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Friday, June 18, 2021

Weather ~ Buck and Doe ~ Picture of the Day ~ Zigzag Oregon ~ All American Steak ~ JoAnne Webb ~ Vivia Dennis ~ National Go Fishing Day

 


Good 50º clear sunny morning.

Yesterday we topped at 95º. 

And yesterday this buck and doe were out on my road, but by the time I got my camera the buck was walking away... taken through the kitchen window....


Then a little later I saw the doe who likes to lay in the shade of one of my carports was up in the pasture in the shade....




Picture of the Day ... how would you like a hummingbird helmet?? Grin




Interesting about a town in Oregon....


Zigzag is an unincorporated community in Clackamas CountyOregon, United States. It is located within the Mount Hood Corridor, between Rhododendron and Welches on U.S. Route 26. The community is part of a local type of government called a village as one of the communities making up the Villages at Mount Hood, which stretches from the border of Sandy to Government Camp.

The community is named after the nearby Zigzag River, a tributary of the Sandy River, which is in turn a tributary of the Columbia River. The place was also known as "Zig Zag". Zigzag's elevation is 1,414 feet.

Pioneer Joel Palmer crossed the deep ravine of Zigzag Canyon near the timberline on Mount Hood on October 11, 1845. He described the crossing in his journal:
The manner of descending is to turn directly to the right, go zigzag for about one hundred yards, then turn short round, and go zigzag until you come under the place where you started from; then to the right, and so on, until you reach the base.
The Zigzag River is no more crooked than adjoining streams, therefore the stream was most likely identified to fellow travelers on what was to become the Barlow Road by the manner of crossing and not for an especially irregular alignment.
Zigzag post office was established in 1917; it ran intermittently until 1974. For a time the Zigzag post office was located in present-day Rhododendron.
The 1935 Zigzag Ranger Station is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, another NRHP property, was formerly in the Zigzag area. The ZigZag Inn—which, like the ranger station and church, is a rustic-style log structure—was built by William John "Bill" Lenz, son of the founder of Lenz in Hood River County. Lenz built many other notable structures in the area.



From Mr. Food


Nothing is more all-American than steak sizzling on the grill. Our All-American Steak recipe takes grilled steak to new heights. Check out our flavorful homemade seasoning recipe and awesome creamy Blue Cheese Topping that finishes it off perfectly.


  • BLUE CHEESE TOPPING
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  •  
  • STEAK SEASONING
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 (8- to 10-ounce) strip steaks
  1. In a medium bowl, combine Topping ingredients; mix well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
     
  2. Preheat the grill.
     
  3. In a shallow dish, combine Steak Seasoning ingredients; mix well. Evenly coat each steak in seasoning mixture.
     
  4. Grill steaks 10 to 12 minutes, or to desired doneness, turning over halfway through grilling. Top with Blue Cheese Topping and serve immediately.





Two special birthdays today.... JoAnne Webb, wife of the infamous Arlon (1959 Wilsonite) is celebrating today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOANN!!
 



Also celebrating is Brooklyn NY pal Vivia Dennis. HAPPY BIRTHDAY VIVIA!!
 


Historically this date........
1873 – Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.

1900 – Empress Dowager Longyu of China orders all foreigners killed, including foreign diplomats and their families.

1983 – Space Shuttle programSTS-7Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.



And births this day include....
1913 – Robert Mondavi, American winemaker (d. 2008)


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1915 – Red Adair, American firefighter (d. 2004)
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1917 – Richard Boone, American actor (d. 1981)
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1942 – Paul McCartney, English singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (The BeatlesThe Quarrymen, and The Fireman)


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1976 – Blake Shelton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
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All I know. Nuff said. Enjoy your Friday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 


