Monday Musings…8th May 2023…Coca Cola, 1st patent for a gasoline-driven automobile…King Charles III and Jock Zonfrillo a Masterchef Legend…

Welcome to Monday Musings where my muse pinpoints anything exciting or unusual I have read, seen or experienced during the last week it could be anything that piques my interest…as I type the weather has gone from 44C which it has been for most of this week to dark and thundery and boy is the thunder loud here and a 26C so much cooler…is it just crashing noisily about or will we get much-needed rain?

Of course, Saturday King Charles was crowned… another moment in history…I thought he looked most overwhelmed…a long-awaited time for him.

I also loved the moment when William pledged his allegiance to his father and King a lovely father and son moment…plus the beautiful Kate showed her support as she curtsied to her King…A joyous occasion!

A sobering moment for me this last week was how mortal we are and how we should treat every day as a blessing as we never know what tomorrow will bring…

I am a huge Masterchef fan and was saddened to hear of the passing of Jock Zonfrillo a much-loved and respected Masterchef Judge and chef…This morning I watched the first episode of the new series his family wanted it to go ahead it was surreal watching a young apparently healthy man knowing that he was now dead…I feel so sorry for his wife and young children who won’t see their beloved daddy again…R, I.P. Jock…I’m sure you are cooking up a storm up there…

Did you know?

Today on 8th May 1879 George Selden filed for the 1st patent for a gasoline-driven automobile…

It was also on this same day in 1886, that Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta sells the first Coca-Cola which was in a syrup form that (contained cocaine)…It was the creation of Dr John Pemberton as a tonic for common ailments.

He likely had no idea what was in store for his product, the company, and an industry that would grow into the giant it is today…on his death, the company’s new chairman made changes and the cocaine was removed and the drink coco-cola was born…the rest is history…

Two events that have had a grave impact on the planet and our health…in one way or another…

Thank you for joining me for Monday Musings as always I look forward to your comments I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead x

38 thoughts on “Monday Musings…8th May 2023…Coca Cola, 1st patent for a gasoline-driven automobile…King Charles III and Jock Zonfrillo a Masterchef Legend…

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  2. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

    It is a spectacle that most have never seen in their lives and it was a shot in the arm not just for the monarchy but the nation after the last three years or so. So sad to hear the news of Jock Zonfrillo far too young. I am a fan of Masterchef although we don’t get the this series from Australia. Terrific musings Carol.. ♥

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I download it Sally I actually prefer the​ Australian one to the UK one although I do watch​ it… It seems surreal watching Jock looking fit and healthy knowing that just a few weeks after finishing​ filming he was gone. it was indeed an occasion that many would’nt have seen and likely may not see again… I would love to see William​ crowned but I may not only time and health permitting will tell… ❤️

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  3. Jennie

    Of course I watched the coronation. I was glued. When William added a garment to his father, then kissed him on the cheek…that was a moment. When the balcony event was over and all the royal family left, Charles kept looking back and waving. That was wonderful…yes a long awaited time for him to take the throne.

    My grandmother was offered stock in Coca-Cola, but said no. That was in the 1920’s. What a great back story of the product.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Oh wow… I bet she wished she had taken the offer… It certainly was I loved that moment, father and son… I am proud of our monarchy and hope I get to see William crowned although not sure that I will if Charles has a long life… But it was lovely to see this one a piece of history..

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      1. Jennie

        I agree, Carol. Perhaps Charles will remember how terrible it was to wait way too long, and step down before William is in his 70’s.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Happy to hear that Jacqui…I was glued to it but its part of my heritage and I am unlikely to see another coronation but it gave me hope for the fi=uture of the monarchy…

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  4. marianbeaman

    Some Americans like me enjoy the fanfare of a British coronation. In my view, the grandkids, George, Charlotte, and Louis stole the show. I also watch most of the Coronation Concert held on the grounds of Windsor Castle, quite a spectacle.

    One question: Who is the woman dressed in blue with a matching hat who led the procession toward and altar and throne?

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    1. tidalscribe.com

      ‘Penny Mordaunt, who is the Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Privy Council, was, for many people, the surprise star of King Charles III’s coronation with her fierce teal outfit and robust sword-bearing skills.’

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    2. CarolCooks2 Post author

      They absolutely did steal the show..bless them. The lady in blue is Penny Mordaunt she is an MP and Leader of the House of Commons and her role in the ceremony as Lord President of the Privy Council – an ancient role… it meant she had the honour of wielding the sword…I thought she was exemplary plus she becomes the first woman to carry and present the sword to the King – which symbolises royal power and that the King accepts his duty and knightly virtues. Personally, I think she was one of the few who absolutely stole the show at the Abbey.

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  5. tidalscribe.com

    Am I the only one who cringes when they hear someone say ‘coronated’- surely the correct word is ‘crowned’. I am wondering if that voice on the commentary is computer generated? I love watching Prince Louis’ expressions and antics. I think he was the star of today’s Help Out at a Slough scout hut!

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      No Janet you are not I’m sure they make it up as they go along unless you are correct and if it’s a computer-generated commentary in that case one up for us humans-smile…Kids always spoil the show and Louis was a little star in his own right 🙂

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      1. Clive

        I wasn’t being entirely serious with this comment, and I take the point that the words had to be correct. I think he looked emotional, especially at the moment when he said ‘thank you, William.’ I’d imagine that thoughts of his mother might have affected him.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I thought that too, Colleen I also thought at times he looked frail and overwelmed if that makes sense…I did enjoy watching it though its unlikely unless something untoward happens that I will see another coronation but never say never 🙂 xx

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      1. CarolCooks2 Post author

        I think he will…recently I have changed my opinion of him plus he has always been an advocate for the natural world and has often been derided for that in the media but he was right all along and most of us didn’t and still don’t heed the signs…I think he will be a good King he had an excellent role model in his mother 🙂 x

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  6. beetleypete

    I will not comment on the Coronation other than to say my wife watched it, but I have often wondered what Coke containing real Cocaine might have tasted like. 🙂
    Shared on Twitter, Carol.
    Best wishes, Pete. X

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I wouldn’t have a clue either, Pete having never tasted anything with cocaine but maybe it numbed or sent whoever was taking it to sleep…I do remember years ago someone I know used to buy a certain brand of cough mixture and then apparently there was a limit put on how many bottles could be purchased at one time and all my friends were asked to buy a couple of bottles for the said person..I hadn’t a clue as to the content but it was obviously something quite potent…Thanx for the share to twitter, Pete xx

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