Thursday, July 06, 2006

This Day in History

This day in history;

In Nazi-occupied Holland, 13-year-old Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family are forced to take refuge in a secret sealed-off area of an Amsterdam warehouse.

In Hartford, Connecticut, a fire breaks out under the big top of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, killing 167 people and injuring 682.

In 1957, 15-year-old Paul McCartney attends a church picnic where he meets 16-year-old John Lennon.

And the most momentous occasion to occur on July 6:

Robert and Ida McDonald announce the birth of their first child, a son David in Decatur, Il. David survived Decatur public schools, graduated from Mc Arthur HS in 1975 and eventually graduated from Illinois State University in 1979. A long career in the film industry took him from the prairies of central Illinois to the metropolis of Chicago where he met and married Lynda Christiansen of Elmhurst. After managing the world through the company World Management, David settled in to a comfortable position with a large delivery firm, noted for their lovely brown color.

David and Lynda are parents of three children: Melanie, and twins Joshua and Jordan.

Best of all, David is my friend and the brother I never had. He must be special to put up with me, as we have known each other since *gasp* 1963. Our meeting may not have been as momentous and the meeting of Lennon and Mc Cartney, but it has been just as satisfying.

Happy Birthday my dearest friend! And to many more!

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