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Tidbits and Pieces- The Year 2004
World leaders remember the 60th anniversary of D-Day; Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time since 1918; Facebook launched as a social networking site but limited to those groups chosen by Mark Zuckerberg; environmental protection laws dropped to allow increased logging in US National Forests; computer worm, my doom, is currently the fastest virus to infect the internet; Google debuts Gmail.
5,000,000 new cases of aids reported by World Aid Report and 3 million people have died; Lance Armstrong wins the 6th consecutive Tour de France cycling title; President George Bush wins against John Kerry; Martha Stewart, convicted of a felony, is sentenced to five months in prison; Spain elects a new socialist government; first same sex marriage is performed in Massachusetts.
Japan is hit with multiple quakes and typhoons causing loss of life and damage to the economy; Hurricane Charley devastates Jamaica, Cuba, and Punta Gorda, Florida including the surrounding area; Hurricane Frances pounds the southeast coast of Florida; Hurricane Ivan hits Grenada, Jamaica, Cuba and the panhandle of Florida packing winds at 130 mph; Hurricane Jeanne strikes Haiti causing devastation and loss of life and follows the same route as Frances through Florida; the worst quake in 40 years measuring 9.3 on the Richter Scale creates tsunami waves that sweep the coastlines of Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, the Maldives, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. At least 290,000 people are confirmed dead.
Music and Culture
Wardrobe malfunction for Janet Jackson during half-time show Superbowl XXXVIII; Kayne West releases his debut album The College Dropout, which won the 2005 best Rapper album; Luciano Pavarotti performs his last opera at New York Metropolitan Opera’s Tosca; 68th Masters Golf Tournament won by Phil Mickleson; Ronald Regan’s funeral is held at Washington National Cathedral; Shania Twain releases album Greatest Hits which became Billboard Album of the Year.
My husband and I took a road trip from Jacksonville, FL to Punta Gorda, FL, after Hurricane Charley. Punta Gorda is a small coastal city in southwest Florida – 2010 population 16,641. Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, made its mark by leaving a path of destruction. At that time, little did we know there would be 3 more major hurricanes to hit the state. A memorable year in Florida – The Year of 4 Hurricanes.
Let’s hitch a ride on maple leaves
Up and away from mindless thieves
As we swirl and twirl in the brisk cool air
Witless gossips gawk and stare
Their colorless jealousy not even green
Their purpose in life remains unseen
Empty talk at dinner begets no winners
The social dice roll not for beginners
Abracadabra a speed bump like a mantra
Ears to the ground reveal secret memoranda
Leaves cradle our souls as we drift in the sky
No expiration date to transcribe the Why
Tis time to noodle the thought by and by?
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