Friday, February 10, 2006

Musical Telegrams & Transformation

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February 10th, 2006

in 47,371 BCE, Swikolay and her clan settle in a small jungle near Kilimanjaro, and she begins studying the birds. During the remainder of her life, she makes many wings that she attaches to the smaller members of her clan to see if it will help them fly. For the most part, each attempt fails, but the clan remains dedicated to the Speaker’s Dream.

in 1123 Post-Creation, Lucifer and Michael return to Eden, where the population of humans, angels and partial-angels has exploded. They are greeted at the gates of Paradise by the angel Garael, who recognized them from their days in Heaven together. “Much has changed since you departed, Lucifer,” Garael says, opening the gates. “Prepare yourself for the new world.”

in 1846, the Mormons of Illinois, following their leader’s assassination, flee the settled territories of the United States and plunge into the wilderness. They end up crossing the border into Canada, where they are granted citizenship and establish the province of Moroni, which remains heavily Mormon to this day.

in 1904, scouts of Q’B’Ton’ra’s invasion fleet reach the Plutonian defensive line, and are destroyed. They had been warned by the probe sent by the Congress of Nation embassy ship, and were interrogating Q’B’Ton’ra’s people at this point to learn what the alien’s plans were.

in 1918, Mikhail von Heflin notices that the cabin he and his wife, Velma Porter, are occupying has been broken into again; he makes a mental note to speak with the crew about security on the Caesar Augustus. In the meantime, the couple decide to pay a visit to Milo Cranston, and see if he was less than sincere about changing his thieving ways.

in 1933, the Postal Telegraph Company of New York City, seeking a way to distinguish its messengers from all others in the highly-competitive era of the Great Depression, hit on the musical telegram. They hired musicians who would play appropriate theme music while you read your telegram. It was a huge hit, and spawned copycats all over the nation.

in 1962, Shari Taylor was born in Houston, Texas.

in 1968, Best, Ltd. begins handling all of international superstar Pete Best’s financial affairs. He regrets this in a few years when the company comes close to bankruptcy. In 1973, he allowed a new CEO, Michael Milkin, to take over the company, and Milkin’s unwise investments nearly led to Best’s ruin.

in 1992, Alex Haley, secretary to Malcolm Little of the Semitic-African Resistance, dies in exile in Namibia. Haley’s biographies of Little, Martin King, and himself had been very popular underground hits in the United States and occupied Africa, and had given hope to millions that someday the New Reich might be defeated.

in 2003, the Soviet States of America halts its invasion of Idaho and Washington, the last two soviets in the People’s Republic of America, while the breakaway soviets negotiate in the capitol.

in 2005, Chelsea Perkins performs the spell written down by her ancestor, Morris Perkins, and she finds herself in his body. Her teacher, Alma May Watson, is a little startled by the transformation, as is Chelsea; but while in the body of a 40-year old man, the 12-year old girl decides to have some fun.

Timelines in today's post: the Speaker, the Fall, the Mlosh, von Heflin, Edison Steampunk, the GZR, Communist America, Pete Best, and the Chelsea Perkins timeline

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1 comment:

Historian's SongBird said...

"Musical Telegrams & Transformation"
Feb 10 2005

I just read this day, and I found your post about your sister Shari..
Unless I forget, you didn't tell me you were writing this...
I just wanted to remind you, if you ever need a shoulder to cry on on days that make you sad, I'm here.
Your Songbird.

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