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Monday, March 15, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Woolworths ~ Deli-Style Roast Beef Sandwich ~ National Napping Day

 

Good 35º dark cloudy morning. 
 
Yesterday we had light rain and we topped at 50º.
 
 
Picture of the Day... perfect timing
 


 
Interesting about Woolworths......
 

Woolworth was an early pioneer of the five-and-dime store, and one of the largest retail chains in the world through most of the 20th century.
 

The first Woolworth store was opened by Frank Winfield Woolworth on February 22, 1879, as Woolworth's Great Five Cent Store" in Utica, New York. Though it initially appeared to be successful, the store soon failed. When Woolworth searched for a new location, a friend suggested Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Using the sign from the Utica store, Woolworth opened his first successful "Woolworth's Great Five Cent Store" on July 18, 1879, in Lancaster. He brought his brother, Charles Sumner Woolworth, into the business.
 
There was a Woolworths on Hollywood Boulevard a couple blocks from my Grandmother/Aunt's house. We went there often. This is what it looks like now.....

In 1963, Woolworth expanded into the shoe business with the purchase of Kinney Shoe Corporation, which created the store that Woolworth would eventually become — Foot Locker. Despite Woolworth's success, increased competition led to its decline in the 1980s, while its subsidiary Foot Locker gradually became more popular and more successful. In 1997, the last Woolworth store was closed and in 2001, the company changed its name to Foot Locker.


 
 
 
From Mr. Food


 

No one makes a roast beef sandwich quite like your favorite deli...or at least until now. With our recipe for Deli-Style Roast Beef Sandwiches, you can whip up this sandwich classic right at home, and it'll take you less than 10 minutes to do it!

 

  • 2 (12-ounce) jars beef gravy
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 pound deli sliced roast beef
  • 4 slices thick-cut home style bread
  • 4 cups warm prepared mashed potatoes

 

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat gravy, pepper, and beef 5 to 7 minutes, or until hot.
  2. Top bread with beef and gravy. Serve with a scoop of warm mashed potatoes topped with additional gravy.
 
 
 
Historically this date.....
The Ides of March (LatinIdus Martii or Idus Martiae) is a day on the Roman calendar that corresponds to March 15. It was marked by several religious observances, and became notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BCE.


1916 – President Woodrow Wilson sends 4,800 United States troops over the U.S.-Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa.


1985 – The first Internet domain name is registered (symbolics.com).


2011 – Beginning of the Syrian civil war.



And births this date include....
1767 – Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States (d. 1845)
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1941 – Mike Love, American musician (The Beach Boys)
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1970 – Derek Parra, American speed skater
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1975 – Eva Longoria, American actress


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

 

Each year, National Napping Day recognizes our need the day following the return of daylight saving time. Not only does the observance encourage a nap, it reminds us that there’s no shame in taking one either. While preparing for the time change can offset the shock to our internal clock, many other things in our life may not handle the change so well causing us to still lose sleep. Young children and pets do not adjust as easily and certain work schedules do not permit early adjustment, either.

Mid-afternoon naps are an integral part of most cultures, and scientifically proven to be good for you.

A needed rest can make you feel better and also improve your mood. After having the extra amount of sleep, a person will notice that they will be more productive and energetic. Numerous studies have shown that short 10-20 minute naps are the most effective when midday fatigue hits. Improvements in alertness, productivity and mood have all been shown to improve with this type of snooze.  

Though there are some of us who are just not the napping kind, if you can reap those benefits, find a cozy spot for 10 minutes or so on National Napping Day.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Catch some zees! Be sure to nap early enough in the day so as to not interrupt your regular sleep cycle. 

NATIONAL NAPPING DAY HISTORY

William Anthony, Ph.D., a Boston University Professor, and his wife, Camille Anthony, created National Napping Day in 1999 as an effort to spotlight the health benefits to catching up on quality sleep.  “We chose this particular Monday because Americans are more ‘nap-ready’ than usual after losing an hour of sleep to daylight saving time,” Anthony said in B.U.’s press release.