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Monday, August 6, 2018

No Sun ~ Smoke ~ Turkey Children ~ Illinois Governor ~ First Electric Traffic Signal ~ Picture of the Day ~ Bacon Egg Macaroni Salad ~ Easy Peach Cake Changes ~ Young Bucks Swimming In the Rogue River ~ National Root Beer Float Day

Good 53º smokey morning.
Yesterday morning haze and smoke and no sun came through...
It got worse as the day went on. My mountain disappeared again!
This was 4:30...
Temperature wise we topped at 90º. 
I went out back to make sure there was water in the 4 water tubs for the critters, and there was momma turkey and her youngsters. First time this year I have seen any of the babies!
This from my high school pal Greg Lundell who now lives in Huntley Illinois....

BREAKING NEWS...(well, a day late....) 
Dateline Springfield, Illinois...
Governor Rauner (R) has proclaimed August 4th as Barack Obama Day in Illinois.  His attempts to designate the date as a State holiday were defeated by the legislature, as the wasted money paid to all state employees for another annual holiday would certainly bankrupt the state.
(The governor is a Republican???????????????????????????????????? Actually he's probably a Rino!
A RINO (Republican in Name Only) is an officeholder or candidate who is a member of the Republican Party, but holds views to the political left of most Republican voters, or simply does whatever the liberal media wants.)
The world’s first electric traffic signal was put into place on the corner of Euclid Avenue and East 105th Street in Cleveland, Ohio, on this day in 1914. The device used red and green lights with a buzzer that warned when the color was about to change. The invention was designed by James Hoge, who received a U.S. patent in 1918. His "municipal traffic control system" displayed electrically-powered STOP and MOVE signs mounted on posts at each corner of an intersection that were wired to a manually-operated switch housed inside a control booth nearby.
Picture of the Day

Bacon Egg Macaroni Salad from Mr. Food

We have given popular macaroni salad a homemade makeover by adding the smoky flavor of bacon and the heartiness of chopped eggs. Team our Bacon and Egg Macaroni Salad with any of your picnic or cookout favorites and get ready for raves.
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 8 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  1. In a large pot of boiling water, cook macaroni over high heat 7 to 9 minutes, or just until tender. Drain, rinse, and let cool.
  2. Place macaroni in a large bowl, add remaining ingredients, and mix well. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
Historically this date........

1926 – Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping.

1930 – Judge Joseph Force Crater steps into a taxi in New York and disappears never to be seen again.

2011 – A helicopter containing members of Navy SEAL 6 is shot down in Afghanistan killing 38.

2012 – Nasa's Curiosity rover lands on Mars.

And births this date include.....
1881 – Leo Carrillo, American actor (d. 1961)

1902 – Dutch Schultz, American organized crime figure (d. 1935)

1911 – Lucille Ball, American actress (d. 1989)

1917 – Robert Mitchum, American actor (d. 1997)


1928 – Andy Warhol, American artist (d. 1987)
I had posted this Easy Peach Cake recipe on my blog on August 1st...

My friend Greg made the recipe with some changes....
" I baked the cake after making some unexpected changes to the recipe.  1. I could only find yellow butter flavored cake mix.  2. It required 3 eggs.  3. There was no peach pie filling, so substituted with well-drained sliced peaches.  The finished bunt cake looked a bit plain, so Becky frosted the top and let it drizzle.  The family loved the look and taste.  The pecans helped a lot, as peaches don't have much flavor.  I had the last slice for breakfast this morning, and believe it makes an even better coffee cake."
My friend Lori Roe Bouquet (GM at Roe Motors in Grants Pass) posted these photos of two young bucks swimming in the Rogue River Saturday evening.....
Then they reached shore and were watching her....

Dinner was Schwans.... fully cooked breaded boneless chicken bites (microwave from frozen for 2 minutes) and some green beans. I used the Creamy Garlic Sauce for dipping I got at Costco. OMGOOD! 

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

On August 6, float a scoop of vanilla ice cream in an ice cold mug of frothy root beer.  It’s National Root Beer Float Day!
Also known as the “Black Cow,” the root beer float got its start in Colorado in a mining camp. Frank J. Wisner of Cripple Creek, Colorado, gets the credit for inventing the “Black Cow”  way back in August of 1893.
One night Wisner, owner of the Cripple Creek Cow Mountain Gold Mining Company, was staring out the window and thinking about the line of soda waters he was producing for the citizens of Cripple Creek when he came upon an idea.  The full moon that night shined on the snow-capped Cow Mountain and reminded him of a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  He hurried back to his bar and scooped a spoonful of ice cream into the children’s favorite flavor of soda, Myers Avenue Red Root Beer. After trying, he liked it and served it the very next day.  It was an immediate hit.
Wisner named the new creation, “Black Cow Mountain” but the local children shortened the name to “Black Cow”.
Since its inception, thousands of root beer floats have been enjoyed around the country each day.
Gather up some root beer and ice cream and mix up the perfect root beer float. Enjoy a root beer float over lunch or dinner at your favorite restaurant.  Use #RootBeerFloatDay to post on social media and spread the word.
 If a root beer float is your favorite ice cream soda, National Ice Cream Soda Day is on June 20 so you can enjoy it twice!