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  • ross1948 05:20 on August 13, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Empire Downie Street Stratford, International Left-Handers Day   

    International Left-Handers Day August 13th – Quiz! 

    Many years ago, one of my cousins in Ontario was having a beer with me, standing at the bar in Stratford’s Empire, on the corner of Downie Street..


     – alas, a fine place no longer there –


    ….when he suddenly observed …

    Hey, Ross, I never knew you were a lefty!’

    Since we had been discussing family history ( since we were actually located in a watering-hole founded by an ancestor!) I was taken aback and began to mouth an indignant denial.

    Then I realised he was referring not to ideology but to which hand I was using to raise my glass of Molson’s beer.



    I had never heard the word used in a non-political sense!

    However, many political people are left-handed, and not all of them have been on the left.

    Here’s a quick quiz!

    Which of the 10 US Presidents since 1960 are or were left-handed?

    ( not counting President Trump, because I don’t know about him)

    Answers at the bottom of the page







    Barack Obama, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton.

  • ross1948 13:04 on August 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    International Left-Handers’ Day – 13th August! 

    North Americans often call left-handed people ‘lefties’ – you can imagine my discomfiture at being thus described.


    But today I mark the 13th August merely by showing you some photos of left-hands, along with the rest of the bodies concerned!



    Roro Fitria’s left hand is partially obscured, but I’m sure you don’t mind! 


    Baby Margaretha’s left hand is held high, perhaps as a distraction. Oops! That’s her right hand – I guess I got distracted!



    And as for this member of the Duo Serigala, hers is very prominently displayed!

    Have a happy!

    PS –  before kill-joys complain that these ladies may not be left-handed, who cares?

    • JazPen 12:04 on August 11, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I just bumped into this from a few years ago, Ross.
      Can we have another celebratory post later this week?


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