Sparrow and The Wife get some quality time together in the garden on today’s edition of The Diary of a Nobody…Since The Wife has been away a lot lately, it’s their first time in the garden all summer, with The Wife continuing the policy of watering the crap out of everything. Also, Sparrow explains why he is still following the old dress code at the retailer, instead of wearing whatever the hell he wants like is now permitted.
One year ago on The Thought for the Day Dorothy Canfield Fisher, an American educator and writer, talks about putting the same effort into our lives as we put into planning our vacations, about having a plan for our lives or not having a plan for our lives. It’s one of the few points that matter in our human experience.
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On This Date:
In 1863 – The Battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War ends after three days when the Confederate Army, under General Robert E Lee, is defeated by Union forces commanded by Major General Winfield Hancock in a battle History refers to as Pickett’s Charge. The battle marked the Confederate Army’s northern-most penetration in the war.
In 1966 – Tony Cloninger of the Atlanta Braves ties a major league record with two grand slam home runs in one game. Cloninger is the first pitcher, the first National League player and the fifth major leaguer to accomplish the feat. Since then, it has been done eight more times, most recently by Josh Willingham of the Washington Nationals in 2009.
In 1961 – Gary US Bonds is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 1oo for the second and final week with his only #1 song Quarter to Three. Bonds would follow that up with three more Top 40 hits through 1962 and while he continued to record after that he would remain off the charts until 1981 when This Little Girl went to #11.
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