I’m not really picking a favorite – that would be too hard. But the dog pictured, Grover, whom we had in Fiji certainly was memorable for many good reasons. A fiji hound! He was full of fun – we loved him and he loved us.
Old postcard of The Kremlin
This beautiful Rhodesian Ridgeback sat next to me at the Barking Dog Ale House here in Ballard. But, sadly, I overheard the waiter tell Mollie’s owners that from now on dogs will not be allowed to accompany their owners in the restaurant/pub. That is bad news, For me that’s half the reason for going there. Each time I have lunch there I usually see at least one or more interesting well behaved dogs.
From: The Secret Diary of an American Sailor, Seaman First Class, James J. Fahey aboard the USS Montpelier :
2 August – All hands rose at 4:30 am because of storm warnings, the ships turned back 110 miles from Shanghai. A typhoon is heading towards our position. We will then travel south and patrol around until the danger passes. The sea was full of enormous swells today.
3 August – It was very chilly on the midnight to 4 am watch. The sea was very rough. All hands were up for sunrise General Quarters at 4:30 am. We were to refuel the destroyers today but could not because of the condition of the ocean.
The radio reported that 820 B-29 super forts hit Japan — 819 planes returned to their home bases. It was the largest raid in history. They dropped 6600 tons of bombs.
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when the sun shines
Samoyede a British card but I can’t make out the postmark. It’s a British HaPenney Stamp.
Photo credit – Liz Lovick. Orkney Scotland
The days are getting longer and brighter – hooray.
We discussed rationing and we’ve discussed just how well our parents and grandparents ate – despite the rationing and time of war when all the “good” stuff was going overseas! So …. as promised, here are some more of the wonderful recipes from the 1940’s.
Please thank Carolyn on her website for putting these delicious meals on-line!
Recipe 31:Farmhouse Scramble (version 1)
Recipe 32:Cottage Pie
Recipe 33: Potato and Cheese Bake
Recipe 34:Boeuf Bourguignon 1940s Rations Style
Recipe 35: Potato Floddies
Recipe 36:Bread and Apple Pudding
Recipe 37: Danish Apple Pudding
Recipe 38:Vegetable Stew
Recipe 39:Wartime Welsh Cakes
Recipe 40:Cold meat pasties
Recipe 41:Quick chocolate icing
Recipe 42:Potato Rarebit
Recipe 43: Mock Cream Recipe 2
Recipe 44: No Cook Chocolate Cake
Recipe 45:Mince Slices
Recipe 46:Marmite Mushrooms (a modern creation?)
Recipe 47: Eggless…
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