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Monday, March 8, 2021

Weather ~ Geese ~ Picture of the Day ~ Polio Vaccine ~ Honey Bourbon Carrots ~ National Oregon Day


Good 30ยบ scattered clouds morning. 
Yesterday, as was exactly a year ago today, a sprinkling of snow on my mountain.... Fielder Mountain....

 This morning 12 honking noisy geese were on my barn roof....

Picture of the Day... perfect timing

Interesting about polio vaccine...

On 2-23 in 1954, a group of children from Arsenal Elementary School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, received the first injections of the new polio vaccine. Here are 5 things you didn't know about the polio vaccine...
Salk Tested The Vaccine on Himself And His FamilyAfter successfully inoculating thousands of monkeys, Salk began the risky step of testing the vaccine on humans in 1952. In addition to administering the vaccine to children at two Pittsburgh-area institutions, Salk injected himself, his wife and his three sons in his kitchen after boiling the needles and syringes on his stovetop. Salk announced the success of the initial human tests to a national radio audience on March 26, 1953.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Was Instrumental in the Development of a VaccineFranklin D. Roosevelt came down with polio in 1921 at age 39, following his nomination as a vice presidential candidate, which left his legs permanently paralyzed. Five years after he was elected president, he helped create the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, which became the March of Dimes. Using poster children and celebrities to encourage funding, the foundation raised $20 million or more each year by the latter part of the 1940s.
A Tainted Batch of The Salk Vaccine Killed 11 PeopleThis happened in 1955 when a batch of the inactivated-strain vaccines was contaminated with live polio virus due to human error. 11 people died; 200 had become infected with polio as a result of the tainted batch. Although the United States surgeon general ordered all inoculations temporarily halted, Americans continued to vaccinate themselves and their children. Outside of the “Cutter Incident,” not a single case of polio attributed to the Salk vaccine was ever contracted in the United
Salk Did Not Patent His VaccineOn April 12, 1955, the day the Salk vaccine was declared “safe, effective and potent,” legendary CBS newsman Edward R. Morrow interviewed its creator and asked who owned the patent. “Well, the people, I would say... There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?” said Salk. Lawyers for the foundation had investigated the possibility of patenting the vaccine but did not pursue it, in part because of Salk’s
The U.S. Is Now Considered Polio-FreeThe CDC says the U.S. has been considered polio-free since 1979, thanks to those early mass vaccinations and continuing childhood vaccination requirements. While polio is a distant memory in most of the world, the disease still exists in some places and mainly affects children under 5. One in 200 infections leads to irreversible paralysis (usually in the legs).
From Mr. Food

The Test Kitchen whipped up these amazing Honey Bourbon Carrots so you could enjoy a recipe that's sure to wow once you place it on the dinner table. The sweet flavors of honey, combined with the refined taste of bourbon, will bring your holiday dinner to the next level, and act as the finishing touch to a menu you'll never forget!

  • 2 pounds baby carrots
  • 1/4 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Place carrots in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover them. Over high heat, bring to a boil and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until fork tender; drain and return carrots to saucepan.
  2. Add honey, bourbon, lemon juice, rosemary, salt, and pepper to saucepan; mix well. Heat over medium heat 5 minutes or until heated through.


Historically this date.....
1924 – The Castle Gate mine disaster kills 172 coal miners near Castle Gate, Utah.

1936 – Daytona Beach Road Course holds its first oval stock car race.

1983 – President Ronald Reagan calls the Soviet Union an "evil empire".

1999 – The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.

And births this date include....
1921 – Alan Hale, Jr., American actor (d. 1990)
1922 – Cyd Charisse, American actress and dancer (d. 2008)
1943 – Lynn Redgrave, English actress (d. 2010)
1945 – Micky Dolenz, American musician (The Monkees)

1959 – Lester Holt, American television journalist
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

On March 8t, National Oregon Day recognizes the Beaver State. Valentine’s Day 1859, Oregon became the 33rd state to join the Union. 

Oregon’s climate enjoys the warm Pacific air west of the Cascade Mountains and in the lush Willamette Valley. More extreme temperature ranges are experienced in Oregon’s high desert.

Populations of Nez Perce, Chinook, Mollalla, and others settled along the Columbia River Gorge, Klamath Basin, and points east. Many of the first European explorers to arrive sought the elusive Northwest Passage

The Corps of Discovery Expedition followed the Colombia River Gorge, reaching the Pacific Ocean in November of 1805. They would winter at Ft. Clatsop. Soon, pioneers would follow along what would become the Oregon Trail.

The gorge was created from volcanic lava flows and glacial floods. Windsurfers flock to the Columbia due to the powerful, steady winds off of the Cascade Mountains. Kayaking, biking, hiking, skiing and many other outdoor adventures can be found up and down the Gorge, but its icy crown is Mt. Hood. The Stratovolcano’s last eruption occurred in 1865 and was named after Lord Samuel Hood.

South along the Cascade Range, a sleeping volcano forms the mysterious Crater Lake.  A well-planned hike along the trails to the remote brilliant, blue waters of the deepest lake in the U.S. is worth the effort. The pristine volcano is a wonder to see. Eastern Oregon takes on the color of a sunset in the undulating Painted Hills near Mitchell.


Explore all the wonders of Oregon!