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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Chicago White Sox ~ Summer's Best Coleslaw ~ Social Media Day

 


Good 59º clear sunny morning. 
 
Yesterday we got really windy and topped at 100º.
 
 
Picture of the Day 😮
 

 
 
Interesting if you are a baseball lover...
 

The Chicago White Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Central division. The White Sox are owned by Jerry Reinsdorf, and play their home games at Guaranteed Rate Field, located on the city's South Side. They are one of two major league clubs in Chicago; the other is the Chicago Cubs of the National League (NL) Central division.

One of the American League's eight charter franchises, the franchise was established as a major league baseball club in 1901. The club was originally called the Chicago White Stockings, but this was soon shortened to Chicago White Sox. The team originally played home games at South Side Park before moving to Comiskey Park in 1910, where they played until Guaranteed Rate Field (originally known as Comiskey Park and now known as U.S. Cellular Field) opened in 1991.

 


The White Sox won the 1906 World Series with a defense-oriented team dubbed "the Hitless Wonders", and the 1917 World Series led by Eddie CicotteEddie Collins, and Shoeless Joe Jackson. The 1919 World Series was marred by the Black Sox Scandal, in which several members of the White Sox were accused of conspiring with gamblers to fix games. In response, Major League Baseball's new Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis banned the players from Major League Baseball for life. In 1959, led by Early WynnNellie FoxLuis Aparicio and manager Al López, the White Sox won the American League pennant. They won the AL pennant in 2005, and went on to win the World Series, led by World Series MVP Jermaine DyePaul KonerkoMark Buehrle, catcher A. J. Pierzynski, and the first Latino manager to win the World Series, Ozzie Guillén. The 87 years it took the White Sox to win the World Series stands as the second longest MLB championship drought of all time, with the White Sox's crosstown rivals, the Chicago Cubs, holding the longest drought (107 seasons).

 

From 1901 to 2020, the White Sox have an overall record of 9,318–9,240 (.502).

The White Sox originated as the Sioux City Cornhuskers of the Western League, a minor league under the parameters of the National Agreement with the National League. In 1894, Charles Comiskey bought the Cornhuskers and moved them to St. Paul, Minnesota, where they became the St. Paul Saints. In 1900, with the approval of Western League president Ban Johnson, Charles Comiskey moved the Saints into his hometown neighborhood of Armour Square, where they became known as the White Stockings, the former name of Chicago's National League team, the Orphans (now the Chicago Cubs).

 

In 1901, the Western League broke the National Agreement and became the new major league American League. The first season in the American League ended with a White Stockings championship. However, that would be the end of the season, as the World Series did not begin until 1903. The franchise, now known as the Chicago White Sox, made its first World Series appearance in 1906, beating the crosstown Cubs in six games.

If you want to read a lot more, go here: 

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

 

 

 
From Mr. Food


 

This is the perfect coleslaw recipe to bring to a family shindig or backyard bash, 'cause it goes along with everything! Summer's Best Slaw features the delicious combo of a sweet and savory dressing and crunchy, flavorful summer peppers.

 

  • 1 (16-ounce) package shredded coleslaw mix
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed, finely diced
  • 1 cup Italian dressing
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar

 

  1. In a large bowl, combine coleslaw mix, celery, bell peppers, and jalapeno pepper.
     
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together Italian dressing and brown sugar until sugar is dissolved; pour over coleslaw mixture, tossing to coat completely.

 

 
 
Historically this date.....


1864 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln grants Yosemite Valley to California for "public use, resort and recreation".


1882 – Charles J. Guiteau is hanged in Washington, D.C. for the assassination of U.S. President James Garfield.


1953 – The first Chevrolet Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.


