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Monday, October 29, 2018

10-29 ~ Fall Colors/Rain ~ Crank Calls ~ Picture of the Day ~ Presidents With Same Surnames ~ Pumpkin Spiced Latte ~ MLB World Series Game 5 ~ Electricity ~ Tucker & Grants Pass HS Marching Band ~ Jack PCC Honor Band ~ National Cat Day ~ National Oatmeal Day

Good 47º dark cloudy foggy morning. 
10-29 radio code for 'vehicle registration and wants (summary information)
There are several more in regards to subject wanted for felony, use caution, armed and dangerous, confidential information, subject wanted for misdemeanor, subject wanted for traffic warrant, property stolen...   10-29F, 10-29FD, 10-29H, 10-29M, 10-29T, and 10-29V
Yesterday, even with the dark clouds it was beautiful. All the fall colors are super!

About 1pm the winds came up and we got some rain.

Then again 2:30 we got a bit more.... You can see that it's raining on my mountain...
We got a total of 1/10 of an inch. Our temperatures stayed in the middle 60ºs. 
I have been getting so many crank calls. I never answer, let my answering machine (message:"Hello. We are avoiding someone we don't like, so leave your name and number and if we don't call back, IT'S YOU!") Calls come in at 8am every morning and again in the afternoon and early evening. Local numbers with no ID or an ID that says "Not in service", or now I'm getting calls from a local number that says "Sears". Good grief. When will they give up!!!!!!!!
Picture of the Day (since it's National Cat Day!)

Interesting about Presidents...

 As of 2018, there have been 5 United States Presidents with the same surname (last name): Adams, Harrison, Johnson, Roosevelt, and Bush.

John Adams (1735 - 1896) served from March 4, 1797 to March 4, 1801. His son, John Quincy Adams (1761 - 1848) served from March 3, 1825 to March 4, 1829.

William Henry Harrison (1773 - 1841) served from March 4, 1841 to April 4, 1841. He died of pneumonia 31 days into his term. His grandson, Benjamin Harrison (1833 - 1901) served from March 4, 1889 to March 4, 1893.

Andrew Johnson (1808 to 1875) served from April 15, 1865 to March 4, 1869. Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908 to 1973) served from November 22, 1963 to January 20, 1969. There is no relation between these two.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 to 1919) served from September 14, 1901 to March 4, 1909. His 5th cousin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882 to 1945) served from March 4, 1933 to April 12, 1945. FDR is the only US President to serve more than two terms in office.

George Herbert Walker Bush (born 1924) served from January 20, 1989 to January 20, 1993. His son, George Walker Bush (born 1946) served from January 20, 2001 to January 20, 2009.

If you are a coffee house person you probably like the pumpkin lattes this time of year. Here's a recipe, you can make your own!

Pumpkin Spiced Latte

  • 1 cup strong coffee (or 4 shots espresso)
  • 2 cups milk (or milk substitute)
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons sugar*
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 t. vanilla extract (optional)
  1. Heat everything in a large sauce pan until the milk starts to froth up but before it boils.
Option: Use different sweeteners like caramel saucedulce de leche, maple syrup, brown sugar, honey, etc.
Option: Serve topped with whipped cream
Note: Make your own pumpkin pie spice with: 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, 1/8 teaspoon cloves, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 90, Fat 0.2g (Saturated 0, Trans 0), Cholesterol 2mg, Sodium 69mg, Carbs 17.2g (Fiber 1.8g, Sugars 14.3g), Protein 4.8g
Historically this date.......

1929 – The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression.
1960 – In Louisville, Kentucky, Cassius Clay (who later takes the name Muhammad Ali) wins his first professional fight.
1994 – Francisco Martin Duran fires over two dozen shots at the White House (Duran is later convicted of trying to kill US President Bill Clinton).
1998 – Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off on STS-95 with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space.

2008 – Delta Air Lines merges with Northwest Airlines, creating the world's largest airline and reducing the number of US legacy carriers to five.

2012 – Hurricane Sandy hits the east coast of the United States, killing 148 directly and 138 indirectly, while leaving nearly $70 billion in damages and causing major power outages.
And births this date include...
 1947 – Richard Dreyfuss, American actor

1948 – Kate Jackson, American actress

1971 – Winona Ryder, American actress
Last night's 5th MLB World Series game was sad as the Red Sox clobbered the Dodgers again, 5-1. The Sox ended up winning 4 of the 5 games and are the MLB Champions. Sigh.................... 1988 was the last year the Dodgers won the World Series, against the Oakland A's. They played last year, the first since 1988 and lost to the Houston Astros. 

Just after the game the electricity went off. Fortunately it was only for a few minutes. Then apparently it went off again in the night, unknown for how long, as my coffee pot was off and the stove clock was flashing. Hmmmm.................
Saturday grandson Tucker and his Grants Pass High School Marching Band was in another competition up in Eugene at Autzen Stadium, home of the Oregon Ducks. His band won all competition!

Autzen Stadium is an outdoor football stadium in the northwest United States, in Eugene, Oregon.Located north of the University of Oregon campus, it is the home field of the Oregon Ducks of the Pac-12 Conference.Opened 51 years ago in 1967, the stadium has undergone several expansions. The official capacity is 54,000. However, attendance at the stadium regularly exceeds 54,000.
Also on Saturday my other grandson Jack, also a drummer, is with the Pasadena City College Honor Band and they played at a football game at PCC. Kristen and Alex attended the game.....

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

National Cat Day was founded to help the public recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued.  The day also encourages cat lovers to celebrate the cats in their lives for the unconditional love and companionship that they bestow upon them.
Pay particular attention to your cat today.  Adopt a new cat. 
This day is sponsored by the Animal Miracle Foundation and was created by Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate, Colleen Paige, in 2005.   Since its inception, it has helped save the lives of more than one million cats.
Of course my Bruiser is in charge of this house!!!! 

And Dave Clark (LASD ret) sent this to me of his bride Pam with their cat Luna....

Today is also.............

National Oatmeal Day is observed annually on October 29. This is a day to enjoy one of America’s favorite breakfast foods. 
There are many health benefits to eating oatmeal.
  • A bowl of oatmeal daily can lower cholesterol.
  • It may reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • It may reduce your risk for cancer. (according to the American Cancer Society, eating a diet high in fiber may help reduce your risk for cancer)
  • Oatmeal is low in fat.
  • Oatmeal is low in calories.
  • Oatmeal is a good source iron and fiber.
Some favorite oatmeal toppings include brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, peaches, blueberries, strawberries, bananas, nuts, and granola.
Oatmeal has a long tradition in the state of Vermont which originated within the Scottish settlement.  Although there were many variations, most oatmeal recipes began with steel cut oats.  The oats were soaked overnight in cold water, salt and maple syrup. Early the next morning, the cook would add ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon and, occasionally, ground ginger.  The pot was then placed over heat and cooked for approximately 90 minutes. The oatmeal was served steaming hot with cream, milk or butter.
Vermont leads the United States in per capita consumption of cooked oatmeal cereal. 
The Quaker Man is one of the oldest advertising mascots in America.  He was registered by the Quaker Oats company as the first trademark for a breakfast cereal in 1877.