Monday, September 5, 2016

199th 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


The United States Department of Labor

The First Labor Day

"The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882,

in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union.

The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later,

on September 5, 1883.

In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as

originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar

organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate

a "workingmen's holiday" on that date. The idea spread with the growth of

labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial

centers of the country.

A Nationwide Holiday

Women's Auxiliary Typographical UnionThe form that the observance and

celebration of Labor Day should take was outlined in the first proposal of

the holiday — a street parade to exhibit to the public "the strength and

esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations" of the community,

followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers

and their families. This became the pattern for the celebrations of Labor

Day. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as

more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civic significance of

the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor

convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor

Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor


The character of the Labor Day celebration has undergone a change in

recent years, especially in large industrial centers where mass displays

and huge parades have proved a problem. This change, however, is more

a shift in emphasis and medium of expression. Labor Day addresses by

leading union officials, industrialists, educators, clerics and government

officials are given wide coverage in newspapers, radio, and television.

The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living

and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us

closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political

democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor

Day to the creator of so much of the nation's strength, freedom, and

leadership — the American worker.""


Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Mischievous teens soon discovered.... that calling their own number

and hanging up would make all phones on the network ring, and many of

the residents on the system (sometimes a half a dozen or more) would

answer the phone at the same time.

Party lines were typically operated using mechanical switching systems

which recognized certain codes for revertive calls; these no longer work

on modern electronic or digital switchgear.

Party lines are not suitable for Internet access. If one customer is using

dial-up, it will jam the line for all other customers of the same party line.

Bridge taps made party lines unsuitable for DSL, even in the few areas

where distance from the central office did not already preclude its use.

Telephone companies typically do not allow client-owned equipment to

be directly connected to party lines, posing an additional obstacle to

their use for data."

Well, what do you know, where finished with party lines with a lot of help

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. We ought to be so well versed in

telephone party lines that we could teach a college course in this very same


So, we'll leave Grandmother Caricofe's home tomorrow and Father

will start the car after opening the door for Mother who is holding baby Jerry

in her arms and maybe Father leading Nancy, she just being a toddler at the

time, and then he'll start off driving to my Grandparent Cline's home just

over by Burketown and way up on the hill....



Mother Teresa


"Mother Teresa was “both mother and teacher,” Sister Prema said.

“She lived the religious life with so much joy and enthusiasm that we all

wanted to be close with her.”

Her gift, she added, was “to make everybody aware of their own

responsibility,” and inspire people with the knowledge that “each one

of us can make a difference.”

Mother Teresa will be canonized 19 years after her death, remarkably

fast for modern times.

Pope John Paul II, who is now also a saint, went against protocol when he

allowed the canonization process to begin two years after her death, not

the customary five. He beatified her in 2003 after a miracle, the healing of

a tumor-stricken woman, was attributed to her intercession."

© 2016 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.


CNN Extreme Weather

Hermine kicks up stiff winds in Long Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts

Updated 6:17 PM ET, Mon September 5, 2016

Hermine threatens Northeast

(CNN)Hermine's stiff winds and dangerous rip currents threatened eastern

Massachusetts Monday, while cruise ship passengers were reeling from a

wild ride in rough seas.

A tropical storm warning for New York City was canceled early Monday,

but warnings remained in effect along the eastern coast of Long Island, as

well as for Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, including Cape

Cod and the islands.

Hermine was expected to start weakening Monday night as it moved

west-northwest at about 7 miles per hour, according to a National

Hurricane Center update Monday at 5 pm ET.

On Monday afternoon the storm's center was about 200 miles southeast

from the eastern tip of Long Island. Hermine will meander northward in

the Atlantic on Tuesday and is on track to be off the New England coast

by Wednesday.
Forecasters expect Hermine's maximum sustained winds to remain near

hurricane strength -- at nearly 70 mph, with higher gusts -- extending

up to 230 miles from its center.

The storm churned up waves that rocked the Royal Caribbean cruise

ship Anthem of the Seas as it sailed through the edges of Hermine on

Sunday on its way from New Jersey to Bermuda.

One passenger, New Jersey resident Derek Beidermann, said in a video

his brother-in-law Robert McHugh tweeted out that beginning early

morning Sunday, the ship started "swaying a bit" in the rough weather.

Beidermann estimated the winds measured "something like 90 knots"

(103 mph) and ocean swells "got up to 40 or 50 feet at one point."

In the ship's restaurants, dishes were "going all over the place,"

Beidermann said.

Many passengers were feeling sick from the rough weather. "Half the

ship is in the room right now over the toilet," Beidermann said.

In another tweet posted Monday, McHugh said that the seas were "much

better this morning."

Royal Caribbean said in a statement Sunday the ship was continuing to

sail "safely to Bermuda." "Earlier today, our captain informed guests that

we had experienced higher winds and gusts for a 2-3 hour period," the

statement said. Anthem of the Seas is no stranger to rough waters. Last

February at least four people were hurt when the ship hit hurricane-force

winds off North Carolina, prompting the crew to turn the vessel around

and return to port in New Jersey.

Warnings from Fire Island to Nantucket

Stretches of the Northeast coastline specifically under the tropical

storm warning Monday included Long Island from Fire Island Inlet

to Port Jefferson Harbor and from New Haven, Connecticut, to

Sagamore Beach, Block Island and Massachusetts, including the islands

of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

Officials warned about dangerous rip currents and high surf, which

are possible through mid-week. There won't be much rainfall Monday

and Tuesday -- totals will range from half an inch to 1.5 inches."

CNN's Steve Visser, Joe Sutton, AnneClaire Stapleton and Chris Boyette

contributed to this report.


I fixed one of those plates with 3 sections with a leg and a thigh of a rotterise

chicken that we had bought at Walmart along with long cut green beans and

fruit cocktail and also with her pills required for midday and something to drink.

I had the same, but I had to eat the white meat, the toughest part of the chicken....


Quote of the Day....

"A dog's best friend is not his human master, but it is a fellow dog that's 

loyal most to them."

Forrest Caricofe

Google: No results found for "A dog's best friend is not his human master, but it

is a fellow dog that's loyal most to them."


I finished replanting the flowers today to the back garden from the 3 foot

diameter bed. The flowers, except the sunflowers, are looking a little druppy

now, but I sure they will recover with the coolness of the night....


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