I didn’t realize till recently how historical the Month of February is until quite recently.
It kicks off with Ground Hog’s Day (my favorite “holiday” of the year as it signals spring is six weeks away no matter what Punxsutawney Phil does). My Mother always said that if you can survive winter till February 2nd, you’re going to survive the year.
Then the month quickly moves on to Lincoln’s Birthday on February 12th a former holiday which, along with Washington’s Birthday on February 22nd, is now celebrated with the innocuous and meaningless “Presidents Day” (designed to make us forget our history) on the third Monday. I much preferred the old way where we had holidays that meant something. Who the hell wants to celebrate Herbert Hoover?!
And, last week, I wrote a post about February 19th, 1942 and the infamous Executive Order 9066. If you missed it, you can read it later, but don’t go yet).
Last night, while listening to podcasts at 2:00 a.m. in the morning (I don’t sleep) I found out about this Academy Award Nominated Short “A Night at the Garden” which took place on February 20th, 1939. I’ve started a new feature call “Movies Without the Popcorn” — vids I’ve found while surfing the web. Check it out.
You could almost replace the speaker with another President whose number is 45.
Note: I have to give credit where credit is due. I found out about this from one of my fave podcasts “On The Media” from WNYC Public Radio. If you’re a progressive and you’re not listening to this … you should.