Today's entry is another short one as I'm working diligently on a project (Yes, A. I'm cracking the creative whip over myself yesterday and today!) Shirley Shanley - I plan on publishing your layout tomorrow.
Thanks for sending me your lightening stories. I KNOW I've missed one or two - please forgive me. Dawn shared her lightening story with us:
"Not nearly as interesting as your friend's lightning stories (although I had a modem fried by lightning through the phone line. Weird because it went through Dh's puter first and didn't effect his but fried mine.): A couple weeks ago, we were getting a bit of a storm. At the exact same moment, we saw the lightning and heard the thunder (making my DD and myself jump & look at each other). My 17yo DS came downstairs to tell us he just saw the coolest thing: When the lightning hit, it apparently hit a pole across the street from us. No damage, fire, etc. but he said it was the "hugest" ball of fire he'd ever seen...and it was totally random that he happened to be looking out his window at that exact moment."
I'm reading a good book right now, it's called Tree - A life Story by David Suzuki (illustrated by Robert Bateman) and it's just fascinating. I learned a neat fact about the Pink Lady Slipper flower from it:
Lady Slippers tempt bees into landing on it's big, overhanging lower lip of it's pink flower, whereupon the upper lip closes and traps the bee inside. The bee struggles to get out and as it does it bumps into the flowers anther stem, picking up a headful of pollen, which, after the bee gets away, may deposit it onto another flower. Pretty cool, hey?
I THINK THIS IS THE FLOWER
FROM HENS AND CHICKS
Today in History
1639 - 1st American log cabin at Ft Christina (Wilmington Del)
1752 - Ben Franklin flies kit in storm
1854 - Georg F.B. Reiman proposes that space is curved
1865 - Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde" 1st performance Munich German
1869 - Agnes arrives in New Orleans with 1st ever shipment of frozen beef
1910 - Portuguese Natl Day
1921 - Babe Ruth becomes all time HR champ with #120 (Gavvy Cravath)
1932 - 1st demonstration of artificial lightning Pittsfield Mass
1935 - Alcoholics Anonymous formed in Akron by Dr Robert Smith
1954 - PBS reaches SF: KQED (Channel 9) starts broadcasting
1955 - 1st virus separated into component parts - reported
1977 - Apple Computer ships its 1st Apple II.
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