Monday, July 25, 2011

Evaporative Cooling... hmnnnn .... so much information on the Net!

.....EXAMPLE OF evaporative cooling.... It is the same physics that cools your cup of hot coffee. In your coffee, the most energetic coffee molecules escape from the cup and come off as steam.

When they do this, they take away more than their share of heat, and the atoms left behind in the cup are colder because they have lost energy.

Mama mentioned the "Water Cooler" that Daddy bought.....

back in HOT summer of 1954..... when I was about six months old.... we lived in Tilman County, Frederick, Oklahoma.  So now --- what was a water cooler???

An evaporative cooler (also swamp cooler, desert cooler, and wet air cooler) is a device that cools air through the evaporation of water. Evaporative cooling differs from typical air conditioning systems which use vapor-compression.   Unlike refrigeration, it requires a water source, and must continually consume water to operate. The evaporative cooler's water is only evaporated once.

Sooooo.... how does the dictionary tell me this thing works?????

Typically, residential and industrial evaporative coolers use direct evaporation and can be described as an enclosed metal or plastic box with vented sides containing a centrifugal fan or 'blower', electric motor with pulleys (known as 'sheaves' in HVAC), (or a direct-driven axial fan), and a water pump to wet the evaporative cooling pads. The units can be mounted on the roof (down draft, or downflow), or exterior walls or windows (side draft, or horizontal flow) of buildings. To cool, the fan draws ambient air through vents on the unit's sides and through the damp pads. Heat in the air evaporates water from the pads which are constantly re-dampened to continue the cooling process. Thus cooled, moist air is then delivered to the building via a vent in the roof or wall.
Because the cooling air originates outside the building, one or more large vents must exist to allow air to move from inside to outside. Air should only be allowed to pass once through the system, or the cooling effect will decrease

OK... so the family story was remembered by Mama on yesterday.... It was so hot and dry in that Frederick mid-July heat.   And you were so miserable.. and fussy... that Not until Howard went and bought a water cooler.  We laid you out on the floor... and you slept and you enjoyed that cool air!  

Water Week 29

Water . . . . Do you have any memories of the sea or another body of water? Did you live there or just visit? What did you do there? You can also describe a body of water by which you live or visit in the present day

Summer Week 28

Summer ! !  ? ? ? What was summer like where and when you grew up? Describe not only the climate, but how the season influenced your activities, food choices, etc. This challenge runs from Saturday, July 9, 2011 through Friday, July 15, 2011

Happy 85th Birthday Mama.... July 25, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Still in Search of Family Roots

1920 Census
State: Mississippi County: Oktibbeh Township: Beat 5

 KINNARD,  Manasy Head R   F B 24 1896  M  y y MS   MS   MS   y Farmer  
SIPUEL, Ada Cousin     F B 26 1894  Widow      y y MS   MS   MS     Farm Laboror  
KINNARD,  Ethel L daughter     F B 6 1914  s           MS   MS   MS            
SIPUEL,  Maggie Head R   F B 22 1898  M       y y MS   MS   MS     Cook          
SIPUEL,  Emma daughter     F B 2 1918  s           MS   MS   MS     None  
Macon,   Magnolia Cousin     F B 27 1893 s       n n MS   MS   MS     None

Young, William Head R   M B 50 1870 M     y y MS   MS   MS     Farmer  
Young, Sarah Wife     F B 22 1898  M       y y MS   MS   MS     Farmer  
Young, Patrick Son     M B 16 1904 S       y y MS   MS   MS     Farmer  
KINNARD, LAURA Boarder     F B 21 1899  S    y y MS   MS   MS    Farmer  
Miller, Jessie Boarder     M B 26 1894                                                  

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

My Daddy loved Money

That is.... the collecting of coins and bills....
So when I ran across a couple of Silver Certificate Dollar bills..... I purchased then at half price... they were listed as $5 each.... I love a two-fer sale for the sake of a family memory!

Silver Certificate Dollar Bill Value

The 1957 silver certificate dollar bill value, is a bit higher than its intrinsic $1 value and is often valued to $1.25 to $1.50 if it is a circulated bill. Non circulated ones go up to $4. The same is the case of 1935 silver certificate dollar bill value, however there are exceptions, such as the experimental notes, and the 1935A Hawaii and North Africa or blocks and serial number ranges which are rare and have quite a higher value. In case of the rare ones 1957A silver certificate dollar bill value is often quite high. There are some other bills such as the 1934 and 1953 bills, where the silver certificate five dollar bill value increases by about 30 to 40% of the intrinsic amount, the only reason being that the bill is a rare one. Large Size "Horseblanket" or "Saddleblanket" bills, that were printed before 1928, have an exceptionally high value and the $1 bill can be sold well over $100.

The silver certificate dollar bill was basically launched by the United States government as a response to the agitation. The gold standard was abolished and the original gold - silver standard was reintroduced. The silver certificates basically implies the fact that the mint took into custody, volumes of silver before printing the certificates or rather the bill. The silver certificates were printed in the denomination of $1, $5 and $10. The denomination is the intrinsic value of the said bill.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Family Vacations -- Family Memories

Week 27. Vacations. Where did your family go on vacation? Did you have a favorite place? Is it still there? If not, how has the area changed? This challenge runs from Saturday, July 2, 2011 through Friday, July 8, 2011

Sing a Simple Song !

Week 26. Songs. What was the #1 song during the week of your birth? Enter your birth date at This Day in Music ( and find out.

Fisher-Factory Huggins Reunion

From Six in 2006 `    there were Eight Fisher-Factory Huggins Family in 2011