"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." Saint Francis De Sales

Friday, March 21, 2014

My Slow Takes about St. Patrick’s Day, Boston, Ralph Waite and Spring

 1. The Richmond Spiders did not do well against the VCU Rams last Friday. Dee invited both Spider and VCU fans to our house for the "Big Game." We enjoyed being together with friends and sharing the excitement of the A-10 Tournament. I even learned the Rams free throw chant; "WHOOSH! V! C! U! GO! RAMS! GO!”

2. On Saint Patrick’s Day we always get together for dinner at our local pub, the Capital Ale House. Plenty of good food and Guinness.

3. On March 17, 1776 the British army evacuated Boston, Massachusetts. They had been besieged since April 19, 1775. 
Watching the ships leave.
4. Ralph Waite, who played Jackson Gibbs on NCIS, died at age 85. His final journey was February 13, 2014. I missed this last month for which I apologize. Prayers for his wife Linda, family and friends. 
The writers at NCIS are working on an episode to honor Ralph which will probably be a season finale. 
Ralph Waite and Mark Hamon
5. The first day of spring, Thursday the 20th. According to the Farmer’s Almanac it started at 12:57 P.M. EDT. I am ready for the warmer weather, flowers and sunshine.

University of Richmond
6. This is one of my favorite Blake Shelton songs, “Some Beach.”

7. John De Terre Neuve from "Wargaming in 28 MM and Sometimes Smaller," has painted two excellent figures from the movie, "The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug." Visit his blog for figures from other periods, fantasy and historical.

Radagast and Gandalf

Read other "Takes" at Conversion Diary.

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