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Sunday, October 27, 2019

10-27 ~ Beautiful Day ~ Turkeys ~ Picture of the Day ~ Arlington National Cemetery ~ Brown Sugar-Glazed Pork Roast ~ National American Beer Day ~ Navy Day ~ National Black Cat Day

Good burrrrrrrrrrrrrr clear sky frozen pasture 26º morning! 

10-27 is a police code for 'any return on number or subject?'

Yesterday was a beautiful day....

Turkeys down in the lower pasture...

We topped at 68º and had a lot of wind in the afternoon with leaves blowing in all directions!! 

Picture of the Day.... I can't imagine how people walk looking down at their phone!! 

Interesting about Arlington National Cemetery...

Arlington National Cemetery is located on Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s confiscated estate.

The statement is really true. There is an interesting and unusual story behind the most famous cemetery in the US.
After Virginia seceded from the Union in May 1861, Union troops crossed the Potomac River from the national capital and occupied the 200-acre Arlington Estate owned by the Lee family. Three years later the U.S. government seized this property. With Washington, D.C., teeming with dead soldiers and out of burial space, Quartermaster General Montgomery C. Meigs formally proposed Arlington as the location of a new military cemetery.
On the 13th of May, 1864, the first military man was buried at the cemetery. It was William Christman, a private from Pennsylvania, who died at the age of 21. Meigs directed graves to be placed as close to Lee's mansion as possible, and in 1866 he ordered the remains of 2,111 unknown Civil War soldiers killed on battlefields near Washington, D.C., to be placed inside a vault in the Lees’ rose garden. This way he wanted to ensure the house would never be inhabitable of the Lee family again.
Justice has been met in the end, but only ten years after Robert E. Lee's death in 1870. The Supreme Court held that Lee's estate was seized by the government illegally. It was ordered to return the house and the territory to the family in proper condition, which meant all the dead were to have been exhumed. Finally, everything happened another way: in 1883 Lee's son decided to sell the land to Congress, this way earning $150,000.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers is guarded 24-hours a day by soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Regiment, which is known as the Old Guard. Made from Yule marble from Colorado, the tomb contains the remains of service members from both World Wars and the conflict in Korea. The unknown remains from the Vietnam War were exhumed and later identified using DNA. The Vietnam crypt remains empty. Advancements in DNA testing may mean that all future remains will be positively identified so there likely will be no further interments in the tomb.

From Mr. Food....
Here's a pork dinner that's just as great on a weeknight as it is for a special Sunday supper. Our Brown Sugar-Glazed Pork Roast is a sheet pan dinner that features a flavorful, glazed pork loin surrounded by tasty veggies. By roasting everything together, you can bet that every bite will be really great!


  • 1/2 pounds boneless pork loin, trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-1/2-inch chunks
  • 8 ounces Brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half


  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Sprinkle pork evenly with salt and pepper and place on baking sheet.
  2. In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons oil, the garlic, and brown sugar; mix well. Rub mixture evenly over pork.
  3. In a large bowl, combine remaining 2 tablespoons oil, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper; mix well. Add carrots and Brussels sprouts and toss until evenly coated. Place vegetables around pork on baking sheet.
  4. Roast 35 to 40 minutes or until pork is no longer pink in center and the glaze has caramelized. Remove pork to a cutting board and let rest 10 minutes. Continue cooking vegetables 5 to 10 minutes or until fork-tender. Serve pork with vegetables.
To ensure that the glaze penetrates your roast, we suggest cutting a criss-cross pattern, about 1/4-inch deep on the top of the roast. The top side is the side that has a thin layer of fat on it. As the fat melts, the drippings help keep the roast super moist.

Historically this date...
1936 – Mrs Wallis Simpson files for divorce which would eventually allow her to marry King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, thus forcing his abdication from the throne.

1961 – NASA launches the first Saturn I rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1.

1962 – Major Rudolf Anderson of the United States Air Force becomes the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance airplane is shot down in Cuba by a Soviet-supplied SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile.

1988 – Ronald Reagan decides to tear down the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow because of Soviet listening devices in the building structure.

2004 – The Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time in 86 years.

And births this date include...
1858 – Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1919)

1920 – Nanette Fabray, American actress (d.2018)

1939 – John Cleese, British actor and writer

1940 – John Gotti, American crime boss (d. 2002)
1946 – Carrie Snodgress, American actress (d. 2004)

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
Today there are 3 special days....

