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Monday, March 22, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Connecticut History ~ Texas Slaw ~ National Goof Off Day

 


Good 41º dark cloudy rain predicted morning. 

Yesterday we topped at 60º.

 
 
Picture of the Day
 

 
 
Interesting about Connecticut
 

Connecticut is a state in the New England region of the Northeastern United States. As of the 2010 Census, it has the highest per-capita income, second-highest level of human development behind Massachusetts, and highest median household income in the United States.
 

What does "Connecticut" mean?

The name Connecticut originates from the Algonquian word "Quinnehtukqut" (beside the long tidal river). The name Connecticut was established early in the 1600's (referring to the Connecticut River). Many state names evolved from Native American languages.

 
The first telephone book ever issued contained only fifty names. The New Haven District Telephone Company published it in New Haven in February 1878.
 
The USS Nautilus – the world’s first nuclear powered submarine was built in Groton in 1954.
 

In 1705, copper was discovered in Simsbury. Later, the copper mine became the infamous New-Gate Prison of the Revolutionary War.
Doctor Samuel Higley of Simsbury started the first copper coinage in America in 1737.
 
On April 9, 1810, a Salisbury town meeting voted to authorize the “selectmen draw upon the town treasurer for the sum of one hundred dollars” to purchase more books for the Scoville Memorial Library collection, making the library the first publicly supported free town library in the United States.
 

Connecticut is home to the oldest U.S. newspaper still being published: The Hartford Courant, established in 1764.
 

Connecticut is home to the first hamburger (1895), Polaroid camera (1934), helicopter (1939), and color television (1948).
 
West Hartford is the birthplace of Noah Webster, the author of the first dictionary published in 1807.

Although West Haven is Connecticut’s youngest city, being incorporated in 1972, it is a community that dates back over 360 years, making it one of the oldest settlements in the country.
 
If you want to read more about Connecticut... go here:
 
 
 
From Mr. Food


We've got the best southern coleslaw recipe around! It's big on taste and crunch, with the Tex-Mex flavors everyone loves! Whip it up any day of the week, or make it at your next outdoor bash when you want to pack a flavorful punch. Our Texas Slaw comes with an optional kick if you're feeling a little adventurous! This is the perfect southern coleslaw recipe to impress the guests this summer.

 

  • LIME VINAIGRETTE
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (16-ounce) package shredded cabbage
  •  
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

 

  1. In a small bowl whisk together Lime Vinaigrette ingredients.  
  2. In a large bowl, combine cabbage, red and yellow peppers, jalapeno pepper, if desired, and cilantro. Drizzle vinaigrette over vegetables and toss to coat.
  3. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
 
 
 
Historically this date..........
1621 – The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags.


 
 
1622 – Jamestown massacreAlgonquian Indians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony's population.


 
 
 
1765 – The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act that introduces a tax to be levied directly on its American colonies.


 
 
 
1984 – Teachers at the McMartin preschool in Manhattan Beach, California are charged with satanic ritual abuse of the children in the school. The charges are later dropped as completely unfounded.
....The trial lasted seven years and cost $15 million, the longest and most expensive criminal case in the history of the United States legal system, and ultimately resulted in no convictions. Can you believe it... Chuck Norris, the actor, was identified by one child as being one of the abusers!


 
 
 
1997 – Tara Lipinski, age 14 years and 10 months, becomes the youngest champion women's World Figure Skating Champion.



