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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Lavender Honey ~ Dry Ice ~ Cheese Roll Burgers ~ Army Day

Good 46ยบ cloudy morn. Rain predicted. Drizzled all day yesterday. Lawn mower repair shop said mower almost ready, it may come back today. Still can't mow wet grass!
Breakfast yesterday..... cut up banana, apple, and fresh blueberries and raspberries. Topped with some lavender honey Judy Duvall brought me from her trip to France! OMG, so good!!!

I found the honey on and with the bonus points I had racked up, it only cost me $6. It's $16 + shipping. Comes from Chicago. Boy, it's good though.
I was just reading a Democratic publicity release that said, "Out of 44 US Presidents ... and after a little more than 4 years, Obama has been rated the 5th best president ever."
The details according to the White House publicists...:
Reagan, Lincoln, and 8 others tied for first, 15 presidents tied for second, 17 other presidents tied for third, Jimmy Carter came in 4th, and Obama came in 5th.
Although personally I would tend think that Obama would be 6th ... and Clintoon, the draft dodging lying sex maniac would be 5th. Just MHO!
A year ago today we had snow on the summit and lots and lots of rain. It was also Good Friday.
Yesterday UPS delivered my Omaha Steaks order ... so I was playing with the dry ice.... Fun!!!

Historically this date....
1896 – In Athens, the opening of the first modern Olympic Games is celebrated, 1,500 years after the original games are banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I.
.... and here I am at the Panathinaaiko Stadium on October 31st 2009....

1917World War I: The United States declares war on Germany (see President Woodrow Wilson's address to Congress).
1970Newhall Incident: Four California Highway Patrol officers are killed in a shootout.
..........two of the CHP were 23 years old and two were 24 years old.
And births this date include...
1890Anthony Fokker, Dutch aviation engineer (d. 1939)
.....Wow .....Look at that fokker go! :o)
1937Merle Haggard, American singer-songwriter and musician
1947John Ratzenberger, American actor
1952 – Marilu Henner, American actress
1969 – Paul Rudd, American actor
Dinner last night was hamburgers. I had some cheese rolls, provolone cheese, lettuce, avocado, and tomatoes. Grilled the patties and enjoyed! Mmmmmm....

All I know. Barring a rain storm, Tucker's first baseball game is today. He's now the catcher for his team, The Rangers! Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
April 6th
*Army Day
*New Beers Eve Link
*Drowsy Driver Awareness Day
National Love Our Children Day
*National Student Athlete Day
*Tartan Day Link (The Maxwell tartan)
International Pillow Fight Day: 6 Link (Always First Saturday)
Today is Army Day, but not officially celebrated any more...but to those of you who served, God Bless you and thank you for your service!
Army Day can be traced back to a little-known Defense Test Day, which was observed only twice: once in 1924 and once in 1925. Congress then disallowed any further observances of this day. In response, the Military Order of the World War under Colonel Thatcher Luquer established Army Day. Army Day was first celebrated on May 1, 1928. That date was chosen in hopes of dampening Communists' celebration of Workers' Day, which also occurs on May 1. But, starting in 1929, Army Day was changed to April 6, the anniversary date of the United States' entry into World War I.

Army Day was established as a nationwide observance to draw public attention to national defense and to acquaint the public with Army activities. In addition, the day was used to stress the need for military preparedness, which the nation had lacked as it entered earlier major conflicts. "The failure to make adequate preparation for the inevitable struggle, the consequent suffering from disease and death entailed upon the armies which were hastily raised, the prolongation of the conflict far beyond the time which sufficient and equipped forces would have required for victory, and the heavy costs of reconstruction" were caused by the lack of preparation of the nation.

On April 4, 1936, President Roosevelt issued a proclamation that Army Day be recognized by Congress as April 6 and observed nationwide. On March 1, 1937, Congress passed Resolution 5-75 which officially recognized Army Day

Army Day was last observed nationally on April 6, 1949.