Dons' musings about O Fallon Mo : March 2011

I am in Control Day.........

I am in Control Day.........

This day will always be on March 30th.  Why?

Control FreakOn March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was wounded in an assassination attempt.  Lots of confusion prevailed.  In the White House, then Secretary of State Alexander Haig was taken a little out of context when he said "I am in control here".   Instead of focusing upon the entire statement, people and the press focused upon these few words.  Political uproar eventually led to his resignation.  The political junkies in the room may not remember the day but they will remember the statement by the Secretary of State.

On that day, I am in Control Day was born.

As we all know history sometimes fades with time.  Alexander Haig's statement was all but forgotten.  Meanwhile, this special day continued on, and evolved.  People would come to think about this day in a different context.  They would personalize it into a day to get their life in control. In that sense, today is definitely a call to action.  "I am in Control Day" is your chance to get things in order and under control.  Are you ready?

Most likely, the first step is to take a deep breath and relax.  Now, assess the situation, and then get things under control.  Once you have accomplished this today, you can work on staying in control tomorrow and the next day and the next day and……..well you get the picture.

Important Note:  YOU don't want to forget the real roots of I Am in Control Day, as spoken by Secretary of State Alexander Haig in 1981.

     Linkin with Don Rogers     Follow Don Rogers

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Don Rogers is a licensed REALTOR® in Missouri.  I specialize in St. Charles County Missouri and have called O Fallon MO my home since 1993.  If you are looking to buy or sell or you are relocating to the area and would like information about the St Charles County MO area do not hesitate to give me a call at 314-954-6775 or if you would prefer to send me an email.

 

Comment balloon 20 commentsDon Rogers • March 30 2011 04:52AM
I am in Control Day…
share
I am in Control Day… This day will always be on March 30th. Why? On March 30, 1981 President Ronald Reagan was wounded in an assassination attempt. Lots of confusion prevailed. In the White House, then Secretary of State Alexander Haig… more
Something on a Stick Day…
share
Something on a Stick Day… Something on a stick day will always be on March 28th………. Something on a Stick Day celebrates things on a stick. What a GREAT way to start the week, this year anyway. Whatcha think? So what comes on a stick? Just… more
National Joe Day will always be on March 27th. Yeah…..
share
National Joe Day will always be on March 27th. Yeah….. National Joe Day is a chance to change your name, if only for a day. Many people do not like their given name I always thought that I was named after Donald Duck, but I digress. So some… more
This too Shall Pass
share
This too Shall Pass Isn’t it just like Mother Nature to spoil the best laid plans of mice and men? You make your plans never paying attention to the weather prognosticators. Why? Could it be because they are only right about 40% of the time? Or… more
Open House at 460 ‘F’ Benton Dr in St Peters MO…
share
Open House at 460 ‘F’ Benton Dr in St Peters MO… Drop by Sunday 3/27/2011 from 1pm to 3pm to get a firsthand look at this like new condo in Turnberry Gardens. The age of this condo may be ten years old but it looks like it is new and… more
Finally A Day We Can All Get Into, National Goof Off Day…
share
Finally A Day We Can All Get Into, National Goof Off Day… Why is it always March 22nd? This day won’t be found on any ordinary calendar but it may be found on one of those weird holiday calendars. Here's a day that just about everyone can… more
Monday Morning Motivation
share
Monday Morning Motivation Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. --- Thomas Edison With just a little more than a week left in the first quarter of the year and today being the first full day of… more
Are You Ready For Fragrance Day?
share
Are You Ready For Fragrance Day? Can somebody please tell me why Fragrance Day is always on March 21st? Now don't go and put up a stink about today. Today is Fragrance Day and I am giving everyone enough time to take advantage of it. It is… more
Home Buying Can Be Stressful Being Realistic Can Make It Stress Less!!
share
The home buying process can and at times may be stressful Why? Think about it, you are about to make the biggest single purchase of your life. As an educated and well informed home buyer you can make the process stress less. Yes I did say the… more
A Warning To All Home Sellers……..
share
A Warning To All Home Sellers…….. As the Spring home selling season begins to move in let me offer this up to you. Just like in the days of old when coming to a railroad crossing there was a sign a sign that read “Stop…. Look…. Listen” It was a… more
New Condo Listing in St. Peters MO
share
Photo Gallery Description 10+5K Property. Location! Close to Hwy. 70, minutes from shopping & restaurants & Rec-Plex, close to Lindenwood University and St. Charles Community College & more. Amenities! Affordable! Another $7, 000 price… more
National Quilting Day
share
National Quilting Day National Quilting Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in March. National Quilting Day celebrates fabulous quilts and those who make them. Definitely a ladies hobby, (although I have heard that there are some men that enjoy… more
Saint Charles County MO Real Estate Statistics February 2010 vs…
share
Saint Charles County MO Real Estate Statistics February 2010 vs February 2011 There are many reasons to live in St Charles County Missouri Chief among these are great restaurants, biking and walking trails, multiple vineyards and great… more
Oh Happy Day Today Is Goddess of Fertility Day
share
Oh Happy Day Today Is Goddess of Fertility Day This day will always fall on March 18th…. That sorta fits doesn’t it? You know early Spring and all! Goddess of Fertility Day celebrates Aphrodite and other gods and goddesses of fertility. In ancient… more
Happy Submarine Day……..
share
Happy Submarine Day…….. This is interesting because this holiday can be celebrated today March 17th or on April 17th. Now don’t go asking me why I don’t know the answer to that question. This is another question that can be asked. Submarine Day… more
Monday Motivation - Getting Past The Pain
share
Monday Motivation "The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win. " — Roger Bannister I have recently started to exercise again, after a long time away from anything that… more
National Potato Chip Day
share
National Potato Chip Day National Potato Chip Day and always on March 14th. This day celebrates the ever popular potato chip. Yummo! Potato Chips are America's #1 snack food. But, it’s not just a snack food. NOPE…It’s the potato of choice for many… more
Ear Muff Day???
share
Ear Muff Day Ear Muff Day is always on March 13th. Why you ask? On this day March 13, 1877, the United States Patent Office awarded Chester Greenwood patent #188, 292 for his invention. So, Ear Muff Day celebrates a warm invention… the ear muff!… more
Wentzville MO Real Estate Month over Month Statistics for February…
share
Wentzville MO Real Estate Month over Month Statistics for February 2010 vs February 2011 Located in the Heartland of America, near the intersection of Interstates 70 and 64 and less than an hour away from St. Louis and about 3 hours… more
Lake St Louis MO Real Estate Month over Month Statistics February…
share
Lake St Louis MO Real Estate Month over Month Statistics February 2010 vs February 2011 Lake Saint Louis MO began in 1966 as a private recreational lake community envisioned by developer Mr. R. T. Crow. In June of 1967, the Lake Saint… more