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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Bruiser ~ Places With Your Name ~ Elephant Rock ~ Coffee Cake for One ~ Nan Cipolla ~ Crazy Bicyclist ~ Picture on the News ~ National Eyewear Day

Good 49º high cirrus cloudy morning. 

Yesterday Bruiser was out fence walking....

How many places do you think share your name? Go to and type in your first name to find places, your maiden name if you have one and find places, and your last name. For me I found:
Susan Ln, Grants Pass , 
Susanville, Ca , Susan Creek Falls, Or
Laney College, Ca , Laney Rd, Georgia
Maxwell, Ca , Maxwell AFB, Alabama , Maxwell, Iowa

For my daughter Kristen and her Alexandria and Jackson:
Kristen Glen San Diego Ca, Alexandria Va, Jackson County Or.

And for my son Brian and Jen, Tucker and Sami:
Brian Way Medford Or, Jennifer Pl San Francisco, Tucker Georgia, and Samantha Way Sacramento Ca.
Have fun!!!
Picture of the Day
Located on the Icelandic island of Heimaey (literally Home Island), is a rocky outcrop appropriately known as ‘Elephant Rock’
From Mr. Food Test Kitchen...Do you like a little coffee cake with your morning cup of joe? If you do, then you're going to love our Coffee Cake for One! Plus, this recipe is personal-sized, which means you enjoy it all without having to share. (If they want one too, then you only need another minute!)

  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoons melted butter, divided
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Coat an 8-ounce microwaveable mug with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine walnuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon butter; mix well.
  3. In another small bowl, combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in remaining butter, the water, and vanilla.
  4. Spoon half the batter into the mug and sprinkle with half the nut mixture. Repeat with remaining batter and nut mixture.
  5. Microwave 60 to 70 seconds, or until set in center. Let cool 4 to 5 minutes, then serve.
A special birthday today... Nan Cipolla, wife of the infamous Mike, cousin to my travelin' pal Joan Petitclair ..... with their family. HAPPY BIRTHDAY NAN!!! Gonna have a martini in your honor!

 Historically this date...
1752 – A devastating fire destroys one-third of Moscow, including 18,000 homes.

1833 – The U.S. President Andrew Jackson becomes the first President to ride on a train.

1882 – More than 100,000 inhabitants of Bombay are killed as a cyclone in the Arabian Sea pushes huge waves into the harbor.

1889 – The Great Seattle fire destroys the entirety of downtown Seattle, Washington.

1918 – World War IBattle of Belleau Wood – The U.S. Marine Corps suffers its worst single day's casualties while attempting to recapture the wood at Chateau-Thierry.

1944 – World War II: the Battle of Normandy begins. D-Day, code named Operation Overlord, commences with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches ofNormandy in France. The allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history.

1981 – Bihar train disaster: a passenger train traveling between Mansi and Saharsa,India, jumps the tracks at a bridge crossing the Bagmati river. The government places the official death toll at 268 plus another 300 missing; however, it is generally believed that the actual figure is closer to 1,000 killed.

2005 – The United States Supreme Court upholds a federal law banning cannabis, including medical marijuana, in Gonzales v. Raich.

And births this date include...
1932 – David Scott, American astronaut

1956 – Björn Borg, Swedish tennis player

1967 – Paul Giamatti, American actor

This guy is amazing! I have never seen bicyclists do these things!

Later dinner was reruns and I was watching the news when Adam Colpack put my cirrus/cumulus downed tree picture on the news~!!!!!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
On June 6 we can see clearly and look good doing it. It’s National Eyewear Day.
Spectacles have been around for about seven centuries, but early versions were only worn by monks and scholars. It wasn’t until the invention of the printing press in 1452 and an increase in literacy that the demand for eyewear grew as well.
Eyewear today not only improves our vision, but it also protects it while adding elements of style and personality.  Imagine John Lennon without his iconic round frames.  Would Maverick be Top Gun without his aviators? 

No one would recognize Harry Caray without his trademark face-covering frames. 

 Eyewear can define, outline and punctuate a personality.  It can also be a little covert. Who is Clark Kent without his frames after all? 

 Though many may have tried, no one wore the dark tortoise shells better than Audrey Hepburn.
Clearly, eyewear plays a significant role in our lives.  From improving vision and protection to providing a variety of style options, it certainly is something to celebrate on National Eyewear Day.