If this is your birthday, congratulations! It's also the birthday of Drummer Paul Deakin, born in  Miami, Florida, in 1959. He helps found The Mavericks, whose eclectic brand of country nets two awards apiece from the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music as Vocal Group of the Year in the 1990s. Happy 56th, Paul!

This Is V J Day!

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VJ Day marks the end of WWII, and the cessation of fighting against Japan. It is called "Victory In Japan Day or "Victory Over Japan Day".

On September 2, 1945, the Japanese formally surrendered aboard the U.S. battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. President Truman declared this to be V-J Day.

The battleship USS Missouri was chosen for the formal surrender ceremony, as she was named after President Truman's home state.

Now Let's P-A-R-T-Y!

Mario Tama

Concho Valley birthdays include:   


Lonnie Briley, 59. From his wife, Teresa.

Vicci Lovelace, old enogh. from Aunt Barbara and Uncle Joe.

No wedding anniversaries to report.