March 17, 2016
Good morning. It's cloudy right now with temps in the mid 40's. Later it will warm up to 60F degrees with possible rain showers. After tomorrow though, the cooler temps will be back with more rain and possible some snow. This will last through next Tuesday. Hmmm, I hope this doesn't hurt the flowers that are coming up in my little gardens.
Two hundred years ago today on March 12, 1737, Boston became the first U.S. city to celebrate the feast day of St. Patrick, Ireland's patron saint, when colonists of Irish descent market the event with a modest parade. (according to legend at abouteducation.com) This is the nation's longest running public parade.
***A Bit Of History
On this day in 1776, British forces were forced to evacuate Boston following General George Washington's successful placement of fortifications and cannons on Dorchester Heights, which overlooks the city from the south.
On this day in 1863, Union cavalry attack Confederate cavalry at Kelly's Ford, Virginia. Although the Yankees were pushed back and failed to take any ground, the engagement proved that the Federal troopers could hold their own against their Rebel counterparts.
Also on this day, in 1905, future president Franklin Delano Roosevelt wed his fifth cousin once removed, Eleanor Roosevelt in New York.
This morning I will call Walmart to let them know I will be coming in this afternoon to pick up the cabinet that I ordered. This way, they should have it ready for me. SIL Eddie says that he will come by soon and assemble the cabinet for me. Yeaaah. This is going to give me so much more space for putting things away and out of sight.
I'm watching one of the shopping channels on TV, and they are showing the cutest cookie jars. One is a large Easter bunny, and the other is a watering can filled with flowers. They come shipped with a pound of Pecan Meltaway Cookies. If my kitchen were bigger, I might be tempted to get one. Alas, I have no room for anything more in my tiny little kitchen.
As promised, I have another quick page for you today. This one features Toto, a delightful young man who is offering to share his pot of gold with Mr. Blue Jay. Have fun with it.
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I borrowed an adorable image that I found on the web. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a chance to spend an hour or two with our beloved pets who have passed over the Rainbow Bridge? Hmmm, just to know that their souls moved on to a happy place?
Well now it is time for me to get busy here. I think the first thing I'll do is to attack the bag of stuff waiting to be shredded. This should keep me busy till lunch time. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.