Friday, February 01, 2013

Hallo, February!


  1. Howard Dean is First and would smile over this news!

    = ♡♥♡ Awesome Ally Amazes Again! ♡♥♡ =

    Written 1 hour ago by Ally’s Mom:

    Everything went well. We are home, resting, watching cartoons and taking pain meds.
    A nap seems like a good idea too.

  2. Blogger does eat firsties! I posted one about 2 hours ago, saw it at the time, but don't see it now.

    I noted that Howard was first on this bright, COLD day. Temperature was about 2 deg then. Up to 7 now.

    And always good to hear good news about Ally. Somehow didn't get around to wishing her Happy Birthday until it was past midnight and her birthday was past.

  3. On Feb. 1, 1960, four African American college students at North Carolina A&T University, Ezell Blair, Jr. (now Jibreel Khazan), David Richmond, Franklin McCain and Joseph McNeil, began a sit-in protest at a Woolworth's whites-only lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., where they’d been refused service. Contrary to the traditional narrative, this was not the first sit-in of the modern Civil Rights Movement, however their protest did trigger a wave of direct action through sit-ins across the U.S.. For more books and films on the sit-in movement, visit:

  4. I am rather more than half-way through Leonard Wibberley's "The Mouse on Wall Street," and it's a hoot! Can't figure out how it is going to play out, which is certainly the mark of a good piece of fiction!