Archive | March 13, 2020

The thoughtful travel agent…..

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A travel agent looked up from his desk to see an older lady and an older gentleman peering in the shop window at the posters showing the glamorous destinations around the world. The agent had had a good week and the dejected couple looking in the window gave him a rare feeling of generosity.

He called them into his shop, “I know that on your pension you could never hope to have a holiday, so I am sending you off to a fabulous resort at my expense, and I won’t take no for an answer.”

He took them inside and asked his secretary to write two flight tickets and book a room in a five-star hotel. They, as can be expected, gladly accepted, and were off!

About a month later the little old lady came into his shop.

“And how did you like your holiday?” he asked eagerly.

“The flight was exciting and the room was lovely,” she said. “I’ve come to thank you. But, one thing puzzled me. Who was that old geezer I had to share the room with?

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THE SPHINX—SAINT PATRICK’S DAY

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-immigration/u-s-supreme-court-allows-trumps-remain-in-mexico-asylum-policy-idUSKBN20Y2ZA

https://nypost.com/2020/03/11/take-a-break-from-coronavirus-hysteria-and-check-out-these-cute-animals/#19

https://earthsky.org/tonight

https://www.redstate.com/

https://nypost.com/2020/03/12/trump-passes-coronavirus-test-with-flying-colors-goodwin/

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The Editor:  Will there be a St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Savannah, Georgia, USA, LL ?

Emerald Isle Cat:  Official celebrations have been CANCELLED, because of COVID-19.  The information in this article is for information only.

https://www.savannah.com/savannahs-st-patricks-day-celebration/

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Patrick

Many events are cancelling fan participation or even the entire function.  Check any events that interest you.  Here are a few.

https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/28885422/ncaa-says-tournament-go-fans

https://nypost.com/2020/03/10/coachella-2020-postponed-amid-coronavirus-fears/

https://nypost.com/2020/03/11/nyc-st-patricks-day-parade-canceled-latest-victim-of-coronavirus/

I wonder how many suckers will attend SXSW next year ?

https://pagesix.com/2020/03/10/sxsw-refusing-to-issue-refunds-after-being-canceled-due-to-coronavirus/?_ga=2.174920679.491620890.1580599220-1206601833.1577719306

The NBA suspends their season.

https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2020/03/11/the-nba-suspends-their-season-due-to-the-coronavirus/

https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/danny-boy-history-irish-ballad

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Starry Night by Jean-Francois Millet
Digital Reproduction Credit: Yale University Art GalleryText: Letty Bonnell

Explanation: A dramatic nocturnal landscape from around 1850, this oil painting is the work of French artist Jean-Francois Millet. In the dark and atmospheric night sky are shooting stars, known too as meteors, above a landscape showing a path through the faintly lit countryside that leads toward trees and a cart in silhouette on the horizon. Millet was raised in a farming family in Normandy and is known for his paintings of rural scenes and peasant life. This Starry Night was painted after the artist moved to Barbizon, about 30 kilometers southeast of any 19th century light pollution from Paris. Millet wrote to his brother at this time, “If only you knew how beautiful the night is … the calm and grandeur of it are so awesome that I find that I actually feel overwhelmed.” Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh was an admirer of Millet’s work, and later also painted two dramatic starry nights.

Tomorrow’s picture: pi in the sky