M For Monday * Mail Call

Welcome June ! This Monday my M word is Mail . With everything on line and emailed how much mail do you actually get ?

Mail Call : History in the military

mail call(n.)

A call of the names of those persons receiving mail for the purpose of transmitting mail to them; — a technique used in the military services to deliver mail to enlisted personnel.

Mail call is usually every evening, Monday through Saturday. At the end of the duty day, the drill instructor will enter the barracks, call out names, and pass out mail. You’re then usually granted about one hour of free time to read your mail.

Signals personnel to assemble for the distribution of mail.

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Today’s Mail : Magazines – Good housekeeping

Launched on May 2, 1885 in Holyoke, Massachusetts, Good Housekeeping magazine described its lofty mission as “to produce and perpetuate perfection — or as near unto perfection as may be attained in the household.”

Today, Good Housekeeping along with its legendary consumer product testing facility the Good Housekeeping Institute and consumer emblems, the Good Housekeeping Seal and Green Good Housekeeping Seal, is an American institution. Purchased in the U.S. by Hearst in 1911, Good Housekeeping now has nearly 17 million readers of the print and digital editions, 45 million readers on its website, and almost 5 million social media followers.

Magazine is one thing I dont read normally online. I still keep a few coming to the house. For information, recipes, inspiration and yes bathroom reading. This magazine has been part of our family for a long time. Today’s recipe is inspired by the food section this month; Lisa

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp : Inspired by this month’s food feature .

  • 3/4 c Sugar
  • 3 T corn starch
  • 3 c sliced rhubarb (fresh or frozen )
  • 2 C sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 C butter Melted
  • 1/3 C AP flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • vanilla ice cream for topping
  • In a large bowl, combine sugar and cornstarch. Add rhubarb and apples or strawberries; toss to coat. Spoon into an 8-in. cast-iron skillet or other ovenproof skillet.
  • In a small bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, butter, flour and cinnamon until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over fruit. Bake at 350° until crisp is bubbly and fruit is tender, about 45 minutes. If desired, serve warm with ice cream.

What’s in your mail box this Monday ?

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