The population of the town in which this high school was located was 8,704 in 1970, and 7,730 in 1980. By my count there were 37 students in the Latin Club that year. Years ago, seventh graders in this town had the option to take two year-end tests, one in language skills, the other in
Please note that I wrote this May 1, 2019. The damage has been done in Texas and Oklahoma, though you wouldn’t know it if you looked at The Weather Channel or Wunderground— all they care about right now is India. I’ll see for myself 1b. WEATHER SITES AND APPS for your devises For all around
via Powerline’s The Week in Pictures Going to be sorting through the books Daughter C & The J-Man left up in the apartment. How many copies of the Iliad and Odyssey do you think are up there?
Powerline’s The Week in Pictures.
This post is dedicated to the geezers– young and old (said very affectionately)– who think the end of Western Civilization is nigh. Don’t get me wrong, I share your sentiments. When we have a national conversation about KFC in the halls of congress, all is most certainly not well. I have spent the last 20
Oh. It’s become silly alright! Well beyond silly if you ask me.
Mississippi sweet potato growers plant more than 20,000 acres of sweet potatoes each year. The state consistently ranks second in the United States in sweet potato acreage and third in production. In 2012, sweet potatoes were grown on approximately 22,500 acres, producing 394 million pounds of sweet potatoes with an estimated value of $79 million. Mississippi State
Worked for days on the post about Windy. Scheduled it to go live first thing today. Looked at it. Where the hell are the screen shots and discussion of clouds? From Windy’s Description of weather overlays: Clouds: Clouds and rain/snow accumulation in the last 3 hours. Please note that rain from convective clouds can not
If you pay attention, are redundant in ways you receive weather advisories, alerts, and warnings– and know the difference among them– and can find yourself on a map, you have begun to take serious responsibility for yourself. Yay! Advisory: Be aware Watch: Be prepared Warning: Take Action This may be all you need. You may
If you stand with your back to the wind, the pressure is low (and falling) in the direction of your left side, high to your right. (Applicable in the northern hemisphere; reversed in the southern; not applicable near the equator.) According to that infallible source: A version taught to Naval Cadets in WW2 is: “In
“Marica?” Missy inquired looking up from her devise. “Yes, Missy?” Marica replied looking up from her laptop. “What’s up?” “rufffff,” Rocky grumbled. The last few morning walks had been exhilarating, but they’d caught up with him. He just wanted to get on with his morning nap. “Well, I see here that our favorite artist– excepting
If you are unfamiliar with Plate Lunches, they are a southern staple, served at fine restaurants and dives alike. Usually they consist of a choice of meat and choice of three side dishes. With the advent of vegetarianism in the south, some years ago, “vegetarian” plate lunches became available. You will soon see why the
When the weather is good, I look at Twitter about twice a week to ensure I have not missed a critical outrage. Last evening was one such time. This cracked me up. See also:
Thursday evening’s videos showed clouds to the east– the rain we’d had an hour or so earlier. This photo is the beginning of a little squall line that blessed us with an evening shower. Years ago, I took up bird watching– even bought the National Audubon Society Field Guide. It told me that every year
but I was wrong. I counted up and I have 16 ways to boil water for making a pot or cup of coffee. Only six of them involve electricity. So I thought my bases were covered. But this is just too awesome to not share. From the Hillbilly Housewife
A Wh is a watt hour— a unit of energy measure. It is the number of hours a power pack or backup battery can output 1 watt per hour. Sounds like some Californians are going to need a lot of Whs. What a moronically stupid idea.
As found at Claudia’s wonderful Sunday Evening Art Gallery. Stroll on over a take take in some more Degas!
As you can see, this was more than 10 years ago. What a great year we had! Indeed, spending a year on the north fork of the Shenandoah River was no doubt a distal cause of our moving to Mississippi just three years later. Round trip: 236 steps! BTW– this was the year of bird
Locals go to the B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery in Water Valley, Mississippi, for its Skillet Biscuits and Sausage Gravy breakfasts, made-to-order chicken salad and spicy Tex-Mex Pimiento Cheese sandwiches, and daily specials like Shrimp and Grits that are as good as momma made. The B.T.C.’s freezers are stocked with take-home Southern Yellow Squash Casseroles and its
Heh. The caption didn’t copy. Coming up, stay tuned.