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Monday, September 17, 2018

Clouds/Blue Sky ~ Dude ~ Picture of the Day ~ Hollywood Marriages ~ Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake ~ Alice Reardon ~ Jimmy & Olga Duran ~ Bruiser ~ Constitution Day & Citizenship Day

Good 40º clear sky morning. 
Yesterday started really cloudy.....

Then the clouds moved around and lightened up.....

We topped at 77º.

Dude was happy on the porch watching down at the gate for anything! LOL....

Picture of the Day

Interesting about Hollywood marriages....
Stan Laurel (1890 - 1965) was the least often married of the celebrities named below. His 6 marriages were eclipsed by many celebrities...

 including Jerry Lee Lewis who was 7 times married ...

Mickey Rooney....

and Larry King each of whom had 8 marriages.....

However the most frequently married film and/or TV celebrity was Zsa Zsa Gábor (a former Miss Hungary) who married 9 times in her 99 year lifespan....

Zsa Zsa's elder sister, Magda, was married 6 times....

while her younger sister Eva had 5 marriages....

OK, Fall is just about here and Thanksgiving is coming. Pumpkin is the choice for so many good and yummy things. How about a PUMPKIN PIE CHEESECAKE!

  • 2 cups gingersnap cookie crumbs (gluten-free for gluten-free)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 6 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 3 eggs (slightly beaten)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  1. Mix the gingersnap cookie crumbs, sugar, ginger and butter and press into the bottom and up 1 inch along the sides of a 9 inch spring form pan.
  2. Bake the crust in a preheated 350º oven for 5 minutes and set aside.
  3. Cream the cream cheese.
  4. Mix in the eggs one at a time followed by the sugar, pumpkin puree, vanilla and then the spices.
  5. Pour the mixture into the spring form pans.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350º oven until it is set, about 60-70 minutes.
  7. Let it cool completely.
  8. Chill the cheesecake in the fridge overnight.
When serving drizzle on some caramel sauce if that floats your boat!

Special day today... friend Alice Reardon, wife of the infamous LASD ret Patrick, is celebrating her birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALICE!!! With her daughter Barbara.....

And pals Jimmy (LASD Lt.) and his bride Olga Duran are celebrating anniversary 30. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!!!

Historically this date...
1814 – Francis Scott Key finishes his poem "Defense of Fort McHenry", later to be the lyrics of "The Star-Spangled Banner".

1908 – The Wright Flyer flown by Orville Wright, with Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge as passenger, crashes killing Selfridge. He becomes the first airplane fatality.

1928 – The Okeechobee Hurricane strikes southeastern Florida, killing upwards of 2,500 people. It is the third deadliest natural disaster in United States history, behind theGalveston Hurricane of 1900 and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

2001 – The New York Stock Exchange reopens for trading after the September 11 attacks, the longest closure since the Great Depression.
2006 – Fourpeaked Mountain in Alaska erupts, marking the first eruption for the long-dormant volcano in at least 10,000 years.

And births this date include....
shoot... none of these people are alive!
1854 – David Dunbar Buick, American automobile pioneer (d. 1929)
Hmmm... must be related to me somehow, seeing that my grandmother's maiden name was Dunbar. There is a Dunbar Castle in Scotland... well, sort of, in ruins now.

1904 – Jerry Colonna, American comedian and entertainer (d. 1986)

... OMG, I remember him. I thought him very odd!

1923 – Hank Williams, American musician (d. 1953)

1928 – Roddy McDowall, English actor (d. 1998)

1931 – Anne Bancroft, American actress (d. 2005)

1948 – John Ritter, American actor (d. 2003)

Later I took the trash and recycle stuff to the road for pickup tomorrow. I came back and sat at my desk and you-know-who got in the middle of my desk and put his paw on my hand and then licked my hand! Such love!♥

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

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is an American federal observance that commemorates the adoption of the Constitution of the United States and those who have become United States citizens.  This day is observed each year on September 17. On this day members of the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.
Constitutional Convention 
While many contributed to crafting the document known today as the U.S. Constitution, James Madison wrote the draft forming the basis for the Constitution. Those who participated in its development gathered in Independence Hall in Philadelphia that sultry summer of 1787. George Washington presided over the Convention. But many “Founding Fathers” attended to other diplomatic duties, unable to participate. Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, served overseas on behalf of his country. John Adams also served abroad. However, Patrick Henry refused to attend due to principle and preferring the Articles of Confederation. He was eventually swayed when convention leaders added a Bill of Rights.
The convention lasted from May 25 to September 17, 1787. During that time, the 55 delegates debated the duties of the government, checks, and balances, and the rights and freedoms of the people. They divided the government into three branches: the legislative branch to make the laws; the executive to execute the laws, and the judicial to interpret the laws.
The delegates suffered through rough weather, heat, and illness. Despite the conditions, the formed a Bill of Rights enumerating rights and freedoms of the people.
Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and George Washington all signed the Constitution.
On December 7, 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the Constitution. So the process began, obtaining each state’s approval. Rhode Island didn’t send any delegates to the Constitutional Convention. Their headstrong character did not appreciate a powerful government and held tight to their independence as long as they could. As a result, they were the last state to ratify the Constitution on May 29, 1790.
Under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, citizenship is defined as “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” Secretary of State William Seward proclaimed the amendment ratified on July 28, 1868.
While the 14th Amendment was the first step in a long line of amendments defining citizens and their rights, it took decades to enforce some of those rights.
For example, one of a citizen’s most valued powers is the power to vote. The 15th and 19th Amendments define those rights for blacks and women. However, it wasn’t until 1924 that all Native Americans were granted citizenship. Through the Indian Citizenship Act, many Native Americans were allowed to vote for the first time. Still, this legislation did not stop some states from preventing some from voting.
This holiday dates all the way back to 1911 when schools in Iowa first recognized Constitution Day.  Then in 1917, the society known as the Sons of the American Revolution formed a committee to promote Constitution Day. Members of that committee included Calvin Coolidge, John D. Rockefeller, and General John Pershing.
In 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared “I am an American Day,” and Congress designated the third Sunday in May to celebrate it.  By 1949, the governors of all 48 states had issued Constitution Day proclamations.  On February 29, 1952, Congress changed the name from “I am an American Day” to “Citizenship Day” and moved its observation to September 17.  In 2004, the day was renamed Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.