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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Gloom/Rain ~ Geese ~ Picture of the Day ~ Elizabeth Taylor ~ Mexican Taco Meatloaf ~ National Medal of Honor Day


Good 34º dark cloudy morning. 

The gloom yesterday......




Then my Schwans order was delivered by Leon. While we were outside the husband and wife geese were on my house roof, but they didn't stay long enough for me to get a picture... so took this through the wire fence as they landed out in back of the house....

And Mr. Single Goose was on my barn roof.....




Leon was being greeted by Dude and we started talking about our dog's heritage.... he said he's was named Bruno. I laughed, as I had dated Jack Bruno in high school!! 



Yesterday we had some rain and I had a wet dog! Too bad we can't teach our dogs to hold umbrellas when they go out to do their business!



Picture of the Day .... LOL!




Interesting about Elizabeth Taylor....


On March 23, 2011, actress Elizabeth Taylor,
 February 27, 1932, London,
who appeared in more than 50 films, and won two Academy Awards, died of complications from congestive heart failure at age 79.  Here are 5 surprising facts you didn't know about Elizabeth Taylor...
Was there anything more stunning than Taylor's violet eyes and double eyelashes? While Taylor's eyes were not actually violet -- they were dark blue -- they could appear violet because of an excess of melanin pigment. As for those eyelashes, Taylor had a genetic mutation. This mutation, known as lymphedema-distichiassyndrome was caused by a gene called FOXC2. People with this hereditary condition have a double row of eyelashes, which is called distichiasis, and a risk of swollen limbs due to problems in the lymphatic system.

Apparently, 7 percent of people with this mutation also have congenital heart disease, and Taylor did have heart troubles that led to her death.
Taylor landed her first Life cover at the age of 15 and was on the cover 14 times throughout her life. She's been in over a thousand magazines as well, and the only person who's graced the cover of People solo more than she has is Princess Diana.

These days, it seems like every celebrity has their own signature fragrance. But the celebrity perfume and cologne craze all started with Taylor. In 1987, she released her perfume called “White Diamonds“ in collaboration with Elizabeth Arden, Inc. Every year, her perfume still brings in $1 billion in revenue globally.

When producer Walter Wanger was casting for the film Cleopatra, he knew he wanted Taylor to star as the lead role. He called her then-husband, Eddie Fisher, to discuss the movie. Taylor jokingly said to Fisher, “Tell him I’ll do the film for a million dollars.” This type of salary was unheard of in the industry, especially for a female leading lady. But Wanger obliged, and Taylor became the first actress to receive $1 million dollars for a single movie. Taylor later stated, “If someone’s dumb enough to offer me $1 million to make a picture, I’m certainly not dumb enough to turn it down.”

When Taylor married Conrad Hilton Jr. in 1950, her film career had taken off and he had a sizable fortune due to his father’s hotel chain. Though neither of them would have struggled for foot the bill for their 600-guest affair, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer actually paid for the whole thing.

If you want to read about Debbie Reynolds and the Eddie Fisher/Liz Taylor caper...




Here is a recipe shared by my pal Trisha Bowler (wife of the infamous John...LASD ret.) ... Sounds wonderfully good....
Mexican Taco Meatloaf   

Mexican Taco Meatloaf

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars
  •  
  • Prep
    15 m
  • Cook
    45 m
  • Ready In
    1 h
Recipe By:Camille
"My Mexican grandmother would use leftover corn tortilla chips in our meatloaf and everyone loved it! They all wanted seconds along with the recipe. A delicious Mexican-American comfort food."



  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • 3/4 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese
  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 (1 ounce) packet taco seasoning mix
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup mild red taco sauce, or more to taste

 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º.
  2.  

  3. Thoroughly combine beef, tortilla chips, pepper Jack cheese, onion, and taco seasoning in a bowl.
  4.  

  5. Whisk eggs, milk, and taco sauce together in a separate bowl. Add to meat mixture and stir until well combined.
  6.  

  7. Press mixture into a 9x5-inch loaf pan and top with a strip of taco sauce down the center.
  8.  

  9. Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through and browned on top, 45 to 60 minutes.




Historically this date......
1943 – Start of the American amphibious landings in the Philippines a turning point in the Pacific War.


1990 – The Happy Land fire was an arson fire that kills 87 people trapped inside an illegal nightclub in the New York City borough of The Bronx.


1996 – An 81-day-long standoff between the anti-government group Montana Freemen and law enforcement near Jordan, Montana, begins.




And births this date include....
1911 – Jack Ruby, killer of Lee Harvey Oswald (d. 1967)
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1918 – Howard Cosell, American sports reporter (d. 1995)
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1928 – Jim Lovell, American astronaut
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1940 – Anita Bryant, American singer
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She certainly got herself and career in trouble back in the 70's voicing her opinion against gays~


1942 – Aretha Franklin, American singer (d.2018)
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1947 – Elton John, English singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor
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1965 – Sarah Jessica Parker, American actress
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1982 – Danica Patrick, American race car driver
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All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Medal of Honor Day on March 25th recognizes all Medal of Honor recipients.
On March 25, 1863, Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton presented the first Medals of Honor (Army) to six members of  “Andrews Raiders” for their volunteering and participation during an American Civil War raid in April of 1862.
Created in 1861, the Medal of Honor is the United States of America’s highest military honor.  It is awarded only to US military personnel by the President of the United States in the name of Congress for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty.
There are three versions of the Medal of Honor; one for the Army, one for the Navy and one for the Air Force, with personnel of the Marine Corps and the Coast Guard receiving the Navy version.
Since its creation, there have been 3,468 Medals of Honor awarded to the country’s soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and coast guardsmen.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Some federal, state, local, and military organizations may hold events recognizing Medal of Honor recipients. These events may be public or private. Other ways to participate include:
  • Volunteering for your local veteran organization
  • Donate to a veteran service organization
  • Adopt a Medal of Honor grave site
  • Fly the U.S. flag at your home or business
  • Visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Visit local memorial sites

NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR DAY HISTORY

In 1990, the United States Congress designated March 25th of each year as National Medal of Honor Day.