Good 40º morning. Looks like a break in the rain for today. Yesterday we got just over ½".
Today, Lord, I am so truly thankful for so many things.
You have Blessed me in many ways. Thank you for this wonderful country I am privileged to live in.. and for all of it's military, police, and fire heroes. Thank you also for the regular "Joe Citizen" heroes, like Todd Beamer, who put themselves out there to help any way they can. Thank you Lord for my wonderful family and friends. They are my greatest Blessings. Thank you Lord for all the critters you have put on this earth, my very own, especially. They teach us so much ... unconditional love, loyalty, and understanding.
Lord, comfort those who are in pain, without friends or family, without food. Thank you for the time I had with loved ones that have gone to be with you. They shall always be in my heart, thoughts, and loved and greatly missed.
Lord, continue to Bless and watch over my family and friends. Keep them safe. And please watch over our country and military. Please impart some wisdom into the pea brains of the political machines running this country. Give them judging abilities to help save our country instead of using their position for fame, fortune, and stepping stones for their personal political future. I know, Lord, a little soapbox in my prayer! Can't help it. Thank you. Amen.
Now here is a wonderful story ... a good one for our Thanksgiving holiday... Thank you Laura (Vincent) Virant... (former Temple City neighbor and pretty girl!)
*** Disclaimer *** I said yesterday the member of our LE/Fire group putting on the feed for Thanksgiving was a retired Benicia cop. Boy did I goof. His wife's name is Benita ... and he was an LAPD and Burbank copper! Sorry Dennis. Brain fart!
My sweet dear friend Patty (Hickey-Oshiyama-McNaughton) is helping her 'baby girl', Bailey, celebrate her 21st birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BAILEY!!!!
(Missy Bailey on her way to becoming a nurse! Go girl!)
Historically this date....
1859 – Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species, the anniversary of which is sometimes called "Evolution Day"
1950 – The "Storm of the Century", a violent snowstorm, paralyzes the northeastern United States and the Appalachians, bringing winds up to 100 mph and sub-zero temperatures. Pickens, West Virginia, records 57 inches of snow. 323 people die as a result of the storm.
1971 – During a severe thunderstorm over Washington state, a hijacker calling himself Dan Cooper (AKA D. B. Cooper) parachutes from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane with $200,000 in ransom money. He has never been found.
1974 – Donald Johanson and Tom Gray discover the 40% complete Australopithecus afarensis skeleton, nicknamed "Lucy" (after The Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"), in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia's Afar Depression. (This person lived between 3.9 and 2.9 million years ago! OMG)
And births this date include....
.... a very strange little man and very very strange art! He was famous for painting prostitutes and maids. Although, I did like his posters, they were interesting.<Self portriat. (How'd he do that??)
An American serial killer, rapist, kidnapper, and necrophile who assaulted and murdered numerous young women during the 1970s, and possibly earlier. After more than a decade of denials, he confessed shortly before his execution to 30 homicides committed in seven states between 1974 and 1978; the true total remains unknown, and could be much higher.
... Modern Family
I am wishing a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday to everyone.
All I know. Happy Thanksgiving everyone~! Don't eat too much. (Ha!) Ciao. BTW, comments are loved and appreciated!
National Sardines Day
Mmmmmmm.... I LOVE them on saltine crackers!