Good 42º foggy morning.
Picture of the Day....
Hong Kong is the fourth densest place on Earth with the second most high rises (12 stores or higher) in the world.
For more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong
Interesting about Annie Oakley ....
Annie Oakley used her skill at shooting a gun to become one of the most famous sharp shooters in American history. She was born in 1860, in a log cabin near Woodland, Ohio. Her father passed away when she was 6 years old.
Because of poverty following the death of her father, Annie did not regularly attend school as a child. She began trapping before the age of seven, and shooting and hunting by age eight, to support her siblings and mother. She sold the hunted game to local merchants. She paid off the mortgage on her mother's farm when she was 15.
Her talent first came to light when she won a shooting match against traveling-show marksman and future husband, Frank Butler. They joined 'Buffalo Bill's Wild West' show at age 25. The very petite Oakley was given the nickname of 'Little Sure Shot' in advertisements. They went with the show on a 3 year tour.
In Europe, she performed for royal families and public officials. Oakley promoted the service of women for the US military. At 30 paces she could split a playing card, she hit dimes tossed into the air, she shot cigarettes from her husband's lips & a playing card being thrown into the air.She was later badly injured in a train wreck and had several spinal surgeries. It is believed that Oakley taught more than 15,000 women how to use a gun. She continued to set records into her sixties, and also engaged in extensive philanthropy for women's rights and other causes. Oakley died at age 66.
More Info: en.wikipedia.org
Frank Butler... here is his info:
From Mr. Food
There's a reason why we call this dish Five Star Chicken -- because it tastes like something you would order from a fancy restaurant. The good news here is that you don't have to spend Michelin Star prices to eat like the rich and famous! This easy chicken dish is super affordable, and can be made in the comfort of your own kitchen. Get ready for restaurant quality food at your kitchen table!
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (1 to 1-1/2 pounds total)
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- 1/2 pound mushrooms, quartered
- 1 large tomato, chopped
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Mr. Food Test Kitchen tip....
- If the chicken breasts are very thick, flatten them a bit by pounding with a kitchen mallet.
My friend Joanie McCoy is having a birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOANIE! Hope you have a GREAT day! xo
Historically this date...
1971 – My Lai massacre: Lieutenant William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison.
1971 – A Los Angeles, California jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers.
2004 – The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.
And births this date include....
1918 – Pearl Bailey, American actress and singer (d. 1990)
..........Good old Billy Beer. I still have one can of it!
..........interesting, the drunk borrowed money from the country of Lybia and was under investigation.
1965 – William Oefelein, American astronaut
This made me laugh... shared by friend Steve Voors (LASD ret)...
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo