Friday, September 6, 2013

Food Labels. Teach Every Child About Food. Jamie Oliver Food Revolution. President McKinley Shot. First Tank. Elton John Performs "Candle in the Wind" At Princess Diana's Funeral. Puppy Rescue.


For “Foodie Friday”:

“The most important thing to remember about food labels is that you should avoid foods that have labels.” By Joel Fuhrman, M.D.


Teach every child about food

“Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W. Va., TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food.
Jamie Oliver is transforming the way we feed ourselves, and our children. Jamie Oliver has been drawn to the kitchen since he was a child working in his father's pub-restaurant. He showed not only a precocious culinary talent but also a passion for creating (and talking about) fresh, honest, delicious food.”


Jamie Oliver Food Revolution - Episode 2 [ Elementary School ] Part 1

“Jamie meets more resistance when he tries to make over the lunch program at Central City Elementary School. But later, a dramatic display of the fat that's being fed to the kids successfully raises the ire of school parents.”


Jamie Oliver Food Revolution - Episode 2 [ Elementary School ] Part 2


Jamie Oliver Food Revolution - Episode 2 [ Elementary School ] Part 3


Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Episode 2 Part 4


Food For Thought



On This Day:

President William McKinley is shot, Sep 6, 1901:

“On this day in 1901, President William McKinley is shaking hands at the Pan-American Exhibition in Buffalo, New York, when a 28-year-old anarchist named Leon Czolgosz approaches him and fires two shots into his chest. The president rose slightly on his toes before collapsing forward, saying "be careful how you tell my wife."

He was rushed into surgery and seemed to be on the mend by September 12. Later that day, however, the president's condition worsened rapidly and, on September 14, McKinley died from gangrene that had gone undetected in the internal wound. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt was immediately sworn in as president.”


First tank produced, Sep 6, 1915:

“On this day in 1915, a prototype tank nicknamed Little Willie rolls off the assembly line in England. Little Willie was far from an overnight success. It weighed 14 tons, got stuck in trenches and crawled over rough terrain at only two miles per hour. However, improvements were made to the original prototype and tanks eventually transformed military battlefields.

Tanks rapidly became an important military weapon. During World War II, they played a prominent role across numerous battlefields. More recently, tanks have been essential for desert combat during the conflicts in the Persian Gulf.”


Elton John performs a re-written "Candle in the Wind" at Princess Diana's funeral, Sep 6, 1997:

“"The people's princess" was the label Great Britain's newly elected Prime Minister Tony Blair chose to use in describing the late Princess Diana in his first public statement following her death. It was a sensitive and understated way to refer to Diana's tremendous popularity among the British public despite her estrangement from England's royal family. Pop legend Elton John chose a more dramatic form of tribute: On September 6, 1997, at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, Elton John—a man not given to understatement—gave a tear-jerking performance of "Candle in the Wind," his 1973 Marilyn Monroe tribute rewritten in honor of the deceased princess.

It is safe to say that Westminster Abbey had never seen a performance quite like the one Elton John gave on this day in 1997. But then Westminster Abbey had never seen a royal funeral quite like Diana's, what with her brother, Earl Spencer, openly criticizing the royal family for mistreating her while television cameras beamed a live feed to the hundreds of thousands of mourners gathered directly outside and the millions more watching on television around the world. But it was Elton John's performance, seated alone at a grand piano, which stole the show.”



Ray was going to the doctor, and Jay was going accompany his mother to her doctor. They were going to drop off Maddie, their Yorkie for me to groom, on their way out of the subdivision.

Then I heard that Roni, a drunk/druggie gal who lives down the street, hadn’t been seen for four days.  She has a sweet black lab, so I worried about ‘Big Girl’, and took her some food.  She kept on getting in my car, she really wanted to leave there.  She knows that I would give her loving care, as I have done it before.  But I couldn’t bring her here, so I will go there to feed her each day until something is resolved.

There were 7 black and tan puppies wandering in the street, and their mother was locked up inside Roni’s house.  I scooped the puppies up into a carrier, and called Animal Control.  I set the pups up in a pen in my shady carport, gave them food and water, with a fan blowing on them. They loved that.

When the Animal Control officer arrived she took pictures of each pup and loaded them into carriers on her truck.  She said she would post a notice on Roni’s house about the abandoned dog.  If there was no answer to her notice within 24 hours, then a police warrant would be issued to break into the house to get the mama dog.  There was another dog, very skinny, with terrible skin problems, and terrified of people.  If I could have caught him, I would have turned him over to Animal Control, too.

I have taken care of Big Girl before, but it was in cooler weather, so I kept her in my garage and took her for walks.  But she was just a puppy then and tore stuff up, mostly because she was bored and wasn’t used to being locked up.  My back fence might not contain a dog that large, and that is a very busy street behind me.  Anyway, I didn’t want her going potty in my Misty’s back yard, as I was sure she had fleas, worms and germs.  Roni doesn’t take good care of her animals.

Big-GirlBig Girl is a sweet, young dog, she is spayed and housebroken, but I can’t keep her in my house, as Nala, my foster cat, can’t be around any animal that hasn’t been checked out by our SPCA vet.  So I can’t bring Big Girl here.  I have the word out to our SPCA to see if one of our foster parents might have room for her.  She would make a wonderful companion for someone, and she deserves a better life.

They had the appointment time wrong, so by the time Jay and his mother were on the way to the doctor, it was too late to start grooming Maddie.  I will have to wait until another day when Jay isn’t here, or Maddie won’t hold still.  Most dogs are like that if their ‘parents’ are around.

Jay struck out at the thrift shop where he had bought the incomplete remote controlled car the day before.  The lady would not refund, nor give him credit towards the brass/wooden drum with holes in it.  Yes, he bought it, and now he wonders why he did!

We welcomed the rain again, later in the day.

No comments: