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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Moon ~ Time Change ~ Email Problem ~ Deer ~ Great Lakes ~ Ron Maxwell ~ Nancy (Mueller) Townley ~ Pasta Makers ~ Chaka ~ Rainbow Trees

Good 34ยบ clear Daylight Savings Time morning.
Here is the moon this am...
Woke about 1:30am and l laid there watching the reflection ceiling clock .....   At 1:59 I watched it change to 2am . Then at 2:01 it changed to 3:01. Interesting. Atomic clock! When I was working early morning shift at Lakewood Station the Lieutenant would come into the desk area (where we answered 911 and calls for service) and at 2am he would change the clock to 3am. That was great, as we only worked 7 hours and got paid for 8! On the other hand, when the time changed from daylight savings time to standard time we would work an extra hour ..... But, we got paid for it!!! I liked the change from 2 to 3 the best! Not so much anymore!
Yesterday, and I wonder if it will happen again today, but the Daily Drivel emails went out at 7:20am. By 9am all the ones sent to you with yahoo or sbcglobal emails were returned with the statement "we were unable to deliver your message because: Receiving email system not operable, possibly due to an unplanned shutdown, excessive load, or system maintenance."
Yesterday I had a cleaning day. Joy. Vacuuming, dusting, steaming the kitchen floor, etc. ICK! And laundry!
There was a mom deer and a couple of her yearlings out for some grass munching yesterday morning....

I received the following from John Anderson (LASD ret) about the Great Lakes. So many things I didn't know and never heard of. Really interesting!

Today are two special birthdays... Jerry's brother Ron is celebrating the big 69! Happy Birthday Uncle Ronnie!
Don't recall when this picture was taken, a long while back. Ron and his wife Teena and Jerry in the background.
And my niece Nancy is turning 64. How'd that happen?? Happy Birthday Nancy!
Ha ha ha... Nancy in the backyard of their Van Nuys house.

Historically this date
1924 – The Castle Gate mine disaster kills 172 coal miners near Castle Gate, Utah.
1936 – Daytona Beach Road Course holds its first oval stock car race.
1983 – President Ronald Reagan calls the Soviet Union an "evil empire".
1999 – The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.
And births this date include....
1921 – Alan Hale, Jr., American actor (d. 1990)

1922 – Cyd Charisse, American actress and dancer (d. 2008)

1943 – Lynn Redgrave, English actress (d. 2010)

1945 – Micky Dolenz, American musician (The Monkees)

1959 – Lester Holt, American television journalist
I really like his newscasts and love his voice!

Friday I went into Grants Pass to my hairdresser, Leah's salon. I told her about the pasta makers I had and didn't use any more and she said her boyfriend had just talked about one recently. He's Italian and wanted to make gluten free pasta. I took her both the machines I had tucked away in a cupboard and a Kitchen Aid coffee grinder.

You can grind a whole bag of beans in this coffee grinder! Whichever pasta maker she doesn't want, Kandy the shop owner will take the other. YES! Was going to take them to Salvation Army Store, but this is better!
After that I stopped by Jeannie and Bill's. Jeannie and I had a glass of wine and a good gabfest! Got to see Chaka....

and give her some treats.
I have to laugh every time I use their bathroom to "pee pee" and in there opposite the potty are towels with "P P" on them!! (their initial)

I know. Silly me!
Also, another goofy thing .... I had my feet up on the foot stool and noticed I didn't even have on matching sox!!!!!

 Duh. AND THEN Jeannie brings out this bag of chips:
Now how cruel is that! OMG.
My friend in So. California, Lydia Plunk was at the  Arboretum a couple days ago and took these pictures of a Rainbow Eucalyptus. Also known as Eucalyptus Deglupta. They originate from the rainforests in Mindanao, the southernmost island in the Phillippine island group.  I have never seen one before. AMAZING! 

All I know. Happy Sunday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 8th
National Peanut Cluster Day
There is no documentation on the first appearance of the peanut cluster, but we know a few things:
  • After some 3300 years as a beverage, the first solid chocolate began to appear in Europe around 1840.
  • Peanuts, which originated in South America, were brought to West Africa by Portuguese and Spanish traders. Peanuts became a staple crop for West Africans, and came to the Southern U.S. with the slave trade around the late 1600s.
  • The first pressed chocolate tablets, pastilles and figures were produced in Belgium. The chocolate was also used by confectioners to enrobe nuts and fruits. See our history of chocolate timeline.
    Easy homemade peanut clusters. Photo
  • We can deduce that sometime after that, American confectioners began to make similar confections, including enrobed peanut clusters. Previously peanut clusters without a chocolate coating were held together with caramel or honey.
  • Jumping ahead to the 1930s, American inventor Elmo Lanzi patented a Chocolate Peanut Cluster Dipping Machine, automating the slow process of hand-enrobing. “Think of turning out 450 pounds of luscious, attractive Chocolate Peanut Clusters,” the advertisement trumpets.
  • One confectioner substituted pecans for peanuts in a caramel-nut confection, and added four pecan halves as “feet” to the bottom of the oval-shaped candy. These became known as “turtles.”