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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Throw Back Thursday ~ Sunrise ~ Sunrise Sunset Chart ~ Smoke ~  Picture of the Day ~ Names ~ Bacon Ranch Crock Pot Meatloaf ~ National Toasted Marshmallow Day

Good 50º smokey morning. 

Happy Throw Back Thursday...
This was 2-15-2013.. the last photo of our Harley. He was 22 years old and died that evening. Such a sweet cat!

With the days getting shorter again and the sunset is now at 7:21 instead of 8:30. And by the time the sun comes over my mountain to the east it's 7:40am, although sunrise is at 6:25am. Bruiser still wakes me up before the sun is out!

This was the first rays of the sun coming over the mountain at 7:45 yesterday morning....

Here is the sunrise sunset calendar....
Up in the right top there is a search box, put in your city.

By 2:30 the nasty old smoke had come back in. DARN! We topped out at 93º.

And prior to sunset this was 5:30pm.........

Picture of the Day

Interesting about names.......

In Korea the surname is first then the given name

Kim Jong-Un's last name is Kim, Jong-Un is his given name. Korean names often consist of two parts. Interestingly, the two-part names can't be shortened in a conversation... you should call a person named Jin Pin not just Jin.

2. The Russians have a middle name based on the father's given name.

The given name comes first. For every name, there is a variety of forms that can express different emotions. For example, you can express affection for Maria by calling her Mashenka. There is also a short neutral form for every name: Maria - Masha, Aleksander - Sasha, Natalia - Natasha. Some Russian names have more than 15 forms!

The second name is a patronymic. It's formed from the father's full given name by using special endings - "-ich" and "-evich" for males and "-ovna" and "-evna" for females. Alexander's daughter Maria is Maria Aleksandrovna. His son Sergey is Sergey Aleksandrovich. Calling someone by their given name + patronymic name shows respect for the person.

The family names take on a feminine ending for women. Mikhail Sidorov's wife Anastasia is Anastasia Sidorova

3. Spanish children are usually given two surnames.

Spanish-speaking people's first surname is their father's family name. It's followed by the second surname, the mother's family name. In everyday life, some people choose only one surname, but it's up to them.

4. The Japanese surname comes first

We all know the famous writer Haruki Murakami, but, according to the Japanese tradition, his name should read Murakami Haruki. Anyway, a lot of Japanese names are rearranged today to sound more comfortable for English speakers

5. Until the 1950's, Hungarian women adopted their husband's complete names.

Traditionally, if Szendrey Júlia married Petőfi Sándor, she would become Petőfi Sándorné ("-ne" meaning "Mrs"). Today women usually adopt only the family name (Petőfi Júlia) or just keep their maiden names.

Bacon Ranch Crock Pot Meatloaf

3 eggs beaten
1 1/4 c milk
4 slices of bread torn into small pieces
1 1/2 t salt
3/4 t pepper
3/4 c ketchup plus extra to squirt on the top
3 lbs ground beef
1/2 c onion diced
2-1 oz pkg ranch dressing mix
3 pieces of bacon cooked crisp and crumbled
  1. Mix together your eggs, milk, bread, salt and pepper in a very large bowl and let set for 20 minutes
  2. Add 3/4 c ketchup, ground beef, onion and ranch mix
  3. Mix well
  4. Form into a mound or loaf (depending on the type of slow cooker you are using) and top with desired amount of ketchup
  5. Cover and cook on high for 15 minutes, switch to low and cook for additional 7 hours
  6. Top with crumbled bacon just before serving
Historically this date.....

1963 – The Hotline between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union goes into operation.

1974 – A powerful bomb explodes at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquarters in MarunouchiTokyo,Japan. 8 are killed, 378 are injured. Eight left-wing activists are arrested on May 19, 1975 by Japanese authorities.

1984 – STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.

2003 – While being towed across the Barents Sea, the de-commissioned Russian submarine K-159 sinks, taking 9 of her crew and 800 kg of spent nuclear fuel with her.

Births this date include....
 1797 – Mary Shelley, English author and playwright (d. 1851)
1896 – Raymond Massey, Canadian actor (d. 1983)
1898 – Shirley Booth, American actress (d. 1992)
1906 – Joan Blondell, American actress (d. 1979)
1908 – Fred MacMurray, American actor (d. 1991)

1939 – Elizabeth Ashley, American actress

1972 – Cameron Diaz, American actress

Later it was the usual... chair, wine, and TV.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

On August 30 be sure to stock up on one of America’s favorite fire roasted treats.  It’s National Toasted Marshmallow Day!
Get your friends together, gather up some firewood, a few long sticks and a bag of marshmallow. Then, you make plans for a great night! Toasted marshmallows are a special part of summer evenings around a bonfire. Also, what better way to kick off a long weekend than to enjoy a delicious, warm, gooey, toasted marshmallow? Add a pair of graham crackers and a cholate bar – and ask for s’more!
Depending upon personal preference, heat marshmallows to various degrees from gently toasted to a charred outer layer.  To char the outer layer, ignite the marshmallow then quickly blow it out.  Marshmallows now come in a variety of flavors as well as sizes for maximum toasting opportunities. For a fun alternative, try roasting Marshmallow Peeps. Watch them closely as the granular sugar coating will burn more quickly.
Believe it or not, marshmallows date back to Ancient Egypt. The mallow plant provided a sap that the Egyptians used to create a candy with nuts and honey.
Ligonier, Indiana holds an annual Marshmallow Festival and is the marshmallow capital of the world.
Homemade marshmallows use sugar, unflavored gelatin, corn syrup, and flavoring.
National Confectioners Association sponsors National Toasted Marshmallow Day.