June 6, 1944– Tonight’s communiqué just in from D-Day invasion headquarters summarizes the news. “Allied forces,” it says, “have succeeded in their initial landings in France; and fighting continues.” Lowell Thomas was the Walter Cronkite of radio. Beginning in 1930, he broadcast twice each evening on CBS radio. It was said that his voice had
Originally published June 12, 2013; formatting updated A bit of background about why I found this article so so so funny… . Yesterday I had occasion to learn a bit about Joseph Warren, who among other things, helped craft the Suffolk Resolves of 1774 which denounced Parliament after the Boston Tea Party. Paul Revere carried
Originally posted late June, 2016. The French Potato Salad was an integral part of tonight’s Marica Cooks Monday Cold Supper. Earlier this afternoon I was recounting the making of this potato salad to Miss M. She asked what made it French. Good Question. I had no answer. But the recipe did instruct to do something I’d never
It is the most beautiful and sacred of our national holidays, and its observance is of a dignified, reverent nature. Mary Emogene Hazeltine. Anniversaries and Holidays: A Calendar of Days and How to Observe Them. American Library Association, Chicago. 1928. From the 1965 edition: It is a day of heroes, a day to remember their sacrifices
Originally posted May 23, 2015 and not too subtly addressed to my children. “In Flanders Fields” is a poem written by physician and poet John McCrae on May 3, 1915 (thanks, wikipedia!) after the death of a friend and fellow soldier in WWI. Flanders, of course, refers to Belgium, specifically the western parts where during
6:29pm. In any case, Mr. Big Food asked a few minutes ago if we wanted to go outside and listen to some music. I said no. We really did not. I then reported these statistics to him and he responded that he would be watching a Reds baseball game on the TV set.
See the smoker smoking here. Mr. Big Food smoked it for about 4 1/2 hours. Then brought it in to cool. Then I sliced it as thin as I could get it with the electric slicer.
Mr. Big Food just hollered at me from the kitchen, “Hey, Marica! Look out the window!” “Is it picture worthy?” “Oh, yeah!” I just looked again and trust me– this was just getting started. The sirloin tip that will smoke over apple wood for four hours is destined to become Zesty Smoke Beef Roast.
I posted the following on October 2, 2013. Reposting it in its entirety (though reformatted) for the Memorial Day weekend, 2019. Ernie Pyle was an American journalist and war correspondent. A quick perusal of Brave Men confirms that he wrote from the perspective of the common soldier. A few snippets from Chapter 35, “A Last Word”: This final
Happy Day After Mother’s Day! A comment from SueK yesterday reminded me of something. We wished each other Happy Mother’s Day and she said, “Telephone time!” Kids were calling. Back in the crappy olden days when everyone had a landline, Mother’s Day was the busiest day of the year for calls. Sometimes when you tried
Surprise! It’s a Mother’s Day guest blog post! by Miss M from 2014 I have the best daughters!
Christ the Lord is ris’n today, Alleluia! Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia! Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia! Sing, ye heav’ns, and earth, reply, Alleluia! Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia! Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia! Once He died our souls to save, Alleluia! Where thy victory, O grave?
From Powerline’s The Week in Pictures. Link coming.
Along the Via Dolorosa, Way of Grief. The top photo is of an impression of Jesus’ hand as he stumbled while carrying the cross. Top row middle, Station VII along the way where Jesus fell a second time. Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Entry to the tomb. This site has a telling of Via Dolorosa
The religious value of such a picture lies in its power to revive personal memories. Death is one of the most solemn realities in the world; it is the door by which one passes from the seen and temporal into the more immediate consciousness of things unseen and eternal. Commentary on Decent from the Cross
The state of Western Civilization notwithstanding, today will be even gloriouser than yesterday. Pax vobiscum.
This looks like something that would be fun to make with… oh, I don’t know… a little boy, doesn’t it? 😉 From The Best of Bon Appetit (1979) brought to you courtesy of Mr. Big Food’s Big Food Manual and Survivalist Flourishing Guide. (More info here; similar recipe here.) “This bread may be frozen and decorated
From The Best of Bon Appetit (1979) Be creative! Make this in the shape of a bunny instead of a duck! More info here; similar recipe here.) “Each slice of this festive bread will show a swirl of raspberry, chocolate and nuts.” —The Best of Bon Appetit (1979) “Duck may be prepared a day ahead.
Written Monday, April 1, 2018 This morning I looked into the future and determined that I was not going to be wholly productive today, and I was correct. But I ought to do something, right? So I looked to see what sort of things I had previously posted about Easter. It appears I had a