Firstly for Rain….
It went very well thank you. Stroppy Boy was very well behaved. He washed up and fed the cats the entire time he was here. We watched the football – hurray for the USA – Ronin, while I wrote my sermon, and then he went to bed at about 23:45.
He came with me Sunday morning and was asked to take the offertry and joined in communion as well. Then it was home to have lunch, watch Scaramouche and then time to take him home. Plus he he played on the X-Box.
FW arrived home yesterday. While in bed this morning we were stroking Che. He wandered a little way off down the bed but when I reached to stroke FW he came bounding back and inserted himself between us to imply that he was the one that should be stroked.
When FW went upstairs just now he was on the bed with his sister, Lemur, and had had a stroke. FW stroked Lemur and then commented on what a lovely purr she had. To which Che made a loud “murp” and reinserted himself for stroking.
We do not have spoilt, demanding cats, whatever others may think!!!
241BC: The Roman navy defeats the Carthiginian fleet at the Battle of Aegusa and end the First Punic War. The amazing thing is that the Roman’s didn’t have a navy at the start of the war and the Carthiginians had the mightest fleet that frescos had ever seen – to this point.
1629: Charles I begins the 11 “years of tyranny” – personal rule to us – by dissolving parliament. Think how long is was before they invented dissolvable tablets.
1801: The first official census is undertaken in Britain, revealing apopulation of approx. 10 million.
1831: King Louis Phillippe does all men a favour and establishes the French Foreign Legion.
1952: Fulgencio Batista satges a coup to sieze control of Cuba. He only lastest 7 1/2 years before being overthrown by Fidel & Che. Vive l’Revolution!
1969: James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr and is sentenced to 99 years imprisonment. He later pleads innocence.
1970: The U.S. army accuses Capt. Ernest Medina and 4 other soldiers of committing crimes at My Lai in Vietnam, in March 1968.