Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tuesday the thirteenth

Down by the big river at the end of Summit Avenue there is a memorial that was erected in 1922 by the D.A.R. It commands a sweeping view of the Mississippi. It commemorates the local soldiers who were killed in what it calls the World War. It's been there only 90 years, but the World War they talked about in 1922 is now known as World War I because it was done again in the 1940's. Thankfully we haven't had another with such all encompassing involvement, but we still dabble pretty often in making and fighting wars.

It's a nice place to visit on a chilly November Day, not long after Veteran's Day - the holiday that has replaced Armistice Day in America since after World War II
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And I finish with a somewhat cuter cat than my last one. This one is a snow leopard and seems to enjoy the cool weather we are having here lately. It's a resident of Como Zoo in St Paul.


In Spanish-speaking countries, instead of Friday, Tuesday the 13th (martes trece) is considered a day of bad luck.  Who knew?

Today is Jimmy Kimmel's birthday. I hope he's having a lucky day.

2 comments:

Retired Professor said...

I like the simple straightforward nature of the memorial. 90 years doesn't seem as long a period of time as it used to.

That is a mellower cat, but it is still a powerful looking feline.

Emily Miller said...

I think that cat qualifies as cute. I can never get a photo of the snow leopard(s?) at Como - they are always hiding. Well done.