Good 48º cloudy drizzling rain morning.
Yesterday the rain came on and off and occasionally it came down hard.
Throw Back Thursday ... 1959 ballet show I was in... far right me and my partner Ron...
Picture of the Day ... really odd trees....
Jean Paul Getty (December 15, 1892 – June 6, 1976), known widely as J. Paul Getty, was an American-born British petrol-industrialist, and the patriarch of the Getty family. He founded the Getty Oil Company, and in 1957 Fortune magazine named him the richest living American, while the 1966 Guinness Book of Records named him as the world's richest private citizen, worth an estimated $1.2 billion. At his death, he was worth more than $6 billion (approximately $21 billion in 2018). A book published in 1996 ranked him as the 67th richest American who ever lived, based on his wealth as a percentage of the concurrent gross national product.
Despite his vast wealth, the billionaire was infamously frugal. He is remembered for two things: placing a pay phone in his home, and refusing to pay his grandson's $17 million kidnapping ransom. Getty placed dial-locks on all the regular telephones, limiting their use to his staff. A coin-box telephone was installed at his mansion for guests to use so that he would not be billed for their calls. As for his grandson's kidnapping, Getty ended up paying the $2.2 million portion of the ransom that was tax deductible, and loaned the remaining $800,000 of the ransom to his son (at 4% interest) to pay the kidnappers.
Getty was an avid collector of art and antiquities. His collection formed the basis of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California, and more than $661 million of his estate was left to the museum after his death. He established the J. Paul Getty Trust in 1953. The trust is the world's wealthiest art institution, and operates the J. Paul Getty Museum.
From Mr. Food
Don't have a lot of time to put a fancy cake together? Have you ever tried a dump cake recipe? Our Apple Cinnamon Dump Cake recipe is as easy as 1-2-3 and tastes as yummy as "O-M-G!" Apple Cinnamon goodness, all from the simplicity of a dump cake recipe, means that this apple dump cake is the best thing that's ever happened to your dessert list!
- 2 (21-ounce) cans apple pie filling
- 1 (16.5-ounce) box yellow cake mix
- 1/2 cup cinnamon chips
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
***This Apple Cinnamon Dump Cake tastes even better when it's topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. Yum!
Historically this data....
1939 – Lina Medina becomes the youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five. SO bizarre!
1948 – Israel is declared to be an independent state and a provisional government is established. Immediately after the declaration, Israel is attacked by the neighboring Arab states, triggering the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
1961 – American civil rights movement: The Freedom Riders bus is fire-bombed near Anniston, Alabama, and the civil rights protesters are beaten by an angry mob.
And births this date include...
1944 – George Lucas, American director
1984 – Mark Zuckerberg, American computer programmer and internet entrepreneur, co-founder of Facebook
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo