Today the Sandy Hook children return to their
new school. I wish for them and their parents
the peace of God that surpasses all understanding
and lots of HUGS. I would be one of the parents
that stayed for the day.
The thing I love is that they have ask the media
to stay away and let them adjust this first day
I just squeeze each one of you real tight.
On this day in history:
January 3, 1959
President Eisenhower signs a special pro-
clamation admitting the territory of ALASKA
into the Union as the 49th and largest state
On this day in history:
January 3, 1952
The TV show "DRAGNET" debutes
"JUST THE FACTS, MA'AM."
Now mind you I was born a few years
later but when I was about 7 or 8 it
was still playing and I LOVED that show.
I did not know it started as a famous radio
It was one of the first TV Series filmed
in Hollywood instead of New York.
DRAGNET broke one of the unspoken taboos
of popular entertainment in the episode ".22
Rifle for Christmas" which aired December 22,
1949 and was repeated at Christmas time for
the next three years.
The episode followed the search for two young
boys, Stanley Johnstone and Stevie Morheim,
only to discover Stevie had been accidentally
killed while playing with a rifle that belonged
to Stanley--who'd be receiving it as a Christmas
present but opened the box early; Stanley
finally told Friday that Stevie was running while
holding the rifle when he tripped and fell,
causing the gun to discharge, fatally wounding
NBC received thousands of complaint letters,
including a formal protest by the National
Webb forwarded many of the letters to police
chief Parker who promised "ten more shows
illustrating the folly of giving rifles to children."
".22 Rifle for Christmas" was replaced as the
series' Christmas story on December 22, 1953
with "The Big Little Jesus", which followed the
detectives' investigation of the theft of a statue
of the baby Jesus from a church's Nativity
scene. It ended on a much happier note and
was repeated the next year at CHRISTMAS time.
I thought it ironic on the day Sandy Hook children
went back to school, that from 1942 until 2013
the debate of guns continues...although the situations
were different, and the one was a horrible
I thank Wikipedia for their valued information.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are
heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for
I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall
find rest unto your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is
~MATTHEW 11: 28-30
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