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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Clouds/Temp ~ Picture of the Day ~ White House Fire ~ Sweet Cherry Thing ~ Tractor Dave ~ National Have A Coke Day

Good 42º clear sunny morning.
We got a few clouds yesterday. Haven't seen any in a few days.
And of course some contrails....

Our temperature hit mid 80ºs.
Picture of the Day....

Interesting about White House fire...
On August 24,1814, during the War of 1812, British troops entered Washington, D.C. and set fire to many public buildings including the White House, in revenge for the American burning of York (now Toronto) in 1813.
President Madison had fled to safety two days previously but his wife, Dolley, remained behind to gather important state papers. She managed to save what turned out to be a copy of a portrait of George Washington and a copy of the Declaration of Independence before fleeing and meeting her husband in Brookeville, Maryland.
A tornado and accompanying rain doused the flames and saved many of the public buildings from being completely ruined. The British retreated to their ships and departed after the twenty-six hour occupation of the capital.
After the fire, James Hoban, the original architect, was commissioned to lead the rebuilding of the White House. Only the exterior walls remained, and they had to be torn down and mostly reconstructed because of weakening from the fire and subsequent exposure to the elements, except for portions of the south wall.
In 1817, the building was completed and President James Monroe moved in.
At various times in history, the White House has been known as the “President’s Palace,” the “President’s House,” and the “Executive Mansion.”
President Theodore Roosevelt officially gave the White House its current name in 1901.

from Mr. Food
Make sure to leave room for this Sweet Cherry Thing! Your belly may be full but you won't want to miss out on this sweet, tart goodness.


  • 1/2 cups crushed pecan shortbread cookies
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 (21-ounce) cans cherry pie filling
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

  1. Preheat oven to 350º. 
  2. Combine crushed cookies and butter with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Press mixture into an ungreased 9- x 13-inch baking dish (see Note). Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.
  3. Meanwhile, stir together pie filling and almond and vanilla extracts in a large bowl; set aside.
  4. Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar at medium speed with an electric beater until creamy; fold in whipped topping. Spoon into cooled crust. Top with pie filling mixture, spreading evenly. Cover and chill at least 8 hours. Cut into squares to serve


  • After pouring the crumb mixture into the baking dish, place a large piece of plastic wrap over it, and press the crumbs into the dish. Remove the plastic wrap and your crust is evenly packed - no messy hands!

Historically this date.......
1886 – Pharmacist John Pemberton first sells a carbonated beverage named "Coca-Cola" as a patent medicine.

1976 – The roller coaster Revolution, the first steel coaster with a vertical loop, opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

1980 – The eradication of smallpox is endorsed by the World Health Organization.

1984 – Corporal Denis Lortie enters the Quebec National Assembly and opens fire, killing three and wounding 13. René Jalbertsergeant-at-arms of the assembly, succeeds in calming him, for which he will later receive the Cross of Valour.

....................if you can believe this: "Lortie was paroled in December 1995. He now lives in Quebec and works in construction."  Canadians are just as stupid as Americans when it comes to letting the bad guys go!


And births this date include...
1884 – Harry S. Truman, American politician, 33rd President of the United States (d. 1972)

 1913 – Bob Clampett, American animator (d. 1984)

1926 – Don Rickles, American comedian (d.2017)

1940 – Ricky Nelson, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor (d. 1985)
When working for UPS I delivered a package to his Mulholland Drive home. He drove out just as I arrived and waved to me. This was about 1980. His butler and one of his twin sons, Gunnar or Matthew (about 13 at the time)
answered the door. He also had about 15 dogs in his yard, all different, all friendly!
1940 – Toni Tennille, American singer,%20ToniMA28996209-0017.jpg
1964 – Melissa Gilbert, American actress
After 5pm Tractor Dave showed up and brush hogged until dark...
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Each year on May 8, millions of people across the country celebrate National Have a Coke Day.  Coca-Cola, often referred to as Coke, is a carbonated soft drink that is produced by The Coca-Cola Company. Coke is a registered trademark of the Coca-Cola Company in the United States since March 27, 1944.  As of 2013, Coke products can be found in over 200 countries around the world as consumers down more than 1.8 million company beverage servings each day. 
In the late 19th century, John Pemberton invented Coca-Cola, at Pemberton’s Eagle Drug and Chemical House in Columbus, Georgia, intending it as a patent medicine. It was then bought out by businessman Asa Griggs Candler. Candler’s marketing tactics led Coke to its dominance of the world soft-drink market throughout the 20th century.
1891 – The first bottling of Coco-Cola occurred at the Biedenharn Candy Company in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
1894 – The first outdoor wall advertisement that promoted the Coca-Cola drink was painted in Cartersville, Georgia
1914 – The longest running commercial Coca-Cola soda fountain anywhere was Atlanta’s Fleeman’s Pharmacy. The pharmacy closed its doors in 1995 after 81 years.
1944 – July 12, the one-billionth gallon of Coca-Cola syrup was manufactured by the Coca-Cola Company.
1955 – Cans of Coke first appeared.

***I cannot even remember when the last time was I had a Coke!