National Go Fishing Day on June 18th each year encourages us to drop a line – in the nearest stream, pond, lake, or river. Taking a break from our daily routine to bait a hook and catch some fish can be a relaxing endeavor. 
In addition to providing food, fishing is a recreational pastime of many. Recreational fishing includes conventions, rules, licensing restrictions, and laws that limit the way in which fish may be caught. A rod, reel, line, and hooks with any one of the different forms of bait or lures, are the most common form of recreational fishing.
The practice of catching (or attempting to catch) fish with a hook is known as angling. Catch and release (returning the fish to the water to continue its life) is often the expectation or requirement by law. For others, this is a preferred form of fishing. 
Hobbyists with knowledge of habitat, foraging behavior, and migration hone their fishing techniques for a successful fishing adventure. Some fishermen continue to follow fishing folklore by claiming the sun and the moon influence fish feeding patterns.
The earliest known English essay on recreational fishing was published in 1496. 
During the 16th and 17th centuries, recreational fishing began to gain popularity. In 1653, Izaak Walton published a book titled, The Compleat Angler or Contemplative Man’s Recreation. Walton’s book is the definitive work championing the position of the angler who loves fishing just for the sake of it.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Grab your rod and reel, some bait, and go fishing! 
Whether it’s your favorite river or lake, or out on the ocean, from the shore or from a watercraft, drop a line in the water and see what you can catch. Bring a friend or teach someone else how to reel them in. 

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Keeping Cows Safe ~ Carolina Shredded Chicken Sandwich ~ National Mascot Day

 


Good 46º clear sunny morning. 

Yesterday we topped at 92º.


Picture of the Day ... LOL... New Orleans One-Way Street Smile



Interesting about keeping cows safe .....


It’s part of a new initiative — dubbed “iCow” — that involves painting large pairs of eyes on the backsides of cattle grazing near lion habitat, in an effort to deter the lions from preying on livestock and thus, preventing lethal retaliations by farmers.



Lions are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, with their declining numbers currently in the range of 23,000 to 39,000.
“As protected conservation areas become smaller, lions are increasingly coming into contact with human populations, which are expanding to the boundaries of these protected areas,” says Neil Jordan, a conservation biologist from University of New South Wales.
Being carnivores, lions readily eat livestock such as cattle. This negatively impacts subsistence farmers, who often respond by shooting or poisoning the lions.
Jordan’s idea for painting eyes on cattle to prevent them from becoming lion prey came about when he observed a lion hunting an impala. “Lions are ambush hunters, so they creep up on their prey, get close and jump on them unseen,” he says. “But in this case, the impala noticed the lion. And when the lion realized it had been spotted, it gave up on the hunt.”




From Mr. Food


What do you get when you pair BBQ-smothered, juicy chicken thighs with homemade coleslaw, and place it between the buns of a crusty roll? Just the most incredible Carolina Shredded Chicken Sandwich you've ever tasted! This sandwich is summer spectacular!


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 (16-ounce) package coleslaw mix
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 kaiser or potato rolls, cut in half and toasted


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook chicken and onion 12 to 15 minutes, or until onion begins to brown. Stir in barbecue sauce, water, and brown sugar, cover, and cook 8 to 10 minutes, or until no pink remains in the chicken.
  2. Remove chicken to a cutting board. Using 2 forks, shred chicken by pulling it apart. Return chicken to skillet and stir until evenly coated with sauce. Over medium heat, cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine coleslaw, oil, vinegar, granulated sugar, salt, and pepper; mix well.
  4. Divide chicken mixture evenly over rolls, top with coleslaw, and serve.


***Wanna give this a rich, smoky flavor? Cook it or reheat it in a cast iron skillet on the grill. It's perfect for summer entertaining



Historically this date......
1885 – The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.


1898 – The United States Navy Hospital Corps is established.



1933 – Union Station Massacre: in Kansas City, Missouri, four FBI agents and captured fugitive Frank Nash are gunned down by gangsters attempting to free Nash.


1987 – With the death of the last individual of the species, the Dusky Seaside Sparrow becomes extinct.


1994 – Following a televised low-speed highway chase, O.J. Simpson is arrested for the murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.


And births this date include....
1742 – William Hooper, American signer of
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1867 – John Robert Gregg, American inventor (d. 1948)
       ...ahhhh yes, took that shorthand class!
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1923 – Elroy Hirsch, American football player (d. 2004)
........old "Crazylegs"!!!
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1943 – Newt Gingrich, American politician and author
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1943 – Barry Manilow, American singer-songwriter and producer
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1960 – Thomas Haden Church, American actor
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All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Thursday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 


