Dear Bob, here are some photos of my life here on the campus of Concordia Seminary. I love kids, working with the grounds crew, swimming, playing with my dog friends, and especially my own family people.
One odd thing I've noticed this summer while buying something with a credit card is how many machines at the check out now have you signing for it with your finger instead of a virtual pen. Let's just say this is impossible to do and have your signature look anything like your real signature. And, for some reason, this garbled signature is accepted. I can finger sign what looks like a muddy mess and it's still accepted as my own.
You may think I'm talking politicians here, but no, I'm talking real clowns. They seem to be popping up and surprising people all over the place this year and not happy laughing clowns. These are scary clowns. Charlotte NC began the icky clown spottings and today we see they are showing up in Granite City.
Police in Granite City said they’ve received “several” reports of scary clowns being spotted in the city.
Granite City Police, in a post to social media on Wednesday night, said there have been several reports of clowns that have scared some citizens."
Honestly, I don't know what the heck happened when the clock turned 2016 but it's been a weird year.
Read more here: http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article103371672.html#storylink=cpy
Here's a story for the day. Apple has applied for a patent for a ....paper bag. The patent request includes the words, "bags are often used for containing items."
So, paper bags? Have we not had paper bags for generations? And how is this one different and will Apple fans go crazy for these bags?
"It is a white paper bag, made with at least 60 percent recycled material, which is 10 percent more than the current standard.
The patent says Apple’s bags include folds and stabilization that separate it from others on the market. Even the bag’s handle would be made of woven paper, feeling like a thick shoelace, according to the patent.
For the time being, the product is called “bag."
Get ready for more lines outside the Apple stores.
The weekend Post Dispatch had a story on Casey, Illinois, and how they've made their town a stop along I-70 for travelers. Casey has placed the "world's largest everything" all around the small town. These include a golf tee, wind chime, mailbox, rocking chair, dinner fork and many more things.
This is quite comical, but it does draw you in as you see the billboards while driving in eastern Illinois on I-70. And, truth be told, we did stop once on our way to DC just to see the World's biggest golf tee. We didn't take the time to look at the wind chime and had no idea all these other things were there too. But it was a fun stop.
If you're ever somewhere between Effingham and the Indiana border of Illinois, take time to check this out.
Police in west Georgia say they’ve charged two people with making false police reports after they say the pair called 911 to report that people dressed as clowns were trying to lure children into a white van.
Far from the desert, a teenage driver collided with a camel on a Sardis, Alabama road, injuring the driver and animal.
The camel's owner was leading the animal across the road, saw the car coming and tried to get the driver's attention but it was too late. The camel crashed onto the hood, showering glass onto the driver, who was treated for minor injuries including cuts. The camel had to be euthanized.
Even drivers who are not teenagers would not have expected to come across a camel slowly crossing a road.
You look at this picture of Lyndon B. Johnson and his family watching the 1968 Democratic Convention proceedings on TV and wonder how they ever agreed to have it taken much less published. This may be one of those pictures which was never meant to see the public light of day but it's fascinating. I just keep looking and looking at it.
I have no idea who took it, probably the White House official photographer or maybe another family member. At that time LBJ had decided not to run for re-election after living through the chaos of the Vietnam and peace protests but he was probably interested in just who the candidate for the dems would be. It was Hubert Humphrey and Nixon was the GOP candidate year and eventually won.
Driving home from Maryland yesterday we this just ahead of us in Indiana and it reminded me of Y98's Lance Hildebrand's traffic reporting. At last count he'd reported on 110 mattresses which have fallen off vehicles onto St Louis highways. Ever since I've taken note of the total rising by the week, I've wondered what it would be like to be driving near one of these cars or trucks. As amusing as it is to see the total of mattresses on the roadways rise, make no mistake, this can be very dangerous to surrounding vehicles. And so it was we decided right away to get around this guy.
for some reason my site insists on inserting the picture sideways, but as you can see there are a couple mattresses tied to the top of the car and in real time they were in motion, up and down or side to side. Easy to see why many fall.