever since."
"Amazing!" says the sailor. "And what about the eye patch?" The pirate replies, "A seagull shit in my eye."
"A seagull?" asks the sailor, a bit incredulous. The pirate say, "Yeah, it was my first day using the new hook."
From Verizon Wireless, I give you the next installment of that familiar phrase that we all know and love.
That's it for today my little honeydews. Have a safe and great weekend and more on Monday.
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