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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Less Smoke ~ Twenty Years Ago ~ 9 Volt Battery ~ Picture of the Day ~ Easy Peach Cake ~ New LE Stats ~ Three's A Crowd Game Show 1979 ~ Schwans Order ~ National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

Good 53º high cloud and smoke cover dark morning.
Yesterday the smoke wasn't as bad for awhile. Just a high haze and I could see my mountain!! 

Then some clouds appeared and we actually saw blue sky for 10 minutes!!

We heated to 98º but the smoke came in and blocked the sun and temps dropped.
Twenty years ago today we moved into this house in Oregon. 

I had lived in my parents house in El Sereno for 19 years

, spent the next 6 years in various places.... Alhambra, Paramount, Sacramento, then Temple city 27 years

, and here.....

Interesting.... one of the strange things you never see the inside of...shared by Wilsonite Greg Lundell....
The inside of a 9 volt battery contains 6 AAAA batteries taped together!

Picture of the Day 
Hey baby, don't leave!
Easy Peach Cake is filled with the flavors of summer! Just one bite of this cake is all that you need to to fall in love with juicy peaches that are baked into this southern classic. From Mr. Food Test Kitchen. 

  • 1 (15.25-ounce) package butter-flavored yellow cake mix
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1 (21-ounce) container peach pie filling
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 9- x 13- inch baking pan with cooking spray, set aside. Or use a bundt pan. (I would)
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well. Pour batter into prepared baking pan.
  3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly and serve warm, or when cool, cover until ready to serve

New stats...

A new 2018 Mid-Year Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Report with preliminary data through June 30, 2018, revealed that 73 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty in 2018—a 12 percent increase over the same period last year (65).

Of these 73 officers, 31 were killed in firearms-related incidents, 27 were killed in traffic-related incidents, and 15 died due to other causes such as job-related illnesses.

Historically this date.........
1876 – Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state.
1957 – The United States and Canada form the North American Air Defense Command(NORAD).
1966 – Charles Whitman kills 16 people at the University of Texas at Austin before being killed by the police.

2007 – The I-35W Mississippi River bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour.

And births this date include..
1779 – Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, author, and songwriter of the U.S. National anthem (d. 1843)

1933 – Dom DeLuise, American actor and comedian (d. 2009)

OMGOSH!!! Yesterday I had a phone call from a guy, Andy Greenberg, who is in Florida now,  who was on Three's A Crowd TV game show in 1979 with his wife and secretary as well as Jerry and I and a station secretary. (Can't remember her name!!) He told me he found me on the internet and had the show recorded and now has it on a DVD that he is going to send me. I should have it by the end of this week. I CAN'T WAIT!!!!
I don't remember the other couples on the show with us, but soooo nice of this guy to send me the DVD!!!

I got my Schwans order yesterday....
Crispy Breaded Cod Nuggets

Ham and Cheese Omelets

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

MicroSteam Whole Green Beans

and Stuffed Jalapeños
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Raspberry Cream Pie Day is observed annually on August 1.  Themed with other raspberry holidays in this same time period.  Raspberries are most plentiful this time of year.
Raspberries are edible. Because they are fruit of the plant species in the genus Rubus of the rose family.  The name ‘Raspberry’ also applies to the plants themselves. Check out these other facts about these delicious berries…
  • Raspberries are woody stemmed perennials.
  • The berries are widely grown in all temperate regions of the World.
  • Raspberries are a very important commercial fruit crop.
  • At one time, raspberries were a midsummer crop, however with new technology, cultivars and transportation,
    they can now be obtained year-round.
  • Did you know, an  individual raspberry weighs 0.11 – 0.18 oz.
  • An individual raspberry is made up of about 100 drupelets.
  • One raspberry bush can yield several hundred berries a year.
  • A raspberry has a hollow core once it is removed from the receptacle.
  • Raspberries are a rich source of vitamin C, manganese and dietary fiber.
  • Raspberries contain vitamin B1, vitamin B3, folic acid, magnesium, copper and iron.
To celebrate National Raspberry Cream Pie Day, be sure to enjoy these Raspberry Cream Pie recipes.