Good morning! Not much sleep and too much discomfort here. Next time I carve pumpkins, I have to remember ot have my power tools charged. Hacking with a knife was way too tough on me, IMHO! Still, no serious injuries, and no spatter. Always good.
Also, Dahlia decided to try raw pumpkin and her expression was freaking *priceless*. She looked like I do if I drink orange juice right after I brush my teeth --- ACK UGH GET IT OFF MY TONGUE! Dixie dozed through it all. She's in hibernation mode.
As am I. Also, about half-coherent. PTSD and fibro both kicking my butt.
Happy birthday to John Adams, POTUS number two, who was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, not too far from Boston, today in 1735. If I had to sum up Adams in two words? Intelligent & irascible.
In 1953, US General George Marshall was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and yes, there's something at first inherently odd about that, but Marshall helped create and oversee the "Marshall Plan", which was instrumental in teh rebuilding of Europe in the post-WW2 era. He was, at that point, actually a Secretary of State. He was a rare holder of five-star rank, and was notable for his oraganizational abilities. Since he was Chief of Staff as WW2 went on, that was vital, b/c the US military had to expand rapidly, efficiently, and with the ability to do the job... And that ain't easy.
He was also a distant (very) relation to Chief Justice of SCOTUS, John Marshall.
And in 1945, the US government announced an end to shoe rationing, with the end of WW2. My late father recalled this as a very hard thing, as he now had to wear shoes, no excuses.
And I'm off to do laundry and similar fun. Blessings on your day, everyone!:-)