Monday, January 17, 2022

Monday Musings - January 17, 2021


1. The third Monday of January 2022 has arrived. It is cold and snowy. There are 49 Mondays remaining in the year. 

2. Baseball Spring Training tickets are on sale. It makes me wish of warmer days, bright sun, and the crack of the bat.

3. Family NFL Scores. Only two family teams made it to the playoffs and they suffered defeat during the the Wild Card round.

    Cowboys lost to 49ers, 17-23

    Steelers were crushed by Chiefs, 21-42

The House Ready for the Christmas Do-over
Elkridge, MD
January 16, 2022
4. The Christmas do-over was a lot of fun. The original Christmas gathering was postponed due to positive COVID tests. The family gathered yesterday to complete Christmas and, in a turn of good fortune, it became a White Christmas. While the originally planned dinner was not offered, the decorations remained on the tree and the Christmas spirit was present. And then the football games began.

5. I would like to say that I am enjoying the snow and cold, but the truth is that I am NOT enjoying any of it. And it appears that a developing N'oreaster may delay my return to warmer weather. Time will tell.

6. It is Martin Luther King Day. It is a Federal holiday as is observed by most schools as well, unlike some other holidays like President's Day. There are 11 Federal holidays and 8 of them occur during the 6 month period from September through February. 

7. Today in History. On January 17, 1950, 11 men steal more than $2 million ($29 million today) from the Brink's Armored Car depot in Boston, Massachusetts. It was the perfect crime—almost—as the culprits weren’t caught until January 1956, just days before the statute of limitations for the theft expired.

The robbery’s mastermind was Anthony “Fats” Pino, a career criminal who recruited a group of 10 other men to stake out the depot for 18 months to figure out when it held the most money. Pino’s men then managed to steal plans for the depot’s alarm system, returning them before anyone noticed they were gone.

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Team USA Advises Athletes Heading to Beijing Olympics to Leave Their Phones at Home - The Wall Street Journal

Truckers Fret Over Pending Covid-19 Rules at U.S.-Canada Border - The Wall Street Journal

China's birth rate drops to record low in 2021 - Reuters

U.S. FAA clears 45% of commercial plane fleet after 5G deployed - Reuters

N.Korea fires two ballistic missiles from Pyongyang airport, S.Korea says - Reuters

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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