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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Rain ~ Picture of the Day ~ Self-Service Gas Pumping Ban ~ Roasted Party Potatoes ~ LASD Ret. Reunion ~ National Beer Day

Good 49º cloudy morning.
Yesterday I got out and errands run before any rain showed up. We had on and off sprinkles after that. About midnight I heard it POURING. Thought for sure we'd get a lot of rain, but after checking my rain gauge this morning, we only got 1/4". Here is the latest prediction from the national weather service:

Atmospheric River Brings Heavy Rain to Southern Oregon and Northern California

An atmospheric river will move across southern Oregon and northern California through Monday, bringing heavy rain. This will create rapid rises in rivers, streams, and creeks. It could also cause a few debris flows. If you come across a flooded roadway, a debris flow, or a landslide, find an alternate route. Turn around, don't drown
Picture of the Day ... natural rock formation - Fish Rock
Interesting about New Jersey and Oregon's gas stations....

It is believed that since the 1970s self service gas stations have grown in popularity. However, there has been a ban on gas pumping in New Jersey since a law was enacted in 1949, and a ban in the state of Oregon has existed since its law of 1951. Each statute (law) has stood up to several legal challenges in these two states. So, they continue to be the two states with a ban on self service gas pumping at stations.

Originally, because of the fire hazards directly associated with dispensing fuel, New Jersey and Oregon state legislatures decided that it was in the public interest that gasoline station operators have the control needed over the gas pumping activity to ensure compliance with all appropriate safety procedures. So, this is still the law.
Now, thanks to advances in both automobile and gas pump technology, many people in both of these states think that its time for the ban on self pumping to be lifted. But, the states of New Jersey and Oregon seem to like doing things their old way; and, they still have not made any change to the law although it is 2019.

**Personally, I enjoy just sitting in my car and having someone else pump the gas and wash the windows! 

A great potato side dish from Mr. Food....

A little seasoning and a little crunch goes a long way to making these Roasted Party Potatoes taste,! In fact, we think one bite of these roasted potatoes is enough to make them the talk of the party. 
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 pounds red-skinned potatoes, washed and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup French-fried onions
  1. Preheat oven to 400º. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper; mix well.
  3. In a large bowl, toss potatoes with oil. Add spice mixture and toss until potatoes are well coated. Spread potatoes in a single layer on baking sheet.
  4. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until fork-tender, turning potatoes occasionally. Place potatoes in a serving bowl and toss with French-fried onions. Serve immediately.
Historically this date
1788 – American Pioneers to the Northwest Territory arrive at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers, establishing Marietta, Ohio, as the first permanent American settlement of the new United States in the Northwest Territory, and opening the westward expansion of the new country.

1798 – The Mississippi Territory is organized from disputed territory claimed by both the United States and Spain. It is expanded in 1804 and again in 1812.

1805 – Lewis and Clark Expedition: The Corps of Discovery breaks camp among the Mandan tribe and resumes its journey West along the Missouri River.

1827 – John Walker, an English chemist, sells the first friction match that he had invented the previous year.

1967 – Film critic Roger Ebert published his very first film review in the Chicago Sun-Times.

2003 – U.S. troops capture BaghdadSaddam Hussein's regime falls two days later.


And births this date include...
1928 – James Garner, American actor (d. 2014)

1933 – Wayne Rogers, American actor (d.2015)
1954 – Jackie Chan, Chinese actor, director, producer, and martial artist

1956 – Christopher Darden, American lawyer, writer, and lecturer, prosecutor in O. J. Simpson murder case
.... click his name, interesting read.

1964 – Russell Crowe, New Zealand-Australian actor
Today is the start of the LA Co Sheriff's Department Laughlin Reunion. Held at a great hotel!

I'm sad I can't go this year and see everyone.... dear friends of mine and friends of Jerry's. All are missed! I look forward to seeing the photos.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Beer Day is observed annually on April 7th.  Celebrate with a pint of pale ale, lager, stout, wheat beer or pale ale.
One of the world’s oldest prepared beverages, beer possibly dates back to 9500 BC when cereal was first farmed.  It is recorded in the written history of ancient Iraq and ancient Egypt.
Beer is the world’s most widely consumed alcoholic beverage.  Following water and tea, it is the third most popular drink overall.
Grab a beer and spend some time with friends.