The Portable Griddle

Because I have to put stuff in some other place
Still remember where I was when I watched this. I was at my parents house on a Saturday night. I was 19 at the time. My mom, who grew up a Cardinals fan, was sort of rooting for the Cardinals, but her heart didn’t seem to be in it. Perhaps, the Jack Clark homer in the NLCS and the general sour disposition of Whitey Herzog got to her.
Or maybe she was rooting for the Cardinals. It was 29 years ago after all.
Of the four people in this photo, the runner was, at the time, a former Dodger, in Jorge Orta. The pitcher covering first was future Dodger Todd Worrell, And the first baseman in the background was future Dodgers coach Jack Clark.
Orta was called safe to give him a leadoff infield single in the 9th. Steve Balboni followed with another single Jim Sundberg bunted into a force at 3rd.
Then there was a passed ball by Cardinals catcher Darrell Porter. Hal McRae was intentionally walked. And Dane Iorg singled in two runs to win the game. 

Still remember where I was when I watched this. I was at my parents house on a Saturday night. I was 19 at the time. My mom, who grew up a Cardinals fan, was sort of rooting for the Cardinals, but her heart didn’t seem to be in it. Perhaps, the Jack Clark homer in the NLCS and the general sour disposition of Whitey Herzog got to her.

Or maybe she was rooting for the Cardinals. It was 29 years ago after all.

Of the four people in this photo, the runner was, at the time, a former Dodger, in Jorge Orta. The pitcher covering first was future Dodger Todd Worrell, And the first baseman in the background was future Dodgers coach Jack Clark.

Orta was called safe to give him a leadoff infield single in the 9th. Steve Balboni followed with another single Jim Sundberg bunted into a force at 3rd.

Then there was a passed ball by Cardinals catcher Darrell Porter. Hal McRae was intentionally walked. And Dane Iorg singled in two runs to win the game. 

My IPhone lock screen until either the a Dodgers win s World Series, photographer James Rubesamen asks for royalties, or I get bored with.

My IPhone lock screen until either the a Dodgers win s World Series, photographer James Rubesamen asks for royalties, or I get bored with.

lionteacher:

Me Kissing an Annoyed Statue of Millard Fillmore

Velogiraffe and I had way too much fun tracking down (and occasionally harassing) all the presidential statues in Rapid City, South Dakota after visiting Mount Rushmore.

She can mock me all she wants for my enthusiasm over finding the Millard Fillmore statue but guys, GUYS, this is  what the official description of his statue has to say about him:

"Fillmore became president upon the death of Zachary Taylor. Taylor’s policies were often in opposition to those of his vice president, so Taylor kept Vice President Taylor so far from power that he even denied Fillmore the courtesy of political appointment in his home state of New York. History has not been kind to Fillmore. Ranked among the bottom 10 of the United States presidents, Fillmore is better known for his failures than his accomplishments in his political life. Fillmore was a sullen, introverted man and the sculptor chose to depict him with an expression of slight annoyance as visitors interrupt his reading."

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Just one moment at the reference desk

  • Patron: Can you find this book for me. (Hands me piece of paper with name of book and call #). It's a reference book.
  • Me: (Looks it up in catalog. Finds the book). Here it is! We hold ID for it.
  • Patron: That's not the book I want
  • Me: But that was what you asked for. Specifically.
  • Patron: No, I know what I want. When I was here before it looked different.
  • Me: Well, this is a new edition. Maybe you used the old one.
  • Patron: No it had a different title.
  • Me: But this is the title you gave me.
  • Patron: I don't want this book. Find me the one I used to use!
Happy Birthday to my mom, Jeanne Emily Hitchcock Timmermann. Born October 8, 1929 in St. Louis. She would be 85 today. And while I miss her so much, it is a happy day for me. Because I know I had her in my life and she’s still looking after me.

Happy Birthday to my mom, Jeanne Emily Hitchcock Timmermann. Born October 8, 1929 in St. Louis. She would be 85 today. And while I miss her so much, it is a happy day for me. Because I know I had her in my life and she’s still looking after me.

lbjlibrary:

Oct. 7, 1964. The menu aboard the Lady Bird Special, replete with puns and Southern specialties. $3.15 for half a fried chicken!

More from the Whistle Stop: http://whistlestop.lbjlibrary.org/

allthingslincoln:

This is the letter that informed Vice President Andrew Johnson about the death of President Lincoln on the morning of April 15th in 1865.

What is most interesting about this document is the fact that it has been written while the President had still been alive, at some point during the long nine hours between the shooting at Ford’s Theater and the dawn of the next day.

Time must have been a critical factor to the present members of the cabinet since they did not rewrite the historical document that was drafted during the death watch in the night before.

Most modern transcripts will only give the “corrected” version but if you take a much closer look at the actual document, it becomes clear that it must have been written quite some time before midnight as it reports the time of the shooting as “this evening”.
This is later crossed out and the word “last” is inserted to the far left of the page.

Not knowing when Abraham Lincoln would in fact draw his last breath about a quarter of a line after the words “and died at the hour of” is left empty. Later, in a different hand and with much darker ink, the words “22 minutes after seven o’clock” have been inserted.

That the letter was written very early in the night is also evident in the evaluation of the condition of William Seward who, at first, was in very critical state and the attending physicians feared he would not live through the night.

The original letter reads “and stabbed him in several places, in the throat, neck and face, it is feared mortally wounding him”. This part was also edited at a later time by striking part out and adding “severely, if not”.

Here is the full transcript:

"Sir,
Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, was shot by an assassin this last evening at Ford’s Theatre, in this city, and died at the hour of twenty-two minutes after seven o’clock. About the same time at which the President was shot, an assassin entered the sick chamber of Hon. W.H. Seward, Secretary of State, and stabbed him in several places in the throat, neck and face, it is feared, severely, if not mortally, wounding him. Other members of the Secretary’s family were dangerously wounded by the assassin while making his escape.

By the death of President Lincoln, the office of President has devolved, under the Constitution, upon you. The emergency of the government demands that you should immediately qualify, according to he requirements of the Constitution, and enter upon the duties of President of the United States. If you will please make known your pleasure, such arrangements as you deem proper will be made.”

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