Recognizing the luck they bring to teams, franchises, and more, National Mascot Day celebrates these iconic figures on June 17th each year.
Mascots have been around for over 130 years. We derive the term mascot from the French word La Mascotte. A mascotte is considered a woman or girl with mystic powers and the ability to bring good luck. In the French opera by the same name, the character is a farm girl. The opera opened Paris in 1880, followed by additional productions across Europe.
A November 11, 1882 sports article in the London new paper, The Era, reported a football match between Middlesborough Association and a newly formed team called La Mascotte. One player, Mr. W.E. Gregory, dressed up in costume. The article doesn’t describe the player’s attire, but it does mention he earned a nickname from the female members of the crowd. The article also praises Gregory for his play on the field. Was he the first sports mascot?
Well, sports are full of good luck charms, jinxes and ritual. In the United States, the first mention of sports mascot shows up in baseball in 1883. According to The Dickson Baseball Dictionary, a boy working for the team named “Chic” earned a reputation of bringing good luck to the players.
These days, mascots come in an array of costumes and characters. Not only do they stir up the fan base, but they also entertain.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ James Dean's Last Gasoline Fillup ~ Cool Cucumber Salad ~ National Fudge Day

 


Good 44º clear sunny morning. 

Yesterday was a pretty day......



We topped at 82º.


Picture of the Day 




Interesting....

It is one of the most historic gas stations in Los Angeles.  And it has now been torn down.
The gas station at the corner of Beverly Glen and Ventura Blvd in Sherman Oaks, where James Dean filled up the tank of his new 550 Porsche Spyder for the last time and then drove into immortality, has been demolished. One of the last remaining locations connected to Dean's final day is gone.


If you're a Dean fan, the gas station and the famous photograph snapped the final morning of his life are well known.
Originally named "Casa de Petrol," the gas station opened in 1948 as an adjunct to the landmark Casa de Cadillac dealership next door. At the time, the intersection on Ventura Blvd was known as "Casa Corner," and included a Casa burger stand and a "Casa de Cascade" car wash. Only the dealership remains and is still in service.
Sixty-one years ago today, on the morning of Friday, September 30, 1955, James Dean woke and had coffee. He was living in a log cabin-styled rented house on Sutton Street in Sherman Oaks a few blocks behind the La Reina Theatre, not far from the gas station. He had recently completed filming on "Giant" and was taking his new Porsche Spyder to Salinas for the car races that weekend. Mechanic Rolf Wütherich, stunt man friend Bill Hickman, and photographer Sanford Roth would go with him.
The group met that morning at Competition Motors in Hollywood, on Vine Street near Fountain Avenue, to give the Spyder one final check. Dean's father and uncle arrived at the shop for a visit. While the Porsche was being serviced and prepped for the race, the group walked across the street to the Hollywood Ranch Market for doughnuts and coffee.
The death of James Dean occurred on September 30, 1955, near Cholame, California. Dean had previously competed in several auto racing events, and was traveling to a sports car racing competition when he crashed his car at the junction of California State Route 46 (former 466) and California State Route 41. He was 24 years old.




From Mr. Food


This easy cucumber salad recipe uses only five ingredients to create a refreshing and quick-to-prepare deli salad. Our Cool Cucumber Salad makes a great addition to your weekend lunch spread. 


  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 cups Kirby cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced (about 3 pounds total)
  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine vinegar, water, sugar, and salt until well blended.
  2. Add the cucumbers and toss until well coated.
  3. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours, or overnight. This will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for several weeks.



Historically this date.....
1903 – The Ford Motor Company is incorporated.

1961 – Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union.

1981 – US President Ronald Reagan awards the Congressional Gold Medal to Ken Taylor, Canada's former ambassador to Iran, for helping six Americans escape from Iran during the hostage crisis of 1979–81; he is the first foreign citizen bestowed the honor.



And births this date include...
1829 – Geronimo, Apache leader (d. 1909)
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1890 – Stan Laurel, English actor and comedian (d. 1965)
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1970 – Phil Mickelson, American golfer
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All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Wednesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 


National Fudge Day comes around each year on June 16th, allowing you to indulge in your favorite flavor of this delicious confectionery. Some of the most familiar fudge flavors are chocolate, chocolate nut, peanut butter, maple, and maple nut. 
Fudge lends itself to experimentation when it comes to flavors. Blending favorites or even a moment of inspiration will create a new delicious kind of fudge. Adding bits of candy, nuts, or sprinkles can bring just the right celebratory burst of excitement to an old favorite.
In the late 19th century, some shops on Mackinac Island, Michigan, began to produce similar products as the Vassar College fudge and sold it to summer vacationers. Fudge is still made in some of the original shops located on the famous island.