Wednesday, November 28, 2012

70 Years Ago Tonight

The Cocoanut Grove was Boston's premier nightclub during the post-Prohibition 1930s and 1940s. On November 28, 1942, this club was the scene of the deadliest nightclub fire in US history, killing 492 people (which was 32 more than the building's authorized capacity) and injuring hundreds more. It was also the second-worst single-building fire in American history; only the 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire in Chicago had a higher death toll, of 602.
The enormity of the tragedy shocked the nation and briefly replaced the events of World War II in newspaper headlines. In both fires, most of those who lost their lives would have survived had the existing safety codes been fully enforced. The tragedy led to a reform of safety standards and codes across the country, and major changes in the treatment and rehabilitation of burn victims.


Try not to get stuck in the kitchen this holiday season.

Monday, November 26, 2012

I don't know about all of you...

but, I'd take a back ally romance over wash day in a New York second!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Yet another thing to be thankful for!

 On this day 49 years ago, the Doctor first appeared on TV!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Owning a dog

Is it for you?

Monday, November 19, 2012

Which one are you?

a) Lusty
b) Wild,
c) Trim
d) Trendy
e) Shirtless with ascot?

And a good time was had by all!

Here at the Culinary College, we're gearing up for our in class Library/research lectures all this week

via: SHORPY.  Washington, D.C., circa 1927. "Cooking demonstration, Washington Gas Light Co.". View full size.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Fight fire WITH fire.

I always say.....

Our catalog has been down

So were spending the week shifting books in the the library

Wednesday, November 14, 2012