Friday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 73. Sunrise is 5:21 AM and sunset 8:21 PM for 14h 59m 57s of daytime. The moon is a waxing crescent with 39.3% of its visible disk illuminated.
On this day in 1927, the last Ford Model T rolls off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles.
Although film director Peter Jackson was born in New Zealand, the opening scenes of his 2005 King Kong are as affectionate a depiction of ordinary Americans persevering during the Depression as any ever filed. They are not meant as though a documentary, of course, but are instead a 21st-century look at 20th-century Americans getting by as best they could.
Jackson’s King Kong is beautiful throughout, but nowhere is it more loving — and respectful —of ordinary Americans than in these opening scenes of living through hardship.
Our people have overcome difficult times before. We can do so again.