It’s Friday!!! We made it to yet another weekend! Here are some “Random Thoughts”…
WHAT A RAINBOW
After the storm moved through last night, there was spectacular rainbow — actually a double rainbow.
It had to be the brightest rainbow I have ever seen in my lifetime.
WOOD TV-8 tweeted this photo taken by Larry Figurski…
— WOOD TV8 (@WOODTV) June 12, 2020
Pictures never quite capture the brightness or intensity of a rainbow! The second rainbow, of the double rainbow, was about a bright as a typical single rainbow.
I hope you had a chance to see it last night.
FREEWAY CLOSED IN GRAND RAPIDS THIS WEEKEND
Westbound I-196 closes between US-131 and Market Avenue at 9 pm today (Friday) and will remain closed through 5 am Monday morning (June 15th).
The on ramp from eastbound M-45 to eastbound I-196 remains closed through October 31.
Also, Eastbound I-196 remains closed for reconstruction from Hudsonville to Grandville.
During the first stage of the project (which will run until August), all eastbound I-196 traffic will be rerouted to eastbound M-6. Westbound I-196 traffic will maintains its normal configuration. The westbound M-6 ramp to eastbound I-196 is also closed.
PUTTING TOGETHER A CORONAVIRUS TIME CAPSULE
Just what items would you put into a time capsule that would represent what we have been going through for the first part of the year 2020?
I asked that question on Facebook and had a lot of interesting answers, including:
- Toilet Paper
- Hand Sanitizer
- A Photo of Governor Gretchen Whitmer
- Copies of Gov. Whitmer’s Executive Orders
- A List of Cancelled Events
- A List of Words we Never Want to Hear Again
- A Copy of Your Stimulus Check or the Letter from President Trump
GOING TO THE DOGS
Partly just because I think we all need a break from everything that is going on in the world, I present you with a dog video and picture.
First, get this dog his own pedals! Moose does this same thing when I’m walking him to the bathtub for a bath…
And then there’s this photo…
Today is Superman Day!
Superman was first created in 1933 by writer Joe Shuster and artist Jerry Siegel. His first appearance was in Action Comics #1, which was published in June of 1933.
A LOOK BACK
On this date in 1904, the steamer “Helen C. Lamoore” made its first trip down the Grand River. It ran during the summer of 1904, making 3 round trips per week from Grand Rapids, MI to Grand Haven, MI at a passenger rate of 50 cents per person.
I think it would be fun if we still had something like this going from Grand Rapids to Grand Haven.
I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday! Remember the words of Rick Beckett: “Don’t Drink and Drive. Don’t Do It. Don’t Be an Idiot!”.
I will be on the air this afternoon — local and live — from 3-7 pm on 98.7 WFGR! I’ll talk to you then!
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