Guess we could say the sky is crying...more about the "why" in a bit.
Our Hoosierland weather for our annual Black friday will be mostly cloudy for our area, some off and on light rain mainly to the north of town, and a high of around 41 degrees.
Now, let's get a nice hot drink poured and parked as we see what else has been going on...
*** First out of the bedroom is the answer to Wednesday's WHO SAID THAT? quote:
"To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do."
Victor Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885), who was a French poet, author and dramatist of the Romantic movement. Here is his WIKI:
If the name comes to mind, it's most likely due to either The Hunchback of Notre Dame or Les Miserables.
Though a committed royalist when he was young, Hugo's views changed as the decades passed, and he became a passionate supporter of republicanism.
Thankfully, much of his life is known and chronicled, and the WIKI does a good job of that. It's a long read, but worth the time.
*** Next up, it's time for the "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
NOVEMBER 25 -
---Today is National Parfait Day
---It's Shopping Reminder Day
DUH - as IF, right?)
---It's National Day of Listening
LEFTARDS out there?),
---it's National Native American Heritage Day
---It's Buy Nothing Day
---It's Black Friday
---It's National Flossing Day
---It's Maize Day
`---It's You'rewelcomegiving Day
*** Since it is week's end, let's see what the next 48 hours brings...
NOVEMBER 26 -
---Saturday is National Cake Day
NOW, we're talking!)
---It's Small Business Saturday
NOVEMBER 27 -
---Sunday is Craft Jerky Day
---It's National Bavarian Cream Pie Day
*** Next up, a very sad day for Fort Wayne and the world of ice hockey.
Bob Chase passed away yesterday around 2:40 A.M. He was 90.
Here's one of many stories about man who was on the air as long as I've been ALIVE:
And this from the J-G:
THE best...wish we had him in Philly when the Flyers took the Stanley Cup in the mid-70s.
He will be sorely missed, but God got himself a GREAT play-by-play announcer.
---Now, if THAT'S not enough, Hoosier native Florence Henderson has also passed away. She was 82.
*** Next up, let's get our daily dose of STUPID out of the way that took place over the holiday.
---This story proves once again what I always say about this city:
"You can change the name of something, but you can't change the people connected to it".
The Hub (formerly Piere's).
---This story takes place on the SE side (where else?):
Police were initially called on a report of a stolen vehicle.
Not much else is known at this time.
(my guess is that he wasn't there for Thanksgiving turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce)
*** Next, Wifey and are planning to take the cats to the vet for their required checkup.
But, I have a good feeling that these two fluffballs will be spoiled come Christmas.
1000 hrs - We got back from the vet...and BOTH cats got a clean bill of health.
|Gallifrey (left) and Violet (right)|
Their weight is good (within several ounces of each other), no signs of any fever (indicating infection), and the "cough" that Violet gets 2-3 times a day may just be residual effects of her upper respiratory infection (per the vet). No eye problems with Gallifrey, and no sign of prior ringworm (skin-fungal thing).
|WFW - World Feline Wrestling|
The best part is that the visit would only cost $42 bucks...IF we had to pay. The ACSPCA takes care of this first trip, and I didn't think they covered the whole expense...very cool.
|We're gonna be REAL good for Christmas.|
A proper scratching post is definitely on the short-list.
*** Last back to the pet carrier...it was a humble Thanksgiving yesterday for us...
We had our share of "empty chairs" about the table (as well as empty spaces near the table), and you can't help but remember back to when those seats were occupied.
As a result, I tend to view such things as more like a celebration of the times we shared.
We usually look at yesterday's holiday as a way to thank God for all he provides us with (present tense), like the food on our table, or the roof over our head...or a person to say "I care" or "I love you" when you need it most.
But maybe a part of yesterday resides in our giving thanks for all those great times we enjoyed with those who are no longer with us to share the day.
|We came to keep the lonelies away...|
The other souls that have touched ours in myriad ways in life are what I am thankful for.
Would we be so fortunate to have everyone acknowledge something similar.
Have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.