Good 55º dark cloudy morning.
Yesterday after the fog lifted the clouds moved in.....
Then we were clear and sunny. Topped at 89º.
Thursday we had a lot of rain, lightening, and thunder in the early evening.
Picture of the Day ... LOL, shared by Chuck Kuehl.
Interesting about our dime....
The dime, in United States usage, is a ten-cent coin, one tenth of a United States dollar, labeled formally as "one dime". The denomination was first authorized by the Coinage Act of 1792. The dime is the smallest in diameter and is the thinnest of all U.S. coins currently minted for circulation, being .705 inch (17.91 mm) in diameterand .053 inch (1.35 mm) in thickness. The obverse of the current dime depicts the profile of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the reverse boasts an olive branch, a torch, and an oak branch, from left to right respectively. As of 2011, the dime coin cost 5.65 cents to produce.
The word dime comes from the French word dîme, meaning "tithe" or "tenth part", from the Latin decima [pars]. In the past prices have occasionally been quoted on signage and other materials in terms of dimes, abbreviated as "d" or a lowercase "d" with a slash through it (₫) as with the cent and mill signs. As of 2019, the dime is the only United States coin in general circulation that is not denominated in terms of dollars or cents.
From 1796 to 1837, dimes were composed of 89.24% silver and 10.76% copper, the value of which required the coins to be physically very small to prevent their intrinsic value being worth more than face value. Thus dimes are made small and thin. The silver percentage was increased to 90.0% with the introduction of the Seated Liberty dime; the use of a richer alloy was offset by reducing the diameter from 18.8 millimeters (0.740 inch) to its current figure of 17.9 millimeters (0.705 inch).
With the passage of the Coinage Act of 1965, the dime's silver content was removed. Dimes from 1965 to the present are composed of outer layers of 75% copper and 25% nickel, bonded to a pure copper core. Starting in 1992, the U.S. Mint began issuing Silver Proof Sets annually, which contain dimes composed of the pre-1965 standard of 90% silver and 10% copper. These sets are intended solely for collectors, and are not meant for general circulation.
The current design on the obverse of the dime first appeared in 1946, soon after the death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The Roosevelt dime was released on the late President's birthday which was January 30th of that year. After his death in 1945, citizens began writing to the Treasury Department requesting his likeness be depicted on a coin. The dime was chosen to honor Roosevelt partly due to his efforts in the founding of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (later renamed the March of Dimes), which originally raised money for polio research.
From Mr. Food.......
Have you ever wanted a quick and easy pie recipe that's potluck perfect? This recipe for Apple Pie Bites is easy to make and even easier to take!
Historically this date.......
1942 – Holocaust: 8,700 Jews of Kolomyia (western Ukraine) sent by German Gestapo to death camp in Belzec.
1945 – Japanese forces on Wake Island, which they had held since December of 1941, surrender to U.S. Marines.
And births this date include...
1908 – Michael DeBakey, American cardiac surgeon
Interesting his initials were his profession!
1923 – Peter Lawford, British-born American actor (d. 1984)
His initials are the same as the "rocket place" in Pasadena, Jet Propulsion Lab!
The other day my friend Linda was going to see a periodontist for a gum/crown problem she was having. He gave her some meds to take prior to the appointment, maybe to relax her. She took three pills, which was prescribed, and then ended up passed out on the floor at home. Her hubby called for an ambulance that took her to the ER. She finally woke up but had no recollection of what happened and didn't remember anything!!!! She called the doc's office and said she wasn't coming back, ever! I looked up the med, Triazolam, and it's a sedative used to treat severe insomnia! WHAT???? Why in the heqq did he give her that??? He should be reported. That is scary.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo