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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Clouds/Temperature ~ 9-11 ~ Picture of the Day ~ Craters of the Moon National Monument ~ Rigatoni Bolognese ~ Liz O'Connor ~ Patriot Day


 
Good 47º dark cloudy foggy morning. 
 
Cloudy yesterday again, and the sun came and went... and we topped at 74º. 


 
Today is a tough reminder of what happened in NY on this date in 2001. God Bless all the first responders and the families of all those who died.


 
 
Picture of the Day ...
 


 
 
Interesting about Craters of the Moon National Monument......
 


Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is a U.S. National Monument and national preserve in the Snake River Plain in south-central Idaho, midway between Boise and Yellowstone National Park.  . It is along US 20 (concurrent with US 93 and US 26), between the small towns of Arco and Carey, at an average elevation of 5,900 feet above sea level. The protected area's features are volcanic and represent one of the best-preserved flood basalt areas in the continental United States.
The Monument was established on May 2, 1924.
The Monument and Preserve encompass three major lava fields and about 400 square miles of sagebrush steppe grasslands to cover a total area of 1,117 square miles. The Monument alone covers 53,571 acres.


All three lava fields lie along the Great Rift of Idaho, with some of the best examples of open rift cracks in the world, including the deepest known on Earth at 800 feet. There are excellent examples of almost every variety of basaltic lava, as well as tree molds (cavities left by lava-incinerated trees), lava tubes (a type of cave), and many other volcanic features.

Paleo-Indians visited the area about 12,000 years ago but did not leave much archaeological evidence. Northern Shoshone created trails through the Craters of the Moon Lava Field during their summer migrations from the Snake River to the camas prairie, west of the lava field. Stone windbreaks at Indian Tunnel were used to protect campsites from the dry summer wind. No evidence exists for permanent habitation by any Native American group. A hunting and gathering culture, the Northern Shoshone pursued elkbearsAmerican bisoncougars, and bighorn sheep — all large game who no longer range the area. The most recent volcanic eruptions ended about 2,100 years ago and were likely witnessed by the Shoshone people. Shoshone legend speaks of a serpent on a mountain who, angered by lightning, coiled around and squeezed the mountain until liquid rock flowed, fire shot from cracks, and the mountain exploded.
 
 

 
Turn your kitchen into an Italian restaurant with this easy version of the classic Rigatoni Bolognese. This hearty meat sauce packed with flavorful veggies over rigatoni pasta will do you proud!

 

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 pound rigatoni pasta
  • 2 tablespoons slivered fresh basil

  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, brown beef with salt and pepper. Drain off excess liquid then add carrot, onion, green pepper, and garlic. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
     
  2. Add tomato sauce and oregano, loosely cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
     
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain and place in a large serving bowl
     
  4. Stir basil into sauce and pour over pasta, toss to coat, and serve immediately.
****Serving this with a little bit of Parmesan cheese makes it even more traditional
 
 
Special birthday today, my dental hygienist Liz O'Connor is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIZ! xo
These are the ladies from Bright Now Dental ^ and Liz in second from right.
 
 
 
Historically this date..............
1609 – Henry Hudson discovers Manhattan Island and the indigenous people living there.
 
1941 – Ground is broken for the construction of The Pentagon.
 
1985 – Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb's baseball record for most career hits with his 4,192nd hit

2001 – The September 11 attacks take place in the United StatesAirplane hijackings result in the collapse of the World Trade Center in New York City, damage to The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and the crashing of a passenger airliner near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
 

And births this date include....
1923 – Betsy Drake, French born actress (d.2015)
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.....once married to Cary Grant!

1928 – Earl Holliman, American actor
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1937 – Robert Crippen, American astronaut
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1962 – Kristy McNichol, American actress
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1967 – Harry Connick, Jr., American singer
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All I know. Nuff said. Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

 

Patriot Day on September 11th honors the memory of the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Each year, in the United States the day is dedicated to remembering those who died as well as those who risked their own lives to save others. 

HOW TO OBSERVE

  • Attend Patriot Day ceremonies. 
  • Observe moments of silence:
    • 8:46 AM EDT – American Airlines Flight #11 collides into the World Trade Center
    • 9:03 AM EDT – United Airlines Flight #175 collides into the World Trade Center South Tower
    • 9:37 AM EDT – American Airlines Flight #77 crashes into the Pentagon
    • 9:59 AM EDT – World Trade Center South Tower Collapses
    • 10:03 AM EDT – United Airlines Flight #93 crashes in Shanksville, PA
    • 10:28 AM EDT – World Trade Center North Tower Collapses
  • Volunteer – Help an organization that has meaning to you. Improve the lives of others and the world around you. Spread kindness. Offer the hope and skills you have to others who need it most.
  • Remember – Remember those killed in the attacks. Remember to stand united as a nation. Join others in prayer vigils or memorial events.

PATRIOT DAY HISTORY

  • September 13, 2001, in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks, President George W. Bush, proclaimed Friday, September 14, 2001, as a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001.
  • August 31, 2002, President George W. Bush proclaimed Friday, September 6, through Sunday, September 8, 2002, as National Days of Prayer and Remembrance.
  • September 4, 2002, President Bush proclaimed September 11, 2002, as the first Patriot Day.
  • September 9, 2016, President Barack Obama proclaimed September 11th as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance,
In 2017 and 2018, President Donald Trump declared September 8–10 as National Days of Prayer and Remembrance and proclaimed September 11 as Patriot Day. “During the National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, we pause to honor the memory of the nearly 3,000 innocent people who were murdered by radical Islamist terrorists in the brutal attacks of September 11, 2001. We come together to pray for those whose lives were forever changed by the loss of a loved one. We strengthen our resolve to stand together as one Nation.”