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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Alcoholic Beverages in the Bible ~ BLT Macaroni Salad ~ Gerard DeRuyte ~ National Little Red Wagon Day


Good 29º clear morning. 
 
Yesterday we started clear and at 26º. Burrrrrrrr..... My friends up in Idaho started at 20º! 
By the end of our day we topped at 72º and today is supposed to be warmer. 
 
 
Picture of the Day ... perfect timing
 

 
Interesting about wine.....
 

 

Alcoholic beverages appear in the Hebrew Bible, after Noah planted a vineyard and became inebriated. In the New Testament, Jesus miraculously made copious amounts of wine at the marriage at Cana (John 2). Wine is the most common alcoholic beverage mentioned in biblical literature, where it is a source of symbolism, and was an important part of daily life in biblical times. Additionally, the inhabitants of ancient Israel drank beer, and wines made from fruits other than grapes, and references to these appear in scripture.

The many biblical references to wine are both positive and negative, real and symbolic, descriptive and didactic. Both archaeological evidence and written records indicate the significant cultivation of grapes in ancient Israel and the popularity of wine-drinking. The production capacity apparent from archaeological remains and the frequent biblical references to wine suggest that it was the principal alcoholic beverage of the ancient Israelites.

The Bible also speaks of wine in general terms as a bringer and concomitant of joy, particularly in the context of nourishment and feasting.

If you want to read more about this, go here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_in_the_Bible

 

 
 
 
From Mr. Food
 

Our BLT Macaroni Salad is a fantastic way to shake up your traditional BLT; we're using flavorful baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, and bacon to make this easy macaroni salad recipe an all new kind of amazing. Whether your favorite part is the creamy texture, the bursts of fresh tomato flavor, or the delicious crunch of bacon, this twisted up deli salad is a recipe we know you're going to love.

 

  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 cups coarsely chopped baby spinach
  •  
  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and let cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, garlic, salt, and pepper. Add pasta and remaining ingredients; mix well, cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

 

***Just a tip! You may need to add a little extra mayo before serving, if it's a bit drier than you like after refrigeration.
 

 
Special birthday today, my neighbor Gerard DeRuyte is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GERRY!! xo   Gerry with his bride Maria:

 
Historically this date......
1889 – The Eiffel Tower is officially opened.


1918 – Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time.


1930 – The Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sexcrimereligion and violence in film, in the U.S., for the next thirty eight years.


1951 – Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.


1992 – The USS Missouri, the last active United States Navy battleship, is decommissioned in Long Beach, California.

 

And births this date include....
1929 – Liz Claiborne, Belgian-American fashion designer (d. 2007)
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1934 – Richard Chamberlain, American actor
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1934 – Shirley Jones, American singer and actress (The Partridge Family)
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1935 – Herb Alpert, American trumpeter and band leader
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1943 – Christopher Walken, American actor
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1945 – Gabe Kaplan, American actor and comedian
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1948 – David Eisenhower, American author and professor
.....David and Julie Nixon Eisenhower...
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1948 – Rhea Perlman, American actress
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All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Wednesday, last day of March. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

On the last Wednesday in March, National Little Red Wagon Day celebrates the memories in the making and the ones already made. One iconic toy wields the power of imagination for adults and children alike as it brings us together to explore, laugh and play. 

For nearly 100 years, Radio Flyer has been bringing smiles to kids of all ages and creating warm memories that last a lifetime. As a brand, Radio Flyer has always supported unstructured outdoor play and its positive impact on children. With their 100th anniversary on the horizon, Radio Flyer would like to establish a day that not only celebrates kids’ imaginations but the vehicles that help them explore it – their wagons.

This iconic toy is one of the most enduring toys of all time. For generations, children have led little red wagons down Independence Day parade routes, carried out infinite imaginary missions and voyages of childhood fantasy. It is not unusual for a little red wagon to be handed down from one generation to the next, treasured like a family heirloom. The adventures are enjoyed by all, regardless of age.

HOW TO OBSERVE

As the weather gets warmer and spring officially begins, use the day to encourage kids to get outside, get active and go wherever their imaginations take them. Use 

NATIONAL LITTLE RED WAGON DAY HISTORY

Radio Flyer founded National Little Red Wagon Day in honor of its 100th anniversary. The Registrar of National Day Calendar® declared the day in 2016.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Sundance Kid ~ Breakfast in a Mug ~National Doctors Day

 


Good 26º clear frozen morning. 
 
