Good 29º dark cloudy morning.
Yesterday started off so very foggy. Couldn't see my mountain and barely could see the barn.
Picture of the Day ... perfect timing!
Interesting about Shogun...
The Shōgun was the military dictator of Japan during the period from 1185 to 1868 (with exceptions). In most of this period, the shōguns were the de facto rulers of the country, although nominally they were appointed by the Emperor as a ceremonial formality. The shōguns held almost absolute power over territories through military means.Shōgun is the short form of Sei-i Taishōgun ("Commander-in-Chief of the Expeditionary Force Against the Barbarians"), the individual governing the country at various times in the history of Japan, ending when Tokugawa Yoshinobu relinquished the office to Emperor Meiji in 1867. The tent symbolized the field commander but also denoted that such an office was meant to be temporary. The shōgun's officials were collectively the bakufu (known in English as the shogunate), and were those who carried out the actual duties of administration, while the Imperial court retained only nominal authority. In this context, the office of the shōgun had a status equivalent to that of a viceroy or governor-general, but in reality, shōguns dictated orders to everyone including the reigning Emperor. In contemporary terms, the role of the shōgun was roughly equivalent to that of a generalissimo.
One of our favorite restaurants in So. Cal was the Shogun in Pasadena... loved the teppan grill meals....
- 3 cups prepared mashed potatoes, warmed **
- 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 2 scallions, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup bacon bits
- 2 egg yolks, beaten
**You can used leftover mashed potatoes, make a new batch, or just use instant. Just remember to season them the way you like them!
Historically this date.......
1968 – Gold standard: The U.S. Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back US currency.
1990 – In the largest art theft in US history, 12 paintings, collectively worth around $300 million, are stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts.
How sad the case has not been solved nor the art recovered!
2002 – U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda ends (started on March 2) after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters with 11 allied troop fatalities.
And births this date include....
My sister, Marion, knew Peter. He had a house at Tahoe and her real estate office rented it out for him. He told Marion lots of Hollywood stories, especially ones about Liz Taylor and Richard Burton, with whom Peter socialized. The stories were always whoppers!
1938 – Charley Pride, American musician
.... I have always LOVED his voice!
This song, "burgers and fries and cherry pies" always gets me emotional! In fact, it just did... thinking of Jerry and I....
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo