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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Sun/Clouds/Frozen ~ Maypole ~ Picture of the Day ~ Fingerprints ~ Corn Chip Casserole ~ Star News Cover ~ Dinner ~ May Day

Good 31º frozen morning. 
Yesterday it was clear and sunny until early afternoon when the clouds moved in.......

The clouds hid the sun and we only warmed to 70º.....
Then the winds came up, cleared the sky, and a warning of freezing popped up on my phone!
Wow, first day of May. Anyone have a Maypole??

Maypole dance, ceremonial folk dance performed around a tall pole garlanded with greenery or flowers and often hung with ribbons that are woven into complex patterns by the dancers. Such dances are survivals of ancient dances around a living tree as part of spring rites to ensure fertility. Typically performed on May Day (May 1), they also occur at midsummer in Scandinavia and at other festivals elsewhere. They are widely distributed through Europe—e.g., “Sellenger’s Round” in England, the baile del cordón of Spain—and also are found in India. Similar ribbon dances were performed in pre-Columbian Latin America and were later integrated into ritual dances of Hispanic origin. Maypoles may also appear in other ritual dances, as in the Basque ezpata dantza, or sword dance.
Yesterday was haircut day. Then a stop at Brian's office  and to the market. Needed chicken for Dude and wine for me!
Picture (s) of the Day.... shared by Lori Roe Bouquet. Momma goose with baby under her wing and then the rest of her babies....

Interesting about fingerprints........

A fingerprint is called a papillary pattern and begins to form in the womb of the mother in 3-4 months of pregnancy. During the development of the fetus, the skin is formed, including on the fingers. Our palms are covered with two layers of skin: the lower one - the dermal papillae and the upper one - the epidermis. Because the layers of the skin in a person do not fit tightly together, the dermal papillae deforms, forming folds that form grooves on the finger pads. At 7 months the fetus already has an individual papillary pattern. With age, the pattern on the fingers only increases in size, the shape of the lines and the details of the pattern do not change. It is noteworthy that even for identical twins, having a similar DNA structure, fingerprints will be different.
fingerprint in its narrow sense is an impression left by the friction ridges of a human finger.The recovery of fingerprints from a crime scene is an important method of forensic science. Fingerprints are easily deposited on suitable surfaces (such as glass or metal or polished stone) by the natural secretions of sweat from the eccrine glands that are present in epidermal ridges. These are sometimes referred to as "Chanced Impressions".
Deliberate impressions of fingerprints may be formed by ink or other substances transferred from the peaks of friction ridges on the skin to a relatively smooth surface such as a fingerprint card. Fingerprint records normally contain impressions from the pad on the last joint of fingers and thumbs, although fingerprint cards also typically record portions of lower joint areas of the fingers.

Human fingerprints are detailed, nearly unique, difficult to alter, and durable over the life of an individual, making them suitable as long-term markers of human identity. They may be employed by police or other authorities to identify individuals who wish to conceal their identity, or to identify people who are incapacitated or deceased and thus unable to identify themselves, as in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Fingerprint analysis, in use since the early 20th century, has led to many crimes being solved. This means that many criminals consider gloves essential. In 2015, the identification of sex by testing the fingerprint biochemical content (rather than visual pattern) has been reported.

Corn chips aren't just for snacking! Proof positive of that is how they add tasty crunch as the topper for our home style Corn Chip Chicken Casserole. This one goes together quick and tastes like you fussed all day!


  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 cup cooked white rice
  • 1 (14-1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 (10-3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup frozen corn or canned
  • 1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chilies, undrained
  • 2 teaspoons taco seasoning mix
  • 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup corn chips, coarsely broken


  1. Preheat oven to 350 º. Coat a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except corn chips and 1/2 cup cheese; mix well. Spoon into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle corn chips over top.
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and bake 5 additional minutes, or until bubbly and cheese is melted.
Historically this date.....
1328 – Wars of Scottish Independence end: Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton – the Kingdom of England recognizes the Kingdom of Scotland as an independent state.

1785 – Kamehameha I, the king of Hawaii, defeats Kalanikupule and establishes the Kingdom of Hawaii.

1884 – Proclamation of the demand for eight-hour workday in the United States.

1915 – The RMS Lusitania departs from New York City on her two hundred and second, and final, crossing of the North Atlantic. Six days later, the ship is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland with the loss of 1,198 lives, including 128 Americans, rousing American sentiment against Germany.

1930 – The dwarf planet Pluto is officially named. 

1931 – The Empire State Building is dedicated in New York City 

1945 – World War II: Joseph Goebbels and his wife Magda commit suicide in the Reich Garden outside the Führerbunker. Their children are murdered by Magda by having cyanide pills inserted into their mouths.

1948 – The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) is established, with Kim Il-sung as leader.

1956 – The polio vaccine developed by Jonas Salk is made available to the public.

1960 – Cold WarU-2 incident – Francis Gary Powers, in a Lockheed U-2 spy plane, is shot down over the Soviet Union, sparking a diplomatic crisis.

1961 – The Prime Minister of CubaFidel Castro, proclaims Cuba a socialist nation and abolishes elections.

1991 – Rickey Henderson of the Oakland Athletics steals his 939th base, making him the all-time leader in this category. However, his accomplishment is overshadowed later that evening by Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers, when he pitches his seventh career no-hitter, breaking his own record.

2007 – The Los Angeles May Day mêlée occurs, in which the Los Angeles Police Department's response to a May Day pro-immigration rally become a matter of controversy.

2011 – Barack Obama announces that Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks is killed by United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Due to the time difference between the United States and Pakistan, bin Laden was actually killed on May 2.


And births this date include...
1852 – Calamity Jane, American frontierswoman (d. 1903)

1916 – Glenn Ford, Canadian actor (d. 2006)

1925 – Scott Carpenter, American astronaut (d.2013)
     Darn! He was so cute when he was young!

1967 – Tim McGraw, American singer and actor
When my "son" Jim Forbus (Washoe Co SD ret) and his bride Dawn were in Laughlin for the LASD Reunion he found this Star News and sent it to me. Publish date was 1996.

                      ^That is me up there in the back row!
Dinner last night was one I hadn't tried before, Schwans Chicken & Broccoli with Cheese & Mushroom Sauce and Rice. OMGOSH! GOOD!!!!!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy May Day/Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

May Day is observed annually on May 1.  In many ancient calendars, May 1 was the first day of summer.  This was a cause for celebration.  One of the more popular rituals was harvesting flowers and giving them to neighbors and strangers in cone-shaped baskets. These “May Baskets” become more commonly known as “May Day Baskets”.  The current tradition is observed by hanging a cone-shaped basket full of flowers or other gifts on the outside doorknob, then knocking or ringing the doorbell and run away.
May Day has been a traditional day of celebration for centuries, with some of the earliest appearing in pre-Christian times.  In English tradition, May Day is celebrated by crowning a May Queen and dancing around a maypole.  The Finnish tradition is a carnival-type celebration in the streets that includes a special type of lemonade that is made with lemons, brown sugar and yeast.  In France, it is correct to give people either dogwood or lily of the valley to celebrate May Day.  In Italy, a seasonal feast is held to celebrate the arrival of spring.
While different countries have different ways to celebrate May Day, it is truly a celebration of spring.