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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Full Moon ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Picture of the Day ~ Pittsburgh Steelers ~ Sue's Oriental Cole Slaw ~ National Day of Prayer

Good 34º clear sunny morning. 

Yesterday we topped at 75º. 

Full Moon! Be careful out there!!

Happy Throw Back Thursday ... 1986

Picture of the Day ... perfect timing

Interesting how the Pittsburgh Steelers got their name...

In 1933 Pittsburgh native Art Rooney was awarded an NFL franchise. He named his club the "Pirates" after the city’s baseball team, which was a common practice at the time.
At the conclusion of the 1939 season with years of futility on the field as well as the gate, Rooney wanted a new start and decided a new nickname was in order. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette promoted a “name-the-team” contest. Several different entries were submitted, but in the end Rooney chose the moniker “Steelers.” Dozens of fans had submitted the nickname Steelers and the winner drawn was Margaret O’Donnell.

Rooney sold the Steelers for $160,000 in the winter of 1940 and then bought half-ownership of the Eagles for $80,000. Pittsburgh’s new owner, Alexis Thompson, renamed the club the "Iron Men." Before the next season resumed, Rooney and Thompson switched franchises so that Thompson could be closer to his home and work in New York City and Rooney wouldn't have to drive from his home in Pittsburgh across the state to Philly. Rooney then renamed his Eagles team the Steelers while Thompson renamed his Iron Men team the Eagles.
From that moment until as late as 1945, Pittsburgh was officially owned by the "Philadelphia Football Club, Inc."
During World War II, the team merged with the Eagles to become the "Steagles" and then melded with the Chicago Cardinals the following season and was known as Card-Pitt. But as the team was on its way to losing every game, a sportswriter labeled them the "Carpits."
In 1944, the Steelers were once again the team nickname. The colors were taken from the city's emblem. The franchise has won six NFL titles (fourth most) - all Super Bowls. The team is known as “The Team of the 1970s” due to their four Super Bowl victories and seven division titles.  

Origin Facts:
Established: 1933
Original Owner: Arthur Rooney
Original Colors: Black, yellow & white
First Stadium: Forbes Field, seating 41,000
Retired Jerseys: No. 70 Ernie Stautner

I posted this in 2012. Made it for a New Years dinner I went to with friends...
(Won a Pot Luck contest with this in Pasadena Star News, although the paper printed the recipe and called it Asian Coleslaw... they said Oriental Coleslaw was not PC! Groan.)

Sue's Oriental Cole Slaw .... 1992

3/4 cup peanut oil
3/4 cup rice vinegar
6-10 dashes Tabasco Pepper Sauce (I use 20)
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
2 Tbsp. sugar
Shake all together in a glass jar and set aside.

2 pkgs slivered almonds
1/2 cup sesame seeds (cheaper in bulk in Mexican food isle)

Toast on cookie sheet at 350º for 5-10 minutes until golden brown. Watch carefully so they don't burn. Cool. (If you are transporting this salad then put the seeds in a zip bag and add about 3-4 pinches of sea salt.)

1 pkg Raman noodles. Put in plastic bag and break with heavy spoon or rolling pin ... until small. Do not cook. Add to nuts and seeds. Set aside.

Shred one head of cabbage. Rinse and drain well. (Salad spinner works perfect). Chop one bunch green onions and slice one bunch radishes and add to cabbage.

Great for pot luck (double for big crowd). I transport cabbage mixture in zip plastic bag, seeds and nuts in zip bag, and dressing in jar. Take along large bowl and tongs. To serve .. put cabbage in bowl, shake and add dressing, and mix, add nuts/noodles and mix.

Historically this date....
1960 – Cold WarU-2 Crisis of 1960 – Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that his nation is holding American U-2 pilot Gary Powers.

1964 – Pacific Air Lines Flight 773, a Fairchild F-27 airliner, crashes near San Ramon, California, killing all 44 aboard; the FBI later reports that a cockpit recorder tape indicates that the pilot and co-pilot had been shot by a suicidal passenger.

1998 – Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for $40 billion USD and forms DaimlerChrysler in the largest industrial merger in history.

2004 – American businessman Nick Berg is beheaded by Islamic militants. The act is recorded on videotape and released on the Internet.

And births this date include....
1885 – George 'Gabby' Hayes, American actor (d. 1969)
1901 – Gary Cooper, American actor (d. 1961)
1922 – Darren McGavin, American actor (d. 2006)

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

The National Day of Prayer is observed annually on the first Thursday in May. This day of observance, designated by the United States Congress, asks people “to turn to God in prayer and meditation.” 
For many, prayer is an integral part of daily life. Prayer offers a rich connection to our spiritual lives, nurturing our relationships and faith. It also provides comfort in times of crisis or need. 



In the early 1950s, an evangelical movement called for Congress and the President to proclaim a National Day of Prayer. The movement grew and a young leader, Evangelist Billy Graham, led services for approximately 20,000 on the steps of the Capitol on February 3, 1952. Later that year, Congress proclaimed a joint resolution for a National Day of Prayer. President Harry S. Truman proclaimed a National Day of Prayer to be observed on July 4, 1952. Each year since that date, Americans have observed the day in their own way. The observance moved to the first Thursday in May by President Ronald Reagan and has been proclaimed each year since.
As a Nation, presidents and government officials have called for national days of prayer or thanks intermittently since before the country’s existence. 
  • July 20, 1775 – The Continental Congress issued a proclamation recommending “a day of public humiliation, fasting, and prayer” be observed.
  • In 1795 –  George Washington proclaimed a day of public thanksgiving and prayer.
  • May 9, 1798 – John Adams declared this day as “a day of solemn humility, fasting, and prayer.”
  • March 1863 –  On March 3 Abraham Lincoln signed a Congressional resolution, during the Civil War, which called for April 30, 1863, as a day of fasting and prayer.
For more information on National Day of Prayer visit the website