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Friday, July 19, 2019

Clouds/Weather ~ Bruiser & Dude ~ Picture of the Day ~ Geronimo ~ Chopstick Veggie Fried Rice ~ National Daiquiri Day

   
 
Good 47º clear sunny morning.
 
 
Yesterday the clouds were here ....

 
Around 10:30am we had a nice breeze and the clouds were pretty...

By the end of the day we topped at 89º. 
 

 
This blew me away... they normally don't like being close to each other!
 
 
 
 
 
Picture of the Day ... perfect timing....
 
 
 
Interesting about Geronimo .....
 
 
Geronimo which means "the one who yawns" was a leader and medicine man of the Chiricahua Apache tribe. Geronimo was never a Chief but he led bands of warriors on raids and against the U.S. Army.
He is best known for his ability to evade the U.S. military in his home territory of New Mexico and Arizona. From 1876 to 1886 Geronimo was put on a reservation 3 times, but he broke out each time. In 1886 he surrendered a final time and was sent to a reservation in Florida. Most of the Apache tribe had already been sent to Florida before Geronimo.
Years later Geronimo was sent to Fort Sill Oklahoma where he would live out his life. Geronimo had become a celebrity and attended many events including the 1904 Worlds Fair. Although he was a celebrity he was never allowed to return to his birth land. Geronimo died at age 79, on February 17, 1909. During his years of battle with the U.S. military, his name was greatly feared. Later the military would come to admire this warrior so much that they would yell his name as they charged into battle. This habit of yelling "Geronimo" is still popular today by both military and civilians.


Geronimo was raised with the traditional religious views of the Bedonkohe. When questioned about his views on life after death, he wrote in his 1905 autobiography:
As to the future state, the teachings of our tribe were not specific, that is, we had no definite idea of our relations and surroundings in after life. We believed that there is a life after this one, but no one ever told me as to what part of man lived after death&nbsp. ... We held that the discharge of one's duty would make his future life more pleasant, but whether that future life was worse than this life or better, we did not know, and no one was able to tell us. We hoped that in the future life, family and tribal relations would be resumed. In a way we believed this, but we did not know it.
In his later years Geronimo embraced Christianity, and stated:
Since my life as a prisoner has begun, I have heard the teachings of the white man's religion, and in many respects believe it to be better than the religion of my fathers ... Believing that in a wise way it is good to go to church, and that associating with Christians would improve my character, I have adopted the Christian religion. I believe that the church has helped me much during the short time I have been a member. I am not ashamed to be a Christian, and I am glad to know that the President of the United States is a Christian, for without the help of the Almighty I do not think he could rightly judge in ruling so many people. I have advised all of my people who are not Christians, to study that religion, because it seems to me the best religion in enabling one to live right.
He joined the Dutch Reformed Church in 1903, but four years later was expelled for gambling. To the end of his life, he seemed to harbor ambivalent religious feelings, telling the Christian missionaries at a summer camp meeting in 1908 that he wanted to start over, while at the same time telling his tribesmen that he held to the old Apache religion.


^ From right to left, Apache leader Geronimo, Yanozha (Geronimo's brother-in-law), Chappo (Geronimo's son by his second wife), and Fun (Yanozha's half brother) in 1886. Taken by C. S. Fly.
 
 
 
From Mr. Food......

No need to pick up Chinese take-out when it's easy as can be to make some of our favorites, like vegetable fried rice. Our Chopstick Veggie Fried Rice can go from your skillet to your table in minutes.

 



  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen peas and carrots, thawed
  • 3 cups cold cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 2 teaspoons vegetable oil. Add eggs and scramble, then break up scrambled eggs into small pieces. Remove from skillet and set aside.
     
  2. Heat remaining oil in skillet; add peas and carrots and cook 3 minutes. Add rice and soy sauce and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until heated through, stirring frequently. Stir in scrambled egg pieces and cook 1 to 2 additional minutes, or until heated through. Serve immediately.
     
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  • This is a great dish to make when you have leftover rice, or the next time you make rice, just make extra so you'll have some ready to go for this dish.
     
  • If you would like a healthier version of this recipe, try using brown rice instead of white rice.
 
 
 
Historically this date...........
1963 – Joe Walker flies a North American X-15 to a record altitude of 106,010 meters (347,800 feet) on X-15 Flight 90. Exceeding an altitude of 100 km, this flight qualifies as a human spaceflight under international convention.

1964 – Vietnam War: at a rally in SaigonSouth Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Khanh calls for expanding the war into North Vietnam.

1979 – The Sandinista rebels overthrow the government of the Somoza family in Nicaragua.

1981 – In a private meeting with U.S. President Ronald Reagan, French Prime Minister François Mitterrand reveals the existence of the Farewell Dossier, a collection of documents showing that the Soviets had been stealing American technological research and development.
 

And births this date include...
1814 – Samuel Colt, American inventor and industrialist, founded the Colt's Manufacturing Company (d. 1862)
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1860 – Lizzie Borden, American accused murderer (d. 1927)
 
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The poem, "Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother 40 whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41."
 
 

1941 – Vikki Carr, American singer and humanitarian
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1962 – Anthony Edwards, American actor
 
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All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
 

Each year on July 19, people across the United States fill their glasses with a rum-based cocktail and toast to National Daiquiri Day. So, raise your glass and join all of the others in this celebration!
Daiquiri is a family of cocktails whose main ingredients are rum, citrus juice (typically lime) and sugar.
Tasting of sunshine and beaches, it might be hard to believe how the daiquiri came to be. Back in 1898, men blasted away in the mines of a small community off the coast of Cuba during the Spanish-American War. One American engineer, Jennings Cox, supervised a mining operation located in a village named Daiquiri. Every day after work Cox and his employees would gather at the Venus bar. Then one day Cox mixed up Bacardi, lime, and sugar in a tall glass of ice. He named the new beverage after the Daiquiri mines, and the drink soon became a staple in Havana.  Eventually, someone added shaved ice and sometimes lemons or both lemons and limes were used.
In 1909, Admiral Lucius W. Johnson, a U.S. Navy medical officer, tried Cox’s drink and subsequently introduced it to the Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C. The popularity of the Daiquiri then increased over the next few decades.
The Daiquiri was one of the favorite drinks of writer Ernest Hemingway and President John F. Kennedy.
While the daiquiri is sometimes served frozen, combining it in a blender eliminates the need for manual pulverization. Commercial machines produce a daiquiri with a texture similar to a smoothie, and they come in a variety of flavors, too. Using a frozen limeade to create a daiquiri will provide the required texture, sweetness and sourness all at the same time.