Good morning and happy Thursday, valued readers. We’re thankful you’re here, and thankful for your literacy, otherwise there would be little on this site for you.
Today is National Devil’s Food Cake Day (yuck) and National May Ray Day (what?), so we’re doing this start-the-day post a little differently. If it works, we’ll bring it back, and if it gets no traction, the idea will quickly be abandoned, but here we go. We’ve got a quote of the day:
“If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning, and if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.”
This one comes from one of America’s original literary giants and one of the first to perform what would later be known as stand-up comedy, one of my absolute favorites, Mark Twain. I wasn’t sure what quote I’d go with when I decided to try this out, but I was sure it would be a Twain quote. If this goes over well enough to continue, the biggest challenge for me will be selecting the next quote and not going back to the well of Twain wisdom.
The metaphor here is crystal clear, so I won’t insult anyone’s intelligence by trying to explain. This post is one of the frogs on my plate today, and fingers are crossed hoping it’s the biggest.
We’re coming off a couple of big days here at The County Line, so in case you missed anything, here’s a quick rundown of some recent stories:
SALUTE TO A VETERAN: Each week, The County Line will be highlighting one veteran from our Wall of Veterans. This week’s veteran is:
World War II Veteran
Medical Technician 91st Evac Hospital
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On to weather, courtesy of The County Line intern:
A few minutes after 6 a.m., it’s currently 66 degrees and cloudy at company headquarters, but the early morning thunderstorms have subsided, at least for now. Intern correspondents in Columbia and Jamestown report identical temperatures and conditions. Now, about those thunderstorms — the entire County Line coverage area has a better than decent chance of more on the way, expected to start sometime around noon or a little later and continuing off and on into early evening, around 5 or 6 p.m. local time. The high today is expected to top 80 degrees.
This morning’s post is dedicated to Morgan Long, who we wish the happiest birthday imaginable. Thanks for joining us again and check back in throughout the day for more coverage and commentary, always from local voices.