- Nine Eleven
- November 22, 1963
Needless to say, you probably know the significance of Number 2, it’s the date of the attacks on the U.S. World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the forced crash of a third suicide airplane in the fields of Pennsylvania. Number #3, for anyone who was living at that time, was the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Many people of a certain age can even recall where they were when they heard the news of Kennedy’s death. I certainly can recall where I was and even who took the phone call and made the announcement to the office area in general.
Today, I was eating lunch in a local coffee shop. The TV was on and the CNN news channel was broadcasting. What I saw was the news that Donald Trump has achieved the “sacred” number of votes needed to secure the Republication Party’s Presidential nomination. Trump is “in”, according to the “Rules of the Road”, Trump made the cut, Trump got the gold ring …can you think of any more idioms to say!
Much will be written about today’s feat by Donald Trump. I will not try to contribute to it because there’s not much I could say of any substance.
My contribution if any is call attention to the significance of numbers. I sat in that restaurant thinking that I will probably remember where I was when I saw that Trump achieved the Republication nomination guarantee goal of 1,237 delegate votes.
Here’s a link to the CNN story: http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/26/politics/donald-trump-has-delegates-to-clinch-gop-nomination/index.html
His running mate for vice president will be a very interesting topic of conversation; will we know who it is before the Republication convention???
And, the beat goes on, a little Sonny & Cher to rock your day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umrp1tIBY8Q