Shaken not stirred…cheap verses expensive…straight up or on the rocks…abstain or indulge…Presidents had and still have favorites when imbibing. Brief nugget here on the first 5 presidents and their drink of choice:
George Washington – Dark Porter Beer…even though he distilled whisky and sold it, making huge profits…George was a beer drinker.
John Adams – Hard Cider…liked it so much he had it with breakfast.
Thomas Jefferson – French Wines…expensive ones filled his cellar.
James Madison – Champagne…although the bubbles could give him a headache.
James Monroe – French Red Wine…liked them so much that he ordered 1,200 bottles of French Burgundy and Champagnes…charged them to furnishings for the White House.
That man was Richard Henry Lee, a brilliant statesman from Virginia who helped create the United States of America. We all thank you Mr. Lee, for that beginning…that moment in history and for its outcome as a result of the resolve of the great men representing the 13 colonies and their passion for independence. Happy Fourth of July.
Well…the four are searching… wearing booties to protect their paws from 80 degree ground temperatures, hundreds of thousands of coconut crabs and sharp volcanic rock fragments. Sound like fun? Yeah, these well-trained dogs are doing their job and going for the find of their dog lives.
These dogs can hunt! Seriously…hoping they find the remaining bones of Amelia so we can put her to rest in our hearts and minds…that would be a golden moment for all.
Ever wonder why there is a Memorial Day. Well, read and thank Mary Logan… a woman who observed, with caring and emotional eyes…first hand the devastation left on the landscape immediately following the Civil War.
“British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand to etch 9,000 silhouettes representing fallen people into the sand. The original team consisted of 60 volunteers, but as word spread nearly 500 additional local residents arrived to help with the tribute to “The Fallen 9,000”.
Hear the bagpipes chant Amazing Grace and remember The Fallen.
Who knew that macaroni and cheese’s lineage is rich with such notables beginning with Marco Polo and going on to… Thomas Jefferson. Who knew that TJ’s cousin, Mary Randolph…his acting hostess in his Virginia home after the death of his wife… served macaroni and cheese made by James Hemings…see James was a slave owned by Thomas Jefferson…TJ had James schooled in the culinary arts in France and then James became his chef…James was among the first chefs in America to serve macaroni and cheese. TJ loved macaroni and cheese. There is so much more to this story.