The unrelenting heat in Chicago has now combined with humidity coming from sporadic rain, creating a soggy and energy=sapping miasma.. On the other hand, my new boots have arrived! (See below, and a post later today.) It is Thursday, July 7, or 7/7, and it’s World Chocolate Day. Celebrations are supposed to involve consuming chocolate, so send in your photos if you do.
On this day in 1928, the fantastic invention of pre-sliced bread was sold for the first time in Chillicothe, Missouri. In 1954, this was the day on which Elvis Presley’s first recorded song (guess what it is) was first played on the radio—by station WHBQ in Memphis. And in 1985, Boris Becker won Wimbledon at the age of 17, the youngest player ever.
Notables born on this day include Camilio Golgi (1843, later Nobel Laureate), Nettie Stevens (1861, see post later this a.m.), mountaineer Hamish MacInnes (1930), Ringo Starr (1940), and Michelle Kwan (1980). Those who died on this day include Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1930), Fats Navarro (1950), and Veronica Lake (1973). Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, the cherries are coming along nicely, helped along by welcome rains, and I hope that when I visit in about three weeks they will be harvesting them. I am again promised many pies, and Hili is helping pick out the cherries!
A: Are you looking for something?Hili: Yes, I’m looking around to see where the best cherries for Jerry’s pie are.
Ja: Szukasz czegoś?
Hili: Tak, patrzę, gdzie będą najlepsze wiśnie na placek dla Jerry’ego.