Good 42º dark very cloudy morning.
Yesterday we were slow to warm up from 25º, but I'm not complaining! My friends Pat and Alice Reardon in Idaho said it was 19º there! Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! By 2pm we did hit 61º. Not much sun, clouds moving in...
Dash out trying to see what Bruiser is doing.........
Rain predicted for tonight and Thanksgiving and Friday.
WednesdayRain LikelyHigh: 55 °F
NightShowersLow: 40 °F
DayRainHigh: 49 °F
NightRainLow: 42 °F
FridayRainHigh: 51 °F
NightRainLow: 37 °F
Flash flooding and mud slides are expected in the fire areas of Northern California.
Picture of the Day.....
Empire State Building in a puddle reflection....
Interesting about a hotel...
The Tremont House of Boston (1829– c.1895), was the first hotel in the United States to feature indoor plumbing for guests. The Tremont House was a four-story, granite-faced, neoclassical building, located at the corner of Tremont and Beacon Streets. The Tremont was designed by Isaiah Rogers.
The hotel offered many luxuries including a women's only dining area. At the time, it was considered inappropriate for a woman to dine without a gentleman, and meals would have to be taken in private. The hotel also boasted a reception area, locked guest rooms, bell boys, and free soap. Despite this long list of offerings, it is probably best known as the first hotel with indoor plumbing and running water. Davy Crockett, and Charles Dickens stayed to enjoy the luxuries of the Tremont.
The hotel's water was raised by a steam-powered pump to a storage tank on its roof, where gravity moved water to the taps. Eight toilets were provided on the ground floor. Bathrooms for bathing were located in the basement. Bathtubs were copper or tin, with local gas heating for the tub's water. Running water was also provided to the kitchen and laundry areas. A simple system removed the waste water to the sewage system.
The residents and visitors of the White House would not enjoy the luxury of indoor plumbing until 1833. By the 1840's, indoor plumbing was becoming a more common feature in the homes of the rich.
Easy Yummy Manhattan Clam Chowder
When it comes to clam chowder, you either like it Manhattan-style or creamy like they make it in New England. Well, for those of you who never had Authentic Manhattan Clam Chowder, like this one, just wait until you take your first spoon full. With its tangy tomato base, combined with lots of chopped clams, what's not to love? What's even better? It whips up in just 20 minutes! The authentic flavor will leave your taste buds happy and your belly full!
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 celery stalk, chopped
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 (6-1/2 ounces) cans chopped clams, undrained
- 2 (8 ounce) bottles clam juice
- 1 cup diced potatoes, uncooked (about 1 medium potato)
- 1 (15.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- In a soup pot over medium heat, cook onion, celery, and carrot in butter 5 minutes, or until tender. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Remove the bay leaf before serving.
Special birthday today.... the bride of Wayne Low (LASD ret) Shirley is celebrating today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHRILEY!
Historically this date..........
1877 – Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound.
1980 – A deadly fire breaks out at the MGM Grand Hotel in Paradise, Nevada (now Bally's Las Vegas). 87 people are killed and more than 650 are injured in the worst disaster in Nevada history.
And births this date include....
.....omg, he's been married to Luci Arnaz since 1980!
1937 – Marlo Thomas, American actress
And Marlo has been married to Phil Donahue since 1980 also!
Tomorrow is the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Check your TV for times and channel. My grandson Tucker's Grants Pass High School Band will be in the parade. They will be the second band marching....
The band was in it's first Macy's Day parade back in 2010. They are awesome! Tucker is a drummer.
At least it won't be raining or snowing... but not the best weather for that parade:
***The 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place on Thursday morning, with over 3.5 million people expected to line the streets of Manhattan to watch the dazzling display of balloons and floats. The coldest air so far this season will descend on the Big Apple in time for the parade, accompanied by icy winds.
"It will be a cold day in New York for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, so spectators will need to bundle up," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Steve Travis, adding that dry, sunny weather would prevail for the festivities.
Chilling winds will negate any warmth from the sunshine.Temperatures will only be in the lower to middle 20s during the parade, which starts at 9 a.m. EST.
However, cold winds gusting past 20 mph at times will make it feel even more uncomfortable.
AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures will be at dangerously low levels, in the teens and perhaps even the single digits, putting anyone with exposed skin at risk for frostbite.
"The wind may also be a factor for the balloons," Travis said.
Some of the balloons might not be able to fly or they might be kept lower than you would typically see, he added.Later it was reruns for dinner, chair, wine, Dash in my lap, and TV...
Blue Bloods, FBI, local news, Family Feud, and something else I can't remember!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo