Monday, November 30, 2020

Monday Musings - November 30, 2020


1. Welcome to the last Monday and also the last day of November 2020. The year has but one month remaining. There are 25 days until Christmas.

2. Well, the Thanksgiving holiday weekend is over and it is back to work for me. I must admit, I think I'd rather be home for some more time. 

3. Family NFL results

   Football Team (4-7) defeat Cowboys (3-8), 41-16

   Steelers (10-0) vs Ravens (6-4) Tuesday, hopefully

4. The Polar Express is up and running. Christmas trees need trains to run around the base. It is just the way that it is and I am lucky enough to have the Polar Express. I think Riordin, my cat, wanted to go for a ride. 

5. The weekend weather was fantastic for accomplishing outside activities. I think I only left the house three times during the five-day mini-vacation that I had. Sadly, however, I could not find time to play golf. 

6. When the NFL teams that I cheer for are not playing, it is almost boring to watch football on TV. The commercials and the breaks in the action make it difficult to keep my attention focused. 

7. Get ready for Christmas--it will be here faster than you think.

8. Today in History. November 30, 1886. Once a hall for operettas, pantomime, political meetings, and vaudeville, the Folies Bergère in Paris introduces an elaborate revue featuring women in sensational costumes. The highly popular “Place aux Jeunes” established the Folies as the premier nightlife spot in Paris. In the 1890s, the Folies followed the Parisian taste for striptease and quickly gained a reputation for its spectacular nude shows. The theater spared no expense, staging revues that featured as many as 40 sets, 1,000 costumes, and an off-stage crew of some 200 people.

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Ronald Reagan Quote for the Week

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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