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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Rain ~ Gloom ~ Dude ~ Bruiser ~ Turkey ~ Picture of the Day ~ Oldest City in USA ~ Avocado Salsa ~ Peace Officers Memorial Day ~ Deputy Raul Gama

Good 53º low clouds damp morning. Predictions for rain in the night, looks like just a few sprinkles happened. More supposedly on the way. 

Yesterday was certainly gloomy without any sunshine and lots of dark clouds....  we only warmed to 63º.

Didn't stop Dude from laying in the grass...

Bruiser watched and napped on the glider....

And Mr. Gobbler was out and about showing off for the girls....

Picture of the Day..... again, timing! 

Interesting about the oldest city in the United States........
Founded in 1565, St. Augustine, Florida is the oldest continuously occupied settlement of European and African-American origin in the United States. Forty-two years before the English colonized Jamestown and fifty-five years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, the Spanish established at St. Augustine this nation's first enduring settlement.

The architectural legacy of the city's past is much younger, testimony to the impermanent quality of the earliest structures and to St. Augustine's troubled history. Only the venerable Castillo de San Marcos completed in the late seventeenth century, survived destruction of the city by invading British forces in 1702.

By the way, St. Augustine can boast that it contains the only urban nucleus in the United States whose street pattern and architectural ambiance reflect Spanish origins.

Avocado Salsa from Kevin The Closet Cook....

 Despite being so easy this salsa is so amazingly good with the cool and creamy avocados, the juicy tomatoes, tangy onions jalapeno heat and the freshness from the lime juice and cilantro! If you want to save some time, feel free to prepare everything except the avocados the day before and then you just need to mix in the avocados when ready! This avocado salsa is great for dipping or as a side or topping or even in other dishes like burritos, quesadillas, etc.
  • 2 large avocados, diced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (~1 lime)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, finely diced
  • 1 plum tomato, seeded and finely diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • salt to taste
  1. Mix everything, season with salt to taste and enjoy!

Historically this date........
founded when 110 acres (0.45 km), in what later would become downtown, are auctioned off.

1928 – Mickey Mouse premiered in his first cartoon, Plane Crazy

1940 – McDonald's opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.

1969 – People's Park: California Governor Ronald Reagan has an impromptu student park owned by University of California at Berkeley fenced off from student anti-war protestors, sparking a riot called Bloody Thursday.

1970 – President Richard Nixon appoints Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington the first female United States Army Generals.

2010 – Jessica Watson becomes the youngest person to sail, non-stop and unassisted around the world solo.
... just amazing at 16 years of age!

And births this date include...
1895 – Prescott Bush, American banker, politician and member of the Bush family (d. 1972) (GHW's dad)
1936 – Anna Maria Alberghetti, Italian-born actress

1937 – Trini López, American musician

1941 – K. T. Oslin, American musician

1955 – Lee Horsley, American actor

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

Every May 15 by proclamation of the President is Peace Officers Memorial Day.
Peace Officers Memorial Day is a part of Police Week, paying tribute to local, State and Federal law enforcement officers.
Flags are flown at half-staff in memory of those officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Services honoring the fallen will be conducted across the country, including Washington, D.C.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial wall in Washington, D.C. features the names of more than 19,000 law enforcement officers which have been killed in the line of duty.
Peace Officers Memorial Day was created on October 1, 1961.  At that time, Congress asked the president to designate May 15 as a day to honor peace officers.  On October 1, 1962, John F. Kennedy signed the bill into law.  In 1994, Bill Clinton made an amendment through Public Law 103-322 that directed the United States flag be flown at half-staff on May 15.
This day was established by President Kennedy in 1962 and was canceled by OVAMIT! It was scrapped so the Black Lives Matter movement wouldn't be offended! WHAT?????? He was a POS in more ways than one!!!!

President Trump reinstated it! He said,
“Police officers in this country will no longer be treated like criminals. Obama decided your fallen didn’t deserve to be honored. That changes today. Americans will remember those that keep our streets safe big time.”

 Raul Gama you are still missed! RIP my friend.