Good morning Sugahs.  The news of Kobe Bryant's death has shocked the world.  We now know there were 9 people on board the downed helicopter.  Let this be a reminder to say "I love you" every day as tomorrow's not promised.

Music's biggest night, the Grammys, started with a musical tribute to Kobe Bryant. Alicia Keys walked onto the stage at the Staples Center and said, quote, "We're all feeling crazy sadness right now, "Because earlier today, Los Angeles, America, and the whole wide world lost a hero.  And we're literally standing here heartbroken in the house that Kobe Bryant built."

Today is National Chocolate Cake Day and Bubble Wrap Day.


62 years ago - In 1958, Little Richard quit his music career to enroll at Oakwood Bible College in Huntsville, Alabama. He made the decision after his plane caught fire while he was on tour. He promised God he'd study the Bible if he didn't go down in flames.

53 years ago - In 1967, astronauts Gus GrissomEd White and Roger Chaffee lost their lives on the Cape Kennedy launch pad due to a fire onboard the Apollo command module.

47 years ago - In 1973, Henry Kissinger signed the Vietnam Peace Treaty.

44 years ago - In 1976, "Laverne & Shirley" premiered.

36 years ago - In 1984, Michael Jackson suffered second and third-degree burns while filming a commercial for Pepsi.

27 years ago - In 1993, Andre The Giant died of a heart attack.  He was only 46.

22 years ago - In 1998, First Lady Hillary Clinton appeared on television, during the Monica Lewinsky ordeal and said the whole thing was, "a vast right-wing conspiracy".

10 years ago - In 2010, Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad.


Jake Pavelka is 42.

Patton Oswalt is 51.

Tracy Lawrence is 52.

Mike Patton is 52.

Alan Cumming is 55.

Bridget Fonda is 56.

Susanna Thompson is 62.

Mimi Rogers is 64.

John Roberts is 65.

Nick Mason is 76.

James Cromwell is 80.

John Witherspoon (1942 - 2019)

Donna Reed  (1921 - 1986)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  (1756 - 1791)


• 6 days until Groundhog Day.

• 18 days until Valentine's Day.

• 41 days until Daylight Saving Time starts.


Today: Mostly cloudy, 66.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, foggy, 49.

Tuesday: 30% chance for rain, 65.

Wednesday: 30% chance for rain, 63.

Thursday: Partly cloudy, slight chance for rain, 62.

Friday: 60% chance for rain, 58.

Have a wonderful Monday!

cj and jenn








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