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Saturday, December 28, 2019

California Tornado ~ Grapevine Snow ~ Picture of the Day ~ Australia Seasons ~ Italian Crescent Rollups ~ Pledge of Allegiance Day 


Good 35º high fog morning. 



Well, Thursday a tornado did touch down in California, but not in Santa Barbara County, it happened in Ventura County, with minor damage...
The damage at the Ventura Harbor and 'scattered strawberries' !



As for the Grapevine closed with snow for almost 2 days/nights ...this is the detour that was suggested... and extra 3 hour drive! The Grapevine has finally reopened.







Picture of the Day ... did it snow where you are? Make one of these!!




Interesting ... if you are going to Australia, here is their 'different from ours' weather....



Australia's climate varies greatly throughout the eight states and territories; there are four seasons across most of the country and a wet and dry season in the tropical north.
Australia's seasons are at opposite times to those in the northern hemisphere. December to February is summer; March to May is autumn; June to August is winter; and September to November is spring.
In the winter season, cooler temperatures are forecast all across the nation. Though snow is uncommon amongst the majority of Australia, snowfall can be found within some select locations.
Snowfall occurs within the mountainous terrains of NSW’s Snowy Mountains, Victoria’s Alpine Region, and the mountainous parts of Tasmania. Within the northern tropics of Australia, the weather rarely drops below 24°C. Though most other areas rarely catch a glimpse of the snow, Australian weather can have quite a few dramatic drops during the day.
More Info: www.tripsavvy.com



From Mr.  Food





Take your crescent rolls up a notch with this 5-ingredient recipe for Italian Crescent Rollups. These are simple enough to have as a snack, but also fancy enough to make as a last-minute appetizer. They're real crowd-pleasers!

 

  • 1 (8-ounce) package refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1/3 cup sundried tomatoes in oil, chopped, with 2 tablespoons oil reserved
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil
  • Garlic powder for sprinkling
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for sprinkling

 

  1. Preheat oven to 375º.
  2. Unroll dough, separate into 8 triangles, and cut each triangle in half. Lightly brush each triangle with oil, then sprinkle evenly with tomatoes, basil, and garlic powder.
  3. Roll each triangle from the wide end to the point. Place on baking sheet with seam-side down. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.



Historically this date.....
1912 – The first municipally owned streetcars take to the streets in San Francisco, California.
.... LOVED riding those!!!
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2000 – U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years.
...........sad sad sad day!! "Monkey Wards" a fav place to shop!
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-igDXhMApFeA/UN3ARiZvstI/AAAAAAAAijI/vJl1-uJSgak/s1600/monkeywardsMA29125863-0009.jpg



And births this date include....
1856 – Woodrow Wilson, American politician, 28th President of the United StatesNobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)
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My High School named after him! Our school mascot was a Mule~! LOL.
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Of course Sue Shewalter and I were inside
the mascot costume running around on the football field, but did anyone get a picture? No.



1934 – Dame Maggie Smith, British actress
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1954 – Denzel Washington, American actor
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1972 – Adam Vinatieri, American football player
 
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All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Pledge of Allegiance Day on December 28th commemorates the date Congress adopted the “The Pledge” into the United States Flag Code. 
Congress formally gave recognition for the Pledge of Allegiance on December 28, 1945. Francis Bellamy receives credit for writing the Pledge of Allegiance. The Youth’s Companion, a magazine for young people, first published it anonymously on September 8, 1892, under the title “The Pledge.” It was written in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America.
In 1923 and 1924, the National Flag Conference inserted text of the pledge into legislation. Though modifications were made, the pledge remained nearly the same. At the same time, the conference didn’t designate it as the official pledge. In its original form, it read:
“I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
The small changes resulted in this version:
“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
On Flag Day in 1954, Congress added the words “under God” in response to the anti-Communist opinion sweeping the country during the Cold War.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE DAY HISTORY

Over the years, various attempts to create a national day honoring the Pledge of Allegiance have reached Congress. Others have failed. Around the country, Pledge Days, large and small, focused on the history of the pledge, the flag, and the Nation as a whole. We recount some of those efforts below. Interestingly, none of the exercises in patriotism point to a holiday taking place on December 28th. 

Grade School Movement

In the 1970s, a movement took root aimed to set Pledge of Allegiance Day on April 30th. The significance of the date points to President George Washington’s inauguration on April 30, 1789. The third-grade students and their teacher, Mrs. Priore from Cleveland Hill School in Cheektowaga, NY, launched the campaign. Their campaign gained some ground with editorials and articles published across the country. However, their efforts never resulted in any continuing observance.

Congressional Designations
In 1982, Congress received a submission for National Pledge of Allegiance Day, but they took no action.
That same decade, the House reviewed a Joint Resolution to designate September 8, 1988, as Francis Bellamy Pledge of Allegiance Day. While they referred the document to the Post Office and Civil Service Committee for review, no further action resulted.
The following year, National Pledge of Allegiance Day returned. The House passed H.J.Res. 253 designating September 8, 1989, as National Pledge of Allegiance Day in commemoration of the first day “The Pledge” appeared in print. The resolution also called for the Pledge of Allegiance to be included in the 500th anniversary commemorative activities celebrating the discovery of America. The anniversary took place in 1992. That year, a commemorative stamp was issued.
In 2004, the Senate passed Resolution 378 designating June 14, 2004, as National Pledge of Allegiance as a way to reaffirm the United States flag as a unique symbol of the United States and its ideals.