One of my boyhood heroes was the Lone Ranger.
Noble. Upstanding. Never smoked, swore, or drank alcohol. Used grammatically correct speech free of slang, never shot to kill.
The Lone Ranger made his debut this day 1933 at Detroit radio station WXYZ. Created by WXYZ’s owners George Trendle and Fran Stricker.
The masked rider of the plains was an immediate hit. Soon 20,000 million were listening to the radio show on a regular basis. The Lone Ranger became was a popular and enduring hero of the 20th century.
The Lone Ranger had 2 sidekicks. His trusty steed Silver and his loyal Indian scout Tonto.
Together the three battled evil western outlaws and Indians.
The radio show continued while moving successfully into movies and TV. Clayton Moore portrayed the Lone Ranger in the 1950’s TV series.
Nothing is forever. The show’s popularity diminished and by the end of the 1950’s the Lone Ranger disappeared from radio, screen and movies.
I forever remained faithful.
In the 1970’s, I came across an ad for a CD of the Lone Ranger. Ordered it immediately. Thrilling! A return to days of old! My childhood hero still battling wrongdoers.
I played the CD incessantly. Especially on long road trips. Loved it!
Good people also are postal workers. “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these carriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”
The postal workers’ creed tells us the mail man gets through all kinds of weather. Normally correct. Cannot be said now. The arctic storm Jayden is burying 2/3rds of the country. A bad storm. The Post Office has suspended mail delivery in parts or all of North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois.
Nature overpowering man from his normal duties. It happens to often these days.
A great podcast last night. Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou went well. Discussed among other things the breaking news yesterday afternoon of Trump and Putin meeting secretly and alone at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires. Putin accompanied by a translator, Trump only by Melania.
Trump a hard ass. He who knows all knows nothing. Trump refuses to follow normal protocol when having these meetings. He should have his own translator and an aide with him.
Spent some time with Venezuela. Went back 5 years when the starving began to present day.
Return to my primary care physician this afternoon for my back. I feel 90 percent better. Thank you, Lord!
Tonight at 8 Syracuse/Boston College. Not sure where I will be watching the game.
Enjoy your day!