Sunday, June 9, 2013

June 10, 2013: When lightning strikes.

On this day in 1752, Benjamin Franklin’s kite was struck by lightning. Okay, first, just walk around Walt Disney World and look at the lightning rods. Orlando is probably the lightning strike capital of America. We have been in several buildings that have been struck by lightning. Two years ago we were in Le Cellier when that building was struck by lightning. They cams to warn us that the fire department might be in the building; evidently it is policy that they respond to any building struck. Also, do not forget that Benjamin Franklin is cohost with Mark Twain of The American Adventure.

Today is Iced Tea Day. Have some. Most restaurants serve it. Drink it.

On this day in 1949, Kevin Corcoran was born in Santa Monica, California. Kevin worked in Old Yeller, The Shaggy Dog, Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with the Circus and Pollyanna. Let’s visit the Story Book Circus in New Fantasyland.

On this day in 1944, Joe Nuxhall, the old left-hander, became, at 15, the youngest player in major league baseball. Nuxhall played most of his career with the Cincinnati Reds and was an announcer with the reds from 1967 until 2007. You know where we’re going, Casey’s of course.

On this day in 1922, Frances Gumm was born in Michigan. An actress / singer, Miss Gum probably got her big break in a role that Shirley Temple turned down. Frances is adored a revered for her turn as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz under her stage name of Judy Garland. Go to The Great Movie Ride and enjoy recreations of scenes from Oz.

Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.

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