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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Mexican Word of the Day ~ Letter to Patriots Owner ~ Pumpkin Bread ~ Sami ~ Nut Day

Good 54º very dark and gloomy cloudy morning.

Yesterday we got sprinkles and it amounted to 1/10".

"10-22" = cancel  (or... 'forgetaboutit!)

Mexican Word of the Day

I had written a letter to Robert Kraft in regards to Patriots team members kneeling during the National Anthem and how it irritated me because all the men in my family had been in the military service from my Dad in WWI to my son in the Gulf War! I told him I thought the Patriots were better than that. Thankfully Tom Brady, my fav, stands with his hand on his heart. Sooooooooo..............
I got this letter from Mr. Kraft yesterday!

Historically this date......
1836 – Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.
.... I so wanted to have a son with Jerry (a Texan) and name him Sam Houston Maxwell! I know. I'm weird.  But, as it turns out I have a granddaughter named Samantha....  Sami! So, got my Sam finally!

1879 – Using a filament of carbonized thread, Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric incandescent light bulb (it lasted 13½ hours before burning out).
.... what a brilliant (smile) man. Thank you Mr. Edison!

1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis: US President John F. Kennedy, after internal counsel from Dwight D. Eisenhower, announces that American reconnaissance planes have discovered Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba, and that he has ordered a naval "quarantine" of the Communist nation.

1976 – Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs. The dye is still used in Canada.

1983 – Two correctional officers are killed by inmates at the United States Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspires the Supermax model of prisons.

... And births this date include....
1734 – Daniel Boone, American pioneer and hunter (d. 1820)

1903 – Curly Howard, American actor and comedian, member of the Three Stooges (d. 1952)

He died in San Gabriel and is buried in a cemetery in ELA.

1917 – Joan Fontaine, American actress (d. 2013)

Sad, a life long feud with her sister, Olivia de Havilland. 

1938 – Christopher Lloyd, American actor

1942 – Annette Funicello, American actress (d. 2013)

1943 – Catherine Deneuve, French actress

1948 – Lynette Fromme, American attempted assassin of Gerald Ford 

It's that pumpkin time of year! Make this moist super good Pumpkin Bread....

2 cups all purpose flour
½ t. salt
½ t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1 t. ground cloves
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. ground nutmeg
2 cups sugar
1½ sticks unsalted butter
2 large eggs
1 15oz can pure pumpkin

1. In mixing bowl combine flour, salt, soda, baking powder, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Whisk until well combined. Set aside.
2. In electric mixer beat the softened butter and sugar until blended. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until light and fluffy, a few minutes. Beat in pumpkin.
3. Add in flour and mix at low speed until well combined.
4. Put batter into prepared (cooking spray) loaf pans, dividing evenly.
5. Bake at 350º 65-75 minutes, or until sharp knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let loaves cool about 10 minutes, then turn out onto wire rack to cool completely.

Yesterday Sami was in a gymnastics competition in Ashland. She came in 1st Over All!!!! YEAH SAMI!!

Brian dressed up in his new golf pants and a shirt he put letter on .... Squish is his nickname for Sami!

How cute is that!!!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
October 22nd.
National Nut Day
It's a little kooky and crazy if you ask me.
One can go a little bit batty contemplating the meaning of this day. Our research came up empty on information about this day. So, we can't be certain as to the meaning of this very nutty day. There are two very obvious possibilities:
1. This day honors (???) all of the nutty people in the world. It gives recognition to all the kooks, loony birds and daffy people in your life. Show them you care today.

2. This day celebrates nutritious and healthy nuts (food) of all kinds. Celebrate today by eating lots of nuts, either as a snack, or in baked goods.  May we suggest Chocolate Almond Ice Cream? 

Of course it is always possible that this day celebrates the "Nut" that screws onto a bolt for fastening things.

A couple of nutty facts:
Peanuts are not really nuts. They are Legumes, a member of the "Pea" family.

The center of seeds, like pumpkins and squash, is called a "nut".