Thursday, August 19, 2010


Major Events of 1908

Ford Model T. introduced.
The first ever beauty contest is held in Folkestone, England.

Devastating earthquake hits Messina, killing 100,000.

"Young Turk" revolution in Ottoman Empire.

Bulgaria declares independence from Ottoman Empire.

Bosnia-Herzegovnia annexed by Austro-Hungary.

Crete votes for union with Greece (union is not fully effected until 1913).

"Tunguska Event" - meteor impact in Siberia. The explosion is equivalent to 1,000 Hiroshma bombs.

SOS becomes the standard radio distress symbol.

Mother's Day is celebrated for the first time.
Sixteenth Amendment to US Constitution (authorizing Federal government to collect income tax) is ratified.

Seventeenth Amendment to US Constitution, requiring direct election of senators, is ratified.

But most important event of the year was the birth of my Aunt Katie on September 21st.

This year we celebrate her 102nd birthday and feeling so very blessed to have her to love. Her mind is still sharp as a tack as the saying goes. When I go over to visit and be blessed by her I usually find her walking around in the yard raking or checking on bushes that may need trimming. I guess one reason for her longevity is to always staying active.

I and my family can't tell her enough how much we love her and what she means to us all.


  1. WOW!!!! 102!!! Happy Birthday Aunt Katie! raising a glass to you!

  2. She must be an absolutely amazing woman.