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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

417 ~ Sun/Clouds/Rain ~ The Titanic ~ Zucchini Cheesy Bread ~ Shrimp Broccoli Alfredo  ~ Cheeseball Day ~ Bat Day

Good 35ยบ blue sky sunny morning! YIPPEEEEE

417 - California Penal Code for brandishing a weapon in a rude of threatening manner... or one of our radio codes for person with a gun..... lol, my license plate!

The rest of the 417 codes:
417A - person with a knife
417B - barricaded suspect
417BH - barricaded suspect + hostage situation
417S - shots fired
Yesterday the sun and clouds came and went. Had some pretty clouds for awhile... then the rain started about 4pm.

The Titanic.....

At approximately 11:40 PM on April 14, 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg. At 2:20 AM on April 15, roughly two hours and forty minutes later, the Titanic plunged to the bottom of the ocean. The largest passenger liner in service at the time, Titanic had an estimated 2,224 people on board when she struck an iceberg. Her sinking two hours and forty minutes later resulted in the deaths of more than 1,500 people, which made it one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history.
John Jacob Astor IV helped build the Waldorf-Astoria hotel and died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Astor made his fortune in real estate, building the Astoria hotel in 1897 – which was regarded at the time as the world’s most luxurious hotel. The hotel was adjoined to the Waldorf Hotel, which was owned by his cousin. The building complex eventually became known as the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. He also built many more luxurious hotels, including the St. Regis. Astor was the richest man aboard the ship, when his body was recovered he had $2440 on him.

This recipe shared by Vanette (Ford) Christensen (LASD ret) ... Zucchini Cheesy Bread
This looks/sounds delish!!!

Historically this date.............
1907 – The Ellis Island immigration center processes 11,747 people, more than on any other day.
............OMGOSH, entering our country legally! What a concept!

1949 – At midnight 26 Irish counties officially leave the British Commonwealth. A 21-gun salute on O'Connell Bridge, Dublin, ushers in the Republic of Ireland.
...........YEAH, tired of that Limey rule!

1961 – Bay of Pigs Invasion: A group of CIA financed and trained Cuban exiles lands at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba with the aim of ousting Fidel Castro.

1964 – Ford Mustang is introduced to the North American market.

1969 – Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy.


And births this date include....
1820 – Alexander Cartwright, American inventor of Baseball (d. 1892)

1918 – William Holden, American actor (d. 1981)

(Born William Franklin Beedle Jr)
Mr. Holden grew up close to where I did. He graduated
from South Pasadena High School and attended Pasadena
City College (me too!) and got his start at the Pasadena

1961 – Boomer Esiason, American football player and commentator

1972 – Jennifer Garner, American actress

Later dinner was Schwans Shrimp Broccoli Alfredo. SOOOOOOO good!!! Take it out of the freezer, heat a skillet, dump in the frozen broccoli, shrimp, and bow tie pasta, put the lid on the skillet and cook about 16 minutes! 

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

April 17 recognizes the food holiday National Cheeseball Day.  There are two ways a cheeseball can be served:
  • A cheese spread in the shape of a ball served with crackers, most often around Christmas in the U.S.  This cheeseball is commonly made with softened cream cheese and other ingredients.
  • Cheese puffs, which is a puffed corn snack, coated with a mixture of cheese or cheese flavored powders.  Cheese puffs are manufactured by extruding heated corn dough through a die that forms the particular shape, most likely a ball shape.

Celebrate National Cheeseball Day by making a cheeseball for friends and family.  Remember to share a picture of your cheeseball on Social Media using #NationalCheeseballDay.
Easy Bacon Cheeseball recipe
2 – 8 oz packages cream cheese (softened)
2-1/2 C shredded cheddar cheese
1 pkg ranch dressing mix
1 small pkg real bacon pieces
1 cup finely chopped pecans
In a medium bowl, smooth cream cheese.  Mix and blend dressing mix, cheddar cheese and bacon into cream cheese.  Shape mixture into a ball shape.  Roll into nuts until covered.  Chill at least 2 hours.  Serve with crackers.
Today is also 

National Bat Appreciation Day occurs annually on April 17th.  April is the best time of the year to observe bats, as they are now beginning to emerge from hibernation. National Bat Appreciation Day is also an excellent time to learn about the role bats play in nature. One important reason to celebrate bats is that they are considered to be an “insectivorous” creature because they rid our world of many annoying insects.  In one hour, a bat can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes.

Fun Bat Facts:
  • Some species of bats can live up to 40 years.
  • Bats can see in the dark and use their extreme sense of hearing.
  • Bats are the only mammal naturally capable of true and sustained flight.
  • There are over 1,200 known species of bats.
  • The United States is home to an estimated 48 species of bats.
  • Nearly 70% of bats are insectivores.
  • One of the largest bats is the Giant Golden-Crowned Flying Fox bat weighing up to 4 lbs with a wingspan of up to 5 feet, 7 inches.
  • Bats are clean animals, grooming themselves almost constantly.
  • North America’s largest urban bat colony is found on the Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin, Texas. It is home to an estimated 1,500,000 Mexican Free-Tailed bats. This colony of bats eats approximately 10,000 to 30,000 lbs of insects each night.  It is estimated 100,000 tourists visit the bridge annually to watch the bats leave the roost at twilight.
  • One colony of 150 Big Brown bats can protect farmers from up to 33 million or more root worms each summer.
  • Almost 40% of American bat species are in severe decline, with some already listed as endangered or threatened.
  • Three U.S. states have an official state bat. Texas and Oklahoma have named the Mexican Free-Tailed bat their state bat, and Virginia has dubbed the Virginia Big-Eared bat their state bat.