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Friday, March 12, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ US Postal Service ~ Country Club Fruit Salad ~ National Girl Scout Day

 




Good 28º everything is frozen morning. 
 
Yesterday, again, we started cold and foggy. Then the sun came out and it was beautiful.... we topped at 64º.



 
 
Picture of the Day ... what some of us think when you are going the speed limit and some idiot rides your bumper and then passes you going over the top speed.....
 

 
 
Interesting about the US Postal Service....
Things you didn't know ....


 
On February 20, 1792, President George Washington signed an act creating the U.S. Post Office. Here are five interesting facts you probably didn't know about the U.S. Postal Service...
 
Blue Mailboxes
The postal services mailboxes are distinguishable thanks to their color. It would be hard to imagine them being anything other than blue. But the postal service didn't actually start painting their mailboxes blue until as recently as 1971. Prior to the 1970s, mailboxes ranged in colors, including army green just after the First World War.
 

Mules still deliver mail in one part of the country
It may be hard to believe, but there is still one part of the US where mules still deliver mail. While this may sound like a scene from Little House on the Prairie, it's a real scenario played out in a small village in Arizona. Mail is still being delivered in this pioneer way because of the location of the village of Supai at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Mules and horses have to trek 8 miles to deliver mail to the local Havasupai tribe that lives there.
 
The Post Office has an unofficial mascot
The US Post Office's unofficial mascot is a dog named Owney. The terrier was found abandoned at a post office in Albany in the late 1800s. The dog stuck around the post office and would only allow postal workers to pet him. Owney was eventually honored with a commemorative stamp in 2011.
 
Over 200 billion pieces of mail are delivered every year
We all know how busy mail carriers can be, but it may come as some surprise at just how productive they really are. There are currently over 40,000 post offices across the US, delivering 212 billion pieces of mail every year to over 144 million homes and businesses.
 
The Postmaster General earns more than the Vice President
Only one federal government employee earns more than the Postmaster General: the US President. The Postmaster General earns more than the Vice President of the US as a federal employee, earning $276,840 a year compared to the vice president's salary of $235,100.
 
 

Terminal Annex Post Office Los Angeles.... my dad worked there for 30 years.  He wasn't involved with the mail, he was in charge of the heating and air conditioning in the building for the workers. He gave me a tour of the building when I was about 10. Back then the mail wasn't sorted by machine, but by workers. I was amazed the mail ever got sent as these workers were "slower than molasses in January"! They did more talking to each other than they did sorting mail.
 
 
 


From Mr. Food
 

Turn your kitchen into the private dining room of a country club when you serve up this fresh fruit salad at your next get-together. Our recipe for Country Club Fruit Salad is dressed up in a lively yogurt sauce that makes this fruit salad all the better!

 

  • 1 (8-ounce) container low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cantaloupe, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 honeydew, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 oranges, peeled and sliced
  • 2 kiwis, peeled and sliced
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, washed

 

  1. In a medium bowl, combine yogurt, honey, orange juice, orange peel, and salt; mix well and set aside.
     
  2. Arrange assorted fruit on 4 individual plates and drizzle with yogurt dressing. Serve immediately.

 

***To make a deluxe fruit platter, add a scoop of cottage cheese or fruit sorbet to each serving. Also, make sure to add any other favorite fruit.

 
 
 
Historically this date.....
1912 – The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States.


1918 – Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years.


1928 – In California, the St. Francis Dam fails; the resulting floods kill over 600 people.


2009 – Financier Bernard Madoff plead guilty in New York to scamming $18 billion, the largest in Wall Street history.


 


And births this date include....
1923 – Wally Schirra, American astronaut (d. 2007)
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1931 – Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas, American actor (d. 1980)
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1933 – Barbara Feldon, American actress and model
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1946 – Liza Minnelli, American singer and actress
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1950 – Jon Provost, American actor
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LOVED the Lassie show!!!!
 
 
 
 
 
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 

As part of Girl Scout Week, National Girl Scout Day on March 12th honors the history and legacy of Girl Scouting in America each year.
Girl Scouting in the United States of America began on this day, March 12, 1912, when Juliette Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout troop meeting.  At this first troop meeting in Savannah, Georgia, there were 18 girls present.  For these girls, Juliette Gordon Low organized enrichment programs, service projects, and outdoor activities and adventures.  Since the time of the first meeting, Girl Scouts has grown to over 3.7 million members.
  • The organization’s original name was the Girl Guides of America
  • By 1920 there were close to 70,000 members
  • By 1930 there were over 200,000 members
  • In 2005 there were over 3.7 million members
Motto“Be Prepared”
Slogan“Do a Good Turn Daily”
“Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.”

HOW TO OBSERVE

Celebrate all that the Girl Scouts have done to empower girls and what the organization has done for communities across the country.
  • Support your local troops.
  • Learn more about the Girl Scout organization and its impact on girls and young women.
  • Share your experience with girl scouting. 
  • Volunteer to be a leader.