Today is William McKinley’s birthday. McKinley was born in Niles, Ohio in 1843 and, as the 25th President of the United States, was the last President to serve in the 19th Century and the first President to serve in the 20th century. When McKinley was assassinated his vice-president, Theodore Roosevelt, became the 26th President of the United States. A few years ago, we visited Canton, Ohio and the Pro Football Hall of Fame but Canton is also home to the last resting place of President McKinley, his wife, Ida and their two young daughters. The memorial was built entirely from private funds; no public money was used. Most of the money came from the donations of children. What is fascinating about the memorial is it’s landscaping. The entire memorial is laid out as a giant sword representing the power wielded by the President as the Commander in Chief. Let’s memorialize President McKinley as we do all the Presidents, by visiting the Hall of Presidents at the Magic Kingdom.
I could wander in here for days.
If you're in Canton, Ohio visit the McKinley Memorial.
If you click on this picture you can see the sword.
Also, look at Google maps of Canton
and view the memorial from the air, it is awesome.
Today is National Corn Chip Day. To be honest, I don’t like corn chips but add any number of flavors and I love them. Salsa, guacamole, barbecue, honey barbecue, so many flavors work well with corn chips but I still don’t like them alone. So, don’t eat them alone. I recommend that you go to EPCOT and get some strolling food at the Mexico Pavilion and get some chips and salsa to let your belly have a fiesta.
Walt Disney was working with Ub Iwerks and decided that he needed to get a job to help out the finances. Walt applied at the Kansas City Slide Company and was hired as an artist at $40 per week. Within the year, Ub joins Walt at the Slide Company and that is where they decided that they needed to get into the movie business. You see the Kansas City Slide Company made advertisements that played before movies in the movie houses of the day. When you see those ads that play before the movies today, remember that, at least in part, they are responsible for the Disney movie you are about to watch. Make your way over to Hollywood Studios and check out One Man’s Dream and the miniature museum that accompanies it.
Never one to pass up an excuse to visit Casey’s for a top-notch hot dog today is the day that the first players were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The roll call included: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson. So get to Casey’s, and chow down on a Hall of Fame hot dog… or two.
Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.