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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Air ~ Mike ~ Taylor Creek/Klondike Fire ~ Deck of Playing Cards ~ Picture of the Day- Grackles ~ Hash Brown Breakfast Pie ~ Ruth Broadman  ~ Sunset ~ National Creamsicle Day

Good 55º smokey morning. 
We did have some haze and clouds but the smoke came in more in the afternoon yesterday. We warmed to 95º.
 This was about 10am....
Yesterday Mike came over. Dude was soooooo happy to see him!
Been 3 weeks since he's been here to do the yard work, because he was protecting Jennifer and his house in the evacuated area in Grants Pass where the Taylor Creek Fire is. Here is a picture he took of Jennifer's house with the fire on the mountain behind a couple weeks ago .... also, there is Heaven who just passed away a few days ago...
Here is the latest information on the two fires that have merged... the Taylor Creek Fire and the Klondike Fire both just outside of Grants Pass....

So, Mike got the bushes and grapevines and trees trimmed and the lawnmower flat tire fixed and the grass mowed. YEAH!
Interesting ....
A deck of playing cards is filled with enigmas and mysteries. Many believe the four kings in a deck of cards represent great rulers of the past. The King of Hearts is one of the most iconic cards in the deck, mainly because of his awkwardly placed sword. Because of that, he’s earned the nickname of “suicide king.” The King of Hearts was dubbed Charles, presumably after Charlemagne, King of France and the first Holy Roman Emperor, who lived from 747 to 814 AD. He’s the only king without a mustache, the only king doing something active with his weapon.
Picture of the Day
Grackles are interesting. I saw a lot of them in rest areas in California. Then then started migrating here. Now there are quiet a few of them locally.
This is a regular Grackle and a Great-tailed Grackle....

Yesterday it was a Mac & Cheese Pie..... today it's a Hash Brown Breakfast Pie
This pie is loaded with everyone's favorites, including eggs, bacon, cheese and hash brown potatoes, this breakfast pie recipe will leave you in awe! Thank you Mr. Food!
  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red or green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch deep dish pie plate with cooking spray.
  2. Squeeze potatoes with paper towels to remove any water. Place in a large bowl with butter, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper; mix well. Spoon mixture into pie plate and press on bottom and up sides to form a crust.
  3. In a large bowl, mix eggs, milk, remaining salt, and remaining pepper. Stir in remaining ingredients and pour into pie crust.
  4. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until eggs are set in center.
Special birthday today, Ruth Broadman, wife of the amazing Shelly, is celebrating. Ruth is the former President of the Jackson County Republican Women. 
                               HAPPY BIRTHDAY RUTH!!!
Historically this date...
1848 – Oregon Territory is organized by act of Congress.

1933 – Loggers cause a forest fire in the Coast Range of Oregon, later known as the first forest fire of the Tillamook Burn. It is extinguished on September 5, after destroying 240,000 acres.

1935 – United States Social Security Act passes, creating a government pension system for the retired.

1974 – The second Turkish invasion of Cyprus begins; 140,000 to 200,000 Greek Cypriots become refugees. Elsewhere, 126 Turkish Cypriots are massacred.


And births this date include....
1851 – Doc Holliday, American gambler and dentist (d. 1887)

1926 – Alice Ghostley, American actress (d. 2007)[1]MA29051426-0029.jpg

1941 – Lynne Cheney, American political figure
....nice lady great speaker!

1945 – Steve Martin, American actor and comedian


1959 – Magic Johnson, American basketball player
"My boy Maashick" has put on a couple of pounds since he went from the basketball to the microphone!

1969 – Tracy Caldwell, American astronaut

1987 – Tim Tebow, American football player and winner of 2007 Heisman trophy

By a little after 5pm the sun ....... 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Creamsicle Day is observed annually on August 14. This is a day to enjoy this refreshing summertime orange and vanilla treat.
“Creamsicle” is a brand name of an ice cream treat consisting of vanilla ice cream on a Popsicle stick coated with an exterior of flavored ice with the original flavor being orange.  Enjoyed the whole year round, the Creamsicle now comes in many flavors.  
Following are a couple of Creamsicle recipes for you to enjoy!