Good sunny patchy cloud 48º morning.
Yesterday started off raining but not for long....
Then the clouds got fluffy and some blue sky and wild turkeys were sitting in the shade....
We topped at 76º.
Picture of the Day ... perfect timing
Interesting about Milton Hershey and USS Amerika....
The man behind America’s most iconic chocolate bar, Milton Hershey, bought a VIP ticket for the Titanic but ended up not boarding the ship as planned. The founder of the Hershey Chocolate Company had spent the winter in France and planned to sail home on the Titanic. The Hershey Company Archives has in its collection a $300 check Hershey wrote to the White Star Line as deposit toward his stateroom. Fortunately for Hershey, business back home apparently intervened, and he instead caught a ship that was sailing earlier, the German liner Amerika.
- USS America (ID-3006), launched in 1905 as SS Amerika by Harland and Wolff in Belfast for the Hamburg America Line of Germany as a passenger ocean liner, before becoming USS America in 1917
USS America (ID-3006) was a troop transport for the United States Navy during World War I. She was launched in 1905 as SS Amerika by Harland and Wolff in Belfast for the Hamburg America Line of Germany. As a passenger liner, she sailed primarily between Hamburg and New York. On 14 April 1912, Amerika transmitted a wireless message about icebergs near the same area where RMS Titanic struck one and sank less than three hours later. At the outset of the war, Amerika was docked at Boston; rather than risk seizure by the British Royal Navy, she remained in port for the next three years.
Hours before the American entry into World War I, Amerika was seized and placed under control of the United States Shipping Board (USSB). Later transferred to the U.S. Navy for use as a troop transport, she was initially commissioned as USS Amerika with Naval Registry Identification Number 3006 (ID-3006), but her name was soon Anglicized to America. As America she transported almost 40,000 troops to France. She sank at her mooring in New York in 1918, but was soon raised and reconditioned. After the Armistice, America transported over 51,000 troops back home from Europe. In 1919, she was handed over to the War Department for use by the United States Army as USAT America, under whose control she remained until 1920.
My dad joined the US Navy and sailed to France on the USS Amerika during WWI. He was a young kid and just 17 years old, lied about his age. Born in 1901.
If you want to read more about this ship, go here:
From Mr. Food.... Cheesy Beer Dip
Creamy, dreamy and ready in no-time. If that sounds like something you’d like to serve at your next gathering, then print out this recipe and keep it in a safe place. You see, we start out with 4 cheeses and take them over the top by adding a splash of beer. Then, we suggest you serve these with toasted refrigerated English muffins as the perfect dippers.
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup beer
- 3 scallions, sliced
Special birthday today........ Julie Moran, manager at Ace Hardware in Rogue River. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIE!!!!
Historically this date....
1775 – American Revolutionary War: George Washington is appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental Army.
1846 – The Oregon Treaty establishes the 49th parallel as the border between the United States and Canada, from the Rocky Mountains to the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
1864 – Arlington National Cemetery is established when 200 acres around Arlington Mansion (formerly owned by
Confederate General Robert E. Lee) are officially set aside as a
1916 – U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signs a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America, making them the only American youth organization with a federal charter.
And births this date include....
1917 – Lash LaRue, American actor (d. 1996)
.... quite the controversial guy!
1963 – Helen Hunt, American actress
1970 – Leah Remini, American actress
1973 – Neil Patrick Harris, American actor, singer, and director
Late yesterday afternoon Miss Doe made a visit to my front yard and ate grass.....
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo