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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Weather/Rain ~ Picture of the Day ~ Greasy Corner Arkansas ~ Thai Roasted Salmon ~ Mickey Mouse Birthday

 




 
Good 45º raining morning. 
 
 
Yesterday the rain started early, before dawn, and of course Dude went out to do his "business" and came back in soaking wet! The predicted high winds didn't really happen, just light winds. The rain lasted all day and early this morning it was POURING!!! 
 
 
 
 
Picture of the Day..... Figures! 
 

 
 
 
Interesting town name....
 

Greasy Corner is an unincorporated community in St. Francis CountyArkansas, United States. Greasy Corner is located at the junction of Arkansas Highways 50 and 149, 4.2 miles north-northeast of Hughes .


 
The community was originally named Mack's Corner for B. M. McCollum, a local landowner. McCollum ran a store, restaurant, and automobile repair shop out of the same building. It acquired its current name when a farmer dining in the restaurant was given a plate with a grease stain by an auto mechanic. He commented that the community should be called "Greasy Corner" instead; the name has been used ever since. It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.
 
 
 
 
 

From Mr. Food


 

When you're looking for something fun and exotic to serve up at the dinner table, look no further than our Thai Roasted Salmon! This easy salmon recipe is sure to be a hit because it celebrates all the delicious flavors of Asian cooking. When food's this tasty and delicious, you can't get enough!

 

  • 1/4 cup Thai chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup sweet and sour sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 pounds salmon filets
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 2 scallions, sliced

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350º.  Coat a 9- x 13 -inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine Thai chili sauce, sweet and sour sauce, and garlic; mix well. Place salmon in baking dish and spoon sauce on top. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.  
  3. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Sprinkle scallions over salmon and serve.
 
 
Special birthday today... Dave Clark (USN and LASD ret.) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVE!!

^Dave with his Pam
 
 
 
Historically this date.....
1307 – William Tell shoots an apple off his son's head.
 
 
 
 
1928 – Release of the animated short Steamboat Willie, the first fully synchronized sound cartoon, directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, featuring the third appearances of cartoon characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. This is also considered by the Disney corporation to be Mickey's birthday.
 
 
1961 – United States President John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam.
...as a side note, Jerry's Marine unit was sent, tanks, but instead of being in Viet Nam, they were at Fuji McNair in Japan... back up if/when needed.
 
 
1963 – The first push-button telephone goes into service.
 
 
1970 – U.S. President Richard Nixon asks the U.S. Congress for $155 million USD in supplemental aid for the Cambodian government.
 
 
1978 – In JonestownGuyanaJim Jones led his Peoples Temple cult to a mass murder-suicide that claimed 918 lives in all, 909 of them in Jonestown itself, including over 270 children. Congressman Leo J. Ryan is murdered by members of the Peoples Temple hours earlier.
 
 
1999 – In College Station, Texas, 12 are killed and 27 injured at Texas A&M University when the 59-foot-tall (18 m) Aggie Bonfire, under construction for the annual football game against the University of Texas, collapses at 2:42am.
 
 
And births this date include.....
1908 – Imogene Coca, American actress and comedian (d. 2001)
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Such a funny lady ... with Sid Caesar.
 
 
1923 – Alan Shepard, American astronaut (d. 1998)
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1939 – Brenda Vaccaro, American actress
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1942 – Linda Evans, American actress
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Such a shame when beautiful people use plastic surgery!


 
1968 – Owen Wilson, American actor and film-writer
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All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
 

Making his debut on November 18, 1928, we commemorate the birth of that ever lovable mouse that was once a rabbit called Oswald. To get to the beginning of the story, we have to go back to 1927 when Walt Disney first sketched a floppy eared bunny while under contract to Universal Studios. The events that unraveled brought us Mickey Mouse.
HISTORY
Mickey Mouse came under the roller coaster events of Oswald’s success and Universal’s disappointing contract negotiations. Disney Bros. Studio took their leave of both the studio and Oswald and set to work creating a character who would go on to lead the company into the future.
From a rabbit named Oswald to a mouse named Mortimer, eventually, the squeaky-voiced rodent was dubbed Mickey. He flopped in two animated short films without any success. Then on November 18, 1928, Mickey’s star was born. The first animation synchronized to music and sound effects, Steamboat Willie premiered in New York.
Within a year, a Mickey Mouse Club popped up in Salem, Oregon. This particular club offered admission as a fundraiser for the Salvation Army with a donation of either a potato or a small toy and a penny. According to a December 22, 1929, Statesman Journal (Salem, Oregon) article, $12 and three truckloads of potatoes and toys collected by eager new members.
Remember, the stock market crashed just 20 days before Mickey Mouse was born. That a cute little mouse could bring smiles to the faces of children at an uncertain time really isn’t such a surprise.
Generally, new members joined the club by completing an admission form obtained from a local merchant and attending meetings held during matinees at local movie houses. The price of admission often was reduced for good deeds and report cards. By the end of 1930, the Mickey Mouse Clubs had spread across the country.
In 1935, animator Fred Moore gave Mickey a new look that enabled a more fluid movement to the animation.
A makeover in 1935 by animator Fred Moore gave Mickey the look we are familiar with today. The big eyes, white gloves, and the pert little nose. More lovable than ever before, he propelled himself even further into the hearts of children everywhere.
His companions Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Pluto joined him along the way, bringing vaudevillian comedy with them.