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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Annie Oakley ~ Italian Style Stuffed Shells ~ Snugly Bruiser ~ National Hug A G.I. Day 


Good 29º morning. 

Yesterday we stayed clear and sunny and topped at 71º.
Picture of the Day ... LOL

Interesting about Annie Oakley...

Annie Oakley (born Phoebe Ann Mosey, August 13, 1860 - November 2, 1926) is pictured pinned with various medals for her sharpshooter skills. She was an American figure who starred in ‘Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show’.

William Frederick “Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917) was an American soldier, bison hunter, and showman, a famous figure of the American Old West who started performing in shows that displayed cowboy themes and episodes from the frontier and Indian Wars. He founded his wild west show in 1883, taking his large company on tours in the United States and beginning in 1887, to Great Britain and continental Europe.

Oakley was born and raised in rural western Ohio and learned to hunt as a child to provide for her impoverished family. At the age of 15, she entered and won a shooting contest against an experienced marksman named Frank E. Butler, an Irish American. Eventually the two were married and began to perform together in ‘Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show’ from 1885 until 1901.

One example of her shooting skills occurred in an act when she would shoot out a cigar from her husband’s lips. Another was her act splitting a playing-card edge-on at 30 paces.

In her later life she continued to set records into her 60s and also engaged in extensive philanthropy for women’s rights and other causes, including the support of young women she knew.

When her health declined and she died, her husband was so grieved that he stopped eating and died 18 days later.


From Mr. Food

The only thing better than pasta? Cheesy, rich, fresh baked pasta loaded with flavor! Try our amazing, easy-to-make version of Italian style Stuffed Shells, and see for yourself. Our stuffed shells recipe is sure to make dinner a creamy, cheesey, delicious experience for everyone; you'll want to make this perfect baked pasta dish again and again!


  • 1 (12-ounce) package jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 (32-ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (28-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Cook shells according to package directions; drain.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ricotta cheese, 2 cups mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, the eggs, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper; mix well.
  3. Spread 1 cup spaghetti sauce evenly over bottom of prepared baking dish. Spoon ricotta mixture into a pastry tube or large resealable plastic storage bag with a corner snipped off. Squeeze about 1 tablespoon cheese mixture into each shell; place filled shells in baking dish.
  4. Pour remaining spaghetti sauce over filled shells, cover with aluminum foil, and bake 40 minutes.
  5. Remove foil from dish, and sprinkle with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Bake 10 to 12 more minutes, or until shells are heated through and cheese is melted. 



Historically this date.....
1789 – In New York City, the first Congress of the United States meets, putting the United States Constitution into effect.

1861 –Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated for his first term as President of the United States.

Births on this date include....
1888 – Knute Rockne, American football player and coach (d. 1931)

1913 – John Garfield, American actor and singer (d. 1952)

1938 – Paula Prentiss, American actress

1958 – Patricia Heaton, American actress

1969 – Chaz Bono, American actor and gay rights activist

When I'm in my chair watching TV.... Bruiser snuggles in my lap! (And yes, I have a blanket over me.)

All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Thursday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

As the only day on the calendar that is mnemonically (intended to assist memory) a military command, March 4th recognizes National Hug a G.I. Day.
Gather around your servicemen and women to give them a hug.  It’s simply a way to show your support. With either a pat on the back or hearty handshake, be sure to give both past and present G.I.s your appreciation. While G.I.s refer to Army personnel, the day encompasses all those who have served in the military.  So, hug those Jarheads, Wingnuts, Squids and Coasties, too!
Today the term G.I. is fairly commonly known to refer to those serving in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. How that came to be is a little less military protocol and more the American story.
It seems at the turn of the 20th century, G.I. was a notation used in supply records for galvanized iron. It was later used during World War I for German artillery shells made from galvanized iron.
Sometime during the war soldiers started interpreting the initials as “Government Issue” or “General Issue”. By the time World War II came around it was starting to gain meaning as the generic enlisted man.
Not surprisingly, sarcastic usage among many servicemen was common, feeling they were just like any other Government Issued supply being mass-produced for Uncle Sam.
About that time G.I. Joe was born. His creator, comic strip artist and former Army Sergeant David Breger, issued his first G.I. Joe cartoon series in Yank magazine on June 17, 1942.
The term G.I. became more permanently etched in the American language when in 1944 President Franklin Roosevelt signed the bill that became known as the G.I. Bill; Servicemen’s Readjustment Act.
And then there was no going back when Hasbro trademarked their G.I. Joe as an action figure in 1964.


Find a G.I. you know and give them a hug. Is your G.I. too far away to give a hug? Send him or her a virtual one via text, e-mail, phone or even snail mail.


In 1996, Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith created Hug A G.I. Day. She selected the only day on the calendar that was also a military command to salute and celebrate the men and women who risk their lives for our country and freedoms.