* * * * * T H U R S D A Y * * * * * D E C E M B E R 21st * * * * * D A Y 355 of 2017 * * * * *
It’s the first day of Winter
Happy Re-Gifting Day…admit it, you’ve done it
It’s Crossword Puzzle Day and Short Girl Appreciation Day. They’re both a challenge !
The Mayflower and it’s passenger landed at Plymouth Rock, MA in 1620
The “New York World” newspaper included the first crossword puzzle to be published in 1913
Vince Lombardi coached his final game in the NFL. His Washington Redskins lost to Dallas 20-10 in 1969
A bomb explodes on board Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie Scotland, killing 270 in 1988
The city of Bethlehem passes from Israeli to Palestinian control in 1995
In the News: Silver Alert issued for missing Taylorsville man…Stony Point man arrested in Iredell County…Fatal fire in Lenoir…Morganton man cited for crashing into School Bus…Postal employee arrested in Wilkes County….Alexander County Sheriff’s Office plays Santa Claus
Some Sunshine mixed with Clouds today
Cougar Hoops swept by Statesville…Godfrey signs with Coastal Carolina…Wofford shocks the Heels…Duke rolls…Hornets play, Hornets lose…Panthers know they can’t stub their toe against Tampa Bay…Rays ship Longoria to Giants
Happy Birthday: Phil Donahue, Jane Fonda, Samuel L Jackson, Chris Everet, Ray Romano, Kiefer Sutherland
NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Childress shoots at home intruders. He missed !
Since it’s the first day of Winter, I’m wearing long pants. Not, really happy about it though. Officially the Winter Solstice is at 11:28am today
Quote of the Day: “The closest a person ever comes to perfection is when he fills out a job application”…Stanley Randall