Thursday, March 01, 2007

Cross to Bear, Mommy Dearest, -and- Alone

Cross to Bear - William and Mary to lose $12 million donation
Mommy Dearest - woman sells 5-month-old daughter to buy car
Alone - toddler escapes mom and rides NYC subway

On this day in history: March 1, 1932 - A man climbs a makeshift ladder to the 2nd floor of Charles Lindbergh's New Jersey home and snatches his twenty-month-old son, Charles Jr. Whoever took the baby left behind a poorly-written ransom note demanding $50,000 in small bills.

Born on this day in history: March 1, 1917 - Dinah Shore (1917 - 1994) singer, actress. She began singing in 1938; won ten Emmys for various TV shows including "Dinah Shore Chevy Show," 1956-63; advocate and promoter of sports for women.

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Today's Video: Welcome Home

It is cold again today. It was 41 degrees outside this morning, according to Mr. Nitro's temperature display. It was 56 degrees inside my office at that time (7:30 AM). Fortunately, there is very little wind. There is the possibility of sunshine today. The sun appears to be attempting to emerge from behind the clouds. Hopefully, it will soon appear and warm the world outside my (now 68-degree) office.

Of course, there is also the possibility that the sun will continue to hide, the wind will come, and rain will fall. Yikes! What a dismal possibility that is!