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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Agatha Christie ~ Bacon and Swiss Chicken Sandwich ~ National Nurses Day

 

Good 46º sunny morning. 


Yesterday we topped at 94º.


Picture of the Day Face with rolling eyes




Interesting about Agatha Christie.....


Outsold only by the Bible and William Shakespeare, Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time. She is best known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections. Guinness World Records lists Christie as the best-selling fiction writer of all time, her novels having sold more than two billion copies worldwide. Over a billion copies of her books have been sold in the English language; and another billion have been sold in translation. To put things in perspective, J.K. Rowling, the creator of Harry Potter, has only sold about a quarter as many books as Agatha Christie.

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE (née Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English writer known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. She also wrote the world's longest-running play, The Mousetrap, which was performed in the West End from 1952 to 2020, as well as six novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott. In 1971, she was made a Dame (DBE) for her contributions to literature. Guinness World Records lists Christie as the best-selling fiction writer of all time, her novels having sold more than two billion copies.
Christie was born into a wealthy upper-middle-class family in Torquay, Devon, and was largely home-schooled. She was initially an unsuccessful writer with six consecutive rejections, but this changed in 1920 when The Mysterious Affair at Styles, featuring detective Hercule Poirot, was published. Her first husband was Archibald Christie; they married in 1914 and had one child before divorcing in 1928. During both World Wars, she served in hospital dispensaries, acquiring a thorough knowledge of the poisons which featured in many of her novels, short stories, and plays. Following her marriage to archaeologist Max Mallowan in 1930, she spent several months each year on digs in the Middle East and used her first-hand knowledge of his profession in her fiction.


Bacon & Swiss Chicken Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home


 
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Montreal steak seasoning
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • 2 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • Lettuce leaves and tomato slices, optional
  • In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, mustard and honey. Pound chicken with a meat mallet to 1/2-in. thickness. Sprinkle chicken with steak seasoning. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat until a thermometer reads 165°, 4-6 minutes on each side Top with cheese during the last 1 minute of cooking.
  • Grill buns over medium heat, cut side down, until toasted, 30-60 seconds. Serve chicken on buns with bacon, mayonnaise mixture and, if desired, lettuce and tomato.
 



Historically this date.....
1937 – Hindenburg disaster: The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people are killed.
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1941 – At California's March FieldBob Hope performs his first USO show.


1954 – Roger Bannister becomes the first person to run the mile in under four minutes.


1998 – Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his 5th career start.




And births this date include....
1895 – Rudolph Valentino, Italian actor (d. 1926)
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1915 – Orson Welles, American film director and actor (d. 1985)
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1931 – Willie Mays, American baseball player

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1955 – Tom Bergeron, American game show host
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All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Thursday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 


On this day, we raise awareness of all nurse contributions and commitments and acknowledge the vital role nurses play in society.  This day is also the first day of National Nurses Week and is sometimes known as National RN Recognition Day.
National Nurses Week begins May 6 and ends on May 12, which is the birthday of Florence Nightingale (May 12, 1820 – August 13, 1910).  Florence Nightingale was a celebrated English, social reformer, statistician and the founder of modern nursing. She became well-known while taking care of the wounded soldiers during the Crimean War.  Nightingale was dubbed The Lady with the Lamp because of her habit of making rounds at night.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Each year the American Nurses Association (ANA) chooses a theme to acknowledge the many services provided by nurses everywhere. The year has been designated the “Year of the Healthy Nurse and as such, the National Nurses Week 2017 theme  is”Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit.” Focusing on those set the example and creating a culture of a healthy balance, the ANA’s 2017 theme provides significant resources to guide nurses to achieving these goals.
HISTORY
It was in 1953 when an employee at the United States Department of Health, Dorothy Sutherland, sent a letter to President Eisenhower proposing a National Nurses Day.  The official proclamation was not made.  The following year people began celebrating National Nurses Week on their own.
In 1974, President Nixon proclaimed a “National Nurse Week.”  In 1981, a resolution was initiated by nurses in New Mexico to have May 6th declared “National Recognition Day for Nurses.”  This proposal was promoted by the ANA Board of Directors.  In 1982, the United States Congress designated May 6th to be “National Recognition Day for Nurses.”  The proposal was signed by President Reagan.  It was later expanded by the ANA Board of Directors in 1990 to a week-long celebration (May 6-12) known as “National Nurses Week.”