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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Weather ~ Dude ~ 10-22 ~ Picture of the Day & Interesting ~ Autumn Pumpkin Dump Cake ~ National Nut Day 


Good 31º morning. 
Yesterday started dark and cloudy....

The clouds lightened up a bit.....


By the end of the day it was windy and all the clouds blew away. 
Dude was happy laying on the porch.....               

We topped at 75º.
10-22 police code for 'cancel'  or "forgetaboutit!"
Picture of the Day and Interesting....

Clingstone House is a remarkable 105 year old mansion on a  piece of rock in the Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, USA. The rock is so small that it can be at the most called a micro islet. The three storey, 23 roomed mansion, with 10 bedrooms, was built in 1905 by J.S. Lovering Wharton in consultation with artist William Trost Richards.

Although the house was designed to withstand hurricane winds, however it was badly damaged by a hurricane in 1938 and remained vacant for about 20 years. In 1961 it was purchased by an architect Henry Wood, a distant cousin of Wharton, who renovated it and now maintains it by using a very imaginative method of inviting about 70 of his friends and relatives each year to stay with him and help him in carrying out the annual repair work including cleaning of 65 windows. The mansion is locally known as "The House on a Rock". 

Satisfy your cravings for pumpkin cake with our recipe for Autumn Pumpkin Dump Cake from Mr. Food. This pumpkin dump cake combines some of your favorite flavors of fall, so you can enjoy the flavors of the season any time you want! Plus, this is such a quick and easy dump cake recipe that you can make it any time you want. Just combine your ingredients and bake and you'll be enjoying a sweet pumpkin cake in no time!

  • 1 (15-ounce) can solid pack pumpkin
  • 1 (5-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (15-1/4-ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon baking chips (see Note.)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and salt; mix well and pour into baking dish.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine cake mix and butter; stir until crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over pumpkin mixture, then sprinkle with pecans and cinnamon baking chips.
  4. Bake 50 to 55 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, then serve.


***Can't find cinnamon baking chips? No problem! You can substitute with chocolate chips or butterscotch chips.
Historically this date.....
1836 – Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.

1879 – Using a filament of carbonized thread, Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric incandescent light bulb (it lasted 13½ hours before burning out).

1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis: US President John F. Kennedy, after internal counsel from Dwight D. Eisenhower, announces that American reconnaissance planes have discovered Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba, and that he has ordered a naval "quarantine" of the Communist nation.

1976 – Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs. The dye is still used in Canada.

1983 – Two correctional officers are killed by inmates at the United States Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspires the Supermax model of prisons.

... And births this date include....
1734 – Daniel Boone, American pioneer and hunter (d. 1820)


1903 – Curly Howard, American actor and comedian, member of the Three Stooges (d. 1952)

He died in San Gabriel and is buried in a cemetery in ELA.

1917 – Joan Fontaine, American actress (d. 2013)

Sad, a life long feud with her sister, Olivia de Havilland.
1938 – Christopher Lloyd, American actor
1942 – Annette Funicello, American actress (d. 2013)
1943 – Catherine Deneuve, French actress

1948 – Lynette Fromme, American attempted assassin of Gerald Ford

Such a creepy person and should NEVER have been paroled!!!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Thursday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Nut Day is observed annually on October 22. This day is NOT about the neighbor that lives down the street or the crazy co-worker. It is a food holiday celebrating a healthy and nutritious snack.
Nuts are a highly prized food and energy source and are a primary source of nutrients for both humans and wildlife.   Many of them are used in cooking, eaten raw, sprouted, or roasted as a snack food and pressed for oil that is used in cookery and cosmetics.
The fats found in nuts, for the most part, are unsaturated fats, including monounsaturated fats.
Many nuts are excellent sources of vitamins E and B2. They are also rich in protein, folate fiber, and essential minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and selenium.
Nuts are essential to animals, especially those in temperate climates, as they store acorns and other nuts during the autumn months to keep from starving during late fall, all winter, and early spring.
Several studies have shown that those who consume nuts regularly are less likely to suffer from coronary heart disease (CHD).  It was in 1993 that nuts were first linked to protection against CHD. Since that time, many clinical trials have found that consumption of various nuts, such as almonds and walnuts, can lower serum LDL cholesterol concentrations.
One study has shown that people who ate nuts lived two to three years longer than those who did not. Those who were consuming nuts may have been eating less junk food leading to a longer lifespan.
Nuts are healthiest in their raw form.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Weather ~ 10-21 ~ Picture of the Day ~ New England Patriots Name ~ Stroganoff Casserole ~ Medical Assistants Recognition Day


Good 48º dark cloudy morning. 
Yesterday we topped at 82º.
10-21 radio code for 'telephone your station'...........
Picture of the Day....

Nameless is an unincorporated community in Jackson CountyTennessee, United States.

The community's unusual name has attracted attention from writers.There is no agreement on its origin. One version of the name's origin holds that when residents applied for a post office, the place for a name on the application was left blank, and the U.S. Post Office Department returned the application with "Nameless" stamped on the form
At its peak, Nameless had a population of about 250. In addition to its post office, it was the site of a school and some stores. The two-room elementary school operated until the 1960s. It housed "primer" through grade 4 in one room and grades 5 through 8 in a second room. The former J.T. Watts General Merchandise Store is now operated as a museum.
Interesting, again, how a football team got it's name.... Patriots...


The Boston Patriots began as a charter member of the AFL in 1960. AFL founder Lamar Hunt had been working with a group of investors in Seattle and another group in Baltimore, but neither were able to secure stadium rights. Hunt was then introduced to Billy Sullivan, a former Notre Dame football publicity director. With that meeting, a franchise developed for Boston—the eighth and final AFL entry.

The Patriots played the very first pre-season game of the new league as well as the very first regular season AFL game.

From 1961-1964, the Patriots were one of the top teams in the AFL. However, the team’s lone appearance in the AFL Championship Game was a loss in the 1963 contest. The team sported the league’s All-time leading scorer in running back Gino Cappelletti.

A year after the AFL merged with the NFL in 1970, the Patriots relocated into a new stadium situated in nearby Foxborough. The stadium was called Schaefer Stadium, which is one of the first stadiums named after a corporate sponsor (Schaefer Brewing Company). The land where the new digs reside was granted by Bay State Raceway, a harness racing track.

In the February 19, 1971 edition of the “Gettysburg Times,” it was announced that the club would be renamed the “Bay State Patriots", however, the NFL owners rejected the name change. A more regional team label was desired to attract fans between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island, so the appellation “New England” was inserted (instead of Boston) as noted in the March 23, 1971 issue of the New York Times.

Over the years, the Patriots have been involved in numerous memorable moments.

Wide receiver Darryl Stingley was injured in 1978 and spent the rest of his life as a quadriplegic. 1982 was the famous “Snowplow Game.” In January of 1986, the club was blown out by the Bears 46-10 in Super Bowl XX. Boston Herald reporter Lisa Olsen was sexually harassed in 1990. A proposed move to Hartford in 1999. The Coach Bill Belichick hiring drama. 2007 Spygate.

But with Belichick finally settling in with the Patriots, pieces began to fall into place. The franchise subsequently won Super Bowls in 2001, 2003 and 2004. The team would accomplish a sterling 16-0-0 record in 2007 and were on their way to a perfect 19-0-0 season only to lose Super Bowl XLII 17-14 with a mere 35 seconds left in the game.

The team is known as “The Team of the 2000s” due to their three Super Bowl victories and seven division titles.  

The franchise got their nickname from suggestions from fans. Sullivan chose "Patriots" from the entries to reflect the area’s role in the American revolution.  

Origin Facts:

Established: 1960

Original Owner: Billy Sullivan

Original Colors: Red, white & blue

First Stadium: Nickerson Field, seating 10,412

Retired Jerseys: No. 79 Jim Hunt, No. 20 Gino Cappelletti, No. 89 Bob Dee, No. 57 Steve Nelson, No. 40 Mike Haynes, No. 73 John Hannah, No. 56 Andre Tippet, No. 78 Bruce Armstrong

The Patriots were always my favorite team because Tom Brady was a California boy and his mentor/coach was the uncle of a high school friend of mine. Now Tom is playing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Here is a story as to why he left the Patriots 😔...



From Mr. Food ... Stroganoff Casserole

Think of this casserole as comfort food at its best; it has hearty, hearty, hearty written all over it! Make it ahead for hectic weeknights. Then just toss a bag of salad greens with your favorite dressing, and supper's on the table!
  • 12 ounces wide egg noodles
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) package fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
  • 12 ounces container small-curd cottage cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (8-ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350º.
Cook noodles according to package directions; drain and keep warm.

Meanwhile, cook ground chuck in a large skillet, stirring until it crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain and return to skillet. Stir in onion, bell pepper, and mushrooms. Cover and cook over medium-high heat 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.

Stir in beef broth, tomato paste and oregano; set aside.

Combine sour cream, cottage cheese, garlic and salt. Add noodles, tossing to coat. Spread half of noodle mixture in a lightly greased 9- x 13-inch baking dish. Top with half of meat mixture, half of mozzarella cheese, and half of Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers with remaining noodle and meat mixtures.

Cover; bake 25 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses, and bake, uncovered, an additional 10 minutes.
Stroganoff history:
Historically this date......
1959 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order transferring Wernher von Braun and other German scientists from the United States Army to NASA.

1967 – Vietnam War: More than 100,000 war protesters gather in Washington, D.C.. A peaceful rally at the Lincoln Memorial is followed by a march to The Pentagon and clashes with soldiers and United States Marshals protecting the facility. Similar demonstrations occurred simultaneously in Japan and Western Europe.

1973 – John Paul Getty III's ear is cut off by his kidnappers and sent to a newspaper in Rome; it doesn't arrive until November 8.

1973 – Fred Dryer of the then Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.
... he played Hunter on TV and I got to meet him out at the Sheriff's Range at Wayside. Nice guy! This is 1986, Fred with my Brian...


And births this date include....
1952 – Patti Davis, American actress and novelist, daughter of Ronald Reagan
How to make your momma and daddy proud! Well, other than being a total jerk most of the time!

1956 – Carrie Fisher, American actress and writer (d.2016)


1986 – Natalee Holloway, American missing person (missing since 2005) What a long story and still never found!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Medical Assistants Recognition Day is observed on Wednesday of the third business week in October. One of the fastest-growing careers in the nation, medical assistants make medical offices run more smoothly and are instrumental in overall quality patient care.  

Medical assistants are health professionals who support the work of physicians and other health professionals, usually in a clinic setting. Their responsibilities can include both administrative and clinical duties.  Depending on the type and size of the facility, what state, certifications available and the laws affected by where they work, medical assistants can play a variety of roles.  


On Medical Assistant’s Recognition Day, take time to thank these healthcare professionals for their dedication.



Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Weather ~ 10-20 ~ Picture of the Day ~ Pronghorns ~ Hayride Pumpkin Squares ~ National Pharmacy Technician Day


Good 40º Tuesday morning. 
Yesterday started off with clouds ....

Then they moved out.....

The clouds came and went. By the end of the day we topped at 82º.
10-20 is a radio code for 'what is your location?'
Picture of the Day... hmmmmm, broken sign!

Interesting about Pronghorns....
Male.... and female....


Also known as the American antelope, and second only to the cheetah for maximum speed, the pronghorn can easily out-sprint most predators at speeds as high as 60 miles per hour. Native to North America, it's also known as a pronghorn antelope, although technically it's not an old-world antelope. Actual antelopes are quite fast as well, but not as fast as the pronghorn.

It's a lot quicker than the predators which inhabit North America. This seems to indicate that it evolved its great speed at some point in the past under the threat of a now-extinct predator, perhaps the American cheetah which existed during the Pleistocene epoch.


The pronghorn has a number of special features that allow it to run at high speeds, including cushioned, pointed toes to absorb shock, and extra-large organs that assist with oxygen intake.



Prior to the arrival of the Europeans, the pronghorn was particularly abundant in the region of the Plains Indians and the region of the indigenous people of the Northwest Plateau and was hunted as a principal food source by the local tribes. The antelope has also featured prominently in Native American mythology and oral history.


The scientific name of the pronghorn is Antilocapra americana. Although first seen and described by Spanish explorers in the 16th century, the species was not formally recorded or scrutinized until the 1804–1806 expedition by Captain Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark. Following the discovery of a few subspecies of the sharp-tailed grouse, Lewis and Clark came across the pronghorn near the mouth of the Niobrara River, in present-day Nebraska. Clark was the first European to kill a pronghorn.


Pronghorns have distinct white fur on their rumps, sides, breasts, bellies, and across their throats. Adult males are 4 ft 3 in–4 ft 11 inches long from nose to tail, stand 32–41 inches high at the shoulder, and weigh 88–143 lb. The females are the same height as males, but weigh 75–106 lb. The feet have two hooves, with no dewclaws. Their body temperature is 100 °F.


The pronghorn is the fastest land mammal in the Western Hemisphere, being built for maximum predator evasion through running. The top speed is dependent upon the length of time over which it is measured. It can run 35 mph for 4 minutes, 42 mph for 1 minute, and 55 mph for 0.5 minutes. While it is often cited as the second-fastest land animal, second only to the African cheetah, it can sustain high speeds longer than cheetahs. University of Idaho zoologist John Byers has suggested the pronghorn evolved it running ability to escape from now-extinct predators, such as the American cheetah, since its speed greatly exceeds that of all extinct North American predators. Compared to its body size, the pronghorn has a large windpipe, heart, and lungs to allow it to take in large amounts of air when running. Additionally, pronghorn hooves have two long, cushioned, pointed toes which help absorb shock when running at high speeds. They also have and extremely light bone structure and hollow hair.



From Mr. Food



Looking for a sweet and cozy way to welcome fall? We've got something that might help; our Hayride Pumpkin Squares are a perfect combination of pumpkin, cinnamon, and childhood memories! Picking fall apples, visiting the pumpkin patch, or making delicious desserts with loved ones, if this recipe wasn't part of your childhood, remember it's never too late to start sharing in the..."OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!"


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pure pumpkin (not pie filling)
  • 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg; mix well and set aside.
  3. In another large bowl, beat together remaining ingredients. Gradually add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture; beat well then pour batter into baking dish.
  4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool completely then cut into squares.


***Decorate each square with a bit of powdered sugar and a candy corn and you’re good to go. Ahh, if only all things in life were this good!

Historically this date....
1944 – Liquid natural gas leaks from storage tanks in Cleveland, then explodes; the explosion and resulting fire level 30 blocks and kill 130.

1968 – Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.
1976 – The ferry George Prince is struck by a ship while crossing the Mississippi River. Seventy-eight passengers and crew die, and only 18 people aboard the ferry survive.

1977 – A plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd crashes in Mississippi, killing lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines along with backup singer Cassie Gaines, the road manager, pilot, and co-pilot.

1981 – Two police officers and an armored car guard are killed during an armed robbery in Rockland County, NY, carried out by members of the Black Liberation Army and Weather Underground.

1991 – The Oakland Hills firestorm kills 25 and destroys 3,469 homes and apartments, causing more than $2 billion in damage.
1991 – A 6.8 Mw earthquake strikes the Uttarkashi region of India, killing more than 1,000 people.
2011 – The former leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, and his son Mutassim Gaddafi are killed shortly after the Battle of Sirte while in the custody of NTC fighters.


And births this date include.... 
1931 – Mickey Mantle, American baseball player (d. 1995)

1942 – Earl Hindman, American actor (d. 2003)

1950 – Tom Petty, American musician (d.2017)


1958 – Viggo Mortensen, American actor
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo


The third Tuesday in October recognizes National Pharmacy Technician Day. The day is an opportunity to thank technicians for their invaluable support and contributions throughout the year. However, the day also explores the technician’s role and how vital it is to maintain a safe and efficient health system. 

Pharmacy technicians work in a variety of environments. Depending on education and training, they manage dispensary supply at hospitals and clinics, retail pharmacies, prisons, and veterinary clinics. Their roles may include the supervision of other pharmacy staff. Under a pharmacist’s guidance, a technician may supply medications to patients, prepare prescriptions. They also provide patient education and communicate with physicians.



This National Day was submitted in July 2015, by Lindsey Ahrens. The annual event is endorsed by the American Association of Pharmacy Technicians (AAPT) and the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council (PTEC). The observance coincides with National Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Week, endorsed by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Additionally, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has named October American Pharmacists Month.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar® declared National Pharmacy Technician Day to be celebrated annually on the third Tuesday in October.