Good 35º cloudy morning.
Yesterday stayed clear and sunny most of the day and we topped at 73º. Then the clouds moved in.
Yesterday, as usual, geese were on the icy barn roof....
And, here's one flying over....
Picture of the Day ... cherry blossom street in Germany
Your local convenience store may not accept bills larger than $20, but once upon a time you could have paid for your gum with a nice fresh $10,000 bill. In 1928, the federal government overhauled its system of printing banknotes. It shaved about an inch of length and just under a half of an inch in width off of the bills and issued the new smaller bills in the $1 to $100 denominations with which we're familiar. However, the Treasury also issued larger denominations. They featured William McKinley ($500), Grover Cleveland ($1,000), James Madison ($5,000), and Salmon P. Chase ($10,000). His name might not be as familiar as those of the Presidents featured on the other big bills, but once upon a time Chase was a big wheel in American politics. Chase, a mid-19th century politician, served as Chief Justice of the United States, spent stints as Ohio's governor and senator, and was Lincoln's first Secretary of the Treasury.
From the Slow Roasted Italian
PINEAPPLE BBQ SAUCE
Looking for a pineapple barbecue sauce recipe? Learn how easy it is to make your own condiments with this barbecue sauce recipe.
1 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup crushed pineapple
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pinch salt
2 tablespoons corn starch
2 tablespoons hot water
- Mix all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil.
- Add cornstarch and water.
- Cook until desired thickness is reached.
Special birthday today.... Vanette (Ford) Christensen (LASD ret. Temple Station and ELA Sgt.) ..HAPPY BIRTHDAY VAN!
Historically this date......
1910 – Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere.
1964 – A jury in Dallas, Texas, finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy.
1995 – Space Exploration: Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on-board a Russian launch vehicle.
And births this date include....
1914 – Lee Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
Lee Petty is shown here with son, Richard, grandson, Kyle and great-grandson, Adam in a 1999 photo.
Sadly, Lee Petty passed away on April 5, 2000 and Adam died tragically about a month later in a racing incident when he was practicing with a Busch series car at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Racing was in their blood right on down the line from Lee.
1948 – Billy Crystal, American actor and comedian
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo