Posts Tagged ‘history’

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What am I noting today?

August 1, 2019

Today marks the opening of Glasgow’s Central Railway Station in 1879.  At 140 years of  age, it is an iron and stone beauty – filled with trains, passengers, shops, restaurants, and so forth.  There is also a hotel where I stayed on my first trip to Scotland.  My room overlooked the great glass expanse covering the arrivals and departures gates. There were also no shades on the bathroom windows . . . hmmm.

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Read more about it in this story in the Scotsman.

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Where have we traveled?

July 20, 2019

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What am I noting today?

May 22, 2019

Read the President’s proclamation here.

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What am I noting today?

May 15, 2019

Today marks the 50th anniversary of SpaghettiOs – introduced in 1969.  Reportedly there are over 1,750 “O”s in a 15 ounce can of SpaghettiOs.

In addition to the original flavor, they now come in Star Wars shapes, Spiderman shapes, Disney Little Princess shapes, and Super Mario Brothers shapes.  They also come with sliced franks or with meatballs, and in an organic version.

There are recipes, such as for a SpaghettiO-ring:

And, in addition to getting SpaghettiO’s on your shirt, you can also wear SpaghettiO’s on your shirt:

 

 

 

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What am I noting today?

April 29, 2019

Today in 1913, the modern zipper was patented as the “hookless fastener,” although in 1851, Elias Howe invented something similar to a zipper that he called the “automatic continuous clothing closer.”

Modern zippers have taken off in design, materials and as fashion statements.  And, of course, without a zipper our jeans would just not be the same.

 

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What is going on today?

April 6, 2019

April 6 is Tartan Day – commemorating the signing of Declaration of Arbroath in 1320 – a declaration of Scottish independence.  Wear your kilt.

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What am I defending?

March 18, 2019

See the emperor’s archers defending the realm -Anne Bonney is in there somewhere.

Thanks, Marla, for the memory.