1971 – Ohio ratifies the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, reducing the voting age to 18, thereby putting the amendment into effect
 

An births this date include.....
1917 – Susan Hayward, American actress (d. 1975)
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1917 – Lena Horne, American singer and actress (d. 2010)
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1959 – Vincent D'Onofrio, American actor
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1966 – Mike Tyson, American boxer
 
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1985 – Michael Phelps, American swimmer
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All I know. Nuff said. Have a good last day of June. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Social Media Day is observed annually on June 30th. In its short life, social media has redefined how people interact, communicate, and share with family, friends, and the world.
With the launch of Friendster in 2002 and MySpace in 2003, social media became mainstream. Then 2004 brought the founding of the king of social media, Facebook. Twitter encouraged us to be succinct by posting our thoughts with fewer than 140 characters. When we express ourselves better through imagery, Instagram, and Flickr offer all the sharing we can handle. And speaking of video, YouTube is the social place for everything from how-to to pop culture to what not to do with your fireworks on the 4th of July.
Social media makes it possible to stay connected and informed about those important people in our lives. Reconnecting with classmates, past work associates, and more is also a valuable part of social media. It has also made it possible to connect with ancestors and find relatives you never even knew existed. Yes, the family tree has become a social media platform as well. MyHeritage.com, Ancestry.com, and many others all supply a social platform where distant family members potentially meet and build their family trees.
DID SOMEONE SAY FOOD
The Internet has long loved food, and social media is no different. Pinterest, Tumblr, and WordPress share and socialize about the latest accessible and exciting food trends. This may be the most addicting part of social media. One moment a picture of a decadent, perfectly golden roast duck comes across your news feed. In an instant, the complete video detailing how to execute this delicacy in 17 easy steps is provided for you. One tweet later and you are off to the butcher. In a Snapchat -Instagram -Tumblr hour, you destroy your kitchen and end up with a Pinterest board titled “They Lied.”

HOW TO OBSERVE

Post something on your favorite social media platform. Find a social media meetup in your area. Share your favorite meme or connect with someone you’ve not spoken to in ages.

SOCIAL MEDIA DAY HISTORY

Social Media Day was founded in 2010 by Mashable.  

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ 5 Things You Didn't Know About Ronald Reagan ~ Carolina Shredded Chicken Sandwich ~ David Smail ~ National Camera Day

 

Good 60º clear sunny morning. 
 
Yesterday afternoon we topped at 109º and then it got windy and clouds moved in and the temperatures dropped back into the double digits. 
 
 
Picture of the Day
 

 
 
Interesting.....
5 Things You Didn't Know About Ronald Reagan

 

On June 5, 2004, Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, died in Los Angeles at age 93 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Here are 5 things you probably didn't know about Ronald Reagan.



 
He Was Almost Killed By A Chimpanzee
Ronald Reagan became famous for his role in Bedtime for Bonzo in 1951, which co-starred a chimpanzee. Peggy, the chimp's name, grew enamored with the tie Reagan wore in one scene and began pulling on it like a rope. Refusing to let go, she squeezed the knot to the size of a fingernail. After finally being released, Reagan was tended to by crew personnel who had to cut the tie off his neck.
 Jelly Beans Became a Reagan Trademark


Reagan began snacking on jelly beans in 1966, shortly after he gave up pipe smoking. Goelitz Candy, which produced his favored jelly bean, sent him shipments from 1967 to 1975 when Reagan served as Governor of California. The company continued to ship its jelly beans to the White House throughout Reagan's eight years in office. They were even granted authorization to distribute jelly bean jars bearing the official presidential seal to be given out at functions.
 
He Was An Informant For The FBIReagan served as the Screen Actors Guild chairman from the late 1940s into the early 1950s. In 1947, he worked with the FBI as an informer, providing the Feds with the names of actors suspected of being Communist Party members or sympathizers.  J Edgar Hoover, who regarded Reagan as an ally, took an interest in the development of his political career. Shortly before Reagan launched his candidacy for governor of California, the FBI discovered that his adopted son, Michael, had unknowingly become good friends with the son of Mafia boss Joseph 'Joe Bananas' Bonnano. Hoover arranged for a discreet tip-off to Reagan, warning him to end the association before it became an embarrassment.
 
His Nickname, The "Gipper," Came From a Movie
Reagan was given the nicknames Ronnie and Dutch as a child due to his Dutch boy haircut. However, it was during his time in Hollywood that he earned his most famous nickname, Gipper. He starred in the film Knute Rockne, All American as football player George Gipp. While on his deathbed, the character gives the iconic line "Win just one for the Gipper." 
 
He Was the Voice of the Chicago Cubs
After graduating from Eureka College in 1932, Reagan began his professional career as a sports announcer for WHO Radio in Des Moines, Iowa, and became the voice of the Chicago Cubs. But rather than being at the game, he would recreate the action from nothing but a slip of paper typed by a telegraph operator who was transcribing plays sent by Morse code. On June 7, 1934, with the Cubs and the Cardinals tied 0-0 in the ninth inning, with Billy Jurges at-bat and Dizzy Dean out on the mound, the line went dead. Rather than lose his audience, Reagan improvised a streak of foul balls that lasted nearly twelve minutes until the wire came back.
 
 
 
From Mr. Food


 

What do you get when you pair BBQ-smothered, juicy chicken thighs with homemade coleslaw, and place it between the buns of a crusty roll? Just the most incredible Carolina Shredded Chicken Sandwich you've ever tasted! This sandwich is summer spectacular!

 

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 (16-ounce) package coleslaw mix
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 kaiser or potato rolls, cut in half and toasted

 

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook chicken and onion 12 to 15 minutes, or until onion begins to brown. Stir in barbecue sauce, water, and brown sugar, cover, and cook 8 to 10 minutes, or until no pink remains in the chicken.
  2. Remove chicken to a cutting board. Using 2 forks, shred chicken by pulling it apart. Return chicken to skillet and stir until evenly coated with sauce. Over medium heat, cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine coleslaw, oil, vinegar, granulated sugar, salt, and pepper; mix well.
  4. Divide chicken mixture evenly over rolls, top with coleslaw, and serve.

 

***Wanna give this a rich, smoky flavor? Cook it or reheat it in a cast iron skillet on the grill. It's perfect for summer entertaining!

 
 
 
Special birthday today.... one of "our sons" ... and retired LASD, David Smail is celebrating today. He was an Explorer Scout at Temple, worked at the coroner's office before becoming a Deputy. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID!


                                  ^1980... David with my Kristen and Brian
 
 
 
Historically this date......
1974 – Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with Bolshoi Ballet.


1995 – The Sampoong Department Store collapses in the Seocho-gu district of Seoul,South Korea, killing 501 and injuring 937.

 
2006 – Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.

 
2007 – Apple Inc. releases its first mobile phone, the iPhone.

 
2012 – A derecho (wind storm!) strikes the eastern United States, leaving at least 22 people dead and millions without power.


 
And births this date..
1919 – Slim Pickens, American actor (d. 1983)
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1944 – Gary Busey, American actor  (creepy!!!)
 
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1962 – George D. Zamka, American colonel, pilot, and
 astronaut
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All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Everything comes into focus on June 29th each year when we recognize National Camera Day. The day commemorates photographs, the camera, and their invention. A camera is an irreplaceable tool used to record and replicate memories, events, and people/places. Before the invention of the camera, the only resource to document a vision was a painting. Capturing an image of a person or place in a drawing took time and skill. Very few people can perfectly draw the likeness of someone, let alone capture the essence of an event.
The power of a camera provided many with a simple, inexpensive, and fast solution. George Eastman, also known as “The Father of Photography,” brought the camera to the masses. While he did not invent the camera, he did develop many additions improving the use, ease, and production of the camera. His developments made the camera widely available to homes around the world.
While the first cameras were large and bulky, each later design evolved until some cameras were as small as a pen. Today’s digital cameras have many features and variations, making them appealing to people of all ages for personal and professional use. The portable and easy to use features not only allow us to take photos quickly, but we can also edit them on the fly. Smartphones with built-in cameras include features that allow us to share photos instantly, too.
Taking photos has become so easy, that according to Business Insider, in 2017 over 1.2 trillion digital photos were taken. From a large boxy camera to one that fits in our pocket, cameras have come a long way.

HOW TO OBSERVE 

Whether photography is a hobby or your profession, celebrate the day by taking photos. Snap a picture of something or someone you enjoy and cherish the memory. But taking pictures isn’t the only way to celebrate.
  • Take a photography class.
  • Teach someone how to take outstanding photos.
  • Expand your photography skills by learning more about your camera.
  • Try a different style of photography or camera.
Everything about taking quality photos begins with the best equipment you can find.