Thursday, July 9, 2020

FLOWERS AND ANSWERS


Here are the answers to yesterday's questions.


1.  What American-born man became Prime Minister and President of Ireland?

Answer: Eamon de Valera, born in New York in 1882, became the Prime Minister, and later President, of the Republic of Ireland.


2. What American became Prime Minister of Israel?

Answer: Golda Meir, born in Russia in 1898, grew up in Milwaukee after her family moved there in 1906.  She was Prime Minister of Israel from 1969 to 1974.


3. How did Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan get his nickname? 

Answer: on July 17th, 1938, Douglas Corrigan filed a flight plan at Floyd Bennet Field in New York to fly to California, but ended up in Dublin 29 hours later.


4.  Where is Judge Crater?

Answer: no one knows!  On August 6th, 1930, New York Supreme Court Justice Joseph F. Crater disappeared.  After telling friends that he was attending a Broadway play that evening, he removed papers from his files and cashed a check for a large sum.  Late that afternoon he was seen entering a taxi, but hasn't been sighted since.  For decades people have theorized about the cause of his disappearance.  Was he involved in illegal activities?  Was he murdered by the underworld?  Did he run away?  Although Judge Crater was declared officially dead in July 1937, we can still only speculate about why he vanished.





32 comments:

  1. Lovely image! Happy Birthday!

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  2. The flower is so stunning! Of course I didn't know any of the answers. Now let's see how long I can remember them.

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    1. Hi Ginny, and thank you. Not sure how long I will remember these either :)

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  3. Good to see the answers.
    A couple of mine were alright browsing the internet but it's not always right. :)
    Take care.

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    1. Glad about that Margaret. Very true but I do the same. You take care also :)

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  4. Oh, that's the puzzle of the New York Chief Justice Joseph F. Crater that hasn't been solved until now ... whether he died, disappeared or hid by changing his identity because of a situation.

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    1. Hello Himawan Sant, it is an interesting event. A complete mystery.

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  5. What an intrigue. And the mystery of Judge Crater never solved! Did anyone write a book about the mystery?

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    1. I can't remember if anyone wrote a book Valerie. I will try and find out :)

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  6. Hello Denise,
    Thanks for sharing the answers. I looked up the first one yesterday..Someone should be working on the case of the missing judge. Have a great day!

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    1. You are very welcome Eileen. I bet there will be someone out there looking into it.

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  7. Gorgeous bird of paradise! And the only name in this group that I have even heard before is Golda Meir and I did not know anything about her at all just the recognizable name

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    1. Thank you Sandra :) I have a book in our collection of her biography. She is a very interesting lady.

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  8. I love Strelitzia, we had many in the garden in South Africa and I miss them. Keep well Diane

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    1. That is a name I don't know. It is always interesting to find other names they go by. You keep well also :)

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  9. Hi Denise, hope you are well.
    Golda Meir was one special Lady.

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    1. Hi Roy, am well and I hope the same for you. I agree, she was a very special lady.

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  10. Interesting questions. I knew only one answer...Corigan

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    1. Hi Red, me too but it's been so long since I first learned of the story, I had forgotten his name :)

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  11. Have a great day. Love from Polish countryuside

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    1. And I expect it looks beautiful! Thank you Gosia. Enjoy a continued good week.

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  12. Oh lordy...I should have known Golda!

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    1. Thanks Anni, it's hard to answer and easy when I have the book :) but I hope you've found this fun.

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  13. Golda Meir, interesting and also that judge!

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    1. I agree Christine, some fascinating facts to be learned.

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  14. Well, Golda Meir is the only familiar name...

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