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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Throw Back Thursday ~ Picture of the Day ~ 10-31 ~ First Car AC ~  Portobello "Steak" Sandwich ~ Kristen Follen ~ Isabella Bowler ~ Halloween

Good 23º clear sky morning. Yesterday we topped at 71º! 

Happy Throw Back Thursday........... Halloween 2000...Alex Kristen and Jack....

Happy Halloween

Picture of the Day....

10-31 radio code for 'request unit and frequency'

Today, few people would consider buying a car that’s not equipped with air conditioning. It’s seen as a necessity, not a luxury. That wasn’t always the case, though. The 1940 Packard was the first car to offer factory-installed air-conditioning. Cadillac and Chrysler followed suit in 1941 with similar A/C systems. But these setups were primitive and expensive, and they didn’t really catch on. Luxury car buyers quickly came to see A/C as a highly desirable feature, and by 1969, more than half of all new cars sold were equipped with A/C.

From Mr. Food...
This jumbo-sized vegetarian's dream Portobello "Steak" Sandwich starts with the hearty "beefed up" taste and texture of popular Portobello mushrooms. Whether you serve it on a weeknight, or for a special-occasion, they'll love this flavorful sandwich!

  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter
  • 3 onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 pounds Portobello mushrooms, stems on, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices (5 to 6 mushrooms)
  • 1/4 cup bottled steak sauce
  • 1 loaf French bread, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 (8-ounce) package sliced provolone cheese

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter. Saute onions 8 to 10 minutes, or until they begin to turn golden. Remove to a bowl.
  2. Add mushrooms to skillet, reduce heat to medium, and cook 3 to 5 minutes or until softened, turning once. Return onions to skillet, add steak sauce, and stir.
  3. Preheat oven to broil. Divide mushroom mixture evenly over bread halves, top with cheese, and place on baking sheet. 
  4. Broil 4 to 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and top is golden. Use a serrated knife to cut diagonally into 6 equal servings and serve immediately.

Super special birthday today, my Kristen is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOOTIE! Love and hugs  ♥♥♥♥♥

 Today is also my friend John (LASD ret) and Trish Bowler's grandaughter's 7th birthday. Happy Birthday Isabella!

Historically this date....
1864 – Nevada is admitted as the 36th U.S. state.

1913 – Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across United States.

1941 – After 14 years of work, Mount Rushmore is completed.

1984 – Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by two security guards.Riots soon break out in New Delhi and nearly 10,000 Sikhs are killed.

And births this date include...
1860 – Juliette Low, American founder of the Girl Scouts (d. 1927) (How about that Kristen!!! And you were a GS Leader!)

1912 – Dale Evans, American singer and actress (d. 2001)
... I wanted to be her when I was small!

1922 – Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress (d. 2005)
.... "Miss Ellie" !

1927 – Lee Grant, American actress

1936 – Michael Landon, American actor (d. 1991)
I had a cowboy hat he wore in Bonanza as Little Joe Cartwright and had his autograph in it. My pal Jeannie was a HUGE Landon fan so I gave her the hat!

1943 – Brian Piccolo, American football player (d. 1970)

1947 – Frank Shorter, American runner

1950 – John Candy, Canadian comedian and actor (d. 1994)
He was sure a funny guy. Loved him in Uncle Buck!

1963 – Dermot Mulroney, American actor

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

On October 31st, Halloween brings out the ghouls and goblins, creatures, and strange folk. They come creeping about the neighborhood seeking favors over trickery.
People of all ages look forward to Halloween traditions. While dressing up and baking, we carve up glowing pumpkins. Children breathing life into storybook characters, practicing their trick or treat. In twos and threes, they traipse through the neighborhood, collecting their bounty in pillow sacks. A ghost, a pirate, a robot or Dorothy, and Toto. No matter their age, they come to the door. They knock or ring. Here and there, a screech or a boo!
The crisp air and autumn colors set the mood. Seasonings fill our senses with a taste of autumn. We set forth on an adventure and finish with a warm apple cider around a flickering fire.


Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related “guising”). While many attend costume parties, bob for apples, and light bonfires, others look forward to counting trick or treaters. Houses are decorated with sprays of fall leaves, scarecrows, and pumpkins carved into jack-o-lanterns. Attractions include visiting a haunted house, playing pranks, telling scary stories and watching horror films.
However, trick or treating has also changed. In the United States, some organizations around the country offer trick or treat events for children to come dressed up and collect candy in a safe environment.They may also offer Halloween parties for children to attend, too.
In many parts of the world, the Christian religious observances of All Hallows’ Eve, including attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead, remains popular. Although, in other locations, these solemn customs are less pronounced in favor of a more commercialized and secularized celebration.
Because many Western Christian denominations encourage, although no longer require, abstinence from meat on All Hallows’ Eve, the tradition of eating certain vegetarian foods for this vigil day developed, including the consumption of apples, colcannon, cider, potato pancakes, and soul cakes.


The observance dates back to an ancient pagan harvest festival marking the end of summer and beckoning the beginning of winter. Seasons overlapped during Samhain (pronounced sah-win), and revelers believed the worlds of the living and the dead crossed. To interact with the spirits, the living would wear costumes and light, bright bonfires to help protect them.
Similar celebrations honoring the dead took place in Roman traditions, which were gradually blended and soon replaced the Celtic ceremonies.  However, All Martyrs Day established by Pope Boniface IV in 609 A.D. was eventually moved by Pope Gregory III to November 1. Later, it became known as All Saint’s Day. The eve of this celebration became known as All Hallows Eve or Halloween.
Through the Colonial era in America, Halloween celebrations were considered taboo due to religious beliefs. By the Victorian era, though, Haloween traditions featured fall festivals, parties, and foods involving communities and neighborhoods.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Cold ~ Dominic ~ 10-30 ~ Picture of the Day ~ Cashmere ~ Ham & Cheese Sticky Buns ~ National Candy Corn Day

Good 23º clear sky morning.

Yesterday started off in that 23º temperature. Sun came out and we finally warmed to 65º.

My friends Pat and Alice Reardon, who live in Idaho, and it's been in the teens (16º!) there and their cat Dominic gets comfy and warm laying on the heat vent!

Our dog Yukon used to do that too!

10-30 is a radio code for 'transmission does not conform to regulations'.
LOL, that is what Jerry called his bff/radio car partner, Steve Voors. His nickname was 10-30 Dude!!!

Picture of the Day... hmmmmmmm.......

Interesting about Cashmere....
This sought-after fabric has become synonymous with luxury; the soft, insulating material is one of the most valuable natural products used in the fashion industry today. Cashmere is made from the soft fleecy under layer of a goat’s coat. There is a breed of Cashmere goats which the soft fibers often come from, but it can actually be taken from any herd as long as the hairs are fine enough to make the cut. The name Cashmere is derived from the location Kashmir, where the fiber was originally produced as far back as the 13th century.

From Mr. Food....

These Ham and Cheese Sticky Buns bake up in your muffin tin and make for a slightly sticky and very yummy snack, or serve yourself a few and you've got an easy lunch you can take on the go! How could you go wrong with a recipe like this?


  • 1 (8-ounce) package refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1/2 cup finely diced ham
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. On a flat surface, unroll crescent roll dough and pinch seams together. Evenly spread mustard on dough. Sprinkle ham, onion, cheese, and 1 tablespoon brown sugar over mustard.
  3. Starting at the long side, roll up tightly, making sure seams are pinched together. With a serrated knife, cut into 12 slices and place each into a muffin cup cut side down. Sprinkle evenly with remaining brown sugar.
  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool 5 minutes, then remove from muffin tin and serve warm.
I would think you could even use cooked chopped bacon instead of the ham....

Historically this date......
1938 – Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, causing anxiety in some of the audience in the United States.

1965 – Vietnam War: Just miles from Da NangUnited States Marines repel an intense attack by wave after wave of Viet Cong forces, killing 56 guerrillas. Among the dead, a sketch of Marine positions is found on the body of a 13-year-old Vietnamese boy who sold drinks to the Marines the day before.

1985 – Space Shuttle Challenger lifts off for mission STS-61-A, its final successful mission.

And births this date include...

1893 – Charles Atlas, Italian-born bodybuilder (d. 1972)
Charles in his youth and at 79 years old.

1945 – Henry Winkler, American actor

1946 – Robert L. Gibson, American astronaut

1951 – Harry Hamlin, American actor

I'm ready for tomorrow.... my coffee/tea mug!

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

On October 30th, the country celebrates its favorite vegetable with National Candy Corn Day.
In the late 1800s, George Renninger of Wunderle Candy Company created candy corn. His sweet treat represented the bright colors of corn kernels. Originally, candy corn was yellow, orange and white. However, it wasn’t until1889 that the Goelitz Candy Company made the candy popular. Later, other candy makers developed a variety of popular colors and flavors as well. 
The original confection was made by hand using corn syrup, sugar, water, marshmallows, fondant and carnauba wax (a wax made from the leaves of a palm tree). However, modern candy makers produce the treat using machines while using the original ingredients.
These days, numerous recipes create the candy corn flavors in cakes, cookies, beverages, and more.


Candy corn inspires desserts, too. Add the candy to popcorn for a spooktacular treat. Another delicious way to celebrate the day would be to layer gelatin, pudding or cakes with white, yellow and orange colors and flavors. Salty and sweet always pair well together, too. Add pretzels, candy corn, and nuts to a snack mix.
Try this terrific candy corn cookie recipe.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Frozen ~ Sun ~ 10-29 ~ Picture of the Day ~ Tree Frogs ~ Meatball Sub Casserole ~ National Cat Day

Good frozen 23º again morning. 

Yesterday the over the top freezing 23º finely started to warm up after the sun came over the mountain. By 10am we were heated to 35º. We topped for the day at 67º.

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

Picture of the Day

Interesting about Tree Frogs......

Tree frogs are a diverse family of amphibians that includes over 800 species. Not all tree frogs live in trees. Rather, the feature that unites them has to do with their feet—the last bone in their toes (called the terminal phalanx) is shaped like a claw. Tree frogs also have toe pads to help them climb and many have extra skeletal structures in their toes. Tree frogs have large, round toe pads that have suction cups like lizards, to help them cling to branches or to wet and smooth surfaces. Tree frogs can be a variety of colors, but most of the species found in the United States are green, gray, or brown. Some of them, like the squirrel tree frog (Hyla squirella), are chameleon-like in their ability to change color.

A tree frog is any species of frog that spends a major portion of its lifespan in trees, known as an arboreal state. Several lineages of frogs among the 'Neobatrachia' have given rise to tree frogs, although they are not closely related to each other.  
As the name implies, these frogs are typically found in trees or other high-growing vegetation. They do not normally descend to the ground, except to mate and spawn, though some build foam nests on leaves and rarely leave the trees at all as adults.
Although tree frogs can grow to be a range of sizes, most arboreal species are very small because they rely on leaves and slender branches to hold their weight. At 4 to 5.5 inches  long, the white-lipped tree frog (Litoria infrafrenata) from Australia and Oceania is the largest tree frog in the world. The largest tree frog in the United States is the non-native Cuban tree frog, which reaches 1.5 to 5 inches in length. The world’s smallest tree frogs are less than an inch long!

Tree frogs are found on every continent except Antarctica, but they’re most diverse in the tropics of the western hemisphere. About 30 species live in the United States, and over 600 can be found in South and Central America. Not surprisingly, lots of tree frogs are arboreal, meaning they live in trees. Special adaptations like toe pads and long legs aid them in climbing and jumping. Non-arboreal tree frogs find habitats in lakes and ponds or among moist ground cover.
Tree frogs are consumed by many different carnivorous animals. Mammalsreptilesbirds, and fish all eat tree frogs. Many of the frogs rely on camouflage to protect themselves from predators, and the more arboreal species escape ground-dwelling predaors by hiding in trees.

Read this about Texas Toast before reading the recipe...
Mr. Food's Meatball Sub Casserole...

Get the gang rushing to the dinner table with a casserole they're going to love. Our Meatball Sub Casserole is delicious and hearty, making it perfect for families with big appetites. (It's also great for game day get-togethers!)


  • 1 (11.25-ounce) package Texas toast
  • 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 (20-ounce) package cooked frozen meatballs, thawed
  • 1 (26-ounce) jar pasta sauce
  • Parmesan cheese for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 425º. Arrange bread slices in a single layer in an ungreased 9- x 13-inch baking dish.
  2. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until toasted. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together meatballs and sauce. Spoon over toast. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  4. Bake uncovered 25 to 30 minutes, or until heated through. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.

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

When I was watching my Patriots play the Cleveland Browns on Sunday there were two Browns players who needed to stand by each other with their backs to a camera... one's name was Chubb and the other's was Guy! LOL.

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

National Cat Day on October 29th is the purrfect day to give extra attention to your feline friends. 
Cats make excellent companions. They rarely miss you, but when they do, you sure know it. Awareness days such as this one urge pet lovers to adopt from a local shelter. The day also reminds us that neutering and spaying our furry companions helps reduce the abandoned population.
Shelters are full of cats and kittens in need of forever homes. These feline fur babies come with as many personalities as they do colors and coats. They curl into our hearts and will just as quickly remind us they decide who they love. Whether they were born in the shelter, surrendered or abandoned, 3.4 million find their way to a shelter.
When considering the adoption of a furbaby, take your time. Each shelter animal will touch your heart, so be sure to find a life-long love.
  • Consider your lifestyle. Will you have time for an active kitten or will an adult cat be more to your pace?
  • Make multiple visits before making a choice. Sometimes, the purrfect cat will choose you.
  • Spend one-on-one time with the cat so you have some bonding meowments and her true personality comes through.
  • Do other members of your fur family need to be considered? If so, be sure to introduce them to be sure their personalities mesh.
  • When you bring your new family member home, have a space ready for him to decompress and adjust to his new abode. Don’t be surprised if he hides at first. This is normal cat behavior.


Pay particular attention to your cat today.  Adopt a new cat. 


This day 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. 
My Bruiser.......