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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Weather ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Gate Fixed ~ Picture of the Day ~ First DUI Conviction ~ Rosemary Lemon Roasted Chicken ~ National Girl Scout Day 

Good 28º clear sky morning. 

Yesterday cirrus clouds started moving in.... and by late afternoon we had warmed to 68º.

Mr. and Mrs. Goose were parked up on the barn roof.....

Happy Throw Back Thursday ... 1956 our Girl Scout Troop #727.....

Yesterday, John,  the gate fix-it guy was here. The battery box had fallen down off the pole it was nailed to and the battery had gone dead. He got the box back up and stronger hold and put in a new battery. Yeah!!!

Picture of the Day ... brave bear!!

Interesting... first DUI conviction...
On September 10, 1897, a 25-year-old London taxi driver named George Smith becomes the first person ever arrested for drunk driving after slamming his cab into a building. Smith later pleaded guilty and was fined 25 shillings, the same as $180.00
In the United States, the first laws against operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol went into effect in New York in 1910. In 1936, Dr. Rolla Harger, a professor of biochemistry and toxicology, patented the Drunkometer, a balloon-like device into which people would breathe to determine whether they were inebriated. In 1953, Robert Borkenstein, a former Indiana state police captain and university professor who had collaborated with Harger on the Drunkometer, invented the Breathalyzer.

Easier-to-use and more accurate than the Drunkometer, the Breathalyzer was the first practical device and scientific test available to police officers to establish whether someone had too much to drink. A person would blow into the Breathalyzer and it would gauge the proportion of alcohol vapors in the exhaled breath, which reflected the level of alcohol in the blood.
Despite the invention of the Breathalyzer and other developments, it was not until the late 1970s and early 1980s that public awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving increased and lawmakers and police officers began to get tougher on offenders. In 1980, a Californian named Candy Lightner founded Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD, after her 13-year-old daughter Cari was killed by a drunk driver while walking home from a school carnival. The driver had three previous drunk-driving convictions and was out on bail from a hit-and-run arrest two days earlier. Lightner and MADD were instrumental in helping to change attitudes about drunk driving and pushed for legislation that increased the penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. MADD also helped get the minimum drinking age raised in many states. Today, the legal drinking age is 21 everywhere in the United States and convicted drunk drivers face everything from jail time and fines to the loss of their driver’s licenses and increased car insurance rates. Some drunk drivers are ordered to have ignition interlock devices installed in their vehicles. These devices require a driver to breath into a sensor attached to the dashboard; the car won’t start if the driver’s blood alcohol concentration is above a certain limit.
Despite the stiff penalties and public awareness campaigns, drunk driving remains a serious problem in the United States. Each year, roughly 1,500 people die in alcohol-related crashes and almost 1.5 million people are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

From The Slow Roasted Italian 
Looking for the best-roasted chicken recipe ever? Well, you have found it! I am absolutely head over heels in love with this Rosemary Lemon Roasted Chicken! Moist, flavorful and miles away from ordinary.


  • 1-2 medium lemons, sliced
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 2 garlic cloves, quartered
  • 1 pound uncooked boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 425°.  Layer 1/2 lemon slices and 1 sprig of rosemary on the bottom of a baking dish.  Scatter 1/2 of garlic around the pan.
  2. Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper.  Lay chicken on top of lemon rosemary bed.  Place remaining lemon slices on top of chicken breasts.  Place rosemary sprig between the chicken breasts.  Sprinkle with remaining garlic.  Drizzle chicken breasts with olive oil.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes until chicken is cooked through (1 pound takes about 25-30 minutes, 5 pounds takes 45-60 minutes).  Cover with aluminum foil for 5 minutes and let the chicken rest.  Serve and enjoy!


  1. You can double, triple, quadruple, etc this recipe.  I make it with 5 pounds of chicken so we have enough to eat all week.
  2. If you prefer your chicken more browned on top, at the end of your cook time turn the broiler on and cook for 2-3 minutes until chicken and lemons are browned.

Historically this date......
1912 – The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States.

1918 – Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years.

1928 – In California, the St. Francis Dam fails; the resulting floods kill over 600 people.

2009 – Financier Bernard Madoff plead guilty in New York to scamming $18 billion, the largest in Wall Street history.

And births this date include....
1923 – Wally Schirra, American astronaut (d. 2007)

1931 – Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas, American actor (d. 1980) 

1933 – Barbara Feldon, American actress and model

1946 – Liza Minnelli, American singer and actress

1950 – Jon Provost, American actor
LOVED the Lassie show!!!!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

As part of Girl Scout Week, National Girl Scout Day on March 12th honors the history and legacy of Girl Scouting in America each year. 
Girl Scouting in the United States of America began on this day, March 12, 1912, when Juliette Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout troop meeting.  At this first troop meeting in Savannah, Georgia, there were 18 girls present.  For these girls, Juliette Gordon Low organized enrichment programs, service projects, and outdoor activities and adventures.  Since the time of the first meeting, Girl Scouts has grown to over 3.7 million members.
  • The organization’s original name was the Girl Guides of America
  • By 1920 there were close to 70,000 members
  • By 1930 there were over 200,000 members
  • In 2005 there were over 3.7 million members
Motto“Be Prepared”
Slogan“Do a Good Turn Daily”
“Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.”


Celebrate all that the Girl Scouts have done to empower girls and what the organization has done for communities across the country.
  • Support your local troops.
  • Learn more about the Girl Scout organization and its impact on girls and young women.
  • Share your experience with girl scouting. 
  • Volunteer to be a leader.
For more information, see the official website:  Girl Scouts of the USA(GSUSA)