Good dark cloudy very foggy 52º morning.
Yesterday the gloom hung around until early afternoon,
then we got some big fluffy clouds and a lot of wind.......
we finally got some blue sky
Picture of the Day ... shared by my pal Karen aka Sugar Bear...
Interesting about "knocker-ups" .... (not what you were thinking!)
A knocker-up, sometimes known as a knocker-upper, was a profession in Britain and Ireland that started during and lasted well into the Industrial Revolution, when alarm clocks were neither cheap nor reliable, and to as late as the beginning of the 1920s. A knocker-up's job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time.
The knocker-up used a baton or short, heavy stick to knock on the clients' doors or a long and light stick, often made of bamboo, to reach windows on higher floors. At least one of them used a pea-shooter. In return, the knocker-up would be paid a few pence a week. The knocker-up would not leave a client's window until they were sure that the client had been awoken.
A knocker-upper would also use a 'snuffer outer' as a tool to rouse the sleeping. This implement was used to put out gas lamps which were lit at dusk and then needed to be extinguished at dawn.
There were large numbers of people carrying out the job, especially in larger industrial towns such as Manchester. Generally the job was done by elderly men and women but sometimes police constables supplemented their pay by performing the task during early morning patrols.
What do you get when you combine crispy home fries with the cheesy goodness of mac 'n' cheese? Cheesy Potatoes of course! With this recipe for cheesy potatoes you can enjoy the best part of two all-time classics in one dish!
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
- 2 (20-ounce) packages refrigerated diced potatoes
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 (10-3/4-ounce) can Cheddar cheese soup
- 1 cup milk
***Serve as a side dish or for breakfast with a fried egg on top!
Historically this date.......
1543 – Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned"Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling.
1776 – The Continental Congress officially names its new union of sovereign states the United States.
1791 – Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, is named after President George Washington.
Happy Birthday California~
......oh, how I remember that! He was singin' and shakin' his booty! OMGOSH!
1971 – The four-day Attica Prison riot begins, which eventually results in 39 dead, most killed by state troopers retaking the prison.
And births this date include....
Gee willikers, what a charming looking cranky old man! Of course I struggled reading War and Peace, and he had to write it!
1923 – Cliff Robertson, American actor (d.2011)
1951 – Tom Wopat, American actor and singer
Every famous Hollyweirdo should have at least one mug shot in their repertoire.
1966 – Adam Sandler, American actor and comedian
... with wife Jackie.
Last night my Patriots played the Steelers and won 33-3!!!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo