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Monday, May 13, 2019

Mother's Day Breakfast ~ Picture of the Day ~ Zip Codes ~ 5 Ingredient Baked Ziti ~ USMC Boot Camp Challenge/Alex Corsaro ~ National Frog Jumping Day

Good 42ยบ cloudy morning. Rain predicted for this week. 
Yesterday was another sunny and nice day. A few wispy clouds and some wind. We stayed in the low 80ยบs.

In the morning I met up with Brian, Jen, Tucker, Sami, and Jean at Lulu's in Grants Pass for breakfast. Inside seating or outside....

The place is interesting. Lots of baked goods and a full bar along with many interesting coffees. I had a stuffed waffle.... and the waitress gave Jean, Jen, and I covered strawberries...

Jen had some kind of sandwich with ham and egg....

Brian and Jen gave Jean and I an orchid plant and Sami made a card...

Picture of the Day .... perfectly timed....

Interesting about zip codes....
In 1963 America adopted the postal code, and named it Zone Improvement Plan code or ZIP code for short. The Zip code is used in all 50 states as well as the American territories. The first ZIP code was issued to Agawam, Massachusetts. The town's postal code is 01001. Agawam is a town rich in history - from its founding in 1636, to its incorporation in 1855, to having the first Zip Code in the United States. 

Agawam's ZIP code of 01001 is the lowest number in the continental United States (not counting codes used for specific government buildings such as the IRS).

Route 75 in Agwam, not the speed limit! LOL

How about this super simple dinner recipe....

5 Ingredient Baked Ziti
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 t. garlic salt
8 oz package ziti, cooked and drained
28 oz jar of spaghetti sauce
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Preheat oven to 350ยบ.
  • Brown the ground beef in a skillet.
  • Add the garlic salt while browning, stirring until crumbly.
  • When the beef is brown on the inside and outside, drain well. Add the spaghetti sauce.
  • Mix the ziti noodles with the spaghetti and meat sauce.
  • Spoon into a 9x13 inch baking dish and top with mozzarella cheese.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
Time-Saving Tip:Brown the meat a day or two in advance and cook the noodles. Store both ingredients in separate containers.

Historically this date..........
1846 – Mexican–American War: The United States declares war on Mexico.

1861 – American Civil War: Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom issues a "proclamation of neutrality" which recognizes the Confederacy as having belligerent rights.

1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Resaca: The battle begins with Union General Sherman fighting toward Atlanta.

1865 – American Civil War: Battle of Palmito Ranch: In far south Texas, the last land battle of the Civil War ends with a Confederate victory

1913 – Igor Sikorsky becomes the first man to pilot a four-engine aircraft.

1958 – Ben Carlin becomes the first (and only) person to circumnavigate the world by amphibious vehicle, having travelled over 17,000 kilometres (11,000 mi) by sea and 62,000 kilometres (39,000 mi) by land during a ten-year journey.

1994 – Johnny Carson makes his last television appearance on Late Show with David Letterman.

And births this date include...
1588 – Ole Worm, Danish physician (d. 1654)
 He had 3 sons, one was 'Inch', 'Tape', and one was 'Wiggle'.

1904 – Louis Duffus, South African cricketer (d. 1984)

He had 1 son, 'Big'.

1922 – Beatrice Arthur, American actress (d. 2009)

1941 – Ritchie Valens, American singer (d. 1959)

1950 – Stevie Wonder, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer

1961 – Dennis Rodman, American basketball player, wrestler, and actor AND FREEKING WEIRDO!

I can certainly understand why all 3 of his wives divorced him, but what I don't understand is why they married the creep in the first place! Money? Fame?

My "Italian son" Alex Corsaro and his girlfriend Maria at MCRD for the 2019 SD Boot Camp Challenge on Saturday May 11th. He stated "I think they tricked me into re-enlisting... "Sat me in a Barber's chair, turned around and I had no hair" !!

The Boot Camp Challenge consist s of a 4.6 mile course aboard the famous Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego where Marines are made! Prepare yourself for 19 obstacles and challenges you will have to overcome used by United States Marine Corps Recruits. Some of these obstacles will include wall climbs, log hurdles, tunnel crawls, cargo net climbs, rope climbs, ammo can lifts, sandbags and more. To ensure you stay highly motivated, Marine Corps Drill Instructors await throughout the course ensuring you complete the obstacles and challenges along the way. The Boot Camp Challenge accepts all participants from beginners to the most experienced obstacle course racers.
Both Alex and Maria participated and got medals for that....

Alex then posted:
Over 24 years ago I graduated from MCRD and earned the title "Marine". Being able to go back and run 4.6 miles including the infamous Marine Corps Obstacle Course, brought back such great memories. Rain, sand, burpees, Yes Sir, Aye Sir, and the DI's with their motivating ways to push you beyond your capabilities. All this brought my mind back to those days of being a "Recruit". Then my body said ohhhh no you're not ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚...the 5:20 min mile days are a lot higher now...๐Ÿ˜‚. Thank you Maria Ramirez-Keller for being just as addicted to medals, I mean I couldn't be the only one with a MCRD Bootcamp Challenge Medal right? 

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

Observed each year on May 13, National Frog Jumping Day is a favorite of young and old alike.
In 1865, Mark Twain published his first short story, Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog. Later, he changed the name and published it as The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.  This same story also had a third title, The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.
The current frog jumping record was set in 1986 by Rosie the Ribeter, who jumped 21 feet, 5-3/4 inches.
Mark Twain’s story about a pet frog named Dan’l Webster and a casual competition between two men betting on whose frog jumps higher, is the origin of National Frog Jumping Day.  The annual Frog Jumping Contest,  which began in 1849 in Calaveras County, California is also an origin of this holiday.  The international counterpart of this celebration is February 19.