I just learned that Captain Phil Harris has died of a stroke at the age of 53. For those of you who are not a fan of Discovery Channel's highest rated program "The Deadliest Catch", Phil captained F/V Cornelia Marie. His two sons, Josh and Jake, made up part of the crew. I am a big fan so...
Reminds me of the time when I was eleven and my dad's favorite hunting dog died of heart worms. That was sad. Every time I see a crab I'll think of Captain Phil. Every time I eat a plate of red king crab claws I will think of Captain Phil. He would have wanted it that way.
South Mississippi has been placed under a winter storm advisory with as much as a foot of snow possible – in south Mississippi mind you! As many can attest, such a warning in south Ms. doesn't carry much weight except with the school districts. Schools will close Friday...bet your ass.
This past December we had two such "watches" in place. The first one closed schools in the area. The following day was cloudy with light rain. The second "winter storm" buried our area in a quarter inch of snow overnight, and the sun shone brightly the next day. Schools were shut down then too.
I think schools in south Mississippi should have three mandatory snow days a year. Even if it doesn't snow schools should close for that day. If your snow day occurs on a Friday, but it snows the following day (Saturday) then that snow day will be extended to Monday as well. Like federal holidays.
That's the way I see it anyway. If it's good enough for Uncle Sam... Oh, did I mention Captain Phil Harris died?
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