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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Smoke/Heat ~ Picture of the Day ~ Uncle Sam ~ Grands Cinnamon Pull Apart Monkey Bread ~ National Teddy Bear Day

Good 51º scattered clouds morning. 
Yesterday morning the smoke almost hid my mountain....
Later we heated to 95º.
Picture of the Day ... the original Brown Derby Restaurant in Hollywood 1954.. In 1980 it was bulldozed and is now a parking lot!
If you want to read more about the Brown Derby ... go here: 

Interesting about Uncle Sam....
On September 7, 1813, the United States got the nickname "Uncle Sam." The name started off as a joke about food supplies but eventually became the name for the bearded character we recognize today. Here are five things you didn't know about Uncle Sam.
A Meat-Packer Inspired the Name
During the War of 1812, a meat packer named Samuel Wilson was in charge of supplying beef to U.S. troops. He was affectionately known as Uncle Sam, and when his products arrived in containers marked with "U.S.," troops joked that they were from Uncle Sam.  The nickname was noticed by a local paper, and "Uncle Sam" quickly became associated with government business. 

Uncle Sam Got His Beard From the Same Guy Who Drew Santa Claus

Uncle Sam didn't have a physical image for decades; the term was really just a nickname. However, in the 1860s, a political cartoonist named Thomas Nast began drawing a figure he called Uncle Sam; this figure didn't have a beard at first but later was given one before the turn of the century.  Thomas Nast was also responsible for drawing many of the symbols we recognize today. Not only did he create the image of Uncle Sam, but he also created the donkey and elephant symbols for the Democrats and Republicans, and the image of a jolly bearded man that we now know as the image of Santa Claus.

America’s Symbol Wasn’t Always A Man

Before Uncle Sam, there was Columbia. Derived from Christopher Columbus, Columbia was a term used to describe North America and the United States, and was the name chosen for the district George Washington carved out for the nation’s capital. In artwork, Columbia was presented as a woman, though no particular type of dress or appearance became commonplace. Nast used Columbia in several of his editorial cartoons.

The Most Famous Image Of Uncle Sam Was For A Recruitment Poster

1917, illustrator James Montgomery Flagg drew an image of Uncle Sam to use as a recruitment poster for World War I, which showed Uncle Sam pointing and saying “I want YOU for U.S. Army.” This had been highly successful on a British poster that pictured Lord Kitchener in a similar pose. About four million copies were printed for the war effort, and the poster was updated using the illustrator’s face for World War II. 
Uncle Same Is Also Linked To Some Comic Book Heroes"Sam Wilson" is a pretty common name, but Marvel Comics may have decided to base its superhero character "the Falcon" on the meat packer Sam Wilson. And in 2014, when the comics publisher decided to remove the character of Steve Rogers from the position of Captain America, guess who got the job? Yes -- the Falcon, or Sam Wilson, now personifying the country in a superhero capacity.
I posted this about 5 years ago...

Grands Cinnamon Pull Apart Monkey Bread...
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 t. ground cinnamon, divided
2 cans Pillsbury Grands Refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls
1 cup brown sugar, not packed
1 stick butter
cinnamon roll icing (comes in with rolls)
1. Heat oven to 350º and spray a Bundt pan with cooking spray or use a 12 cup fluted tube pan
2. In large plastic storage bag put granulated sugar and 1 t. of the cinnamon. Separate biscuits and cut each on into 4 pieces.
(They are hard to come apart and you have to pat them back together. I will make this again and use just the plain Grands biscuits) Place the biscuit quarters in the bag with the sugar/cinnamon and shake to coat.
3. Put the biscuits pieces in the Bundt pan. Melt the butter and brown sugar and 1 t. cinnamon and pour over the cinnamon roll pieces.
4. Bake 28-32 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn upside down onto a serving plate.
5. If you use the cinnamon rolls, microwave the icing slightly and drizzle over the cooked rolls. Serve warm. Pull apart....
Historically this date.....
1543 – Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned"Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling.

1776 – The Continental Congress officially names its new union of sovereign states the United States.

1791 – Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, is named after President George Washington.

1850 – California is admitted as the thirty-first U.S. state.

1926 – The U.S. National Broadcasting Company is formed.

1942 – World War II: A Japanese float plane drops incendiary bombs on Oregon.

1956 – Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.
......oh, how I remember that! He was singin' and shakin' his booty! OMGOSH!

1971 – The four-day Attica Prison riot begins, which eventually results in 39 dead, most killed by state troopers retaking the prison.

And births this date include....
1828 – Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (d. 1910)

1890 – Colonel Sanders,American fast-food entrepreneur. (D.1980)

1923 – Cliff Robertson, American actor (d.2011)

1951 – Tom Wopat, American actor and singer

1952 – Angela Cartwright, American actress
1960 – Hugh Grant, English actor

1966 – Adam Sandler, American actor and comedian
 ... with wife Jackie.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

On September 9th, National Teddy Bear Day honors the history of one of childhood’s favorite toys. We have all had a special cuddly teddy as a child. Some of us still have our teddy bear from our childhood. No matter what kind of teddy bear you had, the day is a perfect time to celebrate your childhood friend!
In 1902, American President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear cub while hunting in Mississippi. The incident made national news. Clifford Berryman published a cartoon of the event in the Washington Post on November 16th, 1902, and the caricature became an instant classic.

The Berryman cartoon of Teddy Roosevelt and the cub inspired New York store owner Morris Michtom. He created a new toy and even had a name in mind. Michtom wrote President Roosevelt to ask permission to name the new toy a “Teddy Bear".
Since the advent of the Teddy Bear, a parade of famous characters followed.
Big Bird from Sesame Street named his Teddy Bear Radar. The lasagna loving cat celebrated on Garfield the Cat Day armed himself with Pooky, his lovable scapegoat. The British invasion of Teddy Bears includes Winnie-the-Pooh and Paddington. In 1981, the Care Bears first became greeting cards. Not long after, they launched into television and toy history.

And let’s not forget the Muppet character Fozzie Bear. The lovable and comedic bear endlessly perseveres with one-liners, slapstick and musical comedy.