|Their song says it all - thanks to The Beatles for the Birthday Song|
Yep, 67 years ago Der Jung Fritz was born in Cleveland, Ohio. A week later, on Christmas Eve, my parents brought me home from the hospital and placed me in a wicker basket under the Christmas tree. In those days, mothers and their babies stayed in hospitals for several days after birth. Today it's In and Out in a day or less.
My late Mom, bless her, always used to say that December 18th is often the coldest day of the year. I'm not sure whether that was just an observation or if it was fact, or something else...
Indeed, tomorrow the temperature high will be around 20F degrees and then rebound into the 40s for the next ten days after that. That is a pretty good birthday present, warmer than average weather, if you ask me.
|Birthday greetings from The Beatles?|
Archduke Franz Ferdinand
and, ahem, uh, err, Joseph Stalin
In other news, my daughter Lelia was diagnosed with a stress fracture in her right tibia and so she will be out of action for the 8 to 12 weeks that it takes to mend. The injury happened while she was at school - I won't say anymore than that. She will probably have to miss the Spring Semester of school and stay home to recover.
I am sure that somehow we will make lemonade out of lemons and hopefully set out on a good path to something else.