The Sun is Trying!
The sun is try to break through from time to time so we’ll see if that may loosen things up this afternoon. The SPC by midday has not issued a moderate risk for anyone. Didn’t much think they would but thought maybe to our east. The boys at SPC have the highest probabilities, not east as I speculated late last night, but instead northeast from Louisville through Cincy and either side of the Ohio River along the KY and Ohio borders. Biggest risk remain hail and high winds. A twister or two will not be out of the question, particularly to our northeast. Not a whole lot more to say as I need to go feed some ducks in case I’m needed at work later today….see..today is my day off. But, if this situation develops and we get some storms generating warnings and such this afternoon, there are no days off. I used to get really really geared up for such times, always hoping for lots of action. BUT….now that I am married and am a property owner, thats not the story and I am more like most people and hope that nothing happens. My cats, Nit and Wit certainly hope so too…they are not amused during thunderstorms. But they are exceptional weather cats. When there is really bad weather they always go hide in an interior room, hiding in a very small place. Nit especially likes to curl up behind the commode in the bathroom.
This Date In History Seems like a lot of people died on this date. But that sounds pretty silly because you could say that on any day on the calendar. People come and go every day. Gypsy Rose Lee died in 1970, Lucielle Ball in 1989 and John Wilkes Booth in 1865. Booth was on the run after shooting President Lincoln. After shooting the President, he lept from the balcony at Ford’s theatre and broke his leg when he hit the stage after catching a spur in a curtain. That bit of buffoonery probably prevented his escape and helped him take someone else down with him. He went to a Dr. Mudd for treatment. The doctor set his leg and he went on. He got stuck in a barn. The place got surrounded and a sargeant stuck his rifle through a knot hole and shot Booth dead. This guy thought he’d be a hero for his action but instead was villified. See….the orders were to take Booth alive so that the authorities could uncover the conspiracy. Today many conspiracy buffs suggest that somehow this sargeant was part of a cover up because he did not follow orders and that he killed Booth to make sure the truth never came out! The same thing was said 100 years later about Jack Ruby. Oh yes…this Dr. Mudd….he got executed as being part of the conspiracy but to this day, the Mudd family is trying to clear his name, claiming he was just an old country doctor doing his hippocratic duty. Bet Dr. Mudd wishes the sargeant hadn’t shot through the knot hole…Booth may have been able to say he never new the good doctor. So I have a new conspiracy. The sargeant knew Dr. Mudd and was a patient who didn’t pay his bills. So he shot Booth to get out of paying his bills!