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Friday, August 10, 2018

Heat & Smoke ~ Jerry & Sue on Three's A Crowd Game Show ~ Picture of the Day ~ President Ford ~ Pork (or beef or chicken) Lo Mein ~ Jennifer's Heaven & Bridey ~ National S'mores Day

Good 56º smokey can't see my mountain (again) morning. The smoke hung low to the ground yesterday, as the day before, and we topped temperature wise at 101º.  Friends up in Idaho said it go to 103º there. The smoke cover keeps the sun from coming through here as much. 
This picture I took off the screen of my computer as I was playing a DVD sent to me by Andy Greenberg.

In 1979 Jerry and I and a Temple Station secretary, Beverly Petty, were on a game show called Three's A Crowd. The wives and secretaries were secreted in a back room while the husbands were asked questions.... about their secretary and wife. Then the secretaries came out and tried to come up with the same answers the husbands gave. Then the wives turn. The secretaries got more correct answers than the wives and the three of them split $1000.
Andy, who also had been on the show, had looked me up and found my phone and called me to confirm my address so he could send me the DVD of the show. It was filmed by a friend of his and he had it transferred to DVD.
One question was "If your husband's secretary seduced him and then came to work the next day, would he fire her or give her a raise?" All the husbands said "give her a raise" and so did the secretaries and so did two of the wives. I said "fire her, especially if I found out!" Anyway, it was fun and seeing this after all these years blew me away!
Picture of the Day - special tattoo


Gerald Ford was appointed Vice President when Spiro Agnew resigned. Ford became President when President Nixon resigned. Ford was never elected as President or Vice President. The only one!
Nelson Rockefeller was appointed Vice President to replace Ford. He and Ford are the only two Vice Presidents who were not elected to that office.
The other U.S. Presidents who were never elected President were John Tyler, Millard Filmore, Andres Johnson, and Chester A. Arthur. The were the first four elected Vice Presidents to assume the Presidency upon the death of the President.
This is and interesting read about President Ford, born Leslie Lynch King Jr!
Pork Lo Mein (or chicken or beef!)
Why order take-out when you can create one of our favorite Chinese pork recipes? This classic Pork Lo Mein is made with off-the-shelf ingredients that are probably already in your pantry. Get out the chopsticks and dig in!

  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 pork tenderloin, thinly sliced then cut into strips
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, sliced diagonally
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 pound fresh snow peas, trimmed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced minced

  1. Prepare spaghetti according to package directions; drain. Place in a large bowl and keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine chicken broth, soy sauce, and sugar; mix well and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet over high heat, heat oil until hot. Add pork and cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until no pink remains, stirring constantly. Remove to a plate and set aside.
  4. Add scallions, carrots, mushrooms, snow peas, and garlic to the skillet. Stir fry 3 to 5 minutes, or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add pork and sauce mixture to vegetables and heat 3 to 5 minutes, or until sauce is heated through. Pour over pasta and toss until evenly coated, then serve.


This can also be made with beef or chicken; just be sure to use thin strips.

Historically this date....
1519 – Ferdinand Magellan's five ships set sail from Seville to circumnavigate the globe. The Basque second in command Sebastian Elcano will complete the expedition after Magellan's death in the Philippines.
1846 – The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress after James Smithson donates $500,000.
1948 – Candid Camera makes its television debut after being on radio for a year as Candid Microphone.
1969 – A day after murdering Sharon Tate and four others, members of Charles Manson's cult kill Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.
1981 – Murder of Adam Walsh: the head of John Walsh's son is found. This inspires the creation of the television series America's Most Wanted.
2003 – The highest temperature ever recorded in the United Kingdom – 101.3 °F in Kent. It is the first time the United Kingdom has recorded a temperature over 100 °F.

And births this date include....
1889 – Charles Darrow, American board game creator (Monopoly) (d. 1967)

1898 – Jack Haley, American actor (d. 1979)
1913 – Noah Beery, Jr., American actor (d. 1994)

1923 – Rhonda Fleming, American actress
6 husbands ....

1924 – Martha Hyer, American actress (d.2014)

1928 – Jimmy Dean, American singer and businessman (d. 2010)

1928 – Eddie Fisher, American singer (d. 2010)
Interesting read ... Debbie talks about Eddie divorcing her and marrying Liz Taylor..
1940 – Bobby Hatfield, American singer (The Righteous Brothers) (d. 2003)

1960 – Antonio Banderas, Spanish actor

Yesterday was a very sad day for my friend Jennifer Murphy. Her dog Heaven, a Livestock Guardian Dog, had to be put to sleep. Heaven was a sweetheart and suffered with diabetes. Her quality of life was not good anymore.

Here is Jennifer with Heaven and Keeper in 2014^

And it was a year ago today that her cat Bridey passed away.
I am happy Jennifer has Mike with her to help the emotional pain. God Bless Heaven and Bridey.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
The most popular campfire treat is recognized each year on August 10th during National S’mores Day.  This delicious, gooey treat is loved by millions across the United States.
S’mores consists of a roasted marshmallow with a layer of chocolate bar sandwiched between two pieces of graham cracker.
The origin of this tasty snack is credited to the entrepreneur Alec Barnum. However, the first recorded version of the recipe can be found in the 1927 publication of Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts.   Even though the Girl Scouts were not the first ones to make s’mores, Girl Scout groups describe them in their reports as early as 1925.  Earlier recipes used the name “Some Mores”.  It is unclear when the name was shortened to “S’mores”.
Today there are many variations on the original s’more. Try spreading peanut butter on the graham crackers before adding the other ingredients. Substitute peanut butter cups in place of the chocolate bar. Replace the graham crackers with fudge-dipped cookies. 
Here is a S’more Bar recipe for you to make, enjoy and share with your friends and family. How many different ways can you make a s’more?