Birthdays For January 18th + Thesaurus Day
If this is your birthday, congratulations! You share the same date as these two names in country music.
Bobby Goldsboro, born in Marianna, Florida, in 1941. His sentimental "Honey" sells a fast 1 million copies in 1968. He also earns a Top 10 country hit with his 1971 single "Watching Scotty Grow" and writes Johnny Darrell's "With Pen In Hand" and Brenda Lee's "The Cowgirl And The Dandy".
(Bobby in 1993) Happy 75th, Bobby!
Also celebrating today:
Mark Collie, born in Waynesboro, Tennessee in 1956. He scores two Top 10 singles, "Even The Man In The Moon Is Crying" and "Born To Love You," during the 1990s and becomes a spokesman for diabetes. Mark is currently on ABC's "Nashville" television series in a recurring role.
Happy 60th, Mark!
This Is Theaurus Day!
Today, we celebrate the birthday of the author of Roget's Thesaurus. Peter Roget was born on this day in 1779.
The Thesaurus has been an invaluable reference book for hundreds of years. Students and writers use it to improve the quality of their literary work. Do you remember how the book works? After High School, many of us forget. If you have forgotten, you're in good company.
The Thesaurus lists synonyms (words with the same or similar meaning) for words. It allows you to avoid repetition in writing and speeches. It also lists antonyms...words with opposite meaning.
Concho Valley birthdays include:
Anna Vancil, 15. From her Mom, Dad and sister. Anna wins her choice of desserts today from Papa Murphys.
No anniversaries to report.