Movies. Have you ever noticed, or is it just a figment of my imagination, that some movies are made just so movie stars can pass themselves among each other?
Blood, Sweat and Tears. I make no apologies for liking the music of David Clayton Thomas. They can't take that away from me.
Green Sky Effect. Okay, this is it. My theory on the green sky effect. Short and sweet. Down and dirty. Sometimes, before a tornado, or during near-tornado condition the sky turns green. What causes this? Setting aside the other theories, I think it has something to do with chloroform. What you're seeing is billions of particles of dust and dirt that have been drawn up by the wind and pressure. Those particles have been attached to and mixed with billions of other particles of greenery, whether it be from trees, or grass, or growth from crops. Okay, I'm not a scientist. That's just what I think.
I never slept in Grant's bed, but I did flop down on it once.
This is an excerpt from a piece I helped my daughter with in A.P. History this school year. Nellie Grant Sartoris Jones. She was first married to Algernon Sartoris, an English army officer. They were married in the White House. She lived in England with him until his death in 1894. Upon her husband's death, she returned to America where she later met and married Frank Hatch Jones, a Chicago banker. The Hatch part of his family was from Springfield. Nellie Grant Sartoris Jones passed away in 1922. Her grave is marked with a small granite stone that bears the inscription, "Wife of Frank Hatch Jones." She is buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois. She was the daughter of General Ulysses S. Grant.
Did you know Ulysses S. Grant started his civil war career in Springfield?
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