Good clear sky 28º everything is frozen morning.
We topped at 73º yesterday.
Yesterday Mike came over to do some yard work for me. He cut down a dead tree and piled it in the burn pile......
Picture of the Day
Interesting about Alaska....
Outsiders first discovered Alaska in 1741 when Danish explorer Vitus Jonassen Bering sighted it on a voyage from Siberia.
Russian whalers and fur traders on Kodiak Island established the first settlement in Alaska in 1784.
In 1867 United States Secretary of State William H. Seward offered Russia $7,200,000, or two cents per acre, for Alaska.
On October 18, 1867 Alaska officially became the property of the United States. Many Americans called the purchase “Seward’s Folly.”
In 1943 Japan invaded the Aleutian Islands, which started the One Thousand Mile War, the first battle fought on American soil since the Civil War.
Alaska officially became the 49th state on January 3, 1959.
Alaska’s most important revenue source is the oil and natural gas industry.
Most of America’s salmon, crab, halibut, and herring come from Alaska.
Dog mushing is the official state sport. The Alaska Legislature adopted it in 1972.
The state boasts the lowest population density in the nation.
Alaska is a geographical marvel. When a scale map of Alaska is superimposed on a map of the 48 lower states, Alaska extends from coast to coast.
The state’s coastline extends over 6,600 miles.
Alaska is the United State’s largest state and is over twice the size of Texas. Measuring from north to south the state is approximately 1,400 miles long and measuring from east to west it is 2,700 miles wide.
This is the perfect egg salad to eat as-is, to top a green salad, or to make into a sandwich. The celery and onion give it a welcome crunch, while the mustard adds just the right kick. Our Perfect Egg Salad is an "eggs-eptionally" good!
- 6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1/4 cup chopped onion (optional)
- 2 teaspoons prepared yellow mustard
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Historically this date.....
1896 – In Athens, the opening of the first modern Olympic Games is celebrated, 1,500 years after the original games are banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I.
.... and here I am at the Panathinaaiko Stadium on October 31st 2009....
And births this date include...
............ Look at that fokker go! :o)
1941 – Don "The Snake" Prudhomme, American drag racer
1969 – Paul Rudd, American actor
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo