2022 April 04

Day        Rain Chance 50%     78⁰     Cloudy with a chance of showers. A slight chance of thunderstorms this morning then a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
Night     Rain Chance 50%     66°     Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly in the evening. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph, becoming west after midnight.

Psalms 25 In you, Lord my God, I put my trust.
Psalms 45 I will perpetuate your memory through all generations; therefore the nations will praise you for ever and ever. Day 41

According to a survey conducted in February 2021, nearly half of the respondents stated that on average they spent five to six hours on their phone on a daily basis, not including work-related smartphone use.  Estimates suggest that in 2022 U.S. adults will spend an average of around three hours watching TV each day.  Across all devices, the average Internet user aged 16 to 64 spends six hours and 58 minutes online per day,  Tell me again how you don’t have time for Bible study!

I have a common name. Thomas is the ninth most popular first name in the United States over the past 100 years. The last name Williams ranks 3rd in the United States. In Texas there are 3,431 people with “my” name. There are 60 Thomas Williams in Leander. 86 records for Thomas Williams in Austin. 82 in Pflugerville. Obviously I’m the best looking of them all, I get paid to have my picture taken. I’m a professional model (at least at Christmas time).

1.  Thomas Williams served in the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1838 to 1841, then returned to private practice. During the American Civil War, Williams returned to public office, this time becoming a United States representative, a position he held from March 4, 1863 – March 4, 1869.
2.  Thomas Williams (1780 – 1840) was a United States Senator from Mississippi. Born in North Carolina, he completed preparatory studies, studied law, was admitted to the bar, and became a lawyer. He was register of the land office for the Territory of Mississippi in 1805, secretary of the Territory in 1805, and Acting Governor in 1806. He was reappointed secretary in 1807, and was again Acting Governor in 1809. In 1810 he was collector of customs at New Orleans, and was a delegate to the state constitutional convention.
3.  Thomas Williams (January 16, 1815 – August 5, 1862) was an antebellum United States Army officer and a brigadier general in the Union Army during the Civil War. He was killed as he commanded the Union troops at the Battle of Baton Rouge.

I might even be related to some of the scores of famous Thomas Williams. In my family tree alone there are nearsly as many folks named Thomas Williams as there are William Williams.

For Wednesday’s soup super, I’ve made a soda bread. I also have a slow rise bread from the Community Cupboard.

©2022 Thomas E Williams

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