The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those wounded or killed, while serving, on or after April 5, 1917, with the U.S. military. With its forerunner, the Badge of Military Merit, which took the form of a heart made of purple cloth, the Purple Heart is the oldest military award still given to U.S. military members; the only earlier award being the obsolete Fidelity Medallion. The original Purple Heart, designated as the Badge of Military Merit, was established by George Washington—then the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army – by order from his Newburgh, New York headquarters on August 7, 1782. The Badge of Military Merit was only awarded to three Revolutionary War soldiers. From then on as its legend grew; so did its appearance. Although never abolished, the award of the badge was not proposed again officially until after World War I.
Northern Rail, often referred to as Northern, is a British train operating company owned by Serco-Abellio operating the Northern Rail franchise. Northern runs a mix of commuter rural and some longer-distance services around Cheshire, County Durham, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Northumberland, Teesside, Tyne and Wear and Yorkshire. Northern Rail's services also extend to the north Midland counties of Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Staffordshire. Most services are supported by passenger transport executives. Of all the Train Operating Companies in the UK, Northern Rail operates the most stations.
Grimbergen is the brand name of a variety of Belgian abbey beers. Originally made by Norbertine monks in the Belgian town of Grimbergen, it is now brewed by two different breweries in Belgium and France. The name derives from the Norbertine abbey, which Saint Norbert of Xanten founded in Grimbergen in 1128. The label on the beer Grimbergen has always been the mythological phoenix. In late 2010 the Grimbergen label was thoroughly renovated: the phoenix came more to the forefront and was modernized. The top of the label reads: "Phoenix", and below "Ardet nec consumitur". This means "burns but does not perish."
Keith managed to make some headway on figuring out what's written on this pool float, but nothing solid yet. More on that tomorrow. Boy, seeing that girl ride around on a pool float sure is easier than watching this drunk hipster trying to kayak. Anyway, I had a nice photo challenge all lined up, and ended up solving it myself after some super sleuthing. I won't spoil it right away, so solution will be at the end of this post. Remember this girl from the April 22nd update...
I do not have pics now but Swig Central is in the Weigel's chain of convenient stores and gas stations. Their HQ is in Knoxville, TN with locations across East Tennessee. I am pretty certain that the pic you uposted was from their Middlebrook Pike Location in Knoxville. Cheers, Buzz
Well I happened to stumble across another photo of her. And it turns out despite having only one job to do, Buzz got it wrong! But with the addition of that second photo, you now have all the information you need to correctly identify that convience store. Where is it? Again, solution in the last paragraph.
When an actor accepts a role, it's expected they commit. These actors and actresses didn't just commit, they transformed themselves to become exact replicas.
After offering their wares to several generations of Ithacans, the House of Shalimar closed its doors due to the retirement of the owners Emma Lou and Abdul Razak Sheikh. The Sheiks said they will stay in Ithaca area, but that by retiring from operating the popular business which closed its doors on December 22 of last year, they will have more time for themselves. The Sheikhs opened shop in Collegetown in 1972, bringing their vision for House of Shalimar from New York City to Ithaca. “When we came to Ithaca, India and the east was just opening up,” said Emma Lou. “The Beatles had just come back from their ashram, the flower children were in San Francisco, the war demonstrations were going on.” Emma Lou said House of Shalimar's sale of clothing items made from 100 percent cotton was their claim to fame.
Ernie, I see from the other day your into Guardians of the Galaxy and Sexy Cosplay, great stuff. Liking them, you have to see this new show The Quest, it's an absolutely unreal reality show. Episode 2 is tonight.... Jack
Hey Ernie, I dont know if this qualifies as "DUDE WTF" or "DONT LOOK" but this is a 10 for either category. Enjoy! Eric
Nothing to see here, just a video of the lovely Alexandria Morgan running in a strapless top, move along.
Okay convience store solution. That second image provides an important clue: the street address for said convience store is 1606. First I checked the entire list of Weigels locations, and no 1606 anywhere. Performing a reverse image search that second photo brings me to this gallery, which includes a wealth of information. The US Cellular Soccer Complex confirms we are indeed working in Knoxville. So I did a search on "knoxville weigel's 1606" and was brought to this page. The address is arong (1405 vs 1606) but if you look on the right side of the page you'll see, "People also viewed... ... Bread Box 1606 Lovell Rd, Knoxville, TN" so I did a Google map search on that address and EUREKA! Turns out it's no longer a Weigel's, it's a Conoco now. Weigel's moved down the street to 1405.