THE MEGA MILLIONS jackpot has everybody all fired up and dreaming of winning enough money to shower in for the rest of our lives. Click here for our story in today’s H-W.
Click here to see a list of odds for many different things. I’m not sure how they compiled it, perhaps with exhaustive research and using surveys, or maybe by using Google. Who knows.
Just so you know, you have a better chance of being injured by a lawnmower, drowning in a bathtub, being on a plane with a drunken pilot or dating a supermodel than of winning Mega Millions. And you have a way better chance of being hit by lightning.
THE QUINCY FIRE Department is conducting drills this week, sending firefighters into the water filter plant on Front Street to fix a simulated chlorine gas leak.
On Wednesday night, the sight of firefighters Jerry Mast and Cory Goehl walking down Hampshire in the blue protective suits was interesting enough. It was especially funny to see the people gathered at Second and Hampshire gape as they walked by.
One rather unsteady gal who warned me “not to go by the river because it really stinks, but what do I know, I’m from Montana” was especially enthralled. The skateboarders thought it was “way cool.” Some of the people driving on Hampshire managed to not crash their vehicles when spotting the spacemen in their suits.
Click here for the story, and check out the video shot by H-W Photographer Michael Kipley of the training.
Just another Wednesday night, down by the river ….
Dr. Samuel Everett's stone before renovation by Perry Harrison of Harrison Monuments.
The refurbished stone and new memorial.
HERE ARE SOME before and after photos of the Dr. Samuel Everett memorial in Woodland Cemetery. The Tri-States Civil War Round Table is to be commended for fixing up the grave and honoring a true Quincy hero. Click here for my column about the Civil War doctor.
The refurbished memorial will be dedicated and Dr. Everett will be honored again on Friday, April 6, at 7 p.m. at the historic cemetery in Quincy.