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The Pony Express a new faster mail service using riders on a horseback relay instead of the traditional stagecoaches begins service between St. Joseph, Mo., and Sacramento, Calif. The Pony Express reduced the time for mail to travel from the Atlantic and Pacific coasts to around ten days. After only 1 year in March 1861 after suffering large losses and not gaining the mail contract The Pony Express Company ceased trading.
Beginning March 2, our church is reading a short passage from the Bible each day, 5 days per week. Click on the following button for the most recent daily Scripture reading.
This weekend we are reading Revelation 3:19-22.
Yesterday ExploreClarion reported that only 50 people would be permitted in Walmart at one time. I imagined the long line of people standing with carts, waiting to get through the door, similar to the lines we saw on TV in the cities. However, it was fake-news. It is not unusual for ExploreClarion to print stories without confirmation, rather based on rumor. If you look closer, you will see they often use unnamed sources as they did in this instance when they said their sources were two Walmart representatives. In my opinion, the Clarion News and Derrick are much more reliable.
I got my grocery pickup from Walmart today. To get a time slot, you must select it at midnight each night. I did that Monday night. I thought since I was out of the house, I might as well pick up something to eat. I decided to place an order at Daddy’s. I have been wanting to try a Cuban sandwich (never had one before) but their penne with meat sauce sounded good. I got both, one for lunch and one for dinner. The sandwich was good but the pasta was great.
Missy was discharged and home by evening.
Missy was not taken to Pittsburgh. She is in Intensive Care at Clarion.
The month came to an end today and it was a very warm March. We averaged 9.1° per day above average. Our average high temperature was 51.5° and the average low for the month was 34.7°. It was also a very wet March. We got 3.15 inches more than the normal precipitation for the third month of the year; the total was 6.30 in.
Very late in the evening, Missy was taken by ambulance to the Clarion ER and then, most likely, on to Pittsburgh. Since no one is allowed in the hospitals, Jared is not sure where she is or how she is doing.
Today was the warmest day in Clarion since October 3, 178 days ago. Today, we reached a high of 73°.
President Donald Trump on Sunday extended his stay-at-home guidelines until the end of April while most of the experts say it will most likely be June 1 before we return to any sense of normalcy. For the second week our worship service was online and again, it went off without a hitch. I have decided there is little or no need to go up to church for the next few weeks except when necessary. I will make some calls from home and go up to pass out food when needed.
Frank went with me to Sharp Shopper in the morning then I returned to isolation. There is no doubt in my mind that Sharp Shopper is the cleanest and most organized store in the county. They have someone constantly going around disinfecting cases and shelves as well as straightening them.
I decided to call off Easter Dinner. The coronavirus is actually just getting started in our area so I am convinced that two more weeks will be no better and it will most likely be worse. On a positive note, the Pirates are still tied for first place.
I picked up Jim at 7:30 am and took him to the hospital for transfusions. He called for me to pick him back up at 2:00 pm. Later, I got Hannah for church. The kids eat at the church on the first Wednesday of the month. Tonight they had chicken and fries. The Dininnys came to prayer meeting tonight. They got back today from North Myrtle Beach where they live each winter.
I made it to the cross-walk about Clarion from noon to 3 pm. It was a good service and it was good to be with people from a variety of denominations coming together to remember the crucifixion. Fortunately, we only dealt with a light rain.
Frank and Lue made it to the middle of South Carolina. Danny got car sick near the end of the day and threw up several times but he was ok after they stopped.
Dude, Linda, Twila, Dan, Alisha, and I ate at the Family Tradition Restaurant in Harrisville for dinner. The food was really good. It was real busy and took us some time to get in.
Gary, Karen, Sherri, and I went to the Trails End for supper.
Jared and Missy took Hannah and Brody to Sears for Easter Pictures.
AP - Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean On Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The Associated Press. He was 81.
I was going through some of BeeDee's Photo Albums and found this photo. I am in second grade. Don and Frank are in first grade, the two rows near the windows.