Flog Not!

So said the United States Army today in 1861 when they abolished flogging as a punishment.

Go not!

So the first traffic light said when installed today in 1914 in Cleveland, Ohio.

On a more positive note

–          Kentucky’s world-renowned writer, Wendell Berry was born today in 1934.

–          The Beatles released “Revolver” today in 1966. Let’s all sing! “We all live in a yellow submarine”. I know I have friends who believe this to be the greatest rock album ever released, but seriously…a yellow submarine?

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My favorite country torch singer was born today in 1943. Sammi Smith gave us “Help Me Make It Through the Night”, “Saunders Ferry Lane”, “There He Goes” and “Kentucky”. Ms. Smith could have you cryin’ in yer beer quicker’n anybody I know (or spelling funny).

And that’s a good thing since today is also International Beer Day!

Let’s celebrate with a;

Sheltowee Hop-a-Lot IPA

Sing! “It’s 32 and rainin’ here this mornin’ and I’ll make a bet that rain’ll turn to snow.”

Cheers!

Roger

8/5/2012.

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