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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Temperatures ~ Dakota ~ Picture of the Day ~ Smallest Post Office ~ Lemony Orzo Pasta Cucumber Salad ~ Dance Like A Chicken Day

Good 55º sunnless cloudy morning. 

Yesterday started off cool and pretty much stayed that way with the clouds. 

Then the clouds left and we warmed to 71º by noon. We topped at 82º.

Yesterday Dakota, the wild lands firefighter, came over and did a bunch of weed-eating, all the places Dave's brush hog couldn't reach. As I said before, if you need mowing or weed-eating or chain saw work, he is local to Rogue River and can be reached at 541-821-6993.

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

Interesting.... the other day, 5-11, I posted a picture of the world's smallest police station. Then my friend Dave Clark (LASD ret) sent me this picture he took .... the world's smallest post office! It's in Ochopee,Florida.

 A different angle...

Lemony Orzo Pasta Cucumber Salad....

  • 11/2 cups dry orzo pasta
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, or just enough to lightly coat the pasta
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 large English cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • kosher salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the orzo al dente according to package directions (about 9 minutes). Drain the pasta, let cool for a couple of minutes, and toss with the olive oil, lemon juice and zest, cucumber, herbs and feta.
  2. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve chilled or at room-temperature. Can be made up to a day in advance and kept in the refrigerator.

Historically this date.....
1939 – Lina Medina becomes the youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five. SO bizarre!

1948 – Israel is declared to be an independent state and a provisional government is established. Immediately after the declaration, Israel is attacked by the neighboring Arab states, triggering the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.

1961 – American civil rights movement: The Freedom Riders bus is fire-bombed near Anniston, Alabama, and the civil rights protesters are beaten by an angry mob.

1973 – Skylab, the United States' first space station, is launched.

And births this date include...
1936 – Bobby Darin, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1973) 

1944 – George Lucas, American director

1984 – Mark Zuckerberg, American computer programmer and internet entrepreneur, co-founder of Facebook

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

Dance Like a Chicken Day is observed each year on May 14th!  This day entertains from start to finish!  Everyone has probably danced the “Chicken Dance” at least once in their lifetime.  This silly fun song is popular at wedding dances, Oktoberfest, and other celebrations. The song gets people of all ages up and moving on the dance floor.
Written in the 1950s by Werner Thomas, a Swiss accordionist, the Chicken Dance didn’t even make it to the United States until sometime in the 1970s. The Chicken Dance is associated with polkas or oom-pah-pah music. Originally written with the name Der Ententanz (The Duck Dance), it was rumored to have been written as a drinking song for Oktoberfest. The song’s name was later changed to Vogeltanz (The Bird Dance).
Upon arriving in America in the 1970s, the song had acquired choreography with repetitive beak, wing, and tail motions as well as the new name, The Chicken Dance.
  • Cincinnati, Ohio —  September 20, 2004 — At the Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, rock musician Vince Neil served as Grand Marshall at the World’s Largest Chicken Dance.
  • Judson Laipply’s Evolution of Dance featured  “The Chicken Dance.”
  • November 13, 2009 — In support of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, CIHT-FM played “The Chicken Dance” continuously until 389 tickets for the CHEO Dream of a Lifetime were purchased for $100 each.  They played for over 3 hours straight.
  • April 23, 2010 — An attempt at the World’s Largest Chicken Dance record was held at Byron Center, Michigan at Jake’s  Restaurant in a fundraiser for Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.  Jake’s Restaurant is the site of a giant plastic chicken sculpture.
  • July 4, 2010 — Mandan, North Dakota established a new World Record for the Longest Chicken Dance at their annual Independence Day Parade and Street Festival.The Mandan, ND “Chicken Dance” line covered twenty-four city blocks and was 1.627 miles long.