What do you get when you cross a hopeful, home-treadmill owner with a cut power cord, straight out of the packaging?
Last night, our treadmill was delivered. It crossed hundreds, nay thousands of miles to reach us on St. Paul Island. As Dear Hubby and I unpacked each individual part, my excitement grew, and his “Hurry up, the Lions are on” kicked into high gear. And then we saw it; the thing that brought my high hopes to a screeching halt. The cord that connects the motor to the display board was slashed almost entirely through. Oh what a cruel world.
In other, brighter-side news, the Detroit Lions won their Monday Night Football game against the Chicago Bears. The legendary Barry Sanders replaced the controversial Hank Williams Jr. as the lead-in for the game. It was more appropriate that way, as the entire country loves Barry Sanders (except all the former players he made look like amateurs as they missed tackle after tackle.)
This victory makes my (former) Lovable Losers 5-0 for the first time in 1956. Gee, I wonder what life was like back then…
Elvis Presley has a hit on the charts for the first time with “Heartbreak Hotel.”
Doris Day records her most famous song: Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be).
Norma Jean Mortenson legally changes her name to Marilyn Monroe.
General Electric/Telechron introduces model 7H241 “The Snooz Alarm,” first snooze alarm clock ever.
Baseball pitcher Don Larsen of the New York Yankees throws the only perfect game in World Series history in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers. Yogi Berra caught the game.
To Tell the Truth debuts on CBS-TV.