Good foggy frozen 30º morning.
Yesterday the sun took it's time getting over the mountain. A few wispy clouds and we warmed to 62º.
Picture of the Day ... Oh my.... close by when needed!!!
This is so funny...........
My high school pal, Greg Lundell, told me about this. OMGOSH. This takes place in the town of Huntley, Illinois where Greg and his Becky live now.
"You won't want to miss the biggest pre-Thanksgiving festivities in the midwest! Turkey Testicle Festival (TTF to the locals) gets the windows rattling at 11:00 AM the Wednesday before Thanksgiving with loads of live music!
Stop by and enjoy lots of live music, plenty of beer (and soda for the DD's) and lots of deep-fried turkey testicles. It's a pre-Thanksgiving tradition in Huntley, attracting thousands of revelers ... and plenty of puns! Sorry kiddos, this is a 21+, adults only event."
Interesting about the first drive-in movie theater...
The Camden Drive-In located in Camden, NJ was the first drive Park-In Theaters–the term “drive-in” came to be widely used only later–was the brainchild of Richard Hollingshead, a movie fan and a sales manager at his father’s company, Whiz Auto Products, in Camden. Reportedly inspired by his mother’s struggle to sit comfortably in traditional movie theater seats, Hollingshead came up with the idea of an open-air theater where patrons watched movies in the comfort of their own automobiles. He then experimented in the driveway of his own house with different projection and sound techniques, mounting a 1928 Kodak projector on the hood of his car, pinning a screen to some trees, and placing a radio behind the screen for sound. He also tested ways to guard against rain and other inclement weather, and devised the ideal spacing arrangement for a number of cars so that all would have a view of the screen.
He received a patent for his idea in May 1933 for blocks out under the cars’ front wheels to get the best angles to see over the cars in front. He opened his first drive-in theater three weeks after getting the patent.
- 1 pound loaf French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 8 cups)
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 3 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1 teaspoon ground sage
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Historically this date.....
1835 – The Texas Provincial Government authorizes the creation of a horse-mounted police force called the Texas Rangers (which is now the Texas Ranger Division of theTexas Department of Public Safety).
1859 – Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species, the anniversary of which is sometimes called "Evolution Day"
1944 – World War II: Bombing of Tokyo – The first bombing raid against the Japanese capital from the east and by land is carried out by 88 American aircraft.
1950 – The "Storm of the Century", a violent snowstorm, takes shape on this date before paralyzing the northeastern United States and the Appalachians the next day, bringing winds up to 100 mph and sub-zero temperatures. Pickens, West Virginia, records 57 inches of snow. 353 people would die as a result of the storm.
1963 – Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is murdered two days after the assassination, by Jack Ruby in the basement of Dallas police department headquarters. The shooting happens to be broadcast live on television
1971 – During a severe thunderstorm over Washington state, a hijacker calling himself Dan Cooper (AKA D. B. Cooper) parachutes from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane with $200,000 in ransom money. He has never been found.
1976 – The 1976 Çaldıran-Muradiye earthquake in eastern Turkey kills between 4,000 and 5,000 people.
And births this date include...
If you grew up in California you learned all about this guy.
The San Gabriel Mission where several friends were married.
1784 – Zachary Taylor, American general and politician, 12th President of the United States (d. 1850)
1948 – Steve Yeager, American baseball player
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo