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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Clouds/Temps/Predictions ~ Picture of the Day ~ Pentagon ~ Suzanne's Broccoli Cheese Casserole ~ Dinner/TV ~ Repeal of Prohibition Day

Good 33º dark cloudy morning.
Yesterday we got cloudy....

 By noon we were still at only 37º. We topped at 45º. 

Normally I have a cup of hot tea first thing in the morning, then a cup of coffee with breakfast. It was so cold I drank hot coffee and tea all day! This is that time of year that I put my clothes I am going to wear into the dryer, to warm them up prior to putting them on!
The predictions for this area today until Saturday........

Picture of the Day.....
How'd you like to work here at the Sphinx Observatory in Switzerland! No thank you!

Interesting about the Pentagon...
The picture is 'The Pentagon', headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, located in Arlington County, Virginia across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. Construction of the building commenced on September 11, 1941 and was completed on January, 15, 1943. In 2017 currency, the total cost of construction was $1.38 billion.
The Pentagon is the world's largest office building, with about 6,500,000 square feet (600,000 m2) of space, with more than half of that space used for offices. Working inside are approximately 23,000 military and civilian employees and about 3,000 non-defense suppport personnel work. The Pentagon has 5 sides, five floors above ground, 2 basement levels, and 5 ring corridors on each floor.

Sixty years to the day after construction began, on September 11, 2001, American Airlines Flight 77 was hijacked and flown into the western side of the building, killing 189 people- 59 victims on board the plane along with the 5 perpetrators and 125 victims in the building. It was the first significant attack on Washington's governmental facilities since the city was burned by the British during the War of 1812.

On 9-11 I was emailing with John Thurman (LASD ret. Capt) and he was waiting to hear from his son who was stationed at the Pentagon. Fortunately his son was OK. Read more here:

This recipe from pal Suzanne Santisteven (LASD ret and cat mom to Barney) about 23 years ago when we were doing a recipe swap.... I posted it last year, but it's good and some of you need to try it!
Broccoli Cheese Casserole
2 cans cream of celery soup
2 cups white or orange shredded Cheddar cheese
4 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup milk
4 T chopped onion
approximately 2 heads of fresh broccoli florets
Ritz crackers
4-5 pats butter
All all the ingredients except the broccoli to a saucepan and heat until cheese is melted. Arrange broccoli in an 11x14 baking dish and pour the cheese mixture over the broccoli. Top with crushed Ritz crackers and butter.
Bake 350º for 40 minutes
Historically this date.....
1848 – California Gold Rush: In a message before the U.S. Congress, US President James K. Polk confirms that large amounts of gold had been discovered in California.

1932 – German-born Swiss physicist Albert Einstein is granted an American visa.

1933 – Prohibition in the United States ends: Utah becomes the 36th U.S. state to ratify the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution, thus establishing the required 75% of states needed to enact the amendment (this overturned the 18th Amendment which had made the manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcohol illegal in the United States).

1979 – Sonia Johnson is formally excommunicated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for her outspoken criticism of the church concerning the proposedEqual Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

And births this date include....


1839 – George Armstrong Custer, American general (d. 1876)

1879 – Clyde Cessna, American airplane manufacturer (d. 1954)

1901 – Walt Disney, American animated film producer (d. 1966)

1932 – Little Richard, American singer and pianist
His life was crazy! Amazing he's still alive after all he's gone through, even being kicked out of the house by his dad at age 15. Quite a strange life!

Later dinner was Schwans Cod Nuggets, tartar sauce for dipping, roasted sweet potatoes, wine, and pecan pie for dessert. OINK!
Then it was chair, wine,

, and TV. So unhappy with the programs that are on now, so I watch a lot of the Family Feud and see if I can answer all the questions. Not easy, since the answers originally given by a bunch of dummies! LOL.

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

Repeal of Prohibition Day