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January 2019
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Monday Photos

Today’s Monday Photo is also a past photo, a snowy photo from a past snowy day.

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Monday Photos

I’ll be posting a photo every Monday in 2019. Today is the first. It may be a new photo or one I’ve taken before. Today is a rainy, gray, cold, blustery day so I’ll post a photo from last summer’s vacation to Florida when the weather was better and the sun was out.

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A Date Which Will Live in Infamy

Early on a beautiful Sunday morning 77 years ago, the world changed.

At 7:55 a.m local. December 7, 1941 the attack begins.

Pearl Harbor Attack

Pearl Harbor Attack

The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor to remove what it saw as a threat to the empire’s southern expansion. The Pearl Harbor attack hurt us badly, but it also hardened our resolve and brought us fully into WWII.

Snopes has some photos that were purported to be found in an old Brownie camera years after the attack. The story was untrue, but the photos are archival and genuine.

The U.S. Navy has a Pearl Harbor site with more photos.

Chris at A Large Regular has linked to this National Geographic Pearl Harbor site in the past. It has a multimedia timeline, survivor stories, kid’s section, and more.

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Instant Pot Max

You can now CAN in the newest Instant Pot model. It will maintain 15 psi. Yay! Elder Son and his GF will be gifted with a hand-me-down older model that still works perfectly well and I’ll be able to can safely. 

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KitchenAid Pro Bowl-Lift Mixers

Amazon has Onyx Black, Silver, and Empire Red Pro Bowl Lift Stand Mixers at $299.99 in advance of Black Friday. What a great gift for the baker in your life (or yourself)!!

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100 Years

Today is the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day. The original Veterans’ Day.

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Veterans’ Day 2018

Armistice Day, Veterans’ Day, Remembrance Day

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month…

In Flanders Fields


In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe;
To you, from failing hands, we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Written by Lt-Colonel John McRae (1915)

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Fall Back 2018

It’s that time of year again, time to set the clocks back to Standard time. You don’t have to do it if you’re in Puerto Rico, Arizona, or Hawaii because they don’t switch to Daylight Saving Time in the first place.

Fall Back to Standard Time 11/4/18 @ 2am
Time to Fall Back to Standard Time
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