Good 64º super smokey morning.
Yesterday stayed clear and we topped at 105.8º.
Picture of the Day .... Joan Rivers without makeup and with....
Interesting about "Hello"....
Thank Thomas Edison for this uniform phone greeting.
If Alexander Graham Bell, who invented the phone in 1885, had his way, we’d all talking like pirates.
It’s pure instinct. When our phones ring—after checking caller ID, of course—we pick up and say, “Hello?”
But if Alexander Graham Bell had his way, we would be saying “Ahoy.”
The word “ahoy” has been around for at least 100 years longer than “hello.” It came from the Dutch word “hoi,” also a greeting. According to NPR, Bell was so certain it would catch on as the perfect phone conversation starter that he used it for the rest of his life.
Luckily, we don’t have to talk like pirates every time we pick up the phone. You can thank Thomas Edison for that. He was the one who proposed “hello” as the proper greeting, to the chagrin of his rival Bell. At the time, telephones were thought of like modern walkie-talkies, where the line would stay permanently open so businesses could communicate with each other whenever they pleased. The problem was letting the one side know when the other wanted to talk. In a letter to the president of the Central District and Printing Telegraph Company in Pittsburgh, who was about to bring the telephone to that city, Edison suggested saying “Hello!” would be the best way to get someone’s attention.
He was right. “Hello” was noted as the official greeting in many of the first phone books.
By 1889, central telephone exchange operators were known as "hello-girls" due to the association between the greeting and the telephone.
From Mr. Food
Amish Chicken Casserole
This Amish Country recipe is sure to be a popular one at your house. We take the shortcut liberty of using cooked rotisserie chicken to get our Amish Chicken Casserole from the oven to the table quickly. You won't find another Amish casserole recipe like this one! Pair it with a side of veggies, and you're sure to have a fantastic dinner on the table.
- 8 ounces medium egg noodles
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cups chopped cooked rotisserie chicken
- 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 1/3 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Historically this date.....
1883 – The Northern Pacific Railway (reporting mark NP) was completed in a ceremony at Gold Creek, Montana. Former president Ulysses S. Grant drove in the final "golden spike" in an event attended by rail and political luminaries.
"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
1975 – Gays in the military: US Air Force Tech Sergeant Leonard Matlovich, a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, appears in his Air Force uniform on the cover of Time magazine with the headline "I Am A Homosexual". He is given a general discharge, which was later upgraded to honorable.
And births this date include....
This was on the news Sunday night... I hope this buck gets saved!!
“It’s really wound around with various strings and perhaps cords and maybe even metal,”
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo