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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Smoke/Clouds/Rain ~ Picture of the Day ~ The Pentagon ~ Easy Corn Fritters ~ National Gymnastics Day ~ Sami

 




 
Good 58º dark cloudy morning. 
 
 
 
Yesterday the smoke really went away. It was so nice to see the mountains. We did have a lot of clouds move in.... and the predictions for rain didn't happen here. :o(  We topped at 75º for a short time and then the temps started dropping about 2pm. 
 


 
 
 
Picture of the Day .... 😁
 

 
 
 
Interesting about The Pentagon...
 

The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, located in Arlington County, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. As a symbol of the U.S. military, The Pentagon is often used metonymically  (A figure of speech in which one word or phrase is substituted for another with which it is closely associated) to refer to the U.S. Department of Defense. Ground was broken for construction on September 11, 1941, and the building was dedicated on January 15, 1943.

The Pentagon is one of the world's largest office buildings, with about 6,500,000 sq ft, of which 3,700,000 sq ft. are used as offices. Approximately 23,000 military and civilian employees and about 3,000 non-defense support personnel work in the Pentagon. It has five sides, five floors above ground, two basement levels, and five ring corridors per floor with a total of 17.5 mi. of corridors. The Pentagon includes a five-acre central plaza.

On September 11, 2001, exactly 60 years after the building's construction began, American Airlines Flight 77 was hijacked and flown into the western side of the building, killing 189 people (59 victims and the five perpetrators on board the airliner, as well as 125 victims in the building), according to the official report. It was the first significant foreign attack on Washington's governmental facilities since the city was burned by the British during the War of 1812.


 
From Mr. Food


 

Our recipe for Easy Corn Fritters is a take-off on a traditional American classic. We've made it as easy as possible 'cause after all, isn't that what we need these days?

 

  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 (14-3/4-ounce) can cream-style corn
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn (thawed if frozen)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, or more as needed

 

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper. Add eggs and salsa; mix well. Stir in both corns.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil . Drop batter into hot skillet 1 tablespoonful at a time and cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until golden, turning fritters halfway through cooking. Remove to a covered platter.
  3. Add another tablespoon oil to skillet. When hot, repeat with remaining batter, adding more oil as needed, until all batter is used.

 

***Our Easy Corn Fritters can be served with an omelet instead of home fries, as an appetizer by themselves, or with warm salsa for dipping.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Historically this Date
1796 – George Washington's farewell address is printed across America as an open letter to the public.

1881 – U.S. President James A. Garfield dies of wounds suffered in a July 2 shooting.


1952 – The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.

1957 – First American underground nuclear bomb test.

1959 – Nikita Khrushchev is barred from visiting Disneyland.

1961 – Betty and Barney Hill claim that they saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them.

1985 – Tipper Gore and other political wives form the Parents Music Resource Center as Frank Zappa and other musicians testify at U.S. Congressional hearings on obscenity in rock music.
 

And births this date include....
1926 – Duke Snider, American baseball player (d. 2011)
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1928 – Adam West, American actor (d.2017)
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1933 – David McCallum, Scottish actor
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1940 – Bill Medley, American singer and songwriter (The Righteous Brothers)
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1941 – "Mama" Cass Elliot, American musician (d. 1974)
 
1960 – Mario Batali, American chef and restaurateur
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All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
 

On the third Saturday in September,  National Gymnastics Day focuses on a sport the Greeks developed in the 5th century B.C.

That’s right. During the 5th century B.C., gymnastics first emerged as a classical sport. The Greeks developed the practice to strengthen warriors’ skills for battle. Since gymnastics focuses on all the necessary physical traits for hand to hand combat, it improves strength, dexterity, and concentration.
 
Many of the events first exhibited during the Greek Olympics are a part of the competition in the modern Olympics today.
 
The “father of modern gymnastics” is Friedrich Ludwig Jahn of Germany.  In the 1700s, he perfected many of the events that leave the audiences gasping in awe. Some of those events include parallel bars, balance beam, and jumping events.
 
Both an individual and team sport, gymnastics competitions are found all over the world.  Many age and skill levels compete, too. Those who compete at the Olympic level and beyond train several hours daily. To be successful, most start as a young child.

 

NATIONAL GYMNASTICS DAY HISTORY

Gymnastics Day began in 1998 as a way to encourage gymnasts and bring awareness about the sport.


My granddaughter Sami has been involved in gymnastics since she was a toddler... She is awesome!