Yesterday we had winds and clear sky and topped at 60º.
 
 
Picture of the Day ... perfect timing!
 

 
 
Interesting about the Sundance Kid ....
 

Harry Alonzo Longabaugh (1867 – November 7, 1908), better known as the Sundance Kid, was an outlaw and member of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch in the American Old West. He likely met Butch Cassidy (real name Robert Leroy Parker) after Parker was released from prison around 1896. Together with the other members of "The Wild Bunch" gang, they performed the longest string of successful train and bank robberies in American history.

In front row, Sundance Kid on the left and Butch Cassidy on the right...

After pursuing a career in crime for several years in the United States, the pressures of being pursued, notably by the Pinkerton Detective Agency, forced Longabaugh, his girlfriend Etta Place, and Cassidy to leave the United States.


The trio fled first to Argentina and then to Bolivia, where Parker and Longabaugh were reportedly killed in a shootout in November 1908.

At age 15, he traveled westward in a covered wagon with his cousin George. In 1887, Longabaugh stole a gun, horse and saddle from a ranch in Sundance, Wyoming. While attempting to flee, he was captured by authorities and was convicted and sentenced to 18 months in jail by Judge William L. Maginnis. During this jail time, he adopted the nickname of the Sundance Kid.

 


 
From Mr. Food


 

Life gets busy and sometimes, that means we need quick breakfast ideas we can take on-the go. Well, it doesn't get much quicker than our Breakfast in a Mug recipe. You can make this in the microwave in less than 5 minutes. Wanna know the best part? You can grab the mug and go! No more excuses to skip the most important meal of the day. 

 

I have printed this before. Good and easy.

 

  • 1/2 cup refrigerated or frozen shredded hash browns (thaw, if frozen)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 frozen precooked turkey sausage link, cut into 1/2-inch chunks, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided

 

  1. Coat a 12-ounce microwave-safe mug with cooking spray.
  2. Add hash browns and microwave on high 1 minute. Add eggs, water, sausage, and 1 tablespoon cheddar cheese; stir until well combined. 
  3. Microwave on high 60 seconds; stir.
  4. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and continue to microwave 15 to 30 seconds longer or until eggs are set. Careful, this will be piping hot.
**if you prefer, use some cooked chopped chicken or whatever is your fav.....
 
 
 
Historically this date.....
1842 – Ether anesthesia is used for the first time, in an operation by the American surgeon Dr. Crawford Long.


1867 – Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward.


 

And births this date include....
1853 – Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter (d. 1890)
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1926 – Peter Marshall, American game show host
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1930 – John Astin, American actor
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1957 – Paul Reiser, American actor
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1965 – Piers Morgan, British journalist and television personality
    YUCK... creep!
 
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1968 – Celine Dion, Canadian singer
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All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

On March 30th each year, National Doctors Day honors the professionals for their dedication and contributions to society and the community. Their dedication puts the patient first time and again. On National Doctors Day, we say “thank you” to our physicians for all that they do for us and our loved ones.
Healthcare today is more complex than ever. With more advancements, tools and information at their fingertips doctors have an overwhelming job to diagnose and treat their patients every day. This is the day to honor the men and women who see us 365 days a year. In every city and hospital, in our military and in our rural communities, doctors pave the way to better healthcare for their patients.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Take the opportunity to thank your physician for responding to late-night phone calls, working long hours and providing unswerving care. Today, more than ever, we know the sacrifices they make to put the health of their communities first.
 

NATIONAL DAY CALENDAR HISTORY

March 30, 1933, was the first observance of Doctors Day in Winder, Georgia.   Dr. Charles B. Almond’s wife, Eudora Brown Almond, wanted to have a day to honor physicians.  On this first day in 1933, greeting cards were mailed and flowers placed on the graves of deceased doctors.  The red carnation is commonly used as the symbolic flower for National Doctors Day.
The first ether anesthetic for surgery was administered by Crawford W. Long, M.D. on March 30, 1842, marking the date for Doctors Day.  On that day, before Dr. Long operated to remove a tumor from a man’s neck, he administered ether anesthesia.  Following surgery, the man would swear that he felt nothing during the surgery and was not aware of anything until he awoke.
On February 21, 1991, President George H.W. Bush proclaimed National Doctors Day to honor the Nation’s physicians for their dedication and leadership. Today, hundreds of thousands of doctors lead the fight against disease and illness in the United States. They specialize and continue to seek advanced treatments and cures for debilitating conditions.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ JFK Purple Heart ~ Easy One-Pot Goulash ~ National Vietnam War Veterans Day

 


Good 31º scattered clouds morning.
 
Yesterday we got really really windy and we topped at 75º.
 
 
Picture of the Day ... perfect timing 😁
 

 
 
 
Interesting
 

President John F. Kennedy is the only U.S. president to receive a Purple Heart. Kennedy, who served in the Navy during World War II, injured his back when a Japanese destroyer collided with his patrol torpedo boat near the Solomon Islands. As his boat sank, Kennedy refused to let his injury stop him from towing a badly burned crew member to safety. In what is perhaps the most enduring image of his heroism in the South Pacific, Kennedy swam with the man’s life jacket strap clenched between his teeth for four to five hours before reaching an island and bringing the man safely to shore.
 
To read a lot more about JFK and his US Navy career, go here:
 
 
From Mr. Food


 

This Easy One-Pot Goulash is a great weeknight dinner dish that your whole family will love. It's ready for eatin' in less than 30 minutes, and it's filled with tons of hearty, beefy flavor, so this one pot goulash is sure to become a family-favorite in no time. Whip up this easy goulash recipe the next time you're looking for a quick dinner idea and you'll please the whole gang.

 

  • 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) package uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 (14-1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

 

  1. In a soup pot over high heat, brown ground beef with onion 6 to 8 minutes, or until no pink remains in the beef, stirring frequently.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer 7 to 8 minutes, or until macaroni is tender. Serve immediately.

 

** We like to add a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese right before serving our goulash.
 
 
 
Historically this date...........
1886 – Dr. John Pemberton brews the first batch of Coca-Cola in a backyard in Atlanta, Georgia.


1911 – The M1911 .45 ACP pistol becomes the official U.S. Army side arm.


1971 – My Lai massacreLieutenant William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison.


1971 – A Los Angeles, California jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers.


1973 – Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam.


2004 – The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.


 
And births this date include....
1790 – John Tyler, American politician, 10th President of the United States (d. 1862)
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1918 – Pearl Bailey, American actress and singer (d. 1990)
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1918 – Sam Walton, American businessman, founded the retailers Walmart and Sam's Club (d. 1992)
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1937 – Billy Carter, American businessman, brother of Jimmy Carter (d. 1988)
..........Good old Billy Beer. I still have one can of it!
..........interesting, the drunk borrowed money from the country of Lybia and was under investigation.


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1943 – Eric Idle, English actor, writer, and composer
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1965 – William Oefelein, American astronaut
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All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 

National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29 honors the men and women who served and sacrificed during the longest conflict in United States history.
On March 29, 1973, combat and combat support units withdrew from South Vietnam. Generations later, Veterans of this time period are gaining the respect that was not so freely given upon their return. Involving five U.S. presidents, crossing nearly two decades and 500,000 U.S.military personnel, it left an indelible mark on the American psyche.
Returning veterans did not always receive respectful welcomes upon their arrival on American soil. Over 58,000 killed, never to return. The observance recognizes the military service of these men and women who answered the call to serve their country when she needed them. They didn’t make the decisions to go to war.
Throughout the observance, we recognize the service and duty rendered by all servicemen and women of this era.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Around the country, commemorative events, speeches, and luncheons are being held inviting Vietnam Veterans as honored guests. Other ways to participate include:
  • Thank a Vietnam Veteran.
  • Buy them a drink or lunch.
  • Visit a local memorial. Volunteer to help organize events. 
  • Support a veteran’s organization in your community. Volunteer and offer your skills.
  • Watch a Vietnam War documentary such as The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick or Last Days in Vietnam directed by Rory Kennedy or Vietnam Nurses by Timeline.
  • Read about the Vietnam War in books like Vietnam – A History by Stanley Karnow or They Marched into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967 by David Maraniss or The Quiet American by Graham Green and Robert Stone.
 

NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY HISTORY

U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., introduced legislation in 2017 to honor Vietnam Veterans with a day on the anniversary of the withdrawal of military units from South Vietnam.  President Donald Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Day Act on March 28, 2017, calling for U.S. flags to be flown on March 29 for those who served.