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Renée G.
2 hours ago

Things You Didn't Know About Wimbledon

On July 9, 1877, the first Wimbledon tournament was held on one of the croquet lawns of the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club.

It's The World's Oldest Tennis Tournament
Back on 9th June 1877, the first Wimbledon Championships were held, making it the oldest tennis tournament in the world. But it was pretty different to the tournament we know today. For a start, the tournament was advertised as a ‘"awn tennis meeting, open to all amateurs" – yes, you could have entered! The only event played that year was Men’s Singles. Ladies’ Singles and Men’s Doubles events weren't held until 1844. Ladies’ Doubles and Mixed Doubles were added to the mix in 1913.

Dogs Would Lose Their Minds At The Number of Tennis Balls Used
Around 54,000 tennis balls are used in the Wimbledon tournament, which are inspected and replaced every seven to nine gain in order to keep them in optimum condition. When they’re not used, tennis balls are even stored in a refrigerated container to keep them looking spotless! Those who are real fans of the sport can buy a can of balls when they are being rotated out for £2.50 ($3).

Rufus The Hawk Has an Important Job at Wimbledon
Rufus, a Harris hawk, is a celebrity at Wimbledon. Every morning during the tournament, Rufus is set free, and circles the sky above Wimbledon grounds to scare away the local pigeons. Rufus has over 10,000 followers on Twitter and sent the nation into panic when he was stolen in 2012. Rufus was birdnapped from a car but was returned when the thief realized that he was the famed Wimbledon hawk. He was back on the job in 2013.

The Dress Code is Strict
One of the most distinctive features of Wimbledon is the extremely strict dress code which players must follow. The tradition of “tennis whites” dates back to the 1800s, when players wore white in order to avoid sweat patches on brightly colored clothing. The powers that be are strict. In 2013, Roger Federer was asked to change his shoes just because they had orange soles! And would you believe, that if you have dark arm hair, the Club of England could ask you to bleach it white – now that’s dedication.

Strawberries And Cream is a Tradition at Wimbledon
Wimbledon has been associated with strawberries and cream since the first tournament in 1877, and the price of this sweet treat is subsidized to keep it down. While it can be ordered separately during the tournament at Wimbledon, many people order a picnic lunch that includes the dessert, sandwiches, scones, tea, and water. In 2017, 23 tons of strawberries and 7,000 litres of fresh cream were served to visitors. If you were to lay these berries in a line, they’d stretch almost 37 miles end-to-end. The British tradition of serving strawberries and cream goes back all the way to 1509 during the reign of King Henry VIII.

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Cindy Smith Bryson
3 hours ago

House drama

The closing has been pushed forward by at least a week as per our buyer.

Apparently due to low interest rates, so many houses are being sold that buyers mortgage company cannot keep up w amount of appraisals needed prior to closing.

I will just shift our move date. More time is better than less time to get packed and ready.

Renée G.
4 hours ago

Thursday Trivia

What is the most common date of birth in the United States?
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July 9
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Answer: If you were born on September 9, you are far from alone. According to data from the National Center for Health Statistics and the Social Security Administration, September 9th is the most common birthday in the United States, followed closely by September 19th. Of the top 10 most common birthdays, nine of them happen to be in September — with all of them falling between Sept. 9 and Sept. 20. The data was collected by looking at the average number of births per day from 1994 to 2014 - for Sept. 9, that came out to 12,301 births. That's a lot of Virgos.

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In which country did Halloween originate?
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Ireland
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Answer: Halloween began in Ireland as the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31st, they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.

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Sherry Blizzard
4 hours ago

Recipe Question

I made that Spaghetti Pie by Dawn C. It was excellent. I took photos and added them to the recipe. Can someone go in and see if the photos show up? I'm curious if only I can see them because they are my photos or if they become public and everyone can see them. Thanks for checking this out.

Cindy Smith Bryson
5 hours ago

Joke of the day

Have you heard of the new restaurant called Karma?
There is no menu. You get what you deserve.

Cindy Smith Bryson
22 hours ago

Thanks for good buyers!

Especially since are doing this ourselves, without benefit of realtor. I do have a nephew who was a realtor. Got him on speed dial!

So the home inspection is Mon. the 13th. Our over the range microwave is just a few years old but a piece broke off inside for the closing mechanism. Got repair dude right out here. He can't fix, need a whole new door. I spent most of yesterday researching locally and online for replacement door. One parts distributor online had it but it was out of stock. No one else had it.

I cannot believe we are looking at a new micro over a stupid door! This morning I called buyer (she is still out of state so that complicates things) and explained that this was the perfect opportunity to get her preferred micro. She was thrilled as she only wants a black Kenmore. I cannot legally sell the house without functional micro but she offered to go half. Heck yeah, I took that offer!

She wanted me to go to Sears and facetime micros to her. I suggested she go online and then call local Sears to see if they could order the one she choose.

Well, it is a done deal and I paid my $150 and shs got what she wanted. The stupid door was going to cost about that much anyway and she is one happy buyer.

This selling a house yourself makes u appreciate the realtor. But at closing when we don't have a realtor commission, it will all be good.

Andy Anderson !
yesterday at 12:39 PM

And so it begins...

Got plumbers in the oldest part of the house (north wing) replacing galvanized piping that is older that I am...

And, the demolition of one of the guest room bathrooms has begun. They are stripping it down to the two-by-fours, and totally remolding it. I can hear the sounds of hammers beating away at old tiles and drywall.

It is probably a couple of weeks of work, but should be nice when they finish.

Hope everyone is having a marvelous "Hump" Day.

Sherry Blizzard
yesterday at 10:44 AM

Retirement

It was time for me to retire! Yesterday I go to get my haircut (first time since covid).

Stylist: Are you a teacher?
Me: Yes, I was. Didn't you go to Randy Smith Middle School?
Stylist: Yes! I did!
Me: And you have a younger brother?
Stylist: Yes! You taught English?
Me: Yes! And how long have you been out of school?
Stylist: I graduated in 2014!

All of this is happening while both of us are wearing masks!!! We only saw each other's eyes.
People---Look people in the eye and smile. They will remember you! They can feel and see your smile through your eyes!