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Monday, October 12, 2015

Columbus Day ~ Canadian Thanksgiving ~ Fruit Bats ~ Bridge Construction ~ WD40 Tips ~ HV Ranch Dips ~ Football Scores ~ Gumbo

Good 41º clear morning. Should be in the 80º today. Yesterday we hit 76º by 3pm. Southern California is sweltering in 3 digits!
Columbus Day~!
And in Canada it's their traditional Thanksgiving.
To Ike and to Gator's family... HAPPY THANKSGIVING~
Fruit bats....

This is fascinating. How to put up a bridge girder ... in China!

National Kitchen and Bath Month

Give your kitchen and bathroom a little extra TLC with the help of WD-40® Multi-Use Product. Use it to:
Protect sink and shower faucet heads from rust
Quiet squeaky hinges on kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors
Remove water spots on shower doors
Historically this date...
1492 – Christopher Columbus's expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean, specifically inThe Bahamas. The explorer believes he has reached South Asia

1792 – First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York

1823 – Charles Macintosh, of Scotland, sells the first raincoat.

1892 – The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited by students in many US public schools, as part of a celebration marking the 400th anniversary of Columbus's voyage.

1901 – President Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the "Executive Mansion" to theWhite House.

1933 – The United States Army Disciplinary Barracks on Alcatraz Island, is acquired by the United States Department of Justice

1962 – Infamous Columbus Day Storm strikes the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities; 46 dead and at least U.S. $230 million in damages
...............interesting read!

2000 – The USS Cole is badly damaged in Aden, Yemen, by two suicide bombers, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least 39

And births this date include....
1935 – Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor (d. 2007)


1950 – Susan Anton, American actress


1968 – Hugh Jackman, Australian actor and singer


1970 – Kirk Cameron, American actor
If you like dips... here are a slew of them, all from Hidden Valley Ranch. This one has me drooling... spinach, sour cream, ranch dip mix, and water chestnuts:

I puttered around yesterday. Ran "5 Miles". Had a chat with neighbor Frank. Cleaned out a couple cupboards. Found some bacon crumbles that are still good! YUMMMM.
Football yesterday:                                                                      


Tonight's game:

Dinner was some pasta/veggie rerun with some of the tomatoes Chris C gave me...

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
October 12th
National Gumbo Day


A Creole soup from Louisiana, thickened with okra pods. “Gumbo” is an African word for okra. Okra came to America with the slave trade and was introduced to the white population by African cooks. As with all recipes, there are regional variations and different styles of gumbo.


Anonymous said...

You told us something I did not know. I didn't know that Gumbo means okra. YUMMY OKRA! It is a staple in my freezer. At times I buy the ones already coated but mostly I coat my own in corn meal. My kids always fought over who got the most. Really cool when the kids don't like many veggies.
Our fave dinner is fried chicken, fried okra, Rice a Roni, pinto beans and if I am feeling like making it, corn bread. A real Southern dinner!

Congrats on your Pat's win! :)

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

T, you didn't know gumbo means okra??? OMG. I love okra too... either slimy like Daddy liked it or fried crispy like Jerry liked it. One was Georgia style and one Texas style! xo