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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Smoke/Clouds ~ Dude ~ Picture of the Day ~ McDonalds ~ Overnight Ham & Egg Casserole ~ Alex Corsaro ~ American Family Day

Good 52º cloud/haze covered morning.
The smoke free day on Friday was heaven, but yesterday morning the smoke started covering my mountain again. Darn!

We had some breeze and the smoke left for a bit and clouds came in.

Then by 3pm you couldn't see my mountain! Gag. This was the worst ever!!! Apparently it is from the setting of backfires. We topped at 90º.
Then by 8pm the smoke backed off and  some big clouds came in......
Special day today.... 5 years ago today Dude came to live here. I am blessed UPS Dave asked me if I would like to have him, as he was moving and couldn't take a dog to live there.
Dude has always been a sweetheart. He and Maggie got along super.
Sadly Maggie passed away 18 days later. She was 15. Such a sweet girl.... a Scottish McNab. Since she was Scottish, and my Mom was Scottish, and Maggie and my Mom both had red hair, I named her after my Mom... her name was Margaret.

Picture of the Day


Speedee was the first McDonald's mascot before Ronald McDonald was created. McDonald's developed the Speedee character in 1948 as the mascot for the company's "Speedee Service System". Speedee was a character with a chef's hat on top of a hamburger shaped head. He was also the first company logo before the use of the Golden Arches design. Speedee was eventually replaced with Ronald McDonald by 1967. Once commonplace, only two McDonald's locations still have a Speedee sign outside the restaurant.
Overnight Ham & Egg Casserole

This is so easy to assemble... this savory egg casserole. Put it together the night before and it's ready to cook in the morning.
  • 4 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Salsa, optional
  • In a greased 8-in. square baking dish, layer the hash browns, ham, chilies and cheeses. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and pepper; pour over the casserole. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand for 5-10 minutes. Serve with salsa if desired.
Historically this date...
1884 – The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty is laid on Bedloe's Island (now Liberty Island) in New York Harbor.

1914 – In Cleveland, Ohio, the first electric traffic light is installed.

1949 – In Ecuadoran earthquake destroys 50 towns and kills more than 6,000.


1957 – American Bandstand, a show dedicated to the teenage "baby-boomers" by playing the songs and showing popular dances of the time, debuts on the ABC television network.

1981 – Ronald Reagan fires 11,359 striking air-traffic controllers who ignored his order for them to return to work.

And births this date include....

1911 – Robert Taylor, American actor (d. 1969)

1930 – Neil Armstrong, American astronaut (d.2012)

1935 – John Saxon, American actor


1946 – Loni Anderson, American actress
Yesterday my Italian son, Alex, was in Illinois on a sales trip for his company and attended the Padres/Cubbies game at Wrigley Field! 

Final score was Padres 4 Cubbies 5.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

American Family Day on the First Sunday in August is a perfect occasion to enjoy the waning summer rays with those dearest to us. Established as a day encouraging families to spend time with one another, the Day was specifically proclaimed to avoid gifts and to focus on family relationships.
Enjoy your family! Play games outdoors or go for a walk.  Pick up some fresh fruit and visit grandparents.  Post on social media using #AmericanFamilyDay to encourage others to join in paying it forward.
Now annually celebrated across the United States on the first Sunday in August, this day began as a 1-year proclamation signed by Governor Raul Castro of Arizona, declaring August 7, 1977, as American Family Day.  The following year, Governor Bruce Babbit signed American Family Day into law as an official Arizona holiday.

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