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Saturday, August 7, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Strange Town Name, Funk ~ Asian Lettuce Wraps ~ Purple Heart Day


Good 57º cloudy on and off morning. 
Yesterday we topped at 97º.
Picture of the Day .. a public bench ... 'keep your distance' !! 😁

Interesting... how would you like to live in this town... Funk, Nebraska!

Funk is a village in Phelps CountyNebraska, United States. The population was 194 at the 2010 census.

Funk was platted in 1887 on the railroad. It was named for Phillip C. Funk, an early settler. Funk was incorporated as a village in 1913.

Funk is located at 

40°27′49″N 99°15′0″W.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.26 square miles, all land.

At the 2010 census there were 194 people, 79 households, and 54 families living in the village. The population density was 746.2 inhabitants per square mile. There were 85 housing units at an average density of 326.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 95.9% White, 0.5% Native American, 0.5% from other races, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5%.


Of the 79 households 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.6% were non-families. 29.1% of households were one person and 15.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.02.


The median age in the village was 45.6 years. 26.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17% were from 25 to 44; 33% were from 45 to 64; and 18.6% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.




From Mr. Food


The latest trend in home cooking is copycat restaurant recipes! That's why we're making these fantastic Asian Lettuce Wraps; it's the delicious taste of eating out, from the comfort of your own kitchen. This recipe is a low carb, high protein way to enjoy a homemade taste of Asia. The best part? There's no tipping required.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons chopped pickled ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 14 Boston Bibb or butter lettuce leaves (1 head)
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup shredded cucumber


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté beef, onion, salt, and pepper 5 to 6 minutes or until browned; drain liquid. Add hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, pickled ginger, and garlic and heat 2 minutes or until heated through.
  2. Place lettuce leaves on serving platter and top each with a spoonful of the cooked beef mixture, the carrots, and cucumber. Serve immediately.


****Add your own personality by topping each with a bit of your favorite Asian dipping sauces. Put out bowls of them along with some chopped peanuts, and have a ball! 

Historically this date.....
1782 – George Washington orders the creation of the Badge of Military Merit to honor soldiers wounded in battle. It is later renamed to the more poetic Purple Heart.

1959 – The Lincoln Memorial design on the U.S. penny goes into circulation. It replaces the "sheaves of wheat" design, and was minted until 2008

1965 – The infamous first Reyes party between Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters and motorcycle gang the Hells Angels takes place at Kesey's estate in La Honda, California introducing psychedelics to the gang world and forever linking the hippie movement to the Hell's Angels.

1970 – California judge Harold Haley is taken hostage in his courtroom and killed during in an effort to free George Jackson from police custody.
.............Jackson a Black Panther and horrible person! .....

2007 – Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank Aaron's record by hitting his 756th home run.

And births this date include...
1944 – David Rasche, American actor

1944 – Robert Mueller, American soldier and lawyer, 6th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation


1960 – David Duchovny, American actor

1975 – Charlize Theron, South African model and actress
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Purple Heart Day, on August 7th, commemorates the creation of the oldest American military decoration for military merit. The Purple Heart honors the men and women who are of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. During the American Revolutionary War, the Badge for Military Merit decorated six known soldiers.
General George Washington created the Badge of Merit in 1782. Washington intended the honor to be presented to soldiers for “any singularly meritorious action.” Its design included a purple, heart-shaped piece of silk bound with a thin edge of silver. Across the face, the word Merit was embroidered in silver. While the badge symbolized the courage and devotion of an American Patriot, no one knows who designed the award.
Until Washington’s 200th birthday, the Purple Heart persisted as a Revolutionary War footnote. Through the efforts of General Douglas MacArthur, the U.S. War Department created the Order of the Purple Heart. Today the medal bears a bust of George Washington and his coat of arms.
While an accurate and complete list of names no longer exists, National Geographic recently estimated that nearly 1.9 million service members have earned Purple Hearts since its creation. It is the oldest U.S. military honor still bestowed upon service members today. Until 1944, the Purple Heart recognized service members’ commendable actions as well. Then in 1944, the requirements limited the award to only those wounded or killed in combat.
Purple Heart Firsts
  • William Brown and Elijah Churchill received the Badge of Military Merit during the Revolutionary War when the award first replaced the Fidelity Medallion.
  • Army General Douglas MacArthur received the first modern-day Purple Heart.
  • Army Lt. Annie G. Fox received the Purple Heart during World War II for her actions during the attack on Pearl Harbor.


Honor everyone who has received a Purple Heart. Learn more about the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
While celebrating the heroes who earned the Purple Heart, learn more about them.
  • Read For Military Merit: Recipients of the Purple Heart by Fred L. Borch or Purple Heart by Patricia McCormick.
  • Watch a documentary like Purple Heart Warriors: Tears of a Warrior by Tony Seahorn.
  • Visit a military museum like the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor or The National WWII Museum. 


Since 1932, Americans have celebrated Purple Heart Day on both Washington’s birthday and Valentine’s Day. Some states and cities observed the day in their own way at different times throughout the year. Each declaration encouraged citizens to support wounded veterans with the purchase of a purple viola.
No matter when the observance occurred, it recognized the men and women killed and wounded in combat and their heroic actions. As the day evolved, it more commonly was observed on the day of the Purple Heart’s creation, August 7, 1782.