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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Weather ~ Buck ~ Three's A Crowd Game Show ~ Picture of the Day ~ CPR ~ Mini Quiches ~ Social Media Day


Good 48º sunny morning.
Can you believe it, June is over already!
A few cirrus clouds yesterday and some breeze.....

Then by noon the clouds got heavier. Blocking the sun we were at 75º.

We topped at 82º. 
I looked out back and there was a young buck munching on the cracked corn I put out for the birds... what a handsome boy!
Yesterday I found a DVD. In 1979 Jerry and I were on the TV game show, Three's A Crowd. It involved a husband, his wife, and his secretary. As far as us, Jerry worked at Temple Sheriff's Station (Deputy) and the secretary, Beverly Petty, was a station secretary.
I copied these photos off the DVD......

When the announcer introduced everyone he said like, "Jerry Maxwell, a Deputy Sheriff", and when he introduced me he said, "Sue Maxwell, a bank teller who likes camping and shooting and shooting and camping." !! LOL I guess that was Jerry telling him!
Picture of the Day...

Interesting about CPR........Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 

It was not until the middle of the 20th century that the wider medical community started to recognize and promote artificial ventilation in the form of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation combined with chest compressions as a key part of resuscitation following cardiac arrest. The combination was first seen in a 1962 training video called "The Pulse of Life" created by James Jude, Guy Knickerbocker and Peter Safar. Jude and Knickerbocker, along with William Kouwenhoven and Joseph S. Redding had recently discovered the method of external chest compressions, whereas Safar had worked with Redding and James Elam to prove the effectiveness of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. It was at Johns Hopkins University where the technique of CPR was originally developed. The first effort at testing the technique was performed on a dog; soon afterward, the technique was used to save the life of a child. Their combined findings were presented at the annual Maryland Medical Society meeting on September 16, 1960 in Ocean City, and gained widespread acceptance over the following decade, helped by the video and speaking tour they undertook. Peter Safar wrote the book ABC of Resuscitation in 1957. In the U.S., it was first promoted as a technique for the public to learn in the 1970s.
More Info:
You can skip the mouth-to-mouth breathing and just press on the chest to save a life.

In a major change, the American Heart Association said Monday that hands-only CPR — rapid, deep presses on the victim’s chest until help arrives — works just as well as standard CPR for sudden cardiac arrest in adults.
Experts hope bystanders will now be more willing to jump in and help if they see someone suddenly collapse. Hands-only CPR is simpler and easier to remember and removes a big barrier for people skittish about the mouth-to-mouth breathing.
“You only have to do two things. Call 911 and push hard and fast on the middle of the person’s chest,” said Dr. Michael Sayre, an emergency medicine professor at Ohio State University who headed the committee that made the recommendation.
Hands-only CPR calls for uninterrupted chest presses — 100 a minute — until paramedics take over or an automated external defibrillator is available to restore a normal heart rhythm.
** Have you ever performed CPR? I have. I was over at the coast visiting my pals Patty and Cliff and her brother and a couple of his friends. In the middle of the night Patty woke me up and said her brother, Hank, was not breathing. I told her to call 911 and I went out to the trailer they were staying in and started the CPR. After the paramedics arrived they said the mouth to mouth was not necessary anymore. At least it wasn't a stranger I did the CPR on. They had him on life support but sadly he passed away. Hank was a great guy. 


Mini Quiches.... from Clare
These mini quiches are so quick and easy. They are great for entertaining, for kids' parties and as a snack and also great for school lunch boxes and can be whipped up in no time! If you don't have puff pastry I have made these without and they still come out really good. Makes 24.


