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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Sunshine ~ Dude ~ Wild Turkeys ~ Picture of the Day ~ Youngest Olympian ~ 5 Minute Beef Stir Fry ~ Armed Forces Day


Good 50ยบ cloudy morning. 


Yesterday the fog slowly lifted and we got sunshine!!




Later I took Dude to the vets for his "mani-pedi".





Looking out the kitchen window I saw these two turkeys doing the "romantic dance" with each other....



Trouble is, they are males! LOL!! 



Picture of the Day ... perfect timing...




Interesting
Dimitrios Loundras (6 September 1885 - 15 February 1970) was a Greek gymnast and naval officer who competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens. He was the last surviving participant of these Games.

Loundras competed in the team parallel bars event. In that competition, Loundras was a member of the Ethnikos Gymnastikos Syllogos team that placed third of the three teams in the event, giving him a bronze medal. At 10 years 218 days he remains the youngest medalist and competitor in Olympic history.
To compete in the Olympics today, you have to be at least 16 years old. This rule was created in 1997.
Loundras later became an officer in the Royal Hellenic Navy, graduating from the Hellenic Navy Academy as an ensign in 1905. He served in various commands as well as a naval attache, and fought in World War I, before retiring with the rank of rear admiral in 1935. On the outbreak of the Greco-Italian War in 1940, he was recalled to active service and appointed head of the Aegean Naval Command. He finally retired in 1945 as a vice admiral. From 1924 on he was a member of the Hellenic Olympic Committee. After World War II he played a leading role in the establishment of the Hellenic Shooting Federation, and became its first president.




From Mr. Food
You only need five minutes to make this homemade Chinese recipe taste take-out worthy, so grab your wok (or a skillet!) and some fresh ingredients and get ready to impress your whole family. One taste and you'll never order Chinese take-out again!



This recipe proves that learning how to make beef stir fry is easier than you might think. It's amazing what fresh ingredients can do! We think you'll enjoy preparing this meal so much that you'll wonder why you didn't make it sooner. The good news is that, since it only takes 5 minutes to make, you and your family can enjoy this stir fry beef as often as you want. It's truly a crowd pleasing (and cook pleasing) dinner!



  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 to 8 slices fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound boneless top sirloin, thinly sliced across the grain
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces fresh snow peas, trimmed
  • 1 onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 cups warm cooked rice

  1. In a wok or large nonstick skillet over high heat, heat oil until hot. Add ginger, garlic, and beef; cook 2 minutes, or until beef is browned. Add red pepper, snow peas, and onion and continue cooking 2 to 3 minutes, or until vegetables are crisp tender.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, and cornstarch. Pour into wok and cook until sauce thickens. Serve over rice.




Historically this date.....
1866 – The U.S. Congress eliminates the half dime coin and replaces it with the five cent piece, or nickel.

1868 – President Andrew Johnson is acquitted in his impeachment trial by one vote in the United States Senate.

1929 – In Hollywood, California, the first Academy Awards are handed out.



 
And births this date include...
1905 – Henry Fonda, American actor (d. 1982)
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1909 – Margaret Sullavan, American actress (d. 1960)
..........who was married to Henry Fonda once!
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1919 – Liberace, American pianist (d. 1987)


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1921 – Harry Carey, Jr., American actor (d.2012)
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1953 – Pierce Brosnan, Irish actor
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1955 – Debra Winger, American actress
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1955 – Olga Korbut, Belarussian gymnast
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All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Armed Forces Day on the third Saturday in May pays tribute to the military personnel serving in the United States Armed Forces. The celebration takes place each year during Armed Forces Week.
The United States Military is composed of six branches, including the Army, Air Force, Space Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. As of 2019, more than 1.3 million active-duty service members are stationed in the United States and around the world. An additional 800,000 reservists stand ready in the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. The holiday unites the country behind the men and women who currently serve in the United States military.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Volunteer for a veteran organization that supports those who are deployed. Organize care packages for service members or their families. Recognize a service member, you know. Learn more about the history of each branch of the military and how it has evolved. Discover more about your family’s military history, too. Most importantly, show support for those currently serving in the Armed Forces. Call them. Write to them. Send them a message and let them know you support them and respect the choices they’ve made to serve. Use 

ARMED FORCES DAY HISTORY

It was with the idea for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country that President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish this single holiday. The one-day celebration then stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense. On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, and Air Force Days.
The first observance on May 20, 1950, launched with parades, open houses, receptions, and air shows.
  • 1962 – President John F. Kennedy established Armed Forces Day as an official holiday.
  • Bremerton, Washington hosts the United States’ longest-running city-sponsored Armed Forces Day Parade.
  • 2012 – Bremerton celebrated the 64th year of the Parade.
For more information and Poster see:  http://www.defense.gov/afd/