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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Fog ~ Mike ~ Picture of the Day ~ Ligers & Tigons ~ Mexican Style Corn on the Cob ~ Frank & Cindy Mize ~ National Corn Chip Day

Good 38ยบ SUPER foggy cant'see the mountain or my gate morning.

Same thing in downtown Grants Pass...............

And here is the I-5 in Medford at Barnett Road...

Yesterday Mike came over to see what he can do to fix the water problem in the barn. He brought with him 1000 pounds of rock. Then he took a shovel and went behind the barn and started digging a trench. After he got the trench dug out he added in half of the rocks. Then he went to Ace and got the drain pipe to put in the trench. He will do that today. 

Picture of the Day .... we grew up fast!

The liger is the largest extant feline. It's a hybrid cross between a male lion and female tiger. As the two species don't naturally share the same habitat, ligers only occur in captivity.
Ligers will grow larger than either parent species, unlike the tigon, a cross between a male tiger and a female lion. They have traits from both parents. They enjoy swimming like tigers and are very sociable like lions. They have a faint tiger-like pattern upon a lion-like tawny background.

Male ligers reach a length of 3 - 3.6 meters (9-11 feet); larger than the biggest tiger species: the Siberian tiger, which is larger than any lion species. The liger, Hercules, is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, as the largest living cat on Earth. weighing it at 922 lb. Even at that weight, he isn't considered to be obese. He is healthy and is expected to live a long life. Ligers have lived into their 20's.
Unlike many hybrid species, ligers and other big cat hybrids have proven fertile. In September 2012 a cub named Kiara, was born of a liger mother and lion father at the Russian Novosibirsk Zoo.
Tigons, hybrids of a male tiger and and female lion, may grow as big as their parents. 

However, they will not grow larger than their parents because of the growth-inhibitory gene received from their lioness mother. Like a male liger, a male tigon might grow a mane. However, the liger's or tigon's mane will be lighter and less noticeable than a pure bred lion's mane.

Mexican Style Corn on the Cob

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
6 T. mayonnaise
6 hot cooked ears corn on the cob
1/4 t. chili powder
Sprinkle cheese onto a large plate.
Spread corn with mayo, roll in cheese until evenly coated.
Sprinkle with chili powder.
Grilled style.......
Soak corn in husks in enough water to completely cover corn for at least 2 hours. Drain. Grill over hot coals 20 minutes or so. Remove husks and silk and continue as above.

Today is the 42nd wedding anniversary of my super neighbors Frank & Cindy Mize. Unfortunately Cindy is very ill at the present time. Please send prayers for Cindy and the family. Here is their wedding picture. Love you guys!!!! 

Historically this date...
1916 – World War IParis is first bombed by German zeppelins.

1936 – The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.

1963 – The first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced.

1979 – Brenda Spencer kills two people and wounds eight at the Grover Cleveland Elementary School shootings.
WOW.... whack job! And only 17 years old at the time. Of course it hasn't gotten better since then with all the school age kids shooting students and teachers. An epidemic! Click on her name and read about the horrible life she had.

And births this date include.....
1913 – Victor Mature, American actor (d. 1999)
... and as my high school pal Adelle (Easton) related to me her dad was an officer on a Coast Guard ship and Mature was one of his underlings. When he had given Mature an order and someone said, "Don't you know who that is??? It's Victor Mature!" Del's dad remarked, "Mature, manure, I don't care what his name is!"

1918 – John Forsythe, American actor (d. 2010)

1942 – Claudine Longet, French singer and dancer
    no recent photos of this beauty... she must be shy...

1944 – Katharine Ross, American actress
Busy gal, 5 husbands!

1945 – Tom Selleck, American actor, screenwriter and film producer
.... interesting read.... my sister knew his family. They had a place at Tahoe and she said they were the NICEST family!

1960 – Greg Louganis, American diver

1970 – Paul Ryan, American politician

Later it was chair, wine, cat on my lap, and TV. 

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

January 29th is a great day to enjoy a corn chip topped with salsa or a little cheese.  It is National Corn Chip Day.
The corn chip or friotes are not to be confused with the tortilla chip. Both are made from cornmeal which is baked or fried in oil.
Differing steps for processing the corn separate the tortilla from the corn chip. The corn for a tortilla chip is soaked in a lime-water solution that breaks down the hulls. This process creates a crisper, milder chip. A corn chip is sturdier with a stronger corn flavor. Both were popular snacks originating in Mexico.
There are two men credited with patenting and marketing the corn chip in the United States. First, Isador J. Filler often ate a tostada (a hard corn tortilla with toppings) while traveling in San Antonio, Texas as a salesman. He struck on the idea of making them in rectangles and marketing them as a chip. In 1932 he patented his concept.
Around the same time, Elmer Doolin was also traveling in San Antonio and was enjoying friotes. According to the story, he paid $100 for the recipe. Experimenting in his home until he created the ideal chip, Doolin then started selling them from the back of his Model T Ford. When he began mass producing them under the name of Frito Corn Chips, they were a hit.
In 1945, Doolin came to an agreement with Herman Lay (of potato chip fame) to distribute Doolin’s Fritos across the country. The two companies merged in 1959 after Doolin’s death.