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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Weather ~ 10-28 ~ Picture of the Day ~ Wedding Ring Finger ~ Hearty Chicken & Corn Soup ~ Dodgers Win World Series ~ National First Responders Day ~ National Chocolate Day

 



Good 29º morning. 
 
 
Yesterday we started at 27º and topped at 77º.
 
 
10-28 radio code for 'vehicle registration and wants (complete registration information)'
 
 
 
Picture of the Day.... yikes! 
 


 
Interesting about the wedding ring finger....
 

The fourth finger on the left hand (counting from the thumb to the left) was believed to enclose a special vein that was connected directly to the heart. This ancient belief had its origin in ancient Egypt and then continued with the Greeks and Romans. The belief was denominated in the Latin phrase, ‘vena amoris’, translated to mean ‘vein of love’.

Archival evidence dated to 6,000 years ago, established the commonly held belief that the first examples of wedding rings were found in ancient Egypt. Relics, including papyrus scrolls, are evidence of the exchange of braided rings of hemp or reeds between the spouses.

Western customs of wearing wedding rings traced to ancient Rome and Greece, were transmitted to the present through Christendom in Europe, which adopted the pagan customs.

Historically, the wedding ring was connected to the exchange of valuables at the moment of the wedding rather than as a symbol of eternal love and devotion. It was a sign of “earnest money”. According to the 1549 edition of the ‘Book of Common Prayer, used by the Anglican Communion, as well as by other Christian churches, note: after the words “with this ring I thee wed” at which point the groom was supposed to hand a leather purse filled with gold and silver coins to the bride. It is a relic of a time when marriage was a contract between families, not individuals lovers.

 

 
 
From Mr. Food


 

There's a  chill in the air; how about something warm and comforting for dinner? Our Hearty Chicken & Corn Soup is going to warm up your kitchen and the hearts of everyone gathered around the kitchen table. There's nothing better than a creamy soup studded with corn, spinach, potatoes, and tender chicken. This is hearty and comforting at its best.

 

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 3 (14-3/4-ounce) cans cream-style corn
  • 1 (9-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  1. In a soup pot over medium heat, melt butter; sauté onion and carrots 5 to 6 minutes, or until tender. Add chicken broth and potatoes.
  2. Bring to a boil and cook 12 to 15 minutes, or until potatoes are fork-tender.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and cook 8 to 10 minutes, or until heated through. Serve immediately.
** This is a good way to use up your leftover rotisserie chicken, turn it into another weeknight meal that is comforting and tasty.

 

 
 
Historically this date........
1886 – In New York Harbor, President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty.


1929 – Black Monday, a day in the Wall Street Crash of 1929, which also saw major stock market upheaval.


1936 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt rededicates the Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary.


1962 – Cuban Missile CrisisSoviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that he had ordered the removal of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.

 
And births this date include...
1793 – Eliphalet Remington, American firearms manufacturer (d. 1861)
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1897 – Edith Head, American costume designer (d. 1981)https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KX5CW_DamYU/Tqqklj4Yr0I/AAAAAAAAM_M/oJD6q9RDN58/s1600/edithheadMA28880026-0026.jpg



1902 – Elsa Lanchester, British-born actress (d. 1986)
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1914 – Jonas Salk, American biologist and physician (d. 1995)
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1917 – Jack Soo, American actor (d. 1979)
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1932 – Suzy Parker, American actress (d. 2003)

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1936 – Charlie Daniels, American musician (d.2020)
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1944 – Dennis Franz, American actor
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1949 – Bruce Jenner, American athlete
 
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1955 – Bill Gates, American software executive
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1963 – Lauren Holly, American actress


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1967 – Julia Roberts, American actress
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1972 – Brad Paisley, American musician

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Good World Series game last night when the Dodgers won the series beating the Tampa Bay Rays! 
 
 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
 

October 28th sets aside National First Responders Day to honor the men and women who act quickly when an emergency is at hand.

First responders dedicate their lives to save lives. They are the people who run toward a crisis while the rest of the world flees. According to the Department of Homeland Security, 4.6 million career and volunteer first responders support the communities where they live. They are firefighters, police, emergency medical technicians (EMT), and paramedics. In an emergency, they’re the first on the scene. These dedicated professionals answer the call when a crisis arises, often putting their own lives on the line.

Serving as a national day of gratitude, we pay tribute to their endless hours and around the clock service provided to their communities. As one of the most dangerous jobs in the country, the day also pays tribute to the fallen first responders. According to the CDC, 97 firefighters and 155 police officers die each year in the line of duty. Additionally, their rate of occupational injury is higher than the national average. Often, the very people saving lives are our neighbors, friends and family members. And their families know the price they pay for their dedication to the job. 

And even though they are an integral part of our communities, their sacrifices go beyond the hours they work. They face high stress, often daily. The trauma they see wears on them both mentally and physically. Many experience Post Traumatic Stress. Long periods away from family add stress to their relationships, too.

National First Responders Day is also a call for action. First responders deserve our support. Through resources and awareness, first responders can live healthier more productive lives and pass their knowledge and skills on to the next generation of first responders, too.

 

Today is also........

 


National Chocolate Day, on October 28th, recognizes one of the world’s favorite tastes. While many specific chocolate related holidays exist throughout the year, National Chocolate Day celebrates all things chocolate.
As America’s favorite flavor, chocolate is well-deserving of its own day of honor. (Some sources designate July 7 or December 28 as Chocolate Day or International Chocolate Day.)
 
How is chocolate made?
Chocolate comes from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree. Cacao has been cultivated for at least three millennia and grows in Mexico, Central America, and Northern South America. The earliest known documentation of using cacao seeds is from around 1100 BC.
Since cacao tree seeds have a very intense, bitter taste, they must be fermented to develop the flavor.Research has found that chocolate, when eaten in moderation, can lower blood pressure.
Once fermented, the beans are dried, cleaned, and roasted.  After roasting, the shell is removed to produce cacao nibs. The cacao nibs are then ground into cocoa mass, which is pure chocolate in rough form. The cocoa mass is usually liquefied then molded with or without other ingredients. At this point in the process, it is called chocolate liquor. The chocolate liquor may then be processed into two components: cocoa solids and cocoa butter.
  • Unsweetened baking chocolate –  cocoa solids and cocoa butter in varying proportions.
  • Sweet chocolate –  cocoa solids, cocoa butter or other fat and sugar.
  • Milk chocolate – sweet chocolate with milk powder or condensed milk.
  • White chocolate – cocoa butter, sugar, and milk but no cocoa solids.