Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wrong Way Corrigan Day, Peach Ice Cream Day, and Be Entertained

Wrong Way Corrigan Day - Today, we celebrate Wrong Way Corrigan Day. Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan … was an American aviator. In 1938, after a transcontinental flight from Long Beach, California, to New York, he flew from Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York, to Ireland, even though he was supposed to be returning to Long Beach.

He claimed that his unauthorized flight was due to a navigational error, caused by heavy cloud cover that obscured landmarks and low-light conditions, causing him to misread his compass.

Corrigan’s “error” caught the imagination of the American public and inspired many jokes. The nickname "Wrong Way Corrigan" passed into common use and is still mentioned (or used as satire) when someone has the reputation for taking the wrong direction.

Peach Ice Cream Day - Today is also Peach Ice Cream Day. I do not intend to take any wrong turns today. In particular, I shall avoid unintentionally traveling to Ireland. I shall, however, snack upon two beautiful peaches Laura lovingly stowed away in my tote.

Peaches are one of the best flavors of the summer season. People wait for about 48 weeks for the peach harvest to ripen. And, when it does, for a few short weeks, its "peach everything!" In celebration of the harvest, the ice cream companies make peach ice cream. It is difficult to find other times of the year. Most major ice cream makers only produce it during the summer.