National Chicken Wing Day

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No, not today but tomorrow! Tomorrow, July 29th, is NATIONAL CHICKEN WING DAY! You know the things that chickens have that they rarely use.

However, do you know where they came from?

Buffalo, New York lays claim to the birthplace of the chicken wing and that’s why they are often called Buffalo wings as well. John Young had opened Wings’n Things on Jefferson Avenue Buffalo, New York in 1963. His wings were breaded and dressed in a tomato-based sauce.

The story goes that Teressa Bellissimo created the Buffalo chicken wings we enjoy today at the Anchor Bar, which she owned with her husband Frank, when her son Dominic and some of his college friends decided they wanted a late night bite to eat. She wanted a fast and easy dish so she deep-fried some chicken wings, which in 1964 were usually reserved for soup stock. She tossed them in butter and hot sauce. Naturally, they were an instant hit. The Bellissimos weren’t the first Buffalo restaurateurs to realize the potential of chicken wings but they are the most famous.

Want some chicken wing recipes? Check out the FoodNetwork at this link => Wing Recipes

Interesting Story

Richard Cameron, never really talked a lot about his time in Viet Nam, other than he had been shot by a sniper. However, he had a rather grainy, 8 x 10 black and white photo he had taken at a USO show of Ann Margret with Bob Hope in the background that was one of his treasures.

A few years ago, Ann Margaret was doing a book signing at a local bookstore. Richard wanted to see if he could get her to sign the treasured photo so he arrived at the bookstore at 12 o’clock for the 7:30 signing.

When I got there after work, the line went all the way around the bookstore, circled the parking lot, and disappeared behind a parking garage. Before her appearance, bookstore employees announced that she would sign only her book and no memorabilia would be permitted.

Richard was disappointed, but wanted to show her the photo and let her know how much those shows meant to lonely GI’s so far from home.. Ann Margaret came out looking as beautiful as ever and, as second in line, it was soon Richard’s turn.

He presented the book for her signature and then took out the photo. When he did, there were many shouts from the employees that she would not sign it. Richard said, “I understand. I just wanted her to see it.”

She took one look at the photo, tears welled up in her eyes and she said, “This is one of my gentlemen from Viet Nam and I most certainly will sign his photo. I know what these men did for their country and I always have time for ‘my gentlemen.”

With that, she pulled Richard across the table and planted a big kiss on him. She then made quite a to-do about the bravery of the young men she met over the years, how much she admired them, and how much she appreciated them. There weren’t too many dry eyes among those close enough to hear. She then posed for pictures and acted as if he were the only one there.

That night was a turning point for him. He walked a little straighter and, for the first time in years, was proud to have been a Vet. I’ll never forget Ann Margaret for her graciousness and how much that small act of kindness meant to my husband.

Later at dinner, Richard was very quiet. When I asked if he’d like to talk about it, my big, strong husband broke down in tears.. ”That’s the first time anyone ever thanked
me for my time in the Army,” he said.

I now make it a point to say ‘Thank you’ to every person I come across who served in our Armed Forces. Freedom does not come cheap and I am grateful for all those who have served their country.
(As Told by Mrs. Ron Cameron on FaceBook)

If you’d like to pass on this story, feel free to do so. Perhaps it will help others to become aware of how important it is to acknowledge the contribution our service people make.

Silly Sunday

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For all you teachers, grandparents and anyone who knows and converses with children – be careful what you ask for…..

A group of kindergartners were trying very hard to become accustomed to the first grade.

The biggest hurdle they faced was that the teacher insisted on NO baby talk! You need to use ‘Big People’ words,’ she was always reminding them. She asked John what he had done over the weekend?

‘I went to visit my Nana.’

‘No, you went to visit your GRANDMOTHER. Use ‘Big People’ words!’

She then asked Mitchell what he had done

‘I took a ride on a choo-choo.’

She said. ‘No, you took a ride on a TRAIN. You must remember to use ‘Big People’ words.’

She then asked little Alex what he had done?

‘I read a book,’ he replied.

That’s WONDERFUL!’ the teacher said.

‘What book did you read?’

( I love this…)

Alex thought real hard about it, then puffed out his chest with great pride and said: “Winnie the SHIT”

Sunday is the place to come for weekly laughs. The rules are simple, just have fun.

This is a great opportunity to get to know other bloggers and have a laugh or two in the process.

Here is how it works: Laugh and Link Up!

Post a joke.
Add your link with the URL to your joke in the Linky Tools Widget.
Read my joke.
Leave a comment to tell me how much you enjoyed my joke.
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Feline Friday

Have you ever thrown a respectable cocktail party at your home only to have your feline family member come out and proudly display their uncovered rear? While kitty might enjoy showing off their brown eye, we’re sure your guests don’t like to see that one eyed monster while munching on their caviar. Give your cat some class. Hang a Twinkle Tush from their tail and cover that butt in bling. – http://twinkletush.com/

Feline Friday is simple to join. All you have to do is..

