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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

USMC Birthday ~ My Marines ~ Turkeys ~ Veggies/Quinoa ~ Dude ~ Da Bears

Good 38º foggy morning.
Good grief, I can't believe I slept in til 7:45!
Today is the birthday of the United States Marine Corps. The Corps was formed on this date in 1775 by the Second Continental Congress, with the first Marines enlisting under Commandant Samuel Nicholas. The Corps did not start celebrating that historic day until 1921. My Marines:
my Jerry ....

my Brian ....

my Alex .... my Italian son!

Friends Sid Heal and Rod Johnson (both LASD ret)

And to my friends... Jon Austin (ret LASD), Terry Bonyea (ret LASD), Sally Harwell (ret LASD), Mel Nix, Lynn Crowell, and Rick & Wendy Harp's (Co Fire Capt on Catalina) sons.... And to all the Rogue Valley Marine Corps League... Semper Fi to all of you and HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
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."

Breakfast yesterday.... a couple of the corn bread muffins with provolone slices, plain yogurt with a little guacamolé, heated chicken thigh with some Harry and David pepper/onion relish...


Historically this date

1871 – Henry 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.

1969 – National 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 announces 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)

1924 – Russell Johnson, American actor (Gilligan's Island)
"The Professor" (d.2014)


1925 – Richard Burton, Welsh actor (d. 1984)

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

1933 – Ronald Evans, American astronaut (d. 1990)

1959 – Mackenzie Phillips, American actress

1969 – Ellen Pompeo, American actress
Yesterday stayed rainy and drizzly all day... warmed to 60º.
Later I did some more sorting out of "stuff" I don't need and boxed it up. Saw these crazy Toms out on the back bridge..


For dinner I re-hydrated a bunch of my Harmony House vegegtables..

Then I put two packages of precooked quinoa & brown rice in my small crockpot with a little water and the drained vegetables. Mixed them up well and left the temp on low for a couple hours. Then I added in a jar of bacon Alfredo sauce..
I let that all heat well. I had cooked chicken thighs
for Dude (whatta face!)  ♥ ♥ ♥
So, I stole one of his .... and that was dinner...
Last night's game was good! 'Da Bears' finally got a win!
I know several people who are happy about that, eh Suz & Phil and Big Dan!!!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
November 10th