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Thursday, August 24, 2017

BLUE Sky! ~ Turkeys ~ Dude ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Omaha Order ~ Funny Busses ~ Newest US Monument ~ Waffle Day

Good 56º OMGOSH I can see my mountain morning and some BLUE SKY!!!!!!!!!!!    

Yesterday there was a slight break in the smoke and I could see the sun and "my mountain", Fielder Mtn..... Our temperature topped at 95º.

... and the turkeys were out and about...

Yesterday was the second dose of Meloxicam for Dude's hip. He has improved so much he's standing on that back left leg like normal...

A dear friend wrote me he takes Meloxicam for his knee and said (jokingly) he didn't realize it was for dogs. He said no wonder he's been lifting his leg on fire hydrants! LOL Bernie!

Happy Throw Back Thursday....
Brian little league 1982:

And... today Mr. State Farm, Grants Pass Or:

Yesterday the Omaha Steaks order came...

I got an ad in the mail from them, with a bonus of a free tri tip and free shipping for a $79 order.... So I got the following:
Crab Cakes

Potatoes au Gratin

Bacon wrapped scallops

Sole Almondine (one of my most favs)

Italian Breaded Veal Patties

Aged Cheddar & Bacon Tots

.... and a free Tri Tip
Oh boy..... oink oink oink!!

Here are a couple of fun busses.. shared by Ike Saben....(LASD ret)

Historically this date.............

1814 – British troops invade Washington, D.C. and during the Burning of Washington theWhite House is set ablaze, though not burned to the ground; as well as several other buildings.

1932 – Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop (from Los Angeles to NewarkNew Jersey).

1981 – Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon.

1989 – Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling by Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti.

And births this date include....
1955 – Mike Huckabee, American politician, Governor/Presidential candidate

1958 – Steve Guttenberg, American actor

1960 – Cal Ripken, Jr., American baseball player

1976 – Alex O'Loughlin, Australian actor
Mmmmmmm..... Hawaii Five-O


Later dinner was green beans and peas and a sole Almondine, left frozen and air fryer cooked 370º for 15 minutes, and an English muffin topped with smashed avocado....

Brian and Tucker and the guys they go bowling with went to the movies last night to see Smokey and the Bandit. How apropos for our smokey state!!!

Sally Field:
Burt Reynolds:

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 24th

National Waffle Day  is the anniversary of the first U.S. patent for a waffle iron. Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York received his patent for a "device to bake waffles" in 1869. His early waffle iron was used in conjunction with coal stoves, consisted of a griddle and a cover and required flipping of the device to cook both sides of the waffle. At present, National Waffle Day is at best a "bizarre" or "unique" holiday" - the fluff stuff of radio DJ commentary. Waffle promotions at some restaurant chains have helped to keep the holiday alive, if only barely.
A Quick Waffle History Lesson

13th Century A.C. - Ancient Greeks cook flat cakes between two metal plates. These early waffles were called obleios and were primarily savory in nature, prepared with cheeses and herbs.

1620 - The pilgrims bring Dutch "wafles" to America.

1735 - The word "waffle" - with two "f"s - appears in English print for the first time.

Late 1800's - Thomas Jefferson returns to the U.S. from France with a long handled, patterned waffle iron.

1869 - Cornelius Swarthout patents the first U.S. Waffle Iron.

1953 - Frank Dorsa's Eggo Frozen Waffles are sold in Supermarkets for the first time.

1964-65 - Brussels restaurateur Maurice Vermersch brings his wife's Brussels Waffle recipe to the World's Fair in New York. The fluffy yeast-infused waffle becomes a huge hit and becomes known as the Belgium waffle.

I also like to cook tater tots in mine! (Hey Brian Cook, find your waffle iron!)