Memories of graduation — 25 years later
As soon as you sit down to a
cup of hot coffee, your boss will
ask you to do something which
will last until the coffee is cold.
I know ever yone asks this on the silver anniversary of their high school graduation, but “how can it be that 25 years have gone by?” Full Story
Memorial Day origins back in Civil War
Memorial Day in the United States is observed on the last Monday of May (the 31st in 2010).
It was formerly known as Decoration Day to honor U.S. men and women who died serving their country while in action in service.
After the Civil War ended, many communities set aside a day to mark the end of the war. Full Story
Huey Patton was a pioneer Hellfighter
H.L. “Huey” Patton was a charter member of a unique and dangerous club—oil well firefighters. Patton cheated death many times but paid a heavy price in his involvement in the early years of that harrowing business. His right arm was blown off at the shoulder in one fire and he lost his brother, W.H., in another. Full Story
Who really invented the car air-conditioner?
Neighbor Grover sez a committee
is a body that keeps minutes
and wastes hours.
Okay, according to this email that arrived Thursday, the “Goldberg Brothers” were the inventors of the automobile air conditioner. It sez here that this is a “little factoid for automotive buffs to dazzle friends.” Read at your own risk: Full Story