Thursday, August 24, 2006

Happy (belated) Babe-Elvis Day


I was on vacation last week and on a bit of a blog break and almost forgot about a much needed summer holiday. Wilkes-Barre needs a niche, this could be it. What I wrote last year still applies today.

Why don't we have more summer holidays? Memorial Day starts the summer and Labor Day ends it. The only mid summer holiday is Independence Day. We have 6 holidays between November and February. Why couldn't Washington, Lincoln and MLK Jr been born in the summer? And they certainly could have called off World War I a few months earlier. We need a holiday in August. I propose August 16. That is the day both Babe Ruth and Elvis Presley died. They are two of the biggest American cultural icons and it would be fitting to honor them.

5 comments:

PdQ said...

What's the W-B niche. W-B has no connection to these guys.

Anonymous said...

yeah what's the niche???? but like the idea..

Mr Republican said...

Have no fear; in a few years to come they will be celebrating a special birthday in July; GW Bush, our President's, who will go down in history as our greatest president.

Gort said...

The Babe did visit W-B once. I don't know about Elvis. People are always trying to think of ways to attract people to town so I figured if we have a festival in Kirby Park where people play baseball while being serenaded by Elvis impersonators it might attract a crowd. I ran it by my big idea guy, former Mayor Tom McGroarity, but he just kept mumbling something about his theater being stolen from him.

soccermike said...

When was Ford born?