Boston’s ‘Durgin Park’ Restaurant Is Closing Down, This Saturday, January 12, 2019, After 192-Years!
I stumbled upon this sad news accidently. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Had to Google it myself.
Wow. Talk about the sad end to a legendary property. A true part of Boston’s colorful history.
I first went to ‘Durgin Park‘ 32-years ago, in September of 1986. I am sure I was told that it was Boston’s OLDEST restaurant. Well, they have modified that claim.
I am surprised that they are struggling. They always looked full. Yes, I haven’t eaten there in some years. I confess to that.
It was such a fun place. Great atmosphere.
I am sad. I can’t believe that they couldn’t have kept it going.
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The 2nd Test, in Galle, was quite the epic. 22 wickets fell in the 2nd day. Starc getting 11 wickets in the match and Dilruwan Perera getting 6 for 70 in the second innings.
Who would have thought that Australia would CRUMBLE, this easy, for the 2nd time in a ROW! Wow.
The 1st Test was amazing too. Who would have bet on Sri Lanka winning after their 1st innings.
Tremendous come back from Sri Lanka after their shellacking in England. I guess it is true what they say that the Sri Lankans are hard to beat at home.
Well done. Great cricket.
So much cricket on TAP (yet again). I can’t keep up.
These are Public Domain pictures.
[So don’t even THINK about putting copyright notices on them.]
I can, from my time in Ceylon 1953 to 1967, relate to ALL these pictures. I remember Colombo jetty when it was like that I have gone out on launches from that jetty many times to visit ships in the harbour. The Town Hall hasn’t changed any and Galle Face, at least the front, is just as I remember from my time. Peradeniya is much the same. So these are COOL. Not postcards per se. Cigarette Cards — which they used to include in packets. I have found about 240 of these.
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Lake Winnipesaukee Ice-Out, Analyzing The 127 Years Of Data — To Celebrate Yesterday’s, i.e., April 17, Ice-Out For 2013.
by Anura Guruge
Yesterday was ice-out on Winnipesaukee.
Historic ice-out data going back to 1887 is available at winnipesaukee.com. So that is 127 years worth of ice-out dates.
I, for the first time this year, had a couple of hours off! I am waiting for Amazon to publish another Kindle book. So, I wanted to indulge myself while I waited (patiently) and given that I am strange crunching data is an indulgence.
So, I did some quick analysis. One thing I quickly noticed is that people don’t pay enough attention to LEAP YEARS. In terms of days into the year, March 23 & March 24 are both 82 days in — depending on whether it is a leap-year or not. So to say that last year was the earliest ice-out is wrong in a way.
I copied and pasted, did some concatenations and replaces, used (the now unsupported but still available) =DATEDIF Excel function and =WEEKDAY and voilà. [No, I never type in data.] Yes, I had to hand calculate the 13 pre-1900 years since Excel dates only start as of 1900 — but I used the Windows 7 calculator that can calculate dates going back to 1500 and one of my perpetual calendars. So, I ended up with a sortable Excel spreadsheet — which looked like this, after I had sorted it by data distribution. All calculations are based on days into the year, starting January 1 of each year.