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Tidbits and Pieces- The Year 2002

The year 2002 is designated as the International Year of Ecotourism

The year 2002 is also designated as the International Year of Mountains

International days and years have been recognized as international observances by the United Nations.  An international dedication or an international anniversary is a period of time to observe an issue of international interest or concern.

General Hodge-Podge

K-Mart files for bankruptcy; US Airways, the seventh largest airline at the time, files for bankruptcy. After several years of financial woes, US Airways merges with American Airlines in 2014; Worldcom files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy; signs of huge water deposits found on Mars by the Mars Odyssey; the Euro becomes the official currency for twelve of the European Union’s Members.


US President, George W. Bush, makes his “Axis of Evil” speech, which is his first public speech after taking office; former US President, Jimmy Carter, is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for dedicating his life to promoting peace and democracy; US President George W. Bush creates the Dept of Homeland Security.


Tornadoes plow through several US states on Veterans Day; almost a half million acres in Oregon’s Siskiyou National Forest burn from wildfires; nearly 100,000 acres of land burn from wildfires in Colorado.


Kelly Clarkson, winner of the first American Idol competition, went from an anonymous singer to a nationally known talent. Kelly Clarkson has a big and delightfully mature voice and a down-to-earth charm and sense of humor. Kelly’s music genre is pop/rock. Kelly Clarkson.

A portion of Tennessee SR 17 is officially named for Tina Turner. Tina was born and raised in Nutbush, TN.

Tina Turner is one of the most dynamic female soul singers and delivers unique vocals and show-stopping performances. Tina’s music genre is R&B, pop/rock. Tina Turner.

Paul McCartney marries a second wife, Heather Mills; U2 perform at Super Bowl XXXVI’ Michael Jackson dangles his 9-month son over the balcony on his hotel room in Berlin. He later admitted it was a terrible mistake; Britney Spears, at 20 years old, is ranked by Forbes as the world’s most popular celebrity.

Something Extra

Tuesday, Oct. 24 is United Nations Day. This day celebrates the original enactment of the foundation charter for the UN, which came into effect in 1945. Its role is to promote world peace and social and economic development.  Also, to protect human rights and aid in cases such as famine, natural disaster, and war.

October is filled with fun days to look forward to.  Thursday, Oct. 26 is Pumpkin Day. Pumpkins represent October, as well as Halloween. Pumpkins begin appearing everywhere from the grocery store shelves, farmers markets, and as ingredients in many recipes and coffees.  By the way, pumpkins are a fruit. Plants that contain seeds are fruits and pumpkins contain a cup of seeds.


Friday, Oct. 27 is Black Cat Day. Black cats are beautiful and elegant but often seen as unlucky and mischievous. In fact, black cats are less likely to be adopted than other cats because those that are superstitious consider them bad luck.

My, oh my, this foolish world

Soap opera drama stuck in its twirl

Yep, some character surgery

May aid the world-weary

 Witless souls living a daymare

Paper dolls don’t know what to wear

Squinting won’t make it better

Hey, I saw two for one fetters

Let’s cop a shoulder-pad attitude

And turn the page on the rude

Here we go loop de loop, here we go loop de li

Internet spies stole the apple pie

In all the kerfuffle where’s respect

The need to connect is a disconnect

We’ve grown tired of the charade

The spineless masquerade

Though it may be hard to cope

We must never lose hope


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  24 comments for “Tuesday Chatter Weekly

  1. 10/23/2017 at 2:05 pm

    I thought what Michael Jackson did was earlier than that, but I guess 2002 is 15 years ago now.

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  2. 10/23/2017 at 2:39 pm

    Another reason I’ve seen that people don’t adopt black cats: they don’t photograph well. I’m serious. Personally, I love black cats. I love cats, anyway, but black cats especially. Every one we’ve had has been goofy and had lots of personality.

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    • 10/23/2017 at 5:13 pm

      Wow, I didn’t know they don’t photograph well. I guess they can easily blend in dark backgrounds. I love cats, as well, and I have no problems with black cats.


  3. 10/23/2017 at 3:27 pm

    Our black cat Midnight arrived on our farm looking gaunt and abused ten years ago. She lived in our barn all that summer and we finally coaxed her into the house that December. She adopted us and we just don’t know how we ever managed without her. Black cats rock! 🙂 xo

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  4. 10/23/2017 at 8:36 pm

    Black dogs don’t fare well in shelters either – but Tuxedo, one of my Shih Tzus, was black with a white ruff, and he was a sweetheart.

    2001 — 15 years that seem to have flown by in hardly any time at all. The reminder that stopped me COLD was Bush’s nasty push-through sneak attack that resulted in the creation of the Dept of Homeland Security before Congress could actually READ what they were signing into law. Shameful.

    It will, no doubt, go down in history as the American fascist manifesto that paved the way for the roll-back of civil liberties and the xenophobia we’re currently experiencing from the top in this country FOUNDED by immigrantion.

    At least I HOPE we’ve learned something since McCarthy and his henchmentin the 50s and the failure of Isolationism — and that things turn around in our very next election!! Is that information still taught in our public schools these days?
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
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    • 10/23/2017 at 8:39 pm

      Finger oops – Two thousand and TWO!

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    • 10/23/2017 at 8:50 pm

      I don’t know what is taught in our schools today and can only hope it is better than what was taught in my day. I am referring specifically to history because now we find there are so many holes in what we were taught. With that said, I’ve read some horror stories about what is taught today and feel our educational system needs a complete overhaul. Besides math and languages, what subjects can be applied to everyday life? Sure, there are better choices in higher education but I am referring to the basics and building foundations for continuing education and the application of in the real world.

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      • 10/23/2017 at 10:12 pm

        I pray that De Voss and crew don’t turn everything into sales and marketing. I can’t think of anything worse than the nonsense [supposedly not a] voucher system she has renamed “school choice.”

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  5. 10/23/2017 at 10:32 pm

    Loved the chatter!

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  6. Davy D
    10/24/2017 at 11:02 am

    This was one of the years that wasn’t really in my memory Eugenia, so thanks for the reminder. Seems a lot more happened over your way than in the UK in 2002.

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    • 10/24/2017 at 1:39 pm

      Yes, the next several years were busy in the US due to 9/11. Plus, I touch only on a few of the events that take place.

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  7. 10/24/2017 at 1:12 pm

    So it was United Nation Day today, and nobody here could spare a minute or a word for unity! And we keep celebrating different versions of the same thing – Valentine’s/Rose/Friendship Days …. etc. etc.

    These two lines are beautiful

    ‘In all the kerfuffle where’s respect

    The need to connect is a disconnect’

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    • 10/24/2017 at 1:41 pm

      I agree with you about UN Day. Pumpkin Day will probably draw more attention. I am glad you enjoyed the poem.

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  8. 10/24/2017 at 1:30 pm

    Wow it doesn’t seem that long ago! Thanks for another walk down memory lane

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  9. 10/24/2017 at 10:29 pm

    Yes, we must never lose hope especially when we are having a hard time coping. My chatter this week is a bit heavy…in fact, I got myself all upset and had to take a break. But I am glad I said what I had to say. Thanks for keeping the Cafe open.

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    • 10/25/2017 at 9:56 am

      Thank you, Patricia. I agree with your every word and left my comment in your post. The Cafe is always open.


  10. 10/28/2017 at 12:35 pm

    I remember this year so well, and I had two black cats.. 🙂 And your poem just perfect.. We must never lose hope.. xxx ❤

    Liked by 1 person

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