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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Rain ~ Gloom ~ Picture of the Day ~ Baby Jessica ~ Garden Squares ~ Cyndi Moreno ~ Bake Cookies Day

Good 44º foggy cloudy raining morning. Rain started in the night and so far we've gottin 1/2" of the wet stuff.
Yesterday our weather stayed dark and cloudy all day. 
We warmed up to 48º.

Picture of the Day

Interesting about Baby Jessica....

"Baby Jessica," Jessica McClure Morales was born March 26, 1986, in the oil city of Midland, Texas. She was born to teenage parents, Reba "Cissy" McClure and Lewis "Chip" McClure.
She became famous in 1987, when, at 18 months old, she fell down a 22-foot well in her aunt's backyard. She remained trapped in the well for 58 hours, while America watched on CNN, before being rescued. How exactly she fell into the well remains unclear. According to her mother, the opening had been covered up by a heavy rock to prevent just such an accident. "I didn't know what to do," Cissy McClure later recalled. "I just ran in and called the police. They were there within three minutes, but it felt like a lifetime."
Finally, on the evening of October 16, 1987, she was lifted safely out of the well. The Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of her rescue, snapped by Scott Shaw, shows her cradled in the arms of a paramedic, her head wrapped in white gauze, her arms caked in dirt, her bleary eyes just barely open. Over the next few years, she underwent 15 surgeries to treat all of the complications from her three days trapped without food or water inside the well. She ultimately did regain full health. A missing small toe on her right foot and a prominent diagonal scar across her forehead are the only permanent physical signs of her ordeal. Paramedic Robert O' Donnell one of the first on site battled PTD as a result of the arduous rescue effort, committed suicide in 1995.
From Mr. Food.....
When you're in a hurry to make something garden-fresh, these are perfect! Just mix 'em and bake 'em to feed to your hungry crowd!

Garden Squares.... 
  • 1 cup biscuit baking mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups sliced zucchini (2 to 3 small zucchini)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F. 
  2. Place the biscuit baking mix in a large bowl, then mix in the remaining ingredients except the zucchini. 
  3. Fold in the zucchini, then distribute the mixture evenly in a 9" x 13" baking pan that has been coated with nonstick vegetable spray. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden. 
  4. Allow to cool slightly, then cut into squares and serve, or chill and rewarm just before serving.
Historically this date...
1916 – World War I: The Battle of Verdun ends when German forces under Chief of Staff Erich Von Falkenhayn are defeated by the French and British, and suffer 337,000 casualties. Unbelievable!

1932 – The Chicago Bears defeat the Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in the first ever NFL Championship Game. Because of a blizzard, the game is moved from Wrigley Field to the Chicago Stadium, the field measuring 80 yards (73 m) long.

1958 – Project SCORE, the world's first communications satellite, is launched.

1966 – Saturn's moon Epimetheus is discovered by Richard L. Walker.

And births this date include...
1878 – Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union (d. 1953)

1916 – Betty Grable, American actress (d. 1973)

Died of lung cancer at 56!

1932 – Roger Smith, American actor (d.2017)

1943 – Keith Richards, English guitarist (The Rolling Stones)

1946 – Steven Spielberg, American film director

1954 – Ray Liotta, American actor


1963 – Brad Pitt, American actor


1978 – Katie Holmes, American actress

1980 – Christina Aguilera, American singer
She can't even remember the words to our National Anthem!!!
I just received an email about Cyndi Moreno, wife of Pete Moreno (LASD ret), who passed away in her sleep on December 15th. She put together cruises for Deputies on the Go, several of which I went on. This is heartbreaking. Rest in peace lovely lady. 

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

Bake Cookies Day comes at an opportune time. It arrives amidst the major December holidays. It serves as a reminder to bake holiday cookies, if you haven't done so already.
People, young and old, celebrate this day by baking their favorite cookies. Make a party of it, and bake cookies in groups with family, friends, kids and grandkids. Don't stop at baking just one kind of cookies. Plan to bake a number of cookies. Try a new recipe, or two, or three, or....
If you bake more than you can eat, good for you! Wrap up gift trays filled with cookies for friends and neighbors. Most cookies freeze well, too.
Important Note: we are very surprised that Bake Cookies Day is not immediately followed by "Eat Cookies Day". We did not even find an Eat Cookies Day. So you can, and should, eat them everyday!.