Archive for February 15th, 2020

Today in Black History – February 15

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Benjamin Roberts filed the first school integration suit on this day in 1848, on behalf of his daughter, Sarah Roberts, after she was barred from a white school in Boston, MA.

Dr. George Washington Carver, scientist and discoverer of over 300 products from the peanut, was successful in getting a Branch Agricultural Experiment Station and Agricultural School at Tuskegee Normal School on this date in 1897.

Nat King Cole, singer, pianist, and entertainer, died in Santa Monica, CA on this date in 1965.  “Unforgettable”, “Mona Lisa”, “Route 66”, “Nature Boy”, and “The Christmas Song” were some of his most popular songs.

Henry Lewis was named Director of the New Jersey Symphony on this date in 1968.  Lewis was the first black person to direct an American orchestra.

Kweisi Mfume became President and CEO of the NAACP on this date in 1996.

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/15/20

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Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused.”   —   Source Unknown

(A very good quote.  I have a tendency to take myself a little too serious, but I can laugh at myself at times.  Much healthier than calling yourself a friggin’ idiot!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 02/15/20

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Visual Description:  Mom, imposing some dining etiquette.

TAUSE  =  SAUTE,  CITKH  =  THICK,  RLIPAL  =  PILLAR,  LOAPHO  =  HOOPLA   —   Giving us:  SAETIPRHP

Clue/Question:  They ordered starters before the meal, but the kids were more interested in – – –

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Answer:  THEIR APPS

(Kids today!  Well, it’s not really just kids.  Some people are completely addicted to their cell phones, and have forgotten what constitutes good vs. bad manners.  Unfortunately, so many manners have fallen by the wayside.  It used to be a man – gentleman – never wore a hat indoors.  At least not in the presence of a woman, and never in an eating establishment.  I see it all the time now-a-days.  My mom is rolling in her grave!

Absolutely no new clue words today.  Ralis95 can rest easy.  All four of the jumbles are coming up as new however.  I didn’t struggle with any of them though.  The answer letter layout was another fine nine letter jumble.  Nicely cryptic.

The great cartoon and dialog, and clue question – “starters” instead of appetizers – made this a fairly easy solve, for me.  At least the dad and boy aren’t wearing hats!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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