Good 43º cloudy/foggy morning.
Yesterday the dark clouds and gloom was depressing. Rain was predicted...... and I had errands to do. So, of course when I left to get in the car it was raining! It kept up for a bit. Gentle rain. Later we got a bit more.
By the end of the day we topped at 51º.
Picture of the Day....
^1936 Gold Medal
The first eight athletes in each event of the Olympics receive a diploma, and their names are announced to the public. Only the first three athletes receive a medal as well. Since the 1932 Winter Games in Lake Placid (USA), the medal award ceremony has always been made on a podium. The first-placed athlete, on the highest step in the center, receives a gold medal and the title of Olympic champion. The second-place athlete stands to the winner’s right, and receives a silver medal; while the third-placed athlete stands to the left and receives a bronze medal. The flags of all three athletes are raised, and the winner’s national anthem is played.
The gold medal consists of just 1% of actual gold, 92.5% silver and 6.16% copper. The medal is valued at $600 based on the actual worth of the raw materials used.
If the athletes were to sell/auction their medals, they would probably get a lot more than just the face value of material.
^2016 Gold Medal
If you want to read more about the Olympic medals ....
Here is a recipe from my Hollywood Cook Book...
Ozzie and Harriet's Chicken Salad Supreme
4 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 cup toasted almonds
1 1/2 cups chopped celery
4 T chopped ripe olives
4 T chopped mixed pickle
4 hard boiled eggs, sliced
1 cup green seedless grapes, halved
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
Combine all the ingredients thoroughly. Serves 6.
Historically this date........
1965 – NASA launches Gemini 3, the United States' first two-man space flight (crew: Gus Grissom and John Young).
2005 – Texas City Refinery explosion: During a test on a distillation tower liquid waste builds up and flows out of a blowout tower. Waste fumes ignite and explode killing 15 workers.** How odd, there was just a refinery fire in Houston on the 21st and again yesterday! Fortunately not as disastrous as the one in 2005.
And births this date include....
1904 – Joan Crawford, American actress (d. 1977)
Pretty and soft looking when she was young... then the tough look and those eyebrows!
.....he was always just too odd for my taste!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
** Here is a list of the dogs I have had.... LOVE dogs!!!
Standard black Dachshund, Scuffy Ann of Stockbridge (the street we lived on). Miniature red Dachshund, Heidi. Standard Collie, Lucy. Little black unknown type dog, Rufus P. Rochester. Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Dallas. Pit Bull, Ollie (short for Oliver North). Scottish McNab, Maggie. Black Lab, Yukon (also, he had 3 legs so sometimes he was called Tripod). And now Dude, Rottweiler Lab mix.