Good 37º foggy morning.
Yesterday the gloom was depressing. Rain started in the morning. We stayed in the 40ºs until later in the day and topped at 57º.
Predictions are for "chance of rain" through Thursday. Hmmm.... Spring? LOL!
Late afternoon we got a tiny break, and blue sky was visible through the clouds...
Picture of the Day.......
'The Wave' is a sandstone formation located near the Arizona-Utah border. The lines are formed by erosion -- different layers of rock erode away at different rates.
Interesting about FedEx......
In 1971, Fred Smith founded the company, FedEx, with $4 million of inheritance and $80 million in loans and equity investments. FedEx started out with eight planes, covering 35 cities, and it had plans to add more each month, but with the rising cost of fuel the company found itself in millions dollars of debt by 1973. Pilots were using their own personal credit cards and un-cashed checks to fuel planes.
It was desperate times. With the company facing bankruptcy and no one willing to give the company additional loans or funds, the CEO, Fred Smith, took the company's last $5,000 and flew to Las Vegas and gambled it all on Blackjack. He came back the next week with $27,000 just enough to keep the business in operation for another week and enough time to secure $11 million in funding. Without this brazen move, FedEx would have gone out of business and gone away. It wouldn't have been the success it is today.
(as Federal Express Corporation)
Little Rock, Arkansas
|Founder||Frederick W. Smith|
|Products||Post delivery, express mail, freight forwarding, third-party logistics|
|Revenue||US$65.450 billion (2018)|
|US$4.870 billion (2018)|
|US$4.572 billion (2018)|
|Total assets||US$52.330 billion (2018)|
|Total equity||US$19.416 billion (2018)|
Number of employees
|Subsidiaries||Office, Express, Ground, Freight, Supply Chain, Custom Critical, Trade Networks, Services|
Recipe from my Hollywood Cook Book...
Art Linkletter's One Dish Meal.... Spinach Noodle Dish
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 pound ground meat
6oz spinach noodles
1 5oz. can tomato sauce
1 5oz. can tomatoes
1 cup cottage cheese
1 cup sour cream
garlic and or salt to taste
1 green pepper, chopped
Fry meat, drain off fat.
Simmer tomatoes and sauce, salt/garlic, green pepper, mushrooms, olives about 10 minutes.
Put in casserole dish in layers, starting with noodles, then cottage cheese, and sour cream, and meat. Top with grated cheese. Cook in oven at 350º until bubbly.
Historically this date.....
1942 – World War II: The first female prisoners arrive at Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.
1978 – Four days before the scheduled opening of Japan's Narita International Airport, a group of protestors destroys much of the equipment in the control tower with Molotov cocktails.
1999 – A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.
And births this date include....
1950 – Martin Short, Canadian comedian
1960 – Jennifer Grey, American actress
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo