Saturday, September 3, 2016

195th post

What I've been doing is telling stories of my life from the beginning and

in the past (blog # 1) and just doing that ain't going to work because I believe

you would like to hear about the present, too.

You see, I've completed over 198 stories (blogs), and do two blogs a day.

You can get to the remainder of my stories thru, Facebook 

and Twitter.


Forrest Caricofe

Ryan is doing well after being in the ER last. I asked him just a while ago

if he took his 10:00 AM Tegratol before he had his seizure and he said yes 

and he don't lie to me.


Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 

"More selective ringing methods were introduced using various 

technologies. In the system of divided ringing, the ringing circuit was 

separated from the talking circuit by adding a ground connection between 

the central office and the subscriber stations for ringing. On the same 

subscriber line, one party used the tip side of the line and ground for 

ringing, whilst the other party on the same line used the ring wire and 

ground for ringing, to achieve full selectivity for two-party lines, in which 

only the selected station would ring. These names for the wires are derived 

from the paired cord plugs—used on a manual switchboard—composed 

of three parts: the tip and the sleeve separated by a narrow metal band 

called the ring, each of these three 

components being insulated from one another.[39] In the Bell System, the 

two stations were thus called the tip party and the ring party, In combination 

with code ringing, this method could be extended to four and eight 

subscribers to reduce the number of disturbances. In several variations of 

divided ringing, also called grounded ringing, the bells were activated 

with polarized current, so that full selectivity was achieved for up to four 


Mother Teresa  

"Mother Teresa was a saint during her life and before she officially becomes 

one this weekend, a representative of the Holy See told Newsmax TV.

Msgr. Hilary C. Franco of the Office of the Permanent Observer of the 

Holy See to the UN told host JD Hayworth on "Newsmax Prime" Mother 

Teresa was an "extraordinary human being."

"You can imagine how I would feel when a person whom you already know 

is a saint because she was a saint to us even before this coming Sunday 

being proclaimed by Pope Francis," said Franco, referencing Mother Teresa's 

upcoming canonization. She died in 1997.

© 2016 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Tropical Storm Hermine

"Deadly Hermine regains strength on holiday-wrecking march up Eastern 


Tropical Storm Hermine regained strength Saturday as it moved slowly up 

the Eastern Seaboard and made a mess of the holiday weekend.

Hermine has already caused two deaths, damaged properties and left 

hundreds of thousands of people without electricity from Florida to Virginia. 

It also spawned a tornado in North Carolina. "This is not a beach weekend 

for anyone in the Mid-Atlantic to the Northeast," said Eric Blake, a hurricane 

specialist at the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Hermine rose up over the Gulf of Mexico and hit Florida on Friday as a 

Category 1 hurricane before weakening across Georgia. By 2 p.m. Saturday, 

Hermine's top sustained winds had increased again to 70 mph  as it moved 

east at 10 mph . The storm was centered 90 miles east of Duck, N.C.

Tropical storm warnings were in effect as far north as Connecticut, with 

dangerous storm surge expected along the coast from Virginia to 

New Jersey. Governors all along the coast announced emergency 


The winds and rain were so strong Saturday in North Carolina that all 

bridges to the Outer Banks were closed after a deadly accident over

the intracoastal waterway.

Tyrrell County Sheriff Darryl Liverman told the Virginian-Pilot that high 

winds tipped over an 18-wheeler, killing its driver and shutting down the

 U.S. 64 bridge.

And on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks, a small tornado spawned by 

Hermine knocked over two trailers and injured four people, authorities 


Forecasters said the storm system could strengthen back into a hurricane 

Monday through Wednesday as it moves on an offshore path from the 

waters of Maryland to Connecticut, before weakening again off New 


The timing couldn't be worse for communities along the coast hoping for

revenue from Labor Day celebrations.

In Rehoboth Beach, Del., where the beach was closed to foot traffic and 

swimming prohibited Saturday, traffic was lighter than normal, said Jim 

Derrick, whose family businesses include a mini golf course, sea shell 

store, indoor bounce house and ice cream shop.

"This weekend would normally be a parking lot," he said in a telephone 

interview. He called the weekend "definitely disappointing," although 

his bounce house was packed.

Elsewhere along Hermine's path, people were having decidedly less fun.

In Savannah, Ga., the Bacon Fest was canceled Friday and Saturday's Craft 

Brew Fest was moved indoors.

In Virginia Beach, the storm forced Bruce Springsteen to move a Saturday 

night concert to Monday. 

Swimmers were ordered out of the surf in New Jersey.

Joyce Harper of Township, N.J., said her family canceled a barbecue Monday 

and took their three young daughters to the Seaside Heights boardwalk to 

"burn off some energy" ahead of the storm.

"If it's as bad as they expect, then we're all going to be indoors for a couple 

days. I love my kids, but two days is a long time to be together in close 

spaces," she said.

Amtrak canceled or altered some service as the storm approached. And 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo activated New York's Emergency Operations Center.

With about 300,000 Florida homes still without electricity on Saturday, 

Gov. Rick Scott said restoring power is his state's top priority.

"I want everybody to have their power. I want them to be able to take a hot 

shower," he said.


1:50 p.m.: This article was updated with a revised death toll and forecast 

from the National Hurricane Center. 

This article was originally published at 8:45 a.m.

Copyright © 2016, Los Angeles Times


During Mother's morning nap of about one hour, I wait for the Meals on

Wheels meal to be delivered. The have a monthly menu and the food is 

cooked at James Madison University and then delivered to the Senior 

Center located at the park (I forgot the name) after the intersection of US 

Route 33 and Waterman Drive going east and then a right turn to the park 

entrance and then a slight right into the parking area.


"Kindness is more important than anything else."

Marco Polo Jones

numerous matches from Google.

I failed to say last night after typing the above quote that, Marco Polo Jones,

sure has a lot of followers. 

I fell down today and it was the first time all summer. I like working hard, so 

I got right back up and started working again. I'm moving a 3 foot diameter

garden of about 30 flowers to a garden in the southeast corner of the property.

I dug up the ground in a curve-like way so that whoever mows the grass can do

much easier. I also made three lanes of grass leading from the outside curve to 

the property marker. Did not get finished because I went along with Bill to Boston

Market. Boy, was that good. I you've never eat there you ought to try it sometimes.

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