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Thursday, November 10, 2011

EURRRRAH! HAPPY BIRTHDAY USMC! ~ Chicken w/ Artichokes ~ Crab Dip w/ Veggies


236 Years of service to our country.

Semper Fi!

"The motto of the Marine Corps is Semper Fidelis, Latin
for "always faithful" .Until 1871 it was "First to Fight",
a motto that still applies. Through the years, Marines have
shortened it to Semper Fi, and "Semper Fi, Mac" is the universal
Marine Greeting."
And not to leave out the BAMS, Happy Birthday to all lady Marines as well! Don't think you'd be called "ladies" if you were Marines, but you know what I mean.

The United States Marine Corps adopted the motto Semper Fidelis in 1883, on the initiative of Colonel Charles McCawley (January 29, 1827 – October 13, 1891), the 8th Commandant of the Marine Corps.[15]
There were three mottos prior to Semper Fidelis including "Fortitudine" (meaning "with courage") antedating the War of 1812, "Per Mare, Per Terram" ("by sea, by land"; presumably inherited from the British Royal Marines, whose motto it already was), and, up until 1843, there was also the motto "To the Shores of Tripoli". "Semper fidelis" signifies the dedication and loyalty that individual Marines have for "Corps and Country", even after leaving service.

On the United States Marine Corps Seal, the eagle of the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor emblem holds a ribbon emblazoned "Semper Fidelis".
The US Air Force Chief-of-Staff would never be called -- Airman
The Chief-of-Naval Operations would never be called -- Sailor
The Commanding General of The US Army would never be called -- Soldier
BUT the Commandant of the Marine Corps would be proud to be called -- Marine

I am proud of all the Marines I know and have known!

Ok, so.... Good 27ยบ frozen morning~

A full moon on the Marine Corps Birthday. Watch out kids.
Our summit yesterday:
Love cats? Or not ... You will smile.... Maru loves this box...
Thanks Missy Patty Rodriguez!

Here is a great site for you Californians or those traveling in Ca.... It shows live videos of traffic in dozens of places.

For you Oragonads...

Pick your camera location. Make sure you close the open one before opening another.
Roll your mouse over the cameras for a live shot.

Or.... pick most states in the U.S.:

Historically this date....

1871Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary, Dr. David Livingstone in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika, famously greeting him with the words, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?".

1910 – The date of Thomas A. Davis' opening of the San Diego Army and Navy Academy, though the official founding date is November 23, 1910.

1954 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicates the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima memorial) in Arlington National Cemetery.

1969National Educational Television (the predecessor to the Public Broadcasting Service) in the United States debuts the children's television program Sesame Street.
.... a big deal. Kristen was two and LOVED this show.... almost as much as her mother did!!!

2006 – The National Museum of the Marine Corps is opened and dedicated by U.S. President George W. Bush and annonces that Marine Corporal Jason Dunham will receive the Medal of Honor in Quantico, Virginia.

And births this date include....
1895 – John Knudsen Northrop, American airplane manufacturer (d. 1981)

1924Russell Johnson, American actor (Gilligan's Island)
"The Professor"

Boo hoo.... he WAS so good looking! :o(

1925Richard Burton, Welsh actor (d. 1984)

1932 – Roy Scheider, American actor (d. 2008)

1933Ronald Evans, American astronaut (d. 1990)

1959 – Mackenzie Phillips, American actress

1969 – Ellen Pompeo, American actress

I cooked a crockpot chicken for Maggie yesterday and experimented with putting in with the chicken an artichoke cut in half (choke removed), and put down in the bottom with the chicken so it would cook in the juices. Came out wonderful. The chicken juices made it extra good. Chicken cooked on high for 6 hours.

But, dinner..................... ahhhh....... crab dip with veggies ..

First remove the meat from the crab, set aside. In the food processor put a brick of cream cheese, 3/4 cup mayonnaise, 1 T. lemon juice, 1 T. Dijon mustard, 1 T. olive oil, sea salt, pepper and blend well. Put into large bowl, stir in fresh snipped chives.

Stir in the crab and refrigerate until ready to serve.

..................and the sunset last night...........

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Thursday. Ciao.
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
November 10th USMC Birthday but also....
National Vanilla Cupcake Day