  • 3 eggs
  • 4 slices of cooked bacon, diced
  • 1 small onion or 1/2 large, diced (you can use red onion for extra color)
  • 2 tablespoons of Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3 to 4 pre-made puff pastry sheets
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • dash of double cream, optional
  • sprinkle of fresh or dried parsley, optional
  • Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat your oven to 350º.
    2. Lightly grease 2 muffin tins with butter.
    3. In a bowl, mix the eggs, bacon, onion, cheese, salt & pepper with a fork until all mixed together well.
    4. Using a glass or pastry cutter, cut circles out of the puff pastry and place into the greased muffin cups. Spoon the mixture into the pastry. Bake in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Historically this date........

1864 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln grants Yosemite Valley to California for "public use, resort and recreation".

1882 – Charles J. Guiteau is hanged in Washington, D.C. for the assassination of U.S. President James Garfield.

1953 – The first Chevrolet Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.

1971 – Ohio ratifies the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, reducing the voting age to 18, thereby putting the amendment into effect

An births this date include.....
1917 – Susan Hayward, American actress (d. 1975)

1917 – Lena Horne, American singer and actress (d. 2010)

1959 – Vincent D'Onofrio, American actor

1966 – Mike Tyson, American boxer


1985 – Michael Phelps, American swimmer

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

Social Media Day is observed annually on June 30th.  In its short life, social media has redefined how people interact, communicate, and share with family, friends, and the world.
With the launch of Friendster in 2002 and MySpace in 2003, social media became mainstream. Then 2004 brought the founding of the king of social media, Facebook. Twitter encouraged us to be succinct by posting our thoughts with fewer than 140 characters. When we express ourselves better through imagery, Instagram, and Flickr offer all the sharing we can handle.  And speaking of video, YouTube is the social place for everything from how-to to pop culture to what not to do with your fireworks on the 4th of July.
Social media makes it possible to stay connected and informed about those important people in our lives. Reconnecting with classmates, past work associates, and more is also a valuable part of social media.  It has also made it possible to connect with ancestors and find relatives you never even knew existed. Yes, the family tree has become a social media platform as well.,, and many others all supply a social platform where distant family members potentially meet and build their family trees.  
The internet has long loved food, and social media is no different. Pinterest, Tumblr, and WordPress sharing and socialize about the latest food trends accessible and exciting.  This may be the most addicting part of social media.  One moment a picture of a decadent, perfectly golden roast duck comes across your news feed.  In an instant, the complete video detailing how to execute this delicacy in 17 easy steps is provided for you.  One tweet later and you are off to the butcher.  In a Snapchat -Instagram -Tumblr hour, you destroy your kitchen and end up with a Pinterest board titled “They Lied.”
Post something on your favorite social media platform.  Find a social media meetup in your area.  Use #SocialMediaDay when posting to remind others of this day.
Social Media Day was founded in 2010 by Mashable.  

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ #8 & #9 Dirtiest Cities in USA ~ Quick and Easy 5 Ingredient Posole ~ David Smail ~ National Camera Day

Good 46º scattered clouds morning. 

Yesterday was nice. We started in the 40ºs, clear and sunny, and ended up at 83º. Clouds came in later in the afternoon.

Happy Dude laying in the grass watching the gate ... his favorite place other than my bed!

No wind yesterday, for a change.... 

My grapevines are really going to town. Grapes soon....

Picture of the Day ... Lawnmower! Obviously a motorcycle aficionado!

Interesting about the 8th and 9th dirtiest cities in the USA....

The residents of Denver pride themselves on their healthy, active, outdoor lifestyles. But all that physical activity might be wasted when you stop to consider the sub-standard air quality.
The eighth dirtiest city has a disproportionately high amount of particulate air pollution, fondly known as smog. The EPA blames a host of factors on the crappy air quality, including industrial facilities, electric utilities, and vehicle exhaust.

If you left your heart in San Francisco, you may have left some other litter as well. That’s why it’s the ninth most filthy city in America.

