Good 32º clear sunny morning. Yesterday we topped at 76º.
Picture of the Day...
Interesting about Phoenix Arizona....
Phoenix (//) is the capital and most populous city in Arizona, with 1,660,272 people (as of 2018). It is also the fifth most populous city in the United States, and the only state capital with a population of more than one million residents.
Phoenix is the anchor of the Phoenix metropolitan area, also known as the Valley of the Sun, which in turn is part of the Salt River Valley. The metropolitan area is the 11th largest by population in the United States, with approximately 4.73 million people as of 2017. Phoenix is the seat of Maricopa County and the largest city in the state at 517.9 square miles, more than twice the size of Tucson and one of the largest cities in the United States.
Phoenix was settled in 1867 as an agricultural community near the confluence of the Salt and Gila Rivers and was incorporated as a city in 1881. It became the capital of Arizona Territory in 1889. It is in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert and has a hot desert climate. Despite this, its canal system led to a thriving farming community with the original settler's crops remaining important parts of the Phoenix economy for decades, such as alfalfa, cotton, citrus, and hay. Cotton, cattle, citrus, climate, and copper were known locally as the "Five C's" anchoring Phoenix's economy. These remained the driving forces of the city until after World War II, when high-tech companies began to move into the valley and air conditioning made Phoenix's hot summers more bearable.
The Phoenix is a mythical bird known for rising from its ashes.
Accordingly to ancient legend, the Phoenix is a bird that cyclically burns to death and is reborn from its own ashes. For this reason, the Phoenix often serves as a symbol of renewal and rebirth. The name of Phoenix, Arizona is a direct reference to this idea; Phoenix was built upon the ruins of a former civilization that had collapsed long before, apparently due to drought. The legend of the Phoenix focuses on its new life from the ashes, and served a perfect name for the new city.
From Mr. Food.... Stay At Home Soup....
As we’re all asked to stay at home and are challenged with the task of making 3 meals a day, nothing is better than this warm-you-up soup that’s made with lots of shortcut ingredients from the freezer aisle. And the best part, besides the taste, is that we can mix ‘n’ match the veggies based on what’s available.
- 4 cups beef broth
- 1 (16-ounce) package frozen fully-cooked cocktail-sized meatballs, thawed
- 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup coarsely crumbled tortilla chips
On this date in 2013 Dude came to live with me..... he was 6 years old, and born the same year Jerry died. He's been such a blessing and a love. I know he's Jerry reincarnated because he snores just like him!!!
Historically this date.........
1846 – The Donner Party of pioneers departs Springfield, Illinois, for California, on what will become a year-long journey of hardship, cannibalism, and survival.
1865 – U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and his family are attacked in his home by Lewis Powell.
1969 – At the U.S. Academy Awards there is a tie for the Academy Award for Best Actress between Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand.
And births this date includes.....
1925 – Rod Steiger, American actor (d. 2002)
I always thought he was beyond strange!
1930 – Bradford Dillman, American actor (d.2018)
1936 – Frank Serpico, American policeman
1941 – Pete Rose, American baseball player
1977 – Chandra Levy, American intern (d. 2001)
What a story!!! Click on her name and read....
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo