Wet Weekend Check-in
Forecast here is hot/humid/rainy, so the fibro is angry. Which is fair. I'm not in a great mood. Had a rough few days emotionally, and then got the nightmare-sleep last night. Blah. Ouchie ouchie ouchie.
But tonight is Date Night at a launch party for a bakery/candy shop. Invite only. oooh-la-la! But casual. He and another friend of ours know the owner, so it's kinda in that "social circle". And my PTSD therapist wants me to do social events. Even if being in an enclosed space with lots of strangers is sorta social hell. Still, it's time with Hubby. It's in another county/town, so long drive there and long drive back, and we get together time. Fortunately, we spend time together in a car without issue 99 percent of the time. We're good travel buddies that way, LOL.
Today's Google doodle honors Susan Picotte, who was not only rare for being a woman doctor in the late 19th century, but for also being the first definite case of a Native American medical doctor.
In 1579, Sir Francis Drake claimed what we now call San Francisco Bay for England. That didn't stick, obviously. Still, nice try.
In 1876, Crazy Horse, leading Sioux and Cheyenne alike, kicked US General George Crook's butt. Later that same year, General George Custer went down to infamous defeat at Little Big Horn. Crazy Horse was part of that one, too. The "Great Sioux War of 1876", I'll note, didn't actually go too well for the whites. Overwhelming nasty force (including destroying their homes) heped lead to eventual the war's end and a treaty that set up the reservations and naturally negated any and all prior agreements b/c hey, why not. Pfft. BTW, most people don't know about the Rosebud River defeat of Crook, b/c Custer's in June was spectacular. Down to just about the last man, and Custer, ever a showy showman of a general, had a big popular profile. (In modern terms, he'd be all over Facebook and Twitter.)
Happy Birthday, Republic of Ireland! Established today in 1944, despite British insistence that Ireland was English turf. That happened a lot with Celtic peoples near the English. (Wales. Cornwall. Scotland...)
Meanwhile, if you think veterans get shafted now, try this on for size. Post WW-1, bonuses were up for debate in Congress. Over 10,000 veterans massed around the US Capitol, to no avail. The "Bonus Bill" was defeated. Now, bear in mind, this is 1932, and the Great Depression, and veterans were asking for a bonus they'd been promised long and often. Annnnd.... pfft.
OK, off to the chore list. May your weekend be wonderful!
(And safe. And healing. And safe. And healing. And.... well, you get the idea.)
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