2020 August 12

  • Monday, August 10, 2020, a derecho (Inland hurricane) swept through states in the Midwest. It also created localized tornadoes and flooding.
  • Please pray for those who suffered loss.
  • Unusually powerful storms with winds exceeding 100 miles per hour ripped through parts of the Midwest on Monday, knocking out power for about one million customers, downing countless trees and utility poles and flipping cars. Three high wounds sped across several states within a few hours

Three high wounds sped across several states within a few hours

  • .
  • Many of our family and friends were effected by the storm.
  • Two deaths and countless injuries were caused by this fast moving storm.
  • In addition to homes, vehicles, properties, and business damaged or destroyed, 10 million acres of Iowa farmland was flatted Monday during the derecho. That’s going to raise the price/cost of corn and soybeans. Which will eventually lead we – the end consumer – to pay more for items containing those two items.
  • Think corn is just cattle feed? Did you know:
  • Gas and Oil.
  • Gypsum Drywall.
  • Adhesives.
  • Cosmetics.
  • Fresh Vegetables.
  • Wax paper and Waxed Cardboard.
  • Bio-engineered Bone and Gum Tissue.
  • Splenda and Equal.
  • And much more are made from corn?


Welcome, family and friends, to Our Daily Journal, a remembrance for us, and a point of contact for you.

Share it with your friends.

Yes. It reached 100° & 110° heat index
I caught the glow preceding sunrise. However, I got busy and missed the dawn. It would have just been a white ball of fire

  • Fast Track it’s a game of luck, strategy, and skill. It can be played with 2-6 players. With 4 or 6 players there is the option of playing partners.
  • Each player has a full deck of cards (including jokers) and 4 markers (commonly called “men”). The object is to get your markers out of the pre play spot, onto the start spot and around the board into hombre.
  • To move from the pre play area onto the start spot, player must turn over an ace, joker, or six.
  • Once on the board, all cards move you forward (clockwise) except the 4 which moves you backwards 4 spacers.
  • Face cards, aces, and jokers move you forward one space and give you another turn. Three 6 also gloves another turn.
  • All numbered cards except the 4 move you forward the number on the card.
  • You may not pass your own man.
  • If you land on a space occupied by an opponent you move them back to the pre play area.
  • Once a marker is in its home space, it it’s safe.
  • Now for the Fast Track. There are 6 inward pointing spaces on the board. If your move lands you exactly on a point, your next move moves you to the next point or points whatever the card’s value. If you fail to move the marker around the points, you loose that option and must travel the longer path.
  • In the very center of the board is a single spot. You can reach it by exact number of moves, unless you were on a point which require you to move around the points. The only way out of the center spot is by turning over a face card. You then come out to the point nearest your home.
  • I believe that is the full set of rules as we play it.
  • Now that y’all know the rules, come play someone – just call first so we can hide the clutter.
  • Lunch was a packaged beef and pasta – just add beef, water, and milk. Wait. What? That’s everything but the noodles and seasoning. I could have made that just as easily and tastier without the package.
  • Which brings up a personal peeve, package that promise “quick and easy”. When you read the directions which have you adding milk, butter, oil, meat, and more. That is when you realize the package only contains something like flour, salt, and baking powder.
  • I’m going to start selling dehydrated water – just add a cup of water, package contents, and stir. No cooking necessary.

Thanks again for stopping by. Share this with your friends. See y’all again tomorrow. Stay safe. Remember, we love you.

  • God bless and g’day.
  • If you enjoy our journal: comment, like, and follow. Also see our Facebook page and our new Instagram page. Just search for “Tom and Ella Journal.”

My NEW sermons blog Armchair Sermons. Sermons posted most Sundays 10 AM central time.


  • ©2020 Thomas E. Williams

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s