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Friday, April 24, 2020

Clouds ~ Honey Lemon Chicken Remark ~ Picture of the Day ~ Boston Redskins ~ Lemony Asparagus and Radish Salad ~ Picture on the News ~ National Arbor Day


Good 52ยบ dark cloudy morning. 


Yesterdays clouds again were pretty ....




I got a note from high school pal, Steve Geon, and he said he made the Honey Lemon Chicken I posted on April 17th. He said it was a "hit"!! Easy recipe. Yummy.




Picture of the Day .... LOL. (Shared by my NY friend Vivia)




Interesting.... another major league football team name...

This franchise was first based in Boston. George Preston Marshall and three others acquired an NFL franchise in 1932 and named it the "Boston Braves" after the city’s existing baseball team, which back then was a common practice. At the end of the first year and with losses upward of $46,000, Marshall was left as the sole owner.
The following year Marshall hired as his head coach Lone Star Dietz, a Native-American, as well as many other Native-American players. The Native-American players disliked the name Braves so Marshall abandoned the name in favor of "Boston Redskins." On opening day 1933, the entire team lined up for the team photo in war paint, feathers and some even in full headdress.

In 1936 as the team was on its way to its first Eastern crown, Marshall raised ticket prices on game day from 50 cents to 75 without advance notice. This upset both the public as well as the media and although the team was winning, the crowds boycotted the games and picketed in protest outside.
This angered Marshall. Set to host the NFL Championship Game, he instead moved it to New York City, where his “home” Redskins lost 21-6 to the Packers marking the first NFL championship held on neutral ground.
Marshall owned a chain of laundries in the Washington, D.C. area and the following year because of the problems he encountered in Boston, he moved the club to his hometown and retained its nickname.
In 1958, Texas oilman Clint Murchison. Jr. struck a deal to purchase the Redskins. When Marshall changed several last-minute details in the contract, Murchison balked and cancelled. Murchison would later become the first owner of the Cowboys; and yes, his intention was to move the club to Dallas.
The Redskins have won five NFL titles, which includes three Super Bowls.



From Mr. Food


Our Lemony Asparagus and Radish Salad is the perfect way to excite your taste buds and bring a springtime-smile to everyone around the dinner table. Who doesn't love fresh and crisp spring veggies tossed in a homemade lemon vinaigrette? The simple flavor combinations found in this easy vegetable recipe are downright refreshing, and we know you'll agree!

 

  • 1 bunch (about 15 stalks) fresh asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 10 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. In a large skillet over high heat, bring 1 inch of water to boil. Add asparagus and blanch 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp tender. Place asparagus in ice bath 5 minutes, then drain well. Cut into 2-inch pieces and place in medium bowl.  Add radishes, scallions, and lemon zest; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk lemon juice and sugar until sugar dissolves. Add oil and salt; mix well. Pour lemon juice mixture over vegetables; toss until evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes or until chilled.

 





Historically this date
1967 – Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1 when its parachute fails to open. He is the first human to die during a space mission.

1970 – The first Chinese satelliteDong Fang Hong I, is launched. (Oh my, that sounds funny!!)

1980 – Eight U.S. servicemen die in Operation Eagle Claw as they attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis.

2005 – Snuppy, the world's first cloned dog, is born in South Korea.




And births this date include....
1934 – Shirley MacLaine, American actor and author


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1936 – Jill Ireland, British actress (d. 1990)
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For the second time this week, Jack Church has put one of my pictures on the news! 




All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo


Each year in April, National Arbor Day encourages us to celebrate and plant trees. The observance takes place each year on the last Friday in April.  
Trees provide vital protection for the Earth’s topsoil from erosion, oxygen, and homes for wildlife. They also are a renewable resource that provides a variety of materials for building, fuel, and office supplies.
Trees beautify our environment, provide shade on a sunny day, and improve our quality of life. The day celebrates all these things and aims for American generations to enjoy all the benefits trees have to offer.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Celebrate the day by planting a tree today. You can also spend time caring for trees in your area.  Join an event near you or organize one in your community. Consider the trees you plant, too. While you may look for fast-growing trees so that you may enjoy the tree during your life-time, planting a slower growing tree is an investment in the future. Generations to come will enjoy the shade and beauty of the tree long after we’re gone. And leaving something as precious as a tree behind is quite the investment.

NATIONAL ARBOR DAY HISTORY

On April 10, 1872, journalist and newspaper editor J.Sterling Morton established Arbor Day in the state of Nebraska with hopes that it would spread across the country. This first celebration challenged the people of Nebraska to plant as many trees as they possibly could. Since the pioneers missed the trees and forests of the east, they answer the challenge by planting more than 1 million trees that very first year. 
To learn more about the history of National Arbor Day, visit the website awww.nationalarbordayfoundation.com.