On This DayPosted: May 17, 2020
On this Day in 1756 Britain Declared war on France, on what was called the seven years war.
On the same day in 1792 Merchants formed the New York Stock Exchange.
May 17, 1875 the first Kentucky Derby was run.
On this day in 1938, Ed Carter was born.
It is appropriate that he arrived on the same day as these previous events because he always liked the British so much more than the French. He believes in capitalism and all things the stock market represents and has never shied away from a good excuse for a drink like they do at the Kentucky Derby.
It is quite amazing that my Dad has made it to 82, although he looks almost exactly the same as he always has. He is the most generous and hard working person on earth. In fact when I spoke with him today he was busy helping his “hay man” load 192 12-foot diameter round bales of hay on trucks.
So please wish my father a happy birthday. He doesn’t do face book, but I will forward any well wishes on to him.