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Friday, November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving Dinner

Good 42º super foggy morning. 

Yesterday the sun came and went... we got some rain too.

Thanksgiving yesterday was at Grandma Jean's house ... Brian, Jen, Tucker, Sami, Cousin Marie, Brian's neighbor Lam and his wife and two little girls and Lam's Dad   ..... Grandma Jean and me.

More about that later and pictures. Busy day today...

Historically this date....

1835 – The Texas Provincial Government authorizes the creation of a horse-mounted police force called the Texas Rangers (which is now the Texas Ranger Division of theTexas Department of Public Safety).

1859 – Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species, the anniversary of which is sometimes called "Evolution Day"

1944 – World War II: Bombing of Tokyo – The first bombing raid against the Japanese capital from the east and by land is carried out by 88 American aircraft.

1950 – The "Storm of the Century", a violent snowstorm, takes shape on this date before paralyzing the northeastern United States and the Appalachians the next day, bringing winds up to 100 mph and sub-zero temperatures. Pickens, West Virginia, records 57 inches of snow. 353 people would die as a result of the storm.

1963 – Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is murdered two days after the assassination, by Jack Ruby in the basement of Dallas police department headquarters. The shooting happens to be broadcast live on television

1971 – During a severe thunderstorm over Washington state, a hijacker calling himself Dan Cooper (AKA D. B. Cooper) parachutes from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane with $200,000 in ransom money. He has never been found.

1976 – The 1976 Çaldıran-Muradiye earthquake in eastern Turkey kills between 4,000 and 5,000 people.

And births this date include...

1713 – Junípero Serra, Spanish missionary (d. 1784)

If you grew up in California you learned all about this guy.

The San Gabriel Mission where several friends were married.

1784 – Zachary Taylor, American general and politician, 12th President of the United States (d. 1850)

1864 – Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter (d. 1901)

Interesting paintings!

1897 – Lucky Luciano, Italian-American mobster (d. 1962)

1917 – Howard Duff, American actor (d. 1990)

1948 – Steve Yeager, American baseball player

1968 – Todd Beamer, American passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 (d. 2001)    HERO!!!!!

1978 – Katherine Heigl, American actress and producer

Later back home to Dude and Bruiser.

Chair, wine, and watched the recorded Macy's Day Parade (that Tucker will be in next year with his Grants Pass High School Band!)

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
November 24th
National Sardines Day

National Sardines DaySardines are a
food regularly consumed by millions of
people therefore they surely deserve their
own national day.
The term “sardines” refers to several types of small, oily fish belonging to the family Clupeidae. This term is thought to have come from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, around which these fish used to be abundant.
Sardines are a very nutrient-rich fish. They are high in vitamins B2, B3 and B12, vitamin D, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, and iron. They are also a valuable source of omega-3 fatty acids which are essential for normal metabolism but cannot be produced by the human body on its own. Omega-3 fatty acids are useful for our cardiovascular system.
Sardines are typically sold canned. Before being canned, sardines are washed, beheaded, and cooked by steam-cooking or deep-frying. Then the fish are dried. They can be packed either in olive, soybean, or sunflower oil, water, or a tomato, mustard or chili sauce. Fresh sardines can be pickled, grilled or smoked.
To celebrate the National Sardines Day, you can eat some sardines on toast or cook a more complicated dish containing sardines – it's up to you!