Ben Takes Charge



I will post the severe outlook tomorrow. Story is same as yesterday. We’re in a slight risk as afront comes down our way on Friday we will see rain and t’storms and some of them could be strong with wind the primary risk or small hail. Any tornadic activity would be limited to localized situations such as cell mergers or bow echoes.

On This Date In History: The US Postal Service was founded on this date in 1775 with Ben Franklin as the first Postmaster General. I’ll let you look at the postal service history as told by the postal service. Its probably a good idea to look for outside sources if you want the whole story because the USPS will tell you what the USPS wants you to know. Anyway, here’s the link:

http://www.usps.com/history/history/his1.htm

An interesting tidbit is that the USPS is not a direct governmental agency anymore. It became and independent agency under the Executive Branch in 1971 and stopped receiving subsidies in the early 1980’s. I think that means it is not accurate to yell at the postman and tell him he works for you or that your tax dollars pay his salary.

On This Date In Baseball: Babe Ruth made his final public appearance in 1948 at the screening of The Babe Ruth Story. Ruth died 3 weeks later from throat cancer…or at least that is the official story. I would not be surprised to find that Ruth really died after watching actor William Bendix portrayal of Ruth in The Babe Ruth Story. If you’ve seen it, you know what I mean.

Ruth was known for many things but I didn’t know memorable quotes was one of them. Here is one worth remembering and shows that Ruth was indeed a winner and a champion.

“You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.”

Now…we’re off to scull. Have a nice day.

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