Fay Parsons – Royce and Sharon Rand, and family, extend our sincere thanks to the staff and volunteers at Grace Village, Huntingville, for their kindness and support shown to Fay during the last year of her life as her autonomy gradually slipped away and especially during her final 4 months. The messages of sympathy, cards, letters, phone calls, prayers, and donations are greatly appreciated. Thanks to the ladies of St. George’s Anglican Church Guild for the lovely lunch provided following the funeral service. Thanks to Canon Rev. Giuseppe Gagliano for the lovely service on October 9, 2018; to Fay’s great grandchildren, Lowell & Makada, for sharing their gift of music; and thanks to organist, Sandra Gallichon. Thanks also to Frank Wilson at Cass Funeral Home for his compassion and guidance as we prepared to say our goodbyes to our mother, grand, great, and great-great grandmother.
Most sincerely, ROYCE & SHARON, CAROL, JIM & LEA, SYLVIA & ALLAN WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2018
Today is the 311th day of 2018 and the 47th day of autumn.
TODAY’S HISTORY: In 1917, the Russian Bolshevik Revolution occurred as Vladimir Lenin’s forces overthrew Alexander Kerensky’s provisional government.
In 1944, Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected to a record fourth term as U.S. president.
In 2000, the outcome of the U.S. presidential election was unknown at the end of Election Day, as Al Gore and George W. Bush awaited results in New Mexico, Oregon and Florida.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Marie Curie (1867-1934), physicist/chemist; Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), Russian revolutionary; Albert Camus (1913-1960), author; Billy Graham (1918-2018), evangelist; Joan Sutherland (1926-2010), opera singer; Johnny Rivers (1942- ), singer-songwriter; Joni Mitchell (1943- ), singer-songwriter; David Petraeus (1952- ), former CIA director; Keith Lockhart (1959- ), conductor; Morgan Spurlock (1970- ), filmmaker/activist; Yunjin Kim (1973- ), actress; Lorde (1996- ), singer-songwriter.
TODAY’S FACT: In 1994, WXYC in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, became the first radio station to offer a 24-hour simulcast on the Internet.
TODAY’S SPORTS: In 1991, basketball legend Magic Johnson announced he had contracted HIV and would retire from the NBA.
TODAY’S QUOTE: “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” — Albert Camus, “Return to Tipasa”
TODAY’S NUMBER: 159 million — worldwide monthly active users of the streaming radio service Spotify.
TODAY’S MOON: New moon (Nov. 7).