There are beautiful, picturesque areas of San Fran and then there’s the rest of the city, which has a decently high homeless population. People living on the street don’t necessarily have access to public bathroom facilities. They are often forced to take care of business out in the open, which doesn’t help the filth factor.
A few years ago, the sheer amount of human waste on the escalator of the BART station was enough to shut it down until a HAZMAT team could come take care of the problem. You can imagine the smell of that — and the worst part is, it’s not uncommon.

Quick and Easy 5 Ingredient Posole
Serves 6

  • 1 lb ground beef, (or pork, turkey, chicken, or meatless option!)
  • 2 Tbsp. taco seasoning, (garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne)
  • 2 15-oz cans white hominy, drained
  • 3 15-oz cans tomatoes, (a mix between fire roasted diced tomatoes with garlic and crushed tomatoes)
  • 1 15-oz can black beans
  • Salt & pepper
  • Toppings: shredded cheese, lime wedges, fresh cilantro, sour cream, tortilla chips, etc.
    1. In a large pot over medium heat, brown and crumble your ground meat until it is cooked through and no longer pink. Drain any excess fat in the bottom of the pan.
    2. Season the meat with salt, pepper, and taco seasoning, (equal parts garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, and paprika). You can add a pinch of cayenne if you want it spicier.
    3. Add the 6 cans to the pot and stir, bringing to a boil over higher heat.
    4. Allow the soup to cook, gently simmering, for at least 10 minutes to let the flavors combine.
  1. Top with all your favorite fixin's: shredded cheese, fresh lime juice, fresh cilantro, sour cream, crumbled tortilla chips, etc.
Pozole (Nahuatl languagespozolli Spanish pronunciation: [po'sole]pozole), which means "hominy", is a traditional soup or stew from Mexican Cuisine. It is made from hominy, with meat (typically pork), and can be seasoned and garnished with shredded lettuce or cabbage, chile peppersoniongarlic, radishes, avocado, salsa or limes. Pozole is typically served on New Year's Eve to celebrate the new year.

It is a typical dish in various states such as NayaritSinaloaMichoacánGuerreroZacatecasJalisco, and Morelos. Pozole is served in Mexican restaurants worldwide and is also popular in New Mexico where it was a common dish among the Pueblo Indians residing along the Rio Grande River in New Mexico.
Pozole is frequently served as a celebratory dish throughout Mexico and in Mexican communities outside Mexico. Common occasions include Mexico Independence Day, birthdays, Christmas and other holidays.

Special birthday today.... one of "our sons" ... and retired LASD, David Smail is celebrating today. He was an Explorer Scout at Temple, worked at the coroner's office before becoming a Deputy. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID!

                            ^1980... David with my Kristen and Brian

Historically this date.....
1974 – Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with Bolshoi Ballet.

1995 – The Sampoong Department Store collapses in the Seocho-gu district of Seoul,South Korea, killing 501 and injuring 937.

2006 – Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.

2007 – Apple Inc. releases its first mobile phone, the iPhone.

2012 – A derecho (wind storm!) strikes the eastern United States, leaving at least 22 people dead and millions without power.

And births this date..
1919 – Slim Pickens, American actor (d. 1983)

1944 – Gary Busey, American actor  (creepy!!!)

1962 – George D. Zamka, American colonel, pilot, and

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

National Camera Day is observed each year on June 29th.  This day commemorates photographs, the camera, and their invention.  A camera is an irreplaceable tool used to record and replicate memories, events, and people/places.  Before the invention of the camera, the only resource to document a vision was a painting.  There are very few who can perfectly capture the image of a person or a place in a drawing. The power of a camera provided many with a simple, inexpensive and fast solution.
George Eastman, also known as “The Father of Photography,” brought the camera to the masses.  While he did not invent the camera, he did invent many additions that improved the use, ease, and production of the camera, making it widely available to homes around the world.
The original camera was large and bulky but has now evolved into something that can be as small as a pen.  Cameras have many features and variations, making them appealing to men and women of all ages for personal and professional use.
To celebrate National Camera Day, snap a picture of something or someone you enjoy and cherish the memory.