Wednesday, September 19, 2007

On this day -- September 19

1796 - U.S. President Washington's farewell address was published. (Sheesh, even George was published.)

1876 - Melville R. Bissell patented the carpet sweeper. (Oh joy! Another housecleaning device.)

1881 - James A. Garfield died of wounds from an assassin. The 20th U.S. president lived for 11 weeks after the wounds were inflicted.

1934 - Bruno Hauptman was arrested in New York and charged with the kidnapping and murder of the infant son of Charles and Anna Lindbergh.

1955 - Argentina President Juan Peron was ousted after a revolt by the army and navy. (Don't cry for me, Argentina, la la la la la.)

1957 - The U.S. conducted its first underground nuclear test. The test took place in the Nevada desert.

1959 - Nikita Khruschev was not allowed to visit Disneyland due to security reasons. Khrushchev reacted angrily. (Did he bang his Mickey Mouse flip flops on the table?)

1970 - "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" premiered on CBS-TV. (You're gonna make it after all!)

1982 - Scott Fahlman became the first person to use :-) in an online message. ( :-) )

1995 - The Unabomber's manifesto was published by The Washington Post and the New York Times.

But most importantly, on September 19, 1978, at 6:30 a.m. Central European Time at the 97th General Hospital in Frankfurt, Germany (then West Germany), #1 son made his entrance into the world six weeks early. He weighed in at 5 pounds, 1 ounce and was 18 1/2 inches long.

Here's twenty-nine years compressed into a few photos.

One week old

New bike for his fifth birthday

Looking cool in middle school

Graduating from Auburn with his degree in architecture

Dancing with his new wife

His own new baby

Being daddy

I'm so proud of the man you've become.


Oh yeah. Today is "Talk Like a Pirate Day" too. Argh!


Jen said...

PM, how lovely!! The pic of him holding his own baby made me tear up.

Pat L. said...

Happy bday to your son. Love the photos; thanks for sharing.

Rhonda Nelson said...

PM, what a wonderful tribute! Happy B'day to your #1 son!

Smarty Pants said...

ARGH! That's a mighty fine son you hae there, Matey. I say we break out the rum and have a wee celebration!

Lynn Raye Harris said...

Oh, PM, I'm feeling teary eyed! That's so beautiful! And yay (or should I say argh me matey) to a fellow Virgo!!! Happy Birthday to your son. :)

My hubby told me it was talk like a pirate day. I thought he was pulling my leg. Guess not. :)

Nini said...

Awwww..that's so sweet! Happy Birthday to number one son!

As for the pirate thing:

Do you know what a pirate's favorite letter is?



Problem Child said...

Happy B-day #1 Son. And the baby is adorable!

Playground Monitor said...

I'm just so glad I didn't sell him to the gypsies when he was three years old and drew on his bedroom wall with a stick of margarine and painted the end of his bed with a bottle of Wite-Out. :grin: I suppose that was his artistic flair revealing itself at an early age.


Kathy said...

Ahoy, Mateys! Talk Like a Pirate Day, it be!! Arrrr!! What's a state that begins with an R? Arrrr-kansas! Who's a pirate's favorite actor? Peter Skarrrrr-sgarrrrrd.

Here's some Female pirate pick-up lines fer ye.
*Come show me how ye bury yer treasure, lad!
*Ye know, I've never met a lad with a real yardarm before.
*I can see your mizzenmast is in need of buffin'!
*Do ye fancy a climb in me riggin', matey?
*I've crushed 17 men's skulls between me thighs!
*C'mon lad, shiver me timbers!

Yo-Ho, Yo-Ho, PM-me bucko! Yer #1 son is a mighty handsome landlubber. It's lucky, ye be. Hip, Hip, Hoorrrrrr-aye!

According to So You Wanna Be A Pirate? Here's How! by John "Ol' Chumbucket" Baur and Mark "Cap'n Slappy" Summers my pirate name is....Fancy Chains Ridingcrop

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Barbara Vey said...

Ok, I had run to the bedroom because, of course, that's where I left the tissues. While I was looking at the pictures, all I could hear in my mind was the song "Sunrise, Sunset." I danced to that song at my son's wedding. Gotta go...ran out of tissues.

And Happy "Birth" day to you PM!

Instigator said...

Happy Birthday to your #1 son, PM! And I love the picture of him holding his baby girl. Isn't it wonderful how life comes full circle?


catslady said...

Extremely touching - thanks for sharing (love the wedding pic) argh.

Stacy S said...

What sweet pictures! Hope he had a great day. My hubby's is tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

very nice

Kelley St. John said...

Have mercy, PM. You made me cry.

Thanks so much. Now I need to go wake the youngest and smooch his face ;)