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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Weather/Smoke ~ Breathable Masks ~ Local Forecast ~ Picture of the Day ~ Connecticut Facts ~ One-Dish Chicken ~ Chuck & Linda Kuehl ~ National Son's and Daughter's Day

 

Good 58º SUPER smokey morning. 
 
Yesterday, again, we were smokey and I couldn't see my mountain...and we topped at 102º.



Wearing a mask is what everyone should do when going outside... here's an article about smoke masks...
  
Our local forecast... ugh

 
 
Picture of the Day... perfect timing.. from my friend PJ
 

 
 
 
Interesting about Connecticut ...

Connecticut is a state in the United States. Its capital is Hartford


and its largest city is Bridgeport.


The name "Connecticut" comes from the Mohegan Indian word "Quinnehtukqut". It means "Long River Place" or "Beside the Long Tidal River." The first explorer from Europe to come to Connecticut was Adriaen Block, from the Netherlands. After he explored this region in 1614, Dutch fur traders sailed up the Connecticut River (Named Versche Rivier by the Dutch) and built a fort near present-day Hartford, which they called "House of Hope" (Dutch: Huys de Hoop).

 

The first English settlers came in 1633. They were Puritans from Massachusetts, who were led by the Reverend Thomas Hooker. They founded the Connecticut Colony. Colonies were also established at Old Saybrook and New Haven, which later became part of Connecticut. Historically important colonial settlements included: Windsor (1633), Wethersfield (1634), Saybrook (1635), Hartford (1636), New Haven (1638), and New London (1646).

 

Because the Dutch were outnumbered by the English settlers, they left their fort in 1654. Connecticut's first constitution, the "Fundamental Orders," was adopted on January 14, 1639, while its current constitution, the third for Connecticut, was adopted in 1965. Connecticut is the fifth of the original thirteen states.

 

The western boundaries of Connecticut have been subject to change over time. According to a 1650 agreement with the Dutch, the western boundary of Connecticut ran north from the west side of Greenwich Bay "provided the said line come not within 10 miles  of Hudson River." On the other hand, Connecticut's original Charter in 1662 granted it all the land to the "South Sea," i.e. the Pacific Ocean. This probably added confusion to the early forefathers because the Pacific Ocean is located on the west coast of the United States. Agreements with New York, the "Pennamite Wars" with Pennsylvania over Westmoreland County, followed by Congressional intervention, and the relinquishment and sale of the Western Reserve lands brought the state to its present boundaries.

 

The Connecticut River cuts through the center of the state, flowing into Long Island Sound, Connecticut's outlet to the Atlantic Ocean.



The western boundaries of Connecticut have been subject to change over time. According to a 1650 agreement with the Dutch, the western boundary of Connecticut ran north from the west side of Greenwich Bay "provided the said line come not within 10 miles of Hudson River." On the other hand, Connecticut's original Charter in 1662 granted it all the land to the "South Sea," i.e. the Pacific Ocean. This probably added confusion to the early forefathers because the Pacific Ocean is located on the west coast of the United States. Agreements with New York, the "Pennamite Wars" with Pennsylvania over Westmoreland County, followed by Congressional intervention, and the relinquishment and sale of the Western Reserve lands brought the state to its present boundaries.

 
 
From Mr. Food


 

Our One-Dish Chicken is great. Why? Because it’s easy to make and delicious! A few simple steps, and your trusty casserole dish, are all you need to make sure that tonight’s dinner is going to be the best you’ve ever had.

 

  • 1 cup rice, uncooked
  • 1 (10-1/2-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (10-1/2 ounce) can cream of celery soup
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 soup can water
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 3-1/2 to 4-pound chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • Paprika for sprinkling

 

  1. Preheat oven to 400º. Coat a 9-x 13-inch casserole dish with cooking spray; set aside. In a large bowl, combine rice, three soups, water, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce; mix well.
  2. Pour mixture into casserole dish. Press chicken into mixture. Sprinkle top with paprika, cover with aluminum foil, and bake 1 hour. Uncover and bake 25 to 30 minutes more or until chicken is golden and cooked through.

 

 
Special Anniversary today... Chuck and Linda Kuehl are celebrating #20. Happy Anniversary kids!! xo
 
 
 
 
Historically this date....
1929 – Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.


1934 – The first civilian prisoners arrive at the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island.


1942 – Actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil receive a patent for a Frequency-hopping spread spectrum communication system that later became the basis for modern technologies in wireless telephones and Wi-Fi.


1965 – Race riots (the Watts Riots) begin in the Watts area of Los Angeles, California.


1972 – Vietnam War: the last United States ground combat unit leaves South Vietnam.
 
 

And births this date include...
1923 – Stan Chambers, American journalist (d. 2015)
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1933 – Jerry Falwell, American pastor and evangelist (d. 2007)
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1950 – Steve Wozniak, American computer scientist and programmer, co-founded Apple Inc.
 
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1953 – Hulk Hogan, American wrestler and actor
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All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Wednesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Son’s and Daughter’s Day on August 11th brings parents and their children together for quality time. On this day, be with the joys of your life.
Let your children know that you are glad they are part of your life. While listening to the events of their day, share family stories. Find out about their hopes and dreams. Learn what inspires them. Teach them something new, or maybe there’s something they can teach you. Enjoy every day you have with them and spend as much quality time as you can.
Time with our children can be fleeting. Not only do they grow quickly, but their interests and needs change, too. Whether we realize it or not, sons and daughters look up to us. They emulate our behavior – the good and the bad. As much as times change, children don’t. We craved our parent’s approval and acceptance. Our children do, too.
Every child is different. Their personalities uniquely fitted to them. While one child devours books, another may deconstruct every electronic device in the house. The chatterbox keeps us awake on long road trips and the night owl keeps us alert to everything under the stars. No two are the same. That’s exactly how it’s supposed to be. Celebrate them and the parts they play in your family.

 

NATIONAL SON’S AND DAUGHTER’S DAY HISTORY

The earliest record National Day Calendar could find of an August 11th observance of this day took place in 1988. It’s mentioned in a Nanaimo (British Columbia, Canada) Daily News article dated August 12, 1988. While we were unable to identify the creator of National Son’s and Daughter’s Day, we did find other earlier events with this name.
According to an article in the August 20, 1944, St. Joseph News-Press/Gazette, in 1936, J Henry Dusenberry first pursued the idea of a Sons’ and Daughters’ Day. The thought occurred to him after hearing a child ask why there was no such occasion. Through his efforts, the day started in Missouri and spread. Parents placed a flower representing each of their children in a vase and put the vase in a prominent room in the house. Throughout the day, parents thought about their children as they gazed at the flowers, especially those who no longer lived in the house. By 1945, the celebration reached its peak at 22 states with organizations participating in the event.
In the following years, organizations such as the Lions Club and women’s auxiliaries would host Sons and Daughters Day in their municipalities. However, these observances would change from year to year.
Then, in 1972, Florida Congressman Claude Pepper submitted a request for the establishment of a Sons’ and Daughters’ Day on behalf of Georgia Paul of Del Rio, Texas. According to the Del Rio News-Herald dated October 28, 1972, the request suggested the proclamation would observe the day on last Sunday in January annually. However, neither the House nor the Senate signed a bill or joint resolution to declare the day.