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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Snow ~ Dearborn Michigan ~ Dog on Street 10 Years ~ Nova ~ Crock Pot Banana Bread ~ NFL Monday ~ St Nicholas Day


Good 33º lightly snowing morning.


Not getting much here, probably won't last long. Ashland did get quite a bit.




Now this will frost your hanky....
Dearborn Michigan.... Thanks Ovamit!!!



Ok, that was not good, but this short video will put happy tears in your eyes!




Yesterday another over the top exciting one. Sheesh... And wussy me was COLD... we warmed from the 30ºs to the 40ºs. About noon the neighbor up the road, her dog Nova showed up here again. I called the woman and she hiked over to the fence and got her. Said she opened the door and Nova ran out! She came directly here and was happy happy happy!!!!
Personally, I think she likes me better!!! LOL.


How about an easy peasy crock pot banana bread.... shared by my friend Gary Adkinson, the Birdman of Wimer!

2 whole eggs
1/2 cup butter, softened and cubed
1 cup sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
3 whole bananas, medium size, mashed
1 cup chocolate chips (optional)
1 cup nuts, walnuts or pecans... chopped (optional)
In a bowl combine eggs and sugar. Mix well. Add baking powder, baking soda, salt, and 1 cup flour. Mix well. Add in last cup of flour. Mixture will be thick. Mash the bananas well and add to mixture. Butter a small crock pot and pour in mixture. Cook in 6 qt pot for 4 hours on on low. Top should be slightly brown and bread will bounce back to touch.


Historically this date...
1768 – The first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica is published.


1865 – The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, banning slavery.

1877 – The first edition of the Washington Post is published.

1877 – Thomas Edison, using his new phonograph, makes one of the earliest recordings of a human voice, reciting "Mary Had a Little Lamb".

1884 – The Washington Monument in Washington D.C. is completed.

1897 – London becomes the world's first city to host licensed taxicabs.


And births this date include....

1900 – Agnes Moorehead, American actress (d. 1974)

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WH50Va7Bdf4/UqHvpPWbqLI/AAAAAAAAxEQ/WF1g3vBVrxI/s1600/agnes2MA29322086-0014.jpg

1920 – Dave Brubeck, American pianist and composer (d. 2012)

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lQf2pWoYiVA/UqHv6AyW40I/AAAAAAAAxEU/JlB9gVBXlKM/s1600/daveMA29322086-0015.jpg

1924 – Wally Cox, American actor (d. 1973)

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0WwIt1DJAxE/UqHv-Os_qmI/AAAAAAAAxEg/ZN8iO3MxDw4/s1600/wallyMA29322086-0016.jpg

1928 – Bobby Van, American singer (d. 1980)

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--a2LVosufnU/UqHwPt8v7BI/AAAAAAAAxEk/m_GUJv9W3hI/s1600/bobbyMA29322086-0017.jpg

1948 – JoBeth Williams, American actress
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-46s6hYmUGYU/UqHn6lVHQJI/AAAAAAAAxDY/zfsPRuBYrgQ/s1600/jobethMA29322086-0018.jpg
Later I watched the Broncos and Jets:
(sorry Tootie and Olga!)
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 6th
St Nicholas Day
Saint, nicholas, st, christmas, santa, claus
St. Nicholas Day is today. Yes, there really was a Christian Saint Nicholas. He lived in the country of Greece, just a couple hundred years after the birth of Christ. This day is in honor of Saint Nicholas and his life.
Saint Nicholas became a priest, and later, a Bishop of the early Catholic Church. True to the Christian concept of giving up belongings and following Christ, St. Nicholas gave up all of his belongings. He was well known for giving to needy people, especially children. There are may stories and tales of him helping out children in need.
The practice of hanging up stockings originated with Saint Nicholas. As the ancient legend goes, Saint Nicholas was known to throw small bags of gold coins into the open windows of poor homes. After one bag of gold fell into the stocking of a child, news got around. Children soon began hanging their stocking by their chimneys "in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there".
It wasn't until the 1800's that the spirit of St. Nicholas' life evolved into the creation of Santa Claus. And, this happened  in America. Santa Claus emerged (or evolved) from the stories and legends of St. Nicholas. Santa Claus was kind and generous to children. Unlike "St. Nick", Santa Claus is largely a non-religious character.