17 November 2010

On This Day In History

On this day in history, the 17th of November, many important things have happened...

In 1855, David Livingstone discovered what is now Victoria Falls on the Zambia/ Zimbabwe border.

In 1950, 15 year-old Tenzin Gyatso was named the 14th Dalai Lama.

In 1973, Richard Nixon told the nation in a television address that he is "not a crook" in reference to swirling allegations concerning his involvement in the Watergate scandal.

In 1989, more than 15,000 protesters gathered in Wenceslas Square in Prague to call for the resignation of the country's communist government.

In 2003, my dear husband I went on our very first date to the Starbucks in Abilene, Texas. Although I was initially unsure about this dorky-but-charming upperclassmen, I soon realized we were meant to be. The conversation between us flowed so naturally that night they had to kick us out at closing time. (And Starbucks is open late!)

Each year, we (try to) commemorate this occasion
with a stop by the place where it all began...

[Sorry so fuzzy. It's an iPhone for crying tears!]

Clay orders a hot chocolate and I order a chai tea latte, just like our first date.
(Funny that neither of us got coffee!)

About three years after that fateful day, we tied the knot. And the rest, as they say, is history. :D


karen said...

we love how you celebrate 'the beginnings'...so glad for 'firsts' and for 'many mores'!
love, kmom and jdad

Ashley said...

So funny. Cody and my first date was for the same thing. I got hot chocolate and he got a latte. Yeah for warm beginnings. Hope you guys have a good holiday season

Mary Kay said...

How sweet! I love that ya'll still celebrate that date...a very important one!!! Many more happy memories!