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Monday, March 25, 2019

Dark Gloomy ~ Sun ~ Picture of the Day ~ Gorman Crash ~ Other Odd Names ~ Lion's Roar ~ Grands Taco Melts ~ National Medal of Honor Day

Good super dark and gloomy 41ยบ morning. Rained some in the night... grass is wet.
Yesterday got sunny.

It was also a burn day, and I'm sure that is what Frank was doing... smoke rising from the trees....

Picture of the Day....Shared by high school pal, Carol Nasca...
Elephant Fish:

This picture has been circulating on Facebook recently and it caught my eye because it’s so colorful and clever. But it’s definitely a hoax, albeit a cute one. But it got me thinking … could there be such a real thing?
In February of 2009, National Geographic reported the discovery of this previously unknown (to Western science) Freshwater Elephant Fish (photo below). It lives in the fresh waters of the Congo and they believe it uses its snout to sift through the silt on the river bottom for food.

OMGOSH, a 30-50 vehicle pile-up on I-5 near Gorman on Saturday! 30 injuries. Read about it here:

I posted this last year...
In regards to those odd names on yesterday's blog...
The first woman telephone operator in America....
Emma Nutt became the first woman telephone operator on September 1, 1878. She loved the job, and worked at it for 33 years.
My Jerry had two cousins with the last name of Hogg. One was Emma and the other Ima. Really! There was also a governor of Texas (1851-1906) named Jim Hogg and he named his daughter Ima also!
Friend Del Graves said names not in consideration for she and Tom's kids was Robin and Doug!
My friend Lovella Moore (if you cut her first name down... Love Moore!) knew of a gal named Rosie who married a guy with the last name of Butts! Lovella also knew a guy named Peter Uhren!!! OMGOSH.
And, my friend Trish who's last name is Bowler has the middle name of Lane.... so she's Trisha Lane Bowler!
And from my friend Owen Tong...." Speaking of names, my last trainee told me a HS friend of his named Juana Ofelia  married a guy named Wiener and became Juana Ofelia Wiener.  I almost died laughing!"
Interesting about a Lion's Roar....

A lion’s roar is one of the loudest noises any animal on Earth can make. It is so loud that it can be heard over five miles away from the lion! Scientists have been doing research on the immense sound lion’s emit and have discovered that the reason its loud isn’t because of lung capacity. It’s actually because they have an unusual set of vocal cords which allow them to produce a noise that is both hard and heavy at the same time, all with hardly using the respiratory system. These vocal cords contain two membranes which are covered in a peculiar layer of fat that allow the vocal cords to vibrate horizontally, magnifying the sound!

Pillsbury Grands Taco Melts...

  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso® taco seasoning mix
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 1½ cups salsa
  • 1 lb lean ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® biscuits
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese or Mexican cheese blend (4 oz)
  • 1 cup sour cream, if desired
  1. In medium saucepan, cook taco seasoning mix, water, ½ cup of the salsa and cooked ground beef until thickened.
  2. Press each biscuit into 6-inch round. Spoon ⅓ cup meat mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese onto center of each round. Fold dough in half over filling; press to seal. Place on greased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake at 375° 9 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with remaining salsa, cheese and sour cream.
Historically this date....
1943 – Start of the American amphibious landings in the Philippines a turning point in the Pacific War.

1990 – The Happy Land fire was an arson fire that kills 87 people trapped inside an illegal nightclub in the New York City borough of The Bronx.

1996 – An 81-day-long standoff between the anti-government group Montana Freemen and law enforcement near Jordan, Montana, begins.

And births this date include....
1911 – Jack Ruby, killer of Lee Harvey Oswald (d. 1967)

1918 – Howard Cosell, American sports reporter (d. 1995)

1928 – Jim Lovell, American astronaut

1940 – Anita Bryant, American singer

She certainly got herself and career in trouble back in the 70's voicing her opinion against gays~

1942 – Aretha Franklin, American singer (d.2018)

1947 – Elton John, English singer and songwriter

1965 – Sarah Jessica Parker, American actress

1982 – Danica Patrick, American race car driver
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Medal of Honor Day on March 25 is dedicated to all Medal of Honor recipients.
It was on March 25, 1863, when the first Medals of Honor were presented.  Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton presented Medals of Honor (Army) to six members of  “Andrews Raiders” for their volunteering and participation during an American Civil War raid in April of 1862.
Created in 1861, the Medal of Honor is the United States of America’s highest military honor.  It is awarded only to US military personnel, by the President of the United States in the name of Congress, for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty.
There are three versions of the Medal of Honor; one for the Army, one for the Navy and one for the Air Force, with personnel of the Marine Corps and the Coast Guard receiving the Navy version.
Since its creation, there have been 3,468 Medals of Honor awarded to the country’s soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and coast guardsmen.
In 1990, the United States Congress designated March 25th of each year as National Medal of Honor Day.