“How do you do, ladies and gentlemen, and boys and girls. I am Julius Sumner Miller, and physics is my business.”
Julius Sumner Miller was the youngest of nine children, born in Massachusetts to Latvian and Lithuanian parents. He graduated with a Master’s degree in physics in 1933. At first he worked as a butler, but was later offered a place in the Physics Department of Dillard University in Louisiana. In 1950 he visited Albert Einstein. In 1952, he joined the he joined the Physics Department of El Camino College in California.
In 1959 he began hosting “Why is it So?” in California, which later became “Demonstrations in Physics”. Later, he appeared on other shows and commercials, and published books on questions from his shows. He died in 1987 of leukemia.
Born: May 17, 1909
Died: April 14, 1987
Professor Julius Sumner Miller (Professor Wonderful) Relating Stories of Isaac Newton (Walt Disney Productions 1964)
Professor Julius Sumner Miller (Professor Wonderful) Relating Stories of Galileo (Walt Disney Productions 1964)
Professor Julius Sumner Miller (Professor Wonderful) Relating Stories of Benjamin Franklin (Walt Disney Productions 1964)
Professor Julius Sumner Miller (Professor Wonderful) Relating Stories of Michael Faraday (Walt Disney Productions 1964)
Millergrams: Some Enchanting Questions for Enquiring Minds, Ure Smith, 1966
The Second Book of Millergrams: Some More Enchanting Questions for Enquiring Minds, Ure Smith, 1967
Quiz Questions in Physics, Horwitz-Martin, Australia 1967
Physics Fun and Demonstrations, Central Scientific Company, 1968
Why It Is So, ABC books, 1971 ISBN 0-642-97296-6
Why It Is So: Heat and Temperature, ABC books, 1973 ISBN 0-642-97496-9
Why It Is So: Sound and Electricity & Magnetism, ABC books, 1973 ISBN 0-642-97584-1
Why It Is So: Mechanics, Heat & Temperature, Sound and Electricity, ABC books, 1978 ISBN 0-642-97523-X
The Days of My Life: an autobiography, Macmillan, 1989. ISBN 0-333-50337-6
Aileen Fisher was a writer of children’s picture books and poetry, as well as biographies, Bible themed books, plays, and articles for magazines and journals. In 1978 she was awarded the second National Council of Teachers of English Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children.
Born: September 9, 1906, USA
Died: December 2, 2002, USA
The Coffee-Pot Faces, McBride Company, 1933
Up the Windy Hill: A Book of Merry Verses with Silhouettes, Abelard Press, 1953
My Cat Has Eyes of Sapphire Blue, Crowell, 1973
Feathered Ones and Furry, HarperCollins, 1979
Rabbits, Rabbits, Harper & Row, 1983
Always Wondering: Some Favorite Poems of Aileen Fisher, HarperCollins, 1991
You Don’t Look Like Your Mother, Mondo, 2001
I Heard a Bluebird Singing; Cullinan, Bernice (compiler); Boyds Mills Press; 2002
All on a Mountain Day Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1956
Going Barefooted, Crowell, 1960
Summer of Little Rain, Thomas Nelson, 1961
Where Does Everyone Go?, Crowell, 1961
Listen, Rabbit, T. Y. Crowell, 1964
In the Woods, In the Meadow, In the Sky, Scribner, 1962
In the Middle of the Night, Crowell, 1965
Valley of the Smallest: The Life of the Shrew, T. Y. Crowell, 1966
Hyssop is a beautiful, fragrant member of the mint family.
It germinates easily and grows quickly to a height of 30-60 cm and a width of 20-40 cm. It is a decorative, aromatic, shrub-like perennial, with spikes of thin, dark green leaves and blue to purple flowers. The flowers are abundant all summer and fall, and are beautiful in cut flower arrangements.
Start seeds indoors in March; transplant or seed outdoors in April, May, and June. Lightly cover seeds with soil; keep moist. Space 20-40 cm apart. Moderate water, but also drought tolerant. Full sun to partial shade.