Good 42º POURING rain morning.
Yesterday was typical of this time of year, cloudy and gloomy.
By 11am we zoomed up to 45º! Yeah, out of the 30ºs!
I took the trash down to the road and got a couple raindrops. When I came back I looked at the Grants Pass cam and it had been raining there already.....
Dude and Bruiser were out keeping and eye on the gate, just in case someone came in it!
Picture of the Day....
Interesting about credit cards.........
Diners Club, which was created partially through a merger with Dine and Sign, produced the first "general purpose" charge card and required the entire bill to be paid with each statement. The idea of customers paying different merchants using the same card was conceived in 1950 by Ralph Schneider and Frank McNamara, founders of Diners Club. It is now held that Diners Club was the first independent credit card company in the world.
A few years later other companies followed Diners Club. Carte Blanche followed; and, in 1958 American Express created a worldwide credit card network (these companies initially used charge cards that later acquired credit card features).
Bank of America launched the BankAmericard in Fresno, California, which would become the first successful recognizable modern credit card. This card succeeded where others failed. BankAmericard was able to convince large numbers of merchants to accept its card. It was eventually licensed to other banks around the United States and then around the world.
How about some Crispy Cheesy Cheddar Bites for a snack........
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, slightly packed
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup crispy rice cereal
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Historically this date.........
1818 – The first performance of "Silent Night" takes place in the church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorf, Austria.
1826 – The Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy begins that night, wrapping up the following morning.
1968 – Apollo Program: The crew of Apollo 8 enters into orbit around the Moon, becoming the first humans to do so. They performed 10 lunar orbits and broadcast live TV pictures that became the famous Christmas Eve Broadcast, one of the most watched programs in history.
2000 – The Texas 7 hold up a sports store in Irving, Texas. Police officer Aubrey Hawkins is murdered during the robbery.
And births this date include...
....boy, he looks like a cranky old man!
1923 – George Patton IV, American general (d. 2004)
1971 – Ricky Martin, Puerto Rican singer
1974 – Ryan Seacrest, American television host
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Christmas Eve. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
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