Thursday, January 21, 2010

Uncle Pax's Almanac: 01/21/10


Good Morning and Salutations from Utopia, New Jersey.  Let's take a second today to keep the people of Haiti in our thoughts, and if you have not already, please make a donation  to the charity of your choice to help even if it means skipping lunch, or not buying something for yourself.

The weather in this neck of the woods is sunny and cold, well, colder than it's been in a week.  Some say snow for tomorrow, we shall see.

On today's date in 1793,King Louis XVI was executed by guillotine.

If you are blowing out the candles on your birthday cake today, you share the date with the late, great, Wolfman Jack!

The Obscure term of the day is "Bank's Closed" - it was used in the 20's and 30's and had nothing to do with the local savings and loan closing down.  Any idea what it means?

Today's Quote is: "The world's as ugly as sin, and almost as delightful", it was said by Frederick Locker-Lampson


Here's wishing you a delightful day, and remember to make a donation that would benefit the people of Haiti!

3 comments:

Merci said...

Today was as ugly as sin and as delightful as ugly for me. That's OK; that means tomorrow is almost certain to be better.

Pax Romano said...

Merci,

Same here! The weekend's coming, so there's that.

Zelda Parker said...

This has been one long week, that;s ugly. The delight is that the weekend is upon us......I got all teary watchign 60 minutes about the Hatians...will so something this week. We all tend to take much for granted in this country.