Yesterday the clouds came and went as well as the sunshine.
We topped at 72º.
Picture of the Day
Interesting about the most expensive Rolls Royce ever sold...
First displayed at the Paris Auto Salon in 1904, the fancy Rolls Royce shown here was then displayed at London's Olympia show where it would return and be sold 102 years later. This classy antique is not only an expensive pre-1905 automobile, but it is also the most expensive Rolls Royce ever bought, as recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Officially called a "veteran" car, this is the fourth Rolls Royce ever built. It is the oldest Rolls Royce that money can buy. It is basically a very unique motor car. Some innovative technology was used on this vehicle. It has a two-cylinder engine that packs the power of 10 horses under the hood. The 10 hp was a development of Henry Royce's first car, the Royce 10, of which he produced three prototypes in 1903. Twenty 10 hp cars were intended to be made; 16 were made by 1906.
Accordingly, with such a brilliant example of impeccable quality craftsmanship, the 1904 Rolls is worth all the money that is used to buy it.
Selling price was $4,542,382.85 (in US dollars) in December 2007.
One-Pot Cheese Chicken & Mini Dumplings
1 can evaporated milk (12oz)
2 cups shredded or pulled deli rotisserie chicken
1 can (11oz) Pillsbury refrigerated original breadsticks
1 bag (12oz) frozen mixed vegetables
2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend
In a nonstick 5qt Dutch oven, heat evaporated milk, 4½ cups hot water, the chicken, and salt to taste to boiling over high heat.
Separate breadsticks, cut into 1" pieces with kitchen scissors, dropping them into the boiling mixture. Reduce heat to simmer for 12-14 minutes, stirring frequently, until dumplings are cooked through.
Meanwhile, make mixed vegetables as directed on bag.
Remove pot from heat and stir in vegetables, stirring in cheese until it melts.
Special birthday today... Dave Clark (USN and LASD ret.) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVE!!
Historically this date.....
1865 – Mark Twain's short story The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County is published in the New York Saturday Press.
1928 – Release of the animated short Steamboat Willie, the first fully synchronized soundcartoon, directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, featuring the third appearances of cartoon characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. This is also considered by the Disney corporation to be Mickey's birthday.
...as a side note, Jerry's Marine unit was sent, tanks, but instead of being in Viet Nam, they were at Fuji McNair in Japan... back up if/when needed.
1970 – U.S. President Richard Nixon asks the U.S. Congress for $155 million USD in supplemental aid for the Cambodian government.
1978 – In Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones led his Peoples Temple cult to a mass murder-suicide that claimed 918 lives in all, 909 of them in Jonestown itself, including over 270 children. Congressman Leo J. Ryan is murdered by members of the Peoples Temple hours earlier.
1999 – In College Station, Texas, 12 are killed and 27 injured at Texas A&M University when the 59-foot-tall (18 m) Aggie Bonfire, under construction for the annual football game against the University of Texas, collapses at 2:42am.
And births this date include.....
Such a funny lady ... with Sid Caesar.
1923 – Alan Shepard, American astronaut (d. 1998)
1939 – Brenda Vaccaro, American actress
Such a shame when beautiful people use plastic surgery!
1968 – Owen Wilson, American actor and film-writer
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo