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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Pat & Alice's Doe and Buck ~ Picture of the Day ~ Ribbon Chapel ~ Sandy's Crab Pie ~ Schwans Order ~ National Johnny Appleseed Day

Good 40º clear morning. Yesterday we started off icy and ended up topping at 100º !!! Yikes. 
Sent to me from my friends Pat and Alice in Idaho... They put out a bowl of corn and oats and this doe and the buck come right up on the porch to snack, looking in the window at Pat and Alice! How cute is this!!


Picture of the Day.....
So devastating!

This is a wedding chapel, known as the Ribbon Chapel. It was designed by a Tokyo-based architect Hiroshi Nakamura and completed in 2013.
The 15.5-metre-tall structure (50'8" ft) is set in the garden of the hotel Bella Vista Sakaigahama in Onomichi, Hiroshima, overlooking the Inland Sea of Japan.
The chapel is configured as a double spiral formed by two stairways. Starting from different locations, the stairways seamlessly spiral upwards to turn into one singular structure. The intertwining pathways form the chapel's roof, eaves, and walls enclosing the central nave that contain seating for up to 80 guests.

The Ribbon Chapel represents the journey of a couple, crossing paths and supporting each other as they ascend to become one at the summit. A single stairway built in this fashion would be unstable, so as a couple support each other throughout their lives, the two staircases support each other and the building.
The bride walks down the aisle with her father. After the ceremony inside the chapel, the wife and the husband ascend two separate staircases and meet at the top. There they ask for Heaven's permission to join as one and declare their marriage. The two who lived separate lives, then walk back down the stairway together.

I've posted this before, but it's sooooooooooooooooooo good, here it is again....
Sandy's Crab Pie   (Sandy Todoran Beck.... Wilson High, pal!)
1 8oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1/2 t. horseradish
2 T. mayonnaise
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1/2 bottle chile sauce
1 can flaked crab

Blend cheese and horseradish, mayo, and onion. Spread onto plate. Flatten and smooth top. Refrigerate overnight.
Before serving, spread chili sauce over top and flake crab meat over all.
Serve with Ritz or rye crackers, or toast rounds.


Historically this date.......
1580 – Sir Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth.

1687 – The Parthenon in Athens is partially destroyed by an explosion caused by the bombing from Venetian forces led by Morosini who are besieging the Ottoman Turks stationed in Athens.

(when I was there a few years ago...

1872 – The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) is established in New York City.
I have my Daddy's Al Malaikah fez..... (yes, that is my Daddy in the picture on the right and Mom in the other one!)

1933 – As gangster Machine Gun Kelly surrenders to the FBI, he shouts out, "Don’t shoot,G-Men!", which becomes a nickname for FBI agents.

1960 – In Chicago, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidatesRichard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.

1970 – The Laguna Fire starts in San Diego CountyCalifornia, burning 175,425 acres

1981 – BaseballNolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.

1997 – An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse.

2009 – Typhoon Ketsana hit the PhilippinesChinaVietnamCambodiaLaos andThailand, causing 700 fatalities.


And births this date include...
1895 –George Raft, American actor (d. 1980)

1914 – Jack LaLanne, American fitness and nutritional expert (d. 2011)

1926 – Julie London, American singer and actress (d. 2000) lady. sexy name.... born 'Gayle Peck'!

1933 – Donna Douglas, American actress (d.2015)

1942 – Kent McCord, American actor
......McCord recently (Oct 2010) retired as a Reserve Police Officer from the Los Angeles School Police Department.

1956 – Linda Hamilton, American actress

Schwans made my delivery yesterday....
Chocolate Cream Pie....
Three-Cheese and Spinach Ravioli....
Shrimp Scampi....

Sausage, Egg and Cheese Croissant Sandwiches....
I haven't tried these before, but Leon (my Schwans delivery guy) said they are great! Soon as I finish this blog I'm having one for breakfast!

Shrimp and Broccoli Alfredo Skillet Meal....
which I had for dinner last night! YUMMMMMM
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

On National Johnny Appleseed Day, we honor the man who made apple (and pear) trees grow heavy with the bounty of their fruit across most of this country.  On September 26, we commemorate the day of his birth and celebrate his legendary wit, wisdom and enduring story.  
In Fort Wayne, Indiana in Johnny Appleseed Park there is a grave marking the spot where the legendary sower of apple seeds rests. He was born John Chapman on September 26, 1774, in Leominster, Massachusetts to Nathaniel and Elizabeth Simons Chapman. Not much is known about his early life other than his mother died when he was two. His father packed up Johnny and his sister (an infant brother had died the previous year) and moved to Springfield, Massachusetts. His father served as a Minuteman and fought at Bunker Hill.
Then in 1797, Chapman shows up in northwestern Pennsylvania propagating his apple seeds and working his way steadily into the frontier of West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana and eventually as far west as Illinois and Iowa and as far north as Michigan and Wisconsin.
In his wake, he left orchards and the teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg, a Swedish spiritual leader whose books he would buy with whatever payment he might receive for his endeavors. In turn, Johnny would give the books away as he traveled and planted.
Mostly, though, he planted his seeds and seedlings for free along with his wisdom, his broad-brimmed pasteboard hat keeping the sun from his eyes as he went. Often shoeless, he traveled mostly by foot and sometimes by horseback or canoe. His appearance was nearly as noteworthy as his accomplishments, but so was his kindness. There was always a place at the table if Johnny Appleseed were to come visiting.
There are many stories told that the man would travel many miles to nurse an ailing orchard when word would reach him of its poor condition. Bringing the trees back to health would be his chief endeavor while dispersing wisdom, care and kindness as he did.
Across the Midwest, landmarks pepper the countryside honoring the man that brought fruit to the frontier. Warren County, Pennsylvania lays claim to Johnny Appleseed’s first tree nursery.
Mansfield, Ohio honors the man with a monument in South Park.
In his hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts there is an entire park named after the man who nurtured the land and made apple trees bloom across a young nation.
Johnny Appleseed Day is celebrated on either March 11th or September 26th. The September date is Appleseed’s acknowledged birth date. The March date is sometimes preferred due to the planting season. While there is some vagueness concerning Appleseed’s death and burial, it is known he became ill in early March and passed soon after.