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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Gloom ~ Strange/Odd Names ~ Picture of the Day ~ Non Use of Wipes Danger ~ National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

Good 39ยบ foggy/cloudy morning. 

Yesterday the gloom just hung around. Got some rain, light rain, on and off all day. A touch of blue sky periodically....

I posted this a year ago. Such strange names....

My friend Trish commented on yesterday's blog that Elisha Otis was a strange name to be given to a boy. Otis was the elevator guy! It's not just the first name that is so odd, but it's the last name it's paired with! So, I looked into strange names and found these. OMGOSH!!
Girls names:
Robyn Banks, Emerald Stone, Nora Bone, Dee Zaster, Rosie Peach, Hazel Nutt, Pearl E. Whites, Penny Wise, Pat May Weiner.
Boys names:
Justin Case, Seymour Legg, Tim Burr, Ash Hull, Phil Hole, Woody Bush, Owen Money, Doug Graves, Justin Tune, Lowden Clear, Bernd Onions, Artie Choke, Ted E. Bear (father of Max Bear), Rusty Nails.
Be thankful for the name you have!!!

Picture of the Day....

Non Use of Wipes Danger

 Ham and Cheese Pockets...

1 tube Pillsbury Grands Biscuits ((any variety))
8 thin slices ham, turkey, or roast beef ((or any lunch meat))
8 thin slices cheese ((american, Swiss, cheddar, or any variety))
Step 1
pillsbury grands flaky layers ham and cheese
Preheat the oven to 350. Lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray, oil, or butter.
Step 2
flatten pillsbury grands in to rounds
Flatten each grand biscuit into a 6-8" round.
Step 3
top pillsbury grands with ham and cheese
Place a slice of ham and cheese onto each flattened round.
Step 4
fold pillsbury grands in half and press to seal
Fold the biscuit in half and press to seal.
Step 5
bake at 350 for 15 minutes
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Historically this date.........
1882 – Robert Koch announces the discovery of mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis.

1900 – Mayor of New York City Robert Anderson Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground "Rapid Transit Railroad" that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.

1934 – U.S. Congress passes the Tydings-McDuffie Act allowing the Philippines to become a self-governing commonwealth.

1944 – Ardeatine MassacreGerman troops kill 335 Italian civilians in Rome.

1958 – Rock'N'Roll teen idol Elvis Presley is drafted in the U.S. Army.

1989 – Exxon Valdez oil spill: In Prince William Sound in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels (38,000 m3)
of petroleum after running aground.

1998 – Jonesboro massacreMitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden, aged 11 and 13 respectively, fire upon teachers and students at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro,Arkansas; five people are killed and ten are wounded.
Click on the "massacre" link and it is an interesting read. Sick puppies, both...Golden more so.

And births this date include....
1930 – Steve McQueen, American actor (d. 1980)
1944 – R. Lee Ermey, American actor (d. 4-15-18)
Born in Emporia, Kansas, Ermey enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1961. Ermey was a drill instructor at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California, and Parris Island, South Carolina from 1965 to 1967. In 1968, Ermey arrived in Vietnam where he served for 14 months with the Marine Wing Support Group 17. He then served two tours of duty in Okinawa, Japan, during which he rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-6) and was medically discharged in 1972 for several injuries incurred during his tours
1954 – Donna Pescow, American actress
1976 – Peyton Manning, retired American football player

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Raisins coated in a shell of either milk chocolate or dark chocolate have their special day of honor each March 24 on National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day.
Chocolate covered raisins have been popular with moviegoers for many, many years and they continue to be.  They are also a conventional bulk vending item across the country.
More than 1 million Raisinets are produced per hour.
In some countries, chocolate covered raisins are known as Raisinets. Raisinets were the earliest and one of the most popular brands of the product.  Currently made by Nestle, they are the third largest selling candy in United States history.  The Blumenthal Chocolate Company introduced the Raisinets to the United States in 1927, and then in 1984, the brand was acquired by Nestle.  There are also a large number of other brands of chocolate covered raisins on the market. 
Raisins are an excellent source of calcium, potassium, iron, fiber and vitamin B.  When you combine the raisins with dark chocolate, you have a great tasting, healthy snack.  
Try one of the following recipes: