Terrific News Tuesday

I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best. – Benjamin Disraeli

Welcome to Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • On the Road
  • School Lunches
  • George H.W. Bush
  • 2017 Pro Bowl
  • Super Bowl
  • End of January

On the Road:

This week’s “On the Road” segment tells the story of Steve Damico who teaches kindergarten by day. In his other job, he is known by “Syther” which is the name he uses as a professional wrestler. (CBS News)

Read/watch the rest of the story HERE to find out which profession he says has the fewest intimidating characters.

School Lunches:

Ashley C. Ford felt driven to act by a sad fact of life in the nation’s school cafeterias: Kids with unpaid lunch accounts are often embarrassed with a substitute meal of a cold cheese sandwich and a carton of milk. Ford, a New York City writer, appealed to her 66,000 Twitter followers with a solution. “A cool thing you can do today is try to find out which of your local schools have kids with overdue lunch accounts and pay them off.” (AP)

In the nearly two months since, people around the country have been inspired to donate thousands of dollars to erase debts owed by parents that can follow kids throughout their school careers. (AP)

George H.W. Bush:

It was nice to read that former President George H.W. Bush was released Monday from Houston Methodist Hospital where he received treatment for pneumonia for more than two weeks. (AP)

Bush is 92 years old. He is a great man – a patriot!

2017 Pro Bowl:

The good news is that the 2017 Pro Bowl was competitive and it looked like the players were occasionally hitting each other. In the past, it reminded some viewers of a flag football game because there was very little blocking or tackling. (ESPN)

The winners (AFC) received about $61,000 each, and the losers (NFC) received about $30,000 each.

The Super Bowl:

It’s always kind of sad to watch the Super Bowl because it’s the last game of the season. The game is this Sunday. So who do you think will win, Patriots or Falcons? Pick who you think will win at The Western Word poll right HERE.

As you go through football withdrawal, here is something to look forward to – the NFL draft starts April 27 and the Hall of Fame game is August 3.

End of January:

The good news is that today is the last day of January! January always depresses me so I am happy to see it end. I’ve written about my dislike for January before. You can read “January Makes Me Shiver” HERE.

As I prepare to scoop a few inches of new snow this morning, I’m thinking that spring can’t be too far away, right?