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Monday, October 8, 2018

Fog ~ Sun ~ 10-8 ~ Closures for Today ~ Joke of the Day ~ Picture of the Day Olvera Street ~ Dranconid Meteor Shower ~ Pumpkin Sheet Cake w/ Cream Cheese Icing ~ Richard Fetterling ~ Clouds/Bruiser ~ Chicken & Vegetables Teriyaki on Rice ~ Columbus Day

Good 50º cloudy morning. 
Yesterday the fog got a little heavier for a bit...

Then the sun came out and it was beautiful! We warmed to 70º.

Even in downtown Grants Pass you could see the mountains for a change! This from their downtown camera...
10-8 radio code for "in service" ... or as the guys/gals would say, "10-8, out the gate"......
Just FYI......
Today is Columbus Day and for many it's a holiday and that means some businesses will be closed including banks, schools, the post office, courts, libraries (although some will be open), and government offices will be closed.  UPS and FedEx will remain open. Also in Oregon state offices will be open, like DMV and some county and city offices. Make sure you check your local offices before heading out. 
Joke of the day........... What do you get when you cross an elephant with a rhino?
Eleifino!  :o)
Picture of the Day......
If you are from Los Angeles you know about Olvera Street.... across from Union Station and the BEST Mexican food back in the day. Here is Olvera Street in 1952:
Olvera Street today:
Interesting October 7th - 9th.....

This shared by friend Chuck Kuehl......
The odds look good for a spectacular Draconid meteor shower Oct 7th through 9th with peak viewing Monday evening.
Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

1 cup oil
1 egg
1 2/3 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
2 t. pumpkin pie spice
1 16oz can pumpkin
1 cup chopped pecans
1 8oz pkg cream cheese at room temp
1 stick butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 t. vanilla
Beat together oil, sugar, and egg.
Stir in salt, pumpkin spice, baking soda, and flour.
Add pumpkin until well blended.
Fold in chopped pecans.
Pour into greased 10x15 jelly roll pan or I would use a 10x13 baking dish.
Bake 350º for 20-25 minutes.
While cake is baking, mix together the icing ingredients. Spread on warm cake.
Special birthday today..... Richard Fetterling (LASD ret.) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICH!

Historically this date............
1862 – American Civil WarBattle of Perryville – Union forces under General Don Carlos Buell halt the Confederate invasion of Kentucky by defeating troops led by General Braxton Bragg at Perryville, Kentucky.
2001 – U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.
2005 – 2005 Kashmir earthquake: Thousands of people are killed by a magnitude 7.6 earthquake in parts of PakistanIndia and Afghanistan.

And births this date include...
1939 – Paul Hogan, Australian actor

1943 – Chevy Chase, American comedian and actor

1949 – Sigourney Weaver, American actress

1956 – Stephanie Zimbalist, American actress

1970 – Matt Damon, American actor

Our afternoon got breezy and a little cloudy.
Bruiser was laying under the glider on the porch keeping an eye on things.....

Later for dinner I had Schwans  Chicken Vegetables with Teriyaki Sauce and Rice.....
  • Prepare from FROZEN state.
  • Appliances may vary, adjust accordingly.
  • 1. Open package and remove rice and sauce pouches. Place sauce pouch into warm water to thaw
  • 2. Preheat 1 tablespoon of oil in large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  • 3. Pour remaining contents of bag into skillet, stir and cover.
  • 4. Cook for 11 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • 5. Microwave rice pouch on high for 3 minutes.
  • 6. Add sauce to skillet and stir.
  • 7. Cover skillet and cook for 1 1/2 minutes.
  • 8. Carefully remove rice pouch from microwave and pour into large serving dish.
  • 9. Pour contents of skillet over rice.
  • Sooooooooooooooooooo easy and sooooooooooooooooooo good!!!! 

Then it was chair, wine, TV, and snoozing Bruiser on my lap!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Columbus Day Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Columbus Day is an United States observance held each year on the second Monday in October.  The day signifies Christopher Columbus’ arrival to America on October 12, 1492.

Colorado first observed Columbus Day in 1906 as it became an official state holiday.  More and more people and states began to recognize Columbus Day.  In 1937, Columbus Day became a federal holiday in the United States.  There are many instances of people observing Columbus’ voyage since the colonial period.  In 1792, there were celebrations in New York City and other US cities, celebrating the 300th anniversary of his landing in the New World.  President Benjamin Harrison called upon the people of the United States to join together in celebration of Columbus Day on the 400th anniversary of the event.  During the anniversary in 1892, teachers, preachers, poets and politicians used Columbus Day rituals to teach ideals of patriotism.  These patriotic teachings were framed around themes of support for war, citizenship boundaries, the importance of loyalty to the nation and celebrating social progress.
In 1970,  Columbus Day was changed to the current observation on the second Monday in October.