Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Four Special Days

Remember the Alamo!

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.  

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