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Friday, April 19, 2019

Full Moon ~ Good Friday ~ Blue Sky/Sunshine ~ Picture of the Day ~ Presidential Facial Hair ~ Stuffed Olive Cheese Balls ~ National Garlic Day

Good 47º scattered clouds morning.
Full moon out there, be safe and careful!

Good Friday...

Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, and Black Friday.

Members of many Christian denominations, including the AnglicanCatholicEastern OrthodoxLutheranMethodistOriental Orthodox, and Reformed traditions, observe Good Friday with fasting and church services.

The date of Good Friday varies from one year to the next on both the Gregorian and Julian calendars. Eastern and Western Christianity disagree over the computation of the date of Easter and therefore of Good Friday. Good Friday is a widely instituted legal holiday around the world, including in most Western countries and 12 U.S. states. Some countries, such as Germany, have laws prohibiting certain acts, such as dancing and horse racing, that are seen as profaning the solemn nature of the day.
Yesterday the blue sky and the sunshine was again, wonderful! We topped at 89º!!!!

Picture of the Day.....

The majority of men who had held the position of President of the United States had been clean shaven and it’s been more than a century since the last president with facial hair served in office. Being clean-shaven wasn’t always the norm, though 12 of all the US Presidents sported some sort of facial hair while in office. The last president to wear facial hair was William Howard Taft who sported a mustache during his term in the White House from March 1909 to March 1913. No sitting president has worn facial hair since Taft.
Here is a recipe I got years and years ago from my high school pal, Annalee (Carlin) Fortini....
Stuffed Olive Cheese Balls (YUMMY!)
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
2 T. butter
1/2 cup flour
dash of cayenne
26 medium stuffed green olives
Cream together the cheese and butter. Blend in the flour and cayenne. Wrap 1 teaspoon of dough around each olive. Bake at 400º for 15 minutes. Serve hot.
Can be made ahead and refrigerated and then re-heated when ready to serve.
Historically this date........
1927 – Mae West is sentenced to 10 days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.
Cary Grant told me once that she was a real piece of work and he couldn't stand her! (That is when I worked for Fabergé and he was on the board of directors)

1955 – The German automaker Volkswagen, after six years of selling cars in the United States, founds Volkswagen of America in Englewood CliffsNew Jersey to standardize its dealer and service network.

1956 – Actress Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of Monaco.

1971 – Charles Manson is sentenced to death for conspiracy to commit the Tate/LaBianca murders.

1989 – A gun turret explodes on the USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors.

1993 – The 51-day siege of the Branch Davidian building outside Waco, TexasUSA, ends when a fire breaks out. Eighty-one people die.


And births this date include....
1903 – Eliot Ness, American lawman (d. 1957)

1925 – Hugh O'Brian, American actor (d.2016)

1930 – Dick Sargent, American actor (d. 1994)

1933 – Jayne Mansfield, American actress (d. 1967)

1935 – Dudley Moore, English actor, comedian and composer (d. 2002)
1937 – Elinor Donahue, American actress

1979 – Kate Hudson, American actress

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

This stinking rose is a member of the lily family. This family also includes onions, leeks and shallots. While garlic originated in Asia over 7,000 years ago, it is used in a variety of cuisines, but it is also used for medicinal purposes.
It is considered an herbal remedy for colds, and it has been suggested to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol. Modern science has proven garlic’s antibiotic properties.
Myth and superstition reek of garlic. The most familiar one is garlic wards off vampires. This same theory seemed to work on witches, werewolves, demons and other such evils one could come across. Folklore tells us garlic grew from satan’s left footprint when he left the Garden of Eden; Greek midwives kept evils spirits away with it, and courage filled Roman soldiers who consumed the bulb.
Our dreams often have meaning.  Dreaming of garlic is no different. To dream about garlic in the house is supposed to mean good luck and if the dream includes eating garlic (perhaps in a pesto sauce), there might be hidden secrets. There are over 300 varieties of garlic in the world to dream about as well!
Gilroy, California is known as the Garlic Capital of the World. Will Rogers was once quoted as saying it is “…the only place in America where you can marinate a steak just by hanging it out on a clothesline.”