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Sunday, March 28, 2021

Full Moon ~ Palm Sunday ~ Picture of the Day ~ Interesting About the US Navy ~ Easy Peasy Pea Salad ~ National Something on a Stick Day

 


Good 32º morning. 

Yesterday was super clear and sunny and we topped at 81º.
 
 
Be careful out there with the full moon!!!
 
 
Today is Palm Sunday...
 

Palm Sunday is a Christian moveable feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in each of the four canonical Gospels. Palm Sunday marks the first day of Holy Week, the last week of the Christian solemn season of Lent that precedes the arrival of Eastertide.

In most liturgical churches, Palm Sunday is celebrated by the blessing and distribution of palm branches (or the branches of other native trees), representing the palm branches which the crowd scattered in front of Christ as he rode into Jerusalem.  


 
Picture of the Day 😨
 

 
 
Interesting about the US NAVY
 
On March 27, 1794, President George Washington and Congress authorized the creation of the U.S. Navy to defend the American colonies from British attack. Here are 5 facts you probably did not know about America’s maritime branch of the military...
The Navy Produced Six Future Presidents During World War IINo president had ever served in the Navy until World War II, when it suddenly turned into a near prerequisite for reaching the White House. John F. Kennedy commanded a motor torpedo boat that was run over by a Japanese destroyer in the Solomon Islands; Lyndon B. Johnson was briefly stationed in New Zealand and Australia despite being a sitting member of Congress; Richard Nixon supervised air cargo operations; Gerald Ford served as an aircraft carrier’s assistant navigator and was nearly swept overboard in a typhoon; Jimmy Carter attended the Naval Academy (and became a submariner after the war); and George H.W. Bush flew 58 combat missions, including one in which he was shot down over the Pacific. In fact, from 1961 to 1993, the only non-Navy man to become president was Ronald Reagan.
 
Debates Still Persist About The Birthplace Of The NavyMany have argued the Navy's birthplace. More specifically, both Beverly, Massachusetts, and Marblehead, Massachusetts — claim to be the Navy's real birthplace. Each town claims to be homeport of the schooner Hannah's the first armed sea vessel of the American Revolution, and founding boat of the U.S. Navy. Each argument has some clout: while Beverly outfitted the vessel, Marblehead filled it with crew members. Interestingly, other cities have also claimed to be the Navy's birthplace, including Philadelphia, PA, Providence, RI, and Whitehall, NY. The Navy takes no position on its place of origin.
 
All Submariners Volunteer For Their PositionsBeing a submariner is not for the faint of heart. It requires both physical and physiological stamina, given the conditions of being submerged underwater for months at a time in a vessel with no windows or natural light. Further, submarines are notoriously lacking in space, with only about 33 feet of width to roam within and just 15 square feet of living space with no privacy. Plus, a nuclear reactor is on board, which is enough to make anyone squeamish. Considering this, all submariners are volunteers, and have passed rigorous psychological and physical tests. Claustrophobics need not apply
 
The Secretary Of The Navy Is In Charge Of Naming ShipsSince 1819, the Secretary of the Navy has been in charge of naming Navy ships after the Chief of Naval Operations signs and recommends the list of names to the Secretary. Names are typically based on active and retired sailors' suggestions, those from naval history, and even members of the public. Navy ships that are named after people are christened by the oldest living female descendant of that person. Commissioned ships are prefixed with USS, which stands for United States Ship.
 
There Are No "Walls" Or "Bathrooms"The Navy has a unique vocabulary, particularly when it comes to describing ships. Rather than "walls," for instance, Navy ships have "bulkheads." The "head" is where toilets are located, the "mass deck" is where sailors eat, and the "rack" is where ship crew sleep.
 
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My Dad, Leslie Laney, 16 years old, USN, 1917 WWI,
sailed to France aboard the USS Amerika.
 

 















Read about the ship here:
 


Launched in 1905 as the USS Amerika, the name later anglicized to "America"...
 
 
 
From Mr. Food


 

This Easy Peasy Pea Salad is the pea salad to end all pea salad recipes! It's a cinch to put together, and it's packed full of flavor! The fresh pop-in-your-mouth peas, mixed with crispy bacon, rich cheddar, and a creamy sauce will have everyone asking for seconds. This simple Southern pea salad is perfect as an Easter recipe, or any time of year.

 

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 (13-ounce) packages frozen peas, thawed
  • 5 slices cooked crispy bacon, crumbled
  • 1 cup diced sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  1. In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, milk, sugar, salt, and pepper; mix well. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
 
 
 
Historically this date.......
1930 – Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara.

 
1979 – Operators of Three Mile Island's Unit 2 nuclear reactor outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania fail to recognize that a relief valve in the primary coolant system has stuck open following an unexpected shutdown. As a result, enough coolant drains out of the system to allow the core to overheat and partially melt down.




 
And births this date include...
1899 – August Anheuser Busch, Jr., American brewer and baseball executive (d. 1989)
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1905 – Marlin Perkins, American zoologist and television host (d. 1986)
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1948 – Dianne Wiest, American actress
 

1955 – Reba McEntire, American singer and actress
 

1970 – Vince Vaughn, American actor
 

1986 – Lady Gaga, American singer and songwriter
.........gag....................
 
 
 
 
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Observed each year on March 28th, National Something on a Stick Day is a food holiday that lets you use your creative talents. Once you get started, the possibilities are endless.  Foods that come on a stick are fun and easy to eat.
There isn’t much that can’t be put on a stick when talking about food. Soup might be that one exception, though if it were flavorful frozen, we might make an exception.
From cool summer treats like the Popsicle to frozen food staples like the corn dog, food on a stick is one of the world’s great inventions. Fresh fruit kabobs and skewers of grilled veggies and meat are both summer favorites.
Street fairs and food trucks have created a variety of recipes made to go on a stick that takes us from breakfast to after-party hunger with flavor combinations that sometimes make us wonder why we haven’t tried that before!  Whether it is fresh and healthy or breaded and deep-fried, menu choices are broad and plentiful for National Something on a Stick Day.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Get inventive and create your own combination. How about grilled pear on a stick? Or perhaps meat and cheese squares or brownie and marshmallows bites? Have a creative breakfast, lunch or dinner and have fun with the day!!
 Other ways to incorporate this day into your activities include:
  • Master eating with chopsticks.
  • Serve each meal on a stick. French toast for breakfast? Serve it cut up on toothpicks. Salad for lunch? Slide all the fixings on a skewer. The same goes for supper. Be creative and involve the whole family in the planning. Just don’t serve soup.
  • Challenge the family to create a name as many foods on a stick as possible.