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Today is Wednesday, December 12

Tomorrow, Thursday night will be the best night for watching
falling stars.
The Geminid Meteor shower peaks Thursday night around midnight
with about 120 falling stars per hour. Dress warmly and set up a
lawn chair facing South or South-West. 
The Geminids come in high up, no obstructions along the horizon
interfering. As long as it does not snow in your area, you should
see lots of them!

Have FUN!

Today's Bonehead Award: 
Ohio Tattoo monster facing shoplifting
and drug charges

Today, December 12 in
1915 The first all-metal aircraft, the German Junkers J1, 
made its first flight. 
More of today in history at History
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Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. --- Susan Ertz, ______________________________________________________ A crew of highway maintenance workers was sent to repair some road signs that vandals had knocked down in a forested area. The first one they put back up was a symbol warning of a deer crossing. As they moved down the road to repair the next sign, one crew member looked back and spotted a deer running across the highway. She turned to a co-worker and said, "I wonder how long he's been waiting to cross?" ________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ Jones is driving past the state mental hospital when his left rear tire suffers a flat. While Jones is changing the tire, another car goes by, running over the hub cap in which Jones was keeping the lug nuts. the nuts are all knocked into a nearby storm drain. Jones is at a loss for what to do and is about to go call a cab when he hears a shout from behind the hospital fence, where one of the inmates has been watching the whole thing. "Hey, pal! Why don't you just take one lug nut off each of the other three wheels? That'll hold your tires on until you can get to a garage or something." Jones is startled by the patient's seeming rationality, but realizes the plan will work, and installs the spare tire without incident. Before he leaves, he calls back to the patient. "You know, that was pretty sharp thinking. Why do they have you in there?" The patient smiles and says, "I'm in here because I'm crazy, not because I'm stupid." _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ The new patient was sharing his woes with an understanding doctor: "After the first, I'm usually tired and winded, Doc. After the second, my chest aches and I start getting pains in my legs. After the third, I feel like fainting and it takes half-an-hour for my heart and respiration to return to normal." "Why don't you quit after the first?" inquired the doctor. "How can I do that, Doc?" said the patient. "I live on the third." ______________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________
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___________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Alyssa Zebrasky, 27, Youngstown, Ohio Ohio Tattoo monster facing shoplifting and drug charges An Ohio woman is facing theft and drug-related charges after a shoplifting arrest at Walmart. According to WFMJ-TV, police were called to the store near Youngstown when an employee saw a woman stealing a bag while leaving the store. Officers arrested 27-year-old Alyssa Zebrasky and found a hypodermic needle and baggies containing what Zabrasky admitted were methamphetamine and a Suboxone pill. Zebrasky, who has gained fame online after her arrest due to her unique facial tattoos, was already wanted for failure to appear on an obstructing justice charge, WFMJ reported.
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Thanks to Sandie for this story: One day my housework-challenged husband decided to wash his sweatshirt. Seconds after he stepped into the laundry room, he shouted to me, "What setting do I use on the washing machine?" "It depends," I replied. "What does it say on your shirt?" He yelled back, "Just do it!!"
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A church had a man in the choir who could not sing. Several people hinted to him that he could serve in other places, but he continued to come to the choir. The choir director became desperate and went to the pastor. "You've got to get that man out of the choir," he said. "If you don't, I am going to resign and the choir members are going to quit too. Please do something." So the pastor went to the man and suggested, "Perhaps you should leave the choir." "Why should I get out of the choir?" he asked. "Well, five or six people have told me that you can't sing." "That's nothing," the man snorted. "Fifty people have told me that you can't preach!" ___________________________________________________ Daily tip from Canned Cream Soups Cream soups, like cream of mushrooms, make easy sauces for vegetables, sauces and casserole filling. Stock up on cream soups when they are sale, they are a great time saving staple to have in your pantry. Tip provided by ____________________________________________________
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___________________________________________________ Thanks to Millie for this one: My husband, sons, and I had stopped to take in a spectacular sunset and were on our way back to our car when four Buddhist monks walked by. When our sons asked about them, I explained, "Their life is a quest for enlightenment." "I wonder what kind of car they drive," my husband said and jokingly suggested, "A Ford Focus?" "Or a Honda Odyssey," I said. The monks got into a Pathfinder. ___________________________________________________ GROAN ALERT! (Some of you may have to read this one out loud, to get it.) Mrs. O'Malley arrived in Boston from Ireland, and in no time at all her bean soup made her the talk of New England society. At a party celebrating the sale of her recipe to a fancy Charles Street restaurant, an old matron approached Mrs. O'Malley and said, "My dear girl, what is the secret of your soup?" Mrs. O'Malley said, "The secret o' me soup is that I use but two-hundred thirty-nine beans to make it." The woman said, "Why only two-hundred thirty-nine?" Mrs. O'Malley said, "Because one more would make it too farty." ___________________________________________________
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What's the Heirloom Christmas Book about? It is a BIG e-book with all the stories, that your great grandmother recited or read to your grandmother, when she was a kid. I want these stories to be preserved. You may know what it is about, when somebody mentions "bittersweet love like in 'The Gift Of The Magi'," but with today's education, your kids or even their teachers, probably don't know. So I collected these classics and put them all together into one e-book. This book of Christmas Stories is a cultural treasure, that should be passed on to our descendants. Since it is in e-book format, you can put it onto a CD for each kid, and fill the rest of the CD with family pictures and other keepsakes, making it a true heirloom. I have produced a smaller version last year. This final edition has more stories and illustrations, but I kept the price down to the same $10. The Heirloom Christmas Book also makes a nice Christmas gift! Click on the book cover to get your copy or click on Heirloom Christmas Book You can download it and give the file as a gift! ___________________________________________________

Today December 12 in
1792 In Vienna, 22-year-old Ludwig van Beethoven received one of
his first lessons in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn. 

