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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Weather ~ 10-20 ~ Picture of the Day ~ Adolph Hitler's Nephew ~ Sweet and Sour Pork Chops ~ Medical Assistants Recognition Day


Good 47º raining morning. 
Yesterday we stayed cloudy and topped at 65º.

10-20 is a radio code for 'what is your location?'
Picture of the Day 😁

Interesting about Hitler's nephew....


German dictator Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) failed to win the cooperation of all his family members for the dark vision of an Aryan Germany and a new world order. In fact, one half-nephew actually joined the United States Navy and fought against the Axis.

William Patrick Hitler was born in Liverpool, England, on March 12, 1911, and in 1933 moved to Germany, possibly to take advantage of his uncle’s powerful position. Indeed, Adolf Hitler did arrange for Patrick to take a job in a bank in 1933. Later, he worked in an automobile factory and as a car salesman.

Apparently, he was not satisfied with his lot in Nazi Germany and blackmailed his uncle with the threat of revealing to the world that the Führer’s paternal grandfather was actually Jewish. In 1938 he left Germany for London and in 1939 wrote an article for 'Look' magazine titled “Why I Hate My Uncle.”

He eventually was granted permission to enlist in the U.S. Navy in 1944, served three years as a pharmacist’s mate, received the Purple Heart for a wound, and was discharged in 1947.

After the war, he changed his surname to Stuart-Houston and established Brookhaven Laboratories on Long Island, New York, residing in the city of Patchogue. He married in 1947 and became the father of four sons. He died at the age of 76 on July 14, 1987, having largely achieved the post-war anonymity that he sought.

If you want to read more about this man, go here:



From Mr. Food

If you're looking for the sweet and sour sauce they serve in Chinese restaurants, no need to buy bottled when our freshly made version tastes a million times better. We bet you'll agree our Sweet and Sour Pork Chops are amazing!


  • 1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained, with liquid reserved
  • 1/4 cups ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 3 carrots, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 to 6 pork loin chops, 1 inch thick


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine reserved pineapple juice, ketchup, brown sugar, and vinegar; cook 5 minutes, until hot. Add pineapple chunks, carrots, and green pepper; remove from heat.
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil; add chops and brown.
  4. In a shallow baking dish, arrange chops; spread pineapple-vegetable mixture over top. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 25-35 minutes, until chops are done and vegetables are crisp-tender.

**For that extra authentic feel, serve this one up over white rice!

Historically this date....
1944 – Liquid natural gas leaks from storage tanks in Cleveland, then explodes; the explosion and resulting fire level 30 blocks and kill 130.

1968 – Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.
1976 – The ferry George Prince is struck by a ship while crossing the Mississippi River. Seventy-eight passengers and crew die, and only 18 people aboard the ferry survive.

1977 – A plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd crashes in Mississippi, killing lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines along with backup singer Cassie Gaines, the road manager, pilot, and co-pilot.

1981 – Two police officers and an armored car guard are killed during an armed robbery in Rockland County, NY, carried out by members of the Black Liberation Army and Weather Underground.

1991 – The Oakland Hills firestorm kills 25 and destroys 3,469 homes and apartments, causing more than $2 billion in damage.
1991 – A 6.8 Mw earthquake strikes the Uttarkashi region of India, killing more than 1,000 people.

2011 – The former leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, and his son Mutassim Gaddafi are killed shortly after the Battle of Sirte while in the custody of NTC fighters.

And births this date include.... 
1931 – Mickey Mantle, American baseball player (d. 1995)

1942 – Earl Hindman, American actor (d. 2003)

1950 – Tom Petty, American musician (d.2017)


1958 – Viggo Mortensen, American actor
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Wednesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Medical Assistants Recognition Day is observed on Wednesday of the third business week in October. One of the fastest-growing careers in the nation, medical assistants make medical offices run more smoothly and are instrumental in overall quality patient care.  

Medical assistants are health professionals who support the work of physicians and other health professionals, usually in a clinic setting. Their responsibilities can include both administrative and clinical duties.  Depending on the type and size of the facility, what state, certifications available and the laws affected by where they work,medical assistants can play a variety of roles.  

Medical Assistant’s Recognition Day, take time to thank these healthcare professionals for their dedication.

Make sure your medical assistants know how much you appreciate their hard work. 

Be sure to also give a great big shout out to all you know today in healthcare!


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Weather ~ 10-19 ~ Picture of the Day ~ Maryland's Baltimore Oriole ~ Country Pork Loaf ~ Tucker and Grants Pass High School Band ~ National Pharmacy Technician Day


Good 33º red sky morning...

Yesterday morning it looked like we were going to get rain, but the clouds lifted and we had sunshine. Then clouds came back. They came and went all day and no rain. We topped at 60º.


10-19 is the radio code for 'return to your station'.
Picture of the Day

Interesting about Maryland - Baltimore Oriole

You may recognize the oriole from Baltimore's Major League Baseball team

The iconic bird, with its vibrant yellow breast and black head and wings, is native to the region. It was deemed the official state bird in 1947.

The Baltimore oriole is a small icterid blackbird common in eastern North America as a migratory breeding bird. It received its name from the resemblance of the male's colors to those on the coat-of-arms of Lord Baltimore. Observations of interbreeding between the Baltimore oriole and the western Bullock's oriole led to both being classified as a single species, called the northern oriole, from 1973 to 1995. Research by James Rising, a professor of zoology at the University of Toronto, and others showed that the two birds actually did not interbreed significantly.

