I wonder where the saying, “That’s for the birds!” came from? Anyone have any insight without having to look it up? Maybe we should start a “best guess” contest where everyone makes their best guess on the origin of that saying and then we can vote on who came up with the best suggestion? If you want to send me your ideas, I’ll try to post a poll after a couple of days.
Today’s picture is of the Wren’s Nest that I referred to yesterday. I just thought this was a beautiful home, sitting in the shade of a several acre parcel in Atlanta. It used to be out in the boonies when John Chandler Harris lived there, but it’s surrounded now by city and development. Mr. Harris did his writing of the Uncle Remus stories from the porch that you see on the right of the picture. It’s a huge porch that wraps around both sides of the house and across the entire front…a perfect southern porch on which one could sit and drink iced tea or a mint julep!
Mr. Harris and his wife used to entertain some rather famous people here, including Andrew Carnegie and Harris’ other friend, Theodore Roosevelt, among others. The home is now a national historical site.ion
Anyway, the home was as beautiful inside as it was outside. Lovely…
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: in 1803, France agreed to sell Louisiana to the United States, though the sale wouldn’t be completed until December of that year. In 1812, it became the 18th state of the Union.
TRIVIA FOR TODAY: a cluster or bunch of bananas is called a “hand.” Individual bananas are called…that’s right, “fingers.” Next time you are going to eat a banana, you can proudly proclaim, “I think I’ll eat a finger now!”