National American Beer Day raises a glass to the rich American beer making history and those who savor the continued traditions. Pour your favorite pint with millions who enjoy the storied brews across the nation.
U.S. Brewing History
Brewing beer in America begins long before Europeans arrived since Native Americans brewed beer from a variety of ingredients. They used corn, birch sap, and water to ferment their beverage. Then when the first colonists arrived in Virginia, they began combining their brewing traditions with the supplies at hand – that included corn, too. Since then, brewing and brewers became a principal occupation in the colonies. Interestingly, the first white child born in Manhattan grew up to be the first brewer born in America.
Today, the brewery established by David G. Yuengling is the oldest producing brewery in the United States. He established the Eagle Brewery in 1929. Amazingly, the brewery still remains in the family to this day.
Unlike most other breweries of the time, the Eagle Brewery survived Prohibition. In fact, very few survived. Those that did survive tried various legal and illegal tactics. In the Eagle Brewery’s case, they reduced their alcohol content to within the legal limit. They also branched out. Ice cream anyone? Yes, the Yuengling’s started a dairy. Others turned their beer making supplies into other products.  When prohibition lifted, they returned to full-fledged beer making. 
Despite these efforts, nearly every brewer existing before prohibition dissolved. Out of just over 1,300 brewers, only about 100 remained after prohibition. Today, we recognize the names of many of those surviving breweries. 
The skill of a brewer requires years of practice in the trade. It’s revered even. In Milwaukee, their professional baseball team is named after the brewer. In St. Louis and Denver, the stadiums are named after prominent brewers.
More than 2,100 breweries are manufacturing beer in the United States. They range in size from industry giants to brewpubs and microbreweries. 
American Beer Facts
  • The U.S. produced 196 million barrels of beer in 2009.
  • Americans consume roughly 20 US gallons of beer per capita annually.
  • In 2008, the United States ranked sixteenth in the world in per capita consumption. However, total consumption was second only to China.
  • After Congress repealed prohibition, the industry consolidated into a small number of large-scale breweries.
  • The majority of the new breweries in the U.S. are small breweries and brewpubs. As members of the Brewers Association, they are termed “craft breweries” to differentiate them from the larger and older breweries.
  • Larger breweries most commonly produce the American lager.
  • However, smaller breweries (many founded in the 1980s) produce a range of styles.
  • Beer styles originating in the United States include:
    • American pale ale
    • Pennsylvania porter
    • American IPA
    • steam beer
    • amber ale
    • cream ale
    • Cascadian dark ale.

Navy Day on October 27th salutes all of the military personnel who have served, both past and present, in the United States Navy.

The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces. It’s also one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. The U.S. Navy currently stands as the largest, most powerful navy in the world, with the highest combined battle fleet tonnage. The service engages over 340,000 personnel on active duty and more than 71,000 in the Navy Reserve. 
Navy History
Throughout the Revolutionary War, their importance grew. Today, the United States maintains 40 naval bases across the country, including the world’s largest Naval Station Norfolk, in Norfolk, Virginia.
Below the sea, submarines became a part of the Navy during World War II. While experiments began in the late 1800s and during the Civil War, they did not become a large part of the Navy inventory until World War II. At that point, subs became necessary for surveillance and rescue, even though they were also armed.
With the advent of the airplane, the Navy became vital stations for the Air Force as well. As a result, the Navy modified ships into floating landing strips. Today, joint Naval and Airbases such as Pearl Harbor-Hickam provided necessary fleets of the sea and air defense.
Theodore Roosevelt and the Navy
Between 1922 and 1972, the Navy celebrated its birthday on October 27th in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt’s birth. He elevated the U.S. Navy to a premier fighting force. During his term as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, he built up the power and strength of the U.S. Navy. Roosevelt’s pursuit of the naval aircraft advanced the U.S. Navy. As president, Roosevelt was the first president to submerge in a submarine and also the first to fly. His support of the Navy led the former Secretary of the Navy, John F. Lehman, to say, Theodore Roosevelt, “was one of the architects of our modern Navy.”



The Navy League of the United States organized the first Navy Day in 1922. They chose October 27th honoring the birth of President Theodore Roosevelt.

Don’t be superstitious on National Black Cat Day! October 27th celebrates the beauty of these sleek creatures. The day also seeks to raise awareness about the low adoption rates for black cats.
This time of year, many black cats may decorate many thresholds for Halloween and windows for spooky decor. However, these felines deserve the love and attention just as much as their tabby equivalents. Old notions have given these furry critters a bad reputation.  The day is about turning that reputation around.
Their black canine counterparts also face similar adoption problems. So, it’s not all about myth and mystery. However, increasing support for the black feline’s plight is the goal of this companion holiday.


Cats Protection, an animal charity in the United Kingdom, founded National Black Cat Day to raise awareness concerning the lower rates of adoption for black cats.