Monday, March 22, 2010
Tuesdays Show and Tail
Welcome to the Twenty Fifth Weekly Segment of Tuesdays' Show & Tail!
Angela at West Virginia Treasures - hopes everyone will join her every Tuesday to post a picture or two of your pets, wildlife or visit to the zoo and tell a little about them!
Tuesdays' Show & Tail is about having fun, and giving us a chance to meet other pet owners in the blogging community.
If you are visiting and would like to join in on the fun, please do so! She said everyone is welcome.
The Squirrel Saga Ends - Chatty Crone Loses - Squirrels Wins!
Let me just say - I think they are out of the attic. I'm not 100% sure, but haven't heard them in awhile.
Now let's talk about my bird feeder. It's right off the deck and you can see it from the kitchen window - we can watch it while we eat.
Only thing is - what is that - a bird, a plane oh it's super squirrel! He jumps from my deck right on to my bird feeder and eats it all up - like I made a plate especially for him! If it isn't one squirrel it's another!
Can you believe he has almost eaten that whole thing?
He's one BIG squirrel I might add.
So we take the bird feeder off and put up suet in a little cage. The first day - the squirrel must have jumped on it and broke it open, it feel to the ground and he went down and ate it. Day two, hubby wires it with baggie ties. He chews through that and eats the whole thing. Day three hubby getting mad - wires it with solid wire.
He must have jumped on it and ate it in the air - holding on. There is about a 20 foot drop. I bought 4 packs of suet - tomorrow we are taking the green cover off and putting out the last of the suet - then I'm afraid - we're done. This is one crazy Georgia squirrel!
Just to keep you up to date on the grandson and the new teacher - she loves him and vice-versa. It's good to have him back again - the twinkle in his eye has returned. I tell you - you must fight for your children when need be - a teacher can make a break a person, just like a boss, or even a friend. Thanks for all your caring about him.
Happy Birthday to- Bette Nesmith Graham Liquid Paper Inventor
As electric typewriters came into widespread use after World War II, Bette Nesmith Graham and countless other secretaries let out a collective groan. The new machines did make typing easier, but their carbon-film ribbons made it impossible to correct mistakes neatly with a pencil eraser. As a result of this predicament, Graham ended up inventing one of the most widely used office products of the 20th century.
Born in 1924 in Dallas, Texas, Bette Graham dropped out of high school at the age of seventeen and went to secretarial school. By 1951, she had worked her way up to the position of executive secretary for W.W. Overton, the Chairman of the Board of the Texas Bank and Trust. It was at this time that Graham and her colleagues at the bank began experiencing trouble with the new IBM electric typewriters. Tired of having to retype entire pages because of one small error, Graham determined to find a more efficient alternative. Little did she know her frustration would lead to her becoming one of the most famous women inventors of the 20th century.
The impetus for Graham's breakthrough came as she observed painters decorating the bank windows for the holidays. Rather than remove their mistakes entirely, the painters simply covered any imperfections with an additional layer. The quick-thinking Graham mimicked their technique by using a white, water-based tempera paint to cover her typing errors.
This is her grandson - any one recognize him - we all know him!
It is Mike Nesmith from the Monkeys - her grandson!