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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Rain ~ Errands ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Gary Adkison ~ Adele Easton Graves ~ Daddy ~ Dude ~ Limoncello Creme ~ Steak/Stuffed Mushroom ~ Peach Cobbler

Good 41ยบ cloudy morning. A sprinkle of rain yesterday, 1/10".

Did a run into town to drop off a Blue Jays shirt and hat I got Brian... this is Tucker's Little League team this year.

... then to Safeway for groceries, and to the Post Office to pick up a package.

Happy Throw Back Thursday...
Jerry and his pretty new red Dodge.. 2006:

Today a special birthday, our local Birdhouse Guy, Gary Adkison.
         HAPPY BIRTHDAY GARY!! I have a bunch of his birdhouses. Love them!

Also today is pal from high school, Adele (Easton) Graves.
                                        HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEL!!!!! xo

This day was also impacted by two things... the death of my Dad, Leslie Laney, in 1991. Miss you Daddy!!!
                       With my Mom on their 50th anniversary in 1976.

And.... a good thing, Dude came to live with me on this date in 2013! Thanks Dave!!!!! I ♥ Dude!!!!
                                           He and Maggie were pals!

Historically this date....

1796 – The first elephant ever seen in the United States arrives from India.

1902 – James C. Penney opens his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming. (Interesting that it's F.W. Woolworth's birthday)

1943 – The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C., on the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birth.

1970 – An oxygen tank aboard Apollo 13 explodes, putting the crew in great danger and causing major damage to the spacecraft while en route to the Moon.

1976 – The United States Treasury Department reintroduced the two-dollar bill as aFederal Reserve Note on Thomas Jefferson's 233rd birthday as part of the United States Bicentennial celebration.

1997 – Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer to win the Masters Tournament.

And births this date include....
Brian gave me this $2 bill.. I keep it in my wallet for good luck!

1852 – F.W. Woolworth, American businessman (d. 1919)

1866 – Butch Cassidy, American outlaw (d. 1908)

1899 – Alfred Mosher Butts, American architect and Scrabble inventor (d. 1993)

1923 – Don Adams, American actor and comedian (d. 2005)
A former Marine and Maxwell Smart!

1931 – Dan Gurney, American race car driver
He was my fav!

1933 – Ben Nighthorse Campbell, American politician
Interesting fellow. Military, deputy sheriff, jewelry artist, politician who switched from being a Dem to a Republican!
Smart guy!

1935 – Lyle Waggoner, American actor

1945 – Tony Dow, American actor

Last night my cocktail was something new... Limoncello Creme... imported from  Italy. OMGOOOOOD!!!

Then dinner was a cheese stuffed portabello mushroom (from Safeway) and an Omaha Steaks sirloin, cooked in the Air Fryer drizzled with olive oil...

                            I love those mushrooms! Perfect!!

Then it was chair, wine, Rookie Blue, and Blue Bloods on the TV.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
April 13th
National Peach Cobbler Day

Peaches are one of America's favorite fruits. When you put it into a cobbler recipe, you've got a treat, of which people will be asking for seconds.
Peach Cobbler is a deep dish fruit pie, made with peaches and biscuit (or it's equivalent). While it is best to served hot, it is still delicious consumed cold, too.
Back in the 1800's, American settlers travelling to the west, did not have the ingredients to make a then popular suet pudding. They used peaches and dough to cobble together this tasty fruit pie.
For the record! The largest Peach Cobbler ever made, was baked at the Georgia Peach Festival in 2007. It measured 11' X 5' and 8" deep.
Peach Cobbler Day was created by the Georgia Peach Council in the 1950's, to promote the consumption of canned peaches. Canned peaches can be enjoyed any month of the year. This helps to answer the placement of this special day in April, when fresh peaches are not available.
This is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.