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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ NY Giants Football Team ~ Fancy Schmancy Tuna Melt ~ Rick Castro ~ National K9 Veterans Day


Good 28º everything is frozen again morning. 
Yesterday we started at 28º all frozen. Then the sun came out and we topped at 69º.
Picture of the Day ... perfect timing....

Interesting about NY Giants Football Team.....

The New York Football Giants were founded in 1925 by Tim Mara, who paid $500 for the franchise. He stated that "any team in the city of New York was worth that much." It was an oddity at the time for a team to be located in such a large city in the NFL as many clubs were located in towns such as Toledo, OH, Pottsville, PA, Decatur, IL and Canton, OH.

In 1926, the team was close to bankruptcy and was saved only when the Giants hosted the Bears before 70,000 who paid to see Chicago’s Red Grange. The club rebounded and won the NFL Championship in only its third season.

At the time, every NFL club introduced their offensive players before every game. Around 1956, the franchise became known for its defensive stars, such as linebacker Sam Huff and defensive end Rosey Grier. This marked the first time fans put more emphasis on the defense and would chant "De-fense, de-fense, de-fense" during games. This was the first NFL team to do this.

In the 1980s, the team drafted LB Lawrence Taylor who would go on to become one of the game’s greatest defensive forces. Other notable players are Frank Gifford, Eli Manning, Y.A. Tittle, Harry Carson, Mel Hein, Fran Tarkenton, Roosevelt Brown and Phil Simms.

In 1970 when the NFL merged with the AFL, it was decided that the two AFL teams which shared a geographic region, the Jets and the Raiders, would have to be relocated. Wellington Mara, Tim Mara’s son who was now running the Giants, suggested that the Jets were too entrenched and were now a viable part of New York. Therefore, the Jets were allowed to remain in New York.

Tim Mara originally named the team after the National League baseball Giants, who were a longtime favorite in New York. At the time, baseball was the king of professional sports so owner Tim Mara wanted the same name recognition in hopes that fans would support both clubs. By the way, the baseball Giants got their name from all the giant buildings that made up New York City.

The franchise has won eight NFL titles (third most), four of which are Super Bowls. One note of interest: in all four Super Bowl victories, the Giants were losing at halftime.  

Origin Facts:

Established: 1925

Original Owner: Tim Mara

Original Colors: Royal blue, red & white

First Stadium: Polo Grounds, seating 55,000

Retired Jerseys: No. 1 Ray Flaherty, No. 7 Mel Hein, No. 50 Ken Strong, No. 4 Tuffy Leemans, No. 32 Al Blozis, No. 42 Charlie Conerly, No. 16 Frank Gifford, No. 40 Joe Morrison, No. 14 Y. A. Tittle, No. 11 Phil Simms, No. 56 Lawrence Taylor

From Mr. Food


"Oh my, you're so fancy!" That's the reaction you'll get when you put a plate of these Fancy Schmancy Tuna Melts out. It's warm, dressed up tuna with a double dose of melted cheese on a "not your everyday" type bread. These yummy melts are sure to please even the toughest critics!


  • 1 (12-ounce) can tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 rib celery, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 slices rye or pumpernickel bread
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 4 slices Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Coat a 10- x 15-inch baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine tuna, mayonnaise, celery, onion powder, and pepper; mix well. Spread equal amounts of the mixture on each slice of bread and top each with a slice of mozzarella then a slice of Cheddar cheese.
  3. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

Today is a special birthday.. our long time friend Rick Castro (LASD ret and married to the vivacious Lynda.. also LASD ret) HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICK!!! xooxox
Historically this date.....
1930 – The news of the discovery of Pluto is telegraphed to the Harvard College Observatory.

1938 – World News Roundup is broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio in the United States.

1943 – The HolocaustGerman forces liquidate the Jewish ghetto in Kraków.

1957 – Cuban student revolutionaries storm the presidential palace in Havana in a failed attempt on the life of President Fulgencio Batista.

1991 – The United States Department of Justice announces that Exxon has agreed to pay $1 billion for the clean-up of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.

1997 – The Phoenix lights are seen over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people, and by millions on television.

2000 – Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino retires from the National Football League after 17 seasons.

2008 – Gold prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit $1,000 per ounce for the first time.


And births this date include.....
1935 – Leslie Parrish, American actress

1939 – Neil Sedaka, American singer and songwriter


1950 – William H. Macy, American actor

1956 – Dana Delany, American actress
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

March 13th recognizes National K9 Veterans Day and the dedicated K9 units who’ve served since World War II.
A lot of things changed after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. We rationed oil, leather, and rubber. The military draft men into service. Women rolled up their sleeves and built war supplies.
And dogs were called to duty. During the first world war, the United States took notice of the European use of canines as sentries, message carriers, and several other functions.
A private citizen, Mrs. Alene Erlanger initiated a program called Dogs for Defense. Along with the American Kennel Club and a handful of breeders, the group aimed to train the dogs for military use.
By November of 1942, the military prepared the first Dogs for Defense for duty in North Africa. While at first, they were gun shy, they proved to be well trained.
As the war progressed, Dogs for Defense was unable to keep up with the demand, and the Remount Branch, Service Installations Divisions took over the training of the dogs.
Over the years, the military, police, and rescue have developed a variety of training methods for K9 units. Their training is tailored to meet the demands of the job, and each animal and handler carries out his or her duties to the fullest.


National K9 Veterans Day is celebrated on March 13th on the official birthday of the US Army K9 Corps, which was formed in 1942.  Joseph White, a retired military working dog trainer, originated the idea for the day.