Hide and Seek

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Things
Are getting bigger
Than my pockets or
My pockets are getting
Smaller than things.
Aging is playing
Hide and seek.
© Yelling Rosa
2/8 –16

Un Affabile Septimana

What a Motivator

Some celebrity tweets:
“It’s a long way to the distant place”,1)
Being liked by 500.000 twitters,
Is one hell of a motivator
For Unknown writer.
© Yelling Rosa
20/1 –18

1) PS “Kauas on pitkä matka” (It’s a long way to far away/to the distant place) is a Finnish saying which means that someone is telling the self-evident truths (facts) (or truisms). When someone is famous he can say almost anything and gets credit from that, cp. TheEmperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen

PPS Ha un Affabile Septimana = Have a Pleasant Week ❤

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This year you’ll find me more often at my Finnish Blog: https://yrosa.wordpress.com/
than here.

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Voyage to California (6) – John Jackson Lewis – January to March, 1851

"Greatest Generation" Life Lessons

(1) John Jackson Lewis, (2) Edith May (Lewis) Rider, (3) Marian Faith (Rider) Irwin, (4) Marian Dunlop (Irwin) Guion, (5) Judith Anne Guion.

The following are transcriptions of John Jackson Lewis’s diary and journal of his voyage to California in 1851. He was going from New York to visit his older brother William in San Jose.

Diary:

(Feb.)  7th.  Arrived at Chagres at 1:30 P.M., and were quickly surrounded by small boats from the shore. Engaged a passage in one for $1 and set out. The old Fort, the tropical vegetation, the little fleet of boats and canoes of many different sizes, shapes and structure, the different kinds of people who propel them, the curious little town and the crowds who thronged the shore, all conspired to make the scene at landing novel, picturesque, and beautiful. Procured a passage to Gorgona, and after considerable delay, got started up the river…

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Colourful

HX Report

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #8: COLORFUL

First things first. Apologies to Tina and all Lens Artists fellow-bloggers for MB’s correct spelling of the word ‘colour’ in his post title. Seems that ever since you guys threw all that tea into Boston harbour (not ‘harbor’) (& the cost of which you still owe to the Brits), the spelling zone of your brains has been fried, for want of a decent cup of tea perhaps?! And MB doesn’t give a fig for the Webster’s English Dictionary. The WED is a Yankee creation, is it not? And in the opinion of MB, a mere smokescreen for the Yankee misuse of ‘or/our’ and ‘s/z’.

But enough correction of your Yankee friends MB. Get on with the Challenge….

OK, ok, guys.

MB and daughter MB2 were in Bucharest for 5 days this past week and did much exploring and unearthing and checking out ‘Dracula’ stuff and…

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Assassination Attempt of King José I of Portugal – 1758

The Freelance History Writer

Attack on D. Jose

Sebastião Jose de Carvalho e Mello, better known after September 1770 as the Marquess of Pombal, is a controversial figure in Portugal for many reasons. He served as ambassador to London and Vienna under King João V where he was exposed to the ideas of the Enlightenment and the advancements in science at the Royal Society in England. Portugal had not had much experience in these intellectual pursuits so when Pombal was recalled to Portugal in 1749 and given the post of secretary of state for foreign affairs and war by King João, he was uniquely qualified to convey these ideas to the country. Despite having no administrative experience, his appointment was ratified on August 3, 1750 by King José who had succeeded King João. Pombal would have great influence in the government of Portugal from 1750 until 1777.

Pombal’s reputation and standing was greatly enhanced…

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Orange Moon

I didn’t get a picture but the past 2 nights the moon has been incredible – an orange oval in the night sky.  Looks like an egg.  Beautiful.

Orange moon at night and red sun in the morning – but not this morning.  It was refreshingly wet!

June 1945 for the Navy

Pacific Paratrooper

USS Langley, June 1945

After sending Sherman’s US Navy Task Force 38.3 to Leyte for a rest period, Halsey ordered RAdm. Radford’s Task Force 38.4orce northward on June 2 to strike the airfields on Kyushu, the southernmost Japanese main island. Halsey and McCain remained off Okinawa. When Radford returned on the afternoon of June 3, Halsey sent Task Group 38.1 southeast to rendezvous with Rear Admiral Donald B. Beary’s Service Squadron 6.  Ships and search planes reported a tropical storm moving up from the south.

The Missouri and Shangri-La headed southeast with Radford’s group, and Halsey ordered the amphibious command ship Ancon to monitor the storm. On the evening of June 4, Task Group 38.4 joined Clark’s force and Beary’s fueling squadron, and they all headed E-SE. At this time, radar operators aboard the Ancon sighted a typhoon, but the ship’s report did not reach Halsey until 1 the next…

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