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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Weather ~ USMC Birthday ~ My Marines ~ Marines I Know ~ Picture of the Day ~ Chicago Cubs ~ Pumpkin Pie Muffins ~ United States Marine Corps Birthday Information




 
Good 38º dark cloudy morning. 
 
 
Yesterday morning with that 21º really got to me. Burrrrrrrrrrrr....... and then we topped at 57º.
 
 
 
I remember learning the Marine Corps Hymn ("From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli") in grammar school. Do they even teach that anymore? Heck no! We also learned the "Official Song of the United States Army" ("As the caissons go rolling along..."), the Air Force Song ("Off we go into the wild blue yonder"), and the US Navy song ("Anchors Aweigh, my boys, Anchors Aweigh.")

 
 
The birth of the Marines at Tun Tavern.....


 
My Marines..... Jerry, Brian, and my Italian son Alex .....



 
And to all the other Marines I know...
Andy Nantz (Jerry USMC pal), Jon Austin (ret LASD), Terry Bonyea (ret LASD), Sally Harwell (ret LASD), Sid Heal (ret LASD), Rod Johnson (ret LASD), Bob St Claire (ret LASD), Bill Patterson (ret LASD),  Mel Nix, Lynn Crowell, and Rick & Wendy Harp's (Co Fire Capt on Catalina) sons.... And to all the Rogue Valley Marine Corps League... Semper Fi to all of you and HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
 
"The motto of the Marine Corps is Semper Fidelis, Latin
for "always faithful". Until 1871 it was "First to Fight",
a motto that still applies. Through the years, Marines have
shortened it to Semper Fi, and "Semper Fi, Mac" is the universal Marine Greeting."
 
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Picture of the Day ... hmmmmmmmmmm..........
 



 
Interesting about Chicago Cubs name...
 


Chicago's first professional baseball team was known as the Chicago White Stockings. When the team began to sell off its experienced players in the late 1880s, local newspapers began to refer to the club as Anson's Colts, a reference to player-manager Cap Anson's roster of youngsters. By 1890, Colts had caught on and Chicago's team had a new nickname. When Anson left the team in 1897, the Colts became known as the Orphans, a depressing nickname if there ever was one. When Frank Selee took over managerial duties of Chicago's youthful roster in 1902, a local newspaper dubbed the team the Cubs and the name stuck.
 
 
 
 

From Mr. Food

 


These Pumpkin Pie Muffins didn't last long around our office, 'cause as soon as they were finished baking in our Test Kitchen, we devoured them. These will make your kitchen smell like the best of fall, and your bread basket won't stay full for very long.

 
  • 1 (18-1/4-ounce) package spice cake mix
  • 1 cup pumpkin pie mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
 
  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Line muffin tins with paper baking liners.
     
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients; beat with an electric mixer until thoroughly mixed. Spoon batter into paper baking liners, filling each about 3/4 full. 
     
  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
 
***For a special finishing touch, sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

 
 
 
 
 
Historically this date....


1871 – Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary, Dr. David Livingstone in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika, famously greeting him with the words, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?".



1910 – The date of Thomas A. Davis' opening of the San Diego Army and Navy Academy, though the official founding date is November 23, 1910.



1954 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicates the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima memorial) in Arlington National Cemetery.



1969 – National Educational Television (the predecessor to the Public Broadcasting Service) in the United States debuts the children's television program Sesame Street.
.... a big deal. My Kristen was two and LOVED this show.... almost as much as her mother did!!!



2006 – The National Museum of the Marine Corps is opened and dedicated by U.S. President George W. Bush and announces that Marine Corporal Jason Dunham will receive the Medal of Honor in Quantico, Virginia.


  
And births this date include....
1895 – John Knudsen Northrop, American airplane manufacturer (d. 1981)
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1924 – Russell Johnson, American actor (Gilligan's Island)
"The Professor" (d.2014)  
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1925 – Richard Burton, Welsh actor (d. 1984)
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1932 – Roy Scheider, American actor (d. 2008)
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1933 – Ronald Evans, American astronaut (d. 1990)
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1959 – Mackenzie Phillips, American actress
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1969 – Ellen Pompeo, American actress
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All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
 

On November 10th, The United States Marine Corps Birthday commemorates the establishment of the Continental Marines.
The United States Marine Corps, a branch of the United States Armed Forces, is responsible for providing power protection from the sea. They use the mobility of the United States Navy to deliver combined-arms task forces rapidly. The Continental Congress first established the Continental Marines on November 10, 1775, leading up to the American Revolution. Two battalions of Marines fought for independence both on land and at sea.
The birth of the U.S. Marine Corps began as a way to augment naval forces in the Revolutionary War.
The recruiting headquarters was in the Tun Tavern on Water Street in Philadelphia, which is considered to be the birthplace of the Marines.
The Corps was abolished at the end of the Revolutionary War. However, on July 11, 1798, Congress ordered the creation of the Corps. Congress named it the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and directed that it be available for service under the Secretary of the Navy.
 
Marine Corps Presence
The USMC shares many resources with the other branches of the United States military. However, the Corps has sought to maintain its own identity with regards to mission, funding, and assets while utilizing the support available from the larger military branches. Despite having fewer installations than other branches, the Marine Corps maintains a presence on many Army posts, Naval stations, and Air Force bases.
In his birthday greeting more than 70 years ago, General Alexander Vandegrift, our 18th Commandant noted that “A birthday is a fitting time to peer backward – and forward.” That year, Marines reflected on an extraordinary year in combat during their amphibious drive across the Pacific. Despite the challenges and the horrific conditions, Marines prevailed at Guam, Saipan, and Peleliu. On 10 November 1944, Marines looked back with pride on their accomplishment – confident in their ability to meet future challenges.
In 2004, 20,000 Marines deployed to Al Anbar Province, Iraq – many Marines celebrated the birthday in places like Fallujah, Ramadi, and Al Qaim while decisively engaged in combat. That year, Marines also responded to the crisis in the Pacific following a tsunami claiming the lives of more than 200,000 people. On 10 November 2004, Marines looked back with pride on their accomplishments – confident in their ability to meet future challenges.
Some things change.  Marines adapt. Their organization, training, and equipment change to the operating environment. However, some things remain the same. Marines continue to attack challenges with the same courage, commitment, loyalty, self-sacrifice, and adaptability as their predecessors in Peleliu and Fallujah. On 10 November 2014, Marines looked back with pride on our accomplishments- confident in our ability to meet future challenges.

HOW TO OBSERVE 

If you know a Marine, thank them for their service. Attend Marine Corps Birthday celebrations.

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY HISTORY

In 1921, General John Archer Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, initiated the tradition of publishing a reminder of honorable service to all Marine commands on the anniversary of the Corps’ birth.
Since then, the United States Marine Corps members have honored the establishment of their military branch every year by republishing General Lejeune’s reminder. Gradually,  they added balls and banquets to the birthday celebration.
The first formal dance took place in 1923 at the Ft. Mifflin Marine Barracks in Pennsylvania. Other events include mock battles, sporting events, and races.
In 1925, the historic Benjamin Franklin Hotel hosted the first formal Marine Ball. The ball honored the 150th birthday of the Marine Corp. General Lejeune and Secretary of War Dwight Davis attended.

Commandant, General Lemuel C. Shepherd Jr. brought even more tradition to the warriors, always faithful and always loyal to each other, their country and their traditions. Beginning in 1952, the formal cake cutting ceremony began. During the ceremony, the first piece goes to the oldest Marine present and the second piece to the youngest. This tradition is still practiced today.