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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Frozen ~ Clouds ~ Raindrops ~ Bruiser ~ Mexican Word of the Day ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Schwans Order ~ Gumbo Day


Good 28º everything out there is frozen morning. A few scattered clouds.




Rain started yesterday morning about 9:45 for a super short time, sun came out, sun went away. Then about 1:45 it started coming down hard! That lasted 5 minutes. I guess we got anywhere from 12 to 6 drops!


Prior to that Bruiser was out "hunting" in the pasture!

When he saw me he came running back!




Afternoon... and with the pretty sky we had warmed to 57º.







Happy Throw Back Thursday...
1959 a ballet recital put on by my dance teacher... that's me on the far right....

Adagio in a Pas de Deux:                                              




Put in my Schwans order for a delivery in two weeks. www.schwans.com  This order was:
Beef and Broccoli Skillet dinner

Orange Chicken Skillet dinner

Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks

Pieorgies

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

I'm drooling just looking at these pictures!!


Historically this date....

1492 – Christopher Columbus's expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean, specifically inThe Bahamas. The explorer believes he has reached South Asia


1792 – First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York


1823 – Charles Macintosh, of Scotland, sells the first raincoat.


1892 – The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited by students in many US public schools, as part of a celebration marking the 400th anniversary of Columbus's voyage.


1901 – President Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the "Executive Mansion" to theWhite House.


1933 – The United States Army Disciplinary Barracks on Alcatraz Island, is acquired by the United States Department of Justice


1962 – Infamous Columbus Day Storm strikes the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities; 46 dead and at least U.S. $230 million in damages
...............interesting read!


2000 – The USS Cole is badly damaged in Aden, Yemen, by two suicide bombers, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least 39
 

And births this date include....
1935 – Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor (d. 2007)
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1950 – Susan Anton, American actress
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1968 – Hugh Jackman, Australian actor and singer
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1970 – Kirk Cameron, American actor
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Later dinner was some steamed broccoli flowerets and a sole Almondine. Then chair, wine, phone conversations with family and friends, and TV.


All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
October 12th
National Gumbo Day

It's a great opportunity, to enjoy a little Louisiana Cajun cooking. It is easy to participate in this special day. Simply eat some Gumbo. For those of us in the south, that is easy, as Gumbo is almost all restaurant menus. You can't walk into a restaurant in New Orleans, that does not offer it. For Northerners, it may take a little research, to find restaurants in your area that serve Gumbo. Or, you may want to look a Gumbo recipe online, and make it yourself.
Gumbo is a thick stew, with chicken, beef, or seafood. It is heavily seasoned with cajun spices. And, it absolutely must contain Okra.
Did You Know? Gumbo is the African word for Okra

To celebrate National Gumbo Day, just have a dish of it. The day is extra special, if you make it yourself.