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Monday, January 6, 2014

Epipany ~ Alex aka Jelly Bean ~ Arrowhead Stadium Flyover ~ Playoffs ~ Shortbread

Good 26ยบ freezing morning. Burrrrr...... cold toilet seat!

So many problems getting this blog published today. Uncooperative laptop!!!! Come on home Hal. I miss you big computer!!!

Today is also my baby girl, granddaughter, Alex's 18th birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY LOVE!!!!
On a houseboat....
High school dance... with her brother in tow...
My Jelly Bean you are a beautiful woman! I hate to say "woman", as you are still my little Jelly Bean. Love you so much!!! ♥♥♥

This from my friend Sally Harper (wife of Wilsonite Jim).. this is amazing!!!!! I LOVED it. Hope you enjoy it too.
At Arrowhead Stadium Sunday, October 13, 2013....

As you know the budget cuts have eliminated the military flyovers at large events. Well, there's a group of guys in Kansas City who do some formation flying with their own planes and decided they'd volunteer to pick up the slack. They invited a couple of other groups to join them and before they knew it they had 48 guys with their homemade RC airplanes signing up to join in. If they had more time, they probably would have gotten an even larger group as people kept joining and a 49th was added near the event. One additional feature of the flyover was the use of pink smoke for cancer awareness. The folks from the Guinness Book were there and are expected to confirm it as the largest formation flight ever. And to top it off the crowd later set the record for the loudest gathering at a football stadium.

The playoff games yesterday were wild... especially the rain that came down at the second half in Cincinnati...

... and then there was the freezing temps in Green Bay...

Historically this date....
1893 – The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.

1912New Mexico is admitted as the 47th U.S. state.

1974 – In response to the 1973 oil crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States.

And births this date include....
1412Joan of Arc, French military figure and Roman Catholic Saint (legendary date) (d. 1431)
1880Tom Mix, American actor (d. 1940)

1912Danny Thomas, American actor (d. 1991)

1913 – Loretta Young, American actress (d. 2000)
1925John DeLorean, American auto maker (d. 2005)
..... somewhat interesting life... married to Kelly Harmon (daughter of Tom Harmon) and to Christina Ferrare...

1926 – Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian-born American actor and bodybuilder (d. 2006)

1928Capucine, French actress (d. 1990)

1960 – Howie Long, American football player and analyst

All I know. Catch up day. Happy Monday. Everyone back to school and work! Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 6th
National Shortbread Day
(My Scottish grandmother made the BEST! Looks just like this: Gonna have to make some!)

What is Shortbread?
"Shortbread is a type of biscuit (cookie) which is traditionally made from one part white sugar, two parts butter, and three parts oatmeal (although plain white flour is common today, and other ingredients like ground rice or cornflour are sometimes added to alter the texture). Shortbread is so named because of its crumbly texture (from an old meaning of the word short)." "The cause of this texture is its high fat content, provided by the butter." "The related word "shortening" refers to any fat that may be added to produce a short (crumbly) texture."

"Shortbread is not to be confused with shortcake"
(like strawberry shortcake) which is similar to shortbread but made using vegetable fat instead of butter, giving it a different texture. By coincidence, it is now understood that the short or crumbly texture is a result of the fact that the fat inhibits the formation of long protein (gluten) strands.

Baking procedure
Shortbread is baked at a low temperature to avoid browning. When cooked, it is nearly white, or a light golden brown.