I’ve been working a lot lately and will continue to do so through the holidays. The snow that was earlier looked at for Christmas is off the board. The upper low still moves over us but there is just no moisture for it to work with. Another system progged to swing around now appears to be wanting to move NNE to our west and northwest which means we warm a bit too much for snow but instead we get a few showers on Thursday and Friday. We hit 62 on Saturday which was not a record. Don’t look for that again any time soon. Temps this week will be around seasonal…which I think the average high for the time of year is 44. Looks like we get in a zonal flow for the next several days so no big ups and downs in the offing.
Look for a cold and blustery day on Sunday. Even Winne the Pooh would stay in his den.
Who Says There Is No American Aristocracy? On this date in history, 1923, President Woodrow Wilson was given a new 1923 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Pall Mall as a birthday present from his friends. I doubt if Santa could top that.
On the other side of the spectrum, a depressed and poor painter, Vincent Van Gogh must have thought Santa was bringing him a lump of coal because on this date in 1888, he took a razor and chopped off part of his left ear. I’ve never read why he chose to do that but he did end up making a painting called Self Portrait With Bandaged Ear. Though the price was never confirmed, a private collector is said to have paid $90 million for the painting. In one of the odd twists of societal history, Van Gogh had no clue he would be remembered. See, he only sold one painting his entire life! Maybe if he could see into the future he wouldn’t have felt so bad as to make him want to chop off his ear…but then again, if he had, he would never have painted a self portrait of himself with a bandaged ear…and then some rich guy would have had to find something else to do with his $90 million.
This Christmas Season, if you’re feeling down, don’t fret. Like Van Gogh, you have no idea how many people’s lives you have touched and will touch in the future. Your value on this crazy old earth is priceless…more than the richest art collector could afford.