Before I leave this quiet little town, let me tell you a couple of interesting facts about Glendale, Ohio. It started out as a holiday resort for the rich of Cincinnati, especially in the summer. From a commemorative plaque I saw this summer, Glendale was also famous during the Civil War for the 'battle that never happened'. Morgan's troops, who had arrived in Glendale, had expected to run into Union troops because of the railroad. Well, a trainload of Union soldiers did pass through the town. Lastly, the only actress who successfully committed suicide by jumping off the sign when it was still Hollywoodland is buried in the cemetery here. Her father lived in Glendale.
This morning I was somewhat confused when I turned on the TV expecting to watch the 'Victims Of Terrorism' demonstration and speeches. The demonstration was in protest against the European Court's decision to overturn the 'Parot Law' in Spain which states that terrorists and other dangerous criminals, such as rapists and serial killers, are to be kept imprisoned the maximum number of years. In other words, the seriousness of the crime dictates the sentence. The European Court has ruled this is against 'human rights'. One such terrorist was set free just hours after the decision was made. She is responsible for over 20 deaths, one of them being an American businessman who was in the street when the bomb went off. There are over 100 terrorists who will be able to benefit from the Court's decision. The mother of Sandra Palo, a young girl who was raped, run over by a car and whose body was set on fire and burned, was also attending the demonstration, so now her daughter's murderers can be free too, thanks to the Court. What about the rights of the victims? As for my confusion, I'd forgotten the time change. Woe is me! Now I have to get used to another timetable change.
It's probably good that I get an extra hour this weekend, because I've been quite busy. I did some baking yesterday, so I'll have homemade bread for a few days. I'm a messy cook though and had to clean the kitchen floor 3 times! Then in the afternoon, I finished getting all my winter things ironed and into the wardrobe. I often envy people who have wardrobes for winter and summer clothes. I used to, but now things from the past season have to go into bags or suitcases. Touching wood, it's still not too chilly out and I haven't put on the heating yet.
Hope everyone has a good week. You can be envious of my extra hour this weekend and Friday off, and then I can be envious of you next weekend and your time off at Thanksgiving for those who celebrate it.