Monday, November 10, 2008

Fighting Back, Polly Earns a Cracker, -and- Ride Captain Ride

Fighting Back - homeowner guns down one of three intruders
Polly Earns a Cracker - parrot saved girl's life with warning
Ride Captain Ride - lone teen sailor almost halfway around world

On this day in history: November 10, 1940 - Walt Disney begins serving as a secret informer for the Los Angeles office of the FBI, to report back information on Hollywood subversives. He was made a "Full Special Agent in Charge Contact" in 1954.

Born on this day in history: November 10, 1483 - Martin Luther (1483 - 1546) Born in Eisleben, Germany, religious reformer Martin Luther began to attack the papal system in 1517, and is credited with leading the German Reformation, which culminated in 1530. Luther’s translation of the Bible is a landmark of German literature.

Scripture of the Day: "They have returned to the sins of their forefathers, who refused to listen to my words. They have followed other gods to serve them. Both the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken the covenant I made with their forefathers." — Jeremiah 11:10

Video of the Day: McDonald's: The Rap - submitted by Cindy

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The Weather: Saturday, the weather turned most foul indeed! Suddenly, without warning, lightning began to flash, thunder began to roar, and torrents of rain fell! It was certainly not the "slight possibility of rain" forecast by the weatherpeople! My brother came to dinner. Grilling was not an option! We had two DiGiorno Ultimate Supreme pizzas.

Sunday, the weather was beautiful! My brother came to dinner again, and we had grilled cheeseburgers and Fridays onion rings. We watched "Johnny Cash's America"—recorded a week prior on the DVR from the Biography Channel. It was easily the best biography I have ever seen produced by the Biography Channel. I remarked this, and Laura agreed. I highly recommend this to all.

Tomorrow morning at 11 AM, the Veterans Day parade will take place. The forecast is for cool (61°) but dry weather. Today is forecast to be 65° and clear. The wind that plagued us greatly Friday is, thankfully, not in residence today. Hopefully, the wind will not reappear soon.