Good 52º clear sunny morning.
Yesterday another sunny warm day. We topped at 94º!!!
There was the annual Hot Air Balloon Fest this weekend in Grants Pass. Ends today.....
Picture of the Day ... perfect timing....
Interesting about Teddy Roosevelt...
"It takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose!"
Teddy Roosevelt said these words giving a speech after being shot by an assailant.
On October 14, 1912, Presidential candidate Roosevelt was campaigning in Milwaukee, WI. He was shot by an assailant when he stood from the seat of his automobile to wave at the crowds. The shot landed squarely in Roosevelt’s chest.
Teddy’s long-winded speeches saved his life. The bullet traveled through a 50 page copy of his prepared speech and the steel eyeglasses he carried in the same pocket, lodging in his chest. The bullet was slowed enough not to reach his lungs or heart, which Teddy deduced from the absence of blood when he spoke or coughed.
The assailant, John Schrank, an unemployed salon keeper born in the “Kingdom of Bavaria”, was tackled and quickly taken away. He had been stalking Roosevelt for weeks. Documents found on Schrank reflected that he had a dream, advised by a ghost of William McKinley suggesting that he avenge his death, while pointing to a picture of Teddy. He was found legally insane, institutionalized until his death in 1943.
Teddy, refused to go to the hospital, instead gave his speech. “I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose.” He spoke for at least 55 more minutes though some reports say 90 minutes, still wearing his blood-soaked shirt. Doctors later examined him and decided it was safer to leave the bullet in his chest. It remained there for the remainder of his life.
One Pot Chicken Spaghetti
3/4 lb uncooked spaghetti, broken in half
1 carton (32oz) chicken broth
1/2 t. salt
2 cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken
1 container (8oz) cream cheese spread with jalapeño peppers
1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
1 cup diced seeded tomato (1 medium)
2 T. chopped fresh cilantro
In 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, heat spaghetti, broth and salt just to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cook 10 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until al dente and liquid is almost completely absorbed.
Stir in chicken, cream cheese and shredded cheese; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted and hot.
Stir in tomato until well blended. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve immediately
Historically this date.........
1886 – The U.S. President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom in the White House, becoming the only president to wed in the executive mansion.
1924 – The U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act into law, granting citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States.
1953 – The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, who is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth, the first major international event to be televised.
1997 – In Denver, Colorado, Timothy McVeigh is convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy for his role in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was executed four years later.
2012 – The former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the killing of demonstrators during the 2011 Egyptian revolution.
And births this date include...
1731 – Martha Washington, American wife of George Washington, 1st First Lady of the United States (d. 1802)
1904 – Johnny Weissmuller, Romanian-American swimmer and actor (d. 1984)
1937 – Sally Kellerman, American actress and singer
She has really had a bad and weird life!
1938 – Ron Ely, American actor
1941 – Stacy Keach, American actor and producer
(I met him once at the Pomona Gun Show. Adam Henry! So in love with himself!)
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo