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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Smoke/Temperatures ~ One Year Ago ~ Picture of the Day ~ Golden Gate Bridge ~ Three Cheese Garlic Bread ~ Lynda Castro  ~ Dinner/Lunch/Bruiser ~ National Senior Citizens Day

Good 53º super smokey morning. UGH..........
Yesterday by 2pm the smoke was back in like a raging bull, my mountain was nearly totally hidden, and the temperature was 93º. We topped at 100º.  Total acreage for the Taylor Creek Fire is 52,588 acres and the Klondike Fire that merged with the Taylor Creek Fire is 68,241 acres. 

Exactly a year ago, the Chetco Bar Fire caused the same smoke... this was 8-20-17....
Started by lightening also and by this date the fire has consumed 91,551 acres!

Picture of the Day
A mouse taking a nap in an apple...........

Interesting..... The Golden Gate Bridge....
The color of the bridge is officially an orange vermilion called international orange.The color was selected by consulting architect Irving Morrow because it complements the natural surroundings and enhances the bridge's visibility in fog.
The bridge was originally painted with red lead primer and a lead-based topcoat, which was touched up as required. In the mid-1960s, a program was started to improve corrosion protection by stripping the original paint and repainting the bridge with zinc silicate primer and vinyl topcoats. Since 1990, acrylic topcoats have been used instead for air-quality reasons. The program was completed in 1995 and it is now maintained by 38 painters who touch up the paintwork where it becomes seriously corroded.

More history of the bridge:
If you're serving up an Italian dinner, then you're probably searching for the perfect garlic bread recipe. Well, our garlic bread has not just one, not just two, but THREE different kinds of cheeses to make it the ultimate combination of cheesy and garlic that will take your Italian-style dinner night to the next level. Our Three Cheese Garlic Bread will have everyone saying, "molto bene!" That's, "very good," in Italian!

  • 1 loaf Italian bread, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) container mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place bread on a baking sheet. 
  2. In a small skillet over low heat, melt butter. Add garlic and sauté until golden, stirring occasionally. (If you cook it over high heat, it will burn and have a bitter taste). Remove from heat and set aside. 
  3. In a small bowl, combine mascarpone, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheeses, the salt, milk, and garlic; mix until well combined. Spread mixture evenly over cut sides of bread and sprinkle with parsley.
  4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cheese is melted and bread is heated through. Slice and enjoy.

Good friend Lynda Castro (LASD ret.) is celebrating her birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAL!!!! xo
Lynda with her hubby Rick (LASD ret)

Historically this date........
1888 – The first successful adding machine in the United States is patented by William Seward Burroughs.

1911 – The Mona Lisa is stolen by a Louvre employee

1959 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union. Hawaii's admission is currently commemorated by Hawaii Admission Day

1979 – Soviet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the United States.



And births this date include....

1936 – Wilt Chamberlain, American basketball player (d. 1999)
                       Ali with Wilt

1938 – Kenny Rogers, American singer and actor

While I worked at my desk, Bruiser napped in his chair behind me. ....

Later it was chair, wine, and TV. Dinner was reruns of the tortellini dish I made up with the red clam sauce. Lunch had been popcorn!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
Each year on August 21, there are various events and activities held across the United States in recognition of National Senior Citizens Day.
This day was created as a day to support, honor and show appreciation to our seniors and to recognize their achievements. Their valuable contributions to our communities create better places to live.
Their valuable contributions to our communities create better places to live. Take time today to spend with seniors you know, and listen to their stories of wisdom and experience, gain from their hard-earned knowledge.
    By the time     you’re   eighty years  old you’ve  learned everything.  You only have to remember it.” George Burns
For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute. We can best demonstrate our gratitude and esteem by making sure that our communities are good places in which to mature and grow older — places in which older people can participate to the fullest and can find the encouragement, acceptance, assistance, and services they need to continue to lead lives of independence and dignity. ~ President Ronald Reagan – August 19, 1988 Proclamation 5847
To celebrate National Senior Citizens Day, spend time with the senior citizens you know.  Let them know that they are appreciated and loved.  It may also be a good day to volunteer at a retirement home and share your smile with those who may not otherwise get a visitor today.
If you are a senior citizen, check for special discounts and promotions that may be offered at stores and restaurants in your area.
On August 19, 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5847 declaring August 21 as National Senior Citizens Day.