It’s Sunday, July 24, 2016, and the heat continues, despite heavy showers last night.The high temperature today is predicted to be 93°F (34°C), but it’s supposed to cool off tomorrow. That, of course, is what they said for the weekend, and it did not cool off.
in Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela and Bolivia they’re celebrating Simón Bolívar Day. That’s because he was born on this day in 1783. Other events occurring on July 24 include the discovery of Machu Picchu by Hiram Bingham in 1911, the record temperature of 109 °F (43 °C) in Chicago in 1935 due to the “Dust Bowl Heat Wave,” the safe splashdown of Apollo 11 in the Pacific (1969), and the Supreme Court’s decision, in 1974, that Nixon had to turn over the Watergate tapes. It was the beginning of the end for him.
Notables born on this day, besides Simón Bolívar, include Alexandre Dumas (1802), Amelia Earhart (1897), Zelda Fitzgerald (1900), and Jennifer Lopez (1969). Those who died on this day include Wilfrid Noyce (1962), Peter Sellers (1980), and Isaac Bashevis Singer (1991). Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, the cherry harvest is almost over, but there are still some left on the trees to be picked, and other goodies as well:
Hili: Even mice wouldn’t eat that.A: But we will.Hili: Won’t it upset your stomachs?
Hili: Tego by nawet myszy nie zjadły.
Ja: A my zjemy.
Hili: Nie zaszkodzi wam?
And big news: Leon and his staff have found a nice wooden house! They will have it disassembled and transported to near Wroclawek this summer, and should be moved in by fall. Leon is celebrating with a barbecue:
Leon: Let’s put a mouse on the grill.