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Winner: Judge Judy, followed by Erica, Tall Paul, and BugMan

Judge Judy just sailed through for the win. She led from beginning to end, no playoff needed. As usual, Tall Paul followed behind – not sure if he’s ever finished ahead of Judy. BugMan returned and this time he finished on the podium, a much better showing than last time.

Tonight we celebrated Rosebud’s milestone birthday with a delicious chocolate cake from Copenhagen and she enjoyed herself with old and new friends.

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Good Question!: Which prominent historical US person is on the $100 bill?

Choices: a. Grant   b. Hamilton   c. Franklin  d. Jefferson

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Answer: Franklin

This was a tough question, not too many folks are familiar with $100 bills. I’m not even sure who’s on a $5 bill. But we’ve had these questions about portraits on paper currency before, so let’s straighten this whole issue out.

What portraits are found on United States paper currency that is in circulation today?

United States currency notes now in production bear the following portraits:
George Washington on the $1 bill,
Thomas Jefferson on the $2 bill,
Abraham Lincoln on the $5 bill,
Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill,
Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill,
Ulysses S. Grant on the $50 bill,
and Benjamin Franklin on the $100 bill.

Whose portraits were included on currency notes that are no longer produced?

There are also several denominations of currency notes that are no longer produced. These include
the $500 bill with the portrait of William McKinley,
the $1,000 bill with a portrait of Grover Cleveland,
the $5,000 bill with a portrait of James Madison,
the $10,000 bill with a portrait of Salmon P. Chase,
and the $100,000 currency note bearing a portrait of Woodrow Wilson.

You’re probably wondering – who the heck is Salmon P. Chase?

Salmon P. Chase (1808-1873) was a U.S. senator, governor of Ohio and Supreme Court chief justice who served as the U.S. secretary of the Treasury during the Civil War (1861-65). A staunch abolitionist, Chase spent his early career as a lawyer and became known as “the attorney general for fugitive slaves” for his frequent defenses of runaway blacks. After representing Ohio in the U.S. Senate from 1849 to 1855, Chase went on to serve as the state’s governor from 1855 to 1859. He made a failed bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 1860 before serving as Abraham Lincoln’s secretary of the Treasury. Chase was responsible for managing the finances of the Union during the Civil War and was instrumental in establishing the national banking system and issuing paper currency.

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Winner: Judge Judy

Tonight was ladies night, no man on the winners podium. Judge Judy nipped CarolD and  10 o’clock Judy for the win, her first. 10 o’clock Judy may not have won, but she did humiliate husband Bill on the NBA question.

Tonight we learned that New York makes the second most wine in the country after California, and that the Aussies call wine “plonk.” Not sure I want to drink anything called plonk.

Good question!: When asked during spring training what his hat size was, who answered: “I don’t know. I’m not in shape yet.”

Choices: a. Yogi Berra  b. Catfish Hunter  c. Johnny Bench           d. Roy Campanella

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Answer: Yogi Berra, of course

During these trying times I thought it would be fun to recap some of Yogi’s favorite aphorisms. But before we go there, let’s not forget what a great ballplayer Yogi was.

Between the years 1949 and 1955, Yogi led the Yankees in RBI in 7 consecutive seasons despite the likes of Mickey Mantle in the team. Yogi was selected as an All-Star for 15 seasons, and was also a three time winner of the American League MVP award. And he made his team a winner too. Berra appeared in 14 World Series as a member of the Yankees and won 10 of them.

Top 10 Yogi-isms

01. “No one goes there nowadays, it’s too crowded.”

02.” Baseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical.”

03. “You can observe a lot by just watching.”

04. “It’s like déjà vu all over again.”

05. “Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.”

06. “It ain’t over till it’s over.”

07. “The future ain’t what it used to be.”

08. “It gets late early out here.”

09. “Even Napoleon had his Watergate.”

10. “Bill Dickey is learning me his experience.”

11. “He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious”.

and finally,

12. “I never said most of the things I said.”

Editor’s Note: Mark your calendar – Next Tuesday, Dec 20 for the annual Christmas Carols sing-along @ Main Street Cafe.

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