Sunday, June 6, 2010

Number 100

Wow, this is my 100th post! Hard to believe. My very first post to Drums In The Deep was wayyy back on September 6, 2009 which makes it exactly nine months from then until today. That means I have published new posts an average of 11.1 times per month, or one post every 2.7 days. I told you I was obsessive/compulsive. Didn’t believe me, did you?

Well, I don’t have anything in particular to talk about today, so I thought I would do a little bit of history research. I love studying history in case I never mentioned that before. Since this is my 100th post, I thought I would look up some things that happened 100 years ago, in 1910. Take a look at what I found:

Mother Teresa was born in 1910, as was famous mariner Jacques Cousteau. Bonnie Parker, half of the notorious Bonnie and Clyde duo, was born in 1910, and so was William Hanna, who was half of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon label. If you grew up in the 70's and 80's, you will no doubt recognize the Hanna-Barbera name. I think it was on about every other Saturday morning cartoon I watched as a kid. Speaking of Saturday morning cartoons, one of the ones I watched was Hong Kong Fooey. Hong Kong’s voice was famous jazz musician Scatman Crothers who was also born in 1910. You may also know Scatman as Dick Halloran from Stephen King’s “The Shining.” Last, but certainly not least, my Grandma Howard was born in January of 1910. Four more years and she would have been 100.

In 1910, a pair of famous painters died: Winslow Homer and Henri Rousseau. Also a trio of famous writers passed in 1910: Mark Twain, Leo Tolstoy, and O Henry. I think that last one was more famous for his candy bar than his writing. From the medical profession, Florence Nightingale, who made nursing a profession, and Elizabeth Blackwell, who is credited as the first woman doctor in America, both died. Also, King Edward the seventh of England died in 1910 after being king for only 9 years.

Here are some other things that happened in the year 1910:

A new land speed record of 131 miles per hour was set at Daytona.

The Boy Scouts of America was founded.

The planet Earth passed through the tail of Haley’s comet.

President Taft began the tradition of throwing out the first ball on opening day of baseball season.

The first Father’s Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington.

The Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institute opened to the public.

Orville Wright opened the very first flight school in Montgomery, Alabama.

Wow, 1910 was a busy year! So that’s what was happening 100 years ago. It would have been interesting to live at that time, with airplanes and automobiles the latest technology. I like computers and cell phones and all the technology we have today, but I have to admit that those technologies complicate life a lot. I wonder what people will remember about us 100 years from now. Will they look back and say, “Wow, in 2010 they really did some amazing things.” Or will they look back and say, "What in the heck were they thinking?" I think I know the answer to that, but only time will tell.

Thanks for reading my 100th blog, hope you learned something today!

1 Timothy 6:17-18 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.

1 comment:

  1. I learned:
    "I have published new posts an average of 11.1 times per month, or one post every 2.7 days"

    That is not obsessive compulsive. Now posting every single day, and sometimes two and three times a day...I might think you O.C. ;)

    You learn something new everyday!

    CONGRATS on your 100th post! Let's celebrate! hot dogs and beans? lol (kidding)