Daily Bread for 11.19.15 – 2017


Good morning, Whitewater.

Thursday will be partly cloudy and windy with a high of forty-two. Sunrise is 6:52 and sunset 4:28 for 9h 35m 42s of daytime. The moon is a waxing gibbous with 52.7% of its visible disk illuminated.

Whitewater’s Police and Fire Commission meets this evening at 6:30 PM.

On this day in 1863, Pres. Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address as part of a dedication ceremony for a national ceremony in that city. The New York Times hardly mentions Lincoln or his speech in its account of the dedication, leaving us with confirmation that (then and now) the press often overlooks what’s truly significant and memorable:

The ceremonies attending the dedication of the National Cemetery commenced this morning by a grand military and civic display, under command of Maj. Gen. Coucs. The line of march was taken up at 10 o’clock, and the procession marched through the principal streets to the Cemetery, where the military formed in line and saluted the President. At 11-1/4 the head of the procession arrived at the main stand. The President and members of the Cabinet, together with the chief military and civic dignitaries, took position on the stand. The President seated himself between Mr. Seward and Mr. Everett after a reception marked with the respect and perfect silence due to the solemnity of the occasion, every man in the immense gathering uncovering on his appearance….

Mr. Everett then commenced the delivery of his oration, which was listened to with marked attention throughout. [The oration of Mr. Everett will be found on our second page.]

Here’s Puzzability‘s Partners in Rhyme puzzle for Thursday:

This Week’s Game — November 16-20
Partners in Rhyme
Here’s our business plan. For each day, we started with the name of a company or brand, past or present, of the form ___ & ___. The day’s clues lead to two answer words (around the ampersand) that rhyme with the company or brand.
Beach collectible & A, E, I, O, U, or sometimes Y
Bell & Howell (shell & vowel)
What to Submit:
Submit the company or brand and the rhyming words (as “Bell & Howell (shell & vowel)” in the example) for your answer.
Thursday, November 19
Causes to jump in surprise & insurance adjuster’s cases

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