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Friday, December 19, 2008

America's first "private eye"


By Allen Pickerton Motto "We Never Sleep"

Fact
The man dubbed America's first "private eye" was born near Glasgow, Scotland, on July 21, 1819. Involved as a young man in radical politics, he was forced to emigrate to America in 1842. Pinkerton and his wife settled in the Chicago area, where Allan worked as a barrel-maker. By accident he discovered the lair of a gang of counterfeiters and had them arrested. The resulting celebrity led to his appointment as a deputy sheriff and then special agent for the U.S. Post Office, where his success in catching criminals continued. Around 1850 he formed Pinkerton's National Detective Agency, with the motto "We Never Sleep" and an unblinking eye as its symbol. This would lead to the description of independent detectives as "private eyes."
be sworn in, and Pinkerton served as chief of intelligence for Union general George McClellan during the Civil War. After the conflict was over, Pinkerton's agency continued to grow; his agents infiltrated America's first-train robbing gang.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/james/peopleevents/p_pinkerton.html

Recipe
OREO BALLS
1 pkg. Oreos1 8-oz pkg.
cream cheese1 pkg.
almond bark
Twist Oreos and take apart.Scrape cream from cookies and put into large bowl. Add cream cheese to bowl and cream together.Put remainder of cookies into a Ziploc and seal. Use a rolling pin to finely crush.Add finely crushed cookies to the creamed mixture and stir.Roll into 1-inch balls and chill.Melt almond bark.Dip cookie balls into almond bark and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet.Let set and enjoy!
Makes about 3-4 dozen

Tip
HOW TO CLEAN THE HOUSE1.
Open a new file in your PC.
2 Name it "Housework.
"3. Send it to the RECYCLE BIN
4. Empty the RECYCLE BIN
5. Your PC will ask you, "Are you sure you want to delete Houseworkpermanently?
"6. Answer calmly, "Yes," and press the mouse button firmly....
7. Feel better?
Enjoy your day, Have your self Happy thoughts!

2 comments:

Glenn said...

Love the snow pictures you posted this week...very nice. Interesting facts about Pinkerton too...learn something new every day! Oh, and by the way....the housework is done....thanks to your "tip"....Hahaha Great job on the blog hon :-)

Lisa & Gerald said...

Oh I just love your tip on house work it sure made me gigggle giggle!
You are the best ! You always make me lol girl Hugs to you!
It's going to be a very white Christmas this year for sure we just got a dumping of snow and we are getting more over the next few days!
Merry Christmas to you and your Family!
It's a beautiful sunny day In the beautiful Canada Winter Wonderland
Hugs girl!