Today is the joint Memorial of Saint Cornelius, Pope and Martyr (died 253) and Saint Cyprian, Bishop and Martyr (died 258); today is also Mexican Independence Day.
Today is the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows, the birthday of Anna Mae in Oregon, who is the mother of my friend Jocelyne in Ohio, and the birthday of my friend Jay from the Third Tuesday Book Club (1960).
Today is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, which supersedes what would be the Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Today is the Memorial of Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor (died 407). On this date in 2008 Hurricane Ike made landfall in Texas.
Today is the Optional Memorial of the Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and is also the birthday of Richard’s nephew Spike, the son of his Brother here in town (1969).
With no Saints to honor, we note that today is Patriot Day, during which we recall the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Flight 93. And today is the birthday of my co-worker Deborah at the casino (1954).
No Saints in sight, but in keeping with the high literary tone I try to maintain in these Daily Updates, I bring you Mike the Headless Chicken, who was famous (or infamous) for two years in the 1940s.
Today is the Memorial of Saint Peter Claver, Priest (died 1654) and the Optional Memorial of Blessed Frédéric Ozanam (died 1853). On this date in 1965 Hurricane Betsy made landfall in South Louisiana, and today is the anniversary of when Richard’s mother Juanita died (1999).
As of now, Richard and I have officially started our 2014 Vacation. Our goal is to drive from SouthWestCentral Louisiana to Glacier National Park in northern Montana, then to head up into the Canadian province of Alberta to Waterton Lakes, Banff, and Lake Louise. We will then meander south until we finally fetch up again in SouthWestCentral Louisiana in about three week’s time. During our three weeks we hope to see some twelve or so National Parks. I also plan to maintain my Daily Updates, complete with occasional photos, and my Book Reviews for this weblog with WordPress for Android; my posting schedule will depend on hotel WiFi facilities and the occasional old computer for the use of hotel guests. (When we enter Canada, I will turn off my mobile data, so that I am only using Wifi.) See you later!
Today is the Feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Today is also the birthday of my friend Charlene, who may be in Texas (1958) and of my daughter’s boyfriend Cody (1986).