On a Thursday 50 years ago few would have imagined that a memorial to Martin Luther King would actually exist in Washington, D.C. today. However, 50 years ago tonight U.S. history was changed when he was gunned down in Memphis, TN. It had been a pretty nice day in Memphis where the thermometer had soared to 72 degrees that afternoon. Most of us are familiar with what transpired in our nation as a result.
This photograph was made two years ago when my wife and I visited the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington.
Our weather today should be windy and mild, with temperatures in the 60’s. Some showers and possibly a thunderstorm are likely. You may have noticed that cherry blossoms are beginning to appear. You may have also noticed that the memory of what happened 50 years ago has not disappeared at all.
The weekend still promises a bit of snow. Right now it looks like a cold Saturday rain is likely to end as snow. It is still a bit early to know how much snow we might get, but Saturday evening will feature a freeze, so roads could be slippery.