The Baltimore oriole is the state bird of Maryland. It is also the namesake and mascot for the Baltimore Orioles baseball team.

Like all New World orioles, this species is named after an unrelated, physically similar family found in the Old World: the Oriolidae. "Oriole" ultimately derives from Latin aureolus, "golden". The genus name Icterus is from Ancient Greek ikteros, a yellow bird, usually taken to be the Eurasian golden oriole, the sight of which was thought to cure jaundice. The specific galbula is the Latin name for a yellow bird, again usually assumed to be the golden oriole.


This medium-sized passerine measures 6.7–8.7 inches in length and spans 9.1–12.6 inches across the wings. Their build is typical of icterids, as they have a sturdy body, a longish tail, fairly long legs and a thick, pointed bill. The body weight averages 1.19 oz, with a range of weights from 0.79 to 1.48 oz. The male oriole is slightly larger than the female, although the size dimorphism is minimal by icterid standards. Adults always have white bars on the wings. The adult male is orange on the underparts shoulder patch and rump, with some birds appearing a very deep flaming orange and others appearing yellowish-orange. All of the rest of the male's plumage is black. 

The adult female is yellow-brown on the upper parts with darker wings, and dull orange-yellow on the breast and belly. 

The juvenile oriole is similar-looking to the female, with males taking until the fall of their second year to reach adult plumage.


Baltimore orioles are found in the Nearctic in summer, including the Canadian Prairies and eastern Montana in the northwest eastward through southern Ontario, southern Quebec and New Brunswick and south through the eastern United States to central Mississippi and Alabama and northern Georgia. They migrate to winter in the Neotropics as far north as Mexico and sometimes the southern coast of the United States, but predominantly in Central America and northern South America. Some areas of the southern United States may retain orioles all winter if they have feeders that appeal to them. The range of this bird overlaps with that of the similar Bullock's oriole in the Midwest, and the two species were once considered to be conspecific under the name northern oriole because they form fertile hybrids. The Baltimore oriole is a rare vagrant to Western Europe.

The male sings a loud flutey whistle, with a buzzy, bold quality, a familiar sound in much of the eastern United States. The male typically sings from the tree canopy, often giving away its location before being sighted.

The record lifespan for a wild bird was 12 years and 0 months (based on a banded bird killed by a peregrine falcon), with captive orioles living up to 14 years.

Baltimore orioles forage in trees and shrubs, also making short flights to catch insects. They acrobatically clamber, hover and hang among foliage as they comb high branches. They mainly eat insects, berries and nectar, and are often seen sipping at hummingbird feeders. 






From Mr. Food

It's in the beans. Yup, the secret to making this so good for us is in extending the pork by adding a can of beans. They're full of protein and fiber, and they offer us a refreshing change from all-meat meat loaf.


  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 (14 ½ ounce) can stewed tomatoes, drained
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (16 to 19 ounce) can great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup ketchup



  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Coat a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the beans and ketchup; mix well. Gently stir in beans, being careful not to break them up.
  3. Place meat mixture into prepared loaf pan. Spoon ketchup over loaf and spread evenly over top. Bake 60 to 65 minutes, or until loaf is cooked through and juices run clear.



Historically this date....
1943 – Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.

1944 – United States forces land in the Philippines.

2004 – Care International aid worker Margaret Hassan is kidnapped in Iraq.

2005 – Hurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record with a minimum pressure of 882 mb.


And births this date include....
1932 – Robert Reed, American actor (d. 1992)

1936 – Tony Lo Bianco, American actor

1945 – John Lithgow, American actor

1965 – Ty Pennington, American television personality

1967 – Amy Carter, daughter of US President Jimmy Carter
Here are some photos of my grandson Tucker practicing and in the competition for his Grants Pass High School Band this past weekend....

As for the competitive side of the coin, the GPMB did very well. The group won 1st place in the preliminary round and was awarded best general effect and best music with a score of 85.45. After another great performance in finals, the group won best general effect and took 2nd place (by one tenth of a point) with a score of 86.53.
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo


The third Tuesday in October recognizes National Pharmacy Technician Day. The day is an opportunity to thank technicians for their invaluable support and contributions throughout the year. However, the day also explores the technician’s role and how vital it is to maintain a safe and efficient health system. 

Pharmacy technicians work in a variety of environments. Depending on education and training, they manage dispensary supply at hospitals and clinics, retail pharmacies, prisons, and veterinary clinics. Their roles may include the supervision of other pharmacy staff. Under a pharmacist’s guidance, a technician may supply medications to patients, prepare prescriptions. They also provide patient education and communicate with physicians.

Give a pharmacy tech you know a shout-out. Join or promote events supported by pharmacy organizations.  And be sure to shout-out to friends and family who work in the pharmacy field.

In 2015, Lindsey Ahrens submitted National Pharmacy Technician Day and the American Association of Pharmacy Technicians (AAPT) and the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council (PTEC) endorse the day. The observance coincides with National Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Week, also endorsed by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Additionally, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has named October American Pharmacists Month.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar® declared National Pharmacy Technician Day to be celebrated annually on the third Tuesday in October.