below the divider doodle.
As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group is for us to check in at to let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected by such things as heat, blizzards, floods, wild fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, power outages, or other such things that could keep us off DKos. It's also so we can find other Kossacks nearby for in-person checks when other methods of communication fail - a buddy system. Members come here to check in. If you're not here, or anywhere else on DKos, and there are adverse conditions in your area (floods, heatwaves, hurricanes, etc.), we and your buddy are going to check up on you. If you are going to be away from your computer for a day or a week, let us know here. We care!We've split up the publishing duties, and this is our regular schedule:
That's the regular schedule,
but we welcome everyone in IAN
to do diaries for the group!
Every member is an editor,
so anyone can take a turn,
when they have
something to say,
photos and music to share,
a cause to promote,
If you would like to fill in,
a. post your request in thread,
b. send FloridaSNMom a Kosmail,
with the date you want to write for.
If you need someone to fill in,
FloridaSNMom is here on and off through the day,
usually from around 9:30 or 10 am eastern
to around 11 pm eastern.
If you'd like to be part of the Itzl Alert Network,
please leave a comment asking to join,
or send us a message asking to join.
We'd love to have you.
The bigger our network,
the less likely someone will be stranded all alone.
here we are again,
another bigjac Tuesday.
I'm posting events,
Chase's Calendar of events,
until further notice.
Plus a few items,
selected from other sources,
if I take time
to do so.
This is my new,
and here's the link,
in case you want to look for yourself:
By the way,
even if I'm tired,
even if I'm running late,
I read all this Chase's information carefully,
and delete any items
I know little to nothing about.
I do not copy and paste
the whole shebang,
and expect you folks
to wade through
the whole thing.
holidays for other countries,
when I don't know the history
behind the holiday,
and I delete
names of those who have birthdays,
if I've never heard of them,
or barely heard of them.
Here we go:
May 7, 2014
National School Nurse Day
225 years ago, in 1789 at New York City, the first US presidential inaugural ball was held--to honor new president George Washington.
In 1824, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony premiered at Vienna, Austria.
In 1915, the Lusitania sank after being hit by a German torpedo: 1,198 lives were lost.
Birth anniversaries of Johannes Brahms (1833-97), Robert Browning (1812-1889), Gary Cooper (1901-61), Archibald MacLeish (1892-1982), Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-93) and Johnny Unitas (1933-2002).
May 8, 2014
Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War (May 8-9, UN)
World Red Cross Red Crescent Day
V-E Day: Anniversary of the 1945 unconditional surrender of Germany to Allied Forces. The end of hostilities was set for May 9 at 12:01 AM local time.
In 1902, Mount Pelée erupted on the French Caribbean island of Martinique, killing all 30,000 inhabitants—except one—in the port city of Saint-Pierre.
Birth anniversary of Harry S Truman, 33rd president of the US (1884-1972).
Birth anniversary of blues musician Robert Johnson (1911-38).
Happy Birthday! Melissa Gilbert, Enrique Iglesias, Don Rickles, Toni Tennille
May 9, 2014
Military Spouse Appreciation Day
Lilac Festival, Rochester, NY (May 9-18). See www.lilacfestival.com
In 1941, British sailors captured an Enigma machine from a disabled German U-110 submarine. The acquisition was kept secret as Allied cryptographers started work on Axis codes.
Birth anniversary of James M. Barrie (1860-1937), playwright and author, creator of Peter Pan.
Birth anniversary of William Moulton Marston (1893-1947), psychologist who invented the lie detector and created the Wonder Woman comic books.
Birth anniversary of journalist and broadcaster Mike Wallace (1918-2012).
Happy Birthday! Candice Bergen, Albert Finney, Glenda Jackson, Billy Joel
Copyright 2013 McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC
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Hope you're doing well,
but even if not,
tell us about it.
We're here to listen.