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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Frozen! ~ Fielder Mountain Snow ~ Geese ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Cindy Mize Funeral ~ Picture of the Day ~ Melanin Pigment in Eyes ~ Lucky Chinese Noodles ~ Jennifer Murphy ~ National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

Good morning. OMGOSH, when I got up I thought it had snowed, but no, it's 23ยบ!!! EVERYTHING is frozen white!!!!! 
Yesterday when the sun came up more snow was visible on my mountain.....
The geese were hanging out on top of my barn....

Happy Throw Back Thursday........ 2006 grandson Jack, me, grandson Tucker, granddaughter Alex.......
Yesterday was neighbor Cindy's funeral. Good thing there were boxes of Kleenex in the chapel! Everyone was teary. All of her family and friends were there. Nice group of people. Sweet. Lots of hugs going around. Met one of her sisters, Penny, who is living in Texas now. Looked so much like Cindy. I'm sure Cindy made sure the sun was out yesterday. It was a beautiful day! After the service in Central Point there was a short graveside service at Rogue River's Historic Woodville Cemetary.  It was established in the late 1800's with the oldest grave dated at 1885.
Picture of the Day....

Interesting about eye color....

Melanin is the pigment that changes people's skin,hair and eye color. The more melanin present the darker the eyes will appear. So, obviously, people with brown eyes have more melanin and lighter shades(blue/green) have less.
Besides giving our eyes color, melanin helps protect them from the sun. While all eyes have sensitivity to the sun’s harmful rays, light eyes are much more sensitive to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays than darker eyes because they have less pigment.
Both urobilin and phytochrome are also types of pigment. Phytochrome is found in plants and urobilin is the pigment that turns your urine yellow. Melatonin isn't a pigment at all, its a hormone produced by the pineal gland that regulates sleep and wakefulness.
On a side note, eye color has been the source of superstition through the years. The mystically-inclined believe the eyes are the windows to the soul and eye color shows a person's talents. Some personality traits attributed to eye color are: Blue-eyed people have rich imaginations.Those with green eyes have sharp minds.Hazel eyes indicate passionate souls.People with brown eyes are calm but have underlying passion.

LUCKY Chinese Noodles

From Mr. Food....
In China, long noodles are eaten during the New Year to symbolize a wish for a long life. Whether or not you celebrate, we think everyone could agree on living a long, happy, and healthy life, which is why we've come up with our own way of making Lucky Chinese Noodles!

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 carrots, peeled, cut in half, and thinly sliced diagonally
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup sliced scallions


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook spaghetti to desired doneness; drain and set aside.
  2. Add oil to the pot and saute carrots and garlic over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, or until tender. Add remaining ingredients except spaghetti, and simmer 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through. Return spaghetti to the pot, gently toss until evenly coated, heat 1 to 2 more minutes or until hot, then serve. 
Today is a special birthday, Jennifer Murphy. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNIFER! Have a good celebration. We'll get together soon! Here she is with her Mike and her late love dog, Heaven.

Historically this date...........
1935 – The classic board game Monopoly is invented.
I have a few... original one from 1930's that was my family's with arrow... with the original game pieces made from metal and the hotels made from wood....

1962 – The United States bans all Cuban imports and exports.
.... sad for all the Cuban cigar smokers!

1964 – The Beatles first arrived in the United States. Their performance on The Ed Sullivan Show two days later would mark the beginning of the British Invasion.

1984 – Space Shuttle programSTS-41-B Mission – Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart make the first untethered space walk using the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU).

1995 – Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, is arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan.


And births this date include...
1804 – John Deere, American manufacturer (Deere & Company) (d. 1886)
This was Jerry's 1941 John Deere that my high school friend, Jon Harting, bought. Thanks Jon, for taking such good care of Jerry's pride and joy!'s a birth date for writers!
1812 – Charles Dickens, English novelist (d. 1870)
1867 – Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author (d. 1957)

1885 – Sinclair Lewis, American writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1951)

1908 – Buster Crabbe, American swimmer and actor (d. 1983)

1962 – Garth Brooks, American singer

1978 – Ashton Kutcher, American actor

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

Alfredo di Lelio, an Italian restaurateur, created  Fettuccine Alfredo in 1908.  After his wife had given birth to their first son that year, she did not have an appetite.  To help encourage her to eat, he created a dish of noodles, cheese and butter.   She liked the dish so much that she thought he should put it on the menu at his small restaurant in Rome.  Everyone around the world has been enjoying this dish ever since.  Today it is one of the most popular pasta dishes in America.
You can enjoy this delicious pasta at a favorite restaurant or try this delicious recipe at home: Primo Fettuccine Alfredo recipe.
We have learned the history of Fettuccine Alfredo. However, research has failed to find the creator of this day.

A special update from the Grandson of the founder of Fettuccine Alfredo
History of Alfredo Di Lelio, creator in 1908 of “Fettuccine All ‘Alfredo” (Fettuccine Alfredo), now served by his nephew Ines Di Lelio, at the restaurant “Il Vero Alfredo” – “Alfredo Di Roma” in Rome, Piazza Augusto Imperatore 30
With reference of your article (for which I thank you), I have the pleasure to tell you the history of my grandfather Alfredo Di Lelio, who is the creator of “Fettuccine all’Alfredo” (“Fettuccine Alfredo”) in 1908 in the “trattoria” run by his mother Angelina in Rome, Piazza Rosa (Piazza disappeared in 1910 following the construction of the Galleria Colonna / Sordi).
This “trattoria” of Piazza Rosa has become the “birthplace of fettuccine all’Alfredo”. More specifically, as is well known to many people who love the “fettuccine all’Alfredo”, this famous dish in the world was invented by Alfredo Di Lelio concerned about the lack of appetite of his wife Ines, who was pregnant with my father Armando (born February 26, 1908). Alfredo di Lelio opened his restaurant “Alfredo” in 1914 in Rome and in 1943, during the war, he sold the restaurant to others outside his family. In 1950 Alfredo Di Lelio decided to reopen with his son Armando his restaurant in Piazza Augusto Imperatore n.30 “Il Vero Alfredo” (“Alfredo di Roma”), whose fame in the world has been strengthened by his nephew Alfredo and that now managed by me, with the famous “gold cutlery” (fork and spoon gold) donated in 1927 by two well-known American actors Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks (in gratitude for the hospitality). See also the website of “Il Vero Alfredo”.(with news also about franchising). I celebrate every year (as this year) in my restaurant (founded by my grandfather Alfredo Di Lelio) the USA Holiday of. fettuccine all’Alfredo (February 7). I must clarify that other restaurants “Alfredo” in Rome do not belong to the family tradition of “Il Vero Alfredo – Alfredo di Roma”. I inform you that the restaurant “Il Vero Alfredo –Alfredo di Roma” is in the registry of “Historic Shops of Excellence” of the City of Rome Capitale.
Best regards Ines Di Lelio