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Monday, August 20, 2018

Dude ~ Temperature ~ Gerald & Lydia ~ Picture of the Day ~ XO's and Caddie ~ Apple Pie Dump Cake ~ Blue Sky/Turkey Vultures ~ National Radio Day

Good 50º hardly any smoke morning. Nice!
Yesterday it was hard for the sun to get through the smoke. Dude was a happy camper laying in the grass, keeping an eye on the gate....

Then by afternoon the smoke cleared up. We topped at 100º.
Yesterday my friend Lydia down in Diamond Bar California lost her husband Gerald (5-9-55 - 8-19-18). He had been valiantly fighting brain cancer for some time.  Rest in peace, Gerry. Love and hugs to you Lydia! xo
Picture of the Day

Interesting..... shared by Brooklyn Vivia
Why do X's at the end of a letter signify kisses ?
In the Middle Ages, when many people were unable to read or write, documents were often signed using an X. Kissing the X represented an oath to fulfill obligations specified
in the document. The X and the kiss eventually became synonymous.
 WHY ?
In golf, where did the term 'Caddie' come from ?
When Mary Queen of Scots went to France as a young girl, Louis, King of France, learned that she loved the Scots game 'golf.' He had the first course outside of Scotland built for her enjoyment.  To make sure she was properly chaperoned (and guarded) while she played, Louis hired cadets from a military school to accompany her.
Mary liked this a lot and when she returned to Scotland (not a very good idea in the long run), she took the practice with her.  In French, the word cadet is pronounced 'ca-day' and the Scots changed it into caddie.

Apple Pie Dump Cake
  • 1 (21-ounce) can apple pie filling
  • 1 (16.5-ounce) package white cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, place apple pie filling; break into pieces using a spoon. Add cake mix, eggs, and oil; beat 1 to 2 minutes, or until well blended. Spread batter in baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, combine walnuts, sugar, and cinnamon; sprinkle mixture evenly over batter.
  4. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Cool in baking dish at least 15 minutes before serving.
Historically this date....
1910 – The Great Fire of 1910 (also commonly referred to as the Big Blowup or the Big Burn) occurred in northeast Washington, northern Idaho (the panhandle), and western Montana, burning approximately 3 million acres.

1920 – The first commercial radio station, 8MK (now WWJ), begins operations in Detroit, Michigan.

1920 – The National Football League, (NFL), is founded in the United States.
Now if they'd only get rid of Roger Goodell, the Chairman. What a POS!!!!

1938 – Lou Gehrig hits his 23rd career grand slam – a record that still stands.

1986 – In Edmond, OklahomaU.S. Postal employee Patrick Sherrill guns down 14 of his co-workers and then commits suicide.
..... from that came the term, "going postal" !

And births this date include...
Ok, so they put his face on the $1000000 bill... which is now not worth anything... these are selling on Ebay for $1 !



1931 – Don King, American boxing promoter

Weird weird weird ... he killed two people ended up getting pardoned... backed Ovamit in the election and then switched to Trump this time. 

1935 – Ron Paul

1954 – Al Roker, American television personality


He once said he had traveled around the country to all the fairs and the best one he went to was the LA Co Fair in Pomona!  Jerry and I thought so too! Never missed one.

About 6:30pm I went out to take a picture of the blue sky and the moon....

 and there were about 4 turkey vultures circling around in the upper pasture.....

 Something up there was dead.......................  !
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Each year on August 20th, National Radio Day recognizes the great invention of the radio.
In the late 19th century, it became clear that wireless communication was possible.
Several inventors had a part in the invention of the radio in the late 1800s and not just one person can be credited with its beginning. To make the radio a reality, it required several different inventions and discoveries including both transmission and reception methods as well as technology.
In fact, the radio’s inception required an international effort. The research of German Heinrich Hertz proved electrical could be transmitted wirelessly. The multiple patents of the prolific inventor Nikola Tesla provided the radio with the Tesla coil. Born in Croatia, Tesla also contributed many patents involving alternating current advancing the science and production of numerous inventions. When it comes to the first commercially available wireless, Guglielmo Marconi receives the honor.   
Before wireless became a function of music and entertainment programs, the wireless radio served more of a military and a regular public service role.  Much like the dits and dots of a telegram, the wireless transmitted information. On board the Titanic at the time of its sinking, a Marconi wireless was in use. However, in 1906 The first radio broadcast of voice and music purely for entertainment purposes occurred. Reginald Fessenden transmitted the program from Brant Rock, Massachusetts for the general public to hear. The Canadian born scientist would go on to many more successes in his lifetime.  
Another contributor to the radio was American, Lee de Forest. Born in Iowa in 1873, he would become the chief scientist for the first U.S. radio firm, American Wireless Telephone and Telegraph. Lee de Forest’s invention of the Audion vacuum tube made live broadcasting possible.
As wireless came alive, the first broadcast stations began airing programs in the 1920s. News and world events were the first items over the airwaves.
  • Radio ownership grew from two out of five homes in 1931 to four out of five homes in 1938.
  • According to FCC statistics, at the end of 2012, there were more than 15,000 licensed broadcast radio stations in the U.S.
  • On October 1, 1999, the first satellite radio broadcast occurred. Worldspace aired the broadcast in Africa.