 
 
And births this date include....
1908 – Louis L'Amour, American author (d. 1988)
Jerry's favorite author!
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TPLjJ6J0cts/T2s3DEmdWhI/AAAAAAAAUFM/Fh5DGpi7LZQ/s1600/LouisLAmourpage2MA28967577-0024.jpg
 



1912 – Karl Malden, American actor (d. 2009)
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-53XeExXouvo/T2s3I2cTVcI/AAAAAAAAUFU/_uqMcOJ__ck/s1600/Karl-Malden-001MA28967577-0025.jpg




1920 – James Brown, American actor (d. 1992)
 
Awww.... I loved Rin Tin Tin and even have an autographed picture from Mr. Brown!
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1LjKp6J9qxU/T2s3Onxq_0I/AAAAAAAAUFc/iFJ26C04Qas/s1600/rin-tin-tin-movies-dog-photography1MA28967577-0026.jpg
 
.... and look at this, the little boy in Rin Tin Tin was Lee Aaker who played Rusty... OMG
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-67sR4Flqfdk/T2s3U_iHKII/AAAAAAAAUFk/ucv2WX817B4/s1600/leeackerMA28967577-0027.jpg
He went from 'so cute' to 'so weird'!



 
 
1923 – Marcel Marceau, French mime artist (d. 2007)
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1931 – William Shatner, Canadian actor
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1933 – May Britt, Swedish actress
 
She met Sammy Davis, Jr. in 1959. They began dating, and, after a brief engagement, were married on November 13, 1960. Their wedding caused controversy. A rumor or myth, John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy told Frank Sinatra to tell Davis not to marry May until after the 1960 Presidential Election. At that time interracial marriage was forbidden by law in 31 U.S. states, and only in 1967 were those laws (by then down to 17 states) ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.
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She must have 'retired' because there are no recent photos of her anywhere!
 
 




1976 – Reese Witherspoon, American actress
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All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

With all the restrictions because of the coronavirus, not many things you can do.... :0(
 
National Goof Off Day on March 22nd each year gives everyone the opportunity to have a little extra fun. The day is also known as International Goof Off Day.
It is a day to relax, enjoy and goof off. Do something fun and leave the work until tomorrow. Everybody needs to take a break from time to time. It is often so easy to get so involved in the work and pressures in our lives. So stop, take a break, find something different!
Let any goofy idea pop into your head. Make paper airplanes from seed packets. Doodle pictures of poodles in puddles in Peru. Play a game of Jenga with randomly stacked spice jars. Or do the obvious and spend the day in your pajamas doing nothing.

HOW TO OBSERVE

There are many different things that a person could do. Catch up on some sleep or read a good book. You might also watch a good movie or even play a board game. Maybe even get caught goofing off with some of your friends.
5 Great Ways to Goof Off With Your Kids
  • Sock Races – When things have gotten mind-numbingly boring, this goofy game will bring about some giggles and definitely burn off some boredom. Empty out the sock drawers. Preferably mom and dad’s because the bigger the better. Make a pile on the floor. Each child starts with bare feet and the goal is to put as many socks on their feet before the sock pile is gone. They’ll look goofy doing it and goofy when they’re done, too. And, all the while they were playing, they were goofing off.
  • Play Dress-Up – It doesn’t matter what age our kids are, playing dress-up allows them to act out. Bring out some old makeup, old clothes and use a hairbrush as a microphone. Crank up the music and let the lipsyncing begin. Share a few videos, laugh and make some memories, too. 
  • Charades – Play an old fashioned game of charades. Set a few parameters by selecting a set topic that will keep your children on course. For example, you may want to only act out one of these topics: Disney movies, international travel, or national days.
  • Blanket Fort – This classic way to goof off can lead to naps, reading books or playing with other toys. But it’s also a surefire memory maker, too. 
  • Write a Song – Take a song the whole family likes and write a new verse to it. 
Strictly speaking, goofing off is the avoidance of work. So whatever you do, try not to look like you are working.
 

NATIONAL GOOF OFF DAY HISTORY

Monica (Moeller) Dufour of Davidson, MI founded National Goof Off Day.  According to official records, the first celebration took place in 1976.  In an interview with the Detroit Free Press in 1983, Moeller suggests the first event may have been a few years later.  Whenever the inaugural day took place, it’s no surprise National Goof Off Day was created by a kid with the direction to do things out of the ordinary.