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Monday, June 14, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Licking Missouri ~ Loaded Baked Potato Salad ~ Wedding Anniversary ~ National Flag Day ~ US Army Birthday



Good 59º raining morning. 

Yesterday we hit 80º then it got really windy and we started cooling down fast. 


Picture of the Day ... A holiday traffic check by California Highway Patrol officers on Sunset Blvd. near Sunset Plaza in 1965



Interesting town name.....


Licking is a city located in Texas County, Missouri, United States. The population was 3,124 at the 2010 census, making it the most populous city in Texas County.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.14 square miles, of which 2.13 square miles is land and 0.01 square miles is water.


The community was named for a mineral lick near the original town site. An early variant name was "Buffalo Lick". Licking experienced growth after the South Central Correctional Center opened in June 2000, which doubled the population from the 2000 Census to the 2010 Census. Also, a small Amish community moved from Berne, Indiana to Licking starting in 2009.



From Mr. Food


 
You no longer have to choose between a loaded baked potato and a potato salad, 'cause our Loaded Baked Potato Salad offers the best of both worlds! This potato salad recipe takes a classic taste and gives it a new twist! That means you get sour cream, shredded cheese, crumbled bacon, and more! 


  • 1 (20-ounce) bag refrigerated diced potatoes
  • 1 (16-ounce) container sour cream
  • 5 scallions, sliced
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup bacon (about three strips)


  • Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 1-1/2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
 
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and toss gently until mixed well; place in casserole dish.
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  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through and the cheese has melted.
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Mr. Food Test Kitchen Tip: If you prefer to use frozen diced potatoes rather than the refrigerated ones, no problem. Just make sure they’re thawed and drained before using them.


Today is a special day, my wedding anniversary. Jerry and I married this day in 1975. Kristen was the flower girl and Brian was the ring bearer....





Historically this date......
1775 – American Revolutionary War: the Continental Army is established by the Continental Congress, marking the birth of the United States Army.


1777 – The Stars and Stripes is adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States.




1937 – Pennsylvania becomes the first (and only) state of the United States to celebrate Flag Day officially as a state holiday.


1947 – Roswell UFO incident A supposed UFO crash lands in Roswell, New Mexico

1954 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law that places the words "under God" into the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance.


1959 – Disneyland Monorail System, the first daily operating monorail system in the Western Hemisphere, opens to the public in AnaheimCalifornia.


1994 – The 1994 Stanley Cup riot occurs after the New York Rangers win the Stanley Cup from Vancouver, causing an estimated $1.1 million, thus forcing 200 arrests and injuries. One person is also left with permanent brain damage.


2017 – in Alexandria, VirginiaRepublican member of Congress and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana is shot while practicing for charity baseball.




And births this date include....
1916 – Dorothy McGuire, American actress (d. 2001)
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1919 – Gene Barry, American actor (d. 2009)
... met him once... pompous arrogant narcissistic ... !
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1932 – Joe Arpaio, American law enforcement officer
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1946 – Donald Trump, American businessman, television personality and 45th President of the United States
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1961 – Boy George, British singer (Culture Club)
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All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 

On June 14th, National Flag Day honors Old Glory and commemorates the adoption of the United States flag on June 14, 1777.
The holiday is a day that Americans show respect for the U.S. Flag and what it represents. Representing independence and unity, the Star-Spangled Banner has become a powerful symbol of Americanism and the flag is flown proudly. 
While Betsy Ross has been given credit for stitching together the first American flag, there isn’t any sound evidence supporting the story. At the same time, there isn’t any to disprove it, either. Part of the conflict is there were several designs in consideration at the same time. There were many flag makers and more than one claim to the first. During Ross’s Revolutionary time, several standards were carried bearing red and white stripes and varying symbols where the blue field and stars now reside.
Another who laid claim to the first design was Francis Hopkinson. His request for compensation for his design was denied because others contributed to the design final design. 
Since 1777, the design of the flag has been officially modified 26 times. For 47 years, the 48-star flag was in effect. In 1959, the 49-star version became official on July 4. President Eisenhower ordered the 50-star flag on August 21, 1959.
Seventeen-year-old Robert G. Heft of Ohio designed the 50-star American flag. His was one of the more than 1,500 designs that were submitted to President Dwight D. Eisenhower. 

HOW TO OBSERVE

Many people have died protecting our country. On National Flag Day, raise the flag and fly it proudly. Spend time learning more about U.S. flag history, too. 

NATIONAL FLAG DAY HISTORY

On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation deeming June 14th as Flag Day. President Wilson stated, “It is the anniversary of the day upon which the flag of the United States was adopted by the Congress as the emblem of the Union.” He also wrote, “On that day rededicate ourselves to the nation, ‘one and inseparable’ from which every thought that is not worthy of our fathers’ first vows in independence, liberty, and right shall be excluded and in which we shall stand with united hearts.”     

And........ today is also......... Thank you to all who served!!! 


Every year on June 14th, the United States Army celebrates its creation in 1775.
Formed from amateur troops of volunteer soldiers defending colonies against British tyranny, the oldest military force in the United States began before the U.S. formally existed. Their forces consisted of mostly inexperienced militiamen commanded by independent colonial armies. According to battlefields.org, there were never more than 48,000 Continental soldiers at one time. Today, the United States Army consists of over one million active-duty service members and an additional 800,000 National Guard and Reserves members.
The enduring history of the U.S. Army means they have been integral to many of the United State’s military, peace-keeping and humanitarian efforts. During the Army’s Birthday, these and many advancements will be recognized through events and ceremonies.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Wish the Army a Happy Birthday and learn about the history of the oldest branch of the U.S. military. Let those who serve in the Army how important their volunteer service means to you. Other ways to salute the Army’s Birthday include:
  • Share memories of your military service in the Army.
  • Buy an Army veteran a meal or drink.
  • Donate to your favorite veteran’s organization.
  • Volunteer your time with a veteran’s organization.
  • Raise the Army colors at your home or business.
  • Exercise your right to vote.
  • Offer an Army veteran an interview when they apply for a job at your place of business.
  • Offer an Army spouse an interview when they apply for a job at your place of business.
  • Show support to a military family through deployments, moves, and transfers.

ARMY BIRTHDAY HISTORY

On June 14, 1775, the Second Continental Congress created a Continental Army of existing militias (some that still exist today) to protect the Northern colonies from British troops.