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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Smoke/Sun/Clouds ~ Errand ~ Stonehenge ~ 30 Summer Salads ~ Gail Harris ~ Chuck & Linda Kuehl ~ Later ~ National Bowling Day ~ Tucker & Kama'ehu

Good 54º  smokey morning. 
The smoke stayed most of the day yesterday ..... we topped at 100º. 
Then about 5pm the winds started up and blew the smoke away! Nice for us, not good for the fire fighters. Although with the smoke gone they could get the planes and choppers back up to do water drops....

We got a lot of clouds here, hoping they were filled with rain, but no.
Yesterday a quick run into town for the package the new letter carrier couldn't get into my mailbox. The last one I got from this company fit fine. The one I picked up is the same size. This carrier has a LOT to learn! Sigh...... Then I signed a form stating that no packages OR mail be left at my gate! 

Picture of the Day

This ring of standing stones is one of the best known symbols of Great Britain in the world, as well as one of the greatest and mysterious monuments of all time. This prehistoric complex is located in Wiltshire, England, 2 miles (3 km) west of Amesbury and 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury.
The monument was most probably created with primitive tools by Neolithic Britons. Its estimated age varies from 4000 to 5000 years! It took Neolithic builders an estimated 1,500 years to erect. That's not surprising, as the massive stones, comprising the monument, weight from 4 to 25 tons!
And what about the purpose of erecting such an enormous construction? Many modern scholars agree it was a burial ground, but they still are tasked to determine what other purposes it served and, what is the most curious, how a civilization without modern technology—or even the wheel—produced the mighty monument.

I'm not posting a recipe today, but giving you the link to one of my favorite cooks, Kevin, and here are recipes for 30 summer salads...
It also includes some salad dressings. I think you will find one or more you'd like to make!
The bride, Gail, of Bruce Harris (LASD ret) is celebrating her birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GAIL! Hope you have a great day!!

And today is also the wedding anniversary of Patty & Cliff's son Chuck and his wife Linda Kuehl. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!
Historically this date....
1929 – Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.

1934 – The first civilian prisoners arrive at the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island.

1942 – Actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil receive a patent for a Frequency-hopping spread spectrum communication system that later became the basis for modern technologies in wireless telephones and Wi-Fi.

1965 – Race riots (the Watts Riots) begin in the Watts area of Los Angeles, California.

1972 – Vietnam War: the last United States ground combat unit leaves South Vietnam.

And births this date include...
1923 – Stan Chambers, American journalist (d. 2015)

1933 – Jerry Falwell, American pastor and evangelist (d. 2007)

1950 – Steve Wozniak, American computer scientist and programmer, co-founded Apple Inc.

1953 – Hulk Hogan, American wrestler and actor
Later dinner was Schwans Shrimp Spring Rolls with dipping sauce and some of their roasted sweet potatoes. YUMMMMMMM!!!!! 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
National Bowling Day is observed annually on the second Saturday in August.
While it is possible that bowling style games existed in ancient civilizations around the world, we likely owe the modern game of bowling to the land of Germany. Kegels were used much like batons for protection or sport. They would place them at the end of an alley and roll a stone, attempting to knock them down. It was believed that by knocking down the kegel, their sins would be forgiven.
Other lawn games such as bocce and petanque may also be precursors to bowling. American literature’s first mention of ninepins is in Washington Irving’s Rip Van Winkle. Bowling, like many sports, was fodder for gambling and often came under scrutiny. In 1841, Connecticut passed a law prohibiting ninepin bowling alleys. Circumventing the law, alleys added one pin to the line-up. Very little about the game has changed since.
In 1905, the first rubber compound bowling ball was introduced. Wooden balls made of “lignum vitae” were used up until then, but this modern ball launched a whole new era of bowling.
Bowling was featured as a demonstration sport in 1988’s Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea.  However, it has never returned to the Olympics.
Gather a group of friends and family and go bowling together. 
The Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America, Inc. sponsored the first National Bowling Day in association with the General Cigar Company and NBC-TV in 1956. It was the accumulation of hundreds of bowling tournaments in 48 states attracting millions of bowlers across the country raising money for the American Red Cross. The televised Final Bowl Off was held on National Bowling Day on October 14, 1956, in Macon County, Illinois and featured bowling stars Bill Lilian and Anita Cantaline of Detroit.
The event was never repeated, but National Bowling Day traditions have started once more. Continuing in the same spirit as the 1956 event, the modern era National Bowling Day takes care of others while taking down those pins. One example is the Million Pin Challenge.  Donations will help provide half a million meals to Feeding America to fight domestic hunger.
As far as bowling here..... Brian takes Tucker and his buddy Kama'ehu bowling every Friday night!

And a bowling funny................