1) post a picture, drawing, cartoon or video of a cat (They may be silly or cute)

2) go up top to the menu bar and click on the Feline Friday code

3) paste the code under your cat picture

4) add your name and link

5) links without cat pictures will be deleted

6) sites that have cat pictures selling unrelated things will be deleted (EX: Cat picture on a sites that sells hats, shoes, electronics, etc.)

That’s all there is to it! Be sure to check back every so often and visit all the Feline Friday bloggers. Also, please leave a nice comment on their blogs. Nasty comments will be deleted!


Hometown Hero – John A. Vescio – New York State Police

The driver who crashed his car was an elderly man who investigators say was in diabetic shock, The Journal News reported. Fortunately for him, an off-duty state police officer was in the station pumping gas at the time. Vescio, who is a New York State Police senior investigator, managed to run away just as the fire erupted.

In the video above, he can be seen quickly returning to the scene to rescue the elderly man. Despite being injured by a gas pump that fell on him as he made his escape, Vescio opened the man’s car door and dragged him to safety. He also warned people to stay back from his vehicle, which had live ammunition in the trunk.

“It happened so quick,” Vescio told The Journal News. “It was hard to think. I pretty much just reacted.”

Vescio and the driver escaped with minor injuries.

Story can be found at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/12/officer-gas-station-fire_n_5485528.html

Awww… Monday

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Join us every Monday for Awww…Mondays. Post a picture that makes you say Awww…and that’s it.

Make sure you leave a link to your post here and I’ll visit your Awww…Mondays post. What better why to start the week than with a smile.


Silly Sunday

Last week, I took my grandchildren to a restaurant.

My eight-year-old grandson asked if he could say grace.

As we bowed our heads he said, “God is good, God is great. Thank you for the food, and I would thank you even more if Grandpa gets us ice cream for dessert. And liberty and justice for all! Amen!”

Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby, I heard a woman remark, “That’s what’s wrong with this country. Kids today don’t even know how to pray. Asking God for ice cream! Why I never!”

Hearing this, my grandson burst into tears and asked me, “Did I do it wrong? Is God mad at me?”

So after I assured him that he had done a terrific job and that God was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman approached the table.

He winked at my grandson and said, “I happen to know that God thought that
was a great prayer.”

“Really?” my grandson asked.

“Cross my heart,” the man replied.

Then, in a theatrical whisper, he added (indicating the woman whose remark
had started this whole thing), “Too bad she never asks God for ice cream. A little ice cream is sometimes good for the soul.”

Naturally, I bought my grandchildren ice cream at the end of the meal. My grandson stared at his ice cream for a moment, and then he did something I will remember the rest of my life.

He picked up his sundae and, without a word, walked over and placed it in front of the woman.

With a big smile he told her:
“Here, this is for you. Shove it up your ass, you grouchy old bitch!”

Kind of brings tears to your eyes, doesn’t it?

Sunday is the place to come for weekly laughs. The rules are simple, just have fun.

This is a great opportunity to get to know other bloggers and have a laugh or two in the process.

Here is how it works: Laugh and Link Up!

Post a joke.
Link Up with the URL to your joke in the Linky Tools Widget.
Read my joke.
Leave a comment to tell me how much you enjoyed my joke.
Try and visit a few others participating in Silly Sunday.


Soap Box (Rant) Saturday!

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Someone please tell me what the HELL’s wrong with All the people that run this country!!!!!! 
 
Both Democrats and Republicans say, “We’re broke” And can’t help our own

Seniors,
Veterans,
Orphans,
Homeless,
Etc.?????

 But, over the last several years THEY have provided direct cash aid to….
   

Hamas – $351 M,
Libya    $1.45 B,
Egypt – $397 M,
Mexico – $622 M,
Russia – $380 M,
Haiti – $1.4 B,
Jordan – $463 M,
Kenya – $816 M,
Sudan – $870 M,
Nigeria – $456 M,
Uganda – $451 M,
Congo – $359 M,
Ethiopia – $981 M,
Pakistan – $2 B,
South Africa – $566 M,
Senegal – $698 M,
Mozambique – $404 M,
Zambia – $331 M,
Kazakhstan – $304 M,
Iraq    –   $1.08 B,
Tanzania – $554 M,

 …with literally Billions of Dollars and they still hate us!!!! 
 
 But on the other hand, our retired seniors, Living on a ‘fixed income,’
 
 Receive LITTLE aid! Nor do they get any breaks, while our government and religious organizations will pour  Hundreds of Billions Of $$$$$$’s and Tons of Food to Foreign Countries! Someone needs to explain to them that Charity begins AT HOME!!!
 
 And another atrocity….  We have Hundreds of adoptable  American Children who are shoved aside to make room for the adoption of  Foreign orphans.
 
 AMERICA: A country where we have countless homeless without shelter, children going to bed hungry, elderly going without needed medication and the mentally ill without treatment — etc.
 
 

YET……….

 
 They will have a ‘Benefit’ Show for the people of Haiti, on 12 TV Stations; Ships and planes lining up with food, water, tents, clothes, bedding, doctors and medical supplies. 
 
 Now Just Imagine if ou rown *GOVERNMENT*
 
Gave ‘US’ the same support they give to foreign countries. 
  

 Sad isn’t it?