Monday, February 24, 2020

Monday Musings - February 24, 2020

1. The race through the year is definitely moving forward. This is the fourth and last Monday of February. Daylight Saving Time is two short weeks away and March begins on Sunday! Based upon the weather so far, the groundhog was correct, we have an early Spring!

2. All stars! Both basketball playing grandsons made the all star team for their leagues! Awesome. And now, on to baseball! Outdoors practices begin March 9th.

3. Sunsets with clouds can be stunning. 

4. And they are off! Spring training began in Sarasota over the weekend. The Baby Birds are 1-1. They have scored 11 runs and given up 10 runs. I am excited that the season is here. 

5. Today in History. The Alamo. On February 24, 1836, in San Antonio, Texas, Colonel William Travis issues a call for help on behalf of the Texan troops defending the Alamo, an old Spanish mission and fortress under attack by the Mexican army.
A native of Alabama, Travis moved to the Mexican state of Texas in 1831. He soon became a leader of the growing movement to overthrow the Mexican government and establish an independent Texan republic. When the Texas revolution began in 1835, Travis became a lieutenant-colonel in the revolutionary army and was given command of troops in the recently captured city of San Antonio de Bexar (now San Antonio). On February 23, 1836, a large Mexican force commanded by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana arrived suddenly in San Antonio. Travis and his troops took shelter in the Alamo, where they were soon joined by a volunteer force led by Colonel James Bowie.


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Ronald Reagan Quote for the Week

Education is not the means of showing people how to get what they want. Education is an exercise by means of which enough men, it is hoped, will learn to want what is worth having.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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