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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Wind/Clouds ~ Dash & Dude ~ Woodpecker ~ Picture of the Day ~ LASD History & Radio Cars ~ Slow Cooker Potato Bacon Soup ~ Lovella Moore ~ Wind/Rain ~ Dash and Dude ~ National Chewing Gum Day

Good 55º dark cloudy morning.
Yesterday the clouds started coming in and it was quite windy... and no smoke!
By noon we were only at 70º! By 3pm we hit 80º and there were a few more clouds...

Dash was following Dude around the yard....
And Mr. Woodpecker was making more holes in my power pole!
Dash was like Bruiser... he napped by my feet under my desk! That is his chewy sitting on top of my slipper!

He also loves to run outside and chase the birds around the yard!
Picture of the Day
The Golden Bridge in Viet Nam opened June 2018

Interesting about LASD....
The History of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department began with its founding in 1850 as the first professional police force in the Los Angeles area.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has become the seventh largest law enforcement agency in the United States. Since 1996, it has also been the largest sheriff's department in the world.

Following the organization of the State of California into counties, the Sheriff's Department of Los Angeles County was formed in April, 1850. Elections for the office of Sheriff were held annually until 1882, when the term was increased to two years; in 1894 the term was increased to four years. The first Sheriff of Los Angeles County was George T. Burrill and his staff consisted of two Deputies.
In 1857, the outstanding crime was the murder of James Barton, Sheriff of Los Angeles County, and several members of this posse by members of the Flores Daniel Gang. Barton was killed only three weeks after he was elected to his second term.
On a tip, Sheriff Barton and his posse set out to capture a group of bandits. They traveled south toward San Juan Capistrano. On the morning of January 23, 1857, Barton and his posse encountered the bandits. In the ensuing struggle, the Sheriff and all but two of his men were shot. Three of the bandits were killed. Immediately after the funerals another posse gave pursuit to the villains. In all, fifty-two bandits were captured, eleven were hanged. They were hanged at Fort Hill - a rise of ground behind the jail - where a temporary gallows had been constructed." Fort Hill was located north of Los Angeles and Aliso Streets.

Twenty-four men have served Los Angeles County as Sheriff since 1850: nineteen were elected and six were appointed by the Board of Supervisors to serve the unexpired term of their predecessors. Two were killed in the line of duty. Of those appointed, four were re-elected to the office.

The first sub-stations were completed in 1924. They were the Florence (became Firestone Park Station in 1955) and East Los AngelesStations. Two years later, the Vermont (became Lennox Station in 1948), NorwalkTemple City and Newhall Stations were also completed, with the AltadenaFairfax and San Dimas Stations completed within the next few years.
The marked patrol car system was inaugurated and uniforms were adopted in 1932. Prior to this time, all Departmental personnel wore civilian clothes. The Sheriff's School of Instruction, now known as the Sheriff's Academy, was opened in 1935.
1963 - After 179 years of private police patrol, Catalina Island contracted with Los Angeles county. the Men's Central Jail was completed and the Sybil Brand Institute for Women was completed.
1964 - The City of Industry Station was completed. The "Sky Knight" helicopter patrol was initiated in 1966.
1970 -The Special Enforcement and Emergency Services Bureau facilities were completed

This Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff posing between two Buicks, gives a rare glimpse at a pair of period radio cars. On the left is a 1932 Buick Phaeton equipped for police work with an extra light on the roof, a spotlight on the passenger side, a siren on the frame cross tube and a very bald tire!
The 1930 or 1931 Buick Four Door Sedan on the right has the same extra lamps with the addition of colored lens inserted int he cowl lights.

What could be easier and soooooooo good!
Slow Cooker Potato Bacon Soup

  • 5 lbs of peeled and chopped potatoes
  • 1/2 - 3/4 lbs bacon cooked crisply and crumbled
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 c sour cream
  • 43 1/2 oz chicken broth or combination of chicken broth and water
  • 10 3/4 oz. cream of chicken soup
  1. Place all ingredients in crock pot and stir
  2. Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours or high for 5-6 hours
Special birthday today, one of our Jackson County Repubs, Lovella Moore, aka Love. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVE!!!
Historically this date...

1927 – Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season.

1935 – The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona andNevada, is dedicated.

1947 – The World Series, featuring the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, istelevised for the first time.

1955 – Film star James Dean dies in a road accident aged 24.

1972 – Roberto Clemente records the 3,000th and final hit of his career.

1982 – Cyanide-laced Tylenol kills six people in the Chicago area. Seven are killed in all.


And births this date include....
1861 – William Wrigley, Jr., American industrialist (d. 1932)

1921 – Deborah Kerr, Scottish actress (d. 2007)

1931 – Angie Dickinson, American actress


1935 – Johnny Mathis, American singer
I could listen to him sing forever!

1971 – Jenna Elfman, American actress

Later about 6pm the winds had been blowing HARD and howling and then the rain started! YIPPPPPPEEEEEEE. We didn't get a lot, but I'm sure the .10 of an inch helped the fires subdue!! Actually when the rain started the electricity flickered on and off a couple times. Had me a tad worried. But, it came back on and no more problems. 
Dash and Dude in their beds...... while I was watching TV.
Then Dash decided he wanted my lap...........
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 
Humans have used chewing gum for over 5,000 years. They may have chewed it for enjoyment, to stave off hunger or to freshen their breath much like we do today.  The sources used to make gum resulted in minty and sweet chewable globs of wax or sap resin that fulfilled that human urge to gnaw.  It was unlikely they were capable of producing glossy, pink bubbles worthy of jealous pokes from siblings.  However, waking up with it stuck in your hair was still a possibility. 
Various forms of chewing gum have existed since the Neolithic period. In 2007, a British archaeology student discovered a 5,000-year-old piece of chewing gum which was made from bark tar with tooth imprints in it. Presumed to be the oldest piece of chewing gum, it was found in Kierikki, Yli-li, Finland.  Made from bark tar, the gum was believed to have antiseptic properties and other medicinal advantages.
  • Many other cultures chewed gum made from the resin of the mastic tree, from plants, grasses, and other resins.
  • In 1848, John B. Curtis developed and sold the first commercial chewing gum which was called “The State of Maine Pure Spruce Gum”.
  • Around 1850, a gum made from paraffin wax was developed and surpassed the spruce gum in popularity.
  • December 28, 1869, William Semple filed an early patent on chewing gum, patent number 98,304.
  • Studies show chewing gum helps improve memory, reduce stress and increase alertness.
  • Chewing sugar-free gum improves overall oral hygiene while also helping to curb cravings and improving digestion.
Celebrate National Chewing Gum Day by buying a pack of your favorite flavor of chewing gum and sharing it with your friends.