Wednesday, February 18, 2015

My Birthday is on Ash Wednesday This Year! Wow What an Honor!

I tried to search on the I'net for a database and found out that this is the second time in my life that Ash Wednesday has happened on my birthday.

The first time was 1953, when I was five years old.

Alessandro Volta is honored on the Google Doodle for today.


This article claims that the image makes people think that Volta invented the light bulb.

But, doesn't everybody know that THOMAS EDISON did that? I mean, what is up with ignorance these days?

Speaking of ignorance --- I did not know that Thomas Edison was born on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Thomas Edison died At 9 P.M. On Oct. 18th, 1931 in New Jersey. He was 84 years of age. Shortly before passing away, he awoke from a coma and quietly whispered to his very religious and faithful wife Mina, who had been keeping a vigil all night by his side:  "It is very beautiful over there..."     Recognizing that his death marked the end of an era in the progress of civilization, countless individuals, communities, and corporations throughout the world dimmed their lights and, or, briefly turned off their electric power in his honor on the evening of the day he was laid to rest at his beautiful estate at Glenmont, New Jersey.  Most realized that, even though he was far from being a   flawless human being and may not have really had the avuncular personality that was so often ascribed to him by myth makers, he was an essentially good man with a powerful mission....  Driven by a superhuman desire to fulfill the promise of research and invent things to serve mankind, no one did more to help realize  our Puritan founders dream of creating a  country that - at its best - would be viewed by the rest of the world as "a shining city upon a hill." 

~~~ from, copyright Gerald Beals.

But, it's amazing I think?

I like Brother Paul's post for today, on his blog, A Certain Hope.