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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Some Sunshine/Clouds ~  Brian ~ Dude ~ Dash ~ Spring Break in Hawaii ~ Golden Salmon Bake ~ Palm Sunday ~ National Dolphin Day

Good 46º foggy raining morning.
Yesterday was supposed to be sunny and in the 70ºs, but we stayed cloudy and only in the 60ºs. We topped at 69º. 

Yesterday Brian came over and weed-eated and mowed for me. THANK YOU BRI!!! ♥

After Brian had mowed, Dude was happy laying in the grass! Been awhile.

And speaking of Dude.... On this day in 2013 Dude came to live with me. He was 6 years old and born in 2007. That was the year Jerry died and I know Jerry is reincarnated in Dude, as Dude snores just like Jerry did!!!

Picture of the Day ... tree island!

The last week in March was "Spring Break" up here in 

Oregon. (Remember when it was the week before Easter and it was "Easter Vacation"!!) Anyway, Brian, Jen, Tucker, Sami, Jean, and my Kristen all went to Hawaii for a week. I babysat my granddog, Dash. Here are some pictures....
This is where Dash was happy pup every evening:

Their hotel camera:

Jen & Kristen,  Tucker & Brian,  Sami & Brian:

Brian and the kids are dive certified, so they went diving.....

When they came home, they brought Dash a Hawaiian shirt!

Here's a crowd-pleasing way to serve salmon!  Golden Salmon Bake is creamy, crunchy, and mouthwatering-good. It features a homemade, mayo-based dressing and a crunchy, butter cracker topping that's irresistible. Even picky eaters will be asking for seconds!


  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Italian dressing
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 pounds salmon fillets
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, dressing, mustard, and onion; mix well.
  3. In another small bowl, combine bread crumbs, butter, and paprika; mix well.
  4. Sprinkle salmon evenly with salt and pepper on both sides, and place in baking dish. Spread mayonnaise mixture over salmon, then sprinkle with bread crumb mixture.
  5. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden and fish flakes easily with a fork.

Historically this date.....
1846 – The Donner Party of pioneers departs Springfield, Illinois, for California, on what will become a year-long journey of hardship, cannibalism, and survival.

1860 – The first Pony Express rider reaches Sacramento, California.

1865 – U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and his family are attacked in his home by Lewis Powell.

1969 – At the U.S. Academy Awards there is a tie for the Academy Award for Best Actress between Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand.

And births this date includes.....
1925 – Rod Steiger, American actor (d. 2002)
I always thought he was beyond strange!

1930 – Bradford Dillman, American actor (d.2018)

1932 – Loretta Lynn, American country musician/singer

1936 – Frank Serpico, American policeman

1941 – Julie Christie, British actress

1941 – Pete Rose, American baseball player

1977 – Chandra Levy, American intern (d. 2001)

Today is Palm Sunday.... 

Palm Sunday is a Christian moveable feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in each of the four canonical Gospels.
In most liturgical churches Palm Sunday is celebrated by the blessing and distribution of palm branches or the branches of other native trees representing the palm branches the crowd scattered in front of Christ as he rode into Jerusalem. The difficulty of procuring palms in unfavorable climates led to their substitution with branches of native trees, including boxolivewillow, and yew. The Sunday was often named after these substitute trees, as in Yew Sunday, or by the general term Branch Sunday.

All I know. Nuff said. Have a nice Palm Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Each year on April 14th, people across the nation participate in National Dolphin Day.
Dolphins are cetacean mammals that are related to whales and porpoises.
Ranging is size from 4 ft to up to 30 feet; dolphins are among almost forty species in 17 genera.
Found worldwide, they prefer the shallower seas of the continental shelves.
As carnivores, their diet consists of mostly fish and squid.
  • Male dolphin – bull
  • Female dolphin – cow
  • Young dolphin – calf
  • Group of dolphins – school or pod
Dolphins are known to have acute eyesight both in and out of the water along with having a well-developed sense of touch, with free nerve endings densely packed in the skin.  They can hear frequencies ten times or more above the upper limit of what adult humans can and are capable of making a broad range of sounds using nasal air sacs located just below the blowhole.
Living in pods of up to a dozen dolphins, they are highly social animals. Pods do merge in areas where there is an abundance of food, forming superpods, which may exceed 1,000 dolphins. Dolphins can, and do, establish strong bonds within their pods and will stay with injured or ill individuals, even helping them to breathe by bringing them to the surface if needed.
You will see the dolphins frequently leaping above the water’s surface. They do this for various reasons; when traveling, jumping saves them energy as there is less friction while in the air, this is known as porpoising.  Some other explanations for leaping include orientation, social display, fighting, non-verbal communication, entertainment and attempting to dislodge parasites.
The United States National Marine Mammal Foundation conducted a study that revealed that dolphins, like humans, develop a natural form of type 2 diabetes which may lead to a better understanding of the disease and new treatments for both humans and dolphins.
National Dolphin Day is listed as part of the American Veterinary Medical Association Pet Health Awareness Events.