Monday, April 06, 2009

The Kids are Alright, Hang 'em High!, -and- Stop the Presses

The Kids Are Alright - Ohio teen girl saves 76-year-old man from drowning
Hang 'em High! - power outage leaves Six Flags thrill seekers dangling
Stop the Presses - NY Times Co. threatens to shut down Boston Globe

On this day in history: April 6, 1868 - Mormon prophet Brigham Young marries 23-year-old Ann Eliza Webb. This is Young's 27th wife, 18 of which are still married to him.

Born on this day in history: April 6, 1937 - Merle Haggard (1937-) Born in Bakersfield, CA, country singer-songwriter Merle Haggard began playing in the country band of San Quentin prison, and, upon parole, formed a band in 1965. Their single, "I'm a Lonesome Fugitive," (1967) hit big, followed by a string of No. 1 singles, including Haggard signature "Okie from Muskogee" (1969). Since then, he's released close to 70 albums and 600 songs. In 1994, in 1994, his 38 No. 1 hits earned him induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Scripture of the Day: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. - Philippians 4:6

Video of the Day: How to Beat the Claw Machine - submitted by Jay

Imagine my surprise when I saw how neatly my neighbor had stacked his firewood! Click to enlarge.

Yesterday was easily the most beautiful day of the year to date! It was sunny and warm (78°), the sky was blue and clear, and the birds sang loudly and with great enthusiasm. A gentle breeze was an excellent compliment to the day.

Following service at Harvest Christian Center, a fellowship barbecue was held. A church member had anonymously gifted a large barbecue, and another church member had anonymously gifted a large ice chest. Hot dogs and hamburgers were grilled on the new barbecue, and a vast array of side dishes and desserts covered a long table. Approximately 100 people were in attendance. I photographed the event and will post the URL here when I have completed a slide show of select images from the 250+ photographs I took.

When we arrived home following the fellowship barbecue, I determined that it was an excellent time to wash Mr. Nitro. I spent a good deal of time washing him by hand. When I had completed the washing process, I sprayed him with anti-spotting rinse, using the Mr. Clean system. I took him for a quick run to the local cemetery and back to air dry him He gleams!