1800 Washington, DC, was established as the capital of the United

1896 Guglielmo Marconi gave the first public demonstration of
radio at Toynbee Hall, London. 

1897 The comic strip"The Katzenjammer Kids" (Hans and Fritz), by
Rudolph Dirks, appeared in the New York Journal for the first

1899 George Grant patented the wooden golf tee. 

1900 Charles M. Schwab formed the United States Steel

1901 The first radio signal to cross the Atlantic was picked up
near St. John's Newfoundland, by inventor Guglielmo Marconi. 

1915 The first all-metal aircraft, the German Junkers J1, made
its first flight. 

1917 Father Edward Flanagan opened Boys Town in Nebraska. The
farm village was for wayward boys. In 1979 it was opened to

1925 The "Motel Inn," the first motel in the world, opened in San
Luis Obispo, CA. 

1937 Japanese aircraft sank the U.S. gunboat "Panay" on China's
Yangtze River. Japan apologized for the attack, and paid $2.2
million in reparations. 

1947 The United Mine Workers union withdrew from the American
Federation of Labor. 

1951 The U.S. Navy Department announced that the world's first
nuclear powered submarine would become the sixth ship to bear the
name Nautilus. 

1955 It was announced that the Ford Foundation gave $500,000,000
to private hospitals, colleges and medical schools. 

1955 British engineer Christopher Cockerell patented the first

1963 Kenya gained its independence from Britain. 

1975 Sara Jane Moore pled guilty to a charge of trying to kill
U.S. President Ford in San Francisco the previous September. 

1982 20,000 women encircled Greenham Common air base in Britain
in protest against proposed cite of U.S. Cruise missiles there. 

1983 Car bombs were set off in front of the French and U.S.
embassies in Kuwait City. Shiite extremists were responsible for
the five deaths and 86 wounded. Total of five bombs went off in
different locations. 

1984 In a telephone conversation with U.S. President Reagan,
William J. Schroeder complained of a delay in his Social Security
benefits. Schroeder received a check the following day. 

1985 248 American soldiers and eight crewmembers were killed when
an Arrow Air charter crashed in Gander, Newfoundland after

1989 Britain forcibly removed 51 Vietnamese from Hong Kong and
returned them to their homeland. 

1989 Leona Helmsley was fined $7 million and sentenced to four
years in prison for tax evasion. 

1991 At the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) in
California, the first web server outside of Europe was installed.

1994 The Brazilian Supreme Court acquitted former President
Fernando Collor de Mello of corruption charges that had forced
him to resign in 1992. 

1995 The U.S. Senate stopped a constitutional amendment giving
Congress authority to outlaw flag burning and other forms of
desecration against the American flag. 

1995 Two French airmen shot down over Bosnia arrived home after
almost four months of being held captive by the Bosnian Serbs. 

1997 Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, the international terrorist known as
"Carlos the Jackal," went on trial in Paris on charges of killing
two French investigators and a Lebanese national. He was
convicted and sentenced to life in prison. 

1997 The U.S. Justice Department ordered Microsoft to sell its
Internet browser separately from its Windows operating system to
prevent it from building a monopoly of Web access programs. 

1998 The House Judiciary Committee rejected censure, and approved
the final article of impeachment against U.S. President Clinton.
The case was submitted to the full House for a verdict. 

2000 The U.S. Supreme Court found that the recount ordered by the
Florida Supreme Court in the 2000 U.S. Presidential election was
unconstitutional. U.S. Vice President Al Gore conceded the
election to Texas Gov. George W. Bush the next day. 

2000 Timothy McVeigh, over the objections of his lawyers,
abandoned his final round of appeals and asked that his execution
be set within 120 days. McVeigh was convicted of the April 1995
truck bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Fedal Building in Oklahoma
City, OK, that killed 168 and injured 500. 

2000 The Texas Rangers signed Alex Rodriguez to a record breaking
10-year, $252 million contract. The contract amount broke all
major league baseball records and all professional sports

2001 Gerardo Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison for being
the leader of a Cuban spy ring. His conviction was based on his
role in the infiltration of U.S. military bases and in the deaths
of four Cuban-Americans whose planes were shot down five years

2001 In Beverly Hills, CA, actress Winona Ryder was arrested at
Saks Fifth Avenue for shoplifting and possessing pharmaceutical
drugs without a prescription. The numerous items of clothing and
hair accessories were valued at $4,760. 

2018  smiled.

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