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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Super Fog ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Kristen ~ Mel & Jimmy ~ Kio ~ Stuffed Pumpkin ~ Dodgers ~ Pumpkin Day

Good 40º clear sunny morning. We hit 80º

Boy howdy, yesterday it started out a tad foggy but then by 9am it was like this...

The sun finally came out and it was another beautiful day.

Happy Throw Back Thursday...
Wow, 7 years ago! Alex, Kristen, and Jack.

Kristen struggling again with her cancer. Please pray for her. Cancer cells found in several places in her body, lung filled with fluid so she's in the hospital having that drained before she is put on chemo again. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ My baby girl doesn't need to be going through this as she approaches her 50th birthday! So, prayers and good thoughts please. xo

Special day today for my nephew Jim and his bride Mel....  HAPPY 26th ANNIVERSARY kids!

And a friend celebrating a special birthday, Kio Ebrahimzadeh. The big 47 today.
Amazing, you were born on the Shah's birthday! I'm sure that made your grandfather happy!!! xo (Hey Kio, you good looking guy, you...)

Historically this date...
1936 – The first electric generator at Hoover Dam goes into full operation.

1940 – The P-51 Mustang makes its maiden flight.

1984 – "Baby Fae" receives a heart transplant from a baboon.

2003 – The Cedar Fire, the second-largest fire in California history, kills 15 people, consumes 250,000 acres (1,000 km2), and destroys 2,200 homes around San Diego.

And births this date include....
1914 – Jackie Coogan, American actor (d. 1984)

Married to Betty Grable at one time.
... I like saying his name!
1916 – Boyd Wagner, First USAAF fighter ace of World War II (d. 1942)
1942 – Bob Hoskins, British actor (d.2014)

1947 – Jaclyn Smith, American actress

Since it's Pumpkin Day....
Friend Charline Aubin (1939-1999) gave me this recipe in 1994...
Stuffed Pumpkin

Select a small firm dark skinned pumpkin. Cut the top as though you were preparing a Halloween pumpkin. Keep the top.
Clean out the seeds and excess membrane. Salt well and set aside.
(depends on the size of the cavity)
Ground beef, sufficient to fill cavity
Onions, chopped (1 per pound of meat)
Salt, pepper, sage, bay leaf, basil, celery salt, & garlic.
Brown beef and onions with seasonings. Drain excess fat. Rinse pumpkin cavity, dry, and lightly salt.
Fill with beef mixture and replace top.
Place in shallow baking dish, like a pie pan, and fill 1/2 full of water. Bake low and slow... 250º - 300º until you can press easily into pumpkin.
Serve whole pumpkin, scooping out stuffing along with the cooked pumpkin. Best served with potatoes and salad.
OMGOSH, this is really good!!!!!

Later it was World Series game 2. WOW!!!!! What a game! Kept everyone on the edge of their seats! 11 innings later, and sadly the Astros beat the Dodgers...  :O(
World SeriesSeries tied 1-1
Game 2 of 7 · Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Astros 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 7 14 1
Dodgers 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 6 5 0
Ok, onto game 3! Go Dodgers!!!
There were a number of celebs in the stands last night... Vin Scully was there, Peyton Manning

 ... sitting with Astros owner,
Tiger Woods, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, Brad Paisley (sang the National Anthem), John Legend, Mark Wahlberg, Aaron Rogers, Oscar de la Hoya, and several others.

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

October 26, 2017 is

National Pumpkin Day

It’s National Pumpkin Day! Pumpkins are the harbinger of the harvest season, appearing every year as the first sign of autumn. Did you know that there are over 45 different varieties of pumpkin? They range in color from white, to red, to even blue! 
Pumpkins can be grown on every continent except Antarctica, and the United States produces about 1.5 billion pounds of them each year. A Wisconsin farmer grew the largest pumpkin ever recorded. He used seaweed, cow manure, and fish emulsion to grow his pumpkin, which weighed a total of 1,810 pounds and was the size of a dumpster!
Celebrate National Pumpkin Day by carving a pumpkin in time for Halloween. Don't forget to bake the pumpkin seeds for a healthy, autumn snack!