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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
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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
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!