Good morning (if you’re in the right time zone)! It’s Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, and also National Cherries Jubilee Day, which is basically ice cream, cherries, and rum: a dessert that went the way of bell-bottom pants. On this day in 1890, the Mormon Church officially renounced polygamy under pressure from the U.S. government, though of course some sects still practice it. On this day in 1975, Dougal Haston and Doug Scott reached the summit of Everest via the Southwest Face, the first conquest of the mountain by any of its faces (have a look at the face and see how tough that was).
Notables born on this day include F. Scott Fitzgerald, one of my literary heroes (1896), Severa Ochoa (1905), and Linda McCartney (1941). Those who died include Hans Geiger (1945), Dr. Seuss (1991), and mountaineer Barry Bishop (1994). Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili is waiting for Godot (metaphorically):
A: What are you doing?Hili: I’m waiting for a miracle.A: What miracle is that?Hili: That I would feel like moving.
Ja: Co robisz?
Hili: Czekam na cud.
Hili: Że mi się będzie chciało stąd ruszyć.