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Monday, April 30, 2012

Flushing Meadow

Monday morning was not the usual a the house.  Sue spent the night at her mother's house, so I dropped off Kyle, then work up Luke.  Started working from home whole Luke had breakfast and then dropped him a the bus stop at 7:25.

Get to work at at around 10am ask Sue what time Peggy's Dr appointment is. Turns out her Dr. does not have office hours today so Sue helps with laundry, shopping, etc.  Not quite the day she had in mind, but hopefully tomorrow the Dr. will be able to make a diagnosis.

This day on history "On April 30, 1939, the New York World's Fair opens in New York City. The opening ceremony, which featured speeches by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and New York Governor Herbert Lehman, ushered in the first day of television broadcasting in New York.
Spanning 1,200 acres at Flushing Meadow Park in Queens, the fairground was marked by two imposing structures--the "Perisphere" and the "Trylon"--and exhibited such new technology as FM radio, robotics, fluorescent lighting, and a crude fax machine. Norman Bel Geddes designed a Futurama ride for General Motors, and users were transported through an idealized city of the future. Sixty-three nations participated in the fair, which enjoyed large crowds before the outbreak of World War II interrupted many of its scheduled events."

I grew up around the Flushing Meadow park area.  Actually several miles east in the NYC Housing projects called Pomonok.  I do remember frequent bicycle rides to Flushing Meadow to swim at the Aquacade, or to go fishing.  As far as the worlds fair, I have some picture and story memories of being two years old in 1964 and toddling around the world fair grounds.

Back at home, we have a nice twin chicken dinner and then its off to Kyle's soccer practice.

And so it goes, and and so it goes.

Photo of the day "Flushing Meadow"



P.S.  Give a man a fish, he eats for a day.  Teach a man to fish, and get rid of him for the whole weekend !

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