Wednesday, May 30, 2018


A rather routine day for Sparrow on The Diary of a Nobody. He frets over his low sleep total so far this week, discovers the coffee in the sack is not identical to the coffee in the can and, at the retailer, an older gentleman buys and returns the exact items he bought and returned last week, which reminds Sparrow of his dad.

Today’s Thought for the Day is from two years ago and features one of my all-time favorite quotes, from Gerald Ford. He talks about us citizens getting about as good of government as we choose to make it. Those who have followed my Congressional and US Senate campaigns know I talk about this every hour on the hour. We will always get the government we elect and if we aren’t happy with it we have only ourselves to blame.

On This Date: 
In 1868: Memorial Day – then known as Decoration Day – is observed in the United States for the first time.

In 1894: Bob Lowe of the Boston Beaneaters – now the Atlanta Braves – becomes the first major leaguer to hit four home runs in a game, in the second game a doubleheader vs Cincinnati. Lowe had gone 0-6 in the first game.

In 1970: Ray Stevens moves into the #1 spot in Billboard’s Hot 100 with Everything Is Beautiful. It’s the first of two #1’s for Stevens, and earned him a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

Have a good day,



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