Hi Speakies, welcome to August!! When I was younger August meant it was time to go back to school( well here in Florida at least) and I knew my summer vacation was over. Now as an adult August is just another month that seems to blend in with the rest of the year that goes by so fast. Hopefully through out the month of August I will be able to entertain all you Speakies and share some stories as well as some interesting facts to say the least. So, let's get started.
Son of Zippy
Month Long Food Observations......
National Sandwich Month- Cheesesteak for me please!!!
National Peach Month- Peach cobbler sounds good!!
National Catfish Month- Cajun Catfish from Publix is pretty good. Try it!!
Who's celebrating a birthday.....
1779 Francis Scott Key Composer of U.S. anthem The Star Spangled Banner
1819 Herman Melville Author( Moby Dick)
1933 Dom DeLuise Bkln NY, comedian, actor (End, Cannonball Run, Fatso)
1942 Jerry Garcia SF, rocker (Grateful Dead-Uncle Joe's Band)
1959 Joe Elliot rocker (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages)
On this day.......
1794 Whiskey Rebellion begins
1831 London Bridge opens
1960 Chubby Checker releases "The Twist"
1964 Beatles' "Hard Day's Night, A," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
1981 MTV premiers at 12:01 AM
1987 Mike Tyson beats Tony Tucker to become undisputed boxing champ