Good 33º clear skies morning. Yesterday was summer-like! We topped at 80º! I think everyone had their doors and windows open in the afternoon! Nice.
Yesterday at noon I met up with Bill and Jeannie Patterson, Dale and Dee Yellin, and Karen and Herm Baertschiger at Taprock for St. Paddy's Day lunch.
L-R ... Jeannie, Dee, me, Karen, Herm, Dale, and Bill
We should have been drinking blue beer rather than green yesterday, because blue was the color originally associated with St. Patrick’s Day. Saint Patrick's color was blue, not green, say historians. The hue — St. Patrick's blue, can still be seen on ancient Irish flags. The blue flag of the Kingdom of Ireland was officially used from 1542 until 1801. That all changed in the 17th century. The association with the color green on St. Patrick's Day began during the 1798 Irish Rebellion, when the clover became a symbol of nationalism. That evolution, combined with the idea of Ireland's lush green fields, eventually made blue a thing of the past.
Picture of the Day ... another perfect timing shot....
Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his baseball cap to help keep him cool. Professional baseball uniforms were made of wool until the 1940s, rendering most players a sweaty mess during the midsummer months. As such, the Babe introduced to his teammates an unusual technique for keeping cool: He pried the leaves off a head of cabbage and spread them over the ice in a cooler. When they were sufficiently chilled, a leaf under the cap would supply much-needed relief for a few innings before needing to be replaced. A large man with an extra-large noggin, the Babe was said to require two leaves for the method to be fully effective. The chilled cabbage leaves would last a few innings before warming up and needing to be replaced with new ones.
More about Babe Ruth: In 1930 during the Great Depression, Ruth’s salary was $80,000 US Dollars, or the 2010s equivalent of $1.1 million.
From Mr. Food....
- 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple in syrup, undrained
- 1 (6-serving-size) package instant vanilla pudding and pie filling
- 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
- 1 (9-inch) prepared shortbread pie crust
- 1 (8-ounce) can sliced pineapple, drained and halved
- 8 maraschino cherries, drained
- 2 tablespoons sweetened flaked coconut
Historically this date....
1968 – Gold standard: The U.S. Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back US currency.
1990 – In the largest art theft in US history, 12 paintings, collectively worth around $300 million, are stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts.
How sad the case has not been solved nor the art recovered!
2002 – U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda ends (started on March 2) after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters with 11 allied troop fatalities.
And births this date include....
My sister, Marion, knew Peter. He had a house at Tahoe and her real estate office rented it out for him. He told Marion lots of Hollywood stories, especially ones about Liz Taylor and Richard Burton, with whom Peter socialized. The stories were always whoppers!
1938 – Charley Pride, American musician
.... I have always LOVED his voice!
This song, "burgers and fries and cherry pies" always gets me emotional!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo