Thursday, March 31, 2011
Last night was his first game. We got there and everyone was super rude and no one said hi. It was all hick guys who's English vocabulary only included four letter words. I guess they don't learn much in school these days. The game went well and Paul didn't look bad at all!
Here are some action shots from the game:
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
That was 40 years ago.
Locals have named the cavern "The Door to Hell".
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The Great Molasses Flood occurred on January 15, 1919, in the North End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. A large molasses storage tank burst sending a wave of the sticky sweetener rushing through the streets at an estimated 35 mph. It killed 21 people and injured 150.
The tank holding the molasses was 50 feet tall, 90 feet in diameter, and contained as much as 2,300,000 gallons at the time of the collapse. Witnesses say that there were sounds like machine gun fire as the rivets shot of the sides of the tank. The collapse unleashed an immense wave of molasses between 8 and 15 feet high. Buildings were swept off their foundations and crushed. The molasses wave was of sufficient force to break the girders of the adjacent Boston Elevated Railway’s structure and lift a train off its tracks.
Here is the scene described by author Stephen Puleo:
“Molasses, waist deep, covered the streets and swirled and bubbled about the wreckage. Here and there struggled a form, whether it was animal or human being was impossible to tell. Only an upheaval, a thrashing about in a sticky mass, showed where any life was…..Horses died like so many flies on sticky fly-paper. The more they struggled, the deeper in the mess they were ensnared. Human being, man and women, suffered likewise.”
Several factors that occurred on that day and the previous days might have contributed to the disaster. The tank was poorly constructed and insufficiently tested. One of the overseers at the construction of the tank failed to do basic safety tests, such as filling the tank with water to check for leaks. The tank actually did leak when they filled it with molasses but they painted it brown to hide the leaks.
It took over 87,000 man hours to remove the molasses from the cobblestone streets, theaters, businesses, automobiles, and homes. The harbor was still brown with molasses until summer.
The event has entered local folklore, and residents claim that on hot summer days, the area still smells of molasses.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Here are all the ingredients:
Monday, March 21, 2011
It was such a fun time. :)
Friday, March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Mary is a wonderful girl and is growing in the Lord every year. Happy Birthday Mary...love you lots!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
In honor of St Patrick's Day tomorrow and the fact that my husband is part Irish I decided to look up a random tradition for the holiday. Enjoy!!
In 1962 the show of solidarity took a spectacular turn in Chicago when the city decided to dye a portion of the Chicago River green.
The tradition started when parade organizer Steve Bailey, head of a plumbers' union, noticed how a dye used to trace possible sources of river pollution had stained a colleague's overalls a brilliant green, according to greenchicagoriver.com.
Why not use the dye to turn the whole river green on St. Patrick's Day, Bailey thought. So began the tradition.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Sunday we decided to do a bit of exploration. Earlier in the week we had noticed some intriguing woods with stone ruins. We decided to found out what it was all about.
We spent a good couple hours rambling through the woods. Took a bunch of fun pictures. It was a great evening. :)