Fact: I was born in Columbiana County, Salem, Ohio.
Active in the abolitionist movement of the early- to mid-19th century, Salem acted as a hub for the American Underground Railroad, with several homes serving as “stations.” Salem retained many of these homes, but none are open to the public at present.
In April 1850, Salem hosted the first Women's Rights Convention in Ohio, the second such convention in the United States. J. Elizabeth Jones delivered an address, and men were refused attendance for the two-day proceedings.
While radio DJ Alan Freed was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, he grew up in Salem. While working at a radio station in Cleveland, he coined the phrase "Rock & Roll."
Fact: I am leading the Pastor's Fellowship Breakfast this coming Wednesday. For the first time in a very long time, I have not narrowed down nor nailed down what to say.
Fact: I was extremely glad Laundau Eugene Murphy, Jr. won first place on America's Got Talent Wednesday night. I have not watched AGT before and probably won't again since it takes some 17 or 18 weeks of time. I was glad to have followed this season for a diversion and had hoped Murphy would win from his first audition.
Fact: I am not happy that Burn Notice is on "summer hiatus." I have followed this show for all of its 5 seasons. I haven't liked a show like this since, well, I guess, since James Garner's Rockford Files or Law and Order with Jerry Orbach.
Fact: I roasted a Cornish game hen Tuesday night that was exquisite! Soaked it in a homemade marinade for a couple of hours and then roasted for 1 hour. Meat was tender, juicy, and fell off the bone, you know the little teeny tiny bones Cornish Hens have.
Fact: I am having terrible trouble with Chrome today. It has crashed and apparently left a window up or open in the background somewhere. I have tried rebooting, shutting down, CTRL W, resetting the internet modem and still my chrome has "crashed." I finally removed Chrome. Hope it did not cause you problems as you tried to access my blog.
Fact: Today (Friday) is Shopping Day and Cheap Date Night.
First, Irene and I will do the week's grocery shopping around noon at Winco, Grocery Outlet, Fred Meyers, and Walgreens.
Then around 5:00 to 6:00 pm we wil pickup two movies from Red Box for $2.48 and then on the way home we will grab a "Hot and Ready" $5.40 Pepparoni Pizza from Little Caesars.
We will kick back in our Lazy Boy recliners for dinner and a movie. This is the high-life of a couple of old geezers in southwest Washington these days!