Sunday, April 18, 2021

The writing on the wall

Memorable Automobiles from The Past:

 The 1942 Chevrolet, not many were produced, most went to the army.

 For today:

Dr. Mudd aided Booth after he assassinated Lincoln.  He was found guilty and sent to **Fort Jefferson, a military prison located on a small Gulf of Mexico island about 70 miles west of Key West, Florida. Dr. Mudd’s name is infamously remembered and has generated the statement made to someone who screws up badly, “Your name is mud!”  (Mudd was later pardoned by President Johnson)


A memorable scene in our Old Testament, King Belshazzar was throwing a big shindig. Then something amazing happened. A hand appeared. The Rock and Roll bands went silent, the jitter bugging stopped and gold goblets of wine were dropped. The hand wrote on the wall: “MENE MENE TEKEL PARSIN, it was in Chinese (I guess) No one could read it.  But Hey, they called old Daniel, who was known to sleep with Lions. The BIG Bell guy WANTED TO GIVE Dan a gold necklace for telling what it said, but Dan said, “Keep it.”  He told Big Bell, “Hey dude, you messed up. Drinking, carousing and not paying attention. YOU ain’t gonna like this! You have pushed GOD too far, you have gone crazy! You ain’t gonna make it.  Tonight you will die. The Meats and Russians (something like that) will have your kingdom.”  That is not exact but close. I don’t know if he was truly sorry or not but he was killed just like the WRITING ON THE WALL SAID.

Since that time, when someone felt doom or a big change was coming, you might hear, “I can read the writing on the wall, this ain’t gonna last.”

You that were aboard when AOL Journals were big, can remember an AOL announcement: THIS IS TO NOTIFY YOU THAT ON XXXX DATE ALL AOL JOURNALS WILL DISAPPEAR.

 Now I think I see some WRITING ON THE WALL. For the past few years Blogging and Blogger have become less popular and social media i.e. Facebook and Twitting is taking over. YOU have probably seen the latest notice by Blogger: ‘FOLLOWING BY E-Mail’ will be SUSPENDED July 2021’ gives me the feeling we are headed the way of AOL Journals.

I DO HOPE Blogger will remain intact even if it is never updated. I am sure this is not EARTH SHAKING to you. Nothing in this technological era stays the same for long. BUT LIFE IS GOOD!

Nite Shipslog

PS: **Fort Jefferson is now part of "The Dry Tortugas National Park." I was fortunate to have a friend fly me out to see it once.

 PS2: I just heard from Betty that the 'Follow by E-Mail' on blogger is a subcontractor, not Blogger itself, so I might be readign the writing wrong.... :-O


Chatty Crone said...

I don't even know what it means myself!

Glenda said...

it is overwhelming on occasion to attempt to figure out what to do with this internet stuff ~ I am "bewitched, bothered and bewildered"...often!

Lisa said...

Blogger has got a lot of quirks. Its easy to use and thats why I'm here, but I have often thought about using another blogging platform.

From gtown

Mevely317 said...

Bewitched 'n bothered... yep. I'm so weary of these changes, just for the sake of change. Crossing fingers, and toes!

betty said...

Thanks for the shout out Jack! Feedburner is eliminating the follow by email widget by July. It shouldn't affect many blogs unless they have that feature to only follow by email. Its confusing but if one follows a blog through Blogger I believe that blog will show up on your reading list when you click that on in Blogger. Time will tell if what I think to be true will be true. Blogger at least didn't say they were closing down their blogs like AOL did all those years before. If worse comes to worse, one has to put all the blogs they follow in their favorites and then check on them to see if any new content was written.

All in all Blogger is user friendly and I hope it remains that way!


Victor S E Moubarak said...

Did not know about Blogger changes. It's good and I hope it remains so.

God bless.

Dar said...

Perhaps what's old is new actual phone calls, you know, the kind where you actually ' hear ' one another's voices, or hand written letters become ' a thing ' again instead of texting, like this ol' gal, the world is turning and changing way too fast. Who can keep up anymore?
loven'hugs from up north where there's snow on the ground once again....who knew

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

This morning blogger wouldn't even let me post anything. I seem to be able to comments but not anything else. I hope this isn't the beginning of the end. I love blogging and would hate if if I couldn't do so. I love keeping in touch with blogger friends.

yaya said...

I love blogging and use it like a journal and print it out at the end of the year. Meeting other bloggers and getting to know them has been an added fun benefit. I would be sad to lose my blog buddies!