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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

4th of July Trivia ~ 4th of July Jokes ~ Drummer Jack ~ 4th of July Shows ~ Dodger Stadium

Good 56º clear and sunny morning.

I couldn't believe the clouds that gathered yesterday...

They stuck around and finally started dissapating just after noon. By then the temp was 86º. AC on. Dog inside. Bruiser was out wandering. We ended up at 96º.

According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council 150 million hot dogs are consumed on the 4th of July! That is enough to make a line from Washington DC to Los Angeles more than 5 times!

only 65% of Americans own a flag!

44 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles for the 4th.

217,000 soldiers believed to have taken part in the Revolutionary War on the American side.



4th of July Jokes

The difference between a duck and George Washington is:
One has a bill on his face; the other has his face on a bill!
What kind of tea did the American colonists thirst for? 
What was the craziest battle of the Revolutionary War?
The Battle of Bonkers Hill.
Why were the first Pennsylvania settlers like ants? 
Because they lived in colonies.
What's red, white, blue, and almost as ugly as a dog? 
A revolutionary warthog!
Why did Paul Revere ride his horse from Boston to Lexington?
Because the horse was too heavy to carry!

Historically this date...
1937 – Spam, the luncheon meat, is introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation.

1945 – World War II: Liberation of the Philippines declared.

1971 – Right to vote: the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 years, is formally certified by President Richard Nixon.

1973 – Catastrophic BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion) in Kingman, Arizona, following a fire that broke out as propane is being transferred from a railroad car to a storage tank, kills 11 firefighters.

 2012 – The Shard in London is inaugurated as the tallest building in Europe, with a height of 310 meters (1,020 ft).

And births this date include...
1928 – Katherine Helmond, American actress

1950 – Huey Lewis, American singer (Huey Lewis and the News)

My grandson Jack was in a parade in San Gabriel yesterday...

Later dinner was Omaha Steaks Chicken Kiev cooked in the Air Fryer and pasta/veggie salad..... 
Chair, wine, TV..... on our local news they showed the coast... while it was 96º here, it was foggy at the coast~! 

Watched some of the Boston Pops...
and the Capitol 4th (with Trace Adkins!)

and Macy's 4th.....

Someone had started shooting, fortunately not too many rounds, but it made Dude very nervous. He just kept watching out the door...

Close game last night at Dodger Stadium! Dodgers 4 - Diamondbacks 3

I spent over and hour on the phone with a customer service lady, Pam (who was in Ontario Canada!) about getting the MLB Diamondbacks or Dodger channel on my DirecTV. Apparently those channels are not in sinc with DTV and I can't get them. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr..........................

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
July 5th
National Apple Turnover Day

Apple turnovers are a type of pastry made with a puff pastry or shortcrust pastry dough and apple filling. They are usually served for breakfast or as a dessert. 

There even isNational Apple Turnover Day celebrated on July 5.
To celebrate National Apple Turnover Day, bake a batch of apple turnovers for your family and friends. Here is a recipe for you. These turnovers are made with frozen puff pastry so you won't need to make the dough yourself. Just don't forget to thaw 1 pastry sheet beforehand.
Peel and core 1 large apple, cut it into 1/4-inch dice. In a bowl, stir together apple chunks, 3 tbs dried cranberries, 3 tbs heated apple jelly, 1 tbs cornstarch, and 1/8 tsp cinnamon.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out pastry and cut into 6 parts. You need roughly 4-inch squares. Divide the apple filling among pastry squares, leaving a 1-inch border. Brush border with lightly beaten egg. Cut 2 tbs cold unsalted butter into bits and dot filling with it.
Fold each square into a triangle and crimp edges, using a fork. Cut a couple of slits in top of each turnover. Brush lightly with egg and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 400 °F until puffed and golden. Let cool to warm and enjoy your turnovers on National Apple Turnover Day!