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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Weather/Rain/I-5 Fog ~ Picture of the Day ~ Florence Nightingale ~ New Year's Soup ~ National Pharmacist Day


Good 43º raining morning. 


Yesterday, of course we started cloudy and foggy. 
It was super foggy in Medford and on the Siskiyou Summit... scary driving.....

We stayed dark and sunless and topped at 45º.
Picture of the Day ... judgmental squirrel?


Interesting about Florence Nightingale.....

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) is a well-recognized name in the history of nursing. In fact, she is the Founder of Modern Nursing. She earned this title in her systematic approaches to caring for those injured in the Crimean War and her establishment of a school of nursing at St. Thomas Hospital which she also founded.

Florence was actually born in Italy but her family returned to England and she was raised as an upper-class cultured English woman. She preferred a life of service and studied what she needed to care for the soldiers wounded in the Crimean War. She developed a system of nursing that could be taught to others.

While serving the Crimean War wounded, Florence kept careful records and noted that more soldiers died of the prevailing poor environmental conditions than of their wounds. She presented her findings to authorities who made changes in sanitation and air quality and death rates decreased. Thus, she was working with medical statistics and the presentation of data in a manner convincing to others.

Not only did she bring about evidence-based changes in the care of the wounded. she also founded St. Thomas Hospital and established a curriculum for nursing education. She sought to make healthcare a better place and she is venerated for her brilliance and her service.


From Mr. Food


Our New Year's Soup is a cross between a soup and a stew that's packed with all sorts of goodness, and a few ingredients that could bring you lots of good fortune. So, grab your biggest ladle and get ready to enjoy steamin' bowls of this all-around good-for-you New Year's Soup.


  • 2 (15.8-ounce) cans black-eyed peas, undrained
  • 3 (14-ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 2 (14-1/2-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups diced cooked ham
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups chopped fresh collard greens (or I'd use spinach)
  • Hot sauce for splashing



  1. In a 6-quart slow cooker, combine all ingredients except collard greens and hot sauce; mix well. Add collard greens on top.
  2. Cover and cook on LOW 6 to 8 hours, or until greens are tender. Splash with hot sauce before serving.
Historically this date......
1915 – The United States House of Representatives rejects a proposal to give women the right to vote.

1926 – Original Sam 'n' Henry aired on Chicago radio later renamed Amos 'n' Andy in1928.

1932 – Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate.   

1991 – Gulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.

2010 – The 2010 Haiti earthquake occurs killing an estimated 316,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince.


And births this date include....
1737 – John Hancock, American merchant, statesman, & Founding Father; 4th & 13thPresident of the Continental Congress; and 1st & 3rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1793)


1876 – Jack London, American author (d. 1916)
Short but interesting life!

1905 – Tex Ritter, American country singer and actor (d. 1974)

1923 – Ira Hayes, US Marine (d. 1955)


1951 – Kirstie Alley, American actress
All I know. Nuff said. Enjoy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Pharmacist Day on January 12th annually recognizes and honors all pharmacists across the nation.
The role of pharmacists has shifted over the years. Where once they served as the classical “lick, stick and pour” dispensary, they now serve as an integrated member of the health care team. They’re directly involved in patient care and often play a vital role in a patient’s recovery.
Historically, pharmacists primarily checked and distributed drugs to doctors for patient prescribed medication. In modern times, pharmacists advise patients and health care providers on the selection, dosages, interactions and the side effects of prescriptions. Additionally, their role includes being a learned intermediary between a prescriber and a patient. Monitoring the health and progress of patients, pharmacists can then ensure the safe and effective use of medication.
Pharmacists work long hours, usually standing the entire time. Along with dispensing pills and providing advice on medications, pharmacists also administer immunizations. Pharmacists who conduct research discover and test new medications, too.
  • Do you wonder how Agatha Christie came to know so much about poisons for her murder mysteries? She was once a pharmacy dispenser during World War I.
  • Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, and Ginger Ale were all invented by pharmacists
  • Before running for President of the United States, Hubert Humphrey earned his pharmacy license and worked in his father’s pharmacy.
  • William Procter, Jr., (May 3, 1817 – February 10, 1874) dedicated his career to the science of pharmacy. He wrote the first textbook on pharmacy for students in the United States and advocated for the founding of the American Pharmaceutical Association. His dedication earned him the name Father of Pharmacy.


Anyone who has required the services of a pharmacist, take time to thank them today. Give them a shout out. Whether they work in a facility or local pharmacy, they will appreciate the good word.