Good 42º clear sunny morning.
We got a few clouds yesterday. Haven't seen any in a few days.
And of course some contrails....
Our temperature hit mid 80ºs.
Picture of the Day....
Interesting about White House fire...
On August 24,1814, during the War of 1812, British troops entered Washington, D.C. and set fire to many public buildings including the White House, in revenge for the American burning of York (now Toronto) in 1813.
President Madison had fled to safety two days previously but his wife, Dolley, remained behind to gather important state papers. She managed to save what turned out to be a copy of a portrait of George Washington and a copy of the Declaration of Independence before fleeing and meeting her husband in Brookeville, Maryland.
A tornado and accompanying rain doused the flames and saved many of the public buildings from being completely ruined. The British retreated to their ships and departed after the twenty-six hour occupation of the capital.
After the fire, James Hoban, the original architect, was commissioned to lead the rebuilding of the White House. Only the exterior walls remained, and they had to be torn down and mostly reconstructed because of weakening from the fire and subsequent exposure to the elements, except for portions of the south wall.
In 1817, the building was completed and President James Monroe moved in.
At various times in history, the White House has been known as the “President’s Palace,” the “President’s House,” and the “Executive Mansion.”President Theodore Roosevelt officially gave the White House its current name in 1901.
from Mr. Food
Make sure to leave room for this Sweet Cherry Thing! Your belly may be full but you won't want to miss out on this sweet, tart goodness.
- 2 1/2 cups crushed pecan shortbread cookies
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 (21-ounce) cans cherry pie filling
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
- 1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
- After pouring the crumb mixture into the baking dish, place a large piece of plastic wrap over it, and press the crumbs into the dish. Remove the plastic wrap and your crust is evenly packed - no messy hands!
Historically this date.......
1886 – Pharmacist John Pemberton first sells a carbonated beverage named "Coca-Cola" as a patent medicine.
1976 – The roller coaster Revolution, the first steel coaster with a vertical loop, opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
1984 – Corporal Denis Lortie enters the Quebec National Assembly and opens fire, killing three and wounding 13. René Jalbert, sergeant-at-arms of the assembly, succeeds in calming him, for which he will later receive the Cross of Valour.
....................if you can believe this: "Lortie was paroled in December 1995. He now lives in Quebec and works in construction." Canadians are just as stupid as Americans when it comes to letting the bad guys go!
And births this date include...
1926 – Don Rickles, American comedian (d.2017)
1940 – Ricky Nelson, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor (d. 1985)
When working for UPS I delivered a package to his Mulholland Drive home. He drove out just as I arrived and waved to me. This was about 1980. His butler and one of his twin sons, Gunnar or Matthew (about 13 at the time)
answered the door. He also had about 15 dogs in his yard, all different, all friendly!
After 5pm Tractor Dave showed up and brush hogged until dark...
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo