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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Rain! SNOW! ~ Nancy and Daddy ~ Artichoke Hearts

Good 36ยบ POURING RAIN morning! OMG, it just keeps coming down. I emptied this rain gauge yesterday late morning...
 "They" did say we were going to get 8" of rain from this storm.
Looks like it's working up to that!
 ....and look, there is snow on my mountain!
....and my daffodils are trying to bloom....
Yesterday was fun catching up on my blogs and emails. In one email I got a recipe from an old neighbor friend, Marie, from Temple City, actually from her daughter, Laura. It's for "Italian Broccoli". I'm going to make it tonight and post the recipe tomorrow. Also got another one for "Garlic Roasted Asparagus". May make both.
Historically this date... 
1621Samoset, a Mohegan, visited the settlers of Plymouth Colony and greets them, "Welcome, Englishmen! My name is Samoset." (Interesting story, if you have never read it.)
1945World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ended, but small pockets of Japanese resistance persisted.
1958 – The Ford Motor Company produced its 50 millionth automobile, the Thunderbird, averaging almost a million cars a year since the company's founding.
1968 – General Motors produced its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado.
1984William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, was kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists and later died in captivity.
And births this date include...
1751James Madison, 4th President of the United States (d. 1836)
 (Odd looking man!)
1912Pat Nixon, First Lady of the United States (d. 1993)
1916Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (d. 2004)
 (I always thought she was just plain weird!)
1926 – Jerry Lewis, American comedian
1932 – Walter Cunningham, American astronaut
1949Erik Estrada, American actor
1967Lauren Graham, American actress
  The Gilmore Girls and Parenthood fame...
... today is my friend Nancy Perry's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRLFRIEND! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥HAPPY♥BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUU♥¸¸.•*¨♥†♥†♥ ♥†♥†♫♪ ♪♫•♥♥†♥†♥ ♥†♥†♥ ♥♪♫•*•♫♪ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥♥†♥†♥ ♥HAPPY♥♪♫•♥BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUU†♥†♥ ♥†♥†♥ 
 (This is her Facebook picture.. her Jack Russell is named Skeeter!)
... and today was my Daddy's birthday ... born 1901 ... Leslie Laney. He was only 16 years old and joined the US Navy in WWI.
With a bayonet on that rifle, it would be taller than him!
All I know. Nuff said. Off to clean closets. Yeah.
Ciao. Happy Wednesday, Hump Day.
xo Mom-Soupy-Sue
March 16th
National Artichoke Hearts Day
One of my favorite foods. I like them in salads, with pasta,
in dip, in most any of my "creative pantry" dishes!
Here is a recipe for baked choke hearts....