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Saturday, March 20, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ New Jersey Facts ~ Irish Potatoes ~ Jerome & Sandy Beck ~ Spring Begins

 


Good 34º cloudy first day of Spring morning!
 
Yesterday we started at 28º and the sky was clear and then we got sunshine and we topped at 54º.
 
 
Pictures of the Day... Lombard Street in San Francisco


Lombard Street is an east–west street in San Francisco, California that is famous for a steep, one-block section with eight hairpin turns. Stretching from The Presidio east to The Embarcadero (with a gap on Telegraph Hill), most of the street's western segment is a major thoroughfare designated as part of U.S. Route 101. The famous one-block section, claimed to be "the crookedest street in the world", is located along the eastern segment in the Russian Hill neighborhood. It is a major tourist attraction, receiving around two million visitors per year and up to 17,000 per day on busy summer weekends, as of 2015.


 
 
Interesting about New Jersey.....


New Jersey has the highest population density in the U.S. An average 1,030 people per sq. mi., which is 13 times the national average.
 
New Jersey has the highest percent urban population in the U.S. with about 90% of the people living in an urban area.
 
New Jersey is the only state where all its counties are classified as metropolitan areas.
 
North Jersey is the car theft capital of the world, with more cars stolen in Newark then any other city. Even the 2 largest cities, NYC and LA put together.
 
New Jersey has the most dense system of highways and railroads in the U.S.
 
Picturesque Cape May holds the distinction of being the oldest seashore resort in the United States and one of the most unique.
 

New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred to as the diner capital of the world.
 

North Jersey has the most shopping malls in one area in the world with seven major shopping malls in a 25 sq. mile radius.
 
Jack Nicholson, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Redman, Das EFX, Naughty by Nature, Sugar Hill Gang, Lords of the Underground, Jason Alexander, Queen Latifa, Shaq, Judy Blume, Arron Burr, Whitney Houston, Eddie Money, Frank Sinatra, Grover Cleveland, all New Jersey natives.
 
The first Drive-In Movie theater was opened in Camden.
 

 
 
 
 
From Mr. Food
 

 

Our recipe for Irish Potatoes is a twist on an old favorite called Irish Champ. Instead of combining mashed potatoes with scallions, we combined these with shredded cabbage, making it the perfect side dish to go along with your corned beef ... or any other meat dish.

 

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 small head cabbage, shredded (about 8 cups)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups warm mashed potatoes

 

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add cabbage, water, onion powder, salt, and pepper; cover and cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
     
  2. Uncover and cook 5 more minutes, or until cabbage is wilted, stirring frequently. Add potatoes and mix just until combined; serve.
 
 
Special anniversary today... high school pal Sandy (Todoran) Beck and her hubby Jerome (LASD ret.) are celebrating their 39th! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!! xo

 
Historically this date....


1974 – Ian Ball attempts, but fails, to kidnap Her Royal Highness Princess Anne and her husband Captain Mark Phillips in The Mall, outside Buckingham PalaceLondon.


1985 – Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.


1990 – Ferdinand Marcos's widow, Imelda Marcos, goes on trial for bribery,embezzlement, and racketeering.


1999 – Legoland California, the only Legoland outside of Europe, opens in Carlsbad, California.


2000 – Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, a former Black Panther once known as H. Rap Brown, is captured after murdering Georgia sheriff's deputy Ricky Kinchen and critically wounding Deputy Aldranon English.


2003 – 2003 invasion of Iraq: In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries begin military operations in Iraq.




And births this date include....
1906 – Ozzie Nelson, American bandleader and actor (d. 1975)
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1922 – Carl Reiner, American film director (d.2020)
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1928 – Fred Rogers, American TV host (d. 2003)
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1931 – Hal Linden, American actor (the name he was born with is hilarious!)
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1935 – Ted Bessell, American actor (d. 1996)
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1937 – Jerry Reed, American singer and actor (d. 2008)
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All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

 

Spring begins on the March or vernal equinox, which is when the amount of sunshine is approximately 12 hours long. The amount of sunlight will incrementally increase until the first day of Summer.

The vernal equinox marks the moment the sun crosses the celestial equator. This is the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator, from south to north. The vernal equinox happens on March 19, 20, or 21 every year in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, this same event marks the beginning of fall.  Meteorologists mark the spring from March 1 through May 31st.

In 2020, spring arrived a little earlier due to it being a leap year. On Leap Day, there’s a short math lesson regarding the Gregorian calendar. To keep our calendar following the seasons so that spring happens when flowers grow and winter arrives when snow falls, an additional day was figured into years divisible by the number four. This caused the 2020 spring to occur earlier than any living human being alive had ever seen. Before 2020, the earliest spring on record took place in 1896.

 

HOW TO OBSERVE

Get ready for longer days and increased sunshine. Tune-up the lawnmower.  More sunshine means the grass will be growing. 

SPRING BEGINS HISTORY

Human beings have been following the sun and creating a calendar based on seasons since the beginning of time.