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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Burrrrr ~ Cat Tree ~ Bruiser & Dude ~ Broccoli Cheese Casserole ~ Prohibition Ends!

Good  32º foggy ice on the barn roof morning.

Dang it was cold all day yesterday. I put a fire in the wood stove right away! My clothes went into the dryer before I put them on. Ahhhhhh..... nice and warm!

Looking south there was some blue sky.....

But looking east, none!

Yesterday I worked on the cat tree some more and got it finished! Bruiser is happy happy happy! Dude, as you can see, could care less as long as he has his couch!

Historically this date.........

1848 – California Gold Rush: In a message before the U.S. Congress, US President James K. Polk confirms that large amounts of gold had been discovered in California.

1932 – German-born Swiss physicist Albert Einstein is granted an American visa.

1933 – Prohibition in the United States ends: Utah becomes the 36th U.S. state to ratify the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution, thus establishing the required 75% of states needed to enact the amendment (this overturned the 18th Amendment which had made the manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcohol illegal in the United States).

1979 – Sonia Johnson is formally excommunicated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for her outspoken criticism of the church concerning the proposedEqual Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

And births this date include....

1839 – George Armstrong Custer, American general (d. 1876)

1879 – Clyde Cessna, American airplane manufacturer (d. 1954)

1901 – Walt Disney, American animated film producer (d. 1966)

1932 – Little Richard, American singer and pianist

This recipe from pal Suzanne Santisteven (LASD ret) about 22 years ago when we were doing a recipe swap....
Broccoli Cheese Casserole

2 cans cream of celery soup
2 cups white or orange shredded Cheddar cheese
4 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup milk
4 T chopped onion
approximately 2 heads of fresh broccoli florets
Ritz crackers
4-5 pats butter
All all the ingredients except the broccoli to a saucepan and heat until cheese is melted. Arrange broccoli in an 11x14 baking dish and pour the cheese mixture over the broccoli. Top with crushed Ritz crackers and butter.
Bake 350º for 40 minutes

Dinner was Schwans breaded shrimp

and rice and some cranberry sauce.

Chair, wine, TV.....
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Repeal Day is today. It commemorates the repeal of the 18th Amendment.  Once more, Americans were free to buy, sell, and consume alcoholic beverages. I'll drink to that!
(Ha ha ha.... a 5th on the 5th!)
In the early 1900's, many of the good people of America believed that alcohol was the root cause of many social ills in the country. Prohibition on a national scale, was promoted in part by the American Christian Women's Temperance Union. This movement grew in popularity. Ultimately, the United States Congress passed the 18th amendment on January 16, 1919. The 16th Amendment prohibited the manufacture, transportation, sale and consumption of alcohol.  
The ban on alcohol did little to improve the social conditions of the country, or to reduce crime. Rather, crime increased as racketeers got into the the business of making and selling alcohol.  The popularity of the 18th Amendment waned. More and more people and groups sought it's repeal.  
Congress passed the 21st Amendment, effectively repealing the 18th Amendment. On December 5, 1933, the State of Utah voted it's approval of the 21st Amendment, achieving the 3/4 of states need to approve this amendment. Thus on this day, the 18th Amendment was formally repealed.

Important Note: While Repeal Day certainly is a day to have a drink in celebration of our rights and freedoms, we should always remember to drink responsibly.