Good 33º rained last night morning.
Yesterday the clouds moved in....
We topped at 51º.
Picture of the Day ....
Interesting about President Martin Van Buren ....
Martin Van Buren (/ / van BEWR-ən; born Maarten Van Buren; December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862) was an American statesman who served as the eighth president of the United States from 1837 to 1841. He was the first president born after the independence of the United States from the British Empire. A founder of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the ninth governor of New York, the tenth United States secretary of state.
Unlike the seven men who preceded him in the White House, Martin Van Buren was the first president to be born a citizen of the United States and not a British subject. He was born in a Dutch dominated village of Kinderhook in New York State. He was raised speaking Dutch and learned English at school, making him the only U.S. president who spoke English as a second language. Standing just 5 feet 6 inches tall, the “Little Magician” was elected Vice President on the Jacksonian ticket in 1832, and won the Presidency in 1836.
He lost his 1840 reelection bid to Whig Party nominee William Henry Harrison, due in part to the poor economic conditions of the Panic of 1837. Later in his life, Van Buren emerged as an elder statesman and important anti-slavery leader, who led the Free Soil Party ticket in the 1848 presidential election.
From Mr. Food....
Our Pilgrim Corn Souffle is a nod to the first Thanksgiving! Since this time of year is about being thankful for all our blessings, we figured that should include a timeless recipe we're sure will be devoured faster than any other side on the table. Whether you're a pilgrim or a member of the 21st century, you're gonna love this updated classic.
Historically this date.....
1703 – The Great Storm of 1703, the greatest windstorm ever recorded in the southern part of Great Britain, reaches its peak intensity which it maintains through November 27. Winds gust up to 120 mph, and 9,000 people die. 9,000!!!
1759 – An earthquake hits the Mediterranean destroying Beirut and Damascus and killing 30,000-40,000. !!!
...............today should be known as the Day of Death!
1839 – A cyclone slams India with high winds and a 40 foot storm surge, destroying the port city of Coringa (which has never been completely rebuilt). The storm wave sweeps inland, taking with it 20,000 ships and thousands of people. An estimated 300,000 deaths result from the disaster. 30,000!!! These numbers are hard to fathom!
1926 – The deadliest November tornado outbreak in U.S. history strikes on Thanksgiving day. 27 twisters of great strength are reported in the Midwest, including the strongest November tornado, an estimated F4, that devastates Heber Springs, Arkansas. There are 51 deaths in Arkansas alone, 76 deaths and over 400 injuries in all.
1987 – Typhoon Nina pummels the Philippines with category 5 winds of 165 mph and a surge that destroys entire villages. At least 1,036 deaths are attributed to the storm.
2009 - my beautiful and loving Yukon had to be put to rest.
I miss you Yukie-boy! Forever in my heart!
And births this date include....
............here's to ya Carrie
With a mug like yours, a man would have to be under the influence of adult beverages to even stand to be in the same room with you! Your face could sour beer!
Thank goodness you failed in your attempts...
1926 – Jeffrey Hunter, American actor (d. 1969)
.... married to 'der Bingle' (Bing Crosby)
1947 – John Larroquette, American actor
1960 – John F. Kennedy, Jr., American publisher; son of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy (d. 1999)
On the weekend my son Brian and his son Tucker participated in the Spartan Race in San Francisco. It is a race with obstacles. Here is the website... https://www.spartan.com/en/race/detail/5388/overview
Tucker sent me this:
He finished 1st out of a certain group of 15 and 89th out of a group of 1288!!
Brian finished 22nd in his group of about 600!!
This was held at AT&T Park.
AT&T Park is located on the Embarcadero and is within walking distance of the famous Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf. San Francisco’s terrain and weather add unique challenges to any race.
The staple Spartan obstacles included in this race are Hercules Hoist, spear throw, wall climbs, sandbag carry, rope climb, monkey bars, cargo frame, and crawls.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo