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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Dear Abby ~ President's Distinction ~ Sunday Football ~ AFC & NFC Standings ~ Slow Cooker Stuffed Apples

Good 37º somewhat cloudy morning.
From Cyndi Moreno... a few years ago. Needed a revival...
I have always wanted to have my family history traced, but I can't afford to spend a lot of money to do it. Any suggestions? 
Sam, in California. 
"Register as a Republican and run for public office."
AND some GOOD news....
Obama suffered an ignominious distinction. His party lost 63 seats in 2010 and then 12 more this year, and he is now the two-term president with the most midterm defeats, edging past Truman's 74.
Ok, here's the lineups for today's football games:

And at this point here are the standings:

Historically this date..
1869 – American outlaw Jesse James commits his first confirmed bank robbery inGallatin, Missouri.
USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Hawaii:
1963 – Instant replay is used for the first time in an Army-Navy game by its inventor, director, Tony Verna.
1987 – Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771 crashes near Paso Robles, California, killing all 43 on board, after a disgruntled passenger shoots his ex-boss traveling on the flight, then shoots both pilots and himself.
1995 – The Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter, a little more than six years after it was launched by Space Shuttle Atlantis during Mission STS-34.
And births this date include....
1863 – Richard Sears, American department store founder (d. 1914)
1915 – Eli Wallach, American actor (d.2014)
1923 – Ted Knight, American actor (d. 1986)
1932 – Ellen Burstyn, American actress
1956 – Larry Bird, American basketball player

Here is a simple and GOOD recipe... few ingredients and only 2 hour cook time in the crockpot! Put them in before dinner and voilá ... dessert!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 7th
Cotton Candy Day

Cotton Candy History

As historical introduction, it is frequently cited (including on the company’s website) that cotton candy, also known as spun sugar and candy floss, first appeared at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, commonly known as the St. Louis World’s Fair. This is not correct. At least 150 years earlier, in the mid-18th century, master confectioners in Europe and America hand-crafted spun sugar nests into as Easter decorations and made webs of silver and gold spun sugar for elaborate dessert presentations. According to The Dictionary of American Food and Drink, the debut of the product we know as cotton candy took place in 1897 in Nashville. Candymakers William Morrison and John C. Wharton invented an electric machine that allowed crystallized sugar to be poured onto a heated spinning plate, pushed by centrifugal force through a series of tiny holes. In 1904, at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Morrison and Wharton sold the product, then known as “fairy floss,” in cardboard boxes for 25 cents a serving. Though the price equaled half the admission to the fair itself, they sold 68,655 boxes! You can read more about it and other details of thehistory of cotton candy on Food Timeline, a wonderful reference website.