Good 36º dark cloudy morning. Rained last night.
Yesterday the two barn roof geese were up there honking and honking and down on my road was another one. Don't know where his mate was.... maybe on her nest. Such noisy guys!!!
Picture of the Day.. LOL. What happened to the S and the D???
Traveller, original name Greenbrier, is arguably the Civil War’s most famous horse. Lee and Traveller are forever linked in history.
Traveller's sire was Grey Eagle, a 16-hand gray racehorse that was famous for running in a $20,000 stake race in Louisville, Ky., in 1839. The horse's original name was Jeff Davis after the Mississippi senator who had gained fame in the Mexican War. It would be several years before the horse was rechristened Traveller.
Traveller’s fine breeding was revealed when he outperformed other top quality saddle horses at the Greenbrier County Fair in Lewisburg. His owner, James W. Johnston, entered him in the show when he was 2 years old and again at age 3. Traveller took home blue ribbons in both shows.
Five days after the attack on Fort Sumter, on April 17, 1861, Virginia seceded from the Union. Three days later, after he was offered supreme command of all Union forces, Lee resigned from the army and offered his services to the Army of Northern Virginia.Greenbrier was then in the service of another Confederate officer, Captain Joseph M. Broun. Knowing Lee was very fond of the horse and noting the discrepancy in rank Broun offered Traveller to Lee as a gift. Lee refused the gift and instead purchased the horse from Broun for $190 and renamed him Traveller.
More Info: www.historynet.com
1 pkg Shake 'n Bake Seasoned Panko Coating Mix
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/4 t. onion powder
1 cup Mexican style shredded 4 cheese, divided
1 2.8 oz can french-fried onions, coarsely crushed, divided
2 pounds lean ground beef
1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onions
2 green onions, sliced
1/4 cup water
Heat oven to 350º.
Combine coating mix and seasonings in large bowl and stir in 3/4 cup cheese.
Reserve half the onions. Add remaining onions to cheese mixture with all remaining ingredients. Mix just to blend.
Shape into 10x4 inch loaf pan, sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake 1 hour. Top with remaining onions and cheese. Bake 10 minutes or until meatloaf is done (160º) and cheese is melted.
Special birthday today.... Vanette (Ford) Christensen (LASD ret. Temple Station and ELA Sgt.) ..HAPPY BIRTHDAY VAN!
Historically this date....
1910 – Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere.
1964 – A jury in Dallas, Texas, finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy.
1995 – Space Exploration: Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on-board a Russian launch vehicle.
And births this date include....
1914 – Lee Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
Lee Petty is shown here with son, Richard, grandson, Kyle and great-grandson, Adam in a 1999 photo.
Sadly, Lee Petty passed away on April 5, 2000 and Adam died tragically about a month later in a racing incident when he was practicing with a Busch series car at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Racing was in their blood right on down the line from Lee.
1948 – Billy Crystal, American actor and comedian
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo