Good 50º high fog morning.
Yesterday the clouds were in early and it stayed gloomy. It rained starting the afternoon, on and off. We stayed in the 50ºs.
Dave got here and was weed-eating all the spots he couldn't get to with his brush-hog and along the creek bed. He will be back today if it's not raining.
Picture of the Day ... LOL. Shared by my pal Karen "Sugar Bear".
In 1998, while renovators were restoring the former London home of Benjamin Franklin, they uncovered bones in the basement. Those bones were sent off to scientists for research.
While being analyzed, scientists discovered 6 of those bodies had been children. But bodies? In Benjamin Franklin's basement? Why? Franklin was one of America's Founding Fathers. He was also a scientist, political theorist, Freemason, author, inventor, printer, politician, diplomat, postmaster and statesman, but was there something dark that nobody knew about?
Puzzled, historians began researching why these human remains had been there. It was a mystery and if foul play had been involved, Franklin's legacy would be tarnished.
After much research, the remains were linked back to a medical student, friend and roommate of Franklin's, William Hewson. In the 1700s, dissection of cadavers was illegal. Young Mr. Hewson wanted to learn more about anatomy during his schooling, so he made arrangements with grave diggers and cadaver-brokers. Since the house was located near a wharf, it made it very simple to smuggle bodies off of ships during the night and sneak them into the nearby basement.
During the examination, it was determined that those remains exhibited precise cuts that would match those made by medical instruments.
So, the mystery had been solved and Ben Franklin's name had been saved from being tarnished forever.
From Mr. Food...
Save time and work by serving up all the tastes of a family favorite rolled into one easy pie. Our Impossible Cheeseburger Pie tastes yummy as can be, and bakes up all at once. How fun is that?!!
By the way, Linda (Kretzinger) Price sent me a note saying she made the American Goulash I posted on the 15th and she and her husband loved it!
Historically this date....
1974 – Police in Los Angeles, California, raid the Symbionese Liberation Army's headquarters, killing six members, including Camilla Hall.
1983 – The U.S. Department of Energy declassifies documents showing world's largest mercury pollution event in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (ultimately found to be 4.2 million pounds), in response to the Appalachian Observer's Freedom of Information Act request.
1995 – Shawn Nelson steals a tank from a military installation and goes on a rampage in San Diego resulting in a 25 minute police chase. Nelson is killed by an officer after the tank got stuck on a concrete barrier and tried to break free.
2007 – Trains from North and South Korea cross the 38th Parallel in a test-run agreed by both governments. This is the first time that trains have crossed the Demilitarized Zone since 1953.
2013 – Two Metro-North commuter trains collide near Bridgeport, Connecticut injuring at least 72 people.
And births this date include...
1911 – Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish actress (d. 1998)
1956 – Bob Saget, American actor
(nice hair..... not)
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo