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The Boxer Rebellion had nothing to do with underwear.

Etymology, A Real Buzz!!

Getting ready for the weekend?

Planning on opening a bottle of “booze” or two?

Do you know where the word came from?

Neither did I, but once again, reading comes in handy!

In that pesky election of 1840 when Horace Greely said Martin Van Buren was a “groveling demagogue…” who “slimed his way into the Presidency…” one entrepreneur, the E. C. Booz Distillery of Philadelphia, the owner of which was supporting William Henry Harrison, came UP with the idea for Log Cabin shaped whiskey bottles in support of the “Log Cabin” candidate!

If you’ll remember, he wasn’t a log cabin guy!

But, since the bottles not only said “Log Cabin Whiskey” and had E. C. Booz on them…well, it stuck.

Tippecanoe Tobacco didn’t do so well, but that was OK!

If All The Girls…

Dorothy Parker, American poet, short story writer, critic, and satirist, best known for her wit, and wisecracks died on this date in 1967.

It was truly a great loss to literature.

She is responsible for some of my favorite quotes.

There are hundreds.

I’ll leave you with a few; after all, it is Wordless Wednesday! HA!

  • Of course I talk to myself, I like a good speaker, and I love an intelligent audience.
  • Never throw mud: you can miss the target, but your hands will remain dirty.
  • I like to have a martini, two at the very most. After three I’m under the table, after four I’m under my host.
  • Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.
  • Time may be a great healer, but it’s a lousy beautician.
  • If you wear a short enough skirt, the party will come to you.
  • If all the girls who attended Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised.

And my favorite…

Their pooled emotions would not fill a teaspoon.

 

There are more…Google her…

Sophia Nicklin Dallas was the Second Lady of the United States during the administration of James K. Polk.

Her husband, George Dallas was not only the Veep, he was a political rival of James Buchanan.

Sophia must have been a middle child, as there are no known likenesses of her…sorry Andy!

She was the daughter of a wealthy Philadelphia merchant and most notably the grand daughter of Benjamin Chew, the man who represented the Penn family in the Penn-Calvert dispute.

You may remember that dispute as it resulted in the proper border of Maryland and gave us the Mason-Dixon Line.

Sophia bore eight children while married to George; she elected to eschew Washington D.C., remaining in Philadelphia most of her husband’s term, visiting the capital occasionally but rarely.

The main stream media had nothing to say about it.