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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Rain ~ Picture of the Day ~ AM PM Meanings ~ Breakfast Casserole ~ Dan Patz ~ Cindy Mize Memorial ~ National Pizza Day

Good 36º super pouring rain morning. My road looks like a river!! Wind is blowing the rain all over my windows! 
Yesterday another one of those dark and gloomy days.......

We did warm to 49º.
Picture of the Day.... shared by Mark Moran (Jackson County FD ret)
Interesting about AM and PM......
The meaning of AM and PM when it comes to time I thought it meant PM = pre midnight and AM = after midnight

The 12-hour system divides the 24 hours of a day into two periods lasting 12 hours each. The first 12-hour period is designated as am. It runs from midnight to noon. The second period, marked pm, covers the 12 hours from noon to midnight.
The abbreviations am and pm derive from Latin:
  • AM = Ante meridiem: Before noon
  • PM = Post meridiem: After noon
Using numbers from 1 to 12, followed by am or pm, the 12-hour clock system identifies all 24 hours of the day. For example, 5 am is early in the morning, and 5 pm is late in the afternoon; 1 am is one hour after midnight, while 11 pm is one hour before midnight.
Ante meridiem is commonly denoted as AM, am, a.m., or A.M.; post meridiem is usually abbreviated PM, pm, p.m., or P.M. Like many other sources, uses am and pm, but the other variants are equally correct and widely used.

Where Is the 12-Hour Format Used?

Most countries around the world today use the 24-hour system. The 12-hour format, including am and pm, is officially used only in the United States, Canada (except Québec), Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines.

Why Does the Day Have 24 Hours?

The Egyptians are thought to be responsible for dividing the day into 24 equal parts. One account suggests that this custom evolved because the Egyptians commonly used the base 12, counting the 3 joints in their fingers, not including the thumb.

12-hour 24-hour
12:00 (midnight) 0:00 (beginning of the day)
12:01 am 0:01
1:00 am 1:00
2:00 am 2:00
3:00 am 3:00
4:00 am 4:00
5:00 am 5:00
6:00 am 6:00
7:00 am 7:00
8:00 am 8:00
9:00 am 9:00
10:00 am 10:00
11:00 am 11:00
12:00 (Noon) 12:00
12:01 pm 12:01
1:00 pm 13:00
2:00 pm 14:00
3:00 pm 15:00
4:00 pm 16:00
5:00 pm 17:00
6:00 pm 18:00
7:00 pm 19:00
8:00 pm 20:00
9:00 pm 21:00
10:00 pm 22:00
11:00 pm 23:00
12:00 pm 24:00 (end of the day)

Whether you've got company staying over, or you just had a long night, or you just want an easy breakfast recipe the next morning. Well, this is perfect to get the day started right! This has all the goodies like eggs, ham, cheese, and some sour cream to bring it all together! And, since this recipe uses refrigerated and freezer aisle shortcuts, it couldn't be easier--or tastier! For a smaller amount, just cut the recipe in half and use a 9x9 casserole dish. Or make the whole thing, divided into 2 9x9 casseroles and freeze one for another day.


  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (30-ounce) bag frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1/2 cups diced cooked ham
  • 1 (12-ounce) bag frozen chopped broccoli florets, thawed
  • 1 (8-ounce) block cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 375º.   Coat a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, sour cream, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Add potatoes, ham, broccoli, and cheese; mix until thoroughly combined.  Pour into baking dish.
  3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until the center is set. Cut into squares and serve piping hot.

Special birthday today, Dan Patz (LASD ret) is celebrating. He's had some health issues lately and prayers for his full recovery. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAN!!! xoxo (with his bride Judi)

Historically this date...
1825 – After no presidential candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the election of 1824, the United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams President of the United States.

1942 – Year-round Daylight saving time is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources.

1964 – The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers.

1971 – The Sylmar earthquake hits the San Fernando Valley area of California.
I certainly remember that. Just about tossed out of bed at 6am. Jumped up to see if Kristen was ok. Lay in bed with her to keep her calm. Brian due on the 22nd but after that quake he decided to make his appearance early on the 14th! Lucy, our collie, would stand up and look nervous just seconds before the next after shock hit.
1971 – Apollo programApollo 14 returns to Earth after the third manned moon landing.


And births this date include...
1901 – Brian Donlevy, American actor (d. 1972)
1909 – Dean Rusk, American colonel and politician, 54th United States Secretary of State (d. 1994)

1942 – Carole King, American singer

1943 – Joe Pesci, American actor

1945 – Mia Farrow, American actress
Very odd life of having and adopting children and the problems the children had. Strange woman! And a TYPICAL Hollyweirdo!

1963 – Travis Tritt, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Here is a memorial to my neighbor Cindy who passed away.... posted on her son's FB page....

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

National Pizza Day is observed annually on February 9th.  Whether it is thin crust, Chicago-style, deep dish or anything in between, pizza is an American favorite.
Here are some interesting facts about pizza:
  • Pepperoni is the most popular pizza at 36% of all pies ordered.
  • Over 3 billion pizzas are sold in the USA each year.  Add another 1 billion on frozen pizzas
  • 17% of all US Restaurants are pizzerias.
  •  Antica Pizzeria, the first Pizzeria, opened in Naples, Italy, in 1738.
  •  Gennaro Lombardi, the first Pizzeria in the United States, opened in 1895 in New York City.
  • Americans consume on average 23 pounds of pizza per person each year.
Throw a pizza party and give the following recipes a try: