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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Heat Predictions ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Klamathon Fire ~ Picture of the Day ~ Moonshine ~ Asparagus & Artichoke Breakfast Casserole ~ Dave & Nancy Perry ~ Brian/Dash ~Different Colored Eyes Day

Good 57º clear sunny morning.
The predictions for this next few days. YUCK!

The trouble is the Jackson County Fair started yesterday. Too hot for me to be walking around there!!!
Although I do have to admit I LOVE fair food! Jerry and I went every year to the Pomona Fair. Such fun.
Happy Throw Back Thursday...
1979... Jerry and I with Kristen, Brian, and Aaron 
Yesterday was mild as far as winds. We topped at 100º. The fire that started in Hornbrook down in N. Cal and S. Oregon along I-5 is 60% contained now. Total fire area is 36,500 acres. It's called the Klamathon Fire.

Picture of the Day...
Not so lost, cat!

Moonshine has a long history dating back long before Prohibition. But it was Prohibition that really brought it to the forefront and, some would argue, even into the mainstream. 
The term “moonshine” was actually brought to this country by British settlers who used it to describe various tasks that had to be done at night. It was adapted as a nickname for different types of illegal endeavors that were undertaken under the cover of darkness.
If you’re old enough to remember the Beverly Hillbillies (and would you admit it?), you already know that the designation “XXX” on a jug says there’s moonshine in it. But what does it mean? It means the shine has been run through the still three times so it’s almost pure alcohol.
The fact that moonshine is so potent comes down to the fact that it neither cut nor aged. When it comes out of the still the final time it is crystal clear and anywhere between 150 and 170 proof. That’s enough to make even the most manly beer drinker wet his pants and cry for his mama.

Asparagus and Artichoke Breakfast Casserole

A light, healthy and tasty summer breakfast casserole with asparagus, artichokes and plenty of cheese! Serves 6

  • 10 eggs
  • 1 cup cottage cheese (or ricotta)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into bit sized pieces
  • 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
Mix everything and place in a greased 9x9 inch baking pan and bake in a preheated 375º oven until the eggs have set and the top is a light golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.
Reheat leftovers in microwave for a few seconds.
Today is a special anniversary.... Nancy and Dave Perry are celebrating #39! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!!!
This was a couple years ago when they still had their beloved Skeeter.

Historically this date....
1804 – Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies a day after being shot in a duel.
1917 – The Bisbee Deportation occurs as vigilantes kidnap and deport nearly 1,300 striking miners and others from Bisbee, Arizona.
 .... Interesting, as my mother lived in Bisbee at the time. She was 12 and my grandfather was a mining engineer at the Lavendar Pit Mine. Never heard this discussed.

1962 – The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concert, at the Marquee Club in London.

2007 – U.S. Army Apache helicopters perform air strikes in BaghdadIraq; footage from the cockpit is later leaked to the Internet.


And births this date include....
1854 – George Eastman, American inventor (d. 1932)

Thank God for George, or what would I take pictures with???
This was my first camera...

1864 – George Washington Carver, American botanist (d. 1943)

Yeah George....peanut butter is one of my favorite foods!!! Thanks!
Wow, two Georges inventing two of my favorite things!
1908 – Milton Berle, American comedian (d. 2002)

1948 – Richard Simmons, American fitness trainer (and now total recluse!)

1951 – Brian Grazer, American film producer
.....somebody ought to buy this dingbat a hairbrush!

1951 – Cheryl Ladd, American actress

1957 – Rick Husband, American astronaut (d. 2003)

Later it was dinner, wine, chair, and TV and snuggling with Dash...

Brian's came by and picked up Dash just about 11pm. What a happy puppy to see his dad!!

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

National Different Colored Eyes Day is observed annually on July 12th.  There are many people out there that have two different colored eyes, and this is their day to celebrate!
Having two different colored eyes is a condition called Heterochromia.  There are three types of Heterochromia:
  • Complete heterochromia – one iris is a different color from the other.
  • Partial heterochromia or sectoral heterochromia – part of one iris is a different color from the rest of the iris.
  • Central heterochromia – an inner ring is a different color than the rest of the iris. 
The concentration and distribution of melanin are what determines the eye color, specifically the color of the irises.  The affected eye may be hyperpigmented (hyperchromic) or hypopigmented (hypochromic).  The excess of melanin indicates hyperplasia of the iris tissues, whereas a lack of melanin indicate hypoplasia.
Most cases of heterochromia are hereditary, caused by a disease or syndrome or due to an injury.  It is possible that just one eye may change color following certain diseases or injuries.
A few celebrities are known to have two different colored eyes include Gracie Allen, David Bowie, Christopher Walken, Dan Aykroyd, Jane Seymour and Mila Kunis.