In Praise of Garlic July Birthdays Garlic Days reign from July 26–28 in Gilroy, California, the garlic capital of the world. What’s the big stink about? Garlic is a wonder food with many health benefits. It is a natural antibiotic, anti-viral, and antiinflammatory. Raw garlic, as opposed to cooked or dried, also boosts the immune system. At the first sign of a cold, eat as much raw garlic by the clove as you can stomach. If you were born between July 1–22, you are a Cancer, the Crab. Crabs are emotional, caring, and generous. Quick to help those in need, Cancers make loyal and compassionate friends. They also love to socialize. Those born between July 23–31 are Leo, the Lion. Leos are generous, warmhearted, and creative. They are outgoing, self-assured, and have a zest for life that makes them natural leaders. Garlic has been appreciated by different civilizations throughout the ages. In ancient Egypt, garlic was considered holy. Indeed, the slaves who built the pyramids were given daily rations of garlic because it was thought to increase endurance and strength. It cost a small fortune to keep them supplied with garlic, as this humble vegetable was considered a delicacy. The Greeks also believed that garlic gave you strength. Both Olympic athletes and soldiers consumed garlic before going off to compete or to battle. Roman soldiers took this one step further. They planted garlic in their battlefields, believing that the growing garlic plants would give them strength. Garlic has not just been a source of strength but also a charm used to ward off evil. Many have heard of the necklace of garlic used to protect its wearer from vampires. Mosquito-born diseases were thought to be from “the touch of the vampire,” so garlic was also used as a mosquito repellent. Koreans once ate garlic before passing over mountain paths, believing that it would ward off tigers. Greek midwives hung garlic in birthing rooms to keep evil spirits away from the newborns. It seems that for centuries people have been using garlic as a remedy. Could thousands of years of garlic history be proof of garlic’s amazing properties? From July 26–28 eat some garlic and see for yourself. Neil Simon (playwright) – July 4, 1927 Dalai Lama (religious leader) – July 6, 1935 Wolfgang Puck (chef) – July 8, 1949 Bill Cosby (comedian) – July 12, 1937 Diahann Carroll (actress) – July 17, 1935 Carlos Santana (guitarist) – July 20, 1947 Mick Jagger (musician) – July 26, 1943 Curt Gowdy (sportscaster) – July 31, 1919 July Resident Birthdays: 1st Syble Mandeville 2nd Jeana Marley 3rd Doug Regier 4th Josephine Azevedo 8th Vinnie Parkin 11th Jarvis Gordon 21st Rosemarie Whinery 25th Mary Ellen Burge 26th Patricia Morris 28th Richard Elliot 29th Alice Delk 31st Helen Colgrove July Staff Birthdays: Angela Ojeda 1st Don Bartell 2nd Romeo Eublera 7th Epi Roman 11th Dominic Campbell 13th Clara Desaussure 17th Primitiva Castillo 23rd Norma Ingan 24th Josephine Swordnoble 27th Nicole Zanni 30th Naya Valdes 31st Bayside News JULY 2013 Bayside Care Center * 1405 Teresa Dr. Morro Bay, Ca 93422 * 805-772-2237 www.Baysidecarecenter.com Celebrating July Save the Date for our annual Friends and Family BBQ! August 10th 11am-2pm Blueberries, Ice Cream, and Hot Dogs Month I Forgot Day July 2 Cherry Pit Spitting Day July 6 Farriers Week July 7–13 International Town Criers Day July 8 Gummi Worm Day July 15 Ventriloquism Week July 17–20 National Zookeeper Week July 21–27 Talk in an Elevator Day July 26 Declaring Independence On July 4, America celebrates Independence Day, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and the United States’ separation from Great Britian. Technically the separation of America’s thirteen colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, after the Second Continental Congress voted for independence. Two days later the Declaration of Independence was approved. Ironically, Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, said to his wife, “The second day of July 1776 will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America.” He was just two days off. Canada Day, the national day of Canada, is held on July 1. On July 1, 1867, the British North America Act was enacted, forming the Dominion of Canada by joining modern-day Ontario and Quebec with New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. This act became one of the foundations of Canada’s constitution. Every July 14, France honors the storming of the Bastille prison on that date in 1789. The people of Paris broke into this fortress-prison in order to gain ammunition and gunpowder to repel an assault by the King’s army. This event signified the uprising of the people against the monarchy and led to the founding of a free France. Algeria, a former colony of France, won its independence on July 5, 1962. Colombians celebrate their independence on July 20. On July 20, 1810, citizens in Bogota rose up against Spanish rulers. Argentinians followed suit. It took six years after going to war with the Spanish in 1810, but on July 9, 1816, independence was declared. On July 28, 1824, the country of Peru declared its own freedom from Spanish rule. The islands of the Bahamas were ruled by the Netherlands, Spain, and England. It wasn’t until July 10, 1973 that the Bahamas became its own nation. Freedom will ring all over the globe during the month of July. July 2013 The Greatest Thing Your Lucky Day That Sounds Strange Change is in the Air… July 7, 1928, brought one of the greatest innovations in food the world has ever seen. The Chillicothe Baking Company, from Chillicothe, Missouri, introduced the first sliced bread. This breakthrough was so marvelous that other inventions have been compared to it ever since, leading to the popular expression “the greatest thing since sliced bread.” “You will receive great wisdom.” If you think this sounds like a fortune from a fortune cookie, then you are correct. July 20 is National Fortune Cookie Day. Flugelhorns, sitars, hurdygurdies, gamelans… On July 31 you may hear a lot of strange sounds. It is, after all, Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day, a day when musicians will play instruments that many of us may have never seen (or heard) before. For the last seven years we have been lucky enough to call Harold Carder our fearless leader and Administrator at Bayside. On August 1st he will be starting a new phase of his life as Administrator for Danish Care Center another Compass Health Care Facility in Atascadero. We have gotten to know his love of sports, BBQ’s and above all his Residents, their families and his staff. Over the years we grew to love his son Jordan who has worked in Maintenance, activities and now works hard for us in the kitchen. Emma his little girl who has ridden on our kite parade floats two years in a row and danced with us at our F&F BBQ’s and most recently Ashley our wonderful weekend receptionist. It has truly been a family affair and we too have become a family over the years and will miss him greatly as he makes this transition. We wish you luck Harold! However in true Compass style they are not leaving us high and dry. Starting August 1st we will be welcoming Linda Lindsey and her Assistant Amber Winder an Administrator in Training. Like Harold she will be the Administrator for both Bayside Care Center and Casa de Flores. Factory-made loaves of bread were deliberately made to be softer than fresh-baked loaves in order to create the feeling that they had come right out of the oven. Unfortunately, this softness made them almost impossible to slice. Luckily, thanks to the Chillicothe Baking Company, everyone could enjoy picture-perfect slices of bread. At a time when Americans got one-third of their daily calories from bread, this was a significant innovation. No meal of Chinese food is complete without the little golden cookie with the words of wisdom inside. But this Chinese tradition was invented not by the Chinese but by the Japanese. A similar cookie bearing a fortune was a traditional treat sold in the neighborhood of a temple in Kyoto, Japan. Three different people claim to be the inventors of the modern-day version of the cookie, two of them Japanese and one of them from Hong Kong—but all of them living in America. The fortune cookie, it seems, is an entirely American invention. In fact, cookies once imported into Hong Kong were advertised as “genuine American fortune cookies.” Today, you cannot find the cookies anywhere in China, which is sometimes disappointing to tourists. In America the fortune cookie business is booming, with over three billion fortune cookies made each year. Inventor Otto Rohwedder went through great pains to perfect his slicing machine. He interviewed women to find out exactly how thick they wanted their bread slices. He inserted a Ushaped pin in both sides of the pre-sliced loaf so the slices did not separate and fall apart inside the packaging. This created a feeling of wholeness and freshness. In 1943, the American government banned sliced bread. In the midst of World War II, “the country needed airplanes more than it needed bread-slicing blades,” according to reporter Paul Wenske. However, sliced bread was not something American citizens could live without, and just a few months later the ban was lifted. Have there been any greater inventions than sliced bread? The integrated circuitry of computers and cell phones? M&M’s? The polio vaccine? Let’s think about this over a sandwich! Save the Date! Our Friends and Family BBQ is right around the corner August 10th from 11am -2pm we will be eating and dancing to the sounds of Julie and the bad dogs so put on your sunscreen and your flip flops and join us for some back yard beach bbq fun! Some uncommon instruments are eccentric versions of more familiar instruments. The mandolin-banjo, for example, looks like a tiny banjo, although it should not be confused with a true mini banjo. This instrument adds the volume of the banjo to the four doublestringed sounds of the mandolin, resulting in a sound like a really loud mandolin. The pencilina is certainly an amazing and littleknown instrument. It is an electronic zither, which itself looks like the neck of a guitar with no round body. The pencilina, though, looks like two guitar necks running parallel to each other. Instead of strumming its strings with your fingers, you play it with two drum sticks, tapping away on the strings. The didgeridoo is an ancient instrument played by the aboriginal peoples of Australia. It is considered the oldest wind instrument in the world, and its construction is rather simple. A long, hollow, tubular piece of wood is fitted on one end with a wax mouthpiece. The player blows into the mouthpiece to produce a long, deep, droning sound. While only one note is played, that note can be manipulated by the player into many different sounds. One strange new instrument, invented in 2004, is the sonic palette. Arranged on a palette of wood are 84 electronic squares. Each square acts like a button. As you touch the square, the pressure of your finger creates a sound. Good luck finding a sonic palette teacher!
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