Category Archives: Historic
NASA, London, Potatoes and Butterflies!?!
This is a quick video of me reading from a book titled “That’s A Fact Jack!”
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1929 Blower Bentley
I love old cars, they fascinate me. I love the trunk on the back of the car. And check out the exhaust pipe. It’s on the left side of the car. It’s “y” shaped and relatively flat. With an exciting rumble from the engine, this car is super cool! Here’s a bit of history about this 1929 Blower Bentley:
“The Bentley 4½ Litre was a British car based on a rolling chassis built by Bentley Motors. Walter Owen Bentley replaced the Bentley 3 Litre with a more powerful car by increasing its engine displacement to 4.4 L (270 cu in).
Bentley buyers used their cars for personal transport and arranged for their new chassis to be fitted with various body styles, mostly saloons or tourers. However, the publicity brought by their competition programme was invaluable for marketing Bentley’s cars.
At the time, noted car manufacturers like Bugatti and Lorraine-Dietrich focused on designing cars to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a popular automotive endurance course established only a few years earlier. A victory in this competition quickly elevated any car maker’s reputation.
A total of 720 4½ Litre cars were produced between 1927 and 1931, including 55 cars with a supercharged engine popularly known as the Blower Bentley. A 4½ Litre Bentley won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1928. Though the supercharged 4½ Litre Bentley’s competitive performance was not outstanding, it set several speed records, most famously in 1932 at Brooklands with a recorded speed of 222.03 km/h (138 mph).”
A Look Back
Top Of The Mark at the Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, California (1941).
Current day. Costs range from $214.00 per night to $3,700.00 per night.
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Furniture with soul
I am addicted to restoring old pieces of furniture that I find. Each piece of furniture that I refurbish has a story to tell. This chair was full of horse hair and springs, dating back to somewhere around the 1930’s.
I found this beat up rocking chair sitting in the street, for free. For less than $40.00, I gave this old girl a lift, a tuck and a snip! I chose not to fix every nook and cranny because I want some of the wear and tear to show, some of it’s history. I had some left over fabric, so I made a quick pillow.
Holy Clock Tower!
San Jose State University
Go Spartans! My daughter had to take a test over the week-end, prior to the semester starting, so my son and I went with her, and walked around campus. The SJSU campus has both a High-Tech and an old world feel. Mixed with new, shiny buildings, you will find some of the original buildings. SJSU was founded in 1857, San Jose State is the oldest institute of higher education, not just in California, but on the entire West Coast! Can you tell that I’m a proud mommy? 🙂
Using Westminster Chimes, the clock belts out the same tones as it’s big brother, Big Ben in London!
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