On this day in 1836, The Alamo fell to overwhelming Mexican forces. "Remember the Alamo" became the rallying cry which propelled the Texans to finally defeat the Mexican army at San Jacinto, thus winning independence for the Republic of Texas.
Happy 100th Birthday Oreo Cookie
You need no introduction.
Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Barrett Browning
|How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43)|
|by Elizabeth Barrett Browning|
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal grace. I love thee to the level of every day's Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light. I love thee freely, as men strive for right. I love thee purely, as they turn from praise. I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.
Happy Anniversary to Me
Finally, 19 years ago today, I married the father of my son. Not the love of my life, but since I was pregnant, I felt like I had to go through with it. It wasn't the first mistake I've made, and certainly wasn't the last.
My marriage didn't even last a year, so I can honestly say that I've never had a wedding anniversary.
However, I did end up with a son who, despite my best efforts to totally screw him up, has somehow become a man I am very proud of.