The front tomorrow will bring some rain but probably not as much as you would like…you’ve heard me say that before. But, its a start. Thursday, a better system comes through and that holds more promise for some good rain. Severe threat is possible but I wouldn’t head to the cellar just yet. Early next week, at this point there is another front that looks more formidable and certainly bears watching. In between the weekend looks great though the warm-up on Sunday could be rather dramatic.
On This Date In History: On this date in 1966 in McKinney, Texas a 75 year old driver drove on the wrong side of the road 4 times, had four hit and runs, was responsible for 6 traffic accidents and he received 10….only 10…traffic tickets. Here’s the kicker….he managed to do all of this in just 20 minutes. No truth to the rumor if the man answered to Magoo.
I’m not sure if even Geico would take his call.
On this date in 1964 on the Bonneville Salt flats, Craig Breedlove was credited for setting a record, though its not the one he was after. He was attempting to set the land speed record but his jet powered car parachutes malfunctioned. After quickly accelerating to well over 500 mph, he began to skid….as he decelerated….he skidded some more…and some more until he finally came to a halt in a ditch. Breedlove was the not so proud record holder of the world’s longest skid mark of nearly 6 miles. While his ego was no doubt bruised, Breedlove came back to become the first man to travel on land at over 600 mph a year later.
I’m not sure if Geico would take his call either.
On this date in 1997, Andy Green set the land speed record and in the process became the first man to break the sound barrier on land when he sped along at Mach 1.06 on the Black Rock Desert.
I doubt if Geico talked to him either.
Oh….for those of you who have trouble getting a driver’s license, let alone insurance, take heart. In this month in 1978 Fannie Turner of Little Rock showed that perseverance pays off as she passed her written drivers test….on her 104th attempt.
As one of my greatest professors always urged: Press On!