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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

4th of July ~ Concerts & Fireworks Shows ~ Mike & That Tree & Dude~ Picture of the Day ~ Apollo 11 Astronauts ~ Stuffed Crust Hot Cheesy Pizza Dip ~ Letter From The President ~ Porch/Clouds/Hummingbird/Bruiser

Good 48º interesting cloud morning....
Not many changes in the weather. Cooler for a few days, in the 80ºs and then it will rise up again...
Happy 4th of July!
Our Rogue River Depot Bridge...
2006 when Jerry (on the right) and Dave put up flags for the VFW.....
I have two shows set to record for tonight. One is the Boston Pops 4th of July Show. It comes on here at 5pm. Do a search for time and channel on your TV.

I also am recording the NY Macy's 4th of July Show. That one comes on here at 8pm.
Yesterday Mike was back to try and finish up the stump cutting.
With fire season here you won't be able to use chain saws after 10am and until 8pm.
And Dude kept and eye on him!
Picture of the Day
A deer comes into this guys shop and he gives it something to eat. It leaves and returns with it's family!
Perhaps the most shameful part of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon was the United States government’s failure to insure the lives of its astronauts. No life insurance company in the world would sign on to what was very likely to be a suicide mission. The Apollo astronauts were literally un-insurable.
                     Neil Armstrong  Mike Collins  Buzz Aldrin
With them having families that would need to be taken care of financially in the event of their death, this was unacceptable. They had to find a way to insure themselves. Hoping to provide some kind of legacy to their families, the astronauts signed a series of autographs which could be sold if they indeed perished on their miracle mission. Luckily, this would not prove necessary, and the men returned safe. Some of the emergency autographs have since emerged and have sold at auction for tens of thousands of dollars.

Stuffed Crust Hot Cheesy Pizza Dip

A layered, cheesy dip with all of the flavors of pizza including pizza sauce, cheese, pepperoni and olives with a cheese stuffed pull apart crust that's perfect for dipping and scooping!
 1 batch pizza dough 
  • 8 ounce mozzarella, cut into 16 cubes
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella, grated
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded/grated
  • 2 ounces pepperoni, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons black olives, sliced
  1. Divide the dough into 16 pieces, wrap each around a cube of mozzarella and place around the outside of a large baking pan.
  2. Mix the cream cheese, sour cream mayonnaise, mozzarella and parmesan and spread it across the bottom of a pie plate or other baking dish.
  3. Spread the pizza sauce on top and sprinkle on the cheese, pepperoni, green pepper and olives.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until the the crust is lightly golden brown the sides are bubbling and the cheese cheese has melted and turned golden brown on top, about 20-30 minutes.

Note: * Use a home made or store bought pizza dough or a crescent or roll dough.
Tip: Make this dip with your favorite pizza toppings!
Historically this date.....

1826 – Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, dies the same day as John Adams, second president of the United States, on the fiftieth anniversary of the adoption of the United States Declaration of Independence.
1886 – The people of France offer the Statue of Liberty to the people of the United States.
2009 – The Statue of Liberty's crown reopens to the public after eight years of closure due to security concerns following the September 11 attacks.
And births this date include....
1872 – Calvin Coolidge, American politician, 30th President of the United States (d. 1933)
1902 – George Murphy, American actor and politician (d. 1992)

1911 – Mitch Miller, American singer, musician, and producer (d. 2010)



1918 – Ann Landers, American columnist (d. 2002)
1924 – Eva Marie Saint, American actress
1927 – Gina Lollobrigida, Italian actress

1931 – Stephen Boyd, Irish actor (d. 1977)

I received this letter from President Trump. I had written him a note and sent him a birthday card. His birthday is Flag Day, the Army's birthday, and was my wedding anniversary.

Yesterday afternoon after I got my Schwans delivery I was sitting on the porch enjoying the day. It had warmed to 82º an there was a breeze. We had some cirrus clouds blow in....

The hummingbird stopped for a drink.....
And Bruiser, who LOVES my feet, decided to nap in my Birkies I just took off.....
After a bit the clouds really moved and and there was not much of a sunset visible...

Dinner was Schwans Crispy Cod Nuggets and a mixture of steamed green beans and broccoli topped with grated Mozzarella.....
All I know. Nuff said. Happy 4th. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 

Each year on July 4, The United States celebrates Independence Day.
This day is a federal holiday which commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Political speeches and ceremonies along with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, baseball games, class reunions and family reunions take place all across the country celebrating our independence.
Along with the fireworks, there are songs associated with the Fourth of July holiday, some of which include: our National Anthem – “The Star-Spangled Banner,” “God Bless America,” “America the Beautiful,” “My Country, Tis of Thee,” “This Land Is Your Land,”  “Stars and Stripes Forever,”  “God Bless the U.S.A.,” “Yankee Doodle” and “Dixie.”
  • At noon, a “Salute to the Union” is fired, each Independence Day, by any capable military base.  This is a salute of one gun for each state in the United States. 
  • In 2009, New York City hosted the largest fireworks display in the country. 
  • Held since 1785, the Bristol Fourth of July Parade in Bristol, Rhode Island is the oldest continuous Independence Day celebration in the United States. 
  • July 4, 1777 – The First Anniversary – Bristol, Rhode Island, fired thirteen gunshots in salute: once at morning and once again at evening.  Philadelphia hosted an official dinner for the Continental Congress, toasts, 13-gun salutes, speeches, prayers, music, parades, troop reviews, and fireworks.   Ships were decorated with red, white and blue bunting.
  • July 4, 1778 – General George Washington gave his soldiers a double ration of rum and an artillery salute.  On the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, ambassadors John Adams and Benjamin Franklin hosted a dinner for their fellow Americans in Paris, France.
  • July 4, 1779 – The holiday fell on a Sunday, so the celebrations were held on Monday, July 5.
  • July 4, 1781 – The Massachusetts General Court became the first state legislature to recognize July 4 as a state celebration.
  • July 4, 1783 – Moravians in Salem, North Carolina held a celebration with a challenging music program assembled by Johann Friedrich Peter.  The work was titled “The Psalm of Joy”.
  • July 4, 1791 – The first recorded use of the name “Independence Day” occurred.
  • July 4, 1820 – The first Fourth of July celebration in Eastport Maine was held, and it remains the largest in the state.
  • July 4, 1870 – The United States Congress made Independence Day an unpaid holiday for federal employees.
  • July 4, 1938 – The United States Congress changed Independence Day to a paid federal holiday.