MUCH rain as promised, but we did make up for it overnight and into this morning, didn't we?
Actually, the latter part of yesterday wasn't half bad...we had a fair amount of sunshine.
Our Hoosierland weather for today sees us with the rain stopping this morning, and the skies turning from cloudy to mostly sunny. Temps will top out around the low 80s mark (time to turn on the A/C), and naturally, lots of humidity hanging around.
*** First off of the rain gutters is the answer to yesterday's WHO SAID THAT? quote:
"The idol of today pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection; and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of tomorrow."
This was spoken by Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American short story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. And here is his WIKI:
It's a long read, but covers a LOT more than just The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle.
Not bad for someone who first coined the term "Gotham" for New York City.
*** Next,...time for the "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
MAY 23 -
National Lucky Penny Day
National Taffy Day
*** Next up...let's take time to look at "Our Daily Shooting" in Ft. Wayne:
SE side aka the Ghettohood).
Someone shot through the back of the house, striking one male in the face.
Give you 3 guesses on the "ethnicity" of those involved (and the first 2 don't count).
*** Next...Here's an update to yesterday's officer-involved shooting:
ALWAYS flee from police? That's not being a REAL man...is it? If anything, that's being a coward.
*** Next up... I found a little more of an "explanation" to our upcoming electricity rate hike (try to keep count of all these various increases as they pass on by). Here's the link:
TOTAL increase, as the IRC always settles for less, but we WILL get gouged more in the near future, trust me.
*** Next...it's time to drop on by our "Kitten Corner"...
Our kids did a lot of napping (most all afternoon, in fact), so it was hard to get any "action shots" of them.
|Wow, I got us a "two-fer".|
And, it never hurts to have them rubbing against you (just not while you're trying to walk through the house.
*** Next up, let's check back in with "Midnight and Whiskers"...
|"It's nice here when the rain stops, isn't it?"|
|"It sure is. These people look out for us."|
All he's got to do is climb into one to stay dry...he's a bit stubborn, like me...LOL.
*** Last back to the rain barrel...I want to conclude my "soapbox narrative" on heroes and superheroes.
My parents were good examples, as far as the reality aspect of life was concerned.
I also had those on television, who I looked up to and who provided good role models for youngsters.
Then, there were those comic superheroes who were extraordinary to begin with, but managed to take on evil every month, and always came out on top.
ALL they did for you.
My teachers in school were also people I would consider role models (heroes), for so many of them taught us so much, and with a patience that would easily warrant a sainthood.
WAS a much simpler time - a time when lots more people knew their place in life, were not nearly as adversarial as we see today, didn't always have to get "the last word" and were a lot more respectful one to another.
Our TV and comic heroes exuded much the same, so we were being hit from all sides with a better quality of people.
I can't really say this was some sort of propaganda, because much of what ALL these people (real or fictional) had to teach us had Biblical roots. The same lessons to be learned in the Bible were found in life itself, brought to us by ethical and civil individuals.
It wasn't a perfect world, but who would really WANT that? It's an unreachable goal.
In many ways, those days were better than today (at least the role models were).
|Hollywood might want to look into this.|
As long as there is good to combat and defeat evil...I'll be there.
Stay SAFE out there, America.