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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Full Moon ~ Errands and Eggs ~ Picture of the Day ~ Chewing Gum ~ Farmer's Salad Dressing ~ Pat Kelly ~ National Sunglasses Day


Good 47º clear sunny morning.
Be careful out there.... full moon!!!!
Yesterday we stayed comfortable and topped at 90º.
I was going to go to Safeway in GP but changed my mind and did the 3 mile drive into RR for some groceries. At least they still had the boneless skinless chicken thighs on sale. I got a big carton of eggs and hard boiled some of them. I always put food coloring in the water so when I put the hard boiled back into the 18 egg pack I can tell what is ready for deviling or frying!

Picture of the Day

What do you know about chewing gum?

People have enjoyed gum since long before BubbleYum or Big League Chew came around. Our Neolithic ancestors chewed on gum made from birch bark tar.
Other cultures, such as the Ancient Greeks and American Indians, also chewed gum-like substances made from resins and other residues from trees, grasses and other plants.
Paraffin was another popular gum base, though it couldn't be chewed until heated and moistened in the mouth.
Modern chewing gum dates from the 1860s, when a substance called chicle was developed. Chicle was originally imported from Mexico as a rubber substitute and was tapped from a tropical evergreen tree named Manilkara chicle in the same way that latex is tapped from a rubber tree. Chicle gum became more popular than gums made from resins because it was smoother, softer and held its flavor longer.
Now, most gums are made from synthetic bases because they are cheaper and more readily available.
Now here is an easy and really good salad dressing from Mr. Food...

Our Farmer's Dressing is a creamy, easy-to-make homemade recipe that is sure to take your salad to the next level. Filled with delicious cucumbers and a simple spice blend, our Farmer's Dressing will be a delight to drizzle over your salad, whether it's at the potluck or around the dinner table.

  • 1 cucumber, cut into small chunks
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • In a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients; blend on medium-high speed until smooth.
  • Cover and chill at least 1 hour or until ready to serve.

**No cucumbers? No problem! Just substitute a medium zucchini...the results are just as good.
One of our Greece traveling friends, Pat Kelly, is celebrating her birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAT!!!

Historically this date......
1950 – The United States decides to send troops to fight in the Korean War.

1957 – Hurricane Audrey makes landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border, killing over 400 people, mainly in and around Cameron, Louisiana.

1982 – Space Shuttle Columbia launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the final research and development flight mission, STS-4.

1985 – U.S. Route 66 is officially removed from the United States Highway System.


And births this date include....
1927 – Bob Keeshan, American actor (d. 2004)
Captain Kangaoo!

1949 – Vera Wang, American figure skater and fashion designer 
1975 – Tobey Maguire, American actor
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump/Full Moon Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Recognized on June 27th, National Sunglasses Day is an annual commemorative campaign brought to you by The Vision Council celebrating sunnies and sharing the importance of UVeyeprotection. National Sunglasses Day reminds everyone that wearing sunglasses is not only fashionable and fun, but also a health necessity to protect the eyes from the sun’s UV rays.
During National Sunglasses Day and throughout the year, about the potentially harmful effects of unprotected UVeye exposure. The Vision Council offers vital information including the latest facts, studies, and tips to help protect one’s eyes without sacrificing style, and how to incorporate popular fashion trends into one’s eyewear wardrobe!
Everyone is encouraged to celebrate National Sunglasses Day by wearing their favorite pair of sunnies and sharing a photo on social media on June 27th using the official campaign hashtags #NationalSunglassesDay and #SunglassSelfie.

Join the movement that reached more than 900 million last year by sharing a #SunglassSelfie on #NationalSunglassesDay! Celebrated on June 27th, The Vision Council wants you to share your favorite pair of sunnies to help spread awareness about protecting the eyes from the sun’s UV rays.
For more information, visit
The Vision Council has supported National Sunglasses Day since 2014 to promote the importance of UV eye protection, and the eyewear and lens solutions to shield the eyes from the potentially harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays. For more information about The Vision Council, visit
The campaign has continued annually in conjunction with National Sunglasses Day.
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Kelly Barry
National Sunglasses Day has been celebrated since at least 2009. However, National Day Calendar researchers have not been able to